a big thank you

July 8, 2011

This is a a hard post to write but for those of you who read my personal/life style blog, you know that I run a design studio and soon-to-open brick and mortar shop on top of being a mom to our almost 5-year-old son, Ike.   Things have been a bit hectic (to say the least!) and I’ve decided to scale back a few things — including this blog, Hip Hip Hooray.

I’ve loved building with it, collaborating with our fantastic contributors and “meeting” a whole new set of readers.  But unfortunately, I’m not able to put the time into it that it needs.  So effective today, we will no longer be posting.  We’ll keep the site live so that it remains a resource and I’ll still pin party related images on the Hip Hip Hooray Pitnerest board.

This site has exceeded all expectations and I appreciate all of the amazing response, support and enthusaism for the blog.  Thanks so much for reading this last year and sharing your parties.  Keep up the creativity and thank you!

Cheers!  -Suann

[image from sweet shop lulu]


party by color: aqua

July 7, 2011

We’re sure your little one would be thrilled to have his/her next party planned around the color of the sea. It’s gender neutral and the perfect way to cool down these warm summer days.

[Images: macaroons, stuffed owls, bow tie, crepe paper number, balloon cupcakes, cake]

post from guest contributor Danyelle


fabric ribbon

July 7, 2011

Whether hung vertically or horizontally, we love the look of hanging varying strands of fabric ribbon for decoration. It somehow feels fancier than using the traditional crepe paper streamers (although those will always remain a staple).
[sources: Casey Baudoin, Meg Ruth Photography, Southern Weddings]


crepe paper flowers

July 6, 2011

I was attempting something else entirely when I ended up with this crepe paper flower garland (don’t you love when that happens?). I think it could work really well as a homemade lei or flower crown as well. To make one or your very own,  just follow the simple instructions below.
Cut  3″ circles out of crepe paper. Layer three circles on top of each other, fold in half and twist in the middle so they stay connected together. Carefully poof the layers of paper to make a flower look. Use a needle and thread to string together. Very simple but if you want to make several strings, it’s time consuming so pop in a movie while you’re doing it.


Fourth of July cookies

July 1, 2011

We’re loving these great cookies over on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.  Aren’t they great?  We just might try whipping up some of these this weekend!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!  Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


rainbow bright

June 30, 2011

Here’s another party that reaffirms our love for rainbow details. Annie took these simple decoration ideas and kicked them up a notch by injecting color. Aren’t those hanging origami cubes genius?
annilygreen - rainbow table
annilygreen - coloring table
annilygreen - balloons
See all the details of the party on Annie’s blog.


real party: first day of summer

June 29, 2011

Remember the summer package I shared with you last week? Well the recipient, Emily, put the contents to good use and threw this adorable first day of summer party. I love the hanging accordion flowers and the ice cream cone box Emily made. So happy it went to good hands!
Emily said her kids declared it as the best party ever. I just wish I had been there to enjoy it too!

See all of the details on Fanciful No. 2.



June 27, 2011

What about taking cue from the Neopolitan combo of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla and creating a party around it?  We quite like the idea and her are some fun things that you can do.

Inside-out cake, flavored milk, ice cream cake, chocolate bar and a brown, pink and white color palette!



June 24, 2011

We don’t know about you but watermelon is one of our favorite things about summer.

So why not some super cute watermelon shaped cookies?  See full DIY tutorial here.

Or ice cream cake?

Or plain ‘ole watermelon but cut into fun shapes?

Have a wonderful summer weekend, everyone!  We hope you enjoy some watermelon! : )


homemade pixie sticks

June 23, 2011

Thank you internet for teaching us how to make nearly everything.  First, make your own sprinkles and now make your own pixie sticks. We like the idea of having a bouquet of these made with every color striped straw you can imagine. Send your guests home on a sugar high, their moms will love that. Pixie-Sticks
[via Design Crush]