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Farewell Interview + March Deals

As we prepare to close down permanently on July 1, we’re launching our final sales and taking a moment to reflect on the great times we’ve had. Many of our staff have been part of the team for 15-20 years. They’re all talented individuals who would greatly contribute to any local business once Paper Plus […]

Farewell Interviews + February Deals

As we gear up to close our doors for good in summer 2024, we’re running clearance sales and reveling in fond memories. Many of our employees have been here for 15-20 years, and we have enjoyed working with friends from around the world. Any one of them would be a fine addition to any other […]

After Four Decades, Paper Plus Says Goodbye

In the mid-1980s, Berkeley local entrepreneur Philip Schurman founded “Papyrus First Class Seconds,” now the Paper Plus store we know and love. When the Papyrus inventory became more difficult to obtain, Philip knew it was time to change inventory, yet he still sought to bring joy, laughter and the spirit of celebration to the Berkeley […]

How to Throw a Goodbye Party

Saying goodbye is never easy. But when your friend is moving away—whether to pursue a new job, attend a new school, move in with a spouse, or retire—it can be a great way to keep ties strong while kicking off the old chapter. It allows you and the rest of that person’s “people” to assure […]

How to Host a Sobriety Party

Have you or a loved one struggled with an alcohol or drug problem, or other addiction, like food or gambling? Addiction can be isolating. A sobriety party can help you break out and celebrate the recovery and healing that’s happening. It goes without saying that this type of party should never be offered as a […]

How to Host a Book Club

In today’s world, it takes real effort to get beyond a screen and connect with people. Creating a book club can be a great way to do just that. You give yourself permission to stop, pause, and take time to read (or listen to!) a great book. And you schedule time with others who share […]

How to Get Ready for Oakland Pride

Even though National Pride month is in June, pride is celebrated at all times of the year. And if you’ve been here long enough, you know that the Oakland Pride parade and festival is coming up on September 9 through the 10th at 20th Street and Broadway. Both events are don’t-miss events, but there’s another […]

Adoption Party Ideas

Have you adopted a child? Welcome them into the family with an adoption party! You can throw an adoption party for your new child no matter how old they are. They help to formally bring your child into the family and introduce them to friends, relatives, and loved ones. There’s no right or wrong way […]

Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day in the USA

In France, people celebrate Bastille Day on July 14. The holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. This event marked the start of the French Revolution. If you can’t throw a party on the 4th of July, Bastille Day offers a great “second chance” day for celebrating historical […]

Backyard BBQ Party Ideas

The backyard BBQ is a classic. It’s one of the few parties you can put together that requires no occasion, holiday, or excuse. Of course, nobody wants to throw a boring BBQ. Here are some ideas for making a BBQ party special. Decorating an Outdoor BBQ Party You don’t have to skimp on the decorations […]

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