I went on a web-wide search for something Cinco De Mayo or Fiesta related, and eventually I landed on this site. Due to one positive review I found of the store, I knew I had to check it out!
I wanted something cute that related to Mexican Fiesta’s, or Cinco De Mayo. I’m getting married on Cinco De Mayo, 2007, so I wanted to include something Mexican in my gifts to my bridal party. Oriental Trading turned out to be the ONLY site where I found cheap but cute Mexican related items, so I just had to shop there.
The site has an entire section dedicated to Fiesta, but that’s not all you can get. Basically, this site sells theme products that you can use for any party, a classroom, or any other activity where you just want a gift for all. I purchased a set of 12 Mini Maracas for 14.95 and a set of Mini Mexican Rubber Duckys for 5.95. This is a great deal when you consider a dozen people will be getting one of each. I’m sure they will love it!
If you want to go the route I did, you can by things in sets of 12 or more. But if you are not creative and need more help, you can buy all different kinds of gift combinations – like a gift margarita filled with 3 or 4 different little fiesta items. This site is great for parties such as fiesta, luau, graduation because it provides a ton of different items you can buy for each event! There are also theme packs and party supplies if you want your whole party decorated just right. I’ve been there a few times throughout the last few months and I noticed that they update their website around each holiday. As I write this, it is a few weeks until Easter and they are advertising all of the cool Easter stuff you can get. I enjoy coming back to this site every month to see what new Holiday supplies they have. Even though I’ve only purchased one time, I’ve gotten a lot of ideas and bookmarked items to buy for future parties.
While this site is great at things in bulk, there isn’t much sold individually. So if you are looking for a gift for one person, this isn’t really the place to go because most items come in at least 4 per pack. However the price is so low that it may be worth it to you to buy the 3 extra and give them out to other people :)
The actual company is located in Nebraska, but they will ship to all of US and Canada and US Territories. It doesn’t look like they ship internationally, but if you are international you probably can find a more local place to shop for this type of stuff.
I shopped around on the site for over an hour, to make sure I got just the right cute gifts for my bridal party. The images are clear, and most of the descriptions are good enough. There were a few items I would have bought had they had a better description, but some were missing the height and I was only looking for smaller items.
I found the best way to shop is to click on a category that closely matches what you are looking for, and just dive around until you find something. The search box is nice, but that will bring back so many items that it makes it hard to decide which one to get.
I placed my order late at night on Dec 26th, and I received everything on Dec 29th right after noon. I was surprised how fast it came since the site had told me it could take up to two weeks. This fast turnaround makes me eager to shop there again!
This site is perfect for three types of people: teachers, parents and people like me :) Teachers can find all sorts of fun items for their class games and parties, or even for arts and crafts time. Parents will find the perfect theme sets and gifts for their kids next birthday party, or for the next major event. Finally, people like me will find cute, silly gifts to give out for any type of theme party you may be throwing. So check out Oriental Trading today to shop for your next fun event :) Enjoy!!