Holiday Party Ideas

  1. Fall Party Favor Idea: DIY Candy Cornucopias!

    This fall party favor idea is as easy as it is adorable: DIY candy cornucopias! Did you know that soaking the point of a waffle cone in warm water and then microwaving it will allow you to shape it? I didn’t, and it totally worked! Simply soak the bottom two inches of a waffle cone in warm water, then microwave the cone for about 30 seconds. Bend the tip around a pencil, hold for a few seconds, then let the cone dry. Once dry, the cone will maintain the shape...
  2. Easy Fourth of July Recipe Idea: Red, White & Blue Kabobs

    This easy Fourth of July recipe idea is for all of the party planners out there who need a simple yet creative recipe for their 4th of July party. Made of angel food cake, strawberries and blueberries, these red, white and blue kabobs are a tasty, patriotic addition to your Independence Day party table! Simply alternate pieces of fresh fruit and homemade or store-bought angel food cake on skewers, then arrange your kabobs on coordinating red, white and blue tableware! Your guests will love the delicious combination of sweet cake...
  3. Free Printable: DIY Fourth of July Decorations

    Your guest list has been confirmed, your menu has been finalized, and you’ve found the best place in town to watch the fireworks… but your party space is somehow lacking that final touch of patriotic flair. Fortunately, BigDotofHappiness.com's party-planning experts have created a set of festive, modern DIY Fourth of July decorations that you can print for free and use right away! These do-it-yourself tags feature a festive color scheme of light blue, red and white, and are detailed with stylish polka dots and chevron stripes. Use them to decorate...
  4. Father's Day Time Lapse Drawing

    He's the strongest guy you know, a true superhero and the best role model around.... he's your DAD! From changing diapers to teaching you to drive, he's always been there. If anyone deserves a pat on the back and a special day, it's him. This Father's Day, Big Dot of Happiness is saluting all dads! In fact, our Big Dotters have put together a special Father's Day video to celebrate the dads in our life. And we've created an adorable Father's Day card, which you can print by clicking on the...
  5. Favorite Recipes: Fruity White Chocolate Fudge

    Favorite Recipes: Fruity White Chocolate Fudge
    Big Dotter Suzanne used her kitchen savvy to put a new twist on a traditional White Chocolate Fudge recipe. She started with a plain White Chocolate Fudge recipe, like this one, then added flavored Sticklettes candies to make it her own. You will need: Favorite White Chocolate Fudge Recipe 50 Sticklettes Candies Blender or Food Processor Zip-Top Storage Baggie Hammer and an Enthusiastic Helper Set aside: 10-15 Sticklettes Candies Zip-Top Storage Baggie Hammer and your Enthusiastic Helper Prepare your favorite White Chocolate Fudge recipe up to the point of refrigeration...
  6. Pumpkin Party Favors

    If your little pumpkin has a birthday this month, chances are you’ll be hosting a seasonally themed birthday party in some form or another. Whether you decide go all out with a full-blown costume-party-haunted-house-monster-jam, or you opt for just a few strategically placed gourds and a pot full of apple cider on the stove, chances are good that these adorable pumpkin party favors will fit right in at your party! These tiny pumpkins are just the perfect thing to hold a sweet treat or a small gift for your little...
  7. Autumn Baby Shower Treats

    In our house, we have this huge glass pumpkin jar. We get it out each October and fill it with a magical combination: candy corn and peanuts. Which. Is. Awesome. Period. This truly is a matter of the whole being greater than the parts: when candy corn meets peanuts (dry roasted for us), something magical happens and you are transported to a land of salty-sweet goodness from which you will not want to return. This year, as I was filling our pumpkin, I occurred to me that this simple treat...
  8. Christmas Babies Are Miracles!

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