This four-pack of Japanese paper animal balloons available at Asian-chic Ginger & Scallion are not only a decent substitute, I think they’re actually an improvement on the original. You just blow them up, hang them on the wall, and watch as your guests fight over who gets to take them home.
Come to think of it, pick up a few extra packs–there’s also a fish set available–and give them out as goodie bag favors for all the kids. Your birthday boys and girls are going to want to keep these for themselves. -LizEnter code COOLMOMS06 for 10% off any order at Ginger & Scallion. Plus, all orders over $75 get free shipping.