DIY Party Ideas

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Baby Shower Favor Idea: Decorate wrapped banana bread loaves with our monkey themes!

    A customer called in the other day looking for a creative way to incorporate our Monkey Boy baby shower theme into her favors. She wanted to send her guests home with a unique gift that would demonstrate her appreciation for their attendance yet incorporate her theme perfectly. After discovering that she likes to bake, we decided on the following idea: Give each guest a miniature loaf of banana bread that’s wrapped in a plastic gift bag and tied with our personalized Monkey Boy die-cut card stock tags! Or, you could...
  9. 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...
  10. Make It: Apple Cinnamon Ornaments

    Are you hosting a shower this holiday season? Wishing you had a perfect, memorable, seasonal favor to give to your guests? Look no further, I’ve got your answer here! These apple-cinnamon scented ornaments are beautiful, functional, and simple—your guests are sure to love them! Apple Cinnamon Ornaments These ornaments are extremely easy to make, but they do require quite a bit of drying time—allow yourself at least 24 hours before your shower to complete this project. 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup cinnamon 1 Tbsp white glue (such as Elmer’s) (Or...

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