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.

Clay Wishbone DIY

by Kathleen Ballos

Growing up, whenever there was a wishbone around my siblings and I always bickered over whose turn it was to break it and make a wish. If only we had made these clay wishbones back then! Simply sculpt air dry clay into wishbone shapes and you’ve got handfuls of potential wishes! A playful treat for after dinner, wouldn’t they be a fun way to decorate your table this autumn?

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

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1. The Six Week Boutique is selling the most beautiful paper diamond templates.
2. I love this creative wrapping paper idea by Minieco!
3. This baby announcement from paper artist Chloe Fleury might be the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen.
4. Super-fun paper letter templates by Mr. Printables.
5. Martha Stewart‘s balloon numbers are simple but awesome.

Old Fashioned Homemade Soda Party DIY

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Here is a super fun idea for a party that I cannot wait to throw! We’ve been messing around with our new SodaStream from Best Buy (it allows you to make soda on the spot!) I asked my friend Andrea to help me come up with some natural flavors for a party and she came up with four amazing recipes. We made blackberry-pineapple soda with coconut sorbet, chocolate soda with coffee ice cream, clementine soda with vanilla ice cream, and ginger-lemon soda with green tea ice cream. We could barely make it through the photo shoot without drinking all the props! Having a SodaStream for this party is perfect, because you’ll have an unlimited supply of soda water. My favorite model is the Source Home Soda Maker. It’s an appliance I wouldn’t mind having on our kitchen counter – it’s so beautiful! Have you ever made homemade soda?

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Fun Favor Ideas

At every party I throw, I always like to make a little something for guests to take home with them. Here are a few of my favorites. Which ones have you tried?  (To see all of Oh Happy Day’s favor ideas, click here.)

Fun Favors | Oh Happy Day!

1. Strawberry Treat Box Printables | 2. Stamped Party Favors | 3. Pinwheel Party Favors | 4. Caramel Apple Kits | 5. Lemonade Favors | 6. Geometric Gift Boxes | 7. Mini Masterpiece Favors | 8. Repackaged Candy Favors

Dipped-Tip Paper Chrysanthemums DIY

Today, I’m so excited to share an exclusive paper flower DIY from my friends at Thuss + Farrell.  I’ve loved the work of these awesome designers forever, so it’s an honor to partner with them on Oh Happy Day! This Dipped-Tip Paper Chrysanthemums DIY is inspired by the projects in their new book, Paper to Petal (which you should purchase immediately.) I preordered this book several months ago and when it arrived last week it did not disappoint. It is a masterpiece FOR REALS. For this Chrysanthemum project they crafted 2 color palettes: summer and autumn. I love that this flower is versatile and can be made in any color combination – so it’s great for parties and events!  All the DIY instructions are included in the PDF below. Just click download to enjoy!  If you’re interested in learning more about their paper crafts and book, visit their website and blog as well as their photo/design site.

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