Friday, May 22, 2009

party by post


You are my fave author, Melanie, mailed this 'party' pinåta (sans box!) to her nieces and nephews. It's an awesome idea, however, I've got so many questions. Did she just pop this in the mailbox? Or did her post office really let her mail the hat? If so, how did they affix postage? Isn't silly string considered an explosive of some kind since it is combustible? I can't imagine the guys at my P.O. allowing me to send this in the mail, but now I feel I should at least try. 

5 comments:

thestring said...

I think the mail takes more than we think - in college, my roommate's mother mailed her a pumpkin. Just slapped her name, address and proper postage on the side of a pumpkin and sent it.

beautiful things said...

what a great idea, for parties or any all-inclusive idea

Joanna Goddard said...

such a fun idea! my sister used to mail things like pencils and coconuts :)

amber said...

Yeah, you can mail a lot of things. I've mailed socks with stamps glued to them.

My girlfriend sent a kids playground ball to her boyfriend at college years ago.

You Are My Fave said...

Here's the details: I just slapped an address label on there, no box needed. The post office woman tried to talk me out of it saying it would get squashed, but I insisted and told her I didn't care if it got a little beat up. She just put the postage sticker on it, no problem. The receipients said it was in good condition when they received it. I think the post people were just careful with it since it was so obviously fragile.