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Birthday Party In A Box

Awe, Man! I so bad want to drive to my freshman daughter’s college campus to celebrate her Birthday with her. This will be the first Birthday I haven’t been able to celebrate with her in person. Ugh! I’m hoping this Birthday Party In A Box will bring her and her friends joy and a little reprieve from the academic rigor of college life!

Birthday Party In A Box

Birthday Party In A Box

Whether you have a college student, friend, or family member away from home, the Birthday Party In A Box is a sure way to bring you closer on their special day!

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How To Use The Birthday Party In A Box Printables

  1. Print the Birthday Party In A Box Printables – found below, on card stock.
  2. Cut the shapes using a paper cutter and scissors.
  3. Use a 1/8″ hole punch and punch two holes at the top of each PARTY Flag for the PARTY Banner.
  4. Use jute to thread through the holes, leaving a generous tail at each end (in case your college student wants to hang the banner for decoration).
  5. Adhere the Box Decor to the inside flaps of your Birthday Party In A Box using an adhesive applicator.


What To Put In A Birthday Party In A Box

I chose to create a Birthday Box to be shared with my daughter’s friends! Two of her college friends will be spending a few days at our place soon and plan to explore Seattle while they’re here!

Betty Crocker Mug Treats – You may not be able to send cake but you can send a simple microwavable treat!

Mugs – They gotta have a mug to cook their treat in! Your recipient may already have a few mugs laying around but why not send a new one, just for fun?

Party Napkins – Make their day festive with fun party napkins!

Mini Party Hats – Okay, I have to admit, the kids never really wanted to wear party hats at Birthday Parties but what says Birthday more than a party hat? Our goal here is to exude Birthday Party as loud as we can!

Miniature Piñata – Yes, I realize they are probably too old for the traditional piñata but this miniature piñata is so stinkin’ cute and perfect to share with friends!

Candy – You gotta put candy in that piñata! 

Party Favors – This Birthday Party In A Box is meant to be shared with friends! Don’t forget the party favors! 

Since two of my daughter’s friends plan to visit and explore Seattle soon, I sent a few party favors that they can use in Seattle!

  • Starbucks Gift Card – to use at the Original Starbucks.
  • Round trip Monorail fee – because they certainly will want to experience the Monorail!

I typed up a little information about each and adhered them to the back of a picture of the Original Starbucks and the Monorail.

Then, I placed these two gifts, along with a Mug Treat and Party Hat, in a glass mug!

Birthday Card – Make it personal with a Birthday Card!

iTunes Gift Card – An iTunes Gift Card will give them the chance to download some new tunes and Let The Music Play … can you say DANCE PARTY?

Mom Tip: I find it super easy to order exactly what I need from Target online to pick up in store! There’s no need to hunt for the items you want. Let Target do the hunting for you!
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Even though I can’t spend the day with my Birthday Girl, I’m glad I was able to send a little fun on her special day!

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