I love to shop in unconvential places for parties!
I think you come up with the best decor and ideas when you are out of Party City, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby.
Though, Hobby Lobby, you are my best friend. Don't ever leave me.
For instance, for my son's upcoming Hamburger and French Fries themed party, I knew that there was one place I HAD to go! Lit Restaurant Supply in downtown Memphis. I knew about this jewel because I had been many times for my prior career, which mostly involved catering. We had a blast in there, looking for restaurant style accessories for the party!
This is a great resource (and I would put money on there being a restaurant supply store in your town, or any major town near you) for bulk supplies like these plastic baskets. They were all of fifty-six cents a piece!
All this fun stuff for under $70! There is even a super nice glass straw dispenser in this picture, though it is hard to see.
Another place that I love are antique malls. We just happen to live all of 5 minutes from one of the best antique malls in the world--Sheffield Antiques. The place is literally the size of a WalMart. I actually think it used to be one. They have hundreds of booths from collectors of all kinds and I knew that I could find a vintage Coca-Cola crate in there. And yup, $16 later and this baby was MINE!
Can't wait to show you what else I'm working on for the burger party!
It's coming up soon!