Who We Are – The Partyrama Story
One of the UK’s leading party supplies retailers, Partyrama is a family business that has been bringing joy to parties across the UK and further afield for over 30 years. We have quite a unique and beautiful story, so if you lend us your ear we would love to tell you all about it.
A Brief History Of Partyrama
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (otherwise known as Milton Keynes), the humble story of Partyrama began. Initially starting life over 30 years ago under the name Cookmate, the Bajaj family (Mum & Dad) started their labour of love selling cookery equipment and kitchenware to the people of Bletchley.
Cookmate enjoyed great success, opening three further shops by the year 2000 within the mighty regions of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. As time progressed, the focus began to shift from cooking essentials and more towards fun and exciting party products. The Bajaj’s loved making customers happy and took great pride in helping them celebrate those special moments in life.
In 2001, with help from a family friend, the first version of the website went live on the internet. Figuring it out as they went along, the seeds were sown for what was to become one of the biggest online party supplies retailers the country had ever seen.
Like the butterfly who emerges from its cocoon, or the spring chick who hatches from its egg, the evolution of Cookmate led it to become Partyrama in 2005. Growing year on year, today Partyrama has a warehouse that covers 26,000 square feet, houses 10,000+ product lines, delivers bundles of happiness across the UK and Europe and employs over 60 people.
Still a family business today, the now grown-up Bajaj sons help to steer the ship, bringing youthful energy, fresh ideas and great taste in trainers (!) to the mix. As a company, our mission is still the same – to deliver you fresh and exciting party products at the lowest prices, helping you to celebrate the joyful occasions that punctuate the happiness in our lives.
If you have any feedback about our website, service or blog (good or bad!) or would like to work with us, then please get in touch using the contact form found on this page. Thank you for spending time our site, and we look forward to assisting you with enjoying your happiest moments and celebrations for years to come.