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Best Stores In Los Angeles For Fourth Of July Paraphernalia

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Independence Day festivities at home may lack spectacular firework shows, but make up for it with creativity and fun. Think themed July 4th balloon arches, USA flag displays, piñatas, confetti poppers and even hand-held sparklers. From Chinatown to the Valley, find several go-to party shops for all of your Fourth of July paraphernalia in Los Angeles.

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Import Bazaar
486 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-8808

For sparklers and poppers, Chinatown is the best source in town. While the area spews culture and community, the Chinatown gift shops know how to help you host a rockin' Independence Day party. Import Bazaar is a one-stop destination for sparklers, snap pops and exploding paper confetti. And while you are meandering through the streets of Chinatown, you might as well stop for delicious and authentic dim sum or maybe even shop the fresh fish markets along the way.

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Party Land
1444 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-5905

Local owners Darin and Nancy Tiep of Party Land have years of party experience, and together they know how to assist in red, white and blue decorating. Specializing in balloon décor (American flag balloons/white balloons with red and blue shooting stars), Party Land welcomes customers looking for just about anything to make your party blast off. Find themed tinsel garlands and oversized bows which beautifully decorate chairs, banners and centerpieces. Patriotic flashing necklaces and festive piñatas can make a party fun too. Delivery is available and balloon coupons are also available on the store's website.

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Joker Party Supply
1512 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 627-1840

Located in the party supply district of Downtown L.A., Joker Party Supply is an affordable option for decorating big on July 4th. This supply store features one of the largest balloon departments in the area, warehouses manufacturers including Qualatex (featuring new cube, orbit and diamond shapes), Anagram, betallatex betallic and more. Helium cylinders are also available. If the backyard has room, a jumper is always fun, and Joker Party Supply even offers chairs, tables and canopies for shade.

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Aahs Gift Store
15960 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 907-0300

Known as the "ultimate" gift and party store, Aahs can entertain customers for hours with the amount of merchandise it sells. Offering a grand variety of mylar and latex balloons, Aahs also has themed party supply merchandise including favors, banners and gift wrap. Throughout the year, enthusiasts shop Aahs for fan gear representing the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, UCLA, USC and many more. The experience at Aahs is fun and convenient for holidays throughout the year, including Halloween and Christmas.

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Vine American Party
5969 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-7124

Vine American Party is a 10,000-square-foot party supply store that has been in business since 1934. Loyalists know they can find the complete package here for party time. Balloons, centerpieces, garlands, cutouts and hanging decorations look good in red, white and blue. Vine also has paper and plastic party goods, such as hats and horns, to accessorize any party space. The party store also customizes banners, invitations, napkins and balloons for that personal touch. Twinkle lights, lanterns and rope lights are available for outdoor entertaining as well.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at

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