We bring you everything you could possibly need to make your special occasions more memorable. We have over 20,000 products on our website spanning party supplies, balloons, fancy dress, toys, stationery, wedding accessories, sweets and personalised cards, invitation and banners.
Our 35,000sq foot warehouse (which as you can imagine is a pretty fun place) is in sunny Manchester and home to over 100 members of the Party Delights family, who are dedicated to ensuring your time on our site is as easy and fun as the party you’re buying for!
Who are we?
Party Delights Ltd was founded by Allison Graham in 2001. The Eureka moment was born out of frustration, as Allison was trying to source Spiderman themed party ware for her son’s birthday and just couldn't find a complete range of accessories anywhere. Even the party departments and areas in major toy retailers were sporadic and random.
Allison’s mission was to ensure children were able to have enjoyable birthday parties at home, with themes to suit their interests and fun and games that the guests would remember. Today, Party Delights has grown to offer its customers everything they could possibly need for any party or celebration, from cards and invitations to fancy dress and tableware!
Party Delights is born
Allison buys her first 10 matching party ware ranges.
Party Delights grows and moves offices
Queen’s Golden Jubilee boost online party business
The celebrations around the Queen’s Golden Jubilee acted as a tipping point for online sales of party goods as it got people looking online for items they couldn't find in the shops.
The Party Delights team celebrated serving their 100,000 customer just 8 months after their 50,000.
The company expands and moves to larger site (again).
Fancy dress range launched
Party Delights expands to offer an extensive range of fancy dress costume alongside the party supplies.
MEN Business of the Year Award
Finalist for Manchester Evening News Business of the Year 2010.
Experian Hitwise Award 2011
One of the Top 10 most popular websites in our industry by traffic in 2011.
e-Commerce Award for Excellence 2011
Best Small Online Retailer of the Year 2011.
Sunday Times Tech Track Award 2011
One of the Top 100 fastest growing independent tech companies in 2011.
Party Delights becomes the first party supplies company to offer personalised cards, banners, confetti & balloons.
German website launched
We became an international company when our first fully translated transactional European website launched for the German market – partycity.de.
Paypal Etail Award 2012
Finalist for the Best Pure-play Etailer of the Year 2012.
Experian Hitwise Award 2012
One of the Top 10 most popular websites in our industry by traffic in 2012.
Party Delights acquired by Party City
We were delighted to become part of the Party City family, the world’s largest supplier of party goods and the leading retailer in North America.
One Direction party supplies launched
After getting our first ever official licence to print our own supplies, we became the first ever company to produce and sell the official range of One Direction party supplies!
Best Companies Award 2013
Awarded ‘One to Watch’ accreditation in the Best Companies to Work For 2014.
Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant 2013
Achieved 96% Feefo Service Rating from customer feedback in 2013.
French website launched
We expanded our international presence with the launch of our second European website – partycity.eu.com.
Dutch website launched
Our international reach stretched even further with the launch of the third Party Delights European website – partycity.nl.
First Party Delights retail store launched
We made our first move from the internet to the high street with the opening of our first ever retail store in Romford, Essex.
Second store opens in Manchester
We opened our second retail store on home ground featuring Europe’s biggest balloon wall!
Party Delights expands to Austria
New year, new country! Our European growth continued with the launch of a website for the Austrian market.
Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award
We were honoured to receive the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award, acknowledging our dedication to outstanding service.