Bridal Shower & Anniversary

  1. DIY Party Favors: Personalized Favor Boxes

    Even if you’ve filled a beautiful room with perfectly-coordinated decorations and tableware, prepared a beautifully-balanced spread of delicious food, and planned out a host of ideal celebratory games, a party is just not a party without guests—and, of course, your guest of honor. Your party guests are the most important factors in hosting any event—so for goodness’ sake, don’t forget to thank them for coming! What better way to express your gratitude to your guests than with a meaningful party favor packaged up in an adorable favor box? Lucky for...
  2. DIY Ideas: Bring Something NEW to the table - Personalized Centerpieces!

    You all know that Big Dot of Happiness makes it very simple to execute a perfectly-coordinated shower or birthday party with their themed decorations and tableware, but did you realize that many Big Dot products are easily customized for several different uses? It’s true! In fact, that’s one of the things I love most about Big Dot products—their versatility! One great example are these adorable cupcake-shaped centerpieces for birthday parties, baby showers and bridal showers.  Naturally, Big Dot’s centerpieces are available to match any of their dozens of themes, and...
  3. Party Playlists That Match Your Event Theme!

    As long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music.  This obsession has grown into a love that encompasses my entire life.  I’ve found songs to fit every event and situation I encounter.  Not only have I created playlists for  parties and down times, I’ve even gone as far as making playlists for cleaning the kitchen.  I’ve always imagined what life would be like if there was always the perfect song playing…just for me to hear.  Imagine with me for a second… You’re with girlfriends catching up on the...
  4. 2011 Party Season Kickoff!

    Are you ready for 2011? It’s here and it is fabulous! And you know that Big Dot will keep you in the loop on all things party! In January of 2011, three captivating and engaging Big Dot emails will be sent directly to your inbox and feature Big Dot’s hot new themes, special offers and (OF COURSE!) party planning tips for baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers, anniversaries and baptisms! I’m particularly enthralled, because 2011 is looking like it’ll be the year of big celebrations! Personally, I already know I’ll...
  5. RING in the New Year

    Picture this:   A cozy living room scene complete with roaring fireplace, a handsome hero gazing lovingly into his sweetheart’s eyes as he surprises her with an enormous engagement ring, the music swells and she breathlessly whispers “I do”.  Could it be a TV commercial for a jewelry store?  Perhaps.  But I wager that this very scene was played out in the lives of many of our SimplyWeddingStuff.com customers’ during this past holiday season.  I guess one could call it a case of life imitating art.   If you are one of...
  6. Make It, Quick!: Spruced Up Vases for Centerpieces

    This quick tip is one to file away in your brain for any time you find yourself in need of “a little something” to dress up your table for your next baby shower, bridal shower or birthday —and it would make for beautiful, and easy centerpieces for any shower or party. Simply dress your old vases up with a few sheets of paper and some ribbon, and you can quickly breathe new life into otherwise ordinary flower arrangements! The best part is, this look can be achieved with materials you...
  7. Welcome to Big Dot of Happiness Blog!

    Hello! Welcome to the Big Dot of Happiness Blog! Big Dot of Happiness is the home of BabyShowerStuff.com, SimplyBabyStuff.com, SimplyWeddingStuff.com, SimplyBirthdayStuff.com, TheShowerFoundry.com, and BigDotofHappiness.com—we’re your one-stop-shop for furnishing all your parties, from the invitations to the tableware to the thank you notes. When it comes to party supplies, we’ve got you covered! We at Big Dot are thrilled to announce that we’re now also THE place to find current party planning tips for your celebrations. You can now join the Big Dot Family right here on the Big Dot of...
  8. Customize Your Wedding Shower!

    Did you know that our sister site SimplyWeddingStuff.com offers a customized bridal theme? Each silhouette can be chosen to resemble the bride as much as possible. First, choose from 10 skin and hair color combinations. Then pick a background color. There are over 30, so you’re sure to find your absolute favorite. Each customized bridal theme offers a variety of items. There are the bridal shower invitations to get you started, of course. Then you can choose from our do-it-yourself favor boxes, gift tags, stickers, and candy bar wrappers. There...
  9. Do It Yourself: Combining Family and Flowers for Your Wedding

    It was September when my husband and I were married in 2002. Although it was a beautiful time of the year, it was also prime hay fever season. For me, hay fever season means staying away from weeds and flowers. One sniff of plants or flowers and I am sneezing, itching and experiencing watery eyes. So, what is a bride-to-be to do when she wants beautiful flowers at her wedding, but can’t stand the smell of them or she’ll be sneezing all the way through the “I do’s?” Well, my...
  10. Bridal Shower Favors: Chocolate Covered Apples

    Ladies and gents, I have found THEE guest favors for my cousin’s upcoming wedding shower – chocolate covered apples! My plan is to put a bride or groom apple into a cute little gift bag (more on that later!) for the guests to carry out with them as they say good bye to the happy couple. But, back to the apples. And look at the happy couple! Aren’t these just FABULOUS?!?!? Oh my, I’m in love! Now I just need to do my best to channel Julia Childs and Martha...