Speaking of birthday parties, I’m in the throes of planning my kids’ 6th and 9th birthday parties next month. S.–who is turning 6–has not surprisingly chosen his beloved Phineas & Ferb as his party theme. There’s no dearth of P&F party supplies out there, but I wanted to find a good deal (I hate spending tons of money on themed paper goods). I found it at Discount Party Supplies, where I got some standard-issue Phineas & Ferb party supplies ($18.99 for a standard party pack for 8 kids) as well as some more unique coordinating items like these cute Blue Polka Dot Paper Straws ($4.69 for set of 25). Customer service is excellent, by the way, and shipping is lightning fast. I highly recommend Discount Party Supplies if you’re planning a themed birthday bash, too.