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Multiple locations, partycity.com

Any time you're planning a kid's party, a visit to Party City is in order.

The bright store is full of candy, balloons and party supplies. Kids love to wander the aisles looking at the party options. They've got decorations, goodie bag fillers and plates for any party theme your kid can conjure up.

The offerings are so plentiful, it's enough to make Bruce Wayne consider a Diego party.

They also carry a decent selection of adult party supplies, cards and costumes.

Runners-up: Flower Factory, GFS Marketplace