birthdays

Crepe Paper Swirlers

by Kathleen Ballos

These DIY crepe paper swirlers are really simple to make, but they are so fun to play with! If you like taking pictures while waving sparklers around, these are a good indoor alternative. I made these with New Years Eve in mind, but I think they’d be fun for any party. You could even make some matching confetti throwers!

Crepe Paper Swirlers | Oh Happy Day!Crepe Paper Swirlers | Oh Happy Day!Crepe Paper Swirlers | Oh Happy Day!

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Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers

by Kathleen Ballos

This one’s for everyone with December birthdays. Just because it’s the holiday season, it doesn’t mean you can wrap their Christmas & birthday presents into one! Instead, here’s a special DIY for Christmas crackers shaped like birthday candles. Make a bunch as a fun surprise for the birthday girl or boy and fill them up with mini treats, toys and candy.

Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers | Oh Happy Day!Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers | Oh Happy Day!Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers | Oh Happy Day!

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Paper Flower Lights Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you noticed Christmas items already popping up in stores? Although it is still a bit early, I like being able to use some of the items in non-Christmas ways, like this paper flower garland made from small white Christmas lights! This garland is very multi-purpose: you can make it for a party, home decor, or decorate your tree with it.

Paper Flower Lights Garland | Oh Happy Day!Paper Flower Lights Garland | Oh Happy Day!Paper Flower Lights Garland | Oh Happy Day!Paper Flower Lights Garland | Oh Happy Day!

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Giant Paper Alphabet Blocks

by Ashley Page Norton 

Paper is definitely my favorite medium! Here is a paper project you can customize in so many ways and you probably already have all the materials. These blocks are great to have on hand for baby showers, birthday parties, holidays, etc. You can use them over and over again, just put useful letters on them and make them in a color palette you love. This pink variety would decorate an adorable second birthday for a little girl!

Giant Paper Alphabet Blocks | Oh Happy Day! Giant Paper Alphabet Blocks | Oh Happy Day! Giant Paper Alphabet Blocks | Oh Happy Day!

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New Party Supplies

Here are a few party supplies that I’ve got my eye on. I love the colors! (PS – Have you seen Ikea’s new line of paper party decorations??)

Party Supplies | Oh Happy Day!

1. These party hats are perfect. | 2. The prettiest envelopes. | 3. Fun straws. | 4. These plates are from Target! | 5. Rainbow cups. | 6. Cute for favors. | 7. One of the many decorations I got from Ikea this week…