parties + party ideas

Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

How sweet would it be to surprise your mom with a yummy cake and a beautiful handmade cake topper? Grab a cake from your local bakery, or make a simple chocolate cake (because, who doesn’t love chocolate?). Adding a handmade topper will make it that much more special. (PS – Mother’s Day brunch!)

Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Vellum Thank You Bag Printable

by Sally J Shim

It’s always a nice idea to show your thanks with a little sweet treat. You can make these simple thank you bags for party guests or for anyone whom you want to say “thank you” to. These translucent vellum thank you bags show off the sweet treats inside and can be stitched closed or sealed using washi tape or adhesive.

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A DIY Woodland Backdrop

by Michaela Egger

A woodland creatures party ideally takes place in the forest – somewhere in a sheltered clearing nestled in a charming woodland area. But not everybody is lucky enough to live near such a place. Or if they do, there’s always the chance of rain. So for a plan B, let’s take the party inside! To create that woodland feeling, you can bring in twigs, branches, moss and plants. And you can create this simple forest paper backdrop made with kraft paper and water color. A great DIY even for smaller children. (PS – Woodland party invitations!)

A DIY Woodland Backdrop | Oh Happy Day! A DIY Woodland Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

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Punched Leaf Napkin Rings

by Ashley Page Norton

I love the idea of tying a piece of rosemary into a mini wreath for a napkin ring – a little bit of greenery always looks nice on a table. Here’s a way to have a set of leafy napkin rings you never have to throw away – they’re made of paper! You can make these into mini wreaths which are super pretty, or customize them by making letters for everyone’s first name who’ll be sitting at your table. Either way it’s a little bit of spring to keep all year round!

Punched Leaf Napkin Rings | Oh Happy Day!Punched Leaf Napkin Rings | Oh Happy Day!Punched Leaf Napkin Rings | Oh Happy Day!

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Favorite Party Pins: Confetti

I LOVE confetti – there are so many ways you can use it to decorate for parties! Here are a few of my favorite ideas from Pinterest! (PS – Confetti Triangle Invitations!)

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1. filled boxes | 2. frames | 3. garland | 4. wall | 5. gift tags | 6. marshmallows | 7. cones | 8. paper downloads | 9. ceremony programs | 10. giant balloons