Oriental Trading Company Review

It’s craft time! We love doing crafts in our house. We are always coloring or painting something. Especially on rainy days!

Today I want to introduce you to a wonderful company called Oriental Trading Company (OTC). It started with just a family gift shop owned by Harry Watanabe in 1932. Over the years he built the company up to other Novelties and gifts. By the 50’s it was known as a major supplier to US Carnivals. By the late 70’s when his son, Terry because president and made it the go to party supply place for schools, churches and even homes. Now they offer over 40,000 products through catalogs and online sales making ordering supplies for business, non profit organizations and more easier then before! While the Watanabe’s have since passed the torche the family fun feel has not changed one bit!

Ok so I may be a bit biased because the company was started and still operates in my hometown of Omaha, NE (and I worked there back in the day). But this company has a lot of fun and affordable items! Their catalogs no consists of

  • Oriental Trading- Novelties, toys, party supplies and more!
  • Terry’s Village- Affordable home decor, accent and holiday accessories 
  • Crafts: crafts for kids for every occassion!
  • Inspirations- Religious themed gifts and novelties
  • Party- the name says it all!
  • Hands on Fun- For the classroom!
  • Scrapbooking- unlimited supplies for your scrapbooking needs
  • Sensational Beads- if you are into creating jewelry for beads this would be great for you!
  • Wedding- help making your wedding planning a bit easier with decorations and favors for showers, the reception and more!
When I worked there back in high school (I wont give years because that will tell my age) I remember being in awe over all the had to offer and they didn’t have HALF of these catalogs. Terry’s Village was just being released and the products are gorgeous and amazing. Then of course the original OTC catalog was always fun to look at and Inspirations was perfect for churches!
I received some crafts to do and I can not wait to get started on them. I received some mom’s day cards that kids can put hand prints on and some large clothes pin that you can make to look like a flower. But I also received some items for the dad’s. I am thinking my son’s Tiger Cubs may need to work on their Art Belt loop and have some fun! 
You can check out the great products from Oriental Trading Company on their website. There you can requests catalogs and start planning your next event! You can also find them on:
~I received the above products in order to facilitate a review. No other form of Compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions. ~
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