Birthday Parties

  1. Get the Best Deals from Vendors!

    While you can't negotiate everything, there are ways to save on practically everything you need for your event. Follow these tips, and you'll be amazed at the different deals you get! Easy Ways to Save: 1. When you go in to your vendor, it's helpful to know the limits of your budget. Don't let yourself get pulled in by free dessert from a caterer, if the entree it comes with is $300 over your budget, for example. Stick to your guns, going in with a lower number (about 15% less...
  2. Photo Scavenger Hunt

    The photo scavenger hunt is not only a fun game for your guests at your wedding reception or birthday party, it's a great way to save money on photography! Purchase at least one camera per table at your event. Include an instruction card with a list of photos you'd like to have. Before guests leave, collect the cameras to be developed. You can even offer a small prize, like two free movie tickets or a gas card (especially appreciated by out-of-town guests!) for whoever gets the most shots you're looking...
  3. Tween Themes: How to Be the Parent That Throws the Cool Party

    Picking a birthday party theme is easy when your kids are small. All you need to do is flip on Nick Jr. or PBS Kids and pick a character. You can easily find any party related item from napkins to candy to games featuring that character. Tweens? Not so much. In fact, pick the wrong theme and you are the worst parent ever, trying to ostracize your child and condemn them to a life relentless and perpetual dork-dom... or so they will treat you. So how can you pick a...
  4. Best Selling Themes at Big Dot of Happiness

    Shop our best selling themes… You’ll love them as much as we do! Planning a Bridal Shower? You will love our Bridal Silhouette Purple theme! The theme features a beautiful bridal silhouette with a dark rich purple that will leave an lasting impression on your guests. Throwing a Birthday Bash? Check out the hottest theme of the year, Modern Ladybug. This cute little ladybug will crawl her way into your heart. What little “ladybug” wouldn’t love to have this themed birthday party? Celebrating the arrival of a new baby? Be...
  5. Introducing our New Tableware Lines!

    Check out our new squiggle baby shower and birthday tableware. New Little Cowboy Tableware and All Star Sports Tableware is available at, and! The new tableware coordinates with our Little Cowboy and All Star Sports baby shower and birthday themes. We are now accepting preorders, the estimate arrival date (ETA) is March 10, 2010.
  6. Check out our Big Dot Shops!

    Introducing our new Big Dot Shop, Dot Til’ You Drop at all of our Big Dot of Happiness Shops. The Big Dot team is excited for our new adventure of adding a seventh web site to our family, the more the merrier! has everything you could possibly imagine for your shower including a wide selection of bridal shower favors and baby shower personalized favors. From functional to fantastic, this site has it all! This site provides a bounty of wonderful gift ideas for babies, baby shower...
  7. Celebrate Birthdays with Banners!

    A little birdie told us that it’s somebody’s birthday! Celebrate in style with our personalized birthday banners.’s personalized birthday banners make a great keepsake from the birthday party and a beautiful decoration for your children’s rooms. offers a variety of birthday banners for all ages from a 1st birthday celebration to a 60th birthday party! Check out a great selection of banners at:
  8. "Wrap" your event with personalized wrappers

    From invitations, games, and tableware, we will make your event unforgettable! Don't forget to "wrap" it all up with our personalized candy bar wrappers! offers personalized candy bar wrappers of all of life's occasions; baby showers, baptisms, weddings, bridal showers and birthday parties!  Personalized candy bar wrappers are the perfect favor that adds a personalized touch to your event.
  9. Hottest Trend for 2010: Do It Yourself

    Not only will the do it yourself trend allow you to save money, but it will add that special and unique touch to your baby shower or bridal shower celebration. Our NEW, one gallon containers filled with candy are ideal for baby showers or bridal showers, great for filling favors, and will be noticed and enjoyed by all of your guests! Check out our Do It Yourself Favors, too. They go perfect with our new candies!
  10. Dot’ Til You Drop at Big Dot!

    Big Dot of Happiness is a one stop shop for all of your baby shower, birthday, bridal shower, wedding and baptism parties. Not only can you get everything you need for your parties at, we also have other web sites that specialize in life's events. Dot Til You Drop at all of our Big Dot stores and become a Hostess Hero with all of our Big Dot Original product lines. Check out all of our web sites a part of the Big Dot Family: Give Mommy-To-Be a baby...

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