I had heard good things about Oriental Trading Company, so I decided to check it out for Alex’s birthday party last month. I highly recommend it.
Their craft kits are inexpensive and easy to use. They didn’t have any garbage truck-themed crafts, so I had to settle on a couple of dinosaur crafts – magnets ($3.95 for a kit that makes 12) and picture frames ($11.95 for a set that makes 24). I also picked up some adorable plush dinosaurs to give away as favors ($14.95 per dozen).
The crafts were a big hit – I was more than a little pleased that the three-year-olds didn’t need too much help with them, and a couple of the moms in particular had a blast. (I sent the leftover supplies home with them!)
OTC’s shipping rates aren’t exorbitant, but I was able to find a free shipping code so I didn’t have to pay for shipping. I also made my purchase through Ebates, which earned me 4% of my purchase back.
I was really pleased with OTC’s selection (well, except for the lack of garbage truck-related products!), and I’ll definitely be ordering again from them in the future.
Full disclosure: I am not an affiliate of Oriental Trading Company. I just thought other parents might find this post helpful.
Image credit: Oriental Trading Company.