Posted on February 11, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson
We are excited to announce the opening of Big Dot of Happiness' Local Party Store & Events located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. We ship nationwide but if you are lucky enough to be near our store, please stop by and see what we can do for you. We offer same-day pick-up* on personalized items, private room rental for your celebration and fun, instructional community events. Come on over - your party is waiting.
There is always something fun going on inside The Dot. Connect with our new local Big Dot Facebook page to get our community events calendar updates, then keep scrolling to see how we can help make your party remarkable!
The Party Shop // Our lobby is designed to inspire you as you plan an event. With displays and DIY party ideas, as well as Expert Experts ready to help, you will be able to host an amazing celebration. Along with our pre-printed party supplies, we also offer same-day printing and pick-up* of all personalized party decorations. We will even blow up your party balloons with helium. That means you can walk in with a vision and walk out with a complete, YOU-nique party.
Local Events & Calendar // We have taken one-stop party shop to a new level by offering a party room perfect for your event! Our upstairs community room in our Menomonie, WI facility is perfect for all events. We can help you celebrate a birthday party or baby shower. Even your club's special meetings have a place to go when you use our community room.
Beyond a meeting space and private party room, we are also filling our community room calendar with art events that are open to the public. We are currently offering canvas painting parties but are hoping to bring a variety of events to the Menomonie area. We are always looking for new workshop instructors so please contact us if you would like to add an event to our calendar.
*Same-day printing and pick-up of personalized party supplies applies to local orders received before 12 pm CST. If we receive your order after 12 pm CST, your order will be ready for pick-up the next day.
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Posted on February 4, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson
Pretty in pink and perfectly styled to celebrate a baby shower or girl birthday party, the Ooh, La La - Paris themed party will inspire a fabulously French celebration. Très chic!
This adorable Paris party was created by mixing pre-made party decorations with clever uses for DIY craft supplies in the same theme. Use inspiration from our pink, black and white color palette to create your own trend-setting event that everyone will love. J'adore!
The Paris favor boxes and cupcake wraps are a party staple and come ready to use. They are personalized, printed and cut specifically for your party so you can focus on the fun stuff like shopping for the perfect favors to go inside each favor box!
Next, bring a personal touch to the event with these clever and easy do it yourself craft ideas:
Shaped Cut Outs // These cut outs come in a kit of black bows, pink perfume bottles and Eiffel Tower shapes. The bows were attached to toothpicks and used as cupcake toppers; the perfume bottles were added to square plastic containers filled with candy; and the Eiffel Towers were attached to the front of tiny martini gasses filled with chocolate candies. Extras can be scattered along dining tables and the gift table.
Personalized Table Confetti // This is a DIY party supply that sometimes gets overlooked for just how versatile it can be. Attached to ribbon, it makes an adorable garland for the front of the tables. We used the Paris shape from the photo booth prop kit for the center - ooh, la la!
The black and white striped tablecloth and white table cover make the displays complete. Adding a custom Paris centerpiece kit and a black round candy kit to fill each table makes the party pop. C'est la vie!
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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--
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.
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.
What kind of superhero party will you plan? Browse our superhero party supplies and find your inspiration!
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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!
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 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!
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Posted on November 5, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson
We know how important it is for you to host an impressive event - and impressive events mean unique and original party decorations. Learn how to use cut-out paper shapes with these inspiring ideas. By adding extra-special touches to your party with quick craft ideas, your celebration is going to be one-of-a-kind.
The best part of shaped cut-outs is the variety you get in just one pack. With multiple characters or shapes, you can have a precisely mixed display of food or party favors.
craft one // Cupcake Topper = Cut-Out + Toothpick
This is an easy party idea that anyone can do. Simply attach a toothpick to the back of a shaped cut out using glue or tape. Insert them into the top of frosted cupcakes just before your guests begin to show up. Better yet, add a matching cupcake wrapper and you will have an impressive sweet display!
craft two // Water Bottle Decor = Cut-Out + Ribbon & Burlap
Begin by wrapping your water or soda bottles in a thick ribbon that coordinates with your party theme. Add a complimentary color of thinner ribbon over the top and glue both at the back. Then glue a die cut paper shape to the front and display.
craft three // Buffet Table Accent = Cut-Out + Paper & Frame
You don't have to buy new stuff just for your party - take a walk through your home and collect things that match your theme. This buffet table accent was made with a frame from the host's mantle. You can quickly glue a paper cut-out onto coordinating scrapbook paper, then place it in the frame. With an easel back, framed cut-outs will fill in gaps on your tables and pull the entire party together.
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Posted on October 15, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
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.
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.
SHOP Goaaal! Soccer Party > SHOP Chevron Purple >
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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.
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.
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!
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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!
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 >
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