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There's not much to say about party planning that hasn't already been covered by Pippa Middleton. We won't even try to emulate her advice in Celebrate, but we do recommend that you follow some of her Pippa Tips here.
Where to Buy
Frog Orange Party
4 The Parade, Windmill Road, Headington OX3 7BL. Map
Tel 01865 766777
As the name suggests, an entertaingly mad shop in Headington, supplying all manner of exotic helium balloon bunches, fancy dress (buy and hire), fireworks, cards and wrapping paper. Spacious and good for presents.
If you're looking for just the basics, Card Factory in the Clarendon Centre carries a good assortment of balloons, bunting, banners and assorted partyware for kids and grownups, as does Flying Tiger on Magdalen Street (though with considerably more rainbows).