History of Party Direct

Family-owned party supply company celebrates 100 years!

In 1921, George W. Kuepper founded a company in Chicago to manufacture crepe paper nut cups, paper hats, and lamp shades. In 1956,George C. Kuepper, son of the founder, moved the company to Peru, Indiana,where he further developed and manufactured mostly handmade partyfavors.In 1978, Michael Kuepper, grandson of the founder, continued the development and manufacturing of party favor fun! Kuepper Favor Companywas named Outstanding Industry of the Year in 1995 by the Peru/MiamiCounty Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the company’s strongpresence and contribution to the local area, it has grown to become aleading United States manufacturer and printer of paper party favors. In 1996, the company’s 75th anniversary year, Kuepper Favor Company was awarded Hallmark Card’s Preferred Quality Vendor Designation.

Party Direct, Incorporated was established in 1994 as a distributor of custom party favors. Party Direct, Incorporated sold directly to businesses with the National Elk’s being the first customers purchasing New Year’s items in the late 1995’s. The companies’ executives reviewed the economic trends and what their competitors were selling. With Kuepper Favor Company being able to manufacturer some of their own party favors, they were able to keep prices well below their competitors. Product lines began growing and catalogs were being mailed out to all establishments who had ongoing birthday party programs. In 1997, we began selling to Chuck E Cheese. Our customers have grown to companies such as the Elks, Moose, TMA Hospitality Group, Disney Cruise Line, Casinos, Chain Hotel Clubs, Fraternal Organizations, Bowling Centers, Dairy Queen, Peter Piper Pizza, and Entertainment Companies.

Through our three generations, we have seen many types of party supplies, and we always stay on the forefront of those trends. Through technology, innovation, and unique sourcing, Party Direct, Incorporated and Kuepper Favor Company continue to transform and update our product offerings to provide our customers the best the market has to offer.As a family owned company located in North Central Indiana, we believe in big city quality with small town service. Our team cares about customer satisfaction and ensuring our customer’s parties are a great success!

As a family owned company located in North Central Indiana, we believe in big city quality with small town service. Our team cares about your parties and wants to help you make them a great success. We hope you enjoy our newly launched webstore and invite you to visit often to see all of our exciting new products. We can’t wait to help you take your parties to the next level of profitability and FUN!