Huge Giveaway with Splendid! + Pinata Favor DIY

Have you heard about the Crafting Community event at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs? Crafting Community is a laid back weekend retreat for families. It is a also creative retreat, so there are lots of fun, interactive workshops for kids and parents. The Ace is one of my favorite places and I cannot wait to take my family there again.

Here is the best part, Oh Happy Day is teaming up with our favorite striped clothing company, Splendid to give a reader the chance to win a trip for 4 to Crafting Community  plus a $500 Splendid gift card! Entering is super easy, between today and August 30th, just click here to visit Splendid’s Facebook page and enter online. (Or, you can enter in store at one of Splendid’s locations. There will be a $500 Splendid gift card awarded to one runner up online and  $100 gift cards awarded to runner ups at each Splendid location so there are lots of opportunities to win!)

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ps: We made these mini pinatas favors inspired by the Crafting Community event. I love the idea of making unique party favors for each of your guests following a theme and fill them with goodies and surprises. Just hang them up on a wall and they double as decorations and favors to take home. Click through below for the complete DIY.

Mini FAvor Pinatas

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Watermelon Pinata DIY

I don’t know about you, but we’ve been eating a lot of watermelon around our house lately. It’s such a huge part of our summer, so I couldn’t resist making one in pinata form. This one turned out so pretty, I don’t think I could break it! Instead, I’ll be using it as decoration for our next party (or maybe even for the 4th of July!) It would also be really cute paired with a few other summer treat pinatas, like Ice Cream Cones or Popsicles!


Giant Popsicle Pinata DIY

This might be my favorite pinata yet. This Giant Popsicle Pinata would be the perfect addition to any celebration! Make one for a popsicle themed party (yum!) or a festive summer barbeque. Everyone loves a cold treat, so it’s sure to be a hit either way!  (PS – Have a little extra time? You might want to make a few of these too!)

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Ice Cream Cone Pinatas DIY

Summer’s just around the corner. And these pinatas are perfect for a summertime party. They can be used as decorations, fill them with gifts and give to each person or you could fill them with candy for some traditional fun. We made them with balloons, paper mache, and my favorite crepe paper fringe. Try pairing them with my favorite Ice Cream Cone Garland for a fully themed event!

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Easter Egg Pinatas DIY

Since little balloons make the perfect egg shape, we couldn’t resist making these Easter egg pinatas. We decided to use 5-inch balloons so each child at our Easter party could have their own pinata. Then, we filled them up with candy eggs. But if you’re trying to avoid sweets, confetti is another fun alternative. I can’t wait to see the creative ways they use to break them open! (Love pinatas like I do? Then don’t miss all our DIY pinatas right here!)