A cake is just a cake, it's the decorations that make it a birthday party!
PartyCheap has the best selection of discounted birthday party supplies and decorations for any birthday occasion including milestones like a 1st birthday, Sweet 16 , 21st, Over the Hill and more.
Birthday party themes aren't just for kids. Choose from themes like casino, luau and Hollywood theme birthday parties for the young-at-heart.
From birthday party centerpieces to birthday party plates we have all the party decorations you need.
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Discounted Birthday Party Supplies & Decorations What makes a birthday party unforgettable? The party decorations of course!
Anyone can buy a cake, stick some candles in it and call it a birthday party. But a special party is created by decorating the doors, walls, ceiling, and tables. Shop a wide variety of discounted party supplies and decorations for a wide variety of occasions including 21st birthday, 16th birthday, 1st birthday, milestone birthdays, over the hill, and we also have an assortment of popular character party decorations.
Check out our Theme Party Supplies if you want to throw a birthday party with a specific theme or check out our milestone decorations for 30th, 40th, 50th, and 60th birthday parties. If you want help in selecting decorations for a specific theme check out all of our Theme Party categories. We have included some of our most popular themes including sports, choppers, western and of course medieval knights. Theme parties aren't just for kids. Many big kids (adults) have theme birthday parties as well. We recommend casino,luau, and Hollywood theme birthday parties for the adults. Make sure you check out our collection of costumes and decor to make your theme party complete.
We even have enough decorations that you could throw a birthday party themed in your favorite color! From centerpieces to tableware, we have all the party decorations, supplies and decor touches you need to decorate the ultimate birthday party, without breaking the budget!
A short history of Birthday Parties
Organized birthday celebration are believed to have begun in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians only celebrated the anniversary of the birth of their gods, which happened one year after the god was believed to have been born.
- The Ancient Greeks continued the practice of celebrating the birthday anniversaries of their gods. Greece, along with so many other modern practices, are credited with adding candles to the celebration ritual. In their celebration for Artemis, goddess of the moon, they would illuminate a kind of bread with candles, which was said to be like the glow of the moon. The tradition of candles continues to this day.
- The tradition of celebrating “regular” citizens’ birthdays began with the ancient Romans, but only for men. The yearly celebration included a feast with friends and family, and gifts. It also included a cake made of flour, cheese, and honey.
- Celebrating birthdays was proscribed for Christians until the 4th century AD, as they were said to be pagan traditions. Christmas, the birthday celebration of Jesus Christ, wasn’t celebrated for more than 300 years after his birth. Women’s and children’s birthdays weren’t celebrated until the 12th century AD in the West.
- Birthday cakes as we know them originated in 18th century Germany.
- In 2019, the average cost for a child’s birthday party was over $500, not including gifts.