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Stroll through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s at Paper Plus

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The decades of the past are alive at Paper Plus!

MI0001745283With a section each dedicated to the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s (not to mention a fun Wigs section), Paper Plus is your go-to party supply store in the East Bay for decade-themed parties.

Rockabillies can rock around the clock with 50s party goods. Guys, get your facial hair tuned up with packs of assorted mustaches, record centerpieces, and other 50s wearables and accessories. Add some pomade and a pack of cards tucked in your sleeve, and you’re a dead ringer for Danny Zuko. Your Jello fruit salad will look great on our 50s-inspired servingware.70s

Party people, dress up your swinging 60s party with groovy buttons, psychedelic confetti, glasses and beads. Or put on your outrageously large collared shirt and find your disco beat with 70s photo props and 70s memorabilia.

Reaganites, find that old leotard and your Culture Club cassettes and kick back with food and drink served in our 80s serving ware. Or recreate your John Hughes Prom days with colorful balloons from Paper Plus’ balloon section and a ridiculously frilly dress. With our great prices, you can afford that extra scrunchy for your hair.

Whatever decade you’re in the mood for, Paper Plus Outlet in Berkeley is a wonderland of throwback party goods and accessories.


Don’t forget one of these!

Looking for something specific for your blast from the past? Paper Plus probably has it. Call (510) 525-1799 to ask one of our staff members, or browse our Berkeley store.

Celebrate Mexican culture and heritage on Cinco de Mayo at Paper Plus

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Founded after an unlikely victory by Mexican troops against the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican and U.S. holiday honoring Mexican culture, food and heritage. It is often mistaken for the day of Mexican Independence, which is actually celebrated on September 16.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in all sorts of ways: parades, parties, nights out on the town, music festivals and folk dances, or bailes folkloricos.

Paper Plus loves the fiesta! Our permanent Fiesta section of Mexican party goods grows in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo.

You’ll find beautiful paper cutout strands, or papel picado, which come in a variety of colors and designs, including fruit, birthday, flower and traditional. These colorful strands of paper make beautiful decorations in windows, doorways, and as frieze borders.

Throwing a Cinco de Mayo party? We have plates and napkins in bright Mexican designs. Serve that delicious Mexican food and drink in style! Or choose serving ware by color; we have every color in the rainbow, plus silver and gold. Mix and match green, white and red to honor the Mexican flag!

We also carry props for photo booths, like mustaches on sticks, hats, and more gear to dress up your photos. Our huge selection of pinatas is also available year-round.

Cinco de Mayo is a time for bright colors and music-filled celebrations honoring Mexican culture and the historical battle that took place on that day. Some cities go so far as to reenact the Battle of Puebla in full Mexican and French soldier regalia. Others just want to have fun – in Vancouver, Canada, it’s celebrated with an annual Cinco de Mayo skydiving event; people in the Cayman Islands gather to celebrate the holiday with an air guitar competition.

Visit the store in Berkeley to check out our Fiesta section and get in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo.

Hop over to Paper Plus for Easter Supplies

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

For Christians and secular communities alike, Easter is a joyous celebration of new life. It is celebrated by attending Church services, gathering for a special meal, and hunting for Easter eggs. On the calendar, Easter marks the beginnings of warmer weather, the blossoming of bulb flowers, and longer days.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Easter, Paper Plus has your Easter supplies ready.

Easter Egg Hunts

For egg hunts, we carry plastic eggs, chicks, wearable headboppers with eggs, egg bags and baskets, fuzzy bunnies — all the materials you may need for creating Easter egg baskets and putting on the perfect Easter egg hunt. The children will love searching for brightly colored eggs filled with candy, coins, stickers or toys!

Make Easter Dinner Special


For Easter dinner feasts and lunch gatherings after church services, Paper Plus carries a huge selection of beautiful dishware, including paper plates, napkins, utensils and serving ware. Our Easter dishware comes in religious and secular Easter patterns. We also have an entire aisle devoted to solid-color dishwares to fit any color scheme. Mix and match for a beautiful pastel table.

Decorate Your Home for Easter

Looking for Easter decorations for your home? Paper Plus has a huge selection of window hangings, Easter bunny balloons, streamers and other party decorations for your Easter party. We also carry Spring-themed centerpieces, cookie tins, and other festive decor items for annual use.

*Cotton Candy Machines* and More!

If you really want to sweeten your Easter party, rent a cotton candy machine from Paper Plus Rentals! Our quality machines are easy to operate and carry reasonable rates. We also have popcorn carts, nacho cheese dispensers, and sno cone makers! Just give us a call (510) 525-1799!

Paper Plus is proud to serve the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area communities in making their Easter celebrations colorful and fun. For Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, and Berkeley Hills residents, Paper Plus offers the best party supplies at discount prices.

Visit us at our store on San Pablo Avenue, or call (510) 525-1799 to speak with one of our staff members.

Celebrate Passover with stories, games and seder dinner

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Passover is a special time for many in the Bay Area Jewish community. A celebration of the story of Exodus, Passover is a time to gather, eat seder dinner, tell stories and play games.

Passover dinner, or Seder, usually involves a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Friends and family gather together to read from the Haggadah, the narrative of the exodus from Egypt which includes special blessings and rituals and Passover songs. Eating matza, drinking wine, and partaking of the Passover Seder plate’s symbolic foods are all part of this special holiday celebrating freedom. In some families, children are offered prizes for finding the afikoman, a piece of matzo set aside to be eaten as dessert, which is hidden somewhere in the house.

PesahplateFor those hosting a seder, or for those who wish to contribute to the festivities, Paper Plus now carries a wide selection of Passover party supplies, including Passover decorations, festive Seder plates, Passover placemats and Seder dishware. We also carry a Design Your Own seder plate, to help children understand the meaning of those symbolic foods.

Paper Plus also offers Haggadah storybooks, afikoman matza covers, and kits which represent the Plagues as told in the Exodus story. Guide the children through the story with frogs, locusts and other props!

And of course, we have plenty of fun Passover games for after the meal, including Passover stickers, Matza playing cards, and jumping matzo balls.

So whether it’s your first Passover or your fiftieth, Paper Plus is your Bay Area party store for Passover party supplies.

Looking for something specific? Ask one of our helpful staff members at (510) 525-1799. Or visit our store, conveniently located on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley.

Paper Plus is proud to help East Bay communities celebrate the holidays with style and fun!

Get your Prank on: it’s April Fool’s Day at Paper Plus

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Ah, April First. The day we get to play tricks on our loved ones, friends, and co-workers and face no consequence — unless, of course, we get pranked as well.

There are many ways to fool your fellows — and Paper Plus Party Store in Berkeley has just the right accessories for the job. From fake blood to whoopee cushions, our April Fool’s joke kit section provides you with the ammunition you’ll need to prank your friends and seek revenge.

Classic favorite April Fool’s day jokes include:

● snapping gum
● bug in the soap
● fake poo…and other bodily fluids
● whoopee cushions
● false teeth
● false wounds
● Glue, tape, Spirit Gum…all the adhesives
● spandex body suits
wigs…for fashionable fools
balloons…for filling your boss’ office with

But the mischief doesn’t have to end there! Whether you’re going for festive and elaborate (pinata stuffed with packing peanuts for your kids) or understated and frustrating (gluing down a co-worker’s desk supplies), Paper Plus carries what you need.

Still looking for April Fool’s Day ideas? Why not cover your boyfriend’s laptop in My Little Pony stickers from our huge sticker selection? Or give your spouse the gift of toilet paper, beautifully wrapped in artisanal paper from our gift wrap section? Shock everyone with a new (temporary) neck tattoo…see how long they believe it’s real!

In addition to April Fool’s day jokes, Paper Plus also carries a wide selection of supplies to ring in Spring — including Spring-themed dish and serving ware, festive centerpieces and party goods for Easter, Passover, and Cinco de Mayo. There’s always something fun, useful, pretty, or downright playful to find!

Find us on San Pablo Avenue between Cedar Street and Virginia Street. Looking for something specific? Ask one of our helpful staff members at (510) 525-1799.

Dancing on Day of the Dead | Dia De Los Muertos

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Dia de los Muertos (‘Day of the Dead’) is a Mexican holiday which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

Traditionally, private altars called ofrendas are built in the home or sidewalk to honor the deceased. Sugar skulls, marigold flowers, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed are placed together, and relatives will often visit graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated not only in homes, with colorful ofrendas filled with a variety of objects, but on the streets, with large street festivals held in the Mission District of San Francisco and in the Fruitvale District in Oakland.

Paper Plus Outlet has a large selection Day of the Dead items, including objects to decorate your ofrenda and to wear to the street parades! We have Day of the Dead decorations including:

A beautiful display of Mexican papel picado

A beautiful display of Mexican papel picado

  • ceramic skulls
  • papel picados (colorful perforated paper cuts)
  • hanging glitter skulls
  • tissue flowers
  • Dia de los Muertos balloons
  • colorful table covers
  • garlands

Wear your skulls proudly with:

  • quality makeup and face paint
  • bracelets and necklaces
  • Day of the Dead stickers
  • erasers and notepads for school

Learn how to make an ofrenda!

Skull makeup



Halloween starts at Paper Plus

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Who loves Halloween? PAPER PLUS!

This year, start your Halloween plans off right with a trip to Paper Plus.

With shelf upon shelf of Halloween party goods, costumes, costume accessories, Halloween balloons and Halloween decorations, our customers are sure to find their next great costume, party, or trick-or-treating idea.

At Paper Plus, we love your creativity! Our Halloween selection covers all aspects of the holiday:

Costumes & Costume Accessories

Paper Plus has a tremendous selection of Halloween costume accessories:

  • hats
  • wigs
  • noses
  • badges, belts & kerchiefs
  • fake guns, knives & swords
  • gloves and stockings
  • face paint and facial accessories (latex, etc)
  • light-up glasses, rings, & necklaces (good for visibility while trick-or-treating!)

Looking for full costumes? We have kids’ costumes for toddlers, infants and young children. We also carry full costumes for adults.

Halloween Decorations

Competing with your neighbors for the best decorations for the house and yard? Get to Paper Plus before they do! We carry:

  • spiderwebs!
  • spooky signs, window decals, & banners
  • BALLOONS – all kinds of Halloween balloons, including our own in-house designed Spider
  • Ghoul, Cat, & Witch cutouts
  • vintage Halloween decorations: 30s- and 40s-inspired centerpieces, paddle fans and more
  • modern decorations: fluffy decorations, lanterns and more

Halloween Party Goods & Servingware

Throwing a party? We have kids’ and adults’ themed party goods.

  • colorful and patterned plates, napkins, utensils
  • cupcake liners and trays
  • orange & black polka dot party goods
  • Halloween party favors

And as always, Paper Plus carries party goods for year-round festive occasions and some awesome party rentals.

Looking for costume ideas? We love this Mental Floss article, “55 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas”.


Face Paints


Accessories for every costume


Accessories galore!


Find a 2nd Skin.


Haberdashery section.


Celebrate with Disney’s FROZEN!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

frozenPaper Plus now has a GREAT selection of merchandise from Disney’s smash hit animated film Frozen! With its great songs and fun girl-forward message, the sisters Elsa and Anna have become the new favorite characters for theme parties, costumes, and imaginative play.

Visit our Berkeley store and let yourself go with these fun gift and party items:

    • Frozen posters
    • Stickers
    • Frozen wands and medallions
    • Snowglobes (do you want to build a Snowman??)
    • Party plates, napkins and tablecloths for a Frozen themed party
    • Window clings / Decals with Frozen Characters
    • Temporary Tattoos
    • Blowouts for parties
    • Balloons

IMG_0972Celebrate your child’s birthday with Disney’s Frozen at Paper Plus Outlet, conveniently located on San Pablo Ave in Berkeley. Your two-to-ten year old will love it.

Looking for other themed party goods? Paper Plus has everything from Hello Kitty to sharks to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with balloons and pinatas to match! Our selection is truly incredible.




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