Posts in the ‘Cake’ Category
As promised, here is Part 2 of our feature on kids' cakes on our site. Check out these insanely great cakes...
Cari's Camp Four Birthday Party
Rene K's Carnival ElmoMackenzie's Coloring Birthday Party
Nicole W's Strawberry Picnic 1st BirthdayStewart's Willy Wonka Golden Birthday
Marie K's Georgie's 4th Birdie BirthdayRock Star Party
Krista S's Stylish Yo Gabba Gabba PartyJ&J Fire Truck Party Garbage Day Party Christian's 1st Birthday
We've gotten some gorgeous Halloween tablescapes and photo shoots on our site. If you are planning a Halloween party, you must check these out. They run the gamut from traditional orange and black, to unexpected pink and purple. So whatever you're planning for Halloween, if you're looking for great printables and party ideas, these talented women have got you covered!
Kim S's Halloween Glam Dessert Table
Pamela S's Boo Crew's Children's Halloween Party
Courtney D's Pink-o-Ween PartyHalloween Trick or Treat Tablescape
This post is not actually a tip from a Catch My Party member, but a tip from two member, Melissa and Kellie of Icing Designs, a company that specializes in hand-illustrated and hand-glittered invitations, cards, cupcake flags and gift tags.
They have graciously allowed me to repost my favorite -- these DIY chocolate decorations for cakes or cupcakes. And wait until you see how remarkably easy they are to make.
Of course we love cupcake flags, but sometimes the occasion might call for something a little different.We love to use these super easy chocolate decos on cupcakes and cakes! They are so easy to make!All you need to do is copy these designs into a word or publisher file and print them out, place a piece of wax or parchment paper over the print out and trace the designs with your melted chocolate!
If you would like to try these and can not copy the above template, just email us and we will send you one! email@example.comSo simple and so beautiful, thank you Melissa and Kellie!
(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to show it off!)
We've gotten some amazing construction-themed parties on our site. For the boy who loves building, trucks, and dirt this is the theme for him! Take a look at these parties for some serious inspiration...
Christina D's Dig In - A Construction 1st Birthday
Christine K's Camden's Under Construction Birthday Party
Kelly S's David's 1st Birthday
My favorite kinds of parties always have a personal touch. So when I recently ran across these two grown up party ideas -- a "favorite things" party and a "cookie swap" party -- I had to post about them.
"Cookie Swap" Party
I read about this party on A Cup of Jo, Joanna Goddard's great blog. Joanna hosted the cookie swap. Everyone brought two dozen cookies, hung out, and drank ice-cold milk (and wine). How simple, personal, and delicious! Definitely my kind of party.
A "Favorite Things" Party
I read about this "favorite things" party on Brooke Reynold's lovely design blog, Inchmark, and instantly wanted to host one. According to Brooke, here's how it works:
- Each person brings their favorite thing (anything you like... your favorite lip gloss, favorite kitchen tool, favorite gift wrapping supply, a gift card for your favorite frozen yogurt, etc.).
- It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings five of the same thing.
- When you arrive at the party, you write your name on five slips of paper and throw them in a big bowl.
- The bowl is passed around, and each person takes five names (making sure you don't pick your own... or two of the same name).
- One at a time each person introduces their favorite thing and then reads the five names they picked from the bowl, passing out their gift to those five guests.
- After everyone at the party has presented their favorite thing, each person should end up with five gifts to take home.
Did you read that right? Each guest gets five gifts to take home!
As her "favorite thing" at her party, Brooke brought fresh basil plants, included her favorite basil recipes, and presented them with a jar of Trader Joe's pesto. Nice idea.
What I think both these party themes show is that you don't have to throw an expensive or elaborate party to find an interesting way for people to connect. And when you're hosting a party, what more could you want?
Thanks Joanna and Brooke for the wonderful inspiration.
This week's party photo of the week comes from Linda V's Ava's Tea Party in the Park.
The party was inspired by a little girl named Ava, who died before ever getting to have a tea party. So in honor of her and to celebrate time with friends and family Ava's Annual Tea Party was born.
What is so special about this photo is the girls are releasing balloons into heaven to reach Ava.
What great Star Wars parties we've seen on our site! They are all so creative and unique, with tons of inspiring elements, I had to show them off.
Vesna V's Jedi Master Aniken 1st Birthday Party
Amanda P's Star Wars Lego Party
There are so many more amazing elements that I couldn't fit into this post. Click on any of the photos and see the complete parties. It's worth it!
I'm really into edible favors. I always think it's such a struggle to find gifts under $5 that you know your guests will go home and treasure, but food is a whole different story...
So here are some great edible favors on our site for inspiration...
Nicole W's Strawberry Picnic 1st Birthday
Nancy P's Zebra Boy Baby Shower
Kim Erin J's About to Hatch Baby Shower
Nancy P's Tiffany Blue Bridal Shower
Claudia S's Tickled Blue BaByQ Shower
Kristeen L's Shabby Chic Baby Shower
Ebony S's "Oh Boy" Gumball Baby Shower
We get such gorgeous kids' birthday cakes on our site, I thought I'd highlight some. How inspiring are these...
Linda V's Wizard of Oz Party
Aymee R's Cat in the Hat Triple Birthday
Nicole W's Rainbow Unicorn 5th Birthday
Gwynn W's Dashell's Race Car Party
Christine K's Caitlyn's Mad Science Birthday Party
Lisa M's Classic Boys Camp Out Party
Ann P's Around the World Party
Beth K's Toy Story - Jessie & Woody Party
Jane R's Top Secret Military Mission
We've seen a lot of gorgeous cowgirl parties on our site. It's a great theme for the girl who loves horses. Some of the parties involved real horses, some involved imaginary one. All are super creative. Take a look...
Tiffany C's Cowgirl Carnival
Aimee P's Ranch Cowgirl Party
Erin V's Vintage Cowgirl Party
Kate P's Bailey's Farm Party
Kelly S's Pink Cowgirl Party
What creativity! Yippie ki yay!