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When you’re throwing a party, having the right supplies is important. No matter what the occasion, you need certain items to ensure your party is a success. While these might look different depending on what type of party you’re having, you still need the basics. From items like cutlery and plates to decorations, here are the top must-have party supplies for any occasion. 

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Dining Basics

The best parties have great food, so of course, you need some essential items for serving it. However, the magic of any event is in the details, and you can impress your guests with these tableware ideas.

Bamboo Utensils

Choosing disposable utensils doesn’t mean you have to be unfriendly to the environment.

Amaze your guests with bamboo utensils, and be kind to the planet at the same time. Choose from several styles, including wrapped utensils with salt and pepper.


Unless you want to spend hours doing dishes after your party (you don’t), you need disposable plates. That doesn’t mean you have to choose a boring white plate, though.

Instead, find a fancy disposable plate you love and take your party to the next level.


You can’t have a party without a beverage, can you? Find the best disposable cups for your party and serve your drinks in style.

If you’re serving adult beverages, you can steer clear of the red Solo cup with recyclable aluminium disposable cups. They keep your drink cool, and they look even cooler.


Every party needs napkins, lots and lots of napkins. So even if you supply your guests with a wrapped utensil set, be sure to make extra napkins available.

Choosing high-quality dinner napkins won’t cost you much extra, and it will add a lot more style to your event.

Decoration Basics

Parties just aren’t fun without the right decor. So to make any event special, here are the top decoration items you need.


Every party needs balloons, and you can use them in unexpected ways to make your party even more special. Here are a few ideas on how to use balloons at a party:

  • First, use balloons as a centrepiece for each dining table.
  • Then, add a few brushstrokes of gilded gold to make the balloons fancy.
  • Next, wrap helium balloons in tulle and tie them off with a small bouquet.
  • Next, spray paint balloons using foliage as stencils.
  • Finally, create a balloon arch over the entryway.


Streamers add pizzazz to any party decor, and they are easy to put up. One of the best ways to use streamers is to create a picture backdrop.

Use glue dots to attach streamers to a wall, and let them drape down to create the perfect place to take party pictures.


Having a set of matching tablecloths doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are plenty of places you can find inexpensive tablecloths so that you are sure to have enough for your party without going to the dollar store.

Tablecloths are just the touch your decorations need to make your event look extra special.

Essential Party Food and Beverages

What food and beverage items does every party need? From snacks, desserts, beverages, and main dishes, here are the top recommendations for party food. 


If you have a party with over 20 people, the chances of having a guest with a special diet are high, so try to provide something for everyone by including nutritious snacks.

  • Chips and dip
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Crudités 
  • Fruit platter
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Popcorn


Whether you’re hosting a bar or providing punch for a kid’s birthday party, beverages are a staple of every party.

Create a fun beverage station so people can serve themselves without getting in each other’s way, using buckets of iced bottled water and sodas.

Depending on the size of your party, include a 2 to 5-gallon beverage dispenser full of lemonade or punch.  

You’ll want to serve coffee and tea if you’re keeping your guests for dinner and dessert. Set up a coffee bar, and make sure it’s restocked before you serve dessert.

Main Dishes

The best time to serve food at your party is 1 to 2 hours after guests arrive. Give them time to mingle, eat snacks, and have a few beverages, then make sure to feed them and keep them happy.

Here are some easy go-to’s for main party dishes that won’t break the bank:


A simple sheet cake is one of the best ways to supply dessert at a party. Jazz up a store-bought white cake with some fruit, dollops of frosting, and chocolate drizzle, and you’re all set.

Just don’t forget to provide small plates and a utensil with the cake. 

Make Your Party Memorable With Must-Have Party Supplies 

Organizing the perfect party requires the right supplies. Be kind to yourself and the environment by choosing party supplies that are eco-friendly but disposable.

When you pay attention to the details, taking care of your guests is easy, and you’re sure to have an unforgettable event.

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