Party + Wedding Ideas

You've got a party to throw? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find our favorite party ideas. Showers, Birthday parties, Anniversaries, and Weddings all in one spot! Ideas we came up with and links to the best ones on the web.

A Pool Party

by Casey Baudoin

Beat the heat and throw a pool party!  For adults or kids, everyone will love grilling out, fresh fruit, music, and balloons in the pool!

A Pool Party | Oh Happy Day!

1. radio  2. watermelon  3. garland  4. cups  5. margarita  6. invitation  7. balloons  8. grill  9. chair

Carnival Party Ideas

Growing up, I loved going to the county fairs and carnivals that happened around my hometown in the summertime. So I think it would be fun to host a carnival-themed party before summer ends! On Oh Happy Day, we’ve done a bunch of DIYs that would work great with a theme like this. With the party already planned, all you need is to set a date and invite over your friends!

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A. Carnival Cake Topper | B. Streamer Garlands | C. Caramel Apple Kits | D. Mini Cotton “Candy” Invites | E. Spinning Carousel Centerpieces | F. Weather Balloon Signage | G. Fringey Streamers | H. Tightrope Walker Cake Topper | I. Cotton Candy Garland | J. Circus Party Hats

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. I love the REAL sprinkles on the backs of these invitations.
2. The details at this party are incredible.
3. I want to go to every single one of these dinner parties (photo from here.)
4. Such a rad alternative to party hats.
5. I’m obsessed with these pretty paper wheels!

7 Amazing Kids Cakes

I’m always impressed with the creative cakes that people come up with. Here are a few that I’d like to try – they seem easy enough to tackle myself.

I’m debating whether to eat this one, or hug it.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

A cake that celebrates doodling!

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Almost prettier than the real thing.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Now I want to throw a space-themed party.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

So, this is adorable.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Loving all the candy accents on this one.

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So fun!

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Hidden Prize Birthday Cake

by Kathleen Ballos

A little while ago I was looking through a 1950s craft book and read about the Christmas tradition of a Jack Horner pie. Traditionally, the book says you wrap small presents, tie each one to a string, and put all the presents in a box/basket with the string tails hanging out of the box – then your party guests each take a string and pull it to see which prize they get.

This tissue paper birthday cake was inspired by that idea – instead of loot bags, have party guests each grab a string, pull, and see what they get! Alternatively, this would also be a fun way to distribute prizes for game-winners throughout the party. (P.S. Fan of paper cakes? Make these candle and cake hats for your guests!!)

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