Best Party Gear

Dean Supply Company

Inside Dean's 16,000-square-foot showroom (one of the largest in the Midwest), you'll find more than 33,000 items, from chef's jackets to bread baskets, Brillo pads to brandy snifters. Everyone -- bargain hunters, party planners, or anybody looking to score, say, a 14-foot-long string of tiki lights and a case of plastic champagne flutes -- is welcome to shop here. And don't forget the paper products: row after rainbow-hued row of color-coordinated plates, cups, bowls, napkins, forks, spoons, and knives, just right for lighting up your next backyard bash.