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Even people who've never wasted a breath on party planning find themselves considering themes and streamers as they wander the cavernous Fantastico, inspecting all manner of masks, hats, banners, piñatas, disco balls, candles, costumes, plastic jewels, and ribbons. It's cheap — the prices on the ribbons are insane (25 yards of sheer organza runs $3.75). The fake stuff deserves special mention: fruits and flowers, obviously, but how about trees, birds, butterflies, and bread? All there, all spectacularly fake. It makes for a surreal, nearly David Lynchian shopping outing, given the location, a no-frills SOMA warehouse, and the contents — every last fun-time party product in existence. (We know there's more, but there shouldn't be.) The best plan is to arrive without a theme, and let the selection move you. And, no, that bag of shells can't hurt.

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