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USMC 243rd Birthday Ball

How to Shop for Birthday Ball

Birthday Ball Uniform Order Deadline

Mail order/online uniforms orders ONLY:

  • If you require delivery for November Birthday Ball, your uniform order must be placed no later than Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  •  All mail order/online uniform orders placed after 1 October will be available for delivery after 24 November.
  •  Deadline does not apply to in-store fitting and pick up.

 NOTE: December commissioning uniform orders placed via mail order/online are not affected and will be accepted for late November/early December delivery. 

Birthday Ball uniform orders - Delivered by 15 December

2018 USMC Birthday Ball Catalog


  • Don't need personalized supplies for your 243rd Birthday Ball? Shop online for Birthday Ball decor, mementos and more.
  • Need to order personalized Birthday Ball items? The 2018 Birthday Ball Order Form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, simply click on the desired form to view and print it.

    • Download/View the Birthday Ball Order Form for items that need to be personalized or paid in installments.

Whether you are attending a formal dance, or throwing a bash at home with Marine vets, we have Birthday Ball gear for you!


USMC Birthday Ball 2018 - Mementos for 243rd Birthday

USMC Birthday Ball 2018 Party Supplies

Presentation Gift Ideas for Birthday Ball 2018

Submitting Your Order

  • In order to guarantee delivery  before 10 November 2018, please call for lead time required based on your location and event date. As a general rule, Birthday Ball orders should be placed by 31 August for overseas orders and by 30 September for stateside orders.
    • Orders placed after 15 October will incur a $35 rush fee.

  • To place an order via phone, or for additional information, please call 888-237-7683. Customer Service is available Monday through Friday from 0800 - 1630 EST.

  • Once your order form is complete, submit it via fax to: 703-640-0162.

  • You can also submit your form via e-mail to: [email protected]

    PLEASE NOTE: E-mail is not secure do NOT include credit card information on your order form.

    Special Notes About Birthday Ball Orders


Personalized Glassware for USMC Birthday Ball 2018Personalized Glassware

Minimum order of 36 pieces required for personalized Birthday Ball glasses.

Personalization is available with a set-up fee of $50.00 for Non-Members and $35 for Members.

All glassware with Black Birthday Ball or Gold EGA design can be personalized on the back, in the same color, with minimum purchase of 36 pieces per style.

Etched Glassware in style numbers 104607 through 104631 incur no additional fees for adding names or custom dates.

Sample image engraved flaskEngraving

Flat-fee engraving available for online, single item purchases. Items such as pewter tankards, Challenge Coins, and jewelry can be engraved for an additional fee.

Oversized or oddly shaped items such as canteens, tankards, and metal can koozies will be charged a separate set-up fee for each engraved item

Visit the Engraving Options page for bulk order discount information and ordering instructions.

Sample of engraved challenge coinChallenge Coins

Engraved challenge coins and display boxes are the quintessential presentation gift for any USMC event.

Print the Custom Coin Order Form and submit it via email or fax for processing.

Want to create your own coin for this year's Birthday Ball? Visit the How to Order Customized Coins for step-by-step ordering instructions.

You can also view and purchase Birthday Ball supplies at either one of our retail stores:

The Marine Shop The Marine Shop at Camp Lejeune
300 Potomac Avenue Building 84, Exchange Annex (across from GameStop)
Quantico, VA 22134 Camp Lejeune, NC 28542
Phone (703) 640-7195 Phone (910) 451-7500
Monday - Friday 0930 to 1800 Monday - Friday 0800 to 1800
Saturday 0930 - 1800 Saturday - 1000 - 1400
Sunday - CLOSED Sunday - CLOSED

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