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 19

Public Bikes Giveaway

PUBLIC Bicycles just released a new line of bikes to help little kids learn how to ride. The new design allows kids to use their natural instincts to balance (without fear of falling.) It would make a great Christmas gift for a 3-5 year old!  And today, one reader will get the chance to win a new PUBLIC Mini.  Read all about the new models here and click through below for your chance to win!

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Nov 18

Permanent Press Editions

Love these great prints from Permanent Press Editions. Puts me in a partying mood.


Nov 18

How to Make a Dessert Table

Dessert tables at parties  have been all the rage the last several years (I blame Amy Atlas for blowing them up!) I love dessert tables but they can be tricky to get just right. If you aren’t careful they can end up looking a little sad. The first one I ever made I spent a lot of time and effort and the table came out looking flat and sparse. I eventually figured out the trick and today I’m going to give you my favorite tips for a successful dessert table.

How to Make a Dessert Table | Oh Happy Day! How to Make a Dessert Table | Oh Happy Day! How to Make a Dessert Table | Oh Happy Day!

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