DIY Party Ideas

  1. 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...
  2. DIY Ideas: Go Silly with our Cupcake Wrappers!

    It seems these days that cupcakes are everywhere. Those pint-sized cakes which used to be confined to kid’s parties are now THE way to serve dessert at any occasion—from weddings to baby showers to office parties. Naturally, as these small sweets have gained popularity, the ways of displaying them have evolved to be ever-more fancy and clever. There are cupcake towers, designer paper liners, and now…cupcake wrappers! Made of sturdy cardstock which you secure around your baked and frosted cakes, cupcake wrappers are an innovative, simple way to ensure your...
  3. 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...
  4. Easy Do-it-Yourself Scrapbooking at Christmas

    I’ll admit it: I’m an only child and my family isn’t “big” into Christmas. Sure, we get together every year on Christmas Day, but that’s about it. We don’t get too crazy about gifts; we just get together for a few hours and have a nice dinner, then give gifts in our limited gift-giving ceremony. Now, contrast that to my husband’s family: it’s literally a Christmas explosion. My mother-in-law’s family gets together for two days (yes, two days!) at a hotel for festivities, games, food, and fun. This includes gift...
  5. Baby Shower Favor Idea: Decorate Baby Food Jars!

    A customer called in the other day with a fabulously simple, yet wonderfully personal, baby shower favor idea: decorated baby food jars! Her plan was to wash a few empty baby food jars, fill them with colorful candies, tie some pretty ribbon around the cap, then top it all off with a personalized sticker label. She called to make absolutely certain our round personalized sticker labels would fit nicely on the caps of the baby food jars before she went ahead and purchased them, and with just a few moments...
  6. Make It: Festive Candleholders

    For all of its history and sentiment, Thanksgiving is truly a holiday that revolves around the dinner table. Naturally, since your table will be the center of your guests’ attention, you want to create a pleasant atmosphere, but with all the work you have to do in preparation for your meal, decorating can easily fall way down on the priority list. Not to worry! Creating a beautiful Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to be a complex affair. You can create these wonderfully simple candleholders in just a few minutes, using materials...
  7. Do-It-Yourself Baby Shower Favors

    Making favors can be difficult. You have to find the right filler and the right container to go with your theme, and hope you bought enough of everything because you don’t want to have run back to the store. Luckily, that’s not a problem when you order do-it-yourself favors from Big Dot of Happiness. All of our baby shower do-it-yourself favors are available in the quantity you need and are ready to be put together in no time. There’s a favor for every theme with great fillers. For those with...
  8. Flowers by Color

    Looking to feature a specific color in your wedding bouquets or event centerpieces, but need to go beyond roses? Here is a quick list of flowers by color that will help accent your décor or theme with flair. Red: Poinsettias, Calla Lilies, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Geraniums, Zinnias,  Amaryllis, Asters Pink: Petunias, Hydrangeas, Star-Gazer Lilies, Magnolias, Boronia, Sweet Pea, Peonies, Heather, Protea Blue/Purple: Delphinia, Hydrangeas, Hyacinths, English Lavender, Forget-me-nots, Iris, Statice Green: Bells of Ireland, Button Chrysanthemums Yellow: Daffodils, Sunflowers, Buttercups, Black-Eyed Susan, Solid Aster, Dandelions Orange/Peach: Zinnias, Dragon Lilies, Day Lilies, Alstromeria...
  9. Send us your baby shower or birthday party theme ideas!

    What are your theme ideas? Send your theme ideas to CreativeTeam@BigDotOfHappiness.com!
  10. 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...

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