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Lindsay Pinchuk

The Bump Club and Beyond
www.bumpclubandbeyond.com

Lindsay's Ideas:

Birthday Cake
OLD: You can get a plain old cake
NEW: you can get a "Smash" cake, or donut hole cake from Glazed and Infused.

Goodie Bags
OLD: Generic goodie bags using items from Oriental Trading Company
NEW: Custom party favors from Psychobaby or Hoohobbers

Food
OLD: Order a plain cheese pizza from Domino's
NEW: let the little ones customize their own favorite flavors using Blaze Pizza's customized pizza menu, a taco bar from Antique Taco, empanadas from 5411 Empanadas or a mini bagel platter from Once Upon A Bagel.

Decorations
OLD: Order a balloon bouquet from Party City
NEW: Create a centerpiece that doubles as a utensil holder https://www.pinterest.com/pin/111675265736105695/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/187884615678128640/

Entertainment
OLD: Guitar playing/singing performer
NEW: Children's caricatures on an iPad or have Game Truck come to your party.

Invitations
OLD: Paper invitations
NEW: Use the website paperlesspost.com The website echoage.com allows you to choose an online invite, choose a charity and choose a present for your child.  Instead of getting a bunch of gifts, guests can make a monetary contribution when they RSVP.  Part goes to the charity and part goes towards the one big gift your child has their heart set on.

Snacks
OLD: Bulk snacks
NEW: Use pinterest for ideas to create easy healthy fruit options with incredible presentations.

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