Apr 24

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. The cutest bees we’ve ever seen.
2. Live far from mom? Here’s the perfect way to send her flowers.
3. These plates! I can’t wait to add them to my collection.
4. The prettiest spring present.
5. How perfect is this cake??


Apr 23

Printable Cactus Mini-Cupcake Stand

by Alix Sorrell

Even though the cactus trend has been around for a while, I couldn’t resist one more succulent-themed craft. Whether you’re having a desert-themed party or you just want to dress up your cupcakes then this is the the perfect thing to make. If you’re looking for any other cactus themed inspiration check here and here!

Printable Cactus Mini-Cupcake Stand | Oh Happy Day!

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Apr 23

See San Francisco

Our friend Victoria from SFGirlbyBay just came out with a new book: See San Francisco! In it, she gives a photographic tour of the city through her lens. Each chapter is organized by neighborhood and gives suggestions on where to go, what to do, and what to see. It reminds me of how happy I am to live here. Victoria’s also a master at throwing parties, so we asked her to share some photos of her favorite parties with inspiration from around San Francisco! Here’s what she said:

When I’m entertaining, especially for a larger group I like to be as prepared as possible so the evening of the gathering, I can attend to my guests, and have fun too! I try to set all the tables, prepare foods and my menu in advance. Anything that can be prepared a day before is ideal — then you can give all your attention to the party and not just be in prep mode all night! I also like to create a kind of theme and set the mood — whether it be a specific type of food (like Mexican or Italian), or a color scheme and tie it all together, right down to the flowers and table settings. If I’m doing dinner for a large group, going mix and match can really make up for the fact I don’t have enough serving pieces or place settings for everyone. I keep a stash of vintage tablecloths, for instance, that share a color palette, but can work together to create pretty table settings.

Thanks Victoria! We’re so excited about your new book!

See San Francisco by SF Girl By BaySee San Francisco by SF Girl By Bay

Photos by Victoria Smith

Apr 22

Cinco de Mayo Cake Topper DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

So festive and pretty, and so easy to pop into a homemade or store-bought cake (mmm, Tres Leches, maybe?), or even a sugary stack of churros. And, this topper can be made in about 20 minutes once you’ve gathered your supplies!

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Apr 21

Baking Cups Lily of the Valley DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

The month of May’s flower is Lily of the Valley, those sweet little white bells with the loveliest scent. Which means these Lily of the Valley paper flowers – made out of small white baking cups – are a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day. Sadly, they don’t smell as good as the real thing, but we’ll just pretend they do!

Baking Cups Lily of the Valley DIY | Oh Happy Day!
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