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The Instacart buying guide to party occasions

Whether you are hosting or attending a party, you want to make sure you are prepared with the right products. Instacart has you covered. Instead of building in time to run to the store to stock up on supplies, let Instacart make your day a little easier when you order what you need and get it delivered to your door. Getting ready to head out for a celebration only to realize you forgot the card? You can get the essentials from Instacart in as little as 2 hours! Instacart makes shopping easier so you can focus on having fun.

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Buy your favorite party and occasions online with Instacart. Order gift supplies, party supplies, costumes, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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Some people have no trouble coming up with a personalized message on the spot. But if you're putting pen to paper and drawing a blank, what should be a special day can create unnecessary stress. Some ideas for crafting the perfect birthday card message include:
  • Share a memory: You can write a brief anecdote relating to either a previous birthday spent together or any shared memory you have. Whether you choose something funny or touching, you'll personalize the card you give. 
  • Say something heartfelt: Is there something meaningful you want to say to the card recipient, but can't find a way to do it face-to-face? A card presents an opportunity for words that feel hard to say out loud.
  • Let your card do the talking: It's fine to let a printed message and card design convey your message. Find a meaningful greeting card using Instacart, and you're ready to go.

From kid-friendly romps to adult-only bashes, Halloween presents a chance to throw a really great party. Once you've found the perfect costume, you'll want to plan out decorations, snacks, and drinks.

First, find some awesome invitations to send out to the attendees. Then, gather decorations that give off a spooky vibe. Halloween banners, candy bowls, spiderweb backdrops, and smoke machines all add a classic touch. Choose a Halloween movie or music mix to have playing in the background, and grab enough candy for everyone to complete the picture.

You can host a great Halloween party in person or remotely with your favorite people via a video conference. Just set up your go-to decorations behind the camera, put on your costume, and you're ready for a fun and spooky virtual soiree.

You've invested time and effort to find the perfect personal gift for a holiday or birthday. Now, wow your loved ones with your impeccable wrapping skills. Start by gathering the essentials, including:
  • Double-sided tape
  • Gift boxes
  • Ribbon
  • Wrapping paper
Pro-tips to keep in mind: Double-sided tape is your trick to getting a neat seam, while a gift box can make wrapping so much easier. A square or rectangular box means you won't need to struggle with your wrapping paper.

Cut the gift wrap by laying the box down on top, then cutting along one side of the box while leaving a wide enough sheet to cover both sides. Pull the wrapping paper taut over the far end and adhere with the double-sided tape. You can fold in open ends by pushing the sides of the gift wrap inward to create four flaps in 45-degree-angle pieces, then creasing along the flaps.

Hosting a birthday party at home can offer tons of fun for the kiddos. Still, planning a memorable celebration can come with just as much stress for the adults involved. Whether you're hosting a group of friends in your backyard or hopping on a video call with loved ones to celebrate, here are some must-have items:
  • Balloons
  • Banners
  • Cake and other sweet treats
  • Costumes or party hats, leis, or other fun dress-up items for the guest of honor
  • Entertainment like games, puzzles, music, or crafts
  • Party favors
  • Partyware like disposable tablecloths, utensils, and plates
No matter if you are hosting or attending a celebration, party time should focus on fun — not stressful shopping. Turn to Instacart to make your day a little easier and shop for all your party supplies using the Instacart app today!
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