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  1. Three Money-Saving Secrets All Party Planners Should Know!

    Three Money-Saving Secrets All Party Planners Should Know!
    The party-planning experts at BigDotOfHappiness.com understand that Hostess Heroes are constantly balancing the desire for impressive, one-of-a-kind party spaces with the need to save money. After all, creating a budget and sticking to it is often the most challenging part of the party-planning process! To ensure you get the most “bang for your buck,” we suggest considering the following three money-saving tips (which come straight from Big Dot of Happiness founder Sherri Yukel!): Money-Saving Tip #1: Instead of stacking plates in piles on the food table, arrange tableware at each...
  2. A Truly Unique Party Idea: DIY Thumbprint Guest Books!

    A Truly Unique Party Idea: DIY Thumbprint Guest Books!
    A memorable alternative to the traditional guest book, DIY thumbprint guest books are easy to make and even easier to display - and enjoy - after the celebration is over! These “interactive” guest books can be used at a variety of parties, from weddings and birthday parties to baby showers and baptisms! Simply display a large canvas with your desired image on it (popular designs include trees, balloons and wreathes), provide a few pads of ink, and encourage each guest to press their thumbprint onto the canvas as they arrive...
  3. Cupcake Wrappers: Not Just for Cupcakes Anymore!

    DIY Hostess Heroes know that these days, cupcake wrappers aren’t just for cupcakes anymore! Printed on decoratively cut paper and available in all sorts of colors and styles, BigDotofHappiness.com’s cupcake wrappers also happen to be just the right size to wrap around plastic party cups. And since those party cups can be filled with a variety of goodies, these colorful cupcake wrappers can be used to create a well-coordinated (and totally unique) buffet table in minutes! Looking for a way to dress up individual portions of chocolate mouse or layered trifle for an elegant bridal shower? Try...
  4. Dress Up Party Favors with Personalized Favor Boxes!

    Dress Up Party Favors with Personalized Favor Boxes!
    If you're looking for an easy way to dress up party favors, BigDotofHappiness.com's party-planning experts love recommending the use of their own unique personalized favor boxes! Their bright colors and custom messages ensure that any party favor, from a scoop of colorful candy to a frame engraved with the guest’s name, is presented with a stylish and personal touch. Plus, favor boxes go a long way to dressing up your party tables, whether they're displayed at each guest's place setting, in the center or as part of  candy buffet. Whether or not you’ve also...
  5. 5 Things to Do 1 Day Before a Party, Plus a Printable Event Planning Checklist!

    5 Things to Do 1 Day Before a Party, Plus a Printable Event Planning Checklist!
    Only one more day and all of the preparation, shopping and planning will pay off with a few hours of fun, friends and food! In the final post from our party-planning checklist series, we detail 5 things to do 1 day before the party - and include our free, printable event planning checklist! With only 24 hours until your celebration begins, putting the final touches on your party space is key. Make sure the room is nice and clean, then decorate! Garnish your tables with custom centerpieces, decorate the walls with...
  6. Make Your Place Settings Pretty with Paper Doily Accents!

    Make Your Place Settings Pretty with Paper Doily Accents!
    Inexpensive, easy to find and available in a variety of sizes and styles, paper doilies may be one of my new favorite ways to dress up place settings and other party decorations. When I set out to experiment with them the other day using BigDotofHappiness.com’s elegant Silhouette Couples It’s a Baby - baby shower theme, I was amazed at how easy it was to fold, wrap and layer paper doilies to dress up my mint green and chocolate brown party decorations. All you need are paper doilies, ribbon, candy and personalized...
  7. Party Planning Checklist Continued: 1 Week Before the Party

    Party Planning Checklist Continued: 1 Week Before the Party
    Whoo hoo! You’ve spent the last 8 weeks planning all of the details for your upcoming birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower or baptism celebration, and now there’s only 1 week left before the big day! At this point in the party-planning process, finalizing all of the major details is vital. Start by confirming the head count, contacting those who have not yet RSVP’d if you have to. You’ll need to know just how much food and beverages to have on hand, after all. Once you’ve confirmed the head count...
  8. Party Planning Checklist Series Continued: 4-6 Weeks Before the Party

    Party Planning Checklist Series Continued: 4-6 Weeks Before the Party
    BigDotofHappiness.com is dedicated to helping all of their customers, from seasoned hostesses to first-time party planners, look like Hostess Heroes at their next event (and enjoy themselves in the process)! Last Saturday we debuted our party planning checklist series in a post that contained five things to do eight weeks before the big day. Today, Big Dot of Happiness’ party-planning experts list five things to do four to six weeks before the celebration. Keep reading to make sure your “to-do” list matches ours… and make sure major tasks are completed...
  9. Make it a “Banner” Celebration with Big Dot of Happiness' Custom Banners!

    Make it a “Banner” Celebration with Big Dot of Happiness' Custom Banners!
    Make it a “banner” celebration with BigDotofHappiness.com's custom banners! These eye-catching paper banners are easy to hang, available in a variety of sizes and styles, and best of all, they match all of Big Dot of Happiness’ original baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower and baptism themes perfectly! What could be better - and easier - than that? BigDotofHappiness.com’s party-planning experts know what a vital part banners are to any type of party, and have created two styles of banners so you can decorate every corner of your party space...
  10. Stay Organized with Our Printable Party Planning Checklist!

    Stay Organized with Our Printable Party Planning Checklist!
    BigDotofHappiness.com is all about helping you look like a Hostess Hero at your next event, whether it’s the first time you have ever hosted a baby shower or the twentieth birthday party you've planned in five years. To help you stay organized (and sane!) as you plan the next special occasion, Big Dot of Happiness’ party-planning experts have created a printable party-planning checklist! Organized by week (8 weeks before the celebration, 2-3 weeks before the celebration, etc.), this checklist will be published one section at a time over the next five Saturdays. On Saturday...

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