Real Parties

  1. Customer Moments: Last Minute Decorating

    It's a beautiful day here at Big Dot of Happiness! We wanted to share a quick story about one of our dear customers who needed a little last minute help: A woman called us on a Thursday morning and was beyond stressed. She had been planning a baby shower for her sister with other family members, but there had been a miscommunication. No one had gotten any decorations and the shower was on Saturday, just two days away!! This poor Auntie-to-be was in a panic and thought that the whole...
  2. Customer Moments: Ultrasound Surprise

    What a Thrilling Thursday it is in Expert Expert land today! We wanted to share a special story with you regarding a customer who called us in an absolute panic: We had a future grandmother call us completely frazzled! She had placed an order using our adorable Little Cowgirl baby shower theme for her daughter's first baby shower - happening in two weeks. Invitations were sent and she ordered personalized favors, a custom banner, baby shower hanging decorations and centerpieces, everything to match her theme. She was so excited!! Her...
  3. Real Parties: Little Man Table Decorations

    Our Hostess Heroes are crazy over 'staches and this Dashing Little Man baby shower proves it. The custom Dashing Little Man placemats set the scene for a great table scape and were accented perfectly with lime green cups. The chocolate fountain was an impressive addition to the fondue buffet and the chevron food tags coordinated perfectly! Now I mustache you - What is your favorite party theme?
  4. Real Parties: Funfari - Fun Safari Jungle Birthday Party

    Hostess Hero Heidi shared the party she created using our Funfari - Fun Safari Jungle birthday party theme to celebrate her son's third birthday. Heidi brought the theme to life with Funfari tableware and custom stickers for the birthday party favors. Her vibrant ceiling decorations gave the room a true party feel and the pith helmets for the kiddos were above and beyond awesome. "Had the most wonderful 3rd birthday Safari party! Once again, happy with my purchase from Big Dot of Happiness!" -Heidi, Boise, ID
  5. Real Parties: Robots Themed Birthday Party

    Hostess Hero Cecilia threw an adorable robot-themed birthday party for her daughter Isabella (aka "Bella Bot" according to Cecilia) and her party photos were absolutely adorable! To celebrate Bella Bot's 5th birthday, Cecilia used Robots tableware to make a perfectly decorated table for all of Bella Bot's friends. She then created great party favors with custom mini favor boxes, bright lollipop suckers and custom birthday party stickers. Great job, Cecilila - This is a remarkable birthday party for sure!
  6. Real Parties: Pirate Birthday Party

    Hostess Hero Becca celebrated her son's 5th birthday party with Ahoy Mates! Pirate birthday party theme. After choosing Pirate tableware, she was able to coordinate the rest of the party decorations to complete the theme. Even the birthday treats were dressed up with the perfect Pirate cupcake decorations to match her other party supplies. "It was a success!" Becca said. "We even had a blow-up crocodile in the kiddie pool!" The kids were entertained with outdoor activities that included digging for treasure in the sand, swimming and of course, birthday...
  7. Celebrating the Husband-To-Be

    Here at, we love celebration. We live and breathe celebration. We are celebration. And celebration is all about creating remarkable smiles. One of our Big Dot Super Heroes received a proper send-off as he left for a vacation to marry his favorite lady, Anna. We celebrated this fantastic couple with a bright cake and cheery cupcakes. Balloons and streamers filled the space and we all enjoyed some punch while Erik was in the hot seat trying to guess the answers Anna previously gave us to a list of funny...
  8. Sherri's Picks: Real Party Ideas to Inspire Your Next Event

    Owner and founder of, Sherri Yukel, is continually inspired by the creative Hostess Heroes using Big Dot Original personalized party supplies. "I was inspired and in awe of your amazing party photo submissions," Sherri says of the latest customer photo contest. We have compiled a video of the latest Real Party Ideas to share our excitement and show off these impressive party decorations. Still want more ideas? Visit our Real Parties Pinterest board and be sure to follow Big Dot on Pinterest for constant updates.
  9. Real Parties: A Pirate Birthday Party That’s Not for Land Lubbers

    Avast, party lovers! Since today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we thought it be the perfect opportunity to share some adorable photos from the pirate birthday party that Hostess Hero Julie recently planned for her triplet’s second birthday. Arrr! Matthew, Michael and David celebrated their second year in full pirate style, from pirate cupcake centerpieces and a themed pirate cake to coordinating blue, red and black pirate outfits that even included little hats! We were particularly impressed with the eye-catching centerpieces this Hostess Hero created using’s unique...
  10. Modern Floral Bridal Shower Inspiration

    Modern Floral Bridal Shower Inspiration
    Hostess Hero Katie used the Modern Floral bridal shower theme to create an amazing event to honor the Bride-To-Be, Joy. To get the party started, she offered each guest a personalized Fabulous 5 bridal shower game card. The game cards make it easy for a Hostess Hero to plan an event while the fun games help the Bride and Groom's friends and family mingle during the shower. To finish off the games in style, Hostess Hero Katie created adorable game prizes by tucking pampering items into a coordinating bucket and...

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