I attended the birthday party of a friend this past Saturday and saw an idea I thought might be of interest to others. The Happy Birthday plate in the picture was purchased at Hobby Lobby. It was a very inexpensive, plain, porcelain platter. A dry-erase marker was used to write the inscription, a colorful ribbon was threaded through it and an equally inexpensive easel was used to display it. After the party it was wiped clean and was ready for the next special event. What a great idea! I actually thought someone might have ordered it special just for the occasion and was surprised to learn the secret. This was my friends 90th birthday, but this idea would work just as well for a child's birthday party. Thread it with a pink or blue ribbon, write on it, and you have an instant centerpiece for a baby shower. The ideas are endless and think how easily it could be transported.