parties + party ideas

Neon Party

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love exploring hardware stores for craft supplies – there’s always great inspiration to be found. The rope, twine, and cord section is my favorite – so many projects can come out of these materials, especially when they’re in an awesome palette. After finding a neon orange, pink, and yellow, I developed three ideas using this brightly colored parachute cord: placemats, placecards, and coasters. Either together or separately they would be perfect decorations for a cheerful party!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. Perfect for a Labor Day party.
2. A dreamy way to end the summer.
3. It’s not really a party until someone throws confetti
4. This party sign is so clever!
5. Ha! These favors make me laugh.

Felt Fortune Cookie Garland DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

September 13th is Fortune Cookie Day. Who knew!?! Celebrate any event with this re-usable, easy-to-transport, or even mail-able (packed up in a Chinese food take-out container) felt garland. In place of strips of decorative paper, you could even insert personalized fortunes – for example, “You will always be surrounded by those who love you.” Perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or engagement party.

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Crepe Paper Butterflies DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

What could be prettier than brightly colored butterflies fluttering around your cake? The trick to these easy-to-make butterflies is in the shape of the paper – basically a diamond on top of a square. Usually used to make gorgeous paper flowers (see here, here and here), the natural grains of the crepe paper lend themselves perfectly to the creation of these butterflies.

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Back to School Apple Cupcake Toppers DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

As summer draws to a close, we’re starting to get excited about going back to school. These cupcake and sweet little toppers just might be the perfect after-school celebration treat for a good first day!

Back to School Apple Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Back to School Apple Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Back to School Apple Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Back to School Apple Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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