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My Birthday Party Is Better than Yours

paper culture invite!

Put on your party hats, people. It’s time to plan.

Get the Word Out
Make a good first impression with a Paper Culture invite. The new online stationer combines modern, fun designs with 100 percent recycled premium card stock. Bonus: Add a personalized message for free. Plus, through the end of the year, give them your guest list and they’ll address for no extra cost. Pay for the stamps and they’ll send your invites out.

Open Wide
Fly in an Ice Cream Social in a Box from L.A.’s finest, Dandy Don’s (we’ve tasted it, and it’s well worth the shipping). Smother vanilla bean, chocolate, Harry’s Berries strawberry, and/or cappuccino crunch with toppers like brownie crumbles, caramel, nuts, M&Ms, crushed sugar cones, and more. The kit comes complete with spoons, napkins, and soda jerk hats for authenticity.

green planet!Banner Birthday
Waste not, want it all? Get it with Green Planet Parties’s party decorations in a bag. The hand-sewn, made-to-order, ecofriendly decorations include a Happy Birthday banner, table runner, and ten reusable goodie bags. Or save time with premade loot bags.

Big Bash
Hit it out of the park with a Birchangel handmade pinata. Take your pick from the designs on the site (the cherry sprinkles cupcake is the best-seller) or create your own. But plan in advance — delivery takes four to six weeks.

Now go blow it out.

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