parties + party ideas

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!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

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1. The PERFECT fall table setting.
2. How great are these candles? I want to make a million.
3. Say Happy Birthday in style.
4. Make a bunch to keep in your party closet.
5. An awesomely creepy backdrop.

Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile

by Ashley Page Norton 

I recently saw the Matisse cut outs show at the Met, and it was definitely inspirational. This simple mobile is reminiscent of the shapes Matisse used, but more directly taken from fall leaves. The warm metallics and wood tones will look beautiful over your Thanksgiving table, or just hanging around the house as the season changes.

Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day!

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Favorite Party Pins: The Sky

There’s a full moon happening next week. Wouldn’t it be fun to throw a Sky Party to celebrate? Here are a few fun party ideas we found on Pinterest for the occasion (PS – more party pins here.)

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1. Cloud Backdrop | 2. Moon Backdrop | 3. Cookies | 4. Cake Topper | 5. Paper Cloud | 6. Moon Party | 7. Cheesecakes | 8. Balloons | 9. Pinata | 10. Chimes

Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

These pretty gumdrop acorn napkin rings are very easy and fun to make. Once you start, you will want to keep making them! Mix in any extras with other seasonal nuts or fruits as a colorful centerpiece. Warn your guests not to nibble them, or they might eat some glue. And of course, keep them well out of reach of small children. If you want, use pom-poms to make a kid-friendly version (see last pair of photos). In fact – just swap the hot-glue gun for Elmer’s or craft glue, and this would be a great craft project for kids to do too.

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