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Giant Paper Bead Garland

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love making simple necklaces out of beads (evidence here) and often have my crafty friends over to work on jewelry projects. This garland would be perfect decor for a jewelry crafternoon but it’s so bright and graphic it could work for just about anything. These mega versions of my favorite seed beads come together quickly using whatever paper you have on hand. If you love stringing beads together this will be right up your alley!

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Bubble Relay Race

We hosted a “Welcome Summer”party a few weeks ago as part of a Quaker Chewy campaign. I already shared a post about the Color Fight and today I’m sharing photos from our bubble relay race. We split all the kids into teams and had them race across the grass doing the crab walk. The twist is I set up 4 bubble machines to create a giant tunnel of bubbles to race through. After the races in turned into the kids just chasing bubbles around (the little ones got a little distracted-ha!) Don’t miss my Sister Design Mom’s post & My Sister in Law Say Yes’ post too!

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This post is sponsored by Quaker Chewy. Quaker Chewy helps give kids the energy they need to play. That’s why Quaker and NERF are teaming up to fuel backyard fun, helping families get out and get active together, right in their own backyard. When you buy three specially-marked boxes of Quaker Chewy, you can enter the codes online at http://fuelfun.quakeroats.com to get a free Nerf sports item.

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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Geometric Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

Did you see last week’s post featuring awesome rainbow ideas from Pinterest? So inspiring! This geometric garland in rainbow colors is really quick to put together so it’s great if you have a big space to decorate. If you’re hosting a birthday party, make these geometric favor boxes to match!

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Favorite Party Pins: Pineapples

Not sure how long this pineapple trend is going to last but we are going to ride that train until it crashes. Pineapples forevah! Here are some of our favorite pineapple pins.

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1. Invitations | 2. Wrapping Paper | 3. Garland | 4. Drinks | 5. Wallpaper | 6. T-Shirt | 7. Plates | 8. Cake | 9. Sneakers | 10. Origami

Beach Cake Toppers

by Kathleen Ballos

Now that it’s almost officially the start of summer, I think it would be so much fun to host a summer solstice party! Even if you’re nowhere near an ocean or lake, make these miniature chairs and umbrella to add a beachy vibe to your cake. (P.S. – How to perfectly frost a messy cake!)

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