Apr 3

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. This flower cake is awesome (and so easy!)
2. Feeling super inspired by these brilliant surprise balls
3. So excited about spring in San Francisco!
4. Loving the photos from this dance party.
5. An adorable first birthday party.


Apr 2

Foil Birthday Candle Holders

by Kathleen Ballos

I love looking at vintage cake decorations and candles – some of them are so adorable and unique! If you’re looking for a different way to decorate a cake for someone’s birthday this year, try making these foil candle holders. You won’t believe how quick and easy they are!

Foil Birthday Candle Holders | Oh Happy Day!

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Apr 1

Easter Egg Chick Family DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

This fun family of chicks will brighten up any Easter table. They could also be used as place cards – just write names across the eggs with a colored Sharpie – or scatter them across a mantel for a sweet Easter display.

Easter Egg Chick Family DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Mar 31

Easter Hat Favors DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Here is a cute favor that can be used for Easter, a Mother’s Day Brunch, a Garden Party or a little girl’s birthday party. You can present the favors on a tray, or hang them as a garland for guests to take one on their way out. Print or write out a sign that says, “Hats off to you! Thank you for coming!”

Easter Hat Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Mar 30

Design Mom Book + Bay Area Party

Today I’m so excited to announce my sister, Design Mom’s, new book! How to Live with Kids: A Room-By-Room Guide. It is genius! Stop whatever you are doing and get one. It basically goes through the whole house and has clever ideas and tips on how to have a house that’s great for kids but doesn’t compromise on living. The book officially comes out April 7th, but you can click here to pre-order it now. I’ve always looked up to Gabby and she is always the first person I ask for parenting advice because I love how she and Ben parent their kids. When you go to their house you’ll find a beautiful and practical house that always looks great with with happy kids running around climbing trees or making movies. They are really deliberate and thoughtful about how they raise their kids and live their lives. When you go to their house you don’t want to leave. For me there couldn’t be a more perfect person to write this book.

One more thing, We’re THROWING A PARTY!! We’re hosting a book party in honor of Gabrielle and Design Mom at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland on April 7 from 6pm – 7:30pm and everyone’s invited! There will be treats, gifts, a book signing, and I will be doing a Q&A with Gabby. You can get all the details here! PLEASE COME!

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First photo by Seth Smoot & styled by Kendra Smoot
Last photo by Kristen Loken for Design Mom