parties + party ideas

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!)

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Origami Picnic Boxes DIY

Here is a sweet little idea that would be great for a baby shower or a picnic. The best part is all you need is paper and our handy template to put this together. We’ve partnered with Blue Diamond Almonds for this easy way to serve food at a party or a picnic. (Perfect for holding healthy snack foods like almonds!) These come together really quickly and I like that you can customize colors to suit your party really easily. It’s a nice little easy touch to add to a laid back party. See below for full instructions!

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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!) 

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A Pool Party

by Casey Baudoin

Beat the heat and throw a pool party!  For adults or kids, everyone will love grilling out, fresh fruit, music, and balloons in the pool!

A Pool Party | Oh Happy Day!

1. radio  2. watermelon  3. garland  4. cups  5. margarita  6. invitation  7. balloons  8. grill  9. chair

Carnival Party Ideas

Growing up, I loved going to the county fairs and carnivals that happened around my hometown in the summertime. So I think it would be fun to host a carnival-themed party before summer ends! On Oh Happy Day, we’ve done a bunch of DIYs that would work great with a theme like this. With the party already planned, all you need is to set a date and invite over your friends!

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A. Carnival Cake Topper | B. Streamer Garlands | C. Caramel Apple Kits | D. Mini Cotton “Candy” Invites | E. Spinning Carousel Centerpieces | F. Weather Balloon Signage | G. Fringey Streamers | H. Tightrope Walker Cake Topper | I. Cotton Candy Garland | J. Circus Party Hats