parties + party ideas
Today, I’m blending two of my favorite things: party hats and confetti! These festive hats are easy to make, super colorful, and a definite crowd pleaser. It’s hard not to smile when there’s a party happening on your head! I got the idea for this technique from Joke’s present wrapping trick. It couldn’t be easier. Just glue and dip!
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They used to have this giant paper tree at my favorite store Tail of the Yak as one of their store displays (they’ve since changed it) but I love the idea of making a paper flower tree for a shower or party. It fits perfect for spring. We made one and I loved it so much I’ve kept it on my desk. It would be cute to go with these: Painted Paper Flower Hats for a bridal or baby shower or a really fun birthday party. (ps: Screensaver is from Door 16.)
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Picnic season is upon us! Here is a clever little packaging trick when you are hosting an event outdoors. Just glue a small clothespin to a wooden fork (or any utensil) and clip it to your picnic lunch. It is cute and functional. (How awesome would it be to pair these with a DIY S’Mores Kit on a camping trip?!)
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Here is a little paper pom pom party hat project. It is super simple to make and the results are pretty adorable. We included the link to the party hat template below. Just print the template on colored cardstock and you’re ready to go. These would be really cute in rainbow colored pom poms too! See full instructions below.
Last fall I decided to try an experiment to bring in more people to work on projects for Oh Happy Day with me. I was hoping that if I combined the skills of different people (photographers, graphic designers, crafters, stylists) we would get results that were much higher quality than if I did them on my own. It has been a steep learning curve to figure everything out and we are still learning and tweaking our process as we go but I am really happy with the wonderful people I get to work with. All these projects are a labor of love and huge team effort to do the best we can. Yesterday we had a little going away party for Harper, our intern. She loooooves cats and so we surprised her with a cat party. We printed out pictures of cats from the internet on cardstock, added dowels and decorated the table and taped them to the backs of chairs. It was silly and fun and really easy to do. (I tried to convince them to find a box of kittens to bring in for the party but I got shutdown.) We will miss you Harper! I am so grateful for these awesome people who make my job easier and more fun! Meow!
Photography by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Crafting by Caitlin Barker