parties + party ideas

Holiday Dinner Party with Mini Food

For a holiday party this year, I thought it would be fun to host a dinner party where all the food was miniature. My friend Andrea came up with the perfect mini menu. I wanted a fun way to present it so I went to the hardware store and bought some thin planks of wood and some bricks to line up all the pretty dishes down the table. It was so easy and looked so pretty. I always shop at Crate and Barrel for mini dishes (I have for years!). They have the best selection of appetizer plates and holiday entertaining supplies. Click through below to our party.

Holiday Entertaining with Appetizers in Mini Dishes | Oh Happy Day! Holiday Entertaining with Appetizers in Mini Dishes | Oh Happy Day! Holiday Entertaining with Appetizers in Mini Dishes | Oh Happy Day!

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Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes

by Alix Sorrell

Cute packaging is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season! Whether you have a small gift or mini-cupcakes to give away, these little woodland boxes with “faux” bows are the perfect way to wrap any tiny surprise. Find some fun colorful card-stock and assemble these printable boxes in any color palette you desire. Good things definitely come in small packages!

Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes | Oh Happy Day!Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes | Oh Happy Day!Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

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Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers

by Kathleen Ballos

This one’s for everyone with December birthdays. Just because it’s the holiday season, it doesn’t mean you can wrap their Christmas & birthday presents into one! Instead, here’s a special DIY for Christmas crackers shaped like birthday candles. Make a bunch as a fun surprise for the birthday girl or boy and fill them up with mini treats, toys and candy.

Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers | Oh Happy Day!Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers | Oh Happy Day!Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers | Oh Happy Day!

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Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

All you need are three items from the grocery store to create this magical forest of evergreens. They can be made several days ahead of time. You know that saying –  “You can’t always see the forest through the trees?”  Well, this time, you can eat your way through the forest, it’s completely edible!

Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day! Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day! Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. Victoria’s parties are the best.
2. What to do with all that leftover pumpkin pie…
3. I can’t get over this pretty wrapping paper.
4. I just want to drink these all day.
5. The most awesome hat ever.