Easter Egg Place Card Craft

by Jillian Leslie on

Easter egg place card craft! See more Easter ideas at CatchMyParty.com!

This lovely Easter egg place card craft from Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs would look gorgeous on your Easter dinner table!

Easter is only a few days away, so we thought we would share a quick, simple, and chic way to add a bit of glitz to your holiday tablescape! With just a few supplies, you can add a touch of custom creativity that all your guests will be sure to enjoy!

Supplies:

Supplies Easter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

1. Begin by spray painting your egg in the color of your choosing. We chose a modern, metallic gold!

Materials Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

2. Once the paint has dried, it's time to add some fun polka dots using the Mod Podge & foam pouncer.

Materials Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

3. Dip the foam pouncer into the Mod Podge and place dots randomly on your egg.

Glitter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

4. It's now time to add some glitter!

Glitter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

5. Gently sprinkle the glitter onto the Mod Podge dots and allow to dry. Once the glitter has set, carefully wipe away any excess glitter from your egg.

Glitter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

6. Next, take a portion of your ribbon and size it to fit around your egg.

Ribbon Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

9. Wrap the ribbon around the center of your egg and adhere with a small dot of hot glue.

Final Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

10. Now it's time to personalize your place card! We found these gorgeous and free place card printables from 100 Layer Cake and were able to customize them and print them to fit our egg! (We printed on 110 pound card stock).

Final Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

11. Using either double stick tape or glue, adhere your printable place card to the center of the egg the atop the ribbon.

Easter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

You now have an adorable Easter Egg Place Card that will add the perfect touch of sweet sophistication to your holiday table!

Easter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

Easter Egg Place Card | CatchMyParty.com

Happy Easter, everyone!!

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

For more inspiration, check out this amazing selection of Easter parties on our site! We also have a lot of free Easter printables to help you decorate for Sunday.

Cinderella Dessert Table Treats

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Cinderella Birthday Party Dessert Table Treats | CatchMyParty.com

I took Lainey, my daughter, to see the new Cinderella movie last week and we both loved it! It was true to the original movie, but seeing it with live action characters, made it feel even more real. We were totally swept up in the drama and romance.

With all the excitement around the movie, we are definitely seeing more Cinderella parties being added to Catch My Party.

So when I was asked by Party City to come up with a few Cinderella birthday party dessert table treats, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to make treats that were easy, inexpensive, and would look terrific at an upcoming Cinderella party!  Here's what I came up with...

Cinderella Birthday Party Dessert Table Treats | CatchMyParty.com

White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Wands

Supplies:
  • Light blue candy melts
  • Pretzel rods
  • White candy pearls
Directions:

Melt the candy melts in the microwave at 30 second intervals, mixing after each interval, until the chocolate is melted.

Spoon the melted chocolate onto the pretzel rods.

Place pretzel rods a baking tray covered in wax paper to let dry. After about 30 seconds, while the white chocolate is beginning to harden, sprinkle with white pearls.

Cinderella white Chocolate Covered Pretzels | CatchMyParty.com

Cinderella white Chocolate Covered Pretzels | CatchMyParty.com

Cinderella Princess Popcorn

Supplies:
  • Light blue candy melts
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Blue sanding sugar
Directions:

Make your popcorn according to microwave directions.

Melt the candy melts in the microwave at 30 second intervals, mixing after each interval, until the chocolate is melted.

Spread your popcorn on a baking tray covered in wax paper.

Spoon melted chocolate onto popcorn. Mix with your hands until it's as coated as you like. Mix in mini marshmallows and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

Cinderella Princess Popcorn | CatchMyParty.com

Cinderella Princess Popcorn | CatchMyParty.com

Stacked and Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Supplies:
  • Thin cookies (I liked the Cookie Thins from Trader Joes because of the scalloped edges)
  • Wilton Decorating Icing
  • Wilton Pumpkin Icing Decorations
  • Blue sanding sugar
  • White pearls
Directions:

Lay out three cookies. On each cookie, squeeze icing in a circular pattern leaving about a 1/4 inch rim around the cookie.

Stack the three cookies. On the top cookie affix your pumpkin, then sprinkle blue sanding sugar. You can also use white pearls as accents.

Stacked and Frosted Pumpkin Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Stacked and Frosted Pumpkin Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

And there you have my three treat ideas!

Cinderella Birthday Party Dessert Table Treats | CatchMyParty.com

Finally, one of the most spectacular things about the movie was Cinderella's blue dress! Here is Lainey dressed in her new Cinderella dress from Party City inspired by the movie. She especially loved the gloves. Isn't she such a princess?!

Cinderella Ball Gown | CatchMyParty.com

And here's to a happily ever after Cinderella party!

Cinderella Birthday Party Dessert Table Treats | CatchMyParty.com

 This post is sponsored by Party City. All ideas, inspirations, and opinions are mine. 

White Chocolate Peeps DIY

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Easy White Chocolate Peeps Craft for Easter! | CatchMyParty.com

Today we're sharing a white chocolate Peeps DIY from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! How fun are these for the kids on Easter?!

Peeps are a springtime favorite in my family, and they are even better on a stick covered in white chocolate and sprinkles!

These would be a great addition to traditional Easter desserts or as spring party favors. Plus, they are simple to make.

Final Chocolate Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

Ingredients:

  • Peeps (if you can find white, they would cover best with chocolate)
  • 1­2 bags white chocolate chips or white candy melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Pastel sprinkles
Ingredient Peeps on Sticks | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Start by melting your chocolate. I always add about 1⁄2 teaspoon of oil to chocolate. I find this helps it melt smoothly. Microwave on low for intervals of 30 seconds. Stirring each time until melted.

Dipping Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

Dip the end of the lollipop stick into the chocolate and then into the bottom of the peep. Allow chocolate to harden.

Dipping Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

Repeat with remaining Peeps. You can place them in refrigerator for 5 minutes to speed up the process.

Taking a spoon, scoop the chocolate over the peep until covered.

Dipping Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

Dipping Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

Immediately add sprinkles.

Peeps on Sticks | CatchMyParty.com

Place end of stick into a styrofoam block so the peeps can dry.

Final Chocolate Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

Serve! They would also be cute placed in a clear cellophane bag tied with pretty ribbon.

Final Chocolate Peeps | CatchMyParty.com

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

For more inspiration, check out this amazing selection of Easter parties on our site! We also have a lot of free Easter printables to help you decorate for Sunday.

Enter Our $1,500 Spring Cleaning Giveaway!

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Now that it's spring, don't you feel like giving your home a good cleaning? Please enter our $1,500 Spring Cleaning Giveaway!  We're partnering up with  some amazing bloggers to help you get your home feeling shiny and new! Take a look at what we're giving away...

Thanks to the amazing bloggers listed below and our sponsors -- HomeRight, Dyson and The Container Store --you can win these amazing prizes in a once-in-a-lifetime Spring Cleaning pack!

If you total it up, you're looking at a $1500 value!

Here's how to enter:

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Don't forget to visit each of our sponsors

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Rules: This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. It ends on April 6, 2015. We will email the winner as soon as the giveaway is over. The winner will need to respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Once we confirm, the winner's name will appear in the widget.

Good Luck and Happy Spring!

Coconut Blueberry Bar Recipe

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Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

My daughter is a very picky eater. Getting her to eat healthy can be a challenge. So when we were asked by PAM to come up with a healthy and seasonal dish, I decided to focus on blueberries. Not only are they a super food and taste so good in spring, they are also my daughter's favorite berry. Here is my delicious coconut blueberry bar recipe, perfect for the picky eater.

What makes these blueberry bars so successful is the blending of flavors. There's nuttiness and a touch of saltiness from the almond flour in the crust, tartness and fruitiness from the blueberries (with no added sugar), sweetness from the crumble, and crunch from the sprinkled toasted coconut slices.

We used PAM Coconut Oil cooking spray to grease the pan. This cut down on added fat in the dish, and made cleanup a breeze. And, since I've been reading about the health benefits of coconut oil, I was happy to incorporate it.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Coconut Blueberry Bar Recipe

Makes: 16 squares Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

for the filling

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or orange zest plus 1 tablespoon of the juice

for the topping

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup shaved unsweetened coconut

for the crust

  • PAM Coconut Oil Spray
  • 1/2 bag graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

Melt the butter (about 30 seconds on high in the microwave). Put the graham crackers, almond meal, and salt into a food processor and pulse until broken down into crumbs. Add the melted butter and pulse until combined.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Coat pan with PAM Coconut Oil Spray.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Spread the crumbs along the bottom of the pan, and pat down to form the crust.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Crust | CatchMyParty.com

Put the blueberries in a saucepan over low heat. Mash them with a fork a bit to get the juices flowing. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice (lemon, lime, or orange would all work well with blueberries).

Simmer for about 20-30 min, stirring occasionally until it thickens. If you are in a rush, you can simmer for 10 minutes and add a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken.

Let it cool for 5 minutes, then spread it on top of the bars right up to the edge, but leaving a little bit of crust exposed.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bars | CatchMyParty.com

Add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar,  1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 cup of almond meal to a mixing bowl, and stir until combine. Pour in a 1/4 cup of butter, and work with your hands until it starts to clump and look like crumble.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Crumble | CatchMyParty.com

Sprinkle the topping onto pan.

Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes, until the topping is nicely browned.

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Toast 1/4 cup coconut slices in the toaster until golden brown. Sprinkle on top of the bars. Eat and enjoy!

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bar Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

The best part is that these bars are filled with all whole ingredients, and as a mom, I feel really good about serving them to my family (and my picky daughter)!

Healthy Coconut Blueberry Bars | CatchMyParty.com

Leaving up to *99% less residue, PAM is your ally in the kitchen and allows you to save time during prep and clean up.

* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times

PAM Coconut Oil: PAM® Coconut Oil It's a gluten-free alternative to traditional coconut oil that you can feel good about. PAM Coconut Oil Spray has zero calories and zero grams of fat per serving.

Cinderella Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week | CatchMyParty.com

I always look forward to Sundays so I can go through the parties added to our site over the week, and pick out some of my favorites. It's like a big dose of eye candy! My favorites this week include an incredibly gorgeous Cinderella party, a pretty pink and yellow kite girl birthday party, a colorful and fun beach ball summer birthday party, and a grown up vintage garage party with vintage cars and trucks!

Clockwise from top left:

For anyone who has added a party to our site, I want you to know that your party gets viewed by my assistant, Michelle, and myself, usually twice. If you're interested to learn more about what I look for in featuring parties, check out my blog post, Tips For Getting Your Party Featured on Catch My Party, and if you ever have any questions, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I love hearing from you!

Enjoy your spring breaks! Ours starts Friday...

10 Easter Dessert Table Ideas!

by Jillian Leslie on

Easter Dessert Tables | CatchMyParty.com

Today we are sharing gorgeous Easter dessert table ideas to inspire you for your own celebrations! Below are 10 of my favorite Easter dessert tables. I just love all the spring colors, all the beautiful desserts, and all the sweet bunnies and Easter eggs! I'm sure there are at least a couple of ideas you might want to borrow. :)

1. Floral Chalkboard Easter Dessert Table Ideas by Elise B.

Floral Chalkboard Easter Dessert Table | CatchMyParty.com

2. Easter Party by Laura's Little Party

Easter party | CatchMyParty.com

3. Granny’s Garden Easter Dessert Table by Amelia A.

Granny’s Easter Garden Party | CatchMyParty.com

4. Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt by Mariah L.

Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt | CatchMyParty.com

5. "The Golden Egg Book" Easter Dessert Table by Kenna O.

"The Golden Egg Book" Easter Shoot | CatchMyParty.com | CatchMyParty.com

6. Preppy Bunny Party by Frog Prince Paperie

Preppy Bunny Party | CatchMyParty.com

7. Easter Vintage Party by Por Amor A Mora

Easter Vintage | CatchMyParty.com

8. Our Sweet Easter Breakfast! by Sweet Memories Party Design

Our sweet Easter breakfast! | CatchMyParty.com

9. Easter Party Fun! by Jennifer M.

Easter Party Fun! | CatchMyParty.com

10. Gist Family Easter Egg Hunt by Bethany G.

Gist Family Easter Egg Hunt | CatchMyParty.com

You can see more Easter dessert table ideas on our site! We also have full collections of free Easter printables to help you decorate your parties. Have fun!!

10 Must-Haves At Your Big Hero 6 Party

by Jillian Leslie on

Big Hero 6 Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Here are some awesome Big Hero 6 party ideas, including DIY party decorations, treats and desserts, cake, party favors, and more.

We've been seeing these parties show up on our site recently and I feel like there is a trend in the making. That's why I wanted to share simple Big Hero 6 party ideas in case you're thinking of throwing one.

1. Big Hero 6 Dessert Table

This dessert table has creativek Baymax paper lanterns, a cool poster backdrop, and of course some toy figures. Toy figurines are such a great way to decorate.

Big Hero 6 Dessert Table | CatchMyParty.com

2. San Fransokyo Cake

This stunning San Fransokyo cake is decorated with a nighttime skyline and some characters.

Big Hero 6 Cake | CatchMyParty.com

3. Cable Car Cookies

These cable car cookies show amazing details and definitely represent the movie!

cable_car_cookies | CatchMyParty.com

4. Baymax Balloon

Here's a super easy idea. Make a Baymax centerpiece with a white foil stick balloon, and black craft foam!

Baymax balloons | CatchMyParty.com

5. Baymax Cookie Pops

Because of its simplicity, Baymax's face lends itself to a variety of treats, like these Baymax cookie pops!

Baymax cookie pops | CatchMyParty.com

6. Baymax Pinata

A basic white paper lantern is transformed into a Baymax piñata with the addition of white tissue paper and black construction paper!

Baymax pinata | CatchMyParty.com

7. Baymax Paper Lanterns

Another use for white paper lanterns... add some black felt, craft foam sheets, or construction paper and voila! Hang them to decorate your dessert table or party table.

Baymax paper lanterns | CatchMyParty.com

8. Big Hero 6 Decor

A balloon Baymax asks how you would rate your pain at this party -- with cake pops! Love this!

Big Hero 6 Decorations | CatchMyParty.com

9. Big Hero 6 Bento Box

Serve a "bento box" lunch for your guests, featuring all the Big Hero 6 characters including a Baymax PB&J sandwich!

Big Hero 6 Bento Box | CatchMyParty.com

10. Big Hero 6 Birthday Banner

A triangle pennant banner, in the style of Big Hero 6's colors and lettering, is a great way to welcome your guests!

Big Hero 6 Banner | CatchMyParty.com

Make sure to check out the awesome Big Hero 6 parties on our site!

Crustless Bacon Spinach Cream Cheese Quiche Recipe

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Crustless cream cheese quiche recipe, low carb with spinach and bacon | CatchMyParty.com

With Easter coming up, we were asked by Philadelphia Cream Cheese to create a recipe that would be easy to serve at Easter brunch. So enter my... crustless bacon spinach cream cheese quiche recipe. I know, what a title!

I made the quiche crustless by serving it in individual ceramic tart dishes. I thought I would miss the crust, but the quiche is so light and fluffy and flavorful, I honestly didn't.

The bacon adds a rich smokiness. The sautéed spinach give it some good umami flavor. But my favorite part of the quiche is the cream cheese. It doesn't spread during baking. Instead, you are left with these creamy sour bites throughout. It was the ingredient that brought the most brightness and uniqueness. I promise, you will enjoy this recipe.

Crustless Bacon Spinach Cream Cheese Quiche Recipe

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 3 large eggs (or 4 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 6 oz bag of spinach
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese (brick)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Chop and sauté the spinach in a pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Thoroughly drain, and use a paper towel to get as much moisture as possible out of the spinach.

Put 3 large eggs in a bowl, and lightly whisk until the whites and yolks are completely combined. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 1/2 cups of cream, and lightly whisk until combined.

Roughly chop the bacon, and cut the cream cheese into 1/4 inch cubes.

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Put six tart dishes on a baking sheet. Divide the spinach, thyme, bacon, and cream cheese evenly amongst the dishes.

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Pour the liquid mixture into each dish, until it is about 3/4ths full. You can gently stir with a spoon if any of the ingredients are poking out of the top.

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Note that we used 5 oz tart dishes which make nice single servings, but any cookware will work. There should be just over 2 cups of liquid.

Move the baking sheet to the oven, and cook for about 20 minutes, until the center is no longer liquid, but it should jiggle and have a soft texture.

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Serve hot or cold. These will last in the fridge for 3 days, so you can make them beforehand and pull them out for brunch. They reheat nicely, one minute in the microwave.

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Enjoy!

Philadelphia Cream Cheese has been my favorite cream cheese since I was a child. Now that I'm an adult, it’s fun to find new ways to use it!

Thanks to Philadelphia Cream Cheese for allowing me to partner with them to come up with some fresh and delicious recipes for the Easter season! Do you have any favorite Easter recipes using Philadelphia? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below.

**Note: I came up with this recipe and it is not an original Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe.

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Big Hero 6 Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties including an awesome Big Hero 6 party | CatchMyParty.com

Lots of outdoors in party pics this week! My favorite parties include an awesome Big Hero 6 party (not necessarily outdoors, but I had to feature it, it's that good), a fun first birthday party with a woodland forest theme, a fantastic girl birthday Teen Beach Movie birthday party, and a gorgeous enchanted forest party with an unbelievable naked cake and beautiful details.

Clockwise from top left:

Now that spring is officially here, we're definitely getting into the swing of things.

This weekend I was busy baking for upcoming recipe posts. For the first time ever I made funfetti mini cheesecakes. It took me three tries to perfect the recipe, but I think I got it right. They look so cute and colorful for spring! Stay tuned, the recipe will be on the blog in a week or so.

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