May 20

Modern Spiderman Party

When it comes to kids parties I want something that looks cute and modern, is easy to put together and that my kids will love. Now that my kids are getting old enough to choose the kind of birthday party they want it usually involves some character or trademarked cartoon. My favorite thing to do is to buy a few carefully chosen store bought pieces and then add a few easy handmade details to make it special. For this Spiderman party, I picked up all the basic supplies (plates, cups, straws, Spiderman costume, balloons) from Target. They have a tons of different themed party stuff!  Then I made a photobooth backdrop by painting a cityscape on white butcher paper. We taped it to the ground and had the kids lie upside down so it looked like they were swinging through the city. I also transformed some red and blue silly string into “spidey spray” with simple hand-painted paper labels. As a fun drink surprise, I froze mini plastic spiders into ice cubes.  Then we built a giant web in our hallway using black yarn. All the kids had to crawl through the web to get into the kitchen for snacks! The whole thing took less then two hours to put together.

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May 19

Space Party Supplies

Wouldn’t it be fun to throw a modern space party? Here are a few party supplies that I’ve been eyeing lately. Now I just need an occasion to use them!

Space Party Supplies | Oh Happy Day!

1. Place Cards | 2. Candles | 3. Cardboard Rocket Ship | 4. Invitations | 5. Cookie Cutter | 6. Balloons | 7. DIY Rockets | 8. Cake

May 9

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. How do I get an invite to this colorful party?
2. Such a pretty idea for outdoor summer parties!
3. The most brilliant way to entertain kids.
4. Yum! Build your own sliders!
5. A fun way to make Mother’s Day last all week!

May 8

Craft Night: Letterpress Class

Last week we hosted some letterpress classes at our old studio. It was fun to dust off of my letterpress and give everyone the chance to print their own cards. I started each classes with basic instructions on how to use the letterpress. Then once people started, I shared a little bit more about the basics of letterpress printing. Everyone got the chance to print 2 different cards designs (by Alix Sorrell) with red and yellow ink and all of the money from the event was donated to a local nonprofit preschool. I’m so thankful for everyone who attended – I had such a great time meeting you! More craft nights are coming, so make sure you join our mailing list  to get early access to sign up!

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

We always have the best gift bag sponsors. This time, Knot & Bow sent over black and white versions of their glitter twine. It’s the prettiest twine I’ve ever seen!

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

The Great Lakes Goods gave everyone packs of their party balloons. I love the fun sayings and designs printed on them.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Everyone got a mini pinata from Furbish. I’m in loooooove with them.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Acme Party Box sent us the cutest little milk bottles! (I also think they’d make awesome vases.)

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Apr 24

Craft Night: Floral Design Class

Here are a few photos from our Floral Design Craft Night last week. It was so fun to host Studio Choo at our studio – they’re amazing! Each class started with introductions, and I shared a few ways that Bing image search can help with finding color inspiration. Then, Alethea and Jill taught the basics of flower care and how to build floral arrangements. After their lesson, each person got to choose their own flowers and start designing their own bouquets. The Studio Choo team wandered around and gave advice and instruction. I was super impressed with everyone’s creativity! Thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright for putting the evening together. We’ll be announcing more craft nights soon – so stayed tuned! (And make sure to join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!)

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Andrea Pimental provided the snacks: s’mores pots de creme! (Get the recipe here.) I think I ate ten.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

For the goodie bags, Poppies for Grace sent over a confetti balloons and sweetheart gift kits for everyone who attended. We had a few extra, so we used them as decorations.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

Paper Generation gave everyone these awesome terrarium notecards. (Plus, she hand-wrote a message on each one!)

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I love these mini pom pom flowers that ban.do sent over (fits the theme, don’t you think!?) And, Casey D. Sibley sent over a bunch of rad tea towels! See them all here.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped make this night a success! I love hosting these classes and I’m really looking forward to doing more in the future. (Are you coming to our Letterpress Craft Nights next week??)

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

This post is sponsored by Bing.

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Photos by Paul Ferney & Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day