Party Ideas

  1. A Homegrown Reception

    Farmer's Markets are chock full of great wedding goodies. Do your research by visiting area farmers' markets as often as possible leading up to your wedding to stake out what you may like. Here is a short list of the amazing items you can find: Handmade Gourmet Candies: These make great favors. Check out our customizable containers to put them in. Wedding Bouquets: It is definitely important to know what's in season for this one! However, you can pay as little as $5-20 for a bouquet of fresh, colorful, gorgeous...
  2. Color Schemes & What They Mean

    Big Dot of Happiness has different patterns and colors of decorations for your event. You want everything to look perfect and mean something to you. Check out what these different colors, all featured on our site, have symbolized over time. Not only is color a good way to set a mood, but you use it strategically to reflect your personality. Blue: Seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed, blue can be dynamic in a bright electric shade or calming in a paler shade. Green: Tranquil, natural, and refreshing, green can be...
  3. Color Schemes & What They Mean

    Big Dot of Happiness has different patterns and colors of decorations for your event. You want everything to look perfect and mean something to you. Check out what these different colors, all featured on our site, have symbolized over time. Not only is color a good way to set a mood, but you use it strategically to reflect your personality. Blue: Seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed, blue can be dynamic in a bright electric shade or calming in a paler shade. Green: Tranquil, natural, and refreshing, green can be...
  4. 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...
  5. Light Up Your Shower!

    Check out our gorgeous personalized candle tins! Not only can you customize them to your theme, but you also have the option to have the name and date of the occasion written on them. They're lightly-scented and elegantly presented in a cool silver tin. You can group and light them as small centerpieces, displaying the lids on the side of them. Or try packaging them in our mini organza bags for a cute party favor.  There's a theme option for any of the occasions Big Dot of Happiness is there...
  6. Send us your baby shower or birthday party theme ideas!

    What are your theme ideas? Send your theme ideas to CreativeTeam@BigDotOfHappiness.com!
  7. The Gift of Utility: Making the Most of Your Baby Shower Registry

    It would be wonderful if you got everything you needed for your baby at your baby shower. It rarely happens though. When you become pregnant, your mind fills with images of chubby cheeks, sticky kisses, and precious layettes. People tell you to wait until after to shower to shop, to avoid returns, because “you will get everything you need”. This is often untrue. Unfortunately, not everything you need (or even things you asked for) will come from your baby shower. So how do help guide your loved ones towards the...
  8. New Monkey Tableware - Let's Go Bananas!

    Introducing our NEW Monkey Tableware! They're finally here!! Our monkey baby shower and birthday party supplies are so delightful that your guests will barely be able to focus on eating their party food! Featuring a bright-eyed, curly tailed monkey and of course, a trendy color combinations, these adorable monkey tableware pieces are a fun and cheerful way to celebrate. Go bananas over your little monkey with our monkey party supplies. Shop Monkey Boy Tableware: http://www.bigdotofhappiness.com/monkeyboy-babyshower-tableware.html Shop Monkey Girl Tableware:  http://www.bigdotofhappiness.com/monkeygirl-babyshower-tableware.html 
  9. Inviting Invitations

    Ordering custom invitations from your local printer can get incredibly expensive and figuring out how to print them yourself can be a hassle. Luckily, Big Dot of Happiness has dozens of affordable, themed invitations that you can personalize specifically for your event. When you do, there is a super-simple template to use. Don't worry if you're not sure of the wording you'd like, the sample invitations have some ideas for you. Because you can customize the writing on your invitations, you are also free to use different themes for different...
  10. Definite Musts for Your Baby Registries

    Most registries feature helpful lists of favorite items for your baby registry. If they don't, however, people sometimes forget the most essential items. Here are some items you will definitely don't want to forget to add. Bottles/Nipples: It's easiest if you ask for an assortment in the same style. That way, you never have to worry which cap fits which bottle. Diapers: From Newborn to Size 1, disposable or cloth, you can never have enough in the first months. Our diaper cakes make a great shower centerpiece and are a...

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