Jul 21

Carnival Party Ideas

Growing up, I loved going to the county fairs and carnivals that happened around my hometown in the summertime. So I think it would be fun to host a carnival-themed party before summer ends! On Oh Happy Day, we’ve done a bunch of DIYs that would work great with a theme like this. With the party already planned, all you need is to set a date and invite over your friends!

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A. Carnival Cake Topper | B. Streamer Garlands | C. Caramel Apple Kits | D. Mini Cotton “Candy” Invites | E. Spinning Carousel Centerpieces | F. Weather Balloon Signage | G. Fringey Streamers | H. Tightrope Walker Cake Topper | I. Cotton Candy Garland | J. Circus Party Hats

 

Jul 18

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. I love the REAL sprinkles on the backs of these invitations.
2. The details at this party are incredible.
3. I want to go to every single one of these dinner parties (photo from here.)
4. Such a rad alternative to party hats.
5. I’m obsessed with these pretty paper wheels!

Jul 18

7 Amazing Kids Cakes

I’m always impressed with the creative cakes that people come up with. Here are a few that I’d like to try – they seem easy enough to tackle myself.

I’m debating whether to eat this one, or hug it.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

A cake that celebrates doodling!

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Almost prettier than the real thing.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Now I want to throw a space-themed party.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

So, this is adorable.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Loving all the candy accents on this one.

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

So fun!

7 Amazing Kids Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Jul 17

Hidden Prize Birthday Cake

by Kathleen Ballos

A little while ago I was looking through a 1950s craft book and read about the Christmas tradition of a Jack Horner pie. Traditionally, the book says you wrap small presents, tie each one to a string, and put all the presents in a box/basket with the string tails hanging out of the box – then your party guests each take a string and pull it to see which prize they get.

This tissue paper birthday cake was inspired by that idea – instead of loot bags, have party guests each grab a string, pull, and see what they get! Alternatively, this would also be a fun way to distribute prizes for game-winners throughout the party. (P.S. Fan of paper cakes? Make these candle and cake hats for your guests!!)

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Jul 17

Planter Wishlist

I need more plants in my life! So I’ve been on the hunt for beautiful planters. Here are a few I’ve been eyeing.

Planter Wishlist | Oh Happy Day!

1. Face Planter | 2. Earthenware Flower Pot | 3. Vintage Plant Stand | 4. Retro Planter | 5. Heart Living Planter | 6. Hex Spora | 7. Ceramic Lady Planter | 8. Cat Planter