Good Stuff (April 2011)

Birthday Brushing

After all that cake, you need to clean those choppers! This party favor cup comes with a toothbrush and a timer. It’s fun for kids, and practical for parents. They are available in blue, green and purple and can be personalized. $3.99. www.outrageouspartyfavors.com.

How Charming

Give each of your guests a personalized charm necklace with their initial or a special token. There are lots of charms and themes from which to choose. It’s a party favor that they can enjoy long after the party ends. Charms start at $3.85. Pennyweights, 124 Elm St., New Canaan, Conn. 203-966-7739. www.pennyweights.com.

It All Makes Szents

Aroma expert and Westchester mom Barbara Truesdale makes your birthday party sweet smelling when you and your friends design personal perfume. And she’ll come to your home! Choose from close to 70 fragrance oils including strawberry, pink sugar and French vanilla. $20 for 1/3 oz. Szent & Company, www.szentoils.com or [email protected].

Bag It

Not your everyday goody bag! NoKa carries unique and unusual toys and candies to help you create one-of-a-kind birthday favors. Maybe even include a coffee gift card for the parents. Prices range from 95 cents to $3.75 for items pictured. NoKa and NoKa Joe’s, 25 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 232-7278. www.nokajoes.com.


Smooth and Silky

Majestic Soaps, started by Eastchester mom Roseann DiBona, offers ultra lush body butters made with mango and shea butters, as well as organic sunflower oil. The butters are paraben-free with no harmful preservatives and can be downsized to make the perfect party favor! Prices vary. The Fashion Plate, 222 Main St., Eastchester. 337-7609. www.thefashionplate.com.

Elizabeth Gebbia is a freelance writer based in Westchester.

Good Stuff Photographer Sonia Tatlock