Holiday Party Ideas

  1. Firecracker Bash - Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

    With a few easy 4th of July party ideas, this Firecracker Bash was a totally custom, you-niqe way to celebration Independence Day. The first thing the guests noticed was the red, white and blue color combination. A step away from traditional, the light turquoise blue chevron party supplies was unexpected and loved by everyone. I began planning with inspiration from the downloadable tags - Get yours here. I used the square tags as utensil wraps for the desserts and dressed up the placesettings by wrapping the plates and napkins with...
  2. Fall into Fun with Autumn Party Ideas

    Halloween is over, the air is chilled and the leaves have fallen - all tell-tale signs that the Thanksgiving season is upon us. With harvest dinners, autumn parties and family gatherings becoming a focus in the weeks to come, you can quickly make your celebration spectacular without sacrificing the time you want to spend with your loved ones. Pumpkin Patch party theme is the perfect addition to your holiday table. Customize your party decorations with any text you wish to make the party YOU-nique. Add a few pumpkins, some burlap...
  3. July 4th Goodies - Free Printable Tags

    Celebrate July 4th in style with these free printable tags. Perfect to dress up every placesetting and party favor, your summer barbeque guests will feel extra special when they get to your party! Go the extra mile and coordinate BigDotOfHappiness.com's Everyday Chevron theme for a truly impressive event. Our Everyday Chevron party decorations include personalized banners to greet your guests as they arrive, cupcake wrappers to dress up your sweet treats, and 40-piece party kits that are sure to take your party to a whole new level of fun! We...
  4. Stamp Your Way to Stylish Presents with this Easy Gift Wrapping Idea!

    Stamp your way to stylish presents with this easy gift wrapping idea! Wrap each gift just like you normally would, adding coordinating ribbon if you’d like. Instead of a traditional gift tag, however, stamp the recipient’s name on a piece of craft paper! You’ll be left with a personalized gift that is as stylishly labeled as it is wrapped. For more holiday gift wrapping ideas, check out the previous blogs from this week, where you'll be inspired to curl wrapping paper like ribbon, decorate with paper snowflakes and adorn gifts with paint chips. Or...
  5. “Snow” Much Fun: DIY Snowflake Gift Decorations

    You’ll have “snow” much fun making your own snowflake Christmas gift decorations using this simple method. Even the kids can help! First, gather some wrapping paper, craft paper, scissors and ribbon. Wrap each gift using paper of your choice, then place a homemade paper snowflake on top. Secure the snowflake with a coordinating bow and you’re done! Although I opted for a traditional white snowflake to stand out against my colorful wrapping paper, try using colored or patterned paper to make your gifts stand out even more. Even the kiddos...
  6. DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Curled Ribbon Out of Wrapping Paper!

    Did you know that wrapping paper curls just as well as regular ribbon? I did not, and was amazed how well it worked! In this step-by-step DIY tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own curled ribbon out of wrapping paper. It’s a great way to use that extra piece of paper that’s always left over, and it looks pretty. I might never buy regular ribbon again!       Step 1: Fold the extra piece of wrapping paper in half, then in half again. The two...
  7. 3 Healthy Holiday Food Ideas

    It can be hard to find healthy holiday foods this time of year (and any other time, for that matter!), so I’ve rounded up a list of three healthy food ideas that have been tested by BigDotofHappiness.com’s own team members and declared delicious! Make these for your next Christmas gathering, or save them for a baby shower, birthday party or bridal shower! You’ll be happy to know that among the candy and cookies, there will be at least one healthy option available - and I’m sure your fellow guests will...
  8. Hoilday Party Tip: Coordinate Food Stands with Decorative Signs!

    Hoilday Party Tip: Coordinate Food Stands with Decorative Signs!
    Coordinate holiday party food stands with decorative signs! Although individual food labels are easy to make, creating enough for a large holiday party can be pretty time-consuming. Save time (and sanity) by displaying sweets and other holiday foods on tiered stands that are topped with coordinating signs! Here we displayed plastic party cups filled with individual servings of red peppermint sticks on a white, three-tier cupcake stand, then placed our framed food sign on top. The sign, which was made with craft paper, added a pop of coordinating color that pulled the look entire display together...
  9. Celebrate Your Shopping Success with Homemade Mulled Wine!

    Celebrate Your Shopping Success with Homemade Mulled Wine!
    Celebrate your shopping success with homemade mulled wine! A wonderful way to relax with the girls after a day of Black Friday shopping, mulled wine is easy to make, tastes as good as it smells, and will have you and your shopping partners relaxing in no time. Simply combine the following ingredients in a pot on the stove top or slow cooker and in about 30 minutes, you'll have a batch of delicious mulled wine over which stories of the amazing deals you found earlier in the day can be shared. Ingredients...
  10. Happy Halloween from Big Dot of Happiness!

    Lions and tigers and… Paul Bunyan’s blue ox, Babe? Oh, my! From all of the party-planning experts (and zombies and fairies and gumball machines and superheroes and dice) at BigDotofHappiness.com, Happy Halloween!

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