Cinco de Mayo Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week: A Cinco de Mayo party, fairy party, sprinkles party and Lego party!  |

Happy almost Cinco de Mayo! This week my favorite parties include an fantastic kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo party that looks so fun, plus a cool Lego birthday party with a modern twist, an incredible sweet treats party with tons of sprinkles, and a fantastic woodland fairy girl birthday party. Take a look...

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My daughter just got cast in her first musical. She's super excited. I have a feeling this is the beginning of a life-long passion. What are your kids passionate about?

How To Create A Taco Bar + Free Taco Bar Printables

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How to Create a Taco Bar |

If you read my blog, you know I'm a huge fan of DIY bars at parties -- s'mores bars, champagne bars, cupcake decorating bars, etc. -- so to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the start of spring, I thought I'd do a post (and throw a little party) on how to create a taco bar, and then I'd give away some free taco bar printables to help you style your own party.

I know a taco is a very personal thing. I like mine with chicken, guacamole, cilantro, cheese, and beans, but no onions. My husband thinks onions are a must, as well as pork. So I called my taco bar, the "Bar of Happiness" because everyone looked joyous creating exactly what they wanted.

On my taco bar, I put out tortillas, chicken, pulled pork, guacamole, cojita cheese, chopped onions, black beans, cilantro, lime wedges, and jalapenos.

How to Create a Taco Bar |

The guacamole recipe I used was RO*TEL's Rockin' Guac Recipe. This was simple and easy to make and brought a lot of creaminess and tanginess to the guac, plus it's super fast.

RO*TEL's Rockin' Guac Recipe

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

Mash the avocados in a bowl.

Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Season with salt & pepper.

I also put out margarita glasses and cold Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas for my guests. This made my job as host a whole lot simpler. People got to help themselves to their drinks. And they did.


I wanted to add a few touches to liven up my decor. I added some colorful paper flowers, a mini pinata, and a sombrero to my table.

I designed the "Taco Bar" sign to put on the front of my table. I also designed tented cards so my guests could know exactly what they were putting on their tacos.

The best part about the tented cards is they are editable, which means you can type in your own foods and personalize them just the way you like!

Download Cinco de Mayo Printables Here!



Here are just a few pretty photos of my food to give you an idea of how to create a taco bar.

Free printable Cinco de Mayo printables |

Free printable Cinco de Mayo printables |

Free printable taco bar |

Free printable taco bar |

Free printable taco bar |

Free printable taco bar |

If you do a taco bar, I'd love to see it. Please add your party photos to our site!



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


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

ConAgra Foods, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Free 2015 Graduation Printables

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Free 2015 Graduation Printables |

It's getting close to graduation, and all the parties and celebrations that go along with that! Michelle from Printabelle updated her 2014 printables to offer these free 2015 graduation printables!

The collection includes: graduation party invitations, party circles, large party circles, "good luck" banner, mini candy bar wrappers, welcome sign, thank you and menu/place cards and water bottle labels.

Download the free 2015 graduation printables here!

Take a look at all of the individual items..

Graduation Sign |

Graduation Invitations |

Graduation Party Circles |

Graduation Mini Candy Bar |

Graduation Large Party Circles |

Graduation Water Labels |

Graduation Thank You Menu |

Graduation Banner |

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

And remember, if you’d like any of these printables personalized, Michelle will do it starting at $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

10 Must-Haves at Your Rubber Ducky Baby Shower

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10 Must-Haves at Your Rubber Ducky Baby Shower |

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 |

2. Fish bowl favors

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

Rubber Ducky favors |

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 |

4. White bubble balloons

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

Ducky balloons |

5. Centerpiece

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

Rubber duck centerpiece |

6. Dessert table

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

Ducky baby shower dessert table |

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 |

8. Diaper cake

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

Ducky diaper cake |

9. Cookies

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

Duck cookies |

10. Cupcakes

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

PInk duck cupcakes |

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! |

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 |

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

Graduation Party Ideas |

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 |

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 |

Sign Graduation Party Ideas |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

MinecraftinvitationsAlex |

Free Printables for a GIRL Alex Minecraft Party |


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 |

Free printable Minecraft food labels |


Free printable Minecraft bingo cards |

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!

by Jillian Leslie on

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 |

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 |

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 |


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


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

Fruit and Herb Ice Cubes |

Fill each cube with filtered water and freeze.

Fruit Ice Cubes Recipe |

Allow to freeze overnight.

Fruit Ice Cubes Recipe |

Place ice cubes in your favorite drinks!

Lemon Ice Cubes Recipe |

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

Fruit Ice Cubes Recipe |

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

Lemon Ice Cubes Recipe |

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 |

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 |

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Invitation |

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Welcome Sign |

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Cupcake Toppers |

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Photo Booth Prop |

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Photo Booth Prop |

Big Hero 6 Free Printable Tented Cards | 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!

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