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19 Epic Online Stores That Are Perfect For Anyone Planning A Kid's Party

Balloons! Garlands! Confetti! Hooray!

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1. Poppies For Grace

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Specialising in party and paper gear, the team behind Poppies For Grace are the self-described "craft gangsters" of the celebration scene. If you think their decoration game is damn strong, you're definitely not alone: Rebecca Judd enlisted PFG to celebrate her little one's first birthday.

2. Tassels

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If there's one thing that every little kid's party needs, it's an epic cake smash. But if you're thinking about two important things, then a tassel garland is totally up there as well. Shiny and colourful, garlands are the secret that elevates birthday snaps from "oooh" to "aaah". And in terms of Instagram-cred, they're only topped by custom confetti or letter balloons - all of which you'll find at this aptly named e-store.

3. Favor Lane Party Boutique

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Don't let the old school website fool you: Favor Lane is a megastore of amazing party gear. From the vast array of toddler-approved themes (think Octonauts to Olivia) to the affordably priced decorations and tableware, you'll find everything you need to make your tiny tacker's next shindig the stuff of urban legend.

4. Mini Party People

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There are stacks of businesses in the party space. But businesses that do children's parties only? Well, that's something special. Introducing Mini Party People, a online bazaar with offices in Sydney and Melbourne that offers kid-friendly furniture, and extras to hire and purchase for truly unforgettable family events.

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5. We Love Sundays

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Paper plates from the bargain shop at the mall? $2. Paper plates featuring epic watermelon prints or stunning artwork by Laura Blythman? Priceless. And they're just a taste of the exquisite party treats you'll find at this lovingly curated e-boutique.

6. Illume Partyware

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Choosing a party theme is like choosing a party outfit: you know you want one that's awesome, you're just not sure which one. Enter Illume Design. Not only stocking a killer range of themed, gender-neutral celebration essentials, they also have great photos of each in action too, which makes imagining the big day a whole lot easier.

7. Pulp Creative Paper

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Fact: Every great party starts with a great invitation. If want yours to end up on the Fridge Hall of Fame (not the Recycling Bucket of Shame), Pulp Creative Paper specialises in pre-printed and bespoke designs as hip as they are hilarious.

8. Ruby Rabbit Partyware

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Ruby Rabbit is the Nicole Richie of the celebration crew: impeccably styled and always on trend. Head here for carefully sourced tableware, balloons, invitations, decorations, bakingware, party bags, tape, and twine.

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9. Lark Store

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Lark is the kind of party emporium with so much spectacular stuff you end up inventing events just so you can use the gear. Little one's birthday? Of course. Cousin's promotion? Sure! Neighbour's dog's puppy school graduation? HELL YES.

10. Little Monster Co.

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Hands up if you fancy throwing a party that's looks rad, doesn't cost too much and steers way clear of going OTT? Little Monster Co. has your back. The brainchild of an interior/graphic design husband and wife team, this neat online store does a roaring trade in all the hip and affordable party gear you want and none of the stuff you don't - all at $9.95 flat rate shipping Australia-wide.

11. Paper Playground

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If there's such a thing as a Queen of the Kids' Party Supply Scene, then Paper Playground founder Astrid is it. Specialising in bespoke paperie, this mum of three conjures up dazzling party pieces - from invitations and thank-you tags to chocolate wrappers and bon-bons - for any theme. In awe? So are her 20,000 Instagram fans.

12. Piccolo Studio

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There's just one thing to say about Piccolo Studio's adorable garlands, invitations, and party decor handmade in Sydney with love. And that one thing is: "cuuuute!".

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13. Cherry On Top

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You know the Pharrell song, "Happy"? This candy-sweet e-boutique is the online version of that track: irresistibly cute and perfectly pitched to get you in the mood to party. Standard shipping is $9.95, with free shipping on orders over $150.

14. Sweet Bits and Pieces

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As the torch is to the Olympics, so is the candy bar to the kid's party. Make yours epic with help from Sydney-based candy bar stylist, Sweet Bits and Pieces. From minion cakes to personalised chocolate bars, the wow-factor starts here.

15. Party Affair

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Kids obsessed with Frozen? Can't hold it back anymore? At Party Affair you'll find three pages of Arendelle-themed gear that includes Olaf napkins, Elsa balloons and Anna paper plates. Hell, even the castle gets a look in.

16. Born to Party

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Balloon styling. You probably didn't know such a service existed. But it does, and you'll find it at Born to Party - along with the cutest collection of party inflatables this side of Disneyland. Australia-wide shipping based on weight.

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17. Lenzo

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For every parent who's thrown their hands up and screamed "organising a kid's party shouldn't be so exhausting/frustrating/expensive!" comes Party With Lenzo: a hire, trade, inspire marketplace that connects people who've got it with people who need it. For kid's parties, this equals cakes, decorations, props, lolly bags and more.

18. Hip & Hooray

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High cool-factor and low prices don't usually go hand-in-hand, but that's exactly what you'll find at this well-stocked party mart. $8.95 flat rate shipping Australia-wide is great, but free downloadables are the cherry on top.

19. Candy Couture

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Melbourne-based event styling service, Candy Couture, specialises in the kind of sweets that leave Willy Wonka for dead. We're talking custom candy, oversized macarons, cupcake towers, and lolly buffets. Veruca Salt would be impressed.