|Happy face birthday cake|
I went to the dollar store for a lot of these supplies. First you can't go wrong with balloons.
|How many happy faces do you see?|
|We made these a few weeks in advanced, working on them at night while we watched some TV|
Besides placing poster board happy faces around, we also got regular yellow balloons and drew more happy faces on them with a sharpie. We had some extra fun attaching them up the stairs.
|The guests really liked the home made happy faced balloons peering down at them|
I even put one of the poster board happy faces on the mirror, for a funny effect.
For favors we had inexpensive yellow bags up on the mantle with tons of little happy face balls, stickers, pencils, and candy inside. My original idea was to use yellow paper bags and draw faces on them, but ended up not finding what I needed color wise. These worked out great though.
For the table clothes, napkins, plates, we just went with bright plain yellow
For added fun, I bought yellow cups, and drew on more happy faces. These were a big hit!
My oldest had the idea to make a tiny happy face and put it on a crown for her little sister.
|Her Royal Highness: Queen Happy Face|
For the food we got pizza from Papa Murphy's. They were so nice and accommodating when we asked if they could make happy faces on the pizzas as well.
I made a double layered 9-in round cake, and of course made it a happy face.
|My little "trick" of piping balls around the bottom of cakes really gives it a professional finished look|
|A smile no matter where you look|
For games I tried to keep it simple, since the birthday girl was only three. We started off with happy face coloring pages, which even the bigger kids loved.
Game #2: Drop the happy face ping pong balls into a jar
|The birthday girl playing her game|
Each player would see how many they could drop in 30 seconds. Then we had a "Drop off" for the two with the highest amount to choose the final winner.
|The competition got surprisingly heated!!|
Cute little ping pong happy faces after the game was over.
Game #3: Dance in a line and make happy faces to the camera to the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
|They were all skipping and dancing to the music here. Big grins as they went past|
|This picture makes ME happy!|
All in all it was a great little themed party. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and there were plenty of smiles to go around (pun intended).
We've done tons of parties since then. I can't wait to share them all with you! Thanks so much and have a "happy" day!!