Balloons, festive dinnerware, loot bags, decorations…. Planning a children’s party is no easy feat. It seems like the to-do list just goes on and on. Throw in a custom party theme like robot dinosaurs and you’re really in trouble.
When throwing a children’s party, the last thing you need to do is spend your party prep time running from store to store. We’ve all been there: rushing into shop after shop trying to find the tiny blue metallic sparkles we desperately need for the eyes of our digitally inspired Diceratops, only to discover a week after the party that they were at the Dollarama down the street all along.
We have rounded up the very best kids’ party supply stores in Toronto to save you time, energy and from experiencing party-planning meltdowns. Peruse this list and as you plan your little one’s next event and relish in the fact that you will spend far more time enjoying the party itself than you did prepping for it!
The bold and captivating Little Party Shoppe sign and storefront has been gracing Yonge Street north of Eglinton Avenue for over 35 years. This hard-to-miss shop knows the kids’ party business and offers an amazing array of on-trend and in-demand party supplies. They even offer bespoke party planning: you tell the helpful staff the theme and they create helium balloon bouquets, tableware, and loot bags to accommodate. You can order pre-designed balloon bouquets from their website or pre-made loot bags. You can even have everything delivered to your venue for a small fee. Party planning doesn’t get much easier than this!2566 Yonge St., Toronto (at Briar Hill Ave.)
The Midoco chain is one of Toronto’s best retail treasures. With three locations, it offers an amazing array of decorative items and party supplies along with well-sourced art supplies, kids’ craft supplies, and cute office items. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, try this shop for that little touch of je ne sais quoi.Think hand-made-looking pirate-themed invites, cute DIY birthday banners, unusual birthday candles, and high-quality stickers and trendy takeout containers for loot bags. Find everything from invitations to decor to balloons (helium is not available), and especially one-of-a-kind loot-bag treasures.1964 Queen St. E., Toronto
416-691-5676146 Danforth Ave., Toronto
647-351-1004555 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Nothing spells a kids party like Party City! Whatever you’re looking for, they’ve probably got it. There are aisles of party supplies to peruse, lined with gorgeous oversized helium balloons, cartoon-character piñatas, novelty items galore, and tableware in every color, shape, and theme. The prices are pretty good at Party City and you buy inexpensive multi-piece loot-bag sets that you assemble yourself in-store. Don’t miss the candy bins that offer ten pieces of candy for a dollar.More than a dozen Toronto and GTA locations. Use the Party City store locator to find the store nearest you.
With a wide selection of ready-made, activity-based loot bags, a gorgeous candy bar, and worldwide shipping on helium balloons, LolliLoot is absolutely “The Party Store” as its company tagline suggests. Don’t miss the unique and kitschy items they carry like “fairy dust” bubble gum and “unicorn poop” bubble bars for bathtime. If you are looking for custom and super-cute party ideas for kids then you should definitely stop into LolliLoot!1378 Bathurst St., Toronto
No one does balloons quite like Balloon Queen. In the heart of downtown Toronto, Balloon Queen creates incredible, high-quality, custom helium balloon displays ranging from simple balloon bouquets to arches and sculptures. Whether you need something special for a birthday, baptism, bat mitzvah, bar mitzvah or Halloween party, Balloon Queen is your shop. The lovely sales associates will sit down with you to discuss your upcoming event and help plan out your specialty balloon designs. Balloon Queen also offers air swimmers, (those awesome balloons that move as though they are swimming in the air), balloon stuffing (a gift of your choice inside a balloon), and custom balloon printing!420 Queen St. E., Toronto
Balloons can make the party, and Balloons on Bloor has a great stock of awesome latex and foil balloons for every kind of kid-themed party you could imagine. They have foil balloons decorated with just about every Disney or comic book character that exists. They’ve got balloon bouquest and arrangements and more unique balloon decor ideas. If you need party supplies you can also count on this sweet shop to deliver.987 Bloor St. W., Toronto
If you are in the market for inexpensive and creative children’s party supplies then look no further than your nearest Dollarama. Want to make an underwater-themed Little Mermaid extravaganza? Need tub toys and glow-in-the-dark markers to pull it off? Have a tight budget where items need to cost only a dollar or two? Head to Dollarama. Sure, you might have to peruse Pinterest and put a little elbow grease into it, but there’s nothing like a custom DIY birthday party that suits your child to a T. And if you are looking for more traditional and branded party items (think Disney and Mattel) for decorating, dining, and giving away, then Dollarama is a great option.Locations throughout Toronto. Use the Dollarama store locator to find the store nearest you.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking Dollar Tree is a sister shop to Dollarama. The prices are on par, with everything in the $1–$3 range, but it has a completely different stock. So if, for example, you are planning a Disney-themed birthday party for your child and you haven’t found what you need at other shops, then give Dollar Tree a try. You will be pleasantly surprised by the slightly higher-end design of the party supply and decor items compared to Dollarama, better-quality loot bag items on offer, and the large assortment of branded dining wear.Locations throughout Toronto. Use the Dollar Tree store locator to find the store nearest you.
Looking for more loot-bag ideas, magicians, clowns, party rentals, venue options, or other party planning resources? Consult the Toronto Birthday Party Ideas section of our Toronto & GTA directory.