Stationery from the States

Happy New Year from this side of the pond! After attending quite a few holiday celebrations last month, I still have partying on my mind and wanted to share one of the many fun partyware items from Tops Malibu. This “Deluxe Surprize Ball” is made of 100 feet of colorful crepe-paper ribbon.

When unwound, you’ll find 11-plus prizes hidden inside, such as small toys, charms, faux gems, fortunes, candy, confetti and more. Deluxe Surprize Balls measure 4 inches and are handmade in the U.S. They’re available in numerous styles for a variety of holidays and occasions and can also be customized. For additional information, visit

(Contributed by Kathy Krassner, Krassner Communications)