Now that the boys are older and I have gotten wiser. I don't buy the themed paper products anymore because I'm always stuck with leftovers and I don't know what to do with them.
That's when I turned to the almighty internet. When in doubt, search it out!
First off, I asked those of you on Facebook & Twitter. Here are some of the suggestions that I got:
@workandcats told me "We keep some in the car for when we have impromtu picnics in the park + napkins are useful if I run out of paper towels." Not to mention having napkins in the car are great for those "accidental" spills that happen all too frequently!
Lindsay Hamer told me: "Napkins, I save for school lunches. I will pack a different one every time I make my kids lunch. (on "yucky" days. They are like fun party reminders.)" How sweet!!
Abby from Abby & Eva shared: "Paper plates and spoons/forks can be made into masks... Sometimes I just let my kid cut and glue til her heart's content."
Then I researched ways to sell my outdated party goods. MmmHmm, make money on this junk!!
One way is My Party Is Over. This website is dedicated to selling party supplies: new, gently used, or even handmade. You can also buy supplies too!
Another way to sell those party items is to use the tried & true eBay. This was suggested by none other than Caroline, Smarty Pants Mama. She even gave me suggestions on how to find the right price on eBay.
Now I have my work cut out for me...
I think I may keep some for those last minute spills and picnics. But I will probably sell or donate the rest.
What do you do with your leftover party supplies?