Happy Face Theme Party

28 Ideas for a Happy Face Theme Party

Any 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 to throw the happiest party around. 

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Happy Face Theme Party Decor

Carryover the mood from the guests to the décor, creating smiles galore. Use these happy face party decorations! Whether you’re looking for smiley supplies for a kid’s birthday or simply need craft tips, we’ve got you covered.  

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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 party!

Hanging Out

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 supplies. Punch a hole in the top and hang with fishing line. Get creative and cut out other colors to make flowers, suns, etc. for the party. 


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 have a contest!

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.

Flower Power

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

Happy Face Candles

Pick circular candles to make a smiley face with. Use two for the eyes and the rest for the mouth. Perfect for a table center. 

Party Supplies

Sticking to your color theme, pick out tablecloths, streamers, and confetti. It is possible to get lucky and find confetti smiley faces!

Happy Face Party Theme Games

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 smiley. Create a theme contest by adding different throwing distances. The one who gets a smiley in each distance gets a grand prize.

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. Cut out at most 6 happy faces and tape to 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!

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 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. 

Bursting’ Balloons

Go to your local party supplies store or website and get happy face balloons for more activities. Blow up balloons and place 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!

Happy Face Party Invitations

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.

Happy Face Decals

Happy face decals are the perfect way to make an impression that “sticks.”

Smiley Face Invites

Print out happy face images and include party information on the back. To add a little sparkle, include smiley confetti inside!

Cupcake Invites

Feed a smile by giving out happy face cupcakes as invites. Write party info on the container or on a flag!

Happy Face Theme Party: Food

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!

Whole Pineapple Juice 

Serve this scrumptious drink in a pitcher with fresh pineapple slices.

Pineapple Slices 

Cut slices of fresh pineapple and serve on yellow or happy face themed plates.

Happy Cake 

Bake a round yellow cake and decorate 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’s plenty of ideas out there for health conscious desserts!

Happy Face Cake Pops 

Cake pops are the latest baking trend. Using icing, create a smiley.

Lemon Candy 

Visit your local department store to find various lemon-themed candies for the party.


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

Lemon Chicken 

Cook stovetop with lemon juice, oregano, and black pepper. Cut up lemons and let cook with the chicken.

Jars of Candy

Fill mason jars with colored candy or yellow. Using a black permanent marker, draw happy faces on the jars. If you’re lacking jars, you can purchase candy with jars at online retailers.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Decorate this delicious dessert with shavings of lemon peel.

Happy Face Pizza

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


Decorate cupcakes with the icing color of your choice, and use chocolate chips for the eyes and a smile. This is everyone’s favorite classic dessert food idea!

Feelin’ Fruity 

Set up fruit displays to generate a happy face. Use watermelon or cantaloupe for the smile and berries for the eyes!


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 its a great way to spread positivity.

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