Cool Stuff Being Made: How New Year’s Party Decorations Are Made

By December 30, 2006Cool Stuff Being Made

confetti.jpgYou may recall that last year for CoolStuffBeingMade we featured how clocks are made. We weren’t sure how we could out-do ourselves this New Year’s but then looked no further than Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, the home of Beistle Party Favors.

With some 4,000 products, Beistle is the largest manufacturer of party goods and decorations in the world. In this video, you’ll see how party decorations go from idea to colorized concept sketches and later to printing on a 2,000 pound roll of paper.

As you watch this 17-minute video, you may notice that some products being manufactured are out of season. However, as Account Manager Kim Pike notes, “when you are the largest manufacturer of party goods, you are always out of phase…you can be printing Halloween products in December and Christmas in July….we are about six months ahead of the season.”

At about ten minutes into the video, you’ll see some of the classic New Year’s party decorations being made: the fringe trumpet, paper snakes, New Year’s hats and feather tiaras.

From there, the all products go through inspection, warehousing and packing where it is ultimately shipped to your store where it awaits your purchase.

So, remember while you are celebrating this New Year’s Eve that most likely your decorations and party accessories were made in Shippensburg, Pa by American manufacturers.

Click on the image to view the video and feel festive New Year’s manufacturing vibe.