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  • Posted on June 3, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson

    If your like me, you will save documents and images to your desktop because it is "easier" at the time. But after a while, every file gets jumbled up and you end up sorting through an icon disaster zone. This gets even more frustrating when you are trying to plan an event and have to keep track of everything to make sure you are on schedule.

    Free Download: Desktop Organizer for Party Planning #BigDot

    With our free desktop organizer, you can sort your saved items into categories so they are quick and easy to find. Save your emails with orders and tracking info so you don't have to rifle through your inbox when you are trying to track a package. You can also save important lists like your guest list with email and phone numbers, shopping lists and your party planning checklist.
    [Download a free checklist here]

    To use your free desktop organizer, simply choose your color and size, then click to download the image. On your computer, right click the image and choose "sets as desktop background". [If you need to resize, you can do so in your computer settings or preferences]. Then drag your saved icons into the designated areas for quick reference.

    Easy Party Planning: Desktop Organizer #BigDot Easy Party Planning: Desktop Organizer #BigDot
    Easy Party Planning: Desktop Organizer #BigDot Easy Party Planning: Desktop Organizer #BigDot
    Easy Party Planning: Desktop Organizer #BigDot Easy Party Planning: Desktop Organizer #BigDot

    Each party planning organizer has spots for master lists, contacts, photos & scans, websites, tracking emails and printables. The large size has two extra spots, to-do and miscellaneous.

    The small size desktop image has a resolution 1024x768, perfect for laptops and small monitors. The large size is 1920x1080, great for widescreens, large monitors and Macs. If neither size fits your monitor perfectly, simply choose one smaller than your screen and use the settings on your computer to center it.

     

    TERMS OF USE:
    This item is for personal use only. Big Dot of Happiness retains all rights. This item may not be copied, shared, forwarded, sold or distributed.

    Copyright Big Dot Of Happiness, LLC.

    This post was posted in Free Printables, Everyday Parties, Tips and Tricks, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas, Bridal Shower & Anniversary, Birthday Parties, Baptisms, Baby Showers and was tagged with DIY Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Party Planning Tips, Free Printables

  • Posted on May 13, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson

    Graduation season is upon us and everyone is excited for the graduating class to walk across the stage and start a new chapter in their lives. Besides the graduation of young adults ready to take on the world, there are other students who also deserve recognition for their accomplishments.

    The youngest of students graduating from Kindergarten will enjoy a kindergarten diploma while even younger ones leaving pre-K to begin the first year of their school days will find joy in a 4-year-old kindergarten diploma. Home school students with grand achievements can be recognized with a Certificate of Completion that you can print and hand out.

    Printable Certificates of Completion are also great for sports, special classes, extra curricular activities and community events. Whatever the occasion, a free printable certificate is sure to bring a smile to the recipients face!

    Fill-In Printable Diploma for Kindergarden, Pre School or Any Other Education Graduation #Graduation

    There are 3 options for you free printable Certificate of Completion:

    The WORD doc printable is ready for you to enter all of the necessary text. Use the text boxes to add your students name, the academic institution and the date. Then print and sign.

    The ADOBE pdf is a great option if you want to print and hand write the necessary info.

    The PHOTO jpg is another option if you do not have Microsoft Word or Adobe programs. Simply click to open the image and print using the letter-sized print settings in you printer's program.

    Word Document Printable Diploma for Kindergarden, Pre School or Any Other Education Graduation #Graduation Printable Diploma for Kindergarden, Pre School or Any Other Education Graduation #Graduation Printable Diploma for Kindergarden, Pre School or Any Other Education Graduation #Graduation

    TERMS OF USE:
    This item is for personal use only. Big Dot of Happiness retains all rights. This item may not be copied, shared, forwarded, sold or distributed.

    Copyright Big Dot Of Happiness, LLC.

    This post was posted in Free Printables, Graduation and was tagged with DIY Ideas, Graduation Party Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Party Planning Tips, Free Printables for Parties, Free Printables

  • Posted on December 1, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    While all of the other reindeer are off playing reindeer games, you and your kiddos can be having some fun celebrating Rudolph and Santa Claus.

    This fun Christmas craft is great for both adults and kids - and will give you something special to add to your tree year after year.

    Begin by printing our Santa and Rudolph Be Merry insert, then collect the rest of the supply list and start crafting!

    Click here to download the PDF and then print on your home printer with colored ink.

    Christmas Crafts for Kids: Santa's Reindeer Ornament by BigDotOfHappiness.com #HappyDot

    The Supply List:
    Reindeer Cut-Outs
    Brown Paint & Brush
    Popsicle Sticks & Glue
    Ribbon & Be Merry Insert (or Photo)

    STEP 1 | Collect 4 popsicle sticks + one end, about 1” long. Paint all of the sticks brown,
    let dry.

    STEP 2 | Space out two sticks, about the length of one stick. Glue one stick at the top & a second stick midway.

    STEP 3 | Glue the reindeer cut-out at the top right corner and the tail at the top left corner.

    STEP 4 | Turn your reindeer over. Glue your Be Merry insert or photo insert at the sides & bottom.

    STEP 5 | Thread ribbon at the top of the reindeer and tie with a knot.

    Hang from your tree or with your other decorations and enjoy.

    Shop-Snowy-Santa

    This post was posted in Free Printables, Christmas & Winter, Tips and Tricks, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas and was tagged with Crafts for Kids, Everyday Party Ideas, Holiday Party Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Free Printables for Parties, Free Printables

  • Posted on November 12, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Planning a baby shower is a great opportunity to get to know both sides of the new baby's family and playing this baby shower game will definitely encourage the families to talk. Maybe you haven't had a chance to get to know Daddy-To-Be's grandma or maybe there is an Aunt that lives out of town but is flying in just for this special occasion. Whichever it is, taking the time to get to know each other at the baby shower is going to lead to a even better experience for everyone.

    This free baby shower game is a great way to get the crowd buzzing. The fun questions will have both sides of the new family whispering and laughing as they enter their answers for Mommy and Daddy-to-Be.

    Click here to download your game and print on your home printer.

    Free Baby Shower Game: Questions About the New Family #BigDot #HappyDot

    How to Play:

    First, be sure to print enough playing cards for everyone. Click on the image above to open the downloadable baby shower game. There will be 2 sheets. Print only one answer key (page 1) and a game card for every guest at the party (page 2).

    Before the baby shower, have Mommy-To-Be fill out the answer key. Keep this in a secret place until you are ready to reveal it at the baby shower.

    When you are ready to play, hand a card to each guest and set a time limit for them to fill in the blanks.

    When the time is up, read the answers from the key that was filled out earlier.

    The winner is the guest with the most correct answers, according to Mommy-To-Be.

    Are you looking for more free baby shower game ideas? Click here for all of our free baby shower games or choose from our selection of ready-made games by clicking below.

    Shop All Baby Shower Games #BigDot #HappyDot #BabyShowerIdeas

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    This item is for personal use only. Big Dot of Happiness retains all rights. This item may not be copied, shared, forwarded, sold or distributed.

    Copyright Big Dot Of Happiness, LLC.

    This post was posted in Free Printables, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas, Baby Showers and was tagged with Free Games for Baby Showers, Baby Shower Games, Free Printables for Parties, Free Printables

  • Posted on July 23, 2014 by Big Dot

    Top 10 Outdoor Party Tips - Bridal Shower Edition with Printable Checklist #BigDot #HappyDot

    It’s the season of beautiful bridal showers and gorgeous brides. If you have chosen to celebrate at an outdoor venue, make sure to follow these easy tips to make your day as wonderful - and stress-free - as possible! Be sure to stay on task by downloading our free printable checklist.

    1. Save the elaborate bridal shower décor, like huge expensive bouquets of expensive flowers. Nature is your friend on this one, so let its beauty compliment your bridal shower theme.

    2. Clamp tablecloths down (or tape underneath the table) in case of a big gust of wind.

    3. Remind everyone at the party to use sunscreen. Keep some extra on hand for guests or create fun bridal shower favors with pretty bottles of sunscreen and a do-it-yourself craft tag.

    4. If your venue won’t let you hang lights, bring along some table lanterns for late-day or evening events.

    5. Pick a place with playground equipment for any children that may be attending.

    6. Be sure to make reservations early. Summer is also the season of graduation parties and family reunions, so park pavilions are in high demand.

    7. Go with outdoor-friendly food. It can be as simple as burgers and hot dogs or you can get fresh pasta dishes from a local restaurant. The object here is not to have to worry about catering and all it entails.

    8. Provide specific directions to the venue for bridal shower guests. (I learned this hard way, when one of my friends ended up driving around for a hour, gave up, and headed home.)

    9. Bring your stereo or iPod dock to play mixes of your favorite party music. The best part about this? There is no chance of hearing a song you don’t like, or of not hearing songs you love!

    10. Bring a few umbrellas just in case an unexpected summer storm comes your way.

    Big Dot of Happiness has you covered on all your needs for this outdoor extravaganza. From the invitations to the decorations and tableware, we will help make your celebration YOU-nique.

    Top 10 Outdoor Party Tips - Bridal Shower Edition with Printable Checklist #BigDot #HappyDot

    Top 10 Outdoor Party Tips - Bridal Shower Edition with Printable Checklist #BigDot #HappyDot

    This post was posted in Free Printables, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas, Bridal Shower & Anniversary and was tagged with Bridal Showers, DIY Party Ideas, Bridal Shower Decorations, Party Planning Tips, Free Printables for Parties, Free Printables

  • Posted on June 20, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    With a few easy 4th of July party ideas, this Firecracker Bash was a totally custom, you-niqe way to celebration Independence Day. The first thing the guests noticed was the red, white and blue color combination. A step away from traditional, the light turquoise blue chevron party supplies was unexpected and loved by everyone.
    Fourth of July Party Ideas: Red and Blue Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    I began planning with inspiration from the downloadable tags - Get yours here. I used the square tags as utensil wraps for the desserts and dressed up the placesettings by wrapping the plates and napkins with a ribbon, then sliding a printable tag into the center - see it close-up here. The bottle tag make our sparkling grape juice festive and hid the words on the label - win-win!

    Fourth of July Party Ideas: Red and Blue Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    Personalized decorating kits are our all-time favorite party supply since they come with so many pieces - you can get really creative and use them for all of you DIY party ideas. I turned the Red Chevron large centerpiece into a cube and placed it at the center of the table. Next, I used the scalloped party circles from the red decorating kit with the round party circles from the Blue Chevron decorating kit to dress up our milk jar drink bottles. With a paper punch and some twine, the tags were doubled up and made a fun decoration - see it close-up here.

    I also used the round party circle to sew a fun cake topper. By placing them back-to-back and sewing down the center and folding them in the center, then attaching to two striped straws, the angel food cake was dressed to impress! See a close-up here.

    Fourth of July Party Ideas: Red and Blue Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    The kids absolutely ADORED the party hats.That was probably the favorite part of the event ... and the rock candy ... and the tassels! Let's face it, the kids had a blast. They had cake, candy, things hanging from trees that they could jump at. The tassels made a fun backdrop for the party and were super easy to make. You can find a tutorial here.

    Fourth of July Party Ideas: Red and Blue Chevron from @BigDot #HappyDot

    I completed the look with custom party decorations, including cupcake picks in the apple pie cups, cupcake wraps, mini favor boxes, hanging decorations and DIY party tags on top of red Sixlet candy favors. This Fourth of July celebration was as much fun to attend as it was to host.

    Looking for more party ideas:
    See the entire Fourth of July photo album here.

    THE SHOPPING LIST:
    Free Fourth of July Printable Tags

    Chevron Tableware
    RED Chevron // BLUE Chevron

    Personalized Decorating Kit
    RED Chevron // BLUE Chevron

    All Other Personalized Party Supplies
    RED Chevron // BLUE Chevron

    This post was posted in Fourth of July, Free Printables, Everyday Parties, Inspiration Board and was tagged with Free Printables for Parties DIY Ideas, Fourth of July, Everyday Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Holiday Party Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Party Planning Tips, Free Printables

  • Posted on June 17, 2014 by Stephanie Pronschinske

    Every Sunday when I was a little girl I would run up to my grandpa at church and crawl up on the pew next to him to watch him make me a paper boat. He would make all of his grandchildren boats to keep them entertained during church and was well-known for his boat making skills by other children in congregation. As I got older my grandpa taught me how to make my own paper boats and it has always stuck with me. Little did I know that this skill would become useful for my job one day.

    Nautical anchor baby showers and birthday parties are a hot party theme right now, and we are in love with how customers are using paper boats to decorate their anchor parties. Here are some of our favorite paper boat trends and a step-by-step guide on how to make paper boats for your party.

    How To Make A Paper Boat - DIY Nautical Party Ideas

    {What You’ll Need}
    8 ½ in by 11 in paper (or any size cut into a rectangle)
    White String or Twine
    Wooden Skewers
    Glue
    Scissors
    Ruler
    Extra paper to make pennant banner for boat or backdrop

    Love the nautical paper we used? Click here to download a free printable of the paper for your party.

    Step By Step Instructions On How To Make A Paper Boat

    Not only are paper boats fun party décor, they are also fun kid activities at parties. Check out our 5 paper boat birthday party ideas for kids.

    Kid Birthday Party Paper Boat Ideas:

    1. Stop at step 6 in making your paper boat and you will have a party hat. These are the perfect party hats for a kid’s birthday party. The birthday boy or girl, and their guests can wear them at the party and they have the perfect look and style to match your nautical theme.

    2. Decorate the straws at your party with a mini paper boat, cut off the top of the triangle point of the boat and slip the straw through the middle.

    3. Use the straw boat décor as a name card for your party guests by adding a flag with your party guests' names to the top of the straw.

    4. Paper boats are also a great party activity for kids. Have each of the kids color an 8 ½ inch by 11 inch piece of paper and then make it into a boat. After the kiddos are done making their boats, use a kiddie pool to set-up boat races. The kids will have a blast racing each other and the fastest boat gets a prize!

    5. Sail on over to our Ahoy - Nautical Pinterest Board for more paper boat ideas and anchor party ideas.

    Nautical Paper Boat Ideas For Parties

    My grandpa making paper boats is a memory that I will cherish forever and a tradition that I will pass on to my son. I hope he enjoys having boat races with his cousins as much as I did. Happy sailing and we would love to see your paper boat creations.

    This post was posted in Free Printables, DIY Party Ideas and was tagged with Ahoy - Nautical Party Ideas, Free Printables

  • Posted on April 28, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Give your guests some inspiration at your build your own hot dog station when you use these fun recipe cards. Perfectly complimentary to our Hot Diggity Dog theme, these party signs will fit any 4x6 photo frame and are a great way to get your guests chatting while they wait in line at to build their own dog.

    Hot Dog Party Supplies: Hot Diggity Dog Free Printable Signs #BigDot #HappyDot

    We created a fun hot dog station with these signs, then added little flags so our guests could proudly display their favorite hot dog recipe. To create the individual flags, we used blank address labels and a black marker, then attached them to a red food pick with red craft paper behind them.

     Hot Dog Party Supplies: Hot Diggity Dog Free Printable Signs #BigDot #HappyDot

    Be sure to get your free downloadable hot dog recipe cards here, then hurry up and plan your hot dog party before summer is over - it's fun in a bun you won't want to miss!

    Hot Dog Party Supplies: Hot Diggity Dog Free Printable Signs #BigDot #HappyDot

    See the entire collection of Hot Diggity Dog everyday party theme #BigDot #HappyDot #PartyIdeas
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    This post was posted in Free Printables, Everyday Parties, DIY Party Ideas, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers and was tagged with Hot Diggity Dog Party Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Birthday Party Decorations, Free Printables for Parties, Baby Shower Decorations, Recipes, Free Printables

  • Posted on February 6, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    You're busy taking care of business - your boss has been nagging about getting that work proposal done; you have to make a costume for your middle child who forgot to tell you about the school play until last night; everyone wants to be fed, clean and happy; and you still find an hour to hit the gym and get your fitness on.

    Feweef. You need a break.

    BUT it is Valentine's day so that means making Valentine boxes for those little ones that call you Mom, picking out the perfect gift for The Hubs, and wrestling the other Moms for the last box of Valentine Car...WAIT. Nope, not this year.

    This year we have done our best to take some of the burden out of your busy life. Download the free Valentine's Day Cards below, print them below on your color printer, stick a sucker in them and send them off to school with your kiddos. Then sit back and collect the Mom of the Year Award because you know how to get. things. done.

    Valentines Day Downloadable Card #BigDot #HappyDot

    Click Here for your free printable Valentine's Day cards.

    Free Valentines Day Downloadable Cards #BigDot #HappyDot
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    This post was posted in Valentines Day, Free Printables, DIY Party Ideas and was tagged with Free Printables for Parties, Free Printables

  • Posted on October 22, 2013 by Big Dot

    Celebrate ghosts and goblins at home or in the classroom with free Halloween printables that are simply spook-tacular! This free pack of printables comes with two sets of goodies - straw decorations and Halloween candy decorations. Choose the one that works for your Halloween party or go crazy with both and really make a statement.

    Free Printables: Halloween Straw Decoration Downloadables #BigDot #HappyDot #Halloween

    Halloween party printables will help you keep your budget in check while you plan your child's school fall activity and will also make great additions to the goodies you are handing out at the door on Halloween night.

    Free Printables: Halloween Candy Decoration Downloadables #BigDot #HappyDot #Halloween

    The spider and fang straw decoration downloadable is an all-time child favorite while the Halloween candy decorations will make awesome treats, not tricks.

    Click to download your files:
    Spider & Fang Straw Decorations
    Halloween Candy Flag Decorations

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    This item is for personal use only. Big Dot of Happiness retains all rights. This item may not be copied, shared, forwarded, sold or distributed.

    Copyright Big Dot Of Happiness, LLC.

    This post was posted in Free Printables, Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving and was tagged with Free Printables for Parties, Free Printables

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