1. First birthday party invitations (no envelopes required)

    When my friend’s daughter, Alexa was turning one, I knew I wanted to do something extra special for her first birthday party invitations…and I knew it must incorporate our fantastic box mailers. Inspired by the tiny paper pinwheels featured at our recent office baby shower, I created these pretty in pink party invites.

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  2. A Birthday Celebration for the PS Blog – Comment to Win $50

    PS Blog

    Notice something different? As a third birthday present, we treated the Paper Source blog to a fresh, new look. As we build out new content to fit our latest style, we look back at three years of inspiration, including some of our most memorable ideas:

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  3. Piece of Cake Birthday Decorations

    DIY birthday banner

    With a few materials and some simple folds, you can create a memorable birthday banner that’s sure to have its recipient singing your praises!

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  4. How-to: Dressy Paper Parasols

    Dressy Drink Paper Parasols

    Add an element of cute class to an upcoming dinner party with these dressy drinks. Create paper parasols with ease with our latest how-to!

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  5. Easy décor idea: handmade paper confetti


    Looking to add a punch of style to your table? Pepper your party with homemade confetti!

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  6. DIY party ideas: 40th birthday party inspiration

    I wanted to share some photographs from my husband’s 40th birthday party, as it might provide great DIY party ideas for PS blog readers.

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  7. Turning one is twice the fun!

    It seems like only yesterday we celebrated Lauren’s pregnancy with a Twice as Nice twins baby shower. And already her little darlings have turned one year old. While hundreds of miles and busy schedules keep us from seeing our former colleague, she remembered her Paper Source roots when creating this first birthday party for her girls. Here’s a look at the celebration…

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  8. DIY party ideas for kids

    Kids, they grow up so fast. It seems like only a few days go by before the celebration shifts from baby shower to baby’s first birthday to a full on birthday party. Each moment reminds you of how big they are getting… AND tests your creative capacity. If you are lacking inspiration, then we have just what you need. We caught up with an old friend who knows how to throw a party that both kids and adults can enjoy.

    Kelly, who once helped drive creativity in Paper Source stores, gave us loads of party ideas for kids when she shared two of her latest creations. Words hardly do these celebrations justice, so we asked Kelly to tell her story the best way she knows how… through photographs!


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  9. Draft-worthy first birthday party invitations

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    This little fella, who I often refer to as my nephew (admittedly not blood relation though), turns one year old today. Happy Birthday Grayson!

    Grayson’s mom is my oldest and dearest friend (next to my sister), so I was happy to help her create a birthday party invitation to fit his celebration – a football-themed gathering, complete with beer and wings! Come on, we all know a first birthday party is for adults.

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  10. Festive pennant garland gift wrap

    I’m loving the pennant garlands I see online. Whether made from paper or fabric, strung inside or outside, and used for kids or adults, they are perfectly festive. And I especially love them when they are scaled down to a miniature version (take a look at the tiny birthday garland Annie made…adorable). For simple, yet incredibly festive gift wrap, I used our craft box and wrapped a strand of pennants around the box a few times.

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