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My Girl Likes to Party All the Time

melangerie ready for takeoff party!

Planning your little bean’s birthday party is bringing out the ugly. You want to out-bouncy-house Little Miss Sunshine down the block, but without bouncing a check.

Tread the line between fabulous and frugal with a printable party from Brooklyn-based graphic design studio Mélangerie. Working with your child’s favorite theme (butterflies, baseball, princesses, whatever), they design everything from invites to favors to customized juice box wrappers for you to download.

Their party PDFs are delivered via e-mail and formatted for eight-and-a-half-by-eleven paper, so all you need are scissors, ribbon, and glue — and you’re ready to celebrate.

It makes perfect cents.


langerie (646-248-7823 or melangerienyc.com). For inspiration, check out the aero-themed Ready for Takeoff party on etsy.com.

this week in new york!

HEAR
Best of the Arts Jazz Festival

What: This two-day event celebrates jazz through readings, art projects, and musical selections by WeBop and more.
Why: Jump, jive, and improvise.
When: Fri., 2 p.m. (all ages) & 4 p.m. (ages 5+); Sat., 3 & 4 p.m. (all ages).
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., b/t Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway (212-721-1223).

FIND
Clifford’s Easter Egg Hunt
What: Find eggs that are hidden throughout The Scholastic Store, enjoy story time, and meet everyone’s favorite big red dog.
Why: It’s eggs-tra special.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 557 Broadway, b/t Prince & Spring Sts. (212-343-6166).

SEE
Curious George Saves the Day: the Art of Margret and H.A. Rey
What: Nearly 80 drawings and watercolors of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, will delight all ages.
Why: Swing into spring.
When: Thru Aug. 1. Sun.-Tues., Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St. (212-423-3200).

Photo: Courtesy of Mélangerie

LOCATIONS
212 W 83rd St
bt Amsterdam Ave & Broadway, in the Tisch bldg
New York, NY 10024
212-721-1223
1109 5th Ave
@ 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
212-423-3200
557 Broadway
bt Prince & Spring Sts
New York, NY 10012
212-343-6166
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