kids parties

Foil Space Mobile

by Kathleen Ballos

One of my favorite unexpected craft supplies are the foil baking sheets available at grocery stores. They are so affordable and versatile! This time I’ve used them to make these simple night sky mobiles – wouldn’t they be fun for a space party? I made a few of rocket party poppers to go with it. So fun!

Foil Space Mobile | Oh Happy Day!Foil Space Mobile | Oh Happy Day!

 

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Watermelon Place Cards DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Did you know watermelons are 91% water? You will only need a cup of water to dip your paintbrush in for these watermelon place cards. Perfect for National Watermelon Day – August 3rd! These could also make a festive garland – instead of putting a name on the cards, just fold them over some string and use tape or glue to secure. Happy Watermelon Day! (PS – Watermelon favors!)

Watermelon Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Watermelon Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Watermelon Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Watermelon Favors DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Nothing screams summer more than watermelon (well, maybe ice cream does, too). It just so happens that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Who knew?! This party favor, ready to stuff with treats and goodies, is made out of plain old paper plates from the grocery store. (PS – Watermelon pinatas!)

Watermelon Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day!Watermelon Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day! Watermelon Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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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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Hidden Prize Birthday Cake

by Kathleen Ballos

A little while ago I was looking through a 1950s craft book and read about the Christmas tradition of a Jack Horner pie. Traditionally, the book says you wrap small presents, tie each one to a string, and put all the presents in a box/basket with the string tails hanging out of the box – then your party guests each take a string and pull it to see which prize they get.

This tissue paper birthday cake was inspired by that idea – instead of loot bags, have party guests each grab a string, pull, and see what they get! Alternatively, this would also be a fun way to distribute prizes for game-winners throughout the party. (P.S. Fan of paper cakes? Make these candle and cake hats for your guests!!)

Hidden Prize Birthday Cake | Oh Happy Day!Hidden Prize Birthday Cake | Oh Happy Day!Hidden Prize Birthday Cake | Oh Happy Day!Hidden Prize Birthday Cake | Oh Happy Day!

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