kids parties

Clown Cupcake Toppers DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

These adorable cupcake toppers are perfect for a carnival or circus themed birthday party. Or, by using different colored cupcake wrappers, they can be customized to go with a sweet baby shower. Guaranteed to make your guests smile.

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Gold Party

It gets to that point when your children are old enough to know to ask for cartoon parties (ie: Ninja Turtles or Spiderman.)  So this year when my son uncharacteristically asked for a “Golden Party” I took the theme and ran with it before he could change his mind.

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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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Modern Ninja Turtles Party


When my kids ask for character birthday parties, I like to blend a few special store bought items with a couple homemade touches. (Like this Spiderman party.) Today I’m sharing a Modern Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party we created. I ordered this party pack from Target. It included all the basics – plates, cups, napkins, balloons, candles, etc. I also got a few  turtle shells for the kids to dress up in and some other ninja accessories (like these) for them to play with. Then, I did a few simple DIYs to tie the party together. I picked up red, orange, purple and blue felt to make ninja masks for everyone to wear during the party. I made some easy homemade favor bags that we filled with lots of green prizes and treats. For games I made some silver ninja stars for a game where the kids had to throw them into a bucket and a homemade Pin the Turtle on the Pizza. Altogether, this party took less than an afternoon to pull together.

Modern Ninja Turtles Party | Oh Happy Day!Modern Ninja Turtles Party | 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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