Ever have a friend whose favorite thing in the world is frogs? Or flamingos? Or roosters? If you want to plan a party for one of those types, you could most likely find anything to go with the theme at RHODE ISLAND NOVELTY. In business since 1986, the company, owned by Rita and Bob Nowak, has thrived primarily on wholesale business across the country. But local consumers can browse the 250,000-square-foot Cumberland warehouse, place an order, and pick it up three hours later. Orders may also be made on the Web site and picked up the next day. Devotees regularly stock up on holiday decorations, birthday favors, costumes, small toys — choosing from 10,000 items that cost pennies to approximately $40. Popular items are squeezable rubber puffer balls and “noisy putty” that gives off bathroom noises.
Rhode Island Novelty | 5 Industrial Road, Diamond Hill Industrial Park, Cumberland | 401.335.3300 | rinovelty.com