Ducky Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Ducky Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page.
Ducky Party Supplies – The Background
Ducky Party Supplies are based on the rubber duck toy, Ducky. It is a stylized yellow duck and has a flat base. It is either made of rubber or vinyl plastic. Vinyl plastic is also a rubber-like material and in modern times it is more often used instead of rubber. Ducky is also called as Duckie, and in some countries, it is called as Squeaky Duckling. Another name used for it is sqweeker. In the modern culture this yellow duck has achieved an iconic status and at my times is symbolically linked to bathing.
The history of Ducky is directly linked to the emergence and advancement of the rubber manufacturing industry. A lot of rubber ducks were produced during the late 19th century. At that time the ducks were being made from harder rubber. Times have changed and so has Ducky. It is now made from softer material that is safe for younger kids.
Time and technology has changed Ducky in another way too. First there were just simple Duckies and most of us are just familiar with the ubiquitous yellow Ducky. But numerous variations have been made on the basic Ducky theme and now our favorite Ducky is available in various themes. Some of the notable themes are: animal-shaped duckies, dragon duckies, pirate ducks, religious duckies and “dead” ducks. Then there are Devil Duckies that have demon-like horns. There are holiday-themed ducks and historical figure-themed duckies. There are Walt Disney themed duckies as well. Pink colored breast cancer awareness duckies are also available in the market. There are character duckies that represent politicians, professions and celebrities. The rubber duckies that have water activated LED lights are very popular among children. Equally popular are bride and groom duckies. Then there are duckies that can swim with the help of a wind-up engine. There are duckies that can change color on their own. Some duckies glow in the dark. Duckies accessories are also available in the market.
There is a Ducky story that spread like a wildfire and prompted an increase of 80% in the sales of rubber duckies in the United Kingdom. A workman was assigned the job to repaint the bathroom of Queen Elizabeth II. In the bathroom he spotted a Ducky that was wearing an inflatable crown. He spread the word and the story was picked up by The Sun, a popular British tabloid newspaper.
Duckies are also considered as collectibles and a few enthusiasts have been collecting Duckies for a long period of times. Charlotte Lee is the current Guinness World Record holder for World’s Largest Rubber Duck Collection. He has got a collection of 2,583 unique rubber ducks.
Charity Ducky races are conducted all over the world. In the race thousands of Duckies are thrown into a river or other body of water like pools. Then they are floated down. The first Ducky to clear the finish line is declared the winner. The Duckies are then collected to be used again later. In the US alone, hundreds of Ducky races are held. In one of the race one lac duckies are floated. The money raised from the race goes to the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Halifax Duck Derby is a famous rubber duck race. 10,000 Duckies take part in the race for a grand prize of $1 million Canadian dollars. There are other prizes as well, like, large screen TVs, a trip to anywhere in Canada, and more.
Ken-Ducky Derby is a fast-growing duck race. It is held in Louisville, KY. The proceeds benefit the Harbor House of Louisville. It is a training and development facility for adults with disabilities.
The Great British Duck Race was held on August 31, 2008 near Hampton Court Palace, London. Around 250,000 blue plastic duckies were used.
Ducky Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Ducky Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Ducky Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Ducky Basic Pack. The Ducky deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Ducky Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Ducky Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Ducky Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
If your child is one year old you should go with the Ducky 1st Birthday Party Supplies that are specifically designed for one year old kids and they’ve got #1 printed on them.
I’ve personally used Ducky Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Ducky lover kids.