10 Must-Haves at Your Rubber Ducky Baby Shower

by Jillian Leslie on

10 Must-Haves at Your Rubber Ducky Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

I love rubber ducky baby showers because of all the sweetness the theme conjures up... cute little ducklings floating on a pond, or the toy rubber duckies floating in the bath with a new baby. That's why today I'm sharing some must-have rubber ducky baby shower ideas for you to plan your most adorable baby shower.

1. Jello cups

What a fun treat for a rubber ducky baby shower. Blue jello, whipped cream and a little ducky on top that your guests can take home.

Rubber Ducky jello | CatchMyParty.com

2. Fish bowl favors

How fun are these fish bowl favors with marbles as bubbles?

Rubber Ducky favors | CatchMyParty.com

3. Cake

This simple, but adorable cake, has a cute rubber ducky on top with marshmallow bubbles, and the rolled wafer cookies surrounding the perimeter so the ducky can't swim out.

Ducky cake | CatchMyParty.com

4. White bubble balloons

White and clear balloons look just like bubbles in this decorative arch to welcome guests!

Ducky balloons | CatchMyParty.com

5. Centerpiece

Float duckies in a glass vase filled with water for a striking but easy centerpiece!

Rubber duck centerpiece | CatchMyParty.com

6. Dessert table

This yellow and blue dessert table is filled with fun yellow and blue treats!

Ducky baby shower dessert table | CatchMyParty.com

7. Favors

These favors are yellow duck soaps in a blue bag inside. I love how they're displayed in a yellow plastic tub.

Rubber ducky soap | CatchMyParty.com

8. Diaper cake

Dress up a diaper cake with yellow flowers and colored plastic ducks!

Ducky diaper cake | CatchMyParty.com

9. Cookies

Bag up some decorated sugar cookies and add a tag for an easy party favor!

Duck cookies | CatchMyParty.com

10. Cupcakes

Rubber duckies also look great in pink, like these cute cupcake toppers!

PInk duck cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

Hope you've gotten some cute and easy ideas for hosting a rubber ducky baby shower. You can find a lot more amazing baby shower ideas on our site! Plus, check out all our free baby shower printables to help you decorate!

Monster High Party and More!

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Monster High party, mermaid party, Flash party, and ice cream party! | CatchMyParty.com

As I write this, I'm eating the most delicious strawberries from the farmer's market.

Okay, this week my favorite parties added to our site include a magical and lovely under the sea mermaid party, a pretty pink, aqua, gold ice cream girl birthday party, a superhero birthday party featuring The Flash, and a freaky fun Monster High party!

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My week has been good. I feel like I'm on top of things (or at least I'm getting better at letting the less important things slide), and I've had time to myself (what?!) and time with my family. It's amazing how rejuvenating that is. How's your week been?

Graduation Party Ideas + Free Printables

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Awesome graduation party ideas + free printables | CatchMyParty.com

Today we're sharing some fantastic graduation party ideas from Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party!

Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Graduation is upon us, and with that comes excited students, fun, and parties. Here I’ll be showing you ways to make your graduation party a success.

To help create a memorable event, I’ve come up with easy ways for you to decorate your party.

First I used the FREE chalkboard printable set by Printabelle for Catch My Party, to set my colors and look. What's great about this printables set is it can work for any type of graduation (preschool up to grad school) and can pair with any school colors.

Dessert table Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Next, to make my dessert table backdrop, I attached foam boards together, and covered them with gold polka dotted wrapping paper. I also added some adorable paper fans from My Paper Crush, and gold stars for an extra pop! The “good luck” banner was a sweet way to wish mt graduates the best!

To tie the rest of the table together, I used shimmery gold fabric as a table cover, and some simple props such as a globe, some mini suitcases, and some fake books.

Globe Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Sign Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

To keep my guests satisfied before the main course, I served small portions of snack food: carrots & celery sticks, and a snack mix, displayed in coordinating baking cups. And I couldn't forget the cupcakes!

Cupcakes Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I dressed up some store bought cupcakes with some super festive graduation toppers, from my friends at Creativities Galore. They can also customize their graduation toppers to coordinate with your school colors! I also added some fun striped cupcakes wrappers, from Hoopla Events.

Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Along with the snacks, I needed drinks as well. I wrapped water bottles, and attached paper flags to the straws. Instantly I had a festive party beverage!

Water Bottle Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Displaying straws inside of a painted glitter jar by Just Add Glitter By Marla added that special touch. To commemorate the graduating class, I placed gold wrapped candies inside of ceramic numbers, from Hoopla Events.

Candy Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I didn't want to let my guests go home empty handed. I attached a printable tag to favor boxes, and sent them off with goodies.

Favor boxes Graduation Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I hope you enjoyed my helpful party tips, and they inspire you to throw your own memorable graduation celebration. Congratulations to all our 2015 Graduates!

Download the free chalkboard graduation party printables here!

For more inspiration, check out these amazing graduation parties and free graduation party printables from our site!

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To learn more about Laura, find her at Laura's Little Party and on Facebook and Pinterest.

GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables

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GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Today I'm super excited to be sharing this set of GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables designed by Michelle at Printabelle. Now if your daughter wants a Minecraft party you can make it an Alex themed one.

Minecraft parties are one of the most popular birthday themes on our site and we know girls love them, too!

The Alex collection includes: a welcome sign, invitations, and cupcake toppers.

Download GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables here

Check out the individual files here...

GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

MinecraftinvitationsAlex | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printables for a GIRL Alex Minecraft Party | CatchMyParty.com

 

You can also download our whole collection of free Minecraft printables like you see below and our free printable Minecraft bingo cards to further decorate your party.

Free printable Minecraft water bottle labels | CatchMyParty.comx448

Free printable Minecraft bithday banner | CatchMyParty.com

Free printable Minecraft food labels | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free printable Minecraft bingo cards | CatchMyParty.com

For more party inspiration and simple Minecraft decorating ideas, check out all these amazing Minecraft parties on our site!

To learn more about Michelle and see all of the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

 

Sunshine Birthday Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week

It's spring, the sun is shining so I had to show off a beautiful sunshine birthday party this week! But take a look at all the parties I'm features.

There's the gorgeous pink and yellow sunshine girl birthday party that puts me in a great mood, an incredible under the sea mermaid girl birthday party, a creative and fun rainbow zoo birthday party, and a lovely girl birthday party celebrating all of the Disney princesses! Wow, right?

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I just got home from getting a massage. It's amazing how much tension we can hold and not even be aware of it. I feel so much lighter and my whole outlook is brighter.

If you're thinking about getting a massage, but you're too busy, too stressed, or too... whatever other excuse you can come up with that I usually come up with... please just do it. You will thank me later.

You don't have to go to one of those fancy spas. My massage was in a big room filled with people (fully dressed) getting massaged. It's not pretty, but the whole experience is beautiful. :)

Fruit and Herb Ice Cubes

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Fruit and Herb Ice Cubes | CatchMyParty.com

This fresh and summery fruit and herb ice cubes idea is from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! What an easy way to add a little color and flavor to your beverages.

Lemon Ice Cubes Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Not only are these fruit and herb ice cubes so pretty to look at, they actually add a bit of flavor to a glass of sparkling water! These are perfect additions to your favorite spring and summer drinks. Such a simple idea will go a long way when entertaining your guests and you can get creative with what fruits and herbs you use. Yum!

Fruit and Herb Ice Cubes | CatchMyParty.com

Ingredients:

  • Ice cube trays
  • Filtered water
  • Sliced fruit and herbs (I used mint, lemon, and pomegranate seeds)
Fruit and Herb Ice Cubes | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Slice up your favorite herbs and fruit ( berries, lemons, oranges work best ) and place in the tray.

Fruit and Herb Ice Cubes | CatchMyParty.com

Fill each cube with filtered water and freeze.

Fruit Ice Cubes Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Allow to freeze overnight.

Fruit Ice Cubes Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Place ice cubes in your favorite drinks!

Lemon Ice Cubes Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I enjoy these in Sprite or sparkling water so I can see the beautiful colors.

Fruit Ice Cubes Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

What do you think? Makes you look forward to summer, doesn't it?

Lemon Ice Cubes Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Big Hero 6 Free Printables

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Big Hero 6 Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

We're sharing a set of Big Hero 6 free printables with you today designed by Michelle at Printabelle!

I just saw the movie a week ago and I loved it. It really stuck with me, I think because it was not just fun but very emotional.

It's been so exciting to see the new Big Hero 6 parties added to our site, and now with our free printables you can decorate your own Big Hero 6 parties, too!

Our Free Big Hero 6 party printable collection includes: two welcome signs, invitations, cupcake toppers, tented food cards, and fun photo props.

Download our Big Hero 6 Free Printables Here!

Check out all of the individual files below...

Big Hero 6 Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Welcome Sign | CatchMyParty.com

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Cupcake Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Photo Booth Prop | CatchMyParty.com

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Photo Booth Prop | CatchMyParty.com

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Tented Cards | CatchMyParty.com For more party ideas, check out the Big Hero 6 parties posted on our site. We also have a blog post with amazing Big Hero 6 party ideas you might want to check out. Who knew you could create so many Baymax party decorations!

And if you'd like any of the printables personalized, Michelle at Printabelle will be happy to help!

Garlic Chili Pita Chips

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Garlic Pita Chips Recipe delicious! | CatchMyParty.com

Now that spring is here, and it's time to think about casual entertaining, I wanted to make some quick and easy chips with some serious "kick."( If you had my husband who pretty much drinks hot sauce, you'd understand the need for these.)

I made these garlic chili pita chips to pair with RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac and Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas. The combo of flavors makes me think of sitting by a pool on a warm day, hanging with friends, and having an awesome time.

The chips bring heat and crunch, the RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac brings creaminess and touch of tangy tomato and chilies, and the Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas bring an instant party because there are no margaritas to prepare, just pop open a can and enjoy. You could seriously put this whole setup together in about 30 minutes, and the flavors are bold, fresh, and feel like spring.

Garlic chili pita chips recipe with guacamole | CatchMyParty.com

Garlic Chili Pita Chips Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 pitas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375F.

Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut off the outside edge of each pita. Pull both sides of the pita apart.

Garlic chili pita chip ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Brush olive oil over the smooth side of each piece.

Garlic chili pita chip ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Mix the garlic powder and chili powder.

Garlic chili pita chip ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Cut each piece of pita into eight slices and spread them out on a baking sheet. Grab a pinch of the spice mix with your fingers and sprinkle over the chips. Lightly dust with kosher salt.

Bake in the oven at 375F for ten minutes until crunchy and brown.

Garlic chili pita chips | CatchMyParty.com

Enjoy!

Garlic chili pita chips | CatchMyParty.com

RO*TEL Rockin' Guac Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 pitted and peeled avocados
  • 1 can RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Mash the avocados in a bowl.

Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Season with salt & pepper.

RO*TEL Rockin' Guac | CatchMyParty.com

Now doesn't this look like a party in your mouth? :)

Garlic Pita Chip Recipe with Guacamole | CatchMyParty.com

Garlic Pita Chips Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Garlic Pita Chip Recipe with Guacamole | CatchMyParty.com

Garlic Pita Chip Recipe with Guacamole | CatchMyParty.com

Zest up your fiesta with RO*TEL's Rockin' Guac and Bud Light's Lime-A-Rita.

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Bud Light Lime-A-Rita® is a registered trademark of Anheuser-Busch. 

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Art Birthday Party and More!

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Art birthday party and other party favorites from the week | CatchMyParty.com

My favorites this week include a colorful rainbow art birthday party with an amazing popcorn bar, a beautiful mermaid party held outdoors, a lovely rainbow unicorn girl birthday party and a very cool race car boy birthday party!

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Our spring break is ending and Lainey, my daughter, heads back to school tomorrow. It was definitely a stay-cation like I'd hoped for. I head to Chicago on Tuesday to speak on a bloggers' panel at ConAgra. I like talking to brands about bloggers because I'm not always sure they understand exactly what we do.

Btw, this is my first time visiting Chicago. I've flown through the airport a host of times, but never seen the actual city. I'm excited to take a look. I hear there's a lake. :)

DIY Painted Planters

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Geometric Painted Flower Pot DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Today I'm sharing cool geometric DIY Painted Planters from Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs. We just got our front porch repainted and these would look awesome on it!

With spring on the horizon, we thought this would be the perfect time to create some fabulous painted planters for all our upcoming floral displays.

Not only would these be functional and fabulous decor items for your home, they would also make the perfect teacher or neighbor gift!

Supplies:

  • Terra cotta planters
  • Spray paint
  • Painters tape
  • Scissors
Materials for Planters | CatchMyParty.com

1. Begin by choosing which paint you would like the for the accent color of your planter. We chose a glossy black for a more modern feel! Apply an even coat of spray paint to your planter and allow to dry.

Materials for Planters | CatchMyParty.com

2. Once the paint has dried, it is time to adhere your painter's tape.

Materials for Planters | CatchMyParty.com

3. Using scissors, we cut triangles out of the painter's tape to give our planter a more geometric feel, but any pattern can be created; stripes, polka dots-get creative! Go ahead and add your next paint color. We chose a fun metallic gold!

Materials for Planters | CatchMyParty.com

4. Once the paint is dry, remove your tape.

Final Painted Planters | CatchMyParty.com

5. You now have a pretty, painted planter! Repeat steps 1-5 for any additional planters.

Final Painted Planters | CatchMyParty.com

Once filled with fresh flowers, these would would look fabulous on your porch or windowsill and add the perfect touch of spring to your home decor!

Painted Planters | CatchMyParty.com

Painted Planters | CatchMyParty.com

We can't wait to make some more of these simply chic planters to add to our collection!

Painted Planters | CatchMyParty.com

To learn more about Missy and Kristen, please visit them at Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, and on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

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