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When U.S. Toy asked me to style a party using their Smiley Face collection, I knew it would be a fun one to work on. Smiley faces are so fun and kids love them! The collection is so bright and cheery, and I couldn’t wait to style some printables to go along with them.
I wanted to style this as a fun play date with lots of crafts for the kids (check back next week for party crafts!), but this theme would also be perfect for birthdays.
The Food & Drinks
When it comes to party food, I like to select 2-3 designer items and keep the rest homemade or store bought for convenience. It helps keep that budget in check.
Jennifer of Mixing It Up made the amazing yellow ombre cake. I selected this style of cake, because I wanted it to draw the eye up to the DIY pom cake bunting. A cute little smiley guy from U.S. Toy made a cute topper.
My friend Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats makes amazing cake pops, and a party just wouldn’t be the same without her. The cake pops had bright sprinkles on them and matched the colors perfectly.
Chlobugs Cookies made the cutest smiley face cookies to compliment the theme. So yummy too.
I rounded out those items with store bought mini chocolate chip cookies served in pretty treat cups, homemade popcorn made with M&Ms, grocery store plain white cupcakes (topped with the free printable below) and lemonade.
I invested in a beautiful ruffled table cloth made by Shauna of Cupcake With Character. I can’t wait to use it again. It will be perfect for baby showers, girly birthdays and pretty vintage events.
I am on a huge pom kick right now and made mini poms for the cake bunting and extra-large poms to bring some visual interest to the background, It also mimicked the shape of the “smile” banner and brought some balance to the table. I used Clover pom makers ordered from Amazon, popped in a chick flick and made poms over the course of several evenings. The small ones don’t take too long, but the larger poms are a bit more labor intensive.
A large smiley face piñata was placed on the table as a focal point, and signs and flowers were used as accent pieces and to fill in the gaps.
I wanted our play date guests to take home a fun bag filled with goodies from U.S. Toy: smiley face bubbles, rings, crayons, maze game, balls and bracelets. The pretty polka dot bags from The Pretty Party Shoppe were sealed with a smiley face sticker and handed out with a drink bottle.
It was a very colorful play date, and hopefully is one that brings a smile to your face too!
FREE Smiley Face Download
Download your free Smiley Face Party Circles. To use as cupcake toppers, print on matte photo paper or card stock and use a 2″ punch. Attach to lollipop sticks with tape or a glue dot.
To make stickers, print on full-sheet label paper.
Not for commercial use. This file is protected under copyright law and is for personal use only.
- Smiley face printables and party styling | Three Little Monkeys Studio
- Smiley Face piñata, smiley face bubble necklaces, smiley face water bottles, smiley face flower rings, crayons, smiley face maze puzzles, bendable smile men figures, smiley face plastic balls and smiley face bracelets | U.S. Toy
- Favor bags, candy cups and straws | The Pretty Party Shoppe
- Cake Pops | Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats
- Smiley Face cookies | Chlobugs Cookies
- Ruffled tablecloth | Cupcake With Character
- Yellow Ombre Cake | Mixing It Up
- Clover pom makers (mini and extra-large) | Amazon.com