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  • Posted on October 15, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there isn't a better way to spread the word than with a pretty in pink party. Celebrate someone's victory over breast cancer, support someone's fight against it or host an event to remind your loved ones about early detection.

    A proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, we are donating a portion of today's sales to their commitment to finding a cure. No one can do it alone but together, we can be the end of cancer.

    Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser #BigDot #HappyDot

     

    To make it easier to shop for any celebration, we have created a Shop By Color section on our site. You can easily shop for all of you pink party supplies and host an event to remember.

    Our Shop By Color section is also great for coordinating solid-colored party supplies with your main party theme. Pick an accent color and bring your event to life. Silver and pink or gold and pink are hot. Hot. HOT. color combinations right now and will instantly add some party pizzazz to your event.

     

    Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser #BigDot #HappyDot

    We want you to have a memorable event - and we also know what a big job it is to plan one. We make Hostess Heroes out of everyday people so don't hesitate to call and talk to our Expert Experts (they are the four ladies on the top row). They are party planning extraordinaires and will help you get the party started!

    Phone 1.800.274.4282 | Email smiles@bigdotofhappiness.com

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Bridal Shower, Decorating Ideas, Inspiration Board, Everyday Parties and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, Big Dot Culture, Birthday Party Decorations, Bridal Shower Decorations, Chevron Party Supplies, Everyday Party Ideas

  • Posted on October 8, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Represent your guest of honor by adding their favorite color to one of our sports party themes. We made our Goaaal! Soccer birthday party theme completely unique by mixing it with Chevron Purple party supplies, giving the contrasting green and black a softer look and creating a more "girl" soccer party. The idea can also be used to add your team colors to the traditional soccer party supplies.
    Soccer Party Ideas - Mix and Match with Chevron for a YOU-nique Party #BigDot #HappyDot

    When you are deciding on what to party supplies to mix and what ones to match with your sports party theme, it is important remember to have a good balance. Good planning of your buffet table and dining areas will help make sure you order just enough of everything.

    For this buffet table, we decided on large, eye-catching decorations in the soccer party theme and then used purple chevron as an accent. The birthday party banner and favor boxes are always a crowd favorite so we personalized them with the birthday girl's name and put them front and center. Chevron candy boxes were filled with popcorn bags and topped off with a custom soccer die-cut tag for the perfect snack pack while sports drink bottles had mixed labels in purple chevron and soccer themes.

    Soccer Party Ideas - Mix and Match with Chevron for a YOU-nique Party #BigDot #HappyDot

    For this buffet table, we decided on large, eye-catching decorations in the soccer party theme and then used purple chevron as an accent. The birthday party banner and favor boxes are always a crowd favorite so we personalized them with the birthday girl's name and put them front and center. Chevron candy boxes were filled with popcorn bags and topped off with a custom soccer die-cut tag for the perfect snack pack while sports drink bottles has mixed labels in purple chevron and soccer themes.

    Soccer Party Ideas - Mix and Match with Chevron for a YOU-nique Party #BigDot #HappyDot

    And finally, for the dining tables, we started with a purple table cover, then added the soccer themed placemats and centerpiece. Soccer plates and purple chevron cups pulled the entire table together.


    Soccer Party Ideas - Mix and Match with Chevron for a YOU-nique Party #BigDot #HappyDot

    SHOP Goaaal! Soccer Party >       SHOP Chevron Purple >

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas and was tagged with All Star Sports Party Ideas, Birthday Party Decorations, Candy Buffet Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies

  • Posted on October 2, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Caramel apples and candied apples are an all-time favorite fall party favor or Halloween treat. The tart apple with the sweet coating is something both kids and adults look forward to as summer turns to fall. Whether you make your own (we found some great recipes here on Delish) or buy them pre-made (your secret is safe with us), you can make them extra-special for your event with a few do-it-yourself craft supplies.

    Caramel Apple Fall Party Favors: Great for a Harvest Party or Halloween Party #BigDot #HappyDot @BigDot

    We have dressed up these caramel apples with our die cut tags from the Pumpkin Patch party theme. They are perfect for a harvest party, Halloween party or even at your Thanksgiving Day tables.

    To create this fun look for your candied apples, you will need:
    Striped Straws
    Small Wooden Dowels
    Die Cut Craft Tags
    Ribbon
    Clear Cello Bags (if you are going to be handing them out for guests to take home.)

    1.Cut the wooden dowels (we made ours 6 inches long)

    2.Cut the straws to be a bit longer than the sticks coming out of the apples.

    3. Slide the straw over the stick and tie on the tag.

    It doesn't get any easier!

    Caramel Apple Fall Party Favors: Great for a Harvest Party or Halloween Party #BigDot #HappyDot @BigDot

    SHOP the Tags >          SHOP the Straws >

    This post was posted in Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Tips and Tricks and was tagged with Candy Buffet Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas

  • Posted on September 24, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Whether you are hosting the trick or treat after-party or planning a special event on top of the traditional Halloween festivities, these easy party ideas will get little witches and goblins giggling with excitement - and maybe also from a slight sugar buzz.

    Trick or Treat Halloween Party Ideas #BigDot #Halloween

    We used our Trick or Treat theme to style this adorable Halloween party. With a few craft supplies and a stash of candy, we created a fun buffet table for a wicked-good time!

    1. For Halloween party favors such as cookies or other bakery goodies, use white bakery bags and fold the top over, closing it off with a round party circle and a glittery clothespin. These delicious little goodies look great in a basket at the door or at the end of the candy buffet table.

    2. One of the most versatile party supplies you can invest in is a great set of Mason jars. You can dress them up with any color of twine, craft paper at the top and party circles taped to the front. Fill them with coordinating candies and you have an easy Halloween candy display. (A cast of Mason jars is fairly inexpensive. Save the box and when the party is over, safely tuck them away for the next event - you will use them over and over, we guarantee it!)

    3. Top off your Halloween candy buffet with a custom garland banner. This banner will arrive printed, cut and ready to hang. Just thread the included ribbon through each circle and you have instant party perfection!

    4. For the front of your tables, easily make your own Halloween decorations with our extra large table confetti kit. Tape Trick or Treat party circles to pretty ribbon and hang - do it yourself party decorations don't get any easier!

    5. Finally, fill your space with extra table confetti to complete the look.

    Trick or Treat Halloween Party Ideas #BigDot #Halloween

    This super cute Halloween party was decorated by only two items from our Trick or Treat theme - one set of Table Confetti and a Garland Banner. With a few Halloween craft ideas, we were able to style a fabulous event.

    Will you be hosting a Halloween party this year? Tell us about it in comments!
    Halloween Party Decoration Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Inspiration Board, Tips and Tricks, Everyday Parties and was tagged with DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, DIY Ideas, Halloween Party Ideas

  • Posted on September 17, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Black and gold are the perfect backdrop for adult Halloween parties. From cocktail and costume parties to themed dinner parties, the Spooktackularly Sophisticated Halloween party theme will bring the night to life.

    Spooktacularly Sophisticated Halloween Party Ideas: Black and Gold Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    A few key pieces created the perfect adult Halloween party. Spooktacularly Sophisticated triangle decoration kits are incredibly versatile and can be purposed in numerous was to fill your space. We used the kit at the candy buffet to create backdrop banners and a pennant banner for the front of the table. We also use a table decoration kit with confetti and shaped paper cut outs for all of our craft ideas.

    Spooktacularly Sophisticated Halloween Party Ideas: Black and Gold Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    Custom placemats, skull bottle toppers and cupcake wrappers made fang-tastic black and gold placesettings while black and white chevron tableware coordinated perfectly and brought the entire Halloween party theme to life.Spooktacularly Sophisticated Halloween Party Ideas: Black and Gold Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    Skulls and spiders, mixed with shimmery gold accents is what our Spooktaculary Sophisticated theme is all about. Start planning your costume party or cocktail hour now and you are sure to have an amazing Halloween event!

    Spooktacularly Sophisticated Halloween Party Ideas: Black and Gold Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

     

    This post was posted in Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Inspiration Board and was tagged with DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Everyday Party Ideas, Halloween Party Ideas

  • Posted on September 10, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Styling the perfect party may seem like a overwhelming job but finding a themed decorating kit will help take the pressure off of hand-crafting every.single.decoration. This triangle cut-out kit comes with 70 pieces that will easily fill your party space - and make you a Hostess Hero.

    With a few craft supplies (wooden skewers, tape & ribbon), this 70-piece party kit will add a little party pizzazz to your cake, candy buffet and walls. We offer this geometric decor kit in all of our popular themes, plus our concierge service will change any color to perfectly match your event. It doesn't get any easier!

    70-Piece Party Decoration Kit: DIY Party Craft Ideas

    Each 70-piece kit comes with:
    - 25 triangle banner pieces (3” X 4.5” folded)
    - 15 pennant triangle paper die cuts (6.25” X 5.25”)
    - 30 small triangle paper cut outs (2.25” X 2”)

    These 4 party styling tips will help you create similar party crafts for your baby shower or birthday party.

    Style Tip 1 | Cake garland banners are super fun and trendy right now - and they are crazy-easy to do. Simply attach some small triangles to a length of ribbon or party twine, stick two wooden skewers (found at your local big box store in the home goods section) into the cake, and tie the one end of the garland to each skewer.

    Style Tip 2 | This one is the easiest! Small triangles are the perfect size for table confetti. Scatter them along the buffet table or at the dining tables to add some color to your party. This kit comes with 30 small triangles so you are sure to have plenty for multiple tables.

    Style Tip 3 | A pennant banner is a party decoration that everyone will love! You can add the large triangles to a length of ribbon and tie them to the front of your candy buffet table. Or, you can simply tape them to the front of the table for super easy but fun, party decor.

    Style Tip 4 | Hanging decorations will fill your party space and dress up the walls. This party kit comes with 25 triangle banner pieces, perfectly suited for creating wall or ceiling hanging decorations, or to craft one long garland banner for behind your buffet table.

    Do you want to create your own geometric triangle party decorations? Start here >

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Inspiration Board, Tips and Tricks and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, Party Planning Tips, Birthday Party Decorations, Candy Buffet Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Monkey Boy Baby Shower Ideas

  • Posted on September 3, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Give Daddy-To-Be a barbecue man shower that is YOU-niquely him with these Daddy BABY-Q party color trends. You can easily plan the party menu - brats, burgers and craft brews will be enjoyed for sure. Then add a few salty snacks like popcorn and pretzels, and easy-to-eat cupcake treats. Top it all off with the perfect man shower party theme and some "DAD-vice Cards" for seasoned dads to offer up their best advice, and you will create a memorable man shower for Daddy-To-Be.

    Daddy BABY-Q Party Trends: Man Shower Decoration Ideas #BIGDOT #HappyDot

    1. Chevron Gray Plates // Gray Chevron plates and napkins will create the perfect backdrop for all of your themed party decorations. The bright blues and reds will pop off the table when you use this neutral tableware to anchor all of your barbecue placesettings.

    2. Navy Blue & White Balloons // Balloons are an easy and economical way to decorate your party space. Style your man shower with navy blue and white to make the party pop!

    3. Sunglasses Bottle Toppers // Party guests love to be surprised with unique party decorations, special treats or over-the-top party crafts. Sunglasses bottle toppers will fit beer, soda or water bottles so you can go above and beyond to create an impressive man shower beverage bar.

    4. Red Utensils // Finish off table placesettigs with red utensils to pull the entire man shower party theme together. The reds pop off the table when they are paired with the Gray Chevron partyware.

    Our Daddy BABY-Q party theme has the perfect red picnic pattern for any backyard barbecue. BUT if you want to style an extra-special event for Dad, you can use our Concierge Design Service to change the theme to his favorite team colors. Make the red a bright orange, or change Daddy's shirt from blue to green. Then switch out the red and blue party basics with the team colors to pull the whole event together. Whichever team is Daddy-To-Be's favorite, we can make this man shower theme represent! Best of all, our concierge design service is free! Learn about it here >

    Daddy BABY-Q Party Trends: Man Shower Decoration Ideas #BIGDOT #HappyDot

    Daddy BABY-Q man shower theme is available with three different daddy's but you can also use our Concierge Design Service to change the hair and skin tone to perfectly match your guest of honor.

    With our themed man shower party supplies and free design service, you are going to have an great grillin' and chillin' celebration!

    Daddy BABY-Q Party Trends: Man Shower Decoration Ideas #BIGDOT #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Man Showers and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Perfect Party Color Trends, Man Shower Ideas

  • Posted on August 27, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    The nearest science museum (1.5 hours away) had a traveling dinosaur exhibit and We.Were.Going. These monsters stomp around day in and day out. We talk about longnecks and sharp-tooths, what they eat, where they came from and where they went. Dinosaurs are alive and well in our house.

    On Saturday, I packed up the kiddo and The Hubbs and we were off. We stopped at McDonald's on the way there and that is where it all went downhill. That little flying fairy toy my child got in his lunch was the highlight of the day. It was all he talked about. Seriously kid - there is fascinating, awe-inspiring, older-than-dirt creatures right before your very eyes!

    Later at dinner, he looked at me and said "Mommy, I really loved seeing the dinosaurs today. That was awesome." My heart smiled - he loved it! Then, he turned to The Hubbs and in his sweet little voice "Right, Dad? That's what you told me to say."

    #MomMoment - We do our best to give our children everything. Sometimes, we should just get ourselves new shoes.

     

    I am sure the kiddo absorbed some of the fascinating info and our dinner conversations have certainly turned back toward the giant beasts that once roamed the earth - so it was totally worth it. I think a dinosaur birthday party is still at the top of his birthday party theme list!

    Shop the Dinosau Party Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    What's your Mom Moment? Tell us below in the comments and it may be featured as one of our favorites.

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Mom Moments and was tagged with Dinosaur Party Ideas

  • Posted on August 20, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Are you ready for some football?!!? You are going to give the team a perfect play with these football party ideas. The fun end zone decorations mixed with black and white chevron is straight from our newest playbook and is sure to get your team ready to rally.

    Football Party Ideas and Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    Big Dot's Football Party Playbook

    Line of Scrimmage //  Set the tables to maximize your party supplies. Custom placemats make a great backdrop to each seat, top them off with a football plate, and a black and white chevron cup and napkin to add interested to each place. Then, draw a line down the center with our accordion-folded centerpiece. The custom centerpiece will get every guest's attention and make your party pop!

    Team Huddle // Your buffet table will look amazing when you group all of your End Zone Football party supplies together. Cover water bottles and sports drinks with personalized water bottle labels to hide unsightly branded bands. Then place football party favors and sweet treats on miniature stadium tiered stands for the full impact.

    Fair Catch // Party games don't get any easier than personalized scratch off cards. Place them at each table or give them away as guests arrive. Either way you choose, you are bound to have an excited winner - just be ready for the playoffs if you don't have enough prizes!

    Touchdown // This football party is a winner - and you will be coach of the year! With special touches like custom tags on popcorn bags, do it yourself decorations out of party circles and paper fans, and a mix and match style that brings the entire theme to life, this is a football party without a time-out.

    Football Party Ideas and Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    We love how versatile the End Zone Football party theme can be. Use it to celebrate the super fan and her newest team member with a fun football baby shower. Or honor your own little quarterback with a football birthday party.

    You can even pull together a fantastic team event with these football party supplies. Whether your are celebrating a big win or the end of the season, your team of all-stars will appreciate the extra effort put into making their season memorable.

    Football Party Ideas and Decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    SHOP End Zone Football Party Supplies >

    SHOP Black and White Chevron Party Supplies >

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Inspiration Board, Everyday Parties and was tagged with Chevron Party Supplies, Football Party Supplies

  • Posted on August 13, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Our partner site, WhenPoochComesToShove.com, styled an adorable pooch party using a few key Girl Puppy party supplies and our new dog-shaped cut outs. With creative puppy party ideas for both the people guests and puppy guests, this dog party is certainly YOU-nique.

    Puppy Party Favor Ideas: Shaped Cut Outs for Do It Yourself Party Favors #PoochPawty #BigDot

    See the do it yourself party favor tutorial below then dream up all the different way to use it at your puppy party. The party trainers at WhenPoochComesToShove.com used it on rawhide bones but it would be perfect on rock candy, candy sticks, bubble tubes - any party favor you plan on having at your puppy themed celebration!

    The set of 24 paper die cut shapes is perfect for all of your do it yourself party crafts. And after the party, they will make a great addition to your scrapbook pages of the celebration!

    Puppy Party Favor Ideas: Shaped Cut Outs for Do It Yourself Party Favors #PoochPawty #BigDot

    The Supply List:
    - Girl Puppy Shaped Cut Outs or any of our themed die cuts - go ahead and get crazy-creative!
    See them all here >
    - 1/8" Hole Punch - This is smaller than the standard size
    - Small Metal Brads - Also smaller than the traditional gold brads
    - Color-Coordinated Ribbon in 1/4" width
    - Puppy or People treats and party favors (Rawhides & bones for dogs; candy sticks & bubble tubes for kids)

    STEP 1 // With the hole punch, make two holes just beneath the puppy's chin and just inside of the pink border.

    STEP 2 // Push a small brad through a length of ribbon, right in the center. Fasten it off by spreading the tines on the back.

    STEP 3 // Thread each end of the ribbon through the two holes in the paper cut out, making sure the brad is in the center to resemble a dog tag.

    STEP 4 // Turn over and tie to your puppy or people treat. Trim the ends.

    STEP 5 // Display at your designated favor table. Remember to save any extra die cut shapes for your scrapbook pages!

    Puppy Party Favor Ideas: Shaped Cut Outs for Do It Yourself Party Favors #PoochPawty #BigDot

    Ribbon, a hole punch and some toothpicks is all that was need to create this adorable puppy themed table scape with the Puppy Girl Shaped Cut Outs. For the people guests, special red velvet cupcakes were topped off with a DIY puppy girl cupcake topper and wrapped in our fun Girl Puppy cupcake wrapper. Adding themed puppy tableware and making it pop with yellow chevron accents completed the look for a perfect party.

    Puppy Party Favor Ideas: Shaped Cut Outs for Do It Yourself Party Favors #PoochPawty #BigDot

    The pooches got treat bags topped off with die cut bones, their dressed-up rawhide and of course, a party hat. See more of the puppy celebration here >

    Shop Puppy Girl Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Inspiration Board, Tips and Tricks and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, Party Planning Tips, Birthday Party Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Girl Puppy Party Ideas

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