Nov 26

Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

All you need are three items from the grocery store to create this magical forest of evergreens. They can be made several days ahead of time. You know that saying –  “You can’t always see the forest through the trees?”  Well, this time, you can eat your way through the forest, it’s completely edible!

Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day! Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day! Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Nov 25

Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

From afar, this pretty branch of blossoms looks just that – but take another look and you will see there are 25 blossoms, and each green leaf stamped with a date. Each blossom contains a little treat or joke (you can download a printable list of  25 Holiday Jokes for Advent Calendars) that can be opened and unwrapped as the days to Christmas are counted down.

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Nov 24

Treat Bag Advent Calendar

It’s advent calendar time! I usually put one together over the Thanksgiving Break. We have a tradition of doing one little Christmas activity everyday. Sometimes it is small things like drinking spiced cider but sometimes it’s a bigger activity like going to see the Nutcracker. Those little things were the most important part of the holidays for me when I was younger so we try to keep that going. I picked up these awesome treat bags at Paper Mart and knew they’d be perfect for an easy advent calendar. To make them just print the numbers directly onto the bags. I like to include a few little toys or treats for the boys in addition to a Christmas activity. What do you include in your advent calendar? See all of our advent calendar ideas here.

Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day! Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Paper Bags in various colors/patterns, Printer, Ribbon, Paper Clips or Clothespins

Step 1: Change your printer settings to fit the size of your paper bags and then print numbers 1-24 onto them.
Step 2: Fill the bags with treats and/or printed activities to celebrate each day until Christmas
Step 3: Hang the bags onto ribbon with paper clips or mini clothespins.

Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

This post is sponsored by Paper MartMy favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

Nov 21

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. Victoria’s parties are the best.
2. What to do with all that leftover pumpkin pie…
3. I can’t get over this pretty wrapping paper.
4. I just want to drink these all day.
5. The most awesome hat ever.

Nov 20

Favorite Party Pins: Thanksgiving

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? If you haven’t had time to prep yet, here are a few easy DIY ideas that you could still put together this weekend!

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1. Wishbone Garland | 2. Thankful For Cards | 3. Copper Leaf Gourds | 4. Unique Holiday Wreath | 5. Mini Pie Place Cards | 6. Hanging Leaves | 7. Rosemary Pear Garland | 8. Gold Pretzel Napkin Rings | 9. Painted Acorn Garland | 10. Rosemary Sprig Place Cards