Make a Big Impression with These Mini Party Ideas

This bite sized party is big on fun with cute mini donuts and a teeny weenie bunting. Make your next party hugely cute with our Mini Party Ideas.

While you may visit Celebrations for holiday recipes, DIY ideas for a birthday party or for tips on how to plan a big milestone party, we try to inspire you to celebrate the everyday, too. To us, life is meant to be full of smiles, full of laughs and full of reasons to live happier and better. That's why for these party ideas, we are embracing the mini!

We've put together these ideas with that message in mind! Inside you'll find some pretty darling ideas using mini products that have become hot trends in recent months. In celebration of spring, the season of rebirth, renewal and longer sunny days, we're hoping to encourage you to celebrate for no particular reason and to share a smile with someone you love using the ideas here.

Take a peek and tell us, what reason will you decide to celebrate?


  • Homemade doughnuts aren't something you make everyday, but why not? Wilton's Mini Doughnut Pan makes baking these guys quick and simple, but the result is a fun celebration no sweet tooth can resist.

    Since they're mini, you get a lot out of one batch of our homemade doughnut recipe. With upwards of 40 mini doughnuts, we used ours as a fun topper for the brownie cakes me made in our mini cake wrappers. We also piled the leftover doughnuts into a tiered "cake" that impressed everyone who saw it.

  • We used Penelope & LaLa mini bunting to dress up our doughnut display, too. In addition to wrapping both of our dessert bases, we created a DIY cake topper with two striped paper straws and a bit of tape. There are so many fun and clever ways to use mini bunting to brighten up the everyday!

  • Try handing these mini milk shots with mini doughnut garnishes out to coworkers at the 3PM slump, to kids as they get home from school or to friends dropping by this weekend - we guarantee they'll smile from ear to ear and love how such a mini special treat can make any day better.

  • Did you ever consider gifting mini treats for no particular reason whatsoever? We've often give our neighbors or friends little surprise baked goodies and we can tell you, seeing those smiles never fail to inspire us!

    One of the easiest ways to do that is with a plain white mini treat bag and the mini clothes pins in the crate. Fill it with whatever goodie, write a note and clip it to the bag with a bright yellow mini clothespin!

  • Cakes and brownies aren't the only treats you can make to fill these adorable cups. We filled ours with a salty sweet treat for St. Patrick's Day.

  • For a more lasting smile, send your friend a handmade card to say hello. We made this happy looking greeting using a piece of the bunting from Penelope & LaLa and a piece of tinfoil.

    As kids we remember seeing mini planes fly by with colorful tails as soon as the weather got nice outside - this look recreates that feel good feeling. Just trace the plane shape from tinfoil and glue everything to a plain piece of cardstock.

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