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  • Posted on July 30, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Party Decoration Ideas: Personalized Confetti Kits. Extra Large Party Circles are great craft supplies for all of your do-it-yourself party ideas.

    Extra large confetti kits are a versatile craft supply that is perfect for making easy party decorations. These party circle kits come with three different sizes of circles, two that are personalized, so you can let your imagination run wild when you are planning your baby shower party or birthday party. They also come in all of our Chevron theme colors so they will work for bridal showers, summer events, family reunions - any time you need a little extra pizzazz added to your party tables.

    Extra Large Table Confetti Decoration Kit - DIY ideas for party decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    Table confetti decoration kits come with 27 Confetti Pieces:
    6 – 5.5” party circles with theme character
    9 – 4.25” party circles with personalization and theme character
    12 – 2.75” party circles with personalization

    1. YOU-nique Napkin Rings // Punch a hole in the top-center of the medium party circle and thread a ribbon or twine through it, ends back to front. Open your napkin once, and fold one end toward the center line, then fold it up back up (So the front is halved). Turn the napkin over and fold into thirds. Tie the party circle around, slip your utensils into the slot and place alongside your themed tableware.

    2. Cake Plate Garland Banner // Punch two holes in the top of a large circle and two medium party circles. Thread your ribbon or twine through them and tie off around your cake plate. Add more if you want the cake garland to go all the way around.

    3. Mini Cake Banner // Punch two holes in the top of a medium party circle and thread ribbon or twine through them. Tie off onto two kabob skewers that were inserted into the cake.

    4. Effortless Table Decorations // Extra Large Confetti Kits have many uses but the simplest is super adorable and adds a little unexpected touch to your party. Easily scatter the party circles the length of your table and you have a great table "runner" that is personalized.

    5. Fun Hanging Decorations // Punch one hole at the top of some party circles and one hole at the bottom. Tie together with twine or ribbon for a fun - and personalized - hanging decoration that will add a lot of interest and movement to your party backdrop. Make it really stand out with party tassels - you can learn how to make them HERE.

    Extra Large Table Confetti Decoration Kit - DIY ideas for party decorations #BigDot #HappyDot

    From easy decoration ideas to dressing up party favors, table confetti kits aren't just for scattering along a table. Get crafty and use them throughout your event for a wonderfully personalized, YOU-niqe celebration. How will you use your personalized table confetti kit? Tell us bellow in the comments!

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  • Posted on July 17, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    The fun zig zag chevron pattern is a party trend doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon - and we are A-Ok with that! We love how versatile it is. Easily accent your party theme with our yellow chevron party supplies or create an entire event with these gray and yellow chevron party ideas. Hue new?
    Party Decoration Ideas with Gray and Yellow Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDotPerfectly mixed or precisely matched, yellow and gray chevron party supplies will make it easy to create a YOU-nique celebration.

    Gray cupcake wrappers around 9 oz. treat cups filled with yellow Sixlets make a complementary display. Then add yellow mini favor boxes to the treat stand to make the color really pop. {To learn how to make a treat stand, click here}

    Party Decoration Ideas with Gray and Yellow Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDotChevron tableware will bring the entire theme to life. By layering the colors at your placesettings, the tables will look full and inviting for your guests. Top off each tablescape with a custom centerpiece kit, a water bottle label and coordinating striped straw to complete the look. Then add the beverage napkins and dessert plates to your candy buffet to fill the space and bring the party theme to the entire room.

    Party Decoration Ideas with Gray and Yellow Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDotFinally, add your own special flair with personalized do-it-yourself party and craft supplies in the yellow and gray chevron pattern. Choose from any of our empty fillable containers, add some coordinating candy and a craft tag or sticker, and you have the perfect party favor.

    Your options are endless - Yellow and Gray Chevron party supplies are great for baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers and everyday parties. See our entire party album here, then shop the colors below.

    Party Decoration Ideas with Gray and Yellow Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

    Party Decoration Ideas with Gray and Yellow Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

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  • Posted on July 1, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas for First Birthdays - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot
    The first birthday party smash cake photo is an absolute must-have. We have collected our favorite customer-submitted smash cake photos to inspire you as you plan your baby's first birthday party. The smash cake photo session can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish - make it you-nique and you will have treasured photos for years to come!

    pssst ... click here for more first birthday party planning tips and tricks.

    1. Breakfast with Tiffany - This adorable smash cake photo puts a mini Audrey Hepburn among Tiffany blue party decorations. Isn't she fabulous, darling?!?
    - PHOTO CREDIT Paige Abeytia at Paige Lynn Photography -

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    2. Red, White & Chew - This little man came to the party ready for anything. The colorful balloons are an easy backdrop and make his dapper red tie stand out.

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    3. Princess Pink - This little lady dressed for the occasion! The tutu and pearls make this one adorable princess. We love the crepe paper backdrop and the paper pom-poms!

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    4. Cake SMASH - This little one listens to instructions so when Mom said smash, he took it upon himself to get the job done. Way to go, little dude!

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    5. Youer than You - A Dr. Seuss party theme is always fun and we think the doctor himself would truly appreciate this little man's enthusiasm as he digs into this giant cupcake.

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    6. Happiest Place on Earth - With a pretty pink tutu, party hat and yummy cake, this photo shoot is giving Disney World a run for it's money as happiest place on earth.

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    7. Lucky Duck - Blue and yellow balloons taped to the floor make a great backdrop for this simple cake smash photo. It doesn't get any cuter than this!
    - PHOTO CREDIT Stephanie Pronschinske at S. Photography -

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    8. Sugar High - This little man couldn't have been happier. A chevron bow tie, fun balloon bouquet and delicious cake - what more could a guy want?

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    9. Think Pink - Hues of pink and accents of lime green make this a cake smash photo fit for any little lady. We love her 1920s' vibe.

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    10. Sweet Little One - Simple cake smash photos are sometimes the best way to highlight your little one's you-nique personality. This guy is loving his sweet treat and isn't afraid to show it!

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    Cake smash photos are a great way to celebrate a first birthday. Find inspiration in our Top 10 favorites and remember, cake is best when shared with friends!

    Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas - You won't see this list on BuzzFeed! #BigDot #HappyDot

    See our entire album of cake smash photos > click here

    **All photos are customer-submitted with acknowledgement that they will be featured on blog posts and social media. If you are a professional photographer and one of these images is yours, please contact us so we can give you proper credit for your fabulous cake smash image.

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Tips and Tricks, Real Parties and was tagged with Party Planning Tips, Birthday Party Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Fir

  • Posted on June 26, 2014 by Jessy Robelia

    Doughnut + Rainbow Chevron Birthday Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot
    I just turned the big 3-0 and instead of mourning my 20's being over with a drab, dark "Over The Hill" themed party, I wanted to celebrate starting my 30's with a colorful "Over The Rainbow" party! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have a special place in my heart and {more often} my stomach for donuts so they made a few appearances too.

    Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas: Rainbow Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    I started with lots of goodies from the Chevron Rainbow birthday party theme. The table decoration kit came in super handy in a few ways. I used the pop up stands to decorate the food table and the confetti helped add some punches of color on the white table cover and tied around a mason jar that held the forks. I got a bit of multipurpose use from the cupcake wrappers as well. They not only looked great wrapped around my rainbow sprinkled cupcakes but they fit perfectly around 9oz plastic cups that I filled with other sweet treats.

    Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas: Rainbow Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    I'm naturally a crafty person so I added some fun homemade touches to my party as well. I attached inexpensive rainbow colored streamers to a ribbon and draped them behind the food table. It gave a real wow factor to the table. My favorite decorations at my party were the donut details. I made the 30 donut banner and strung it up along the bottom of the table. The centerpiece was a donut shaped cake that I made with a bundt cake pan topped with rainbow sprinkles and a HAPPY bunting banner made from some leftover streamers. It was such a perfect touch!

    Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas: Rainbow Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    I had a blast in my 20s but if this party was at all an indication of how much fun my 30s will be, I'm in for quite a ride!

    Shop Rainbow Chevron Birthday Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Tips and Tricks, Real Parties and was tagged with Birthday Party Decorations, Real Parties, DIY Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies

  • Posted on June 16, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Sail away with Ahoy! Nautical party ideas. Perfect for baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers and everyday celebrations, this nautical party theme is a great way to show your love of the sea.

    Ahoy! Natucal Party Ideas: DIY Party Supplies and Custom Party Decorations from @BigDot #HappyDot

    A few personal touches will make your party memorable. You can easily set your event apart from all the others when you use these unique DIY party ideas. See how to make life saver bottle wraps here.

    Ahoy! Natucal Party Ideas: DIY Party Supplies and Custom Party Decorations from @BigDot #HappyDot

    Ahoy! Natucal Party Ideas: DIY Party Supplies and Custom Party Decorations from @BigDot #HappyDot

    Click here for more nautical party ideas and inspiration.

     

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  • Posted on June 13, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Aiden is one lucky boy - his Dashing Little Man birthday party was filled with dapper details to make his day extra-special. Mom added her own you-niqe touch to all of the custom party decorations and created a memorable celebration.

    By decorating the buffet table with a custom banner on top of a coordinating table skirt, then adding favor boxes and mini candy cones filled with swirl lollipops as birthday party favors for all the guests, she was able to fill the space with themed party supplies.

    Real Parties: Dashing Little Man Birthday Party Ideas @BigDot #HappyDot

    The custom centerpiece looked wonderful on the dining table while balloons tied to the backs of chairs filled the room with the fun colors of our Dashing Little Man birthday party theme.

    Finally, a fabulous cake and matching smash cake were served on Little Man plates with matching napkins. It simply couldn't have been any more perfect for this special celebration.

    Happy Birthday Aiden!

    Are you planning a first birthday party for someone special? Read our Mom Must-Haves: First Birthday Party Tips here.
    Dashing Little Man Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

     

    This post was posted in Birthday Parties, Real Parties and was tagged with 1st Birthday Party Ideas, Birthday Party Decorations, Dashing Little Man Party Ideas

  • Posted on June 11, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Make any celebration YOU-nique with the addition of personalized photo party supplies. Parties are about a special person so why not put them front and center? Photo garland banners have room for 12 special photos, and photo birth announcements and photo party invitations highlight 3 favorite photos.Personalized Photo Party Supplies: Photo Garland Banner @BigDot #HappyDot

    Photo banners are perfect for birthday parties and baby showers. Show off the last 12 months when you celebrate a special birthday or make Mommy-To-Be's baby bump the center of attention with 12 favorite photos. After the party is over, photo garland banners make great keepsakes. You can easily scrapbook the photos or hang them on a wall in the nursery to remember that special time. We have more photo garland banner decorating ideas here.

    Picture Perfect: Photo Birthday Party Inviations @BigDot #HappyDot

    Invite your guests with a party invitation worthy of a front-and-center spot on the fridge. Totally customizable, photo birthday party invitations are perfect for every age and will show off three favorite photos from the previous year.

    Personalized Photo Party Supplies: Photo Birth Announcements @BigDot #HappyDot

    Give friends and family a peek at that little bundle of joy everyone has been talking about with a photo birth announcement. Add the time, weight, length and other important details to the card, then just try to choose three of your favorite photos - it's going to be hard to pick but I know you will find the perfect ones!

    We offer our one-of-a-kind photo party supplies in all of our popular themes but we understand that you want something extra-special. If we don't have one in your theme, consider using party supplies in one of our chevron patterns. Chevron still reigns as the most popular pattern and will look great with any of your themed party supplies.

    Still not quite what you are looking for? Try our concierge design service to make any of our items YOU-nique. We will change any color and any font - even make any of our themes perfect for celebrating twins.

    Big Dot of Happiness Design Concierge Service: Customize Any Theme for Free! @BigDot #HappyDot Step One: Pick A Product
    Once you have selected your item and add your personalized text, you can add your custom requests to the text field under the personalization boxes.

    Step Two: Pick Colors and Fonts
    Use the color and font chart images under the main product photo. Add your choices to the text field under the personalization boxes.

    Step Three: Add to Cart
    Once you have added all your changes, add to cart and keep on shopping!

    Step Four: Repeat
    Add your custom requests to all of your party supplies. Once you check out, our designers will get to work making your party YOU-nique.

    GET EXCITED! You will receive proofs of your party supplies soon so start stalking your email address for that sneak peek at your custom party!

    Do you want a custom party but want someone to help make suggestions? Our Expert Experts are ready to make your celebration memorable. Call us at 1.800.274.4282 and you will get one-on-one party planning help.

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Decorating Ideas and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, Party Planning Tips, Birthday Party Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Photo Party Supplies

  • Posted on June 5, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Chevron has quickly become the hottest trend everywhere and party planning is no exception. We have collected our best and most unique chevron party ideas below - pin them for later and then follow our board for more inspiration.

    From plates and napkins to personalized party decorations for every event, our chevron party supplies are the key to hosting a trendy event. We have colors to suit everyone's taste and to coordinate with the rest of your party decor.Unique Chevron Party Ideas: Tableware and Personalized Decorations @BigDot #HappyDot
    Unique Chevron Party Ideas: Tableware and Personalized Decorations @BigDot #HappyDot

    Shades of Gray: Gray Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Blue Crush: Blue Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Tickled Pink: Pink Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot
    Shades of Gray: Gray Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Rainbow Bright: Rainbow Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Tickled Pink: Pink Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot
    Sunshine Yellow: Yellow Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Rainbow Bright: Rainbow Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Purple Passion: Purple Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot
    back in black: Black and White Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot back in black: Black and White Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Green Envy: Green Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot
    back in black: Black and White Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot mix + match colors: Chevron Gray and Yellow - Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Green Envy: Green Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot
    Gender Reveal Baby Shower Party: Pink and Blue Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers @BigDot #HappyDot mix + match colors: Chevron Gray and Yellow - Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot Red Hot: Chevron Party Supplies for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and Bridal Showers @BigDot #HappyDot

    Mix and match chevron colors for a truly custom look. Yellow and Gray chevron is super trendy right now. Together, they will help create a great summer time event such as a baby shower or a bridal shower.

    Yellow and Gray Chevron Party Supplies @BigDot #HappyDot

    Pink and blue chevron are also a fab combination. We have a Chevron Gender Reveal baby shower party theme that is perfect for creating they YOU-niqe look at your event.

    Pink and Blue Chevron Party Supplies: Gender Reveal Party Ideas @BigDot #HappyDot #BabyShower

    Gray is the new neutral and a party must-have. You can easily accent your event with Gray Chevron party supplies. The pattern makes them the perfect backdrop for pops of color. Imagine bridal shower buffet tables in this gorgeous gray chevron with bright splashes of the bride's favorite color.

    Gray Chevron Party Supplies: Tableware and Personalized Items @BigDot #HappyDot #BabyShower #Bridal Shower

    And if you simply can't decide, there is a Rainbow Chevron party theme that will shine bright in your party space. Filled with fun colors in vibrant hues, this rainbow pattern is instantly a crowd favorite! Chevron rainbow has been a trending birthday party theme - we even had someone use it to accent their art party (read about it here).

    Rainbow Chevron Party Supplies: Tableware and Personalized Items @BigDot #HappyDot #BabyShower #Bridal Shower #BirthdayParty

    Still can't decide? Browse all of our chevron party supplies to find your inspiration!

    Shop all Chevron Party Supplies @BigDot

     

    This post was posted in Baby Showers, Baptisms, Birthday Parties, Bridal Shower, Decorating Ideas, Do It Yourself Ideas, Inspiration Board, Graduation, Everyday Parties and was tagged with Baby Shower Decorations, Baby Shower Tableware, Birthday Party Decorations, Bridal Shower Decorations, DIY Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Everyday Party Ideas, Baby Shower Favor Ideas

  • Posted on June 3, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    We've collected our favorite easy party craft ideas to help your inner DIY diva make YOU-nique party favors and decorations. With our wide variety of personalized DIY party supplies, you are able to create impressive party favors that have your own special touch. Check it out and then let us know what your favorite is and remember to post a photo of your party craft ideas on our Facebook wall - You earned the bragging rights!

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    Shop all DIY Party Supplies on BigDotOfHappiness.com #BigDot #HappyDot
    Easy Party Favors + Crafts for Baby Showers and Birthday Parties #BigDot #HappyDot

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  • Posted on June 2, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    This DIY treat stand is a fabulous addition to your buffet table. Crafted in just a few minutes with easy-to-find materials, you can display all of your personalized party favors and yummy treats on it and not feel guilty getting rid of it after the celebration is over. It looks impressive with our Chevron Party Supplies but will make any party theme 'pop'.

    Easy DIY Treat Stand: 3-Tier Buffet Table Display #BigDot #HappyDot

    We really wanted the purple to stand out at this party so we crafted our DIY treat stand with white crepe paper streamers but you can use any color that matches your party theme. Our selection of purple chevron paper plates and napkins filled up the table and finished off the look.

    Easy DIY Treat Stand & Purple Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

    Purple Chevron Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

    THE INSTRUCTIONS

    Supply List:
    - 3 Boxes, small, medium and large, so they can stack getting gradually smaller toward the top.
    - Wrapping Paper, Crepe Paper Streamers & Ribbon in matching or coordinating colors.
    - Scissor, Tape & Hot Glue

    Wrap the boxes in the wrapping paper, just like you would wrap a present.

    Cut your crepe paper streamers into a fringe, making sure not to cut completely through the width.

    Starting at the bottom, tape the crepe paper fringe to the sides of the box, wrapping the entire circumference of the box in the fringe. Do this three times per box, evenly spaced (or as many times as it take to fill the sides of the box entirely with fringe).

    Place a bead of hot glue along the top of the last fringe at attach the ribbon.

    Stack your boxes in order, large-medium-small, on your buffet table and fill them with treats and party favors.

    Shop Chevron Purple Party Supplies #BigDot #HappyDot

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

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