DIY Birthday-in-a-Box

When I was first deciding how I wanted to celebrate Twin Stripe’s third birthday, I knew I wanted to get a few of my blogging friends involved since the community has played such a major roll in my growth and love of blogging. I wanted to give them something special to help celebrate, so I put together a birthday-in-a-box for each of them.DIY Birthday-in-a-Box // Twin Stripe

I had a blast combing party supply websites like The Flair Exchange and  Shop Sweet Lulu for the perfect pieces to celebrate Twin Stripe’s birthday. Each birthday-in-a-box included:

Mini party hats, Oh Joy! for Target (similar)  |  Party horns, Party City  |  Let’s Party Balloons, The Flair Exchange  |  Confetti, The Flair Exchange  |   Gold Leaf Candles, Shop Sweet Lulu  |  Mini Honeycombs, Shop Sweet Lulu  | Craft Boxes, Shop Sweet Lulu  | Party Straws, Shop Sweet Lulu | Plastic Animals, Target

birthday in a box giveaway // Twin Stripe

A birthday-in-a-box makes the perfect festive gift for a friend or family member you can’t celebrate with in person. You could also put together a package for other holidays like Christmas or Valentine’s Day and  other special occasions. Read on for   tips to put together a memorable celebration-in-a-box. 

1. Start with a confetti base, it makes your gift seem instantly fun and festive. My favorite sources for confetti are The Flair Exchange and The Confetti Bar. You can also make your DIY confetti using this tutorial from Feast + West.

2. Next, pick up a few traditional items, like party horns and candles   for a birthday or a pretty ornament and  garland for Christmas. These staples will bring your entire box together.

3. Last, select an unexpected item or two like plastic party animals or mini honeycombs for a bit of magic. It’s unexpected flourishes that will really make the gift memorable.

4. Put your goodies in a small box or envelope along with a note about your party-in-a-box and ship it off to the lucky recipient.

Animal Parade // Twin Stripe

Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a birthday-in-a-box and some of my favorite things! I hope you all are having a wonderful week!


About Katie

Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

5 thoughts on “DIY Birthday-in-a-Box

    1. I would love to receive a birthday-in-a-box any day over a gift card – it’s so fun and thoughtful!

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