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3 Ways to Celebrate a Birthday by Mail

Celebrations during the pandemic bring on a whole new host of challenges. Although we may not all be together in one place, a few surprises can go a long way literally. We are going old school via snail mail to add something new to the party. Today we are partnering with The Bouqs Co. to share The Birthday Collection (featuring 4 new Bouqs!), so you can send flowers when you can’t be together. We paired 3 Bouqs with our 3 favorite ways to celebrate birthdays by mail whether in a pandemic or not. Birthday surprises in the mail are the best, don’t you think?! Read on for more details (psst. we have a special giveaway AND promo code for you!)…

“Once Upon a Time” Bouq


What better way to brighten up a birthday card than with confetti. We made this vellum envelope with sprinkles of confetti for an unexpected surprise in the mail. Love that you can see the confetti through the envelope! Add a balloon with a hidden fortune inside for an extra touch. 

“Buttercream” Bouq

Materials Needed: Vellum envelope, colored cardstock, confetti (we picked our color palette to match the “Buttercream” Birthday Bouq)

Directions: Fill a vellum envelope with confetti and add a piece of colored cardstock with a birthday message and invite to a surprise celebratory Zoom call. 


Curate a handful of special treats for the birthday recipient that will make celebrating a breeze. We picked out a HBD banner, candles, balloons, a surprise ball (so many fun options here) and a few other treats for our celebration mailer. Add a string of mini honeycombs for them to hang up or wrap around their Bouq. We matched ours with the “I Heart You” Bouq.

“I Heart You” Bouq

Materials Needed: Tube mailer, decorative paper, glue, birthday goodies

Directions: Decorate a tube mailer by gluing decorative paper around the outside, and fill with party essentials and small gift items like birthday candles, balloons, garlands, sunglasses and/or candies. Seal with an address label, add fun postage and mail.


Let’s not forget the rest of us…we made these invitation mailers so we can all get in on the birthday fun! These pre-assembled fringed party hats are perfect to send out to all party guests. Send them with an invite to the party or Zoom party in our case. Each party guest can customize their hat with some extra flare or funny handwritten sayings.

“All The Rage” Bouq

Materials Needed: Mailer, stickers or washi tape, printable hat or flattened party hat, colored cardstock, invitation

Directions: Schedule a Zoom call and send a party hat to each pal on the invite list. Use our hat template to cut hats from colored cardstock and embellish as desired with ribbon or tissue fringe. Pack flat in a fun bubble mailer (or you can dress up a plain mailer with lots and lots of stickers!) along with a note inviting the recipient to attend a Zoom celebration.

“Sugar Rush” Bouq

Good news! In honor of their latest Birthday Bouqs, you can get 20% off your Bouqs order through September 30, 2020. Just use the code: OHHAPPYDAY20

P.S. We also have a special GIVEAWAY! To help you start the celebration, we are doing a giveaway with The Bouqs Co. and Oh Happy Day Party Shop on our instagram page. Visit @ohhappyday for all the details. Happy celebrating! 

“Buttercream” Bouq

This post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company.

Styling and photography by Olivia Kanaley Inman for Oh Happy Day.

  1. Heather

    August 17, 2020

    This is so lovely! What a beautiful post – great styling. Can’t wait to enter the contest!

  2. DSM

    August 17, 2020

    Flowers are such a comfort, especially these days!

  3. Ann

    August 17, 2020

    Pretty! My friend’s business The Confetti Post sends little boxes of happy mail like this! So fun.

  4. Britt

    August 18, 2020

    I have been sending the Oh Happy Day confetti (and the giant heart confetti for Valentines) in vellum envelopes for my family’s birthday cards this year! Guess I’m doing that tube idea for 2021 because it’s too effing cute.

  5. Shayari Panda

    August 24, 2020

    Best birthday gifr and flowers are awesome.

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