Whether you are looking for goodie bags or balloons, Brooklyn has a lot of great resources for your birthday supplies. We’ve listed where to get Party Supplies in our Marketplace but we rounded up some of our favorites to share with you.
Most of us dread doing the goodie bags for our kids’ birthday parties: they are expensive and take all night to fill! But here are are some goodie bags that make stuffing worth it.
Love these muslin bags from Annie’s Blue Ribbon and General Store. They can be personalized with any of 11 designs and text you create. I can just imagine a kid toting this little bag around post-party full of precious rocks or sundries. Each bag is 4″ x 6″ and the turnaround is 2 weeks, so you do have to plan ahead. $2 each.
We have one of these handsewn felt bags from Cheeky Monkey, a party planning service created by a mom in Park Slope. My son uses his skeleton bag for everything: carrying his paper and crayons when we go out to eat, as a Halloween trick or treat bag, and to tote his favorite legos….At $8, these bags are on the more expensive side, but your guests will reuse these forever. What else I love about these bags: they are so coveted that I think you can just put one little goodie inside and be done!
Ollie and the egg is the brainchild of former window dresser Alex: this Brooklyn mom decided to turn her attention from glamorous fashion to kids’ events after the birth of her child. Each of her handmade decorations feels like a small bit of perfection. I love these custom paper pinwheels made from archival paper. At $3.50, they can be either party entertainment or adorable departure gifts. You can find them in her etsy shop.
Getting helium balloons in Brooklyn can be a complete hassle. You order them and then wonder if it was truly the effort of buying them after a 7 block walk of desperately gripping on to the bobbing orbs. A young entrepreneur named Eddie is a 17 year old Brooklyn kid who knows all about that. Eddie inflates and delivers balloons to your venue so you don’t have to do the “balloon walk” again. We have used his services three times and have always loved his timeliness and eagerness to deliver great customer service. Plus, who wouldn’t want to support such a motivated teenager?
I’ve always been a sucker for letterpress, and this clever birthday card by Double Bravo hit my sweetspot. The card is for parents to fill out all of their child’s adorable mispronounciations. How many times have we repeated hilarious stories about our kids malapropisms but never actually written them down? This is a birthday gift that will be cherished by you and your kids. $4.25 from the Etsy shop of this Brooklyn mom of 2.
If you have a princess party in your future, you might love this tiara and horns package that allows all attendees to feel like a princess for the day. The package includes 4 horns and tiaras and is available at Annie’s Blue Ribbon and General Store for $9.50.
If you want to go the paper goodie bag route, you might consider personalizing each one with a sticker. You can get a variety of stickers from robot, flower and initial stickers all at the Paper Source in Cobble Hill. I like these “Happy Birthday” stickers as they just exude enthusiasm!
If you are looking for a way to make the birthday boy or girl feel extra special, why not try your hand at baking a cake or cupcake? You can find just about any kind of cake tin or cupcake mold at A Cook’s Companion in Cobble Hill. They have enticing toppings from rainbow animal sprinkles to colored sugar granules that make your delicious baked goods “pop”. Just so I can get a little help in the baking department, I bought the kids’ spatulas there. They are just right for eager helping hands.