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.

DIY Candy Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

I have a huge sweet tooth, so it is near impossible for me to resist a good candy garland. There have been some really fun ones here on Oh Happy Day in the past  too: candy lights garland, cotton candy garland, and jelly bean garland. Use any color tissue paper to whip up this sweet little garland for your next party.

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Printable Apple Boxes

by Alix Sorrell

It’s the start of a new school year and time to make a good impression. Wouldn’t it be fun to impress your teacher with an apple treat box? These boxes would also be perfect for a Back to School Party or a fun way to celebrate International Eat an Apple Day (September 20th). Pack these apples with any type of candy but if you want to be a bit sneaky you can fill them with gummy worms!

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Neon Party

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love exploring hardware stores for craft supplies – there’s always great inspiration to be found. The rope, twine, and cord section is my favorite – so many projects can come out of these materials, especially when they’re in an awesome palette. After finding a neon orange, pink, and yellow, I developed three ideas using this brightly colored parachute cord: placemats, placecards, and coasters. Either together or separately they would be perfect decorations for a cheerful party!

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

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1. Perfect for a Labor Day party.
2. A dreamy way to end the summer.
3. It’s not really a party until someone throws confetti
4. This party sign is so clever!
5. Ha! These favors make me laugh.

Crepe Paper Butterflies DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

What could be prettier than brightly colored butterflies fluttering around your cake? The trick to these easy-to-make butterflies is in the shape of the paper – basically a diamond on top of a square. Usually used to make gorgeous paper flowers (see here, here and here), the natural grains of the crepe paper lend themselves perfectly to the creation of these butterflies.

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