Oh Happy Day
Jordan Ferney is an event planner turned blogger. She runs the popular site Oh Happy Day, where she blogs about parties and events.

Recent Posts By Oh Happy Day

Chalkboard Idea + Donut Shower

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. I love this donut wedding shower that was thrown by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess. For the food table there were cakestands and plates piled high with treats and the silverware and cups artfully arranged. But the best part was the chalkboard behind the food that playfully labelled and pointed out all the […]

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Floating Lanterns

If you have ever seen the Disney movie Tangled then you’ll remember the floating lantern festival from the movie. The lantern festival is a real thing. There are a few all over the world with the original and largest being in Thailand. I found out about these a few years ago and bought a bunch for my birthday party. It […]

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5 Entertaining Dishes I Can’t Live Without

When I entertain I find myself going back to the same five dishes over and over. Here are my five favorite serving dishes that I keep in my hostessing arsenal! 1. A Big White Platter Food always looks appetizing on white. I use platters for anything from large side dishes to serving a veggie tray. This one from CB2 has […]

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Dîner en Blanc

It was right after I moved to Paris earlier this year that a friend told me about the Dîner en Blanc. A giant planned/impromtu dinner party in Paris. I had so many questions about this annual event that when I discovered my friend Jenny Sundel scored an invite this year I asked her to answer a few questions about the event […]

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Dinner Party 101

A small intimate dinner party is my favorite kind of entertaining. You can do it low key or go all out depending on the mood you are in. I’ve gathered my tips for a successful dinner party. Some of these might seem obvious but after 10 years of throwing dinner parties I’ve officially perfected the system. Here are my “rules” for the perfect dinner […]

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Pop Up Dinner Parties

Before the weather starts to turn really cold I always try to fit in a few last outdoor parties. A few years ago I noticed that some of the best views in San Francisco were from public spots like parks. So I started experimenting with throwing a parties in public places. My first party was held at a pier right in front […]

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DIY Party Animals

These candle holding animals are genius! We flipped when we saw these adorable animal candle holders thought up by Jenny from Hank & Hunt. It’s a simple project that involves cheap plastic animals, a drill, and some gold spray paint. Find all the directions right here.

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Increase Your RSVP’s

Respondez s’il Vous Plait! In french it sounds so much fancier but translated it simply means “Please Respond.” Did you know that the usual rule of thumb when planning a party is a 10%-30% decline rate? I have a good story from when I was 20 I was new in town and I threw a casual movie night and passed […]

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Geronimo! Balloon Company

Have you seen pictures all over the internet of these giant balloons with beautiful magic fringe hanging off them? Geronimo! Balloon Company was started earlier this year and sells balloon kits from their website in addition to a “Balloon Trooper” coming in person to deliver the balloons for special events or birthdays in the Los Angeles area. Geronimo! will also provide […]

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DIY Party Light Strands

Entertaining in the summer is all about dining al fresco! Get creative and light up your outdoor soiree with these genius lighting ideas. All three of the ideas use a strand of lights and some simple paper materials. Keep reading to see them all!

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