Tropical Safari Birthday Party

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I’m completely wild over this Tropical Safari Birthday Party by Kimberly Shen of From The Heart Events, out of Covina, CA USA!

Featuring lush tropical greens and rustic Savannah decor, this amazing celebration will have you roaring for more!

So swing in and take a look and be sure to pounce about these incredible details:

  • Gorgeous Tropical Foliage & Balloon Garland Dessert Table Backdrop
  • Rustic & Sensational Safari Party Entrance
  • Life-sized Safari Animal Props
  • Safari Themed Sugar Cookies + Sweets
  • Tropical Leaf Table Centerpieces in Custom Burlap Vases
  • Gold Animal Table Props
  • Safari Animal-printed Drawstring Favor Sacks

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Dainty Lemon Baptism Brunch

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Get a taste of this delicious and Dainty Lemon Baptism Brunch by Shaira Carmela of SJ Styleville, out of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines!

Filled with rustic chic decor and the sweetest lemon party signage, this event is certain to make you pucker up with delight!

So squeeze on in and take a look and be sure to slice into these adorable party elements:

  • Lemon and Bloom Table Centerpieces
  • Semi-naked Cake topped with Lemons and Lemon Leaves
  • Ivory Balloon Garland
  • Luscious Lemon Themed Party Invite + Signage
  • Pallet Board Backdrop

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Vintage Travel + Airplane Birthday Party

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Start your engines and ride through the wind this Vintage Travel + Airplane Birthday Party by Priscila Hawn of Sweet Memories by Design, out of Lorton, VA, will have you in a tail spin!

…From the cute and custom travel treats to the fab vintage decor, this event is worth soaring over!

So don your goggles and your hats and be sure to fly above these amazing party details you’re certain to love:

  • Vintage Suitcase Travel Cake
  • Globe Cookies + Cupcakes
  • Aviator Cake Pops
  • Flying Airplane Backdrop + Pedestal Tables
  • Sky-inspired Balloon Garlands/Installs

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Blue Elephant Baby Shower

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Lift your trunk and make a big blow, this darling Blue Elephant Baby Shower by Lhen Aniceto of Floating Decor, out of North Hollywood puts on an adorable show!

Featuring the sweetest decor – decked out in blue, this party is full of details, truly too good to be true!

So stomp your feet and take a look at these sweet elements (and more) that will have you shook:

  • Baby Block Table
  • Blue Balloon Installs
  • Darling Donut Cake
  • Elephant Prop
  • And Wonderful White Blooms!

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Intimate Champagne Blush Baby Brunch

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You’ll be blushing like babes over this Intimate Champagne Blush Baby Brunch by Keri Calabrese of Keri Calabrese Photography, out of Warren, NJ, USA!

Featuring a stunning blush pink and white color palette accented with gold, this sweet celebration is a beauty to behold!

Details I’m certain you won’t be able to get enough of from this darling event, include:

  • Scripted Baby Girl Floral Photo Wall
  • Blush & White Welcome Sign
  • Pink Rosette Cake
  • Custom Gold Scripted Place Cards
  • Modern Gray Plates + Table Settings
  • “pop it when she pops” Champagne Bottle Favors
  • And Pretty Pink Blooms + Balloon Bunches!

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Mother’s Day Accordion Keepsake

Moms deserve something extra thoughtful this Mother’s Day, as they have been “momming” in overdrive for the last couple months! Grandmas are probably longing for time with the kids, and would love to receive something to remind them of their favorite people. Why not make some beautiful, flower-adorned accordion cards for Mother’s Day, to use as a keepsake with the kids’ latest pieces of art! Drawings really accumulate, and it is nice to have a place to display all the favorites. It would also make the perfect mini photo album, journal, or scrapbook. There is plenty of time to make this thoughtful, handmade card, so read on for the details…

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Materials Needed: cardstock, copy paper, glue stick, glue, pencil, straight edge, craft knife, scissors, streamers, photos, kids’ artwork (or copies of art), tape

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Step 1: Cut two pieces of cardstock to 5.5” x 7.25”.

Step 2: Use your straight edge to pencil in a 2.5” x 2.25” rectangle 1.75” from the top of one piece of cardstock, and 1 ½” from the sides. Use your craft knife and straight edge to cut out the rectangle.

Step 3: Cut four pieces of copy paper down from 8.5” to 6.625” wide. Make a fold in a sheet of the copy paper 5” from the end. You may use your cardstock to help measure and make the fold. Make another fold 5” from the first fold, but in the opposite direction. Repeat this step on your second, third and fourth sheet of copy paper, and then cut off the short flap on only ONE of your sheets. (It will be about 7/8” cut off). Glue one of your sheets with the 7/8” flap remaining, to the sheet that you cut down using the flap to hold the two together. Make sure each fold is going the opposite direction of the one next to it. Glue the final two sheets with the flaps, to the ends of the other sheets, making sure the folds are alternating.

Step 4: You may either tape a photo to the back of your cardstock frame, or slide in a 4×6 photo at the end. Next, glue two sides and the bottom of your cardstock frame to the first page of your “accordion” sheets, leaving the top opened for sliding in a photo. Keep your accordion folded, and glue the plain piece of cardstock to the back of the book.

Step 5: Fold small pieces of streamers into an accordion, and cut out different flower petal shapes as seen in photo 5 of the tutorial. Many of the petals will be folded in half slightly at the ends, and then glue the ends together, or ruffle the pieces together with glue depending on the flower style. You may cut some yellow and black streamers into very tiny squares, and glue a pile of them into the centers of some of the flowers. You can also roll up longer pieces of a light green or yellow shade to place in the center, or cut a streamer into tiny strips, and fold the strips in half.

Step 6: Arrange some of your streamer flowers on the cover of your accordion book, and glue them down. If you haven’t already, slide a photo behind the cover. Now you are ready to add kids’ artwork, photos, notes, or leave it blank for Mom or Grandma to journal or scrapbook.

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Flower Tutorials (L to R, and Top to Bottom)

Flower 1: Cut out longer, yellow petals with a little wave in the top. Pull each petal together at the bottom, almost creating an accordion fold. Glue the petals together at the bottom, arranging them in a circle and adding glue as you go around. Create a second layer on top of the first one, and add a small circle of glue to the top and middle of the flower. Sprinkle a pile of tiny black and yellow streamer pieces, and shake off any excess.

Flower 2: Cut a petal that resembles a heart with a flat bottom. Pinch each petal together at the bottom, and glue the ends together in a circle. Create a second layer behind a couple of petals. Add pink streamer pieces to the center.

Flower 3: Cut your streamer into long triangles with curved sides. Pinch each petal together at the bottom, and arrange the petals in a circle, gluing them together at the ends. Really pinch this one together in the center. Either add tiny streamer “sprinkles” in the middle, or roll streamers up a bit, cut them in half, and glue them to the center so that they are sticking up.

Flower 4: Cut out boxy petals with a slightly narrow bottom, and curved corners. Only bunch the petals together slightly on the bottom, and then glue them in a circle. Create a second, and possibly third layer. Glue tiny black streamer sprinkles in the center.

Flower 5: Create some wide, boxy petals for the bottom layer, and smaller, curvy petals for the top layers. You may want three different sizes. Pinch the largest petals together at the bottom and glue them in a circle. Add the medium sized petals for the middle layer, and glue the smallest petals to the top. Layering is key for this look.

Flower 6: The daisy has long, skinny petals. Glue a couple of layers in a circle, and pinch them all together in the middle, and then add yellow streamer sprinkles in the center.

Flower 7: Create a basic, short and round petal with a slightly flatter end, and gather your petals at the bottom, gluing them together. For the larger version in pink, continue to add layers of petals, pinching them together more in the middle, and leaving them loose on the outer layers.

Flower 8: The white flower uses a small, rounded petal, and the pink petals are slightly longer and skinnier. Glue two layers of each white petal together at the bottom in a circle. Cut tiny strips of yellow streamers, and then fold each strip in half, gluing them to the center of the white flower. You may add a leaf to the bottom as well. Glue the pink petals together at the bottom, creating two layers. Use tiny strips of mint green streamers folded in half for the center. This one also looks good with a leaf.

Flower 9: These petals are more rectangular with a narrow end. Make the wider end wavy at the top. Pinch each petal together at the bottom, and glue the pinched ends together in a layered circle. Add a mix of orange and peach streamer sprinkles to the center.

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Mother's Day Accordion Keepsake | Oh Happy Day

Crafting and photography by Abby Hunter.

2nd Birthday Puppy Paw-ty

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Bark, scratch & dig your way in this 2nd Birthday Puppy Paw-ty by Karla Marcondes of The Big Little Party out of Arlington, Virginia, is full of drool-worthy fun!

…From the cute and custom sweets to the paw prints and more, this puppy bash is adorable!

Details you have to dig up from this furry-friendly event, include:

  • Dog Themed Table Settings
  • Mini Dog House Favor/Sweet Boxes
  • Darling Dog-inspired Cakes
  • Dog Cake Pops
  • Paw Print & Bone Crayons in Dog Dishes
  • Plush Adoptable Puppies in Gable Boxes

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Dino-mite Birthday Party

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Roar with all of your might cause this Dino-mite Birthday Party is certain to fill you with delight!

Styled by Karla Marcondes of The Big Little Party, out of Alexandria, VA, this prehistoric bash is rocking!

So grab a shovel and dig, dig, dig and be sure to find these fave details:

  • Dino Crate Cake
  • Danger Dinosaur Sign
  • Rustic/Industrial Dessert Tables
  • Dinosaur Pack Table Setting
  • Kid Picnic Table with Plush Dino Tails
  • Custom Dino Sweets + Favors
  • Scaled Dinosaur Backpack Favors

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Cinco de Quarantin-o Fiesta

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Keep the celebrations going with this awesome Cinco de Quarantin-o Fiesta by Mováge Events, out of Orlando, FL / USA!

Filled with bright colors and fab decor, this event is full of ideas for any fiesta fun!

So dance and celebrate to your heart’s content and be sure to spot these amazing party details:

  • Post-it Note + Tissue Fan Backdrop
  • Café Bustelo & Delmonte Can Blooms
  • Tissue Fringe Pinatas
  • Scrumptious Fiesta Food
  • And more!

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Floral Crafting Bridal Shower

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You’re going to love this Floral Crafting Bridal Shower by Bev Soh of Hand Lettered Love by Bev, out of Port Coquitlam British Columbia Canada!

Stunning charm truly shows through with lovely blooms and elegant sweets… This event is a celebration you won’t want to miss!

So put a ring on in, dive in and get ready to be stoked by these included details:

  • Floral Hoop Backdrop
  • Floral-topped Vanilla Cake
  • Darling Hand-painted Floral Cookies
  • Crafting Table Settings
  • Charming Cocktail Cart

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