parties + party ideas

Grilled Cheese Party

Cheese please!! When Président Cheese approached me about reinventing a classic cheese dish for their new digital showcase “Art of Cheese“, I jumped at the chance to host a Grilled Cheese party. I’ve been wanting to plan a party like this for a while, so it was fun to actually make it happen. My friend Andrea came up with 4 easy grilled cheese recipes that we served to our guests. But, it would also be fun to mix and match the toppings and cheeses and get creative with the recipes! For more fun recipes and entertaining ideas, make sure you check out the Art of Cheese website. Right now they’re hosting a special Pinterest Sweepstakes where you could win $50 worth of their cheese varieties. What’s your favorite kind of grilled cheese sandwich?

Grilled Cheese Party | Oh Happy Day!Grilled Cheese Party | Oh Happy Day!

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Jelly Bean Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

Don’t you love the candy selection around Easter time? So colorful and spring-like, I want to buy (and eat!) it all. Conveniently, National Jelly Bean Day is April 22, so it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite jelly beans. I think it would be so much fun to have a jelly bean tasting party, especially with all the gourmet flavors available these days. Make this jelly bean garland to celebrate – you can even hand out the triangles as party favors once the day is over! (PS – Put any extra jelly beans in these fun Easter boxes!)

Jelly Bean Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jelly Bean Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jelly Bean Garland | Oh Happy Day!

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Pretty Paper Party Horns DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

You may have banned these obnoxiously loud and annoying party squawkers from your house (who, me?!) but if you’re hosting a party outside – now that’s a different story. These are quick and easy to make and embellish, and can make a pretty centerpiece – that is, until little hands grab them and start the party train.

Pretty Paper Party Horns DIY | Oh Happy Day!Pretty Paper Party Horns DIY | Oh Happy Day!Pretty Paper Party Horns DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. A genius pinata idea by our friends at Photojojo!
2. The prettiest paper fruit ever.
3. Such a fun and easy way to decorate favor bags.
4. These chocolate & sprinkle covered marshmallows look so delicious!
5. I really want one of these new tumblers from ban.do.

Easy DIY Streamer Garlands

by Michaela Egger

As an event designer I really love any super-quick and easy project. Jordan’s yellow party – awesome! And I don’t even know how often I’ve used her fringey streamers DIY by now. Whipping up lovely decor in bulk is pretty much one of my favorite things. So, today I wanted to show you one of my go-to DIYs when I need to decorate for a party and don’t have a lot of time. I’ve made bunting the regular way: cutting out shape after shape and attaching it to string. The end result sure is great, but really if you want to decorate a bigger space, it’ll take a long time to craft all those garlands. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love this simple way to create bunting from crepe paper streamers in no time at all!

Easy DIY Streamer Garlands | Oh Happy Day!Easy DIY Streamer Garlands | Oh Happy Day!Easy DIY Streamer Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

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