I figured that there was no more appropriate place to spotlight on this 4th of July than Peoria Flag & Decorating Co. The company originated here in Peoria in 1908 and it’s been locally owned by the Blasek family since 1955. The third generation of Blaseks are currently working in the business and they are Peoria’s oldest and most original “Party Store.” Some of the inventory includes flags, poles, decorations and paper goods for all occasions, hostess gifts and giftware.
In 2011, they added yet another dimension to the company in the form of The Stars and Stitches Boutique. Within this department of the company they can create customized embroidered, appliqued and vinyl printed fashion wear and accessories for all ages and occasions.
Peoria Flag & Decorating Co. is a full service trade show and event contractor with carpeting, drapery, signage. They also sell and install commercial Christmas decorations, flagpoles, decorative flags and banners.
And of course they have everything you need for your 4th of July celebration, but if you’re reading this right now (and when else would you be reading it?) you’re a day late and three dollars short for that holiday as they’re closed today. But you can mark it on your calendar for next year! Right now let’s take a holiday shop hop over to Peoria Flag & Decorating Co.
Peoria Flag & Decorating Co.
Here we are at Peoria Flag & Decorating Co. I love the entrance here with the long canopy above it. It really gives you the sense of arrival! And check out the Happy 4th of July sign!
As I stepped inside I saw Andrea, who we met last time we shop-hopped in here over a year ago and to her left is the current President of Peoria Flag & Decorating Co., John Blasek. John and I went to high school together and I don’t think I’ve seen him since! It was fun chatting and catching up with him and he said that the business is going great! He told me I could wander around and take some photos, so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. One, two, three...wander!
Party Favors and Supplies
No matter what sort of party yoiu’re planning, you can find the proper favors and supplies here. It’s like a 3-D version of Amazon!
There’s lots of fun t-shirts in here and you can also order any type of a personalized shirt or a bunch of them for a party or event.
More Party Supplies, Custom Banners and a Gomer Pillow!
There’s more party supplies and you can get custom banners printed here. My favorite thing of all is this Gomer pillow! Gomer says, “Hey...give me that pillow!”
Stars & Stitches Boutique
The Stars & Stitches Boutique is a part of the store that’s really grown since it started seven years ago in 2011. You can have clothing and accessories custom embroidered and appliqued and vinyl printed fashion wear for personalized gifts and party favors. They can personalize everything from clothing to to picnic baskets to sunglasses and even tennis shoes!
Bows, Bows, Bows
There’s a good selection of unique gifts to be found in here too, this really is a one-stop shop hop for all your party needs!
The 4th of July
Do you need some 4th of July decorations and party supplies? Well you’re out of luck, they’re closed today. You should’ve gone yesterday, what’s wrong with you? Oh well, remember this for next year!
They even have snakes, which is a staple for every 4th of July celebration!