|My love of themed parties must be genetic. My mother tells me the story of my 5th birthday party, how all I wanted was a clown costume, which, of course, I wore to the party. Looking back (10 yrs) on the planning of my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I had declared that I would never buy a prepackaged “kit” of birthday supplies. Once I had arrogantly announced this plan, I couldn’t then go back on my word, even after I discovered how difficult it was to create everything from the ground up. Thankfully, I had a computer, a degree in graphic design and DNA saturated with creativity.
In 2008, Paper & Cake was launched with a nod to my past and an eye on the future of entertaining, printable partyware. Every party kit is designed, by me, to give buyers something unique and special that they too can put their own creative stamp on. Ever evolving to stay relevant and exciting, Paper & Cake strives to reach beyond our 3 main goals: creativity, sustainability, and affordability.
What sets Paper & Cake apart from the rest? Design, ease of use and price point. Each party set is uniquely-designed from start to finish. We create our own illustrations – rather than use clip-art or existing characters – for each and every theme. Color schemes and typography are then carefully chosen as an integral part to the overall look. Our printable party PDF kits can be downloaded on the spot and personalized by the customer using a free software.
Specifically constructed to be quick and easy to put together, every item is formatted to print on white 8.5 x 11” card stock, and can be assembled using nothing more than scissors and tape. In addition to the party decor, we also provide styling tips, party activities, and craft project ideas. We aim to offer our printable party kits at a price that makes them accessible to every mom. Starting at $12.95, each kit includes 10-15 items, such as; invitation, pennant banner, favor box, party food labels and cupcake toppers.
Abigail Barnes, owner of Paper & Cake
With equal obsessions for good typography and birthday parties,