Posts in the ‘Christmasholidays’ Category

Christmas Ornament DIY Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

first-official-video

I was invited by Tend to create a video, sharing some of my favorite Christmas ornament DIY ideas. I can't tell you how fun this was.

I headed to a cool DIY space in San Francisco called Workshop. They had everything set up there (including a makeup and hair person). Given that I spend most of my days in my office (garage), in my yoga pants, in front of my computer, it was such a change, and I felt like a real celebrity. Kim Kardashian, watch out!

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Fabric Gift Bag DIY

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Fabric Gift Bag DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Shauna Krantz, with Ella and Annie Magazine, is showing us a fabric gift bag DIY today!

I absolutely love wrapping up gifts in fabric. These easy to make drawstring bags are perfect for dressing up those holiday gifts. Make them various sizes. They are perfect for the oddly shaped presents that are nearly impossible to wrap with paper. Best part, the are reusable! A great way to go green this holiday season.

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Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

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Cookie Exchange Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Today we're sharing some fun cookie exchange party ideas from Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party!

'Tis the season for holiday gatherings! I especially love this time of year when we get together with friends, and houses are filled with the yummy aroma of sweet baking. If you’re looking to plan a get-together with friends, I highly recommend putting together a cookie exchange party!

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Polka Dot Glittered Ornaments DIY

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Polka Dot Glittered Ornaments DIY | CatchMyParty.com

 is here with her polka dot glittered ornament DIY so you can easily add a little sparkle to your tree!

These glittered polka dot ornaments are not only pretty for your Christmas tree, but can be perfect for dressing up those gifts! Attach to ribbon and hang on gift bags and wrapped presents, too.

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Christmas Parties and More!

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My 4 favorite parties of the week including Christmas parties! | CatchMyParty.com

Not surprisingly, Christmas parties are such a popular theme on our site right now and you can find two adorable ones in my 4 Favorite Parties of the Week! There a  festive red and green Santa themed Christmas party and a fantastic red and white reindeer themed Christmas party. My other two favorites are a nautical themed baptism with amazing under the sea treats,  and a colorful and whimsical woodland party with cute forest creatures. You will love these four parties!

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  • Wickstead's Eat Me

Santa Claus Cupcakes DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Santa Claus Cupcake DIY | CatchMyParty.com

I love food crafting! When I saw that our snowman cupcakes were such a hit this year, I decided to try my hand at this Santa Claus cupcakes DIY.

Using mostly store-bought items I was able to make these pretty quickly, and I think they turned out so cute. To me these little Santas almost came to life... so much so, that when my daughter bit into one, I actually felt a little pang in my heart. :( I know, the good thing is I can always make more!

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Peppermint Bark Recipe

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Peppermint Bark Recipe for the holidays! | CatchMyParty.com

Here's a delicious and easy peppermint bark recipe from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine that is a fun treat to serve at your holiday parties or as part of a Christmas gift basket!

With the holidays fast approaching, I am getting all my recipes in order for our gift baskets. Ever since I was a little girl I have watched my mother bake. Christmas time for our family is a special time of year. We bake. We bake for family and friends.

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Cute Gift Card Holder DIY

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Gift card holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Every year at the holidays, I give gift cards to my daughter's teachers and a few other people in our community. I know they appreciate them, but to me, the gift cards always feels a little impersonal. That's why I was excited when Target asked me to come up with a gift card holder DIY to find a way to make giving a Target GiftCard® more meaningful.

My first goal was to incorporate this rule: candy + gift card = awesome! Then I wanted to make sure it was easy to do, cute and festive, and inexpensive.

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