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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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