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.

Mid Century Straw Decor

by Kathleen Ballos

I love looking at mid century design for craft ideas – these hanging stars were inspired by the popular starburst and atomic patterns. Made of straws, these decorations are super quick (and affordable!) to make. And check out more retro party projects!

Mid Century Straw Decor | Oh Happy Day!Mid Century Straw Decor | Oh Happy Day!

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Felted Ball Garland

Today we’re sharing a special DIY by Sally Shim. Sally’s been contributing to Oh Happy Day for over a year, and now I’m excited to announce that she just released a new book: Pretty Packages (you can order it by clicking here.) In the book, she shares 45 step-by-step gift wrapping DIYs – from wrapping paper to gift boxes and gift tags. I already own a copy and I really love it. This week we’ll be giving away copies of Pretty Packages along with a packaging supply goody bag to 3 Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these fun Felted Ball Garlands! (PS – To see more of Sally’s contributions to Oh Happy Day, click here!)

Felted Ball Garland

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. Wouldn’t these make a great garland?
2. So beautiful.
3. Love the way these turned out.
4. Such an easy idea for favors.
5. This made us laugh.

Printable Peanut Boxes

by Alix Sorrell

Did you know September 13th is National Peanut Day? What better way to celebrate than with these fun peanut boxes. These treats make a great snack to bring to baseball game for would be fun favors for a birthday party. Popcorn also works great in these boxes just in case you’re planning a popcorn party!

Printable Peanut Boxes | Oh Happy Day! Printable Peanut Boxes | Oh Happy Day! Printable Peanut Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

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Giant Bow Gift Wrap DIY

by Michaela Egger

Last month when my daughter and I were wrapping a birthday gift to bring to her friend’s party, the result was sort of underwhelming – especially for a 5 year old! “Mom, that gift looks kind of small” was her reaction once we had finished wrapping up the lovely little present we had bought. So, I thought “let’s make it bigger!” and came up with this easy giant bow gift wrap. All you need is a little more gift wrapping paper and you can make a big impression with an ittybitty gift!

Giant Bow Gift Wrap DIY | Oh Happy Day!Giant Bow Gift Wrap DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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