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By Marcela Chiaradia on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 6:24 pm:
Does anybody know where I can find fun pinatas for a birthday party?
By Janine Boyd on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 8:57 pm:
I didn't know either so I made my own with strips of paper painted sloppily with regular paste as I wrapped the strips around a balloon. (a blow up beach ball is good for bigger ones). Don't forget to leave a hole to get the deflated ball out). If lots of children wish to do this at the same time you need to tie a string around the neck of the balloon and hang it from a broomstick that stradles two tables to dry. This is also handy if you wish to paint them once dry (less mess).
Happy messy play.
By Yumi Tachibana on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:28 pm:
I'm afraid this information might be too late.
You can buy pinatas at the Foreign Buyers' Club.
Please see the following web site. http://www.fbcusa.com/japan/index.php3
I hope you will get nice one and have a wonderful party.
By Dave on Saturday, August 13, 2005 - 3:17 pm:
Does anyone know where in Tokyo to buy ice for a party ? We need several big bags of party ice like you can buy in service stations in Australia to keep the drinks cold. Somewhere near to Shibuya preferably !
By Natalie on Saturday, August 13, 2005 - 4:21 pm:
I've bought bags of ice at the local supermarket. Usually there is a small freezer near the front of the store near the check out counters.
By Dave on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 1:15 pm:
Natalie, The local Summit supermarket did have bags of ice, I bought 10 of them and had a great party ! Thanks for the advice.
By Yuko Kubota on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 1:50 pm:
Bags of "rock" ice are always available at your local convenience store which are usually open 24/7.
By Rode on Monday, December 3, 2007 - 8:45 pm:
Where can I find decent Christmas decorations in Tokyo for a party. I need tablecloths, themed paper plates, napkins, etc. Tried Daiso Hyaku En Shop in Harajuku, but there was very little selection.
By Edlyn on Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:57 pm:
I was at Tokyu Hands in Shinjuku today and they had a fairly good selection on both the 2nd floor (main entrance from Times Square) and also on the floor that has the games. I believe it is 7. There is also a packaging store near my house in Hatagaya on Koshu Kaido at Nakano dori. They always have a large selection of party supplies. I'm going there tomorrow myself. If you are interested I will tell you what they have.
By Rode on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 10:10 am:
Thanks Edlyn. I'll check Tokyu Hands again. Was there last Saturday and it was too crowded to navigate with a stroller in tow. Maybe today will be better. I'll check out the 7th floor.
By Truptigandhi on Friday, December 7, 2007 - 8:57 pm:
You could try out the area next to Asakusabashi station on Sobu line. There are shops full of X'mas deco and trees and such supplies. You might want to try Shimojima shop in the area or toys-r-us any place in Tokyo.
Good luck looking and do tell us where did you find them.
By Admin on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 10:09 am:
One of the JWK reader wrote in to say that www.orientaltrading.com/ delivers to Japan.