Anyone who’s ever planned a party knows it takes time — and lots of work. But by prepping this birthday in a box, you can put your party together in a matter of minutes. To make your own, just purchase a handful of party supplies (think things like balloons, banners, confetti and candles) and put them in a box that you can keep stowed away, like in a closet or cupboard. Then, when the time comes, take the box out of its super secret hiding place, put up the decorations and voìla — you have a birthday for your bestie (cake not included). Watch the video below to get the quick how-to.



  • Free printables
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick (or tape)
  • Gift box
  • Crinkle paper
  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Party hats
  • Birthday banner
  • Party blower
  • Candles
  • Confetti


Step 1: Cut out free “Birthday in a Box” printable label and glue (or tape) it to the top of the box.

Step 2: Add crinkle paper to the bottom of the box.

Step 3: Place the plates, napkins, party hats, birthday banner, blower, candles and confetti on top of the crinkle paper. Tip: You can purchase your birthday banner at a party supply store, or download our free printable alphabet banner to spell out “Happy Birthday” or another favorite phrase.

Step 4: Put the top back on the box then store it somewhere safe so you can have it on hand if you need to plan a last-minute birthday party.

Start planning the party by sending the Premium Evite invitation below or another birthday for her or birthday for him invitation.

Evite Premium Birthday Invitation


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