Box It Up! for Party Supplies

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Shannon at AKA Design.  I am so loving this series and I hope you are too!

Hi Organizing Junkies! Is it possible that May is almost over already? How did that happen?

What did you all think of the last Box It Up?

Do you remember the basic premise of this whole series? Basically we’re taking ‘workaday’ items – things that are often necessary, but not always handy when needed – and create mini-kits to keep around the house. They don’t take up much room at all, but they come in real handy.

Of course, even better is that most of the items in each and every Box in the series can be found at the dollar store!

This week’s Box is all about Parties – of the last minute variety.

last minute party box with title

Most of the time parties are planned. Cake and balloons are ordered ahead of time; pretty coordinating plates, cups, and napkins are purchased and put out with plenty of time to spare.

But what about when something comes up last minute? Or when an occasion is forgotten? Ack! How embarrassing?!

Having a little box of party supplies ‘up your sleeve’ can be a super sweet way to celebrate friends or family!

party box supplies

For a box full of last minute party supplies, include:

  1. Pretty napkins
  2. Streamers
  3. Balloons
  4. Plates (coordinate with napkins)
  5. Cupcake decorations
  6. Plastic utensils
  7. “Birthday” candles

You could also include:

  • Sparklers
  • Matches
  • Banners
  • Cupcake mix

Simply pack up your box (remember I use cheap-o plastic shoe boxes found at The Home Depot for less than a dollar each!) and store in the kitchen, pantry or hall cupboard. This is definitely a great partner to the Handwritten Not Box we talked about a few weeks ago.

Last minute party with label

Okay, ladies (and gents) this is your challenge: prepare your Last Minute Party Supply Box and throw an impromptu celebration!



shannon Shannon Acheson is a passionate interior decorator, frugal DIYer, sometime graphic designer, wannabe writer, homeschooling momma and adoring wife. She is the co-owner (with hubster) of AKA Design and the main writer/designer for the blog of the same name. Shannon recently moved from a war-era bungalow to a cozy backsplit in Oshawa, Ontario with her husband and their three children, and during spare moments can be found scouring local shops for decor bargains, rearranging the furniture again, or scrubbing paint off her hands.

See also in this series:

Box It Up! for Handwritten Notes

Box It Up! for Overnight Guests

Box It Up! for Mani Pedi’s


Linking up at 36th Avenue and Lil Luna

Filed under: Containerizing, Guest Bloggers


4 Responses to Box It Up! for Party Supplies

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    Nancy Owens says

    I am so expired with your blog. But it is frustrating, everything I own is in storage while we wait for a house to be built!! Right now I am so excited to see your hint 12 things every guest room needs. Looking forward to following your process when I have a home again. Do you have any suggestions for organizing chile you are moving into a new home?

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    Nancy Owens says

    That should read organizing while moving into a new house. ;-)


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