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.

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. Jihan had a bespoke pinata made just for me…
2. Never buy an envelope again!
3. Cute (and SUPER easy) party hats.
4. Wearing these to every party from now on. (PS – Have seen ban.do’s new line??)
5. These invitations are amazing.

Printable Mini Super Stars

by Alix Sorrell

I recently returned from a trip to India where beautiful paper stars (leftover from Christmas) were hanging everywhere! Even though the holidays are over, I loved how fun & versatile they were. These printable stars can be printed on any color paper which makes them the perfect addition to any party you were planning. Hang them from a centerpiece or string them together to make a banner. Fold one into an envelope and sent as a birthday card to let a special someone know that they are a super star!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. The prettiest wedding invitations.
2. I want these… bad.
3. Feeling so inspired by these balloon sculptures!
4. These garlands are amazing.
5. Perfect for spring!!

DIY Anniversary Gifts

by Kathleen Ballos

Did you know that there is a specific material assigned to each year of marriage? I thought it would be fun to use the list as inspiration for DIY anniversary gift packages. For this post I focused on paper (1 year), wood (5 years), and silver (25 years) but wouldn’t fruit & flowers (4 years), cotton (2 years), and lace (13 years) be fun to do as well? It’s a lot of fun coming up with creative and affordable ideas to fill each package – let us know if there are any other cute gifts to include!

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Last-Minute Party Tricks

I always joke that the better the party I throw, the worse I look when I show up. I’ve gotten better at getting ready way in advance so I don’t look like I just ran a marathon but we do have a little routine we go through before the party starts. I usually make sure the house is pretty clean the day before but right before the guests begin showing up I will do a “walk through.” Basically, I pretend I am a guest in my own home. I try to think about what would make people more comfortable and then go around sprucing things up. Here are my three basic steps:

1. I start at the front door and do a quick once-over with fresh eyes. I clean up the entryway, tuck mail away. I check the bathroom to make sure it is guest-ready and there are fresh hand towels out.
2. Make it smell good! I open windows for a few minutes to let in fresh air. I light candles to set the mood and even use sprays if something is smelling unpleasant. I’ve been trying Unstopables (our new sponsor.) The new line includes everything you’d need to make your house smell awesome before guests arrive: air fresheners, candles, pluggin refills, fabric refreshers.
3. Music! I always put on music right before the party. I am a big fan of Songza. They have handpicked playlists (instead of algorithms) and are really good. I usually use Sunshine Indie Rock or my friend Rubi introduced me to this playlist Sally Draper’s Secret Dorm Room Party which is great for a dinner party.
I loved all the great party tips in yesterday’s post. I’m taking notes and am going to try some of them. I’ll report back!
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This post is sponsored by Unstopables: Smell like the lifestyle you deserve. 

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day