Party Ideas

  1. Bug-y Birthdays

    Celebrate Spring and Summer birthdays with our Snug as a Bug birthday theme. Resplendent with butterflies and dragonflies, there's a lot of different colors to play with for tableware and décor, so you can pick your child's favorite color to work with. There are some adorable things to do with this theme.  - Bugs like flowers right? Decorate cupcakes with colorful faux flowers. - Serve sugar cookies shaped like different bugs (craft stores offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes). - Instead of cake serve one of these alternatives:  ...
  2. Share ideas and get inspired!

    Send us pictures of your baby showers, birthday parties, baptisms, bridal showers and weddings, and we will post them on Facebook to share with everyone. Pictures are great inspiration to other party planners. Send your event pictures to Smiles@BigDotOfHappiness.com!
  3. Wedding Welcome Basket

    Looking for a great way to welcome out-of-town guests and thank them for traveling to witness your nuptials?  Present them with a gift basket filled with local treats and a special thank-you card. Here are some great options for fillers: Fruits from local orchards/farmers Gourmet candies from a favorite chocolatier Gift cards or coupons to local tourist attractions (Museums, art galleries, winery tours, etc.) Tickets to a game played by a local college or professional team A disposable camera A favorite poem or framed picture of you and your betrothed...
  4. Life's A Beach! - Beach Bridal Shower Theme

    Throw a tropical bridal shower with our Big Dot Original Beach Theme. Start with our invitations, then go for our blue or green tableware. For a sweet centerpiece, place some white tea lights on a small mirror among some sand or seashells (you can buy them at a craft store) and a picture of the happy couple in our beach photo frame. For the food, you can serve all kinds of tropical fare like jerk chicken, coconut shrimp, fresh mangoes, pineapples, and papayas. Drinks will be easy with tropical fruit...
  5. Life's A Beach! - Beach Bridal Shower Theme

    Throw a tropical bridal shower with our Big Dot Original Beach Theme. Start with our invitations, then go for our blue or green tableware. For a sweet centerpiece, place some white tea lights on a small mirror among some sand or seashells (you can buy them at a craft store) and a picture of the happy couple in our beach photo frame. For the food, you can serve all kinds of tropical fare like jerk chicken, coconut shrimp, fresh mangoes, pineapples, and papayas. Drinks will be easy with tropical fruit...
  6. New Boy Baby Shower Themes

    From bulldozers and hard hats to playing with dirt, Little boys don't mind a wrinkled, messy shirt. Watching all the airplanes way up in the sky, Little boys are big dreamers wanting to fly. Little boys are exploreers, skinning knees and climbing trees. Their imaginations are endless, running wild and free! Perfect for boys are our two brand NEW themes, That go along with their childhood hopes and dreams! Shop our Construction Truck Theme @BabyShowerStuff.com! Shop our Airplane Theme @BabyShowerStuff.com!
  7. Froggy Birthday Party

     Looking for a fun party theme for a Springtime birthday party? Check out our Froggy Frog theme. You can purchase all kinds of fun themed items like balloons and personalized banners. Here are a few ideas to continue the theme: For an easy snack make Frog on a Log. This twist on the peanut butter and celery classic will be super-cute and tasty when you substitute green M & M's or golden raisins for the classic raisin “ants”. To decorate, use green and blue tablecloths and green streamers. And don't forget...
  8. Thank You for Attending

    Every newlywed couple should thank their attendants. Many choose to do so with gifts. If you're stuck for ideas, here a few that will not only show your appreciation, but commemorate the experience you had planning the wedding.     A photo album or scrapbook of fun moments from the planning sessions to the reception. You can feature pictures of the bride trying on different dresses, everyone dancing together at the wedding, even that last road trip you took with your attendants. Gift Cards for Couples' Nights: Now that your attendants have...
  9. April Showers...

                It's Bridal Shower season! Whether you're treating the bride-to-be to an elegant luncheon or hosting a blow-out bash she won't forget, Big Dot of Happiness has you covered. Need a few ideas on what you need to get started? Here are a few basics. Look around the site and you'll be amazed at the different options.  Bridal Shower Basics: Bridal Shower Invitations are a great beginning to planning any get-together. Big Dot of Happiness offers many different themes. Pick one you like and you can base games, food, and...
  10. Something Old...

    Antique stores are a great place to find your Something Old. You can also find great gifts for your bridesmaids and other attendants. If you look around and keep your mind open, you'll be amazed at the great deals you can get on beautiful classics destined to be treasured once again. Here is a list of just a few things I found for my own wedding.  Handkerchiefs: Every bride and bridesmaid needs to keep one handy for the tears of joy that inevitably fall at any wedding. Many cost less...

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