Party Solutions: Your locally owned and operated event store

by LUKE PUTVIN

Opening a little over a year ago, Party Solutions is located at the intersection of Mukilteo Speedway and Beverly Park Dr near the Albertsons. It is a local, family-owned party supply store with a great selection of products.

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Lynnwood Times photo by Luke Putvin. Photo of Party Solutions owers (L-R) Yan Zhang and Seha Bun.

Husband and wife Seha Bun and Yan Zhang founded and run the business. Bun has lived in the Lynnwood area for a little over 20 years, and Zhang moved here from China about six years ago.

Bun still has his day job doing engineering and drafting at a metal shop in Everett, but Zhang works full-time at the business. The two had always wanted to open their own business, and they got their inspiration for a party store after having their first son four years ago. They started throwing a lot of parties, and they always enjoyed the planning process.

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Lynnwood Times photo by Luke Putvin. Photo showing some of the hundreds of products at Party Solutions located at 12918 Mukilteo Speedway Suite C-22 in Lynnwood.

“We’re still fairly new, so a lot of people don’t know us yet,” Bun said. “We’ve been doing inexpensive marketing in order to keep our costs low. The biggest challenge is just getting people to know us.”

“I love getting new products,” Zhang said, “it’s really fun opening shipments; it’s like opening Christmas presents.”

“A lot of peoples’ first impression with a small store is that the price isn’t as good or the product won’t be as good,” Bun said. “The truth is, a lot of our supplies are the same thing you would get at a bigger party store, but we are able to keep our cost low by doing our own marketing. My wife also does the graphic design and making our website.”

Bun went on to say that they have gotten a lot of customers just through someone forgetting something at a larger store. Then, they come to their store for a couple small things, realize the price is low and they come back in the future.

For more information about Party Solutions, including info about upcoming events like Santa photos in store this holiday season, visit their website at www.partysolutionswa.com.

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Lynnwood Times photo by Luke Putvin. Photo showing some of the hundreds of products at Party Solutions located at 12918 Mukilteo Speedway Suite C-22 in Lynnwood.

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Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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One thought on “Party Solutions: Your locally owned and operated event store

  • September 27, 2019 at 3:52 AM
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    I love this place!! I see them around at all the local events and festivals.

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