Smiles, smiles everywhere. A smiley face party theme is sure to make everyone smile — a charming and fun party theme for all ages.
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Invitations and Stamps
Choosing your invitation is the equivalent of the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party!
Smiley Face Party Stamps
Personalize your stamps by using zazzle custom postage. There are so many great happy face images we just chose a few samples to display so scroll through all the images to chose your personal favorite. Before purchasing any postage, please be sure to bring a complete invitation, including all inserts, to a local post office to determine exactly how much postage is required.
If you decide not to customize, please do not mix stamps. It is better to add too much postage than a hodgepodge of mismatched stamps. You have spent so much time and money on every other detail, the difference in price is not worth giving a sloppy first impression.
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Table Linens
Be Happy! With this theme your options are limitless. Your final decision should be based on two factors: the physical characteristics of the event room and your daughter’s personal style.
If you are hosting a simple and low key luncheon you might consider yellow and white check linens. Even simpler? Stick to yellow or black cloths with yellow check napkins. If you want to add some punch with lots of color, consider Warhol Roses as your primary linen, yellow lamour as your coordinating linen and chair covers, and then accent with black chair ties. Be sure to also check out the Black & White Pucci Linen. Again, use yellow lamour as your coordinating linen.
Smiley Face Place Mats
If you want to save some money, use a classic solid linen or most venues will supply complimentary white or cream linens. Either will work since they provide a neutral palette that will compliment any surf decor. Likewise, if you are hosting a surfing theme party at home, any linen color will work. Just plan your table decor around your linen options. Place mats can also work, and to tell you the truth, individual sheets of scrap booking paper work great and are adorable. If you are feeling creative and have lots of time, you can even create a layout highlighting your guest of honor. Another option is to use your place mats as place cards by creating a page for each of your guests. Laminate the page and tie with personalized ribbon for a complete favor anyone can enjoy….
Just a note on chair covers: chair covers may not be necessary if the chairs supplied are fairly neutral and in ok condition. In fact, I tend to not use chair covers at any of my personal parties. Having said that, if your budget permits, the overall look of certain rooms is enhanced if chair pads are used. Choose one of your accent colors.
Or even better, place a smiley face t-shirt over each chair with the design facing outward. Pair with a yellow and white checked tablecloth for a great, happy look.
Don’t forget to include your place card table, your gift table, buffet tables, and any ceremonial tables when determining your linen count. Also, if you chose to use more ornate linens, do not use them for the cocktail hour; they will have a greater impact as your guests enter the dining room.
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Centerpieces
Smiles are guaranteed when this bright yellow happy faced mug carrying a cheerful bouquet of daisies and roses . Another option is to use three of these smiley faces down the center of a long table. Fill with a few white and yellow daisies or white daisies and yellow roses..
If your party room is particularly drab, or has high ceilings, or just needs a little more to fill it in, consider flying these smiley face balloons from your centerpieces. Be sure to make them high enough to serve their purpose and to not block your guests’ table views.
Add some cute smiley dolls or wind up toys to your table.
Now Make It Move
These centerpieces are just too darn cute to stay still. Place them on this revolving base to add movement and pizzazz to your table.
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Paper Goods
My Sweet Sunshine Smiley Face Party in a Box (items also sold separately)
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Table Decor
More Smiley Face Table Decorations
Party Idea Pros love these happy antenna balls. Consider using them as party favors/table decor or as place cards. Add a colored straw topped off with a Happy Ball Antenna to each guest’s water glass. Write your guest of honor’s name and party date on the bottom of the antenna ball.
Use a fine point or paint marker to write your guests’ names on your place cards.
Smiley Face Menus
Hand print your menu on these adorable smiley face note pads. While you are at it, include a thank you note.
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Napkin Rings & Place Cards
These charming key rings can double as napkins rings and party favors.
Each one of these place cards are cuter than the other … any choice you make will be great! Write your guests’ names in coordinating Sharpie color.
My daughter found these mini beach balls and insisted I offer them as an inexpensive, simple but playful option for the place cards and/or just to be scattered around the centerpieces. Just lay them directly on your place card table.
How adorable is this? Use this happy face sunflower antenna topper to direct guests to their tables. Consider using a different happy ball to represent each table. Write your guests names and table numbers on yellow craft sticks. Insert one end of stick in bottom of ball and the other end in a yellow take out container filled with yellow sand. Put three sticks in each container. Your place card tag definitely doubles as your party favor
For a simpler place card …
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Favors
Remember party games, napkin rings and place card holders can all double as party favors!
(We sometimes like to tuck lollipops into a nicely folded napkin to add that extra something to our table settings)
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Candy Molds
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Fun and Entertainment
Sometimes the simplest games are the most fun! Send a smiley ball or game home as a party favor.
We always love to end all children’s parties with the breaking of the piñata!
Smiley Face. Happy Face Party Welcome & Hostess Gifts
Occasionally, great friends and loving relatives will fly or drive long distances to be able to celebrate with you. Welcome them in style with these lovely gifts. Be sure to include 2 water bottles. Or order one of these smiley gift towers to bring with you as thank you / hostess gift to a Smiley Face Party
Save money and build your own smiley face welcome gift.
These pails make cute DIY centerpieces also.
Include a welcome letter, weekend itinerary, and directions from the hotel to each event. Cut the paper into 7 x 3 strips. Place in pencil case, attached together with smiley paper clips.
Freshening Baskets/ Emergency Kits
Use a non-traditional tray to display sample sized essentials. Place in powder rooms.
Simply snip off the balls and use to display your essentials
Make the Night Last a Year
Don’t let this memorable day fade away with the setting sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next celebration.