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  • Posted on January 28, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson

    You won't need a cape to be a party planning superhero with these expert tips and the BAM! Superhero birthday party theme. This comic book inspired party is perfect for your little crime fighter. With bright blue, yellow and red party decorations, you can style the perfect party. Better yet, choose from 5 different color combinations to represent your little one's favorite superhero.

    BAM! Superhero Red, Yellow & Blue // The Avengers & Wonder Woman
    Red + Blue // Superman, Spiderman, Captain America & Thor
    Red + Yellow // Ironman, the Flash & Ninjas
    Yellow + Black // Batman
    Green + Black // The Incredible Hulk, Green Lantern & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    --see the chart at the bottom for more SUPER inspiration--

    BAM! Superhero Party Color Trends: Birthday Party Ideas for a Superhero Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    1. Chevron Black Tableware // A super party begins with tablesettings that will highlight the party theme. Chevron Black tableware is the perfect backdrop for all of your custom BAM! Superhero birthday party supplies. Layer the dinner and dessert plate atop each other, then add a superhero favor box and a custom wrapped water bottle. Top them off with a Chevron Black napkin dressed up with a superhero shaped cut out to make an impressive table display.

    2. Red & White Party Straws // Once you have the perfect placesettings, you can add a pop of color with red striped party straws. These fun paper straws are a great way to add a little pizzazz to your event - both kids and adults will love them!

    3. Yellow & White Balloons // No birthday party is complete without bright spots of color throughout the room. Yellow and white balloons are the perfect way to bring the entire BAM! Superhero party theme to life. The colors will accent the custom party supplies perfectly while easily giving the room a festive feel.

    4. Blue Swirl Lollipops // These sweet treats are the perfect size for a fun superhero party craft idea. We dressed up each blue lollipop with a cut out mask and a red felt cape. It's these little DIY ideas that will make your party a hit and this craft is easy enough for you to be able to make for each guest.

    BAM! Superhero Party Color Trends: Birthday Party Ideas for a Superhero Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    With the addition of BAM! Superhero photo booth props, personalized table confetti and a custom table runner in the same Chevron Black as the tableware, this candy buffet was absolutely MARVEL-ous.

    BAM! Superhero party supplies are available in numerous color combinations to perfectly match your favorite crime fighter! Choose from our favorites below or use our custom design service to make your superhero party one-of-a-kind.BAM! Superhero Party Color Trends: Birthday Party Ideas for a Superhero Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    What kind of superhero party will you plan? Browse our superhero party supplies and find your inspiration!

    BAM! Superhero Party Color Trends: Birthday Party Ideas for a Superhero Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Inspiration Board and was tagged with Birthday Party Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Perfect Party Color Trends, Superhero Party Ideas

  • Posted on January 21, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson

    Be the ringmaster at a vintage circus baby shower and let they whole world know about the amazing expanding family. First, get everyone's attention with an 'admit one' carnival baby shower invitation that is personalized with all of the important party info. Then add the decoration details that will make it an amazing event - hanging decor, party favors and table decorations are all circus party must-haves.

    Vintage Carnival Baby Shower Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    This Cirque du Bebe circus baby shower theme is perfect for any time of year. You can easily create a fabulous outdoor event with table decorations and custom baby shower banners. If you are looking to host an indoor celebration, the personalized hanging decor paired with balloons and tissue balls will bring the event to life.

    Vintage Carnival Baby Shower Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    Then style amazing head table when you add circus cupcake wrappers to all of your sweat treats and put them on display at the center with a 3-tier cupcake stand. Surround your display with personalized favor boxes for each guest and baby shower game prizes to get everyone in the mood and ready to step right up to the party games.

    The circus characters in this baby shower theme will delight everyone. To decorate these fun striped packages, we used table confetti from our vintage circus centerpiece kit. Each party circle has individual characters or fun patterns that will liven up all of your baby shower game prizes.

    With so many decoration ideas, you will be able to host a YOU-nique event. Best of all, we specialize in custom requests so we can change this baby shower theme's colors to be anything you wish - perfect for your circus baby shower.

    Vintage Carnival Baby Shower Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Baby Showers and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Baby Shower Invitation Ideas, Carnival Party Theme

  • Posted on January 8, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson

    Plan an epic birthday party celebration with these fun girl superhero party ideas. With custom birthday party supplies in vibrant pink and yellow, BAM! Girl Superhero is a comic-book inspired party theme that is ready for action.

    Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    The snacks were packed in adorable treat boxes with shaped cut-outs as toppers, the beverages were dressed up with chevron wrappers and BAM! accents, and the hats were positively adorable BUT everyone's favorite spot was the photo booth. Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    The fantastic superhero photo booth props were a hit. With fun phrases and superhero masks, these photos were instantly shareable for everyone. And, since the photo prop kits come in a set of 20, there were even extras to use on the balloons to make the photo booth that much more fabulous. Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    Pairing BAM! Girl Superhero birthday party supplies with chevron and solid colored tableware made bright pink and rich black a focus of the tablesettings. By mixing and matching the plates with the personalized, themed items and layering them on top of a themed placemat, the tablescape had depth and interest - an inviting spot for guests to come and get ready to P-A-R-T-Y!

    Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    Are you planning an out-of-this world superhero event? We would love to be a part of it. Start by browsing our BAM! Girl Superhero birthday party supplies and then dot 'til you drop and get crazy with our free personalization options.

    Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Do It Yourself Ideas, Inspiration Board, Real Parties and was tagged with Birthday Party Decorations, Real Parties, DIY Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Superhero Party Ideas

  • Posted on December 31, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    If you have ever tried to make your own photo booth props, you know that it takes hours of cutting and a lot of ink from your home printer. Our photo booth props will make it easy to create fabulous photos at your event - with minimal assembly. You can literally put them together minutes before your guests start to arrive!

    Little Man Baby Shower Photo Booth Kits #BigDot #HappyDot

    We offer custom photo booth kits in our most popular themes for all of your life's occasions. Baby shower photo booth props are available in girl and boy themes. Many have character masks, fun signs and clever personalization suggestions. Birthday party photo booth props are great for all ages and come in themes as well as chevron patterns.

    Wedding and Bridal Shower Photo Booth Kit #BigDot #HappyDot

    Wedding and bridal shower photo booth kits have a silver shimmer and funny signs for all of your friends and family. And finally, there are kits for everyday events, holidays and season themed props. You are sure to find something for your event and the personalization option will make it absolutely YOU-nique.

    We know you want everyone to have a memorable time at your party - and we know you want them to share these photos and tell everyone about it! These fun photo booth props will make sure everyone has share-able photos from your celebration!

    Fun Photo Booth Props #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Bridal Shower, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Everyday Parties and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, Birthday Party Decorations, Bridal Shower Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas

  • Posted on December 17, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Style a winter wonderland candy buffet in shimmering blues and vivid black with inspiration from our Be Merry party decorations. Mixing iridescent blue and silver candies with jet black and stark white, this wintery buffet table gave guest an inviting display as they arrived.

    Holiday Candy Buffet Ideas: Blue and Black Color Scheme #BigDot #HappyDot

    The backdrop began with white, glitter snowflakes - 3 for $1 - such a deal. Plus, they looked magnificent. The different shapes and sizes were the perfect way to begin our holiday candy buffet.

    Holiday Candy Buffet Ideas: Blue and Black Color Scheme #BigDot #HappyDot

    Next came all of the DIY party decorations in the Be Merry theme.

    IDEA 1 | Shaped cut-outs glued to toothpicks make ideal cupcake toppers when they are paired with a winter snowflake cupcake wrap.

    IDEA 2 | Make the perfect party favor with a pyramid-shaped favor box filled with yummy treats. Let guests fill their own or pre-pack right before the party. (Just be sure to leave enough candy for an impressive display.)

    IDEA 3 | Similar to the toothpick cupcake toppers but much larger and grander, personalized extra large table confetti glued to kabob sticks will make a great cake topper or buffet table accent.

    IDEA 4 | Mix and match your candy sizes for a great display. Keep it the same color per container so it doesn't get too busy but play with the sizes until you get exactly the right look.

    IDEA 5 | The sky is the limit with DIY favor wrappers! Wrap them around cylinders filled with candies, around large chocolate bars or even drink containers.

    This holiday candy buffet was completed with chalkboard accents and white serving trays stacked with goodies. Find your own party inspiration with these holiday candy buffet tips and you are going to have a fab event!

    Holiday Candy Buffet Ideas: Blue and Black Color Scheme #BigDot #HappyDot

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

  • Posted on December 10, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Make your holiday party a frosty wonderland with these fun party decoration ideas and our Holly Jolly Penguin party theme. These little snow friends are here to help you style a memorable winter party.

    Holly Jolly Christmas Party Decoration Ideas #BigDot

    Using a white table cover as a base for a Holly Jolly Penguin party then layering with mixed and matched chevron tableware in blue and green adds a little whimsy to these already-adorable penguin decorations. The addition of easy DIY decoration ideas allows you to style a party that is especially YOU-nique.

    Holly Jolly Christmas Party Decoration Ideas #BigDot

    After all the table is set and your DIY party crafts are done, it is time for a party backdrop. You can use festive tree ornaments and snowflakes to dress up your windows or hang them in front of a curtain to create a fab photo booth with fun Christmas photo props or wintery photo props.

    Holly Jolly Christmas Party Decoration Ideas #BigDot

    Add some clever party favors to your perfectly set table and bring the whole party to life! Do it yourself party wrappers in the Holly Jolly Penguin theme are super versatile and can be used in multiple ways. Use them to dress up your candy buffet containers. Next, wrap them around hot cocoa pack party favors and place at each tablesetting. A peppermint candy party favor with a personalized tag to match your hot cocoa pack will complete the look!

    Holly Jolly Christmas Party Decoration Ideas #BigDot

    Perfectly styled and full of adorableness, a holly jolly celebration is easy with these personalized party supplies. Mix and match to suit your party style and your order will show up in a Big Dot Box that Rocks packed just for you. You can kick back and enjoy your celebration because we have done most of the work. It really is the best time of the year.

    Holly Jolly Christmas Party Decoration Ideas #BigDot

    Holly Jolly Christmas Party Photo Booth Props #BigDot

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

  • Posted on December 2, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Gather your glue and scissors, and your best little crafters, and try out our Top 5 Crafts for Kids for the holidays. These kid-friendly Christmas crafts are perfect for a cold and snowy weekend afternoon. You can make fun keepsakes to cherish year after year; gifts for everyone on your list; and even fun decorations that your kids will love to play with throughout the season.

    Top 5 Christmas Crafts for Kids from BigDotOfHappiness.com #BigDot #HappyDot #DIY

     

    Santa's Reindeer Ornament is great for all ages. Have the kiddos paint the popsicle sticks a brown color and then help them glue all the piece together. Pssst... this one even has a free printable insert!
    Get the Step-by-Step Tutorial >

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Santa's Reindeer Ornament from BigDotOfHappiness.com

    Frosty Snowflakes Ornaments are a simple way to create a keepsake gift for everyone. Pick out your favorite color ornament, grab a paint pen, and let your little one write or draw a special message to Dad, Grandma or Grandpa - even their teachers!
    Get the Step-by-Step Tutorial >

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Frost Snowflakes Ornament from BigDotOfHappiness.com

    Give this adorable little penguin a frosty home for the holidays with this clever Holly Jolly Penguin Snow Globe. After gathering a few supplies, you and your kiddos can work together to create this fun holiday decoration.
    Get the Step-by-Step Tutorial >

    Holly Jolly Penguin Snow Globe - Holiday Crafts for Kids from BigDotOfHappiness.com

    Santa's Favorite Hot Cocoa Packs are a great way to dress up a fun treat for everyone. This simple gift is great for large gatherings of friends and family, a perfect Christmas party favor, and just right for teachers and neighbors.
    Get the Step-by-Step Tutorial >

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Santa's Favorite Hot Cocoa Packs from BigDotOfHappiness.com

    Holiday Tradition Paper Chain is a holiday craft for all ages! Make it extra special by writing Christmas wishes, a winter bucket list, or favorite family memories on the inside of each strip. Then read them as you make the chain or tear off one at a time as you celebration draws near.
    Get the Step-by-Step Tutorial >

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Traditional Paper Chain from BigDotOfHappiness.com

    This post was posted in Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Everyday Parties and was tagged with DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, Crafts for Kids

  • Posted on December 1, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    A traditional paper chain is an easy holiday craft that everyone can do. Dress yours up with adorable Holly Jolly Penguin shaped cut outs for a festive look. If you want to make it even more memorable, write notes of thanks, holiday wishes or a winter bucket list on the inside of each chain. Then, open together each day leading up to your celebration.

    Holiday Crafts for Kids: Traditional Paper Chain by BigDotOfHappiness.com #HappyDot

    The Supply List:
    Holly Jolly Penguin Cut-Outs
    Colored Paper Strips
    Pen
    Tape

    STEP 1 | As a group, write your favorite family traditions or winter activities, even wishes for the new year, on the inside of each paper strip.

    STEP 2 | Begin by rolling on paper strip, end to end, and taping.

    STEP 3 | Slide another strip inside, roll end to end, and tape. Continue until you have used all of the strips.

    STEP 4 | Attach a penguin character to the front of every other chain. Hang in a fun spot and open throughout the holiday season to view your sweet memories.

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    This post was posted in Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Tips and Tricks, Everyday Parties and was tagged with Party Planning Tips, DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, DIY Ideas, Crafts for Kids

  • Posted on December 1, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Perfect for classroom gifts, neighbor gifts or for your friends and family at large gatherings, Santa's Favorite Hot Cocoa Packs are a way to get the kiddos involved with your gift list.

    This easy Christmas craft will be loved by everyone - especially with a rich dark chocolate cocoa pack surprise on the inside.

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Hot Cocoa Packs by BigDotOfHappiness.com #HappyDot

    The Supply List:
    Snowy Santa Circle Confetti
    10” x 12” Kraft Paper
    Hot Cocoa Pack
    Candy Canes

    STEP 1 | Place the kraft paper in front of you on a table, long side facing you. Fold up, creating the pocket.

    STEP 2 | Fold the short ends to the back. Use the width of the hot cocoa pack as a guide to get the right size.

    STEP 3 | Place the hot cocoa pack in the pocket.

    STEP 4 | Attach the Snowy Santa party circle to the front with glue

    STEP 5 | Make a heart with the two candy canes and glue* in place.

    *Hot glue will work best for this step as the candy canes may be a little heavy for regular glue.

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    This post was posted in Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Tips and Tricks, Everyday Parties and was tagged with DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, DIY Ideas, Crafts for Kids

  • Posted on December 1, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Give this adorable little penguin friend a swirly whirly world with this easy snowglobe tutorial. With a few craft supplies and a little time, you and your kids will have a fun holiday craft to enjoy throughout the season.

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Penguin Snowglobe by BigDotOfHappiness.com #HappyDot

    The Supply List:
    Holly Jolly Penguin Cut-Outs
    (2 of same)
    Large Holly Jolly Confetti Circle
    Red Snowflake Cut-Out
    Floral Foam & Toothpick
    9 oz. Party Cup
    “Snow” Confetti

    STEP 1 | Glue the large party circle to a piece of round floral foam. Let dry completely.

    STEP 2 | Glue Holly Jolly Penguins together, back to back, with a toothpick in the center. Leave 1” of pick sticking out at the bottom. Let dry. Add a dab of glue to pick and insert into center of the base.

    STEP 3 | Fill 9 oz. plastic party cup with “snow” and snowflake table confetti. Tip base over and place on top of cup. Turn over.

    STEP 4 | Add a ring of glue to the cup and base to attach. Top off with snow to hide the glue.

    STEP 5 | Finish with a red snowflake cut-out at the top.

    Display with your other holiday decorations or add a ribbon and use as an ornament.

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    This post was posted in Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Holidays, Tips and Tricks, Everyday Parties and was tagged with Party Planning Tips, DIY Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, Crafts for Kids

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