Party of the Month: Cardboard Craze

Everyone knows that kids love the packaging as much as the presents themselves. For her twin sons' first birthday, Sabrina Moyle, cofounder of Hello! Lucky stationery, threw a box bonanza.

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Out of the Box

Jillian Northrup

Out of the Box

Sabrina and her crafty friends transformed cartons into a castle, an airplane, and a car.

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Double the Fun

Jillian Northrup

Double the Fun

Sabrina designed the letterpress invite for James and Alex. The last line was B.Y.O.B. -- bring your own box!

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Squared Away

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Squared Away

Small gift boxes filled with chocolate airplanes and buses were topped with homemade buttons that matched the party.

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Wheely Cute!

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Wheely Cute!

Birthday boy James is chilling in his super-cool, cardboard race car.

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Nice Cap

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Nice Cap

Folded paper hats were worn by both young and old.

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Make a Wish

Jillian Northrup

Make a Wish

This cake with a red smiling balloon tasted nothing like cardboard.

Originally published in the April 2011 issue of Parents magazine.