{VIDEO} Adult and Kids Pasta Recipes

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{VIDEO} Adult and kids pasta recipes to satisfy all kinds of tastes, but don't take a long time! | CatchMyParty.com

Check out my newest video with Mode Media on how to create pasta two ways -- one for adults and one for kids.

My daughter is the pickiest of eaters, so I'm used to modifying recipes. These two recipes satisfy our whole family, but don't take a ton of time.

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4th of July Party and More!

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My 4 favorite parties include a Lego NInjago party, a fairy party, a 4th of July party, and a pony party! | CatchMyParty.com

It's Sunday again and I'm excited to show off my 4 favorite parties of the week added to our site. Each one has a phenomenal cake, as you can see. It makes me so happy just looking at this collage.

So let's get to it... My favorite parties this week include a fantastic Lego Ninjago party, a pretty and whimsical fairy birthday party, a fun pink & brown pony birthday party, and a fabulous patriotic 4th of July party (with a Rice Krispie treat cake -- oh my!).

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Trend Alert: Bohemian Tribal Parties

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Bohemian Trial Parties Roundup | CatchMyParty.com

When I see a new trend showing up on our site, I love to share it.

That's why I've rounded up these beautiful bohemian tribal parties. They have lots of Native American touches like teepees, arrows, dream catchers, and feathers, but to give them a more ethereal feel, the color palette is usually pastel, and there are lots of soft details, like fabric and ribbons.

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How To Make Minions Cookies

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How to Make Minions Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

The new Minions Movie is opening July 10th, and in celebration, I'm sharing how to make Minions cookies that are easy, and I'm showing off these cute Bounty Minions Print paper towels and paper napkins that will be in stores shortly.

So to make your easy Minions cookies...

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Win an Apple Watch!

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It's Summer! Yay! I've teamed up with some of my favorite blogs to bring one lucky reader the must-have techy item of 2015 - the new Apple Watch!

You might already own a smart phone, and you might not be able to justify upgrading to the new Apple watch, so that's why it would be so cool to win an Apple Watch!!

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How I Indulge Myself...

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Skinny Cow asked me to share how I indulge myself -- where I put myself and my needs first.

As a working mom, I must admit, I don't have a lot of time for indulgence. I constantly ask myself, "What did I do with all my free time before I was a mom? How could I have thought I was busy?" To be fair, I do remember watching lots of movies and taking lots of naps, and that can be exhausting.

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Red, White & Blue Pretzel Rods

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Red, white, and blue pretzel rods, a perfect treat for your July 4th parties! | CatchMyParty.com

When I think of July 4th, I think about being a kid and heading to the Jersey Shore with my family. I grew up in NJ but we didn't go "down the shore" often, maybe once a summer. It was special.

I loved the Jersey Shore, it felt so alive. It wasn't snooty, like other east coast beaches. It was tacky, with lots of people with bad hair and bad accents, and yes, I was one of them. (But I only discovered that years later when I moved away.)

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