cupcakes

Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Here’s a question for you: how do you make ice cream cones that don’t melt? Why, gum drops, of course. These cute little cones will last hours and are perfect for as cupcake toppers for any summer party. You could also slip them in little cello bags, throw a ribbon ‘round the stick and pass them out as favors. Don’t forget the cherry on top! (PS – An ice cream cone garland!) 

Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Jumbo Popsicle Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

I love it when decorations are affordable, super quick, and make big impact and this popsicle garland definitely fits the bill. In case you don’t recognize them, the popsicles are made of chopped up pool noodles! They come in so many different colors that you can make your garland popsicles whatever “flavors” you like – and how about making real popsicles to match your color scheme? And don’t forget to make a giant popsicle piñata!

Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!

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Shamrock Money Cakes

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you ever had a money cake? My grandma used to make them for us when we were kids – she’d wrap coins in wax paper and hide them in the icing layer of our birthday cakes. When you ate your slice, you would always hope for lots of coins! This Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to use chocolate coins instead and hide them under shamrock toppers on these miniature cakes. So simple, but what a fun surprise!

Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

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Cupid’s Arrow Valentine Cupcake Toppers DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

I know there are several pretty versions of this out there, but this take on Cupid’s arrow as a cupcake topper has something special – the tip of the arrow is actually an edible candy heart. Which means, more sweets for your sweethearts!

Cupid's Arrow Valentine Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cupid's Arrow Valentine Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cupid's Arrow Valentine Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

1. I’m crazy about these colorful garlands by Natalie Shriver for Designlovefest’s LA Blogshop.
2. These napkin rings by Hank & Hunt are perfect for summer dinner parties.
3. My kids would go crazy for Design Mom‘s DIY tricycle car wash.
4. You Are My Fave‘s cupcake toppers aren’t just for the 4th of July.
5. These summer popsicles look deliciously refreshing (via 100 Layer Cake.)