Posts in the ‘Decor’ Category

FREE Easter Party Printables from Magnolia Creative Co.

Emily of Magnolia Creative Co. designed these adorable "sweet bunny" Easter printables just for us.  Aren't they lovely? Thank you, Emily!

This collection includes: small party circles, large party circles, invitations, favor tags, drink flags, tented cards, party labels, and water bottle labels.

Small party circles

Large party circles


Favor tags

Drink flags

Tented cards

Party labels

Water bottle labels

Download the high resolution files for printing here:

Sweet bunny Easter Printables

Thank you again, Emily, for this great collection!

Also, take a look at Emily's great parties on our site including her most recent Mardi Gras kids' birthday, and to learn more about Magnolia Creative Co. which sells party and event invitations, stationery items, and hand painted ceramic and canvas gifts, please check out their website and Etsy shop.

Check out all the  FREE Easter printable collections on our site.

Harry Potter Parties on Catch My Party

Harry Potter parties are some of the most creative we've seen our main site.  If you're planning one and looking for ideas, you're in luck. You are sure to be wowed by all the clever homemade details in these parties...

Nicole W's Mikayla's Harry Potter Birthday


The dessert table -- take a look at these book cakes!

Troll boogers - love this!

Golden Snitch cake pops

The guests with their hand-carved magic wands

Please RSVP's Potions, Wands and Charms! Inspired by Harry Potter

The drinks and potion table

The houses of Hogswarts

Bertie Bott's beans

Sign on the door - to get to Hogwarts

Rachael L's Harry Potter Movie Night


Berty Bott's beans, wands, and a Howgarts Express sign


Quidditch brooms made from paper bag and filled with popcorn


Robbin M's Harry Potter Party

Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore


Potions class


More jars in the potions lab

The cake

Kelly M's Harry Potter Party

Banner for each house

Certificates - guests rolled a die to determine which house they were in


Drinks served

See all the Harry Potter partie on our main site, and if you throw one, please add it to our site so I can show it off!

FREE Easter Party Printables from Embellish

Our first collection of FREE Easter printable!

I love the vintage feel of these "storybook" Easter printables that Kirsten from Embellish designed for us. This adorable collection includes everything you'll need to throw one sweet party!

The collection includes: party circles, an Easter egg hunt sign, invitations, favor tags, tented cards, water bottle labels, and a "Hoppy Easter" banner.

Party circles / Cupcake toppers

Cupcake wrappers

Easter egg hunt sign


Favor tags

Tented cards and labels

Water bottle labels

"Hoppy Easter" banner (letters)

"Hoppy Easter" banner (bunnies)

Download the high resolution files for printing here:

FREE "Storybook" Easter Printables

"Storybook" Cupcake wrappers

Thank you, Kirsten, for this adorable collection!  To learn more about Kirsten and see her beautiful printables, please visit her Etsy shop, Embellish.

If you use these for your party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty, so I can post them!!

Check out all the  FREE Easter printable collections on our site.

FREE St. Patrick's Day Printables from 9 to 5 Mom

Brady from 9 to 5 Mom designed these delightful FREE St. Patrick's Day printables and we get to give them away!! We must have the luck of the Irish! Thank you, Brady!!

How great would these party circles look at your St. Patrick's Day party, decorating your cupcakes, favors, candy, or even strung together as a garland.

Download the high resolution files for printing here.

Thank you Brady for creating these adorable printables!

And if you use them at your St. Patrick's Day parties, please send photos, I'd love to post them!

DIY Tutorial from a Catch My Party Member - How to Make a Rag Garland

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I saw a photo of this rag garland Jennifer W made for her daughter Riley's 1st Birthday and I thought it was so adorable, I had to ask how she make it. She put together this easy tutorial for us, so a big thank you to you, Jennifer!

When planning my daughter Riley's first birthday party I wanted a unique banner or garland to hang on our fireplace. I saw these rag garlands used in holiday decor on various blogs and decided to try my hand at making one. I used them on the mantle, on the high chair and over the punch bowl. If you love them as much as I do, here's how to make your own.


  • Fabric
  • Twine
  • Ruler
  • Scissors (or pinking shears)

First decide where you will hang your garland and how long it will need to be. Measure out a piece of twine in that length. I add a few inches to each end and add a knot for hanging.

Next choose your fabric. This is a great project to use up your fabric "stash." You could also incorporate ribbon into your garland. For my cupcake party garland I cut my fabric into 9x2 inch strips but you could vary this depending upon the look you want.

Now begin tying your fabric strips onto your twine. Just a single knot, pulled tight. As you tie, push the strips to one end of the garland. Personally I prefer a random look but you could also add strips in a pattern.

Note: For this project it took 10 strips to complete 3 inches of garland.

These rag garland are a fun and inexpensive addition to any party or holiday decor.

Jennifer, thank you again! I love how "shabby chic" they are, which, if you read my blog, is one of my favorite party styles.

Check out the rest of the cute "cupcake" party Jennifer threw for her daughter, Riley. The cupcakes are beautiful and the personalized Jones sodas are a nice touch, too.

Also, if you make a rag garland of your own, please send photos so I can post them.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at  I’d love to show it off!)

FREE St. Patrick's Day Printables from Rose & Cook

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St. Patrick's Day is coming fast and we want to help you decorate your party, so here are some FREE party circles that Rose A from Rose & Cook generously designed for us to give away. Thank you, Rose!

Download the high resolution party circles here.

Rose lives in France, and when I asked her if people in France celebrated St. Patrick's Day, she said, "St Patrick's day is celebrate by some people! :- D In fact I used to live in Aix en Provence, in the South of France, and we used to celebrate St Patrick's day because there are a lot of Irish students there."

Rose also made these savory St. Patrick's day spinach cupcakes with a mix of herbs, garlic, and homemade cream cheese. Yum! The recipe is here, but it's still mostly in French. I wonder if Google can translate it? :)

To learn more about Rose check out her blog Rose & Cook where she provides (in French) easy DIY decorating and cake decorating ideas for all occasions.  Also check out her gorgeous parties on our site. I love how she brings a real flair to what she does.

TRENDS: Mad Scientist Parties on Catch My Party

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I'm loving the trend of Mad Scientist parties. They work for a boy or a girl, the experiments are cool (plus they're a built-in party activity), and they celebrate the geek in all of us. Check out these party photos from our main site...

Shelley K's Mad Scientist Birthday Party Experiments:

  • Soda explosions using Mentos we called volcano eruptions
  • Invisible ink using lemon juice and a blow dryer or candle flame
  • Instant snow
  • Flubber
  • We also used film canisters and made the tops blow off and called them rocket canisters

Christine K's Caitlyn's Mad Science Birthday Party Experiments:

  • Blow up balloons with baking soda and vinegar
  • Instant snow
  • Creating a vortex using 2 plastic soda bottles connected with a tornado tube
  • Diet Coke and Mentos geysers
  • We hired a "Mad Scientist" but I recommend just getting Steve Spangler's Ultimate Science Party kit or buying the experiments individually and doing them yourself

Judy S's Mad Science Birthday Experiments:

  • Bubbling potions with beakers and flasks
  • Dry ice to see how different metals reacted with it
  • The kids got to take home a pet tornado which they thought was super cool!

Katie K's Mad Science 10th Birthday Blast Experiments:

  • Slime
  • Instant snow
  • Color changing milk
  • Lava lamps
  • Elephant toothpaste
  • Also had a microscope with different slides of cool stuff for the kids to look at, a tornado tube, science books, and beakers with dry ice

If you throw a Mad Science party, we'd love to show it off, so please add it to our main site!

TRENDS: Whirly Pops as Cake Decorations

A while back I did a "Trends" post on the popularity of Whirly Pops. Now I've noticed something people are doing with them, decorating their cakes!

Rebecca P's Blake's Winter Candyland Birthday

Whimsical Boutique's Jaimee's Sweet Shop Birthday

Chelsea M's Natalia's Candy Shop Birthday

Shaira P's Aquatic Candyland Birthday

Simply Iced's Chloe's 1st Birthday

If you're inspired by what you see, take a look at all the candy/sweets/dessert themed parties on our main site.

Planning My Daughter's 4th Birthday - Cupcake Toppers From Two Sugar Babies

I'm a big fan of edible cupcakes toppers. I've never even tasted fondant but I think fondant toppers add such a special touch to a party.

So for my daughter's birthday, I've vetoed cake. The logistics are just too hard. Trying to cut it and serve it to 60 hungry people in under five minutes... impossible. So cupcakes it is!

I approached Charynn from Two Sugar Babies about designing toppers for me. I've been a fan of Two Sugar Babies for sometime as I've ogled their stuff on Etsy.

I sent Charynn the custom mermaid designs Lindi from Love the Day created, and given my limited budget, here's what Charynn came up with. How sweet are these sea shell and starfish toppers? I couldn't be more delighted!

No one in our preschool has done fondant cupcake toppers before, so I'm excited to see the reaction! I'll keep you posted...

And thank you Charynn for creating such loveliness for Adelaine!

TREND: Mermaid Parties on Catch My Party

As many of you know I'm in the middle of planning a mermaid party for my daughter, Adelaine, so I'm a little mermaid crazy right now. Here are some fabulous mermaid parties from our main site I'm using for inspiration...

Sherry W's Katie's Under the Sea 4th Birthday Party

Leora T's Mermaid Cupcake Party

Nicole W's Under the Sea Tea Party

Roni Sugar Creations' Mermaids Party

Frog Prince Paperie's Mermaids and Scuba Divers Birthday

Heather C's Princess Under the Sea -- Sophia Turns 3

Agnes O's Maja's Mermaid Birthday Party

Peggy P's Avalee's 2nd Birthday

Oh Goodie Designs' Turning 3 By the Sea

Shawna B's Mermaid Birthday Celebration

For more inspiration take a look at all of our mermaid parties and under the sea parties on our site.

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