By Betty Karnette
Do you feel a celebration coming on? Everyone likes to “party” at a congenial gathering. And what does it take to make a PARTY? It takes: good organizers; colorful, exciting decor that fits the occasion; delicious food; and guests to enjoy it.
Of course, there are many popular parties for young and old. But no matter the age or reason, a party means decorations, games, food, tables, chairs, other party equipment, and good friends. That’s when Tere’s Party Supplies, 417 Willow St., comes to mind.
When you walk in the door, you know you’ve made the right choice.
Immediately, the customer sees colorful stuffed and balloon-type cartoon characters, hats, decorated serving supplies, table covers, games, candies, banners, helium tanks, etc. along with many others party items too numerous to list.
According to joint owner Rodrigo Vega, Tere’s Party Supplies is aptly named after the wife of the pair, and the customer is immediately aware of a warm atmosphere. That’s because Tere’s contributions keep the customers happy by showing a smiling face and giving them excellent service. Rodrigo does his part as well, especially when customers order canopies, patio heaters, tables, chairs and jumpers for children that must be delivered and picked up just before and after an event.
In fact, the renting of equipment is one of the more important activities of the store. Parking in the rear makes it easy for customers to pick up items or load them for delivery. Rodrigo or other personnel are always there to help. Weekly business hours are Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm. The weekend is different. On Saturday it’s 9am to 5pm and Sunday changes to 9am to 2pm.
The Vegas have been in business for eight years, and the Willow Street location has been their home for the last three. Experience has taught them many things. They know that celebrations are year-round and that the most popular ones are birthdays and baby showers. Summer is the busiest season, except for holidays. These activities may mean four or five deliveries will be required at the same time. Of course, the necessity for good speedy service is a “must.” This is one of the reasons that inflated bouncers of all types are kept in storage. No one wants the kids to be deprived of the party action.
When you decide to have your next party call or, better yet, drop by Tere’s Party Supplies. You’ll enjoy talking about and seeing all the exciting items that are available for your entertainment.
You’ll also get ideas about what to do at your next event. We all need to enjoy ourselves. Happy people live longer. And what better way to enjoy life than by HAVING A PARTY!
Betty Karnette is a longtime Wrigley resident and former state senator and assemblymember.