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Lose the Penis Straws

Joanne Barken, founder of party-planning service the Bach, offers classy upgrades to played-out paraphernalia.

Instead of a Carrie Bradshaw–circa-2002 oversized martini glass … furnish the bride with an elegant flask for the evening (from $24 at; engraving available).

Instead of a chintzy tiara … treat the bride to a classy yet festive Pinctada headband ($32 at

Instead of taste-questionable penis straws … sip drinks from these playful striped alternatives ($10 for 75 at

Instead of decking the walls with campy streamers  …  string up a custom piñata (from $50 at

Instead of playing the tired old “Never Have I Ever” … get to know the bride’s dark side during a rollicking round of provocative word-association game Cards Against Humanity ($25 at


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