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8 Favorite Supplies To Throw A Birthday Party In 10 Minutes

Have you ever been in a crunch to throw a birthday party and you felt kind of stuck? I know I have! Over the years I have come up with a few essential items every great birthday party needs, as well as a few tips and tricks to make your party have a large impact without trying too hard. For example, using one or two giant balloons is a lot less work and hassle but it still has a big impact on the look of the party. What would you rather see? One giant gold letter balloon, or five or six regular sized balloons? The giant balloon, right? Right. Here are 8 of my favorite supplies to throw a birthday party in literally minutes!

  • Throw A Party In 10 Minutes 1 of 9

    Click through to see more of my favorite party supplies!

  • Plates + Utensils 2 of 9
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    I can always depend on the party store to have dozens of different shades of plates and utensils. Pick some solid colored ones and let the decorations add the fun!

    See more here from Zurchers

  • Candles 3 of 9
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    Add some fun striped candles a top the cake! Even if it's a plain cake. it will look so festive with some colorful candles.

    Get them here for $24 from Leif

  • Tablecloth 4 of 9
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    Have a few easy table cloths on hand and ready to go! I love this polka dot one. I would be perfect for so many different occasions. 

    Get it here for $9 from Land of Nod

  • Wrapping Paper 5 of 9
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    Most likely you will need some fun wrapping paper to wrap up some last minute gifts in. This striped paper is sweet and as a bonus, it's on sale right now!

    Get it here for $5.40 from Sycamore Street Press

  • Treat Bags 6 of 9
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    No matter what you put in them, these party favor bags are sure to be a hit. You could even wrap up a piece of the birthday cake and send it along with them! 

    Get them here for $8.50 from Land of Nod

  • Napkins 7 of 9
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    I am kind of a paper napkin addict. I think I need to see someone about this. But! They do come in handy. Having some fun striped or otherwise patterned napkins on hand will save the party for sure!

    Get them here for $3 from Target

  • Decorations 8 of 9
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    If you have some honeycomb paper, you can make some beautiful and colorful decorations for your party in literally minutes! 

    Get the supplies here for $8.80 from Devra Paper. Image via Julep.

  • Letter Balloon 9 of 9
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    One giant letter or number balloon will make a huge impact on the over all aesthetic of the party. You really don't need much else!

    Get it here for $7.18 from Amazon

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