At a party planner’s wonderland Christmas goes on and on and . . .So you suddenly have decided to dress up like Santa Claus for Christmas? Partypia might just be able to help you.
The store stocks a wide range of party supplies for special occasions ranging from birthdays to Halloween and, of course, Christmas.
Many of the Christmas decorations for sale at the Jamsil store were created by the Partypia staff. The store’s manager, Shin Kum-sun, says Santa Claus dolls and various kinds of candles are the most popular Partypia originals. The holiday wax bowl with floating candles, Christmas tree-shaped candles and candle gift sets are not found in any other store, Ms. Shin says. There are also several Party-pia original tree ornaments and bottle wrappers (if you plan to give someone a bottle of wine for Christmas).
Ms. Shin recommends a particular Partypia original as presents for the women on your gift list: a doll suspended inside a transparent balloon, dressed in clothes designed by Partypia.
The store also stocks affordable Christmas balloons ― Santas, snowmen, reindeer. Ms. Shin says most of their helium-filled Christmas balloons cost 900 won ($0.75) each.
Partypia also offers a gift wrapping service. Decorative ribbons cost from 5,000 won to 10,000 won and wrapping paper is priced from 3,300 won to 4,000 won. "The total cost for gift wrapping is much cheaper than at a department store," says a Partypia customer. Decorated envelopes for holiday cards, letters or concert tickets are available, too.
Partypia will not disappoint when it comes to party needs. To find out more, go to www.partypia.co.kr.
Oh yeah, that Santa Claus costume will set you back 52,000 won.
by Park Yun-ji