One great way to get in the holiday spirit is to start decorating your home, inside and out. There's something about breaking out the ornaments and lights that bring out a special festive feeling.
To get you started, here's our list of 10 local places to purchase decorations and party goods:
1. If you are looking for ways to decorate your home or office, can help you deck the halls. The party supply store carries everything from streamers and tableclothes to balloons. Open year round, they have bases cover from Hanukkah to Christmas, and colorful non-specific winter designs.
2. Do-it-yourself gurus can find all the supplies they need to decorate their homes this holiday season at . The store offers various life-like fabric flowers, candles, glass vases and more to create holiday centerpieces. Holiday chocolates forms and baking sets can help a hostess look like a pro in the kitchen.
3. Get fresh flowers for your holidays at . This Hauppauge florist assembles centerpieces with flowers, candles and more to create festive pieces for tables. Violet Flowers also makes wreaths, garlands for staircases and other festive decorations to bring the holiday s to life.
4. Still can't find what you are looking for? Try Party Hardy off Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset. This party superstore is sure to have something to suit your tastes with streamers, table clothes, napkins, balloons and more.
5. Visit off Veterans Highway in Hauppauge for help with your outdoor decorations. Browse their selection of holiday lights while picking up the tools and hardware you need to safely hang decorations from your house. Also, you’ll be able to pick up shovels and ice melt to have on hand for the first snowfall of the season.
6. on Motor Parkway also has an extensive selection of Christmas lights for indoor and outdoor use, as well as other outdoor holiday decorations. Pick up a new strand of lights for the tree or pick up a pack of nails to help hang lights from the house.
7. Don't want to bother with the dishes? offers party supplies offers both decorative items and fundamentals items for hosting a large banquet. Get advice from a party planning expert, rent linen table clothes, napkins and serving dishes. Want to party all night? Rent a dance floor to dance the night away.
8. Parties To Go in Islandia is another place you can check for big ticket items to help you have supplies to accomodate all your guests. The company rents furniture to provide enough seating or barware if you've always wanted to throw your own cocktail party.
9. in Commack rivals Party Hardy in size. It has thousands of holiday decorations to celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza.
10. Buy a wreath from Hauppauge Boy Scout Troop 343 on Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Sears Hardware off Veterans Highway to give your money to a local community group. The Boy Scouts will be selling wreathes and small home decorations to raise money for new camping equipment and tents.
Check out a few of our other Holiday Guides, like and , for helpful suggestions this season.