Cool Beans! Customized Party Favors and Gifts through PartyBeans

PartyBeans.comAll aboard for PartyBeans!*

What are PartyBeans you ask?

They are personalized, custom party favors and gifts through the Jelly Belly Candy Company; besides jelly beans, you are also welcome to fill your gifts with M & Ms or mints.

And yes, you can order as many or as few PartyBeans containers as you like–even just one!

You can choose from pre-designed, themed graphics or include your own photo on the container free of charge.

I found out about through an e-mail from Peter Shankman’s Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and ordered containers of pink and blue M&Ms for my niece and nephew for Easter–with this photo of our sweet Pasqualina on the lid:

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They arrived within a week and were a big hit, and this is why I’m recommending PartyBeans to you.

To be clear, I’m not receiving anything in return for spreading the word about PartyBeans; I just wanted to pass along a unique, fun gift idea…great for any occasion!

PartyBean on!

Have you ever ordered PartyBeans?

Can you recommend other personalized gift companies?

*Note in the comments that Jacques has informed us that PartyBeans only ships within the United States.

9 Beans of Wisdom to “Cool Beans! Customized Party Favors and Gifts through PartyBeans”
  1. Gil

    Your niece and nephew must be driving your brother nuts about visiting you in Calabria, especially after receiving the PartyBeans with the “Kids” picture on the lid! First I heard of PartyBeans.

    I sure hope they are…summer is great here 🙂

  2. 04.14.2009

    Thanks for the idea, they are really cute and not too expensive, especially with the strong Euro.
    You brought out more (curiousity) questions than anything though:

    Did you have them delivered within the States, or have them shipped to Italy? I couldn’t find any shipping information or general e-commerce policies on the site. (I put in a feedback request, but maybe you already know this stuff).

    I would like to get some for my daughter’s party at the end of May (in Italy) – maybe I need to ship them to a relative and have them shipped again to Italy?

    I had them shipped directly to my niece and nephew in the States, so I don’t know about shipping here, sorry 🙁

    And did you by chance use a Credit Card based on an Italian bank (that has given me problems several times on US based e-commerce sites).

    I paid by PayPal, so again, I’m of no help!

    Do you happen to have a picture which shows the quality of the final product which arrived?

    I *wish* I did, but I didn’t get a hold of my brother this weekend to ask if they could take a photo. My mom’s reaction when she opened the box was *extremely* enthusiastic, but I don’t know more than that. Sorry 🙁

    Anyway, if you find out some answers, please come back and share–and I will do the same if I can get a hold of a photo 🙂

  3. 04.14.2009

    Thanks for the feedback.

    If they answer from the site, I’ll let you know for sure.

    Just for info: I have PayPal also, but tied to a Credit Card (Italian bank), and I’ve had that denied from an online merchant because it wasn’t USA based (only a couple of times, though, usually it works fine). I would have thought that PayPal “nullified” that difference, but apparently not always… Maybe if I charge up the PayPal account some other way I can do it anyway? Mah.

    That’s annoying about PayPal. I actually have two PayPal accounts, one tied to a US bank account and the other to an Italian one…I’ve only recently done that, but it seems to be working OK so far.

  4. 04.14.2009

    Oooh, how fun!

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    Glad you like ’em 🙂

  5. 04.14.2009

    PS -hit submit too fast – hope you had a wonderful Easter!

    Thanks! I hope you did as well 🙂

  6. 04.14.2009

    Answer from (the PartyBean people):
    “Apologies, but we do not ship to outside of US. The customs and the food packaging laws are different in each country making the process impossible.”

    Quick answer, at least.

    I would argue that it isn’t impossible, but that they just judge that it isn’t worth it for them to deal with all the different packaging and customs laws outside the USA. Difficult, impractical, but not impossible. Their choice, obviously. Too bad.

    Oh well.

    Bummer 🙁 I’ve edited the post to include this info.

  7. 04.14.2009

    So these would be party beans of wisdom, as opposed to the usual coffee beans of wisdom… no?


    Pasqualina is SOOOOO sweet! Wish I could ruffle her head and play with her, but I know you’re doing it for both of us!

    Thanks for the good tip, we’ll keep it going. I love that you are so good about building up everyone around you, the good karma must come back in droves for you.
    Does karma come in droves?

    hee hee…

    Ciao bella mia!

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

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    Pasqualina is such a sweetie indeed…and I think she herself is a drove 😉

  8. joanne at frutto della passione

    Very cute idea, I’ll check it out today!

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    Aren’t they cute, Joanne?!

  9. What a great idea, I love little touches like this that sometimes can go unnoticed. What kind of wording can be put on the beans? Is it names, dates, etc. Having a customized party favor or gift is a great way to separate a party or event from ordinary to extraordinary.

    I believe you can put on anything you like; enjoy!

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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