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7 Things You Must Have at Your Pirate Birthday Party!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

Thinking of throwing a pirate birthday party? Don't miss these 7 must-have ideas!

1. A pirate cake

The cake is such an important part of any party, and this amazing pirate cake with a treasure map and skull and crossbones is a showstopper!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

2. Pirate treasure

Hunting for treasure at a pirate party is an excellent activity to keep the kids involved and having fun, plus it works as a great favor for the kids to take home!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

3. A pirate ship

A pirate ship to decorate or play on will make lifetime memories for the guests.

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

4. Pirate cake pops

Adorable cake pops will be a fun conversation piece and a delicious treat!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

5. Pirate attire

Have everyone dress up in pirate clothes and take photos at the party! Arrrrh!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

6. Walking the plank

Set up the ship's plank over a little pool and see who can make it across safely!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

7. A treasure hunt with treasure map

A treasure map can lead the way to some hidden treats. It's a great party activity for your little pirates and they can work together to find it!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

For more party inspiration, check out all these amazing pirate birthday parties on our site, and to decorate your party, print out this set of free pirate party printables!

Pirate party free printables from catchmyparty.com

7 Things You Must Have at Your Sofia the First Party!

Sofia The First must-have birthday party ideas

Thinking of throwing a Sofia the First birthday party? Don't miss these 7 must-have ideas!

3.  Sofia the First cupcakes

Pink and purple cupcakes are topped with images of Sofia on lollipop sticks. They will surely be a welcome treat for your guests!

Sofia the First cupcakes

1.  Sofia the First large balloon

A large, beautiful balloon in the shape of Sofia the First is a nice way to welcome the girls to the party!

Sofia the First balloon

2.  Purple pom-poms

Hanging purple pom-poms match so well with a Sofia the First party and look very pretty above the dessert table!

Sofia the First dessert table

4.  Princess beauty station

A beauty station is such a fun activity for a princess party! Gather a variety of pretty nail polish and make up and let the girls get gorgeous!

Sofia the First beauty station

5.  Princess photo booth props

Have a lovely crown topped frame and tiaras ready to use as photo props. The guests will love to pose as princesses!

Sofia the First party photo booth

6.  Princess castle cake

A castle cake fits perfectly with the theme, like this amazing one from a princess party.

Sofia the First birthday cake

7.  Play princess castle

What a great idea to decorate a play castle and then let the guests play in it when they are done!
Sofia the First party castle

For more inspiration, check out all these amazing Sofia the First parties on our site and these Sofia the First party supplies!

7 Things You Must Have at Your Despicable Me Party

Despicable Me Party Ideas

Everyone seems to love Despicable Me! Below are seven ideas that are must-haves for your upcoming party!

1. Despicable Me Welcome Minion

Get crafty and paint a Minion onto a large piece of cardboard. This fun decoration is a great way to greet guests at your party!

Despicable Me Decoration

2. Minion Balloons

Yellow balloons are simple to transform into a Minion character with a sharpie and a printable of their glasses!

Despicable Me Minion Balloons

3. Minion Treats

Twinkies work perfect decorated as minions at your Despicable Me party! Just use fondant (dyed blue), edible eyes, and an edible black marker to make them.

Despicable Me Twinkies

4. Despicable Me Pinata

As a party activity, have your guests go to town whacking this Minion pinata!

despicable me minion pinata

5. Minion Cake

Here's the best minion cake we've seen!

Despicable Me Cake

6. Minion Cake Pops

Check out these adorable little Minion cake pops! Despicable Me Minion Cake Pops

7. Minion Party Favors

Find some yellow favor bags and add the Minions' glasses to send your guests home with themed party favors!

Despicable Me Favor Bags

For more Despicable Me party ideas, check out all these amazing Despicable Me parties on our site!

7 Things You Must Have at Your Next Minnie Mouse Party!

7 Must Have Minnie Mouse Party Ideas

Thinking of throwing a Minnie Mouse birthday party? Don't miss these 7 must-have ideas!

1. Minnie Mouse dessert table

The dessert table is the cornerstone of the party. Fill yours with Minnie Mouse themed treats and decorations!

Minnie Mouse party dessert table

2. Gorgeous Minnie Mouse cake

Every party needs a great cake, here's a bow-topped Minnie Mouse cake that turned out awesome! Check out more amazing Minnie Mouse cakes!

Minnie Mouse cake

3. Free Minnie Mouse party printables

Here's a set of Free Minnie Mouse party printables with everything you need to decorate our party party!

Free Minnie Mouse party printables

4. Minnie Mouse ears

Get some ears and "Mouse" yourself and your guests for the party!

Minnie Mouse ears

5. Minnie Mouse bowtie cupcakes

Cupcakes are great alternative for cake for an individual treat at your party, like these adorable ones decorated with fondant bows and ears!

Minnie Mouse bowtie cupcakes

5. Minnie Mouse balloons

Minnie Mouse balloons are a fun and easy way to decorate for the party! Minnie Mouse Balloons

6. Minnie Mouse birthday girl outfit

A Minnie Mouse outfit lets the birthday girl match perfectly with the party theme! Minnie Mouse costume

7. Minnie Mouse party favors

Minnie Mouse cookies are perfect for a take home treat for your guests.

Minnie Mouse cookie party favors

For many more Minnie Mouse party ideas, check out all these amazing Minnie Mouse party ideas on our site! Also, check out our Minnie Mouse party ideas board on Pinterest!

Pinterest Minnie Mouse Party Ideas Board

7 Things You Must Have at Your Minecraft Party

Minecraft Party Ideas

Minecraft parties are all the rage right now. Below are seven ideas that are must-haves for your  party!

1. Minecraft party printables

An easy way to decorate your party using these downloadable files. Print as many as you want! The collection of downloadable files includes: party  invitations, a welcome sign, cupcake toppers, banner, treat toppers, tented food cards, and water bottle labels.

Minecraft Party Ideas

2. Creeper balloons

These Creeper balloons are easy to make with green balloons and black tape and are a perfect decoration for the party!

Minecraft party ideas - Creeper balloons

3. Minecraft cake

Using different colored fondant squares, you can make a Minecraft cake that look like they came directly out of the game.

Minecraft cake

4. Minecraft dessert table

All these desserts are inspired by the game!

Minecraft Party Ideas

5. Minecraft brewing station

When your guests get thirsty, let them  concoct their own magic potions!

Minecraft party ideas drink station

6. Easy Minecraft backdrop

This backdrop can be made with colored square paper plates and looks fantastic behind the dessert table.

Minecraft Party Ideas

7. Endermen cake pops

Don't forget Endermen at your party! These cute cake pops will definitely get everyone's attention!

Ender Love Minecraft cake pops

For a lot more Minecraft party ideas, check out all these amazing Minecraft parties on our site!

7 Tips for Throwing An Awesome Girl Superhero Party

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Have you ever thought about throwing a girl superhero party? Well Katie G from The Perfect Party did just that, and it was awesome. Read her 7 tips for throwing her Girls Gone Superheroes Party here!

1. What was the inspiration for your party?

The family that I threw the party for are huge superhero comic strip fans, so I decided to take what is a popular boy theme and do a vintage, girly version of it! It was a hit for the whole family! :)

2. How long did it take to put together?

It took about six week of planning and about two weeks to design all the backdrops, etc.

3. What food/drink did you serve?

Food: breakfast foods from Panera (bagels/cream cheese, souffles, fruit); Drinks: Coffee bar, Juice Bar, and Mimosas; Sweet Bar: cake & cupcakes from Susie Cakes and a large candy station that was also a take home item.

4. What activities did you have?

I hired a Batman/Batgirl Duo to come teach the kids how to be a superhero. They all were awarded badges at the end. Other activities, were a "decorate your cape and mask station" (each child got both to wear during the party and take home as their favors), photo backdrop station (I created a life size Gotham city backdrop for the kids to take pics in front of).

5. What was your budget?

My budget was about $3,000 for everything.

6. What was your favorite moment?

Right before the guests arrived, seeing the girls' faces as they walked around looking at everything. Also, seeing how much fun all the kids had from beginning to end!

7. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to throw a similar party?

There is so much superhero stuff out there, so it's a fun theme to get really creative with! Just keep your eyes peeled  for cute things that you can add to your decor, etc

Thanks, Katie! Love the message of girls being superheroes in their own right!

Check out the whole Girls Gone Superheroes Party here.

7 Tips for Throwing a Shabby Chic Cinderella Birthday

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Here are 7 tips for throwing an amazing Shabby Chic Cinderella Birthday from Elena at World Wide Party.

1. What was the inspiration for your party?

My daughter is now in her "Cinderella" phase and of course she wanted an all-Princess party for her 4th birthday. A couple of months before her birthday, I found two beautiful vintage wooden wall decorations: one of Cindererella and the carriage, and one of the first original Little Golden Book of Disney’s Cinderella (1952). It was really interesting to see how the drawing changed through the years and as a graphic designer- I fell in love with the first editions and used that for my inspiration. From there I created all the decorations and the invitation with something like a shabby chic vintage style and Cinderella’s silhouette with a rose.

2. How long did it take to put together?

I started to collect vintage decorations, fabrics and other details 5 months before the party. I have usually a big box where I put everything I think might be useful or nice for the party. The last month I put everything together and created the color palette and the graphic design.

3. What food/drink did you serve?

We are from Italy and we just moved to San Francisco last summer. I decided to prepare all of the party food and the dessert Italian specialties. Along with macaroons I had rose shaped cake-pops, mini cupcakes, and personalized "Pasta Frolla" cookies that I hand made. Cantucci (cookies with almonds that are made for enjoying with a great sweet liquor wine, the "Passito di Pantelleria") were served as well as a homemade Zabaione cream with fresh fruits.

For the lunch I prepared “Pasta Fredda” (pasta salad): vegetables presented on cupcake liners with tomatoes, shredded grana cheese, mozzarella di bufala and basil. I also made home-made polenta cubes grilled with cheese and mini meatballs with tomato sauce. The wooden tray featured Prosciutto Crudo, Bologna, Salame Calabrese and some cheeses like Gorgonzola, pecorino and Grana padano with olives and bruschetta. Needless to say - no one left hungry - we are Italian!

4. What activities did you have?

I prepared a table in a corner with all the accessorize for the little princesses and the little princes charming in order to get "ready for the ball." The girls could wear tiaras, jewelry, take a magic wand and wear a personalized tutu, while the boys had matching bowties and a sword. After a little dance party, a magic Princess came to our house to entertain the kids with some fun games and a tricks!

5. What was your budget?

I spent around $800 for food and decorations (I made everything by myself and am a good cook!) plus $190 for the Princess.

6. What was your favorite moment?

The "cake time" is always my favorite moment. We sing Happy Birthday in English and Italian...and looking at my daughter's eyes while blowing her candles, made my heart melt!

7. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to throw a similar party?

I would suggest reading some old Cinderella Books, I learned so much and got my inspirations from them. It is amazing how the drawings changed through the years and I spent a lot of time with my daughter reading all those different versions. I'm, in fact, a Cinderella historian now!

If you are inspired, please check out the whole Shabby Chic Cinderella Birthday! Thanks, Elena, for all your insights!

7 Tips for Throwing a Great Carnival Party!

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Here are 7 tips for throwing an amazing Carnival Birthday from Roxanne M.

1. What was the inspiration for your party?

I wanted a fun interactive event for all the kids (and adults) to enjoy and remember.

2. How long did it take to put together?

I started planning 6 months before.

3. What food/drink did you serve?

We had traditional Filipino food that was catered by a local restaurant, as well as, of course, carnival type food.

4. What activities did you have?

I had 5 carnival games, a fun cam booth, a balloon and spray tattoo artist.

5. What was your budget?

I didn't think of a budget, but knew we would be spending over $5000 and it was definitely over that!

6. What was your favorite moment?

When we opened up the games for the kids to enjoy!

7. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to throw a similar party?

Research ideas online, mesh them all together and check out your local dollar store for small prizes, props for booths and a lot of DIY projects! My Cricut helped me a ton with all the design work.

Don't forget to check out the rest of this awesome party and all the carnival parties  and carnival party supplies on our site!

7 Tips for Throwing an Gorgeous Glamping Party

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 Here are 7 tips for throwing an amazing fabulous Gone Glamping Birthday! from Elizabeth G.

1. What was the inspiration for your party?

The inspiration for this party came from my daughter wanting to go camping but "not with all the bugs mommy"! She had recently received a teepee as a gift and pretty much lived in it and her camping desires grew stronger, yet somehow her ideas for decorating the teepee way fancier than any campsite I'd ever seen. From there, I knew she was a glamorous camping type of gal all the way! We decided to combine camping with all the girly, sparkly, glam elements she loves- minus the "roughing it."

2. How long did it take to put together?

We generally have a few ideas as soon as one birthday ends, but this year she had so many... It wasn't until she received the teepee that we nailed down the theme. Once I had that, I would say it took me the better part of 2-3 months to craft and finalizing everything. I hand cut each banner, glittered every mason jar, and looped every strand of yarn on the dream-catchers in addition to dozens of other party tasks. This party was surely a labor of love, but totally worth it!

glamping-birthday-party

3. What food/drink did you serve?

The glampers had a fancy bbq menu that consisted of Fruit Skewers, Smoked Turkey, Chopped Brisket, Pulled/Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, and Potato Salad. For dessert, there was a custom S'mores bar in addition to the dessert table full of the birthday girls favorite sweet treats for the glampers to choose from! There was personalized homemade trail mix, powdered doughnuts in burlap pouches, strawberry glitter gumballs, peach salt water taffy, fruity candy sticks, vanilla and raspberry macaroons, cookies and cream cupcakes, custom monogrammed cookies, and of course CAKE- luscious caramel and lady-pink raspberry lemon to be exact!

4. What activities did you have?

The glampers had so much to do! There was face painting, tug of war, potato sack racing, a manicure station, custom bracelet and door knob hanger craft projects, dancing, karaoke, the great glamp scavenger hunt, and of course fishing! The birthday girls dad came up with a genius idea for the glampers to go fishing- because what camping adventure would be complete without fishing! I must admit, it was the hit of the party!

5. What was your budget?

I would say this party was a bit pricey due to the number of guests we had this year. Between the party details, food and extra rentals, I was able to keep it under $600 but that was with thrifting and hand crafting a lot of details myself. I can usually whip together a party for next to nothing, but we wanted to splurge a bit this year since it was the Big 7!

6. What was your favorite moment?

Hands down, my favorite moment was when I handed the birthday girl a mound of glitter and asked her to jump up and throw it everywhere! She looked at me in utter disbelief as we have been very careful to try NOT to get glitter everywhere while crafting. I assured her that there would be no consequence and to go wild with the glitter... OH WOW, did I get what I asked for or what! She had a ball showering herself in sparkle and we caught it all on camera... After that, she ran over to me and showered me with glitter while giving me the sweetest hug and kiss ever! The joy on her face was worth all the glitter in the world!

glamping-birthday-party

7. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to throw a similar party?

My advice to anyone who would want to throw a party similar is to make it your own! Personalize, personalize, personalize! Infuse your party with as much detail and personality possible. The memories are in the details! Just be sure to take a moment to step back and take it all in... Observe the smiles on your guests faces, share in it, and actually enjoy your own party!

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the awesome Glamping Birthday!

7 Tips for Throwing An Awesome Fire Truck Party

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Here are 7 tips for throwing an amazing Fireman Birthday Party from Virginie at That Cute Little Cake.

1. What was the inspiration for your party?

My son loves Fireman Sam so I knew he would probably like a Fire engine cake ! It so happens that in one of my cake decorating books, there is a picture of a Fireman Sam's truck cake. He was so excited when he saw it that I knew it was THE cake !

2. How long did it take to put together?

Only 2 weeks ! But I had a very clear picture of what I wanted from the start. I am lucky to have party and craft shops close by, so I was able to get my supplies quickly.

3. What food/drink did you serve?

We had a small lunch of sandwiches, vegetables and crisps followed by treats from the dessert table: Ladder cookies, Fire cake pops and a Fire truck birthday cake.

4. What activities did you have?

Because our little guests were so young (2 years old) they mainly played outside.

5. What was your budget?

I spent very little for this party. Most of the decorations are made from tissue paper which is very inexpensive. I always try to bake treats myself to keep my budget under control.

6. What was your favorite moment?

When we got to cut the cake, my little boy was so excited!

7. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to throw a similar party?

If you are going to craft a lot, start early !!! It's easier to do it little by little than to have many late nights at the last minute...!

Now make sure to check out the whole Fireman Birthday Party! Thanks, Virginie!

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