Don We Now Our Ugly Sweaters Christmas Party

Get ready to rock your ugly with an Ugly Sweater party! It's easy to get in a festive mood with this funny holiday party theme. Begin with an adorable beverage display that includes wine bottle labels, straw decor and fun sweater-shaped cut out decorations for wine glasses. Finish off your handmade party decorations with DIY party wrappers. Each wrapper fits around standard or mini beverage cans; works great as candy wrappers; can be a festive silverware wrapper at your snack table; and can even be used around cylinders at your candy buffet. Ugly Sweater party DIY wrappers are versatile and will make you look like  a Hostess Hero. Once you have styled an impressive event, it is time to don your ugly sweater - whether it came straight from Grandma or if it is a new version of an old classic, this Ugly Sweater party is sure to be a hit!!

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | 3:36 pm

Dashing All the Way - Prancing Plaid Christmas Party Decorations

Plan a very merry Christmas party with inspiration from these Prancing Plaid party decorations. You can easily style an adorable hot cocoa bar with prancing plaid straw decor, DIY wrappers and some yummy additions like peppermint sticks, marshmallows and mint chocolate chips. Whether you are planning a friends and family gathering for the holidays, a corporate party to celebrate with your coworkers or a festive sledding event, the buffalo plaid pattern and whimsical reindeer will add a special touch to your sweets and treats. Top off your celebration with a Prancing Plaid photo booth that includes coordinating props with funny sayings. This set of Christmas photo props is sure to bring a few smiles and will definitely create some shareable selfies.

Posted on: 18 November 2016 | 9:42 am

Your Party Style: Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

The look and feel of your event completely depends on your party style. From shimmering elegance to crafty casual, these Thanksgiving table setting ideas will inspire you to host a memorable event that is perfectly YOU-nique. Each Thanksgiving party featured below was styled with the same Give Thanks theme, showcasing different uses for the party supplies to easily create stylish Thanksgiving table settings.  By swapping a few items, you can create the look you want for an impressive event. If you dream of a Thanksgiving party full of glittery goodness, fine china and a table that makes everyone ooh and ahh, this elegant Thanksgiving table setting (above) will inspire your tables in the upcoming holiday. The party theme began by customizing party invitations as menu cards for each guest, then a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting was planned. A key piece in this tablescape is the impressive table runner. Customized with your name at the sides, this extra-wide runner eliminates the need for individual placemats. Top it off with a neutral charger, white and gold china, and a pine cone place card for a dramatic Thanksgiving table. Then give your guests an unexpected treat by adding a shaped favor box to each spot. Fill it with decadent chocolates and they will have a take-home sweet treat to enjoy. Shop this elegant Thanksgiving table setting: Shaped Favor Box // Menu Cards // Table Runner // Place Cards Creating a more casual atmosphere without sacrificing an impressive Thanksgiving table is easily done by mixing chevron party supplies with the Give Thanks party theme (above). Laying your table with coordinating party supplies, and mixing in a few DIY decor elements, will make this party one to remember! A simple white tablecloth and custom placemats at each spot laid the foundation for this chic casual Thanksgiving table. The black plates paired with gray chevron plates brought out the chalkboard inspired theme of the party (and will make clean-up a breeze!). Shaped cut outs offered numerous easy DIY craft ideas to bring the entire table to life. By adding one on top of each napkin and to the front of mason jar mugs, the party was fabulously festive. Place cards attached to pinecones finished off this stylish Thanksgiving table. Shop this casual Thanksgiving table setting: Placemats // Gray Chevron Plates // Shaped Cut-Outs // Place Cards What's your party style? Do you have any fun decorations planned or family traditions? Share them below in the comments.

Posted on: 15 November 2016 | 2:48 pm

Thanksgiving Entertaining: Party & Decoration Ideas

Plan a fabulously festive Thanksgiving party with a chalkboard-inspired Give Thanks theme and these fun decoration ideas. With a few must-have do it yourself craft supplies and a timeless menu, you will be hosting a feast that everyone will remember. PARTY BONUS: With a few tweaks to the decorations and different personalization, these party ideas are great for a fall baby shower using our Oh Baby! Fall baby shower theme. Pssst - we feature an example at the end! This tablescape began with an impressive table runner. The grand size created a great backdrop for the chargers, plates and napkins, as well as the fun centerpieces. To make it more formal, Thanksgiving place cards were added to the top of pine cones and placed at each spot. Getting creative with Thanksgiving party invitations, the standard layout was omitted and the menu was printed right down the front. With Big Dot's Concierge Design Service, anything is possible! Then a fun pyramid shaped favor box was filled with chocolates and caramels and placed on top of each napkin. This is a great Thanksgiving party favor idea guests can enjoy right after the meal or take home for later. Finally, a delicious beverage bar was styled with a choice of drinks and glassware decorated with fall-theme die cuts. Wine, cider, water and apple ale is a great choice to celebrate the season at your Thanksgiving party. Give Thanks bottle toppers add a little something unexpected to this fun display. A thankful tree will complete any fall event and give guests something to mingle around. Offer guests leaf-shaped cut outs and some fun pens. After the write something they are thankful for, they can hang it on the tree branches along with the others. After the party, guests can either take home their thankful notes or they can be added to a traveling scrapbook and brought to the next celebration! CELEBRATION BONUS: Fall Baby Shower The Oh Baby! Fall baby shower theme will work with all of these fun party ideas. Styled in a chalkboard-inspired theme with components that say "Oh Baby!", any Mommy-To-Be will adore this festive autumn baby shower. SHOP baby >              SHOP holiday >

Posted on: 15 November 2016 | 12:43 pm

A Stylish & Affordable Thanksgiving

Want a Thanksgiving table setting that is not only stylish but affordable too?  I have a couple fun and easy ideas that will make your Thanksgiving feel like a million dollars without breaking the bank. My theme this year is Pumpkin Patch.  I’m doing a menu card, a napkin ring and a favor at each of my guest’s place setting. I’m also going to put together a tree of thanks.  To keep my theme affordable several of the items I’m using including the table runner, candle holder, candles, pumpkins and gourds are all things that I have around the house and in my garden.   For my centerpiece I’m using a cake plate that I have and a tree branch pumpkin I purchased on sale at a local craft shop.  The personalized Pumpkin Patch theme items I found and purchased at BigDotofHappiness.com Their Pumpkin Patch invitations are adorable and will work great as my menu cards.  I’m changing the personalization to include my dinner and dessert menu and their designers will do the rest. For my napkin rings I’m cutting orange card stock paper into rectangular strips and adding a Pumpkin Patch sticker label to each one.  I’ll then place the napkin ring around the outside of my folded cloth napkin, secure the back and in just a few minutes I have an adorable napkin ring that matches my Pumpkin Patch theme. I also want to send each of my guests home with something special, my way of giving thanks for their presence in my life.  The Pumpkin Patch classic favor boxes at Big Dot of Happiness caught my eye. I’m personalizing each box with the phrase Be Thankful and filling them with some home baked goodies.  I also have some adorable glass bottles I’m going to fill with candy coated treats.  I'm using the card stock tags that come with my classic favor boxes and attaching the tag to the glass bottles with a piece of brown satin ribbon.  Not only will that put a finishing touch on my favors but it helps to carry my Pumpkin Patch theme throughout my table setting. For my tree of thanks I gathered some branches from outside, placed them in a simple white pitcher. I added some glass marbles to the inside of the pitcher to keep the branches in place. I cut brown and orange card stock into pieces and folded them in half.  On the folded top left hand corner I punched a hole and tied a piece of white satin ribbon through the hole, I then placed a Pumpkin Patch sticker label with the phrase Give Thanks to each one As my guests arrive I going to have each of them write on a card what they are the most thankful for and place their card on one of the tree branches. After dinner each of us will go to the tree of thanks and read out loud a card of Thanksgiving. At the end of the day we will all have many things to be thankful for. I will be thankful for my family, delicious food and affordable decorations that made for a picture perfect day!!    

Posted on: 15 November 2016 | 10:45 am

Pumpkin Patch Baby Shower Ideas

Host a party for the cutest little pumpkin with inspiration from these fall party decorations. Pumpkin Patch baby shower supplies can be personalized just for your event - putting Mommy-to-Be front and center as you celebrate a new bundle of joy. Read below for new fall party ideas and then click here for all of our Pumpkin Patch inspiration boards.

Posted on: 11 November 2016 | 12:18 pm

Fall Party Color Trends - Little Pumpkin Baby Shower

Plan your Little Pumpkin party with inspiration from our Caucasian or African American themes - or even from our twin pumpkin themes! Begin with customizing a variety of pumpkin party supplies with the guest of honor's name. From centerpieces to table confetti and cupcake decoration kits, they will love the personalization on these adorable Pumpkin Patch party decorations. Next, fill in the details with small candy stickers, hanging decorations and DIY party supplies that will bring all of your craft ideas to life. Perfect for fall celebrations, everyone adores this Little Pumpkin baby shower theme.

Posted on: 28 October 2016 | 11:13 am

Host a Patriotic Party with Election Supplies

Whether you are left, right or somewhere down the middle, we have election party supplies for everyone. From Democrat banners and straw decor to Republican DIY cut outs and water bottle labels, there is something for every side. We also carry election themed wine and beer to go with our all-party photo prop kit!

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 10:00 am

Trick or Treat! Halloween Party Decorations

Make your party all about the tricks and treats with this fun Halloween party theme. Trick or Treat Halloween decorations will bring a festive touch to both kids' parties or adult events. From DIY treat kits to wine bottle labels, there is something for everyone. Style an impressive beverage bar for your guests and then be ready for the goblins at the door with treats to ensure there are no tricks on Halloween night.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 1:41 pm

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

Style a lovely baby shower that is perfect for any Mommy-to-Be and her new little one with these Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party ideas and supplies. The rich blues and gold shimmers create a lullaby party everyone will adore. Welcome your baby shower guests by filling a table with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party favors. From custom mint tins to classic favor boxes filled with fun treats, this favor table is easy to create and will give you baby shower guests an adorable thank you gift. Keep the party going with a fun baby shower game that is perfect for any crowd. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star scratch off games are an easy game to play - use them as-is with the two winner cards provided or offer them as a mini prize for another game. The more cards you collect by winning smaller games, the more chances you have to win a larger prize. Whether you are planning a baby shower or a first birthday, you can't go wrong with this moon and star Twinkle Twinkle party theme.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 1:54 pm