Posts in the ‘Party Planning’ Category
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
I had to ask if she'd put together a tutorial on how she made them. Look how fresh and exciting they are!
Tissue tassels and tassels in general will be taking over the party world. Trust me.
I crush hard on the charm of Confetti System. Love and Adore. Seriously + Ridiculously.
Alas, true love comes at a high price. Mama cannot afford to bedazzle her deck with the fabulosity of authentic Confetti System-so she set out to create a similar look and feel of it all. Not that my junk could ever be in the Confetti Class-I was just inspired beyond to create some cute.
I created a passel of tassels for my little chimp's Mario Kart Mustache Mania Rave. Super easy, inexpensive and so much fun + festive impact.
- Cutting mat
- Tissue paper (you can use any tissue paper, metallics,
cello, fleece, etc.)
- Rotary cutter
- Scissors (if you do not have a rotary cutter)
- Twine or string
- Rope or ribbon to string tassels on
Step 1 - For ease, I started with a square size, 20 inches by 20 inches, but you can make these any size or varied sizes.
Step 2 - Cut the 20" x 20" paper in half so you will have two sheets of 20" x 10."
Step 3 - Stack the two sheets on top of each other. The 20 inch side should be horizontal to you. I place some kind of marker up top so I do not cut too far. You need to leave about an inch or so up top. I used a junky pencil for photo purposes. Once you are a pro, you can ditch the marker - you will be able to gauge when to stop.
Step 4 - Take your rotary cutter and cut strips about 1/2 inch wide up to the marker spot. Do this the entire length of the tissue. You are cutting through both pieces of tissue stacked on top of each other. If you are not using a rotary cutter, do the same with your scissors. Much easier with a rotary, but you can use scissors in a pinch.
Step 7 - Take one of the layers and now turn it vertically to you.
For this tissue tassel mini cake bunting, I used the exact same technique-just tiny:)
To see all of Kristy’s handmade party goods and get more fabulous party ideas, take a look at her blog, The Purple Pug. And while you’re at it, take a look at the insanely creative parties Kirsty has added to Catch My Party.
Time is flying. We're already thinking about July 4th over here, so it's time to roll out our first collection of FREE July 4th printables designed by Brady from 9 to 5 Mom. This collection definitely makes me feel proud to be an American. :)
The collection 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.
Download the high resolution files for printing:
- Party circles
- Tented cards
- Tags for drink straws
- Favor tags
- Sparkler holder
- Matchbox covers
- "Let Freedom Ring" banner
If you use these for your July 4th party, please send photos to jillian (at) catchmyparty.com, so I can show off what you do.
I love posting these photos! Jamie M sent in this photo of the ribbon wrapped "5" she made for her daughter's birthday party using this tutorial from our blog put together by Stacy H.
Jamie said, "It turned out cute for our table decorations. Now it's in my daughters room for fun."
Thank you so much, Jamie, for sending this in so I can show it off. Looks amazing!
If you make one of our DIYs, please send photos to jillian (at) catchmyparty.com. I'd love to post them!
I spotted these adorable balloon topiaries at Emily W's Audrey's Art Birthday Party and had to know how she made them. She kindly put this tutorial together, so a big thank you to you, Emily!
I saw the How Does She tutorial for a balloon wreath. It was adorable and figured it would be the perfect addition to my bright, art party decor. I made the wreath then started planning out the rest of the decor and realized I didn't have anywhere to hang it. I loved the balloons and wanted to use them, so I came up with making them in a topiary to use on each end of the food table. Here is how you make it:
- One 6" Terracotta pot or some other container
- One Styrofoam block (cut to fit inside the container)
- One 5" Styrofoam ball
- One 18" wooden dowel (mine was longer and I had my husband cut it down to this size)
- Two packs of greening pins. You really use about 1.5 packs but it's better to have more and not need them than be short.
- 2 packs of small (around 2.25") multi colored balloons (around 72 qty)
- 2 packs of larger (around 3") multi colored balloons (around 72 qty)
- 1 pack of pipe cleaners cut in half
- 1 pack of shredded tissue paper
Next it's time to add the balloons to the styrofoam ball. I tied one of the smaller balloons around the greening pin (yellow balloon) to help hide it. Behind the yellow balloon I placed one or two of the larger balloons. Push the greening pin into the ball. Do this over and over until the entire ball is covered in balloons.
To add extra texture cut the pipe cleaners in half. Wrap one end around the greening pin to hide the edge. Wrap the other end around a pencil or paintbrush. Pull the pipe cleaner off and stretch it out into the coil shape. Add these sparingly around the ball. You can also add balloons behind the pipe cleaner like in step 3. Continue covering the entire ball with balloons and pipe cleaners.
10. For added decoration tie some ribbon around the dowel at the base of the styrofoam ball.
11. To cover your styrofoam block add the shredded tissue on top of it and around the dowel.
12. Congratulations, you are done! These topiaries make great additions to any table because you can change them up by using different colored balloons to match a theme or holiday, paint the dowel and use interesting ribbons, or change up the containers. You can also just make the ball and hang them from a chandelier or the ceiling using coordinating ribbon. Have fun!
To learn more about Emily and her company, Magnolia Creative Co., which sells party and event invitations, stationery items, and hand painted ceramic and canvas gifts, take a look at her website and Etsy shop.
(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!)
Let's say you're throwing your child a birthday and want some custom party printables to take your party to that next level, but think they're just too expensive. Well now you're in luck, because 3 lucky readers will win $50 custom party printable packages from Amy Mattes Designs.
Each package includes: a custom invitation, party circles/ cupcake toppers, flat thank you cards, mailing labels, goodie bag tags or stickers, and a birthday banner. It's everything you need to throw a put-together party!
Here are some of my favorite designs by Amy. But remember if you win, she will design anything for you (except commercial characters because those are licensed).
Pretty cool. So how do you enter? Well, first head over to Amy Mattes Designs and “like” them on Facebook. Then head back to this post and leave a comment saying you did it. It’s that easy!
Thank you Amy Mattes Designs for this fabulous giveaway!
We’ll pick the winner at random on Friday, May 13th at 10:00 (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.
This collection includes: invitations, party circles, favor tags, tented cards, napkin rings, drink flags, party labels, water bottle labels, and a "Happy Mother's Day" banner.
Download the high resolution files here:Love Party Printables.
If you use these for your party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty so I can post them.
Also, check out all of our free Mother's Day printables.
In addition to our gorgeous free Cinco de Mayo party printables, here are some ideas from fiesta parties on our main site for throwing a gorgeous Cinco De Mayo party. (Click on the photo to see what party the photo is from.)
And you've got yourself a party!
Anyone have any other ideas to add? Please comment...
Have a fun and festive Cinco de Mayo and please add your parties to our site so I can show them off!
Push pops are all the rage right now for parties, and Katie from Saving Dates has offered to give one of our lucky readers a dozen push pop containers and a dozen custom labels. How cool is that?!
Push pops are a fun new way to serve your guests mini cupcakes, cookies, candies, ice cream -- anything you can think of -- on a dessert table or as favors, and they're sold out virtually everywhere!
Plus, Katie will design any label you'd like to put on them.
To enter, all you need to do is head over to Saving Dates and “like” them on Facebook. Then head back to this post and leave a comment saying you did it. It’s that easy!
Thank you Katie and Saving Dates for this great giveaway!
We’ll pick the winner at random on Friday, May 6th at 10:00 (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. Shipping is free in the continental US. International winners need to pay shipping.