Posts in the ‘Decor’ Category
I love July 4th. I don't know why because in Los Angeles it is always cloudy at the beach. But take a look at these gorgeous July 4th parties people have added to our site. If you are in the need of ideas, here are some great ones! (Click on the photo or link to see the whole party.)
Norene's 4th of July Party
Laura's Americana Luau
Magnolia Creative Co's Budget Friendly Patriotic Party
Molly E's Celebrate our Independence!
Do you need free printables for your 4th of July BBQ? Well, we've got a full assortment for you! (Below are sample images. Click on the link or image to see the full collection.)
Our "Red White & Blue" Collection, designed by Brady from 9 to 5 Mom, includes invitations, party circles, tented cards, drink straw flags, favor tags, sparkler holders with directions (cool, right?!), matchbox covers, and my favorite part… a “Let Freedom Ring” banner.
Our "Star" Collection, designed by Ana of Love Party Printables, includes invitations, party circles, party flags, tented cards (2 varieties), water bottle labels, napkin rings, favor tags, and a “Happy July 4th” banner.
If you use our printables for your 4th of July celebrations, please send photos so I can post them. Wishing you all a fabulous 4th!!
Pinwheel Lane Parties creates custom party decorations like banners, cupcake toppers, favor tags and bags -- all with serious flair!
And no need to print them out and assemble them yourself. They do all the work for you and send you the finished product in the mail. Plus they will customize orders to fit your party needs.
Look at how cute these party packages are...
To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is "like" Pinwheel Lane Parties on Facebook, then come back here and leave a comment that you did just that.
Thank you, gals, for doing this wonderful giveaway with us!
We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00PM (PST). Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use random.org to generate our winner and will notify you by email.
We have been seeing some fantastic Lego parties here at our Catch My Party. Because Legos create infinite possibilities, so do these parties. Plus this is a theme that works great for boys of all ages.
I'm featuring some of my favorite elements from these parties. Click on the link or party photo to see the party the photos came from.
Lisa M's Lego Build a Birthday
Mikie M's Lego 5th Birthday
Stephanie S's Lego Party
Malu Boutique's Albert's 7th Birthday
Shelley K's Lego Star Wars Birthday Party
Melissa M's Lego Party
Skye H's JT's 10th Birthday Party
Mikie M created this amazing Star Wars Party for her son’s 6th birthday. She made a ton of the decorations herself.
Last week I posted the tutorial she put together for her cute R2D2 cups. This week I'm posting the tutorial she made on how to create these cool lightsaber napkin wraps (including the file for the lightsaber handles). Thank you, Mikie!
Moms of Star Wars fans, Mickie has totally hooked you up!
- Napkins - red, blue, lime green or purple (use all one color or a variety)
- Cardstock - either a medium gray tone or white
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Tape - regular or double sided
- Silverware - this is optional but does make it easier to keep the napkins in the shape of a lightsaber
Step 1 Print lightsaber handle image on cardstock and cut out with a paper cutter or scissors. You can download the lightsaber file here. There are 6 handle wraps per page.
Step 2 Place silverware in a stack about an inch from the edge of the napkin. Silverware should hang down past the bottom of the napkin. Fold the napkin over the silverware and continue flipping the silverware until it is completely rolled up. Without silverware simply roll the napkin up.
Step 3 With the napkin edge facing up, place the printed lightsaber handle half way over the napkin and wrap it around the bottom of the napkin. The bottom of the handle should cover the bottom of the silverware.
Step 4 Use tape to secure the handle around the napkin. You can either use double stick tape or regular tape to secure the handle edge to the other side. Make sure the top and bottom of the handle line up.
Step 5 Your lightsaber napkin is now ready! Be sure that the seam is placed face down on a table or towards the back if in a basket or other container. If you want to make a double lightsaber you can unfold the napkin once and place the handle wrap in the middle.
Thank you, Mikie for this fabulous tutorial.
If you haven’t already checked out Mikie’s Star Wars party, please take a look. It's really inspiring.
Also, stay tuned for Mikie's upcoming giveaway where you could win a set of these amazing handmade Star Wars invitations designed by Mikie herself.
Are you throwing a July 4th BBQ? Then you'll want these adorable free "fireworks" July 4th BBQ printables from my friends Noelle and Kerry of Sweet Craft Cakes.
The collection includes: party circles, an invitations, water bottle labels, tented cards, and a fun "Celebrate" banner.
Download the high resolution files for printing:
Thank you Noelle and Kerry for these awesome BBQ printables!
If you use these printables for your July 4th celebrations, please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to show them off.
And finally, take a look at all of our free July 4th party printable collections! There's bound to be something for you!
Mikie M created this amazing Star Wars Party for her son's 6th birthday. She made a ton of the decorations herself for the party including these R2D2 cups. That's right, she designed the labels herself and stuck them on.
Well, people have been contacting her about how she made them, so she generously put together this tutorial and even gave us the labels for you to download. Seriously, Mikie, how generous, thank you!
So for those of you throwing Star Wars parties in the near future, you can make these great R2D2 cups to with very little effort. See for yourself...
- White cups with lids (which are available here.)
- 8 ½ x 11 white ink jet labels or white paper and double stick tape (if you use paper and tape, apply the double stick tape to the back of both labels and then apply them as instructed below)
- Scissors (optional: paper trimmer and/or circle cutter)
- 5/8 inch circle punch
- Ink pen or pencil
Step 1 Print Image
- Print out R2-D2 image on ink jet label or paper. You can download the label here. There are 3 cup labels per sheet.
- Cut out cup labels using scissors. You can use a paper trimmer on the sides but the top and bottom are slightly curved to fit the shape of the cup so they need to be cut out by hand. Be sure to cut off the black guide lines.
- Cut out lid labels with scissors or circle cutter. If using a circle cutter set it for just under 2 ½ inches. Be sure to cut off the black guide line.
Step 3 Mark Straw Hole on Lid
- Place the round lid label on the top of the lid. It should fit in the inner circle of the lid. Then hold the label in place as you flip over the lid to mark the straw opening.
- Using a 5/8” circle punch, align the mark in the center of the punch and punch a hole in the label.
Step 4 Apply Lid Label
- Turn the lid back over and peel the backing off the label. Apply to the top of the lid. Be sure to line up the 5/8” hole with the straw hole of the lid.
Step 5 Apply Cup Label
- Remove backing from label and align the top edge of the label just below the top rim of the cup. Once it is properly aligned press one side down at a time making sure you don’t wrinkle the label.
Step 6 Almost done!
- Fill cup with Yoda Soda or your favorite Star Wars beverage and apply lid!
Thank you, Mikie, for creating this tutorial for our readers (including the image). How sweet!
If you haven't already checked out the photos from Mikie's Star Wars party, you must. You'll be blown away. And take a look at the other incredible parties Mikie has added to our site.
Also stay tuned for Mikie's 2nd Star Wars tutorial, where she shows you how she made these napkin wrap light sabers.
I've been wanting to know how to make an actual wooden photo booth for a while now, so when I saw that Jeannette from J. at Your Service created a tutorial on how she made hers for her adorable Nate's 2nd Birthday Lil' Monsters Party, I knew this was something I wanted to share.
Take it away, Jeannette...
Since Nate's Lil' Monsters party was posted, I've received tons of emails with requests for a tutorial on the Monster photo booth. This time I took a few photos to show the process... Also to show that I did in fact make them myself!
When I made these carnival game booths for Nate's Carnival party last year, people did not believe that I had made them myself but I'm a very handy woman actually. I work a saw and a drill much better than my hubby (sadly).
I recycled one of my game booths and decided to extend the back wall to make room for the monsters.
The side walls are pre-cut wood boards from Home Depot, measuring 4'x2', priced at about $7 to $8 each. The new back wall is a thinner wood board (sorry I couldn't tell you the type because I don't remember) but that was also pre-cut at 4'x4', around $13. I decided to cut a foot off the side, making the back wall 4' tall by 3' wide. I used a hammer and nails for this, only because I was in a hurry but I recommend screwing them together with thin screws. Much more secure that way.
I didn't bother to paint or touch up the insides since I was going to cover the walls with fabric. Which I forgot to take a picture of but it was very simple. I bought enough fabric to fit the dimensions inside of the booth and with a staple gun, attached the fabric to the walls. Much easier than having to paint it all over again. The fabric I bought in the Downtown L.A. fabric district.
It was now time to cut out some monsters! I purchased another pre-cut board, same one used for the back wall of the booth. I drew the shape I wanted with a pencil and pulled out my jigsaw. By the way...... I LOVE my jigsaw! (Excuse the way I look, but I don't wear make-up when I'm gettin' down and dirty!)
I bought a yard of each color but really only needed 1/2 a yard for each. Each monster measured about 3' tall and about 1 1/2 to 2' wide. I purchased this fabric in Downtown L.A. as well.
Using my staple gun, another of my favorites, I stapled the fabric to the back of each, making sure that the fabric was nice and snug. The facial details, eyes and mouth, were cut from foam sheets, glued on with a hot glue gun. You can get those at any craft store. That is how Charlie and Bud were born! :)
The final product!
Thank you, Jeannette for this great tutorial. I love a woman who knows her way around power tools. :)
If you make a wooden photo booth yourself for your next party, please send photos. I'd love to post them! And if you need some FREE photo booth printables, we've got you covered.
Also, definitely check out the incredible parties Jeannette has added to our site. They are really amazing! And to learn more about Jeannette and her party planning services, please check out her blog, J. at Your Service.
Now that I've featured Minnie Mouse parties on our main site, I thought it was only right to highlight the Mickey Mouse parties.
If you want to add a couple homemade touches to your Mickey Mouse party, check out all the creative ideas here. (Click on the link or photo to see the entire party.)
Heather L's Carter's Mickey Mouse Birthday Party
Amanda M's Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday
Khalia G's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Candy Buffet
Lauren B's 2nd Birthday
Angela W's Roman's 1st Birthday
Helen G's Mickey Mouse Party
Teresa C's Christian's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party
Gabriela R's Twins: Mickey and Minnie