Shipping Times & Rates

Same Day Processing

Most orders placed before 2:00pm PST Monday through Friday will ship the same day. Orders received after 2:00pm PST or on weekends or holidays will ship the next business day.

Shipping Rates

Shipping Address Shipping Method Shipping Rate
Continental U.S.
Free Shipping Qualified orders over $50.00
Economy $4.99 - $9.99
Expedited $10.99
Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, Post Office Boxes or APO/FPO Addresses** USPS Priority Mail Calculated during checkout using real-time rates by the USPS and is based on the size and weight of your order.

* Item weight is calculated by dimensional shipping weight. Please note that certain over-size items will have additional shipping costs.

** Delivery time for military mail varies and can take up to several weeks depending on your location.

Free Economy Shipping

To receive free shipping enter code FREESHIP during checkout.

Our free shipping offer is available for all qualified orders over $50.00 shipping to addresses in the continental U.S. Free shipping does not apply to orders for addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.), APO/FPO addresses, Post Office Box addresses, oversized orders, expedited orders or orders shipping internationally. Please note that our Free Shipping offer may not be available for all products and that this offer may not be combined with other discounts/coupons. Oversized orders or orders that must be shipped in multiple shipments also may not qualify for free shipping. If your order is subject to additional shipping, you will be notified as soon as possible following completion of your order.

Economy Shipping

This is our economy shipping service, starting at just $4.99. We use several different carriers to ship packages including FedEx, UPS and the USPS. This service is only available to the continental U.S. (lower 48 states). Transit times for this service are typically 7-10 business days. This service does not provide a guaranteed delivery date. Please remember that the ship date is not included in the transit time.

Expedited Shipping

This shipping option is available for orders with delivery addresses within the U.S. The charge for this shipping method starts at $10.99. This service has transit times that are typically from 3-5 business days depending on your location. Please note that this service does not provide a guaranteed delivery date.

Delivery for Ground is usually 1-5 business days within the contiguous U.S. (please see map below for the timeframe to your location); 3-7 business days to Alaska and Hawaii. Please remember that the ship date is not included in the shipping time.

UPS Transit Map

Express Shipping Services

Delivery is next day for Overnight, and 2 days for 2 Day. Please note that these are business days and that Express shipments are not delivered on Saturdays, Sundays or on major holidays. Saturday service is available to some areas, but you need to contact us after placing your order and request this service (additional fees may apply). Shipping charges are calculated based on the size and weight of your order. Please remember that the ship date is not included in the transit time.

USPS Priority Mail Shipping

Shipping time is usually 2-4 business days for USPS Priority Mail to addresses within the contiguous United States. Shipping times to locations outside the contiguous United States will be longer. Orders sent to APO/FPO addresses can take up to 4 weeks. Please note that the US Postal Service does not guarantee delivery of Priority Mail parcels. Shipping charges are calculated with USPS current rates and are based on the size and shipping weight of your order. Please remember that the ship date is not included in the shipping time.

International Shipping

Yes we ship internationally. Orders destined to countries outsite the U.S. & Canada must use Paypal to complete checkout. We utilize Fedex and the USPS for international shippments. USPS Priority Mail International is typically 6-12 business days and 5-8 business days for USPS Priority Express Mail International. These are average delivery times and are NOT guaranteed. Please note that final delivery of these orders will be made by your local post. Fedex delivery times are guaranteed and vary depending on the destination country.

Parties4Kids does not charge duties and/or taxes (VAT) with your order. If these charges are applicable to your order you will be required to pay them before receiving your order. Shipping time for international shipments does not include any delays that may occur in foreign customs. Please note that we also not responsible for any return fees for item(s) that are rejected by your country's customs department. If your package is deemed non-deliverable by the customs department, we will notify you and either have the package abandoned or have it shipped back - depending on return shipping costs. If package is abandoned, you will not receive a refund.

Incorrect Shipment / Damaged Items

If you receive incorrect or damaged items, or you feel your order is incomplete, please contact us immediately so that we may resolve the issue quickly. Any claims for incorrect, missing or damaged items must be made within 3 business days of receipt of your order. Claims reported after 3 business days will not be accepted. Please report any incorrect/missing/damaged items to us at Please include your order number in the subject line of your email.

If the package arrived damaged, please keep all packaging materials and contact us at your earliest convenience at Please include Package Damaged In Transit in your subject with your order number.

Returned or Refused Shipments

Orders that are returned due to incomplete address information or are refused will be subject to a restocking fee and all return shipping fees. If an order is returned due to incorrect or incomplete address information, you will be given the option of having the order re-sent, however additional shipping charges will apply.