DIY Party Ideas

  1. Our Father's Day Book

    With all the talk of baby showers and christenings and birthday parties for the kiddos, things around Big Dot of Happiness tend to be pretty mama-centric. But coming up very soon, all eyes will be on the daddies as we celebrate Father’s Day. In honor of all those devoted Dads and their special day, I’d like to share with you a very simple, very meaningful gift idea. You and your kids will be able to pull this together in an afternoon, but Dad will treasure it forever! I am a...
  2. DIY Ideas: Party Bunting

    When it comes to creating a festive party atmosphere, few things compare to colorful party bunting. Those cheerful little flags have been popping up more and more in recent years as crafty people the world over have embraced bunting and begun creating beautiful cloth versions of the classic party décor. With this simple tutorial, you too can enjoy the festive look of party bunting, minus the often heavy price tag—even if you’re not an accomplished seamstress!  DIY Party Bunting Materials: -A long length of ribbon, yarn, ric-rac, or other “string”...
  3. Big Dot of Happiness Personalized Banners

    What do Twitter, instant messaging, texting and Big Dot of Happiness personalized banners have in common?  Give up?  They all are methods of communicating your small message in a big way.  Today’s technology is allowing us to stay in touch with our friends and family more frequently and faster than ever before.  No matter how the message is communicated, however, all can agree that some sentiments need to be shared in bold fashion.  And that’s where the personalized banners from Big Dot of Happiness can save the day.  The birth...
  4. Do It Yourself: Nut & Candy Cups

    When I was a little girl, my mom would set wonderful tables for my birthday parties. I remember walking into the kitchen and being so enchanted by the beautiful scene she had created: streamers and balloons were hung from the ceiling, treat bags were arranged and marked with my guests’ names, and each place was set with tableware to match the theme I had chosen. And, of course, there were always little paper soufflé cups (Usually filled with candy, though, not nuts!) nestled in next to each plate. I have been remembering those...
  5. Do It Yourself: Nut & Candy Cups

    When I was a little girl, my mom would set wonderful tables for my birthday parties. I remember walking into the kitchen and being so enchanted by the beautiful scene she had created: streamers and balloons were hung from the ceiling, treat bags were arranged and marked with my guests’ names, and each place was set with tableware to match the theme I had chosen. And, of course, there were always little paper soufflé cups (Usually filled with candy, though, not nuts!) nestled in next to each plate. I have been remembering those...
  6. DIY Ideas: Cupcake Wrappers

    You’re probably aware that Big Dot of Happiness offers darling cupcake wrappers to match their party themes, but maybe you’ve decided to serve a brunch meal or buffet at your shower and feel that you have no use for cupcake accessories? Well, stop right there! Cupcake wrappers do, indeed, deserve a place on your brunch menu—wrapped around beautiful, delicious, brunch-y muffins! As I was pondering which of my favorite muffin recipes to share with you today, in order to help you all fill up your brunch “cupcake” wrappers, I happened...
  7. DIY Ideas: Beautiful Banners

    One of the most immediate ways to establish the theme and look of a party is by displaying a large banner on a wall…and lucky for us, Big Dot of Happiness offers banners to match every single one of their party themes—from showers to birthday parties to baptisms! Big Dot’s beautiful, full-color banners are printed on high quality satin photo paper, in a generous 12” x 60” size (some styles are even offered in an incredible 24” x 120” large size.) And of course, in true Big Dot style, each...
  8. DIY Ideas: Labels and Tags and Nametags (Oh my!)

    When you want your party to stand out in your guests’ memories, you’re willing to go the extra mile and put in extra effort to be sure your event is truly special--Big Dot of Happiness feels the same way! Not only does Big Dot offer party supplies in dozens of themes, but you can have so many of their products personalized for your party that pulling together an impressive complete look has never been easier! Big Dot of Happiness is so dedicated to helping you host a memorable party that...
  9. DIY Ideas: Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers

    Very popular party favors these days are personalized candy bars—and it’s no wonder: who doesn’t love chocolate!? Candy bars with personalized labels are perfect for any event you are planning: Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Anniversary Parties, and Baptisms. However, when you are purchasing a large quantity of chocolate to offer your guests, the costs can really add up! Luckily, Big Dot of Happiness has a solution to that potential issue—offering high-quality personalized wrappers at an amazing price! You can select and order your personalized wrappers from Big Dot...
  10. 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...

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