I don’t know about you, but when I got my period my mom handed me a pad and wished me the best.

Sure, some girls I knew had a celebratory one-on-one lunch or something — a few even had heartfelt talks that involved tears, the idea of which always made me a little uncomfortable — but apparently some moms seek to take reveling in their daughters’ passage into physical womanhood to an extreme.

Starting with invitations to a “Girlhood to Womanhood,” a company titled Menarche Parties R’ Us (you can’t make this shit up) offers all the supplies you’ll need to let your friends and family know that you are now bleeding form your vagina. Here are some of their treasures:

Let’s get the whole family over! Maybe we can play “Pin the tail on the pad.”


Nothing like eating off a plate that reminds you of period blood.

Or even better — drinking from red, menstrual-themed cups.

I’d be willing to bet that Menarche Parties R’ Us has a corner on this market.

Photos via Buzzfeed