Posts in the ‘Mothers Day’ Category

Pretty Paper Flower DIY

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Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here with a great gift for Mother's Day, and it's something the kids can do with just a little help!
Are you looking for a last minute homemade gift or project for Mother's Day? Then I've got just what you need! Here is a tutorial to show you how to quickly and easily make a paper flower bouquet using three different types of pretty paper flowers.

The flowers are simple enough for children to make, and with a little help from Daddy, even pre-schoolers will manage to create a beautiful bunch in no time!

Supplies:

  • Crepe paper streamers in various colors (I used pink, yellow, red and green) Note: You could use tissue paper for this project but it would be a lot more delicate to handle and most likely too difficult for little hands
  • Sticks for the stem. I use lollipop sticks but you could also use coffee stirrers or even floral wire.
  • Craft glue
  • Brush
  • Scissors

Directions:

Flower Stem

Cut a piece of green streamer the length of the lollipop stick. Then fold in half lengthwise and cut again so you have two thin strips of paper. You'll use this to cover your lollipop stick.

Brush some craft glue on the paper. Put the stick on one side of the paper and roll it so it is completely covered. Let dry for a few minutes

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Puffy Flower

Cut a piece of streamer about 20 inches in length. Fold like an accordion so you can cut several layers at the same time.

Follow the design below for cutting (you want to create thin pointy petals). Dab some glue on one end of the stem stick and start rolling the streamer around, puffing the flower as you go and securing with more glue every few turns.

Squeeze the base of the flower onto the stick to secure and make sure it is well glued to the stem. Let dry.

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Small Bud

The method to assemble this flower is the same as with the puffy flowers. Just follow the cutting design shown below to make larger petals.

For this small bud you'll want to start by making a couple of turns without touching the petals, so as to create a closed flower center, and then as the flower grows, start pulling the petals out as you roll.

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Daisy

This flower calls for a yellow center. To create the centre, roll a small piece of paper into a ball and then wrap it in another piece of yellow paper, twisting the base to secure. Cut any excess paper.

To attach to the stick, the easiest is to un-twist the base and re-twist around the stick with a little glue to secure.

Pretty Paper Flowers DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Again, use the same assembly method as with the puffy flower above, pulling all the petals out as you roll the paper.

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Wrap a ribbon around your flowers to make a bouquet (you can even use crepe paper), and watch the big smile emerge on Mom's face when you give them to her! Happy Mother's Day!

Pretty Paper Flowers DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Pretty Paper Flowers DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Pretty Paper Flowers DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Thanks, Virginie, for this beautiful gift for Mom! To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more party ideas, check out these incredible Mother's Day party ideas and free Mother's Day printables from our site!

5 Tips for Throwing a Beautiful Mother's Day Brunch

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Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party is here with some easy tips for putting together a beautiful Mother's Day brunch celebration, any mother will love!

Every year I love to put together a small Mother's Day gathering for a few of my girlfriends. I celebrate with my friends the day before Mother’s Day so all my Mom friends can celebrate with their loved ones the day of.

I love planning an outdoor event. There’s something about sipping & nibbling with everyone, while enjoying the birds & trees in my own backyard.

If you’re having trouble thinking of what to plan, hopefully my tips will help point you in the right direction!

And I’m sure you’ll love how Catch My Party can be your one stop party site for party ideas, printables, and a party supplies! I know I do!

Tip 1 - Free Mother's Day Printables

I start my party planning process by looking for a printable set. I love going to the Catch My Party free printables page. They always have sets I love.

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This year, I’m using these "Chandelier" Mother's Day free printables. The colors are fabulous. The set had everything I needed: straw flags, cupcake toppers, a banner, and even digital paper to add my own personal touches - plus so much more!

And don’t be afraid to use the printables for other things. For example, I took a water bottle label and added it to a piece of digital paper and made a Happy Mother’s Day sign. I placed it in a yellow frame and instantly added a special touch to my dessert table.

TIP 2 - Party Decor

One of my favorite things about throwing parties is picking out the decor. From plates and napkins, to ribbon & doilies, the Catch My Party Store has all the latest party supplies for throwing a super sweet party!

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Here are some of the supplies I used from the Catch My Party Store.

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Tip 3 - Party Menu

When planning your  menu, you’ll need to keep in mind the time of day your guests will be there. This year I planned a mid-morning event, so my menu consisted of cupcakes, yogurt parfaits, blueberry shortcakes, and iced tea. I really enjoy easy menu items. And everything on my dessert table was store bought, and super easy to put together!

Cupcakes: These pretty pink cupcakes are strawberry filled! Talk about delicious. I was thrilled that they happened to match my party decor. Top with a cupcake topper, and you’re ready to party!

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Yogurt parfaits: I filled sundae cups with vanilla yogurt, and topped with fresh strawberries, and blueberries. So easy!

Mother's Day Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Blueberry shortcake: I took little shortcake pound cakes and put them inside ice cream cups. I added whipped cream, and topped them off with blueberries. A light treat that was super simple! I added little flag toppers that I made from the straw flag printable by cutting them out, and taping them to sandwich picks.

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Tip 4 - Table setting

I wanted to make my table pretty, and most of all, inviting. I knew the cheery colors from the printables, and pretty party supplies would do the trick!

Mother's Day Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Table cover: At first I had trouble trying to find just the right table cover. When you need a quick solution like I did, you can always use fabric from your local fabric store! I found a nice, yellow chevron print fabric from JoAnn fabric and craft stores. I had them cut it to fit my 6’ table - it turned out to be 2 1/2 yards.

Centerpiece: Flowers are always a nice touch to add for a centerpiece, but this time, I couldn’t pass up the pretty faux greenery that I spotted at Target. It came in a nice white vase that looked nice against the yellow chevron fabric.

Place setting: I found the perfect shade of Caribbean blue plates, with a chevron pattern, over at Catch My Party’s shop. I paired it with a small yellow plate by stacking it on top. I also found some pretty paper doilies that I placed on top of the yellow plates. This worked well for any little treats to add to the guest’s plates.

I wrapped polka dotted napkins with napkin rings that I made from digital paper in the printable set. To add a little extra touch to the napkin rings, I added another color of digital paper by punching out a flower shape, and attaching it to the napkin ring.

Mother's Day Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Tip 5 - Dessert table

I have a favorite piece of furniture that I use for just about every one of my parties. I enjoy painting it to match my party’s theme. I found a pretty shade of watermelon spray paint by Krylon, and went to town on my buffet stand. It came out beautifully, and couldn’t have matched my party decor any more perfectly.

I cut & assembled the Mother’s Day banner {from the printable set} with ribbon, and added it to the front of the table. I then started to add my cupcake stand, and cake plates. There is no right or wrong way to set up your dessert table. I try to make it look appealing, while having it flow nicely with the rest of the party.

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I hope my Mother’s Day party tips were helpful and inspiring for you to create a fabulous party of your own. Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks, Laura, for all your fantastic tips. To learn more about Laura, find her at Laura's Little Party and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more Mother's Day inspiration, check out these amazing Mother's Day parties and celebrations on our site, our free printables for Mother's Day, and our new and improved Catch My Party Store!

Amazing Mother's Day Parties and Free Printables!

Mother's Day is Sunday! What are you planning? If you're entertaining, here are some fabulous brunches and parties to give you inspiration. If you're taking the day off.. more power to you (but please enjoy these photos)!!

To see each party, click on the link or the photo...

Nicole W's Mother's Day Garden Party

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Laura's Little Party's Mother's Day Brunch

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Michelle S's Mother's Day Scrapbook Luncheon

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Crissy's Crafts's Mother's Day Lunch

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Rachel's Mommy and Me Picnic Brunch

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Lynlee B's Mother Hen Brunch

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Norene C's Mother's Day Dessert Table

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Tammy M's Mother's Day Celebration

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Michelle S's Mother's Day Celebration

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Tonya C's "Cute As A Button" party

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And if you need free Mother's Day printables to decorate your brunches and celebrations, we've got six beautiful collections!

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If you want to see even more creativity, please check out all the Mother's Day parties on our site.

{RECIPE} Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes for Mother's Day

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Molly Allen from CakeFYI is back with an awesome dessert for Mother's Day... chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes! Big yum from me on this one, Molly!!

When it comes to dessert, there’s nothing more elegant than chocolate covered strawberries. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect treat to show your love. Why not take it to a whole new level with chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes? These are sweet strawberry cupcakes topped with chocolate glaze and decked with a homemade chocolate covered strawberry!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 1 1/4 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 C Flour
  • 1 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C Pureed Strawberries
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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

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Beat in eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla extract and mix well.

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Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

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Add half of the pureed strawberries and mix well.

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Add another third of the flour mixture, mix, and then add the remaining pureed strawberries. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed. Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.

Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden.

While cupcakes are cooling, make the Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Makes 12 chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 12 Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 C Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
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Directions:

Wash the strawberries and dry them well with a paper towel. Place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

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Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Once melted, stir in the butter until smooth.

Holding the stem, dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate. Swirl the strawberry to remove any excess chocolate.

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Place the chocolate covered strawberries on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, about half an hour.

While Chocolate Covered Strawberries are hardening, prepare the Chocolate Glaze.

 

Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
Directions:

Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Once melted, stir in the butter until smooth.

Combine melted chocolate, powdered sugar, and milk and whisk well.

Assembly:

Once cupcakes have cooled, use a spoon to smooth Chocolate Glaze over top. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate, if desired. Top each cupcake with one Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

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Thanks Molly, for the delicious Mother's Day treat! To learn more about Molly check her out at CakeFYI.

For more Mother's Day ideas, check out these amazing Mother's Day parties on our site and our Mother's Day free printables!

{MOTHER'S DAY} Celebration Inspirations from our Site

With Mother's Day just around the corner, here are some of my favorite Mother's Day inspirations from our site... (Click on the photos to see what parties they're from.)

If you need free Mother's Day party printables, wait until you see the fantastic collections we have! And if you need more Mother's Day inspiration, take a look at all these great Mother's Day parties on our site.

FREE Mother's Day Printables from Amanda's Parties to Go

My friend Amanda from Amanda's Parties To Go is giving away this gorgeous set of Mother's Day printables. Amanda has been a friend since the beginning of Catch My Party. I remember when she first added her parties to our site, I was so excited because I couldn't believe she was going to let me feature them!

Amanda recently changed the name of her company from Shindig Parties To Go to Amanda's Parties To Go and in the process has had to rebuild her Facebook fans. So to download this gorgeous collection, please  like her on Facebook and show her some love!

 

FREE Mother's Day Party Printables from Sweet as Designs

Haley from Sweet as Designs contacted me about giving away this adorable collection of "Cottage Garden" Mother's Day printables. When I saw how cute they were I jumped at the chance!

The collection includes: cupcake toppers, Mother's Day gift cards, chocolate bar wrappers, table cards, gift tags, and bunting.

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Thank you, Sweet as Designs, for offering these delightful printables to our readers.

FREE Mother's Day Party Printables from MJ Paperie

The banner for this new Mother's Day collection says, "Mama's Love." As a mom myself, what could be more everlasting and true.

This sweet set of Pink and Yellow printables were designed by Meredith at MJ Paperie.

The collection includes: 2" party circles, drink flags, tented cards, and of course that banner!

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Thank you, Meredith, I know your collection will make a lot of moms happy! To learn more about Meredith and check out her designs, take a look at her shop,  MJ Paperie.

FREE Mother's Day Party Printables from Love Party Printables

The little children are back and they're here to help you celebrate Mother's Day! Thank you Ana, from Love Party Printables for another sweet and precious collection!

This collection includes: 2" party circles, two "Happy Mother's Day" banners (one girl and one boy), straw flags, napkin rings, party labels, favor tags, water bottle labels, blank tented cards, invitations, Mother's Day cards, and cake toppers.

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Thank you, Ana, for creating such an adorable collection!

To learn more about, Ana, please visit her at Love Party Printables.

Some of My Favorite Finds for Mother's Day

Our Mother's Day guide is filled with so many fantastic homemade items. Here are my favorites in no particular order...

Mom Heart Tattoo Cookies by Baked

Mom Was Right Mother's Day Card by Fantastik Spastik

Fleur de Sel Caramels by Sweetniks

Best Mom Ever Banner by Bekah Jennings

Printable Mother's Day Vintage Tickets by Sueños Encantados

Patchwork Pincushion with Linen Bird by Sew Sweet Violet

Family Platter by HollySlayHandmade Tea Sets

 Edible Vintage Tea Pot Cupcake Toppers by Tasty Prints

Hearts on a Stick by Paper Polaroid

Check out our entire Mother's Day guide. You'll see some great stuff!

Lauren Haddox Design
Blue Sugar Press
Mimi's Dollhouse
Alki Party Treasures
Creative Juice Cafe
So Sweet Party Shop
Spiral Sage
FrogBlossoms
Owlie Powlie
Bird's Party Shoppe

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