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36 Ideas for a Happy Face Theme Party

Happy Face Theme Party

Updated on: Feb 18, 2024

Any extravagant event that calls for a celebration also calls for happy guests and big smiles. A happy face theme party is a perfect event to lift the spirits of kids and adults! Transfer the smiles from your décor to your guests’ faces with these happy face party theme games and ideas. Follow our tips, downloadable budget tracker, and checklist to throw the happiest party around.

Happy Face Theme Party Decorations

1. Pin It

Cover the walls with happy face posters. For memorabilia, create a poster where the guest can write what makes them smile. This is perfect for any kid's party!

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2. Hangin' Around

Looking for a smiley craft? When decorating, most forget how useful the ceiling can be. Utilize the space in a corner and hang happy face cutouts and other decors. Get creative and cut out other colors to make flowers, suns, etc. for the party.

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3. Balloons

Buy plenty of balloons in the color of your choice and use a permanent marker to draw on happy faces. Write the party guest’s name on the back and encourage decorating their balloon or having a contest!

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4. Happy Face Banners

To make these decorations, pick your style of paper: matte or glossy, and either trace or print out a circle (do so on 10 pages). Decorate the circle as a happy face and punch a hole on each side. Use string to tie the faces together, creating a banner. This can also be made into the shape you used for your hanging cutouts.

5. Flower Power

Decorate mugs, pots, and old jars with happy faces to hold flowers for a centerpiece. This will be a fun craft!

6. Happy Face Candles

These beautiful scented happy face candles will definitely bring positive vibes to your party.

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7. Smiley Chalkboard

Be sure to have a chalkboard at your event. This way your guests will be able to leave you meaningful comments that will later give you the biggest smile! The party host will know how much they mean to their guests! Be creative about where the chalkboard is placed.

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8. Happy Face Centerpieces

Your table decoration will look "cool" with these happy faces with sunglasses centerpieces. Place them at the center of every table to add some fun.

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9. Years of Smiles

A heart-warming handy craft can be picking out the best pictures of the party host giving their best smiles to the camera! This year of smiles banner will remind friends and family how fast the years fly by. The moments captured in each picture will bring a different mood to the party! Have fun going down memory lane when creating this project.

Happy Face Theme Party Favors

10. Don't Worry Be Happy

Treat your guests to these cute and adorable happy face stress balls. They come in many colors that will surely relieve stress away by triggering positive and happy chemicals.

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11. Happy Face Goodie Bags

Simply fill a smiley face cellophane bag with your favorite goodies! You can do an assortment of treats that will make your guest smile.

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Use this product to hold treats, candies, or small gifts on birthdays, baby showers, Christmas, or any other happy occasions.
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12. Happy Face Candles

These candles will surely bring joy into your guest's home! They are customizable by color and scent to match any theme.

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13. Happy Face Keychains

Keychains are a fun accessory and these happy face keychains are no exception.

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Appropriate Size for Using: each happy face keychain is about 8 cm/ 3.15 inches (including the length of key ring), 4 cm/ 1.57 inches in diameter, a proper size for hanging on your purse, backpack or handbag
Smile Face Themed Design: the cute keychain for women and girls adopts smile face design, the vivid expressions and bright colors can make you feel happy, which is also helpful to relieve your pressure
Wide Range of Applications: you can use the smile face keychain to decorate your different bags, such as coin purses, handbags, backpacks, totes and more, it can be also applied with other key chain as an accessory

14. Sticky Notepads

Sticky notes are a great way to quickly jot down ideas or simple to-do lists. With these happy-face notepads, your guests will always think happy thoughts.

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Happy Face Theme Party Food Ideas

15. Chicken Tenders or Nuggets

For food idea basics at smiley theme parties, go with this! Display these tasty finger foods in the shape of a smiley face on a yellow plate!

16. Happy Face Pizza

Using your preference for sauce and toppings, make a personal party pizza. Create a happy face with toppings such as mushrooms, pepperoni, peppers, sausage, and more!

17. Lemonade

Serve this cool refreshing drink in a glass dispenser with fresh lemon slices. It’ll be a hit on the menu.

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18. Happy Cake

Bake a round yellow cake and decorate it with icing the color of your theme. Use black icing to make the eyes and smile! You don't have to only have sugary content; there are plenty of ideas out there for health-conscious desserts!

19. Jars of Candy

Fill candy jars with colored candy or yellow. Using a black permanent marker, draw happy faces on the jars.

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20. Super Happy Popsicles

Enjoy homemade lemon popsicles that will be sure to have everyone smiling! Making these popsicles will be wicked easy to make.

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21. Lemon Meringue Pie

Decorate this delicious dessert with shavings of lemon peel.

Happy Face Theme Party Activities

22. Dart a Smile

A spinoff of the game darts, but instead of counting points we’re counting smiles. Tape or glue happy face wrapping paper to a piece of plywood or bulletin board. After the paper is secure, have guests throw darts and try to hit a smile. Create a theme contest by adding different throwing distances. The one who gets a smiley in each distance gets a grand prize.

23. Ball Drop

For the party guest who’s not scared of a challenge, try other game ideas such as ball drop. Use 12 clear glasses, either plastic or glass, and fill half full with water. Place happy face stickers on the bottom of the glasses. Arrange glasses in the shape of your choice (diamond, triangle, square). Using a ping pong ball, have the guest drop the ball at a determined height into the glass, allowing a certain number of attempts. The person who gets the most balls into the glasses that smile wins!

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24. Guessing Game

Want more trivia activities for smiley parties? Use a large clear jar to house happy face pins. Have each party guest guess the number of pins in the container. The person who can guess the right number, or the closest to it, wins the jar and gets to give out smiles! Take the game a step further; whoever gets the most pins wins a prize.

25. Bursting' Balloons

Blow up balloons these happy face balloons and place them around the floor. Players will then crawl around on their hands and knees trying to pop as many balloons as possible. The catch is that every player will be blindfolded! Have a scorekeeper to keep track of the number of balloons each player pops. The one with the most popped triumphs and wins this smiles event!

26. Piñata

This is a classic activity that never gets old. You can find a variety of happy face piñatas and fill them up with treats! You can make this as challenging as you like and have the challenger blindfolded.

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Happy Face Theme Party Supplies

27. Cupcake Toppers

Top off your favorite dessert with these fun and adorable cupcake toppers. They will surely brighten everyone's day.

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28. Dessert Stand

Perfect for adding depth and layer to your food table. This addition will definitely make your favorite dessert stand out!

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29. Tablecloth

Keep the theme consistent all throughout with this happy-face tablecloth.

30. Party Plates, Utensils & Cups

This whole set comes in a vibrant yellow color that will go perfectly with the rest of your decorations

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31. Clear Serving Trays

When serving up your menu, we recommend sticking with simple, clear serving trays. This will blend in with the rest of your decorations and will highlight your menu.

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PERFECT FOR PARTIES: Set the table, buffet or snack bar with all your favorite treats for guests to enjoy. Use them to showcase fruits and vegetables or keep it simple with chips and dips. They’re perfect for holidays or game days.

Happy Face Theme Party Invitations

32. Happy Face Balls

Think outside the envelope and use happy face balls as an invitation. Whether you prefer beachballs, dodgeballs, or blow-up balls, this is a fun way to send a smile. Use a black permanent marker to write all event details. Be sure to include gift ideas or a registry so your guest will know what to bring.

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33. Smiley Face Cards

This package comes with a gold embellished smiley face. You can customize them however you like and write down the details inside.

34. Funny Invitation Cards

Bring joy and laughter with this funny smiley face card. If you have a lot of invitations to send out. We recommend preparing all your party details on your computer, then printing them out and inserting them inside the cards.

35. You Make Me

Let someone know how they make you feel.

36. Silly Happy Face Cards

Our happiness can come from many places and these invitation cards show us just that!

Happy Face Theme Party: Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed these Happy Face Theme Party ideas. It is a perfect theme for any event even if it is a simple get-together it's a great way to spread positivity.

Written by Anjelica Lapi and Sydney Fallon; Contributors: Nitchell Royce Legaspi and Ana Fabijanic

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