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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week - July 27th

Check out my favorite parties added to our site this week...

A lovely pink and gold ballerina birthday party, an adorable spring kitten girl birthday party, a colorful art boy birthday party, and an amazing Alice in Wonderland birthday party for two little girls.

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week on CatchMyParty.com!

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We have a fun surprise coming today! Stay tuned...

Free Summer Printable Roundup

Free Summer printables and blog hop | CatchMyParty

Now that we're knee deep in summer, and in my house we're even coming down the home stretch because my daughter goes back to school in four weeks, I'm excited to be part of this free summer printable blog hop (with some of my favorite women on the web) and share these summer printables to give you some ideas and inspiration on how to spend your time, or how to decorate a party or two.

Take a look, I promise you'll be inspired!

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For more inspiration and party ideas, check out these awesome summer parties on our site and all our free summer printables!

9 Must-See Circus Parties!

9 amazing circus parties you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

Circus parties are super popular right now, and what's great about them is they work well for both boy and girl birthdays and baby showers. Check out some of the best circus parties from our site!

1. Cute Animal Circus Party

Amazing circus party you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

2. Traditional Circus Party

Amazing circus party you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

3. Girly Circus Party

Amazing circus party you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

4. Colorful Circus Party

Amazing circus party you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

5. Dumbo Circus Baby Shower

Amazing circus baby shower you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

6. Big Top Circus Party

Amazing circus party you've got to see! | CatchMyParty.com

7. Sweet and Feminine Circus Party

Amazing circus birthday party you've got to see! CatchMyParty.com

8. Outdoor Circus Party

Amazing circus birthday party you've got to see! CatchMyParty.com

9. Circus 1st Birthday Party

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If you're planning a circus party and need more inspiration, check out all the fantastic circus parties on our site, our circus party supplies from the Catch My Party Store, and our circus party Pinterest board.

How to Throw a Fun Pizza Party

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by DiGiorno® to come up with a fun way to throw a pizza party using their new DESIGN A PIZZA kit which has all the ingredients you need to bake your masterpiece.

I thought it would be fun to throw a party where the main activity was to let my friends create their own pizzas. I love activities at parties, especially if they involve food. I think it creates a playful vibe, easy conversation and lots of laughter.

I printed out this awesome set of pizza party printables from our site, with every topping label imaginable, plus a whole host of other decorative goodies. You can download the whole free pizza party printables collection here.

The  DESIGN A PIZZA kits come in three varieties:

  • Pepperoni and Sausage with Peppers & Onions
  • Chicken, Green Peppers & Red Onions with Pepperoni
  • Spinach, Tomato & Red Onion with Pepperoni
For our party I used the first two.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Here are the pizzas right out of the box, with all the ingredients in separate pouches.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Here's my invitation.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

I held the party on my back patio. I covered my big table in white butcher block paper to make it feel like a work space.

I put the two frozen pizzas on upside down disposable cookie trays. Then I put out all the toppings in little glass bowls with their corresponding tented labels. I printed out some of the other decorations, and of course, didn't forget the beer and wine.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

I was so excited when my friends arrived.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

They loved the set up, and it didn't take them long to find their creative spirits.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Voilà, a beach ball pizza and a... sort of abstract pizza with lots of meat and very few veggies. :)

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

And here they are piping hot out of the oven.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

And here we all are enjoying our pizzas. They were super cheesy with a thick crunchy crust, and  the toppings added a nice mix of salty, smoky, crisp, and fresh flavors. Plus, I think the fact that we created them ourselves made them extra delicious.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

And because you can't throw a pizza party without cupcakes, here are the chocolate ones I served for dessert.

Tips and free printables for throwing a pizza party! | CatchMyParty.com

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DiGiorno. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DiGiorno.

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Easy Outdoor Summer Party Ideas

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

I love summer parties! This weekend I got to throw one, and I have to say, summer parties are my favorite. It's the casual, easy feel of eating outside, the delicious summer fruits and vegetables, the long days and warm nights, and even the flip flops (and yes, I wore them)...

We invited over some old family friends and their children, and thanks to Pier 1, I got to really style it up (I call my theme "colorful boho"). I also used our new free retro summer printables to help set a playful mood!

The welcome sign was a huge hit with the guests, they all commented on it.

Free summer party printables | CatchMyParty.com

While the guests arrived I put out simple foods to nosh on, and poured some bright, crisp albarino wine.

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty For dinner. I served this beautiful salad straight from the farmer's market...

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

Corn bread...

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

Corn and tomato salad...

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

And a special marinated steak called "Fred's Steak" that we get at our local butcher. It's got this weird black exterior, but tastes amazing on the inside!

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

I was excited to use my new honeycomb drink dispenser. Can you believe up until now, I haven't owned one? (Thank you, Pier 1.)

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

I also set up a little cozy nook for people to have a quiet getaway spot and added my favorite flowers... tulips.

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

For dessert, I served whoopie pies to the kids, always a crowd favorite.

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty And for the adults, an upside down blueberry and peach cake that had the perfect balance of tangy and sweet. I wish I had made it, but it was store bought. :)

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

For those wanting a healthier option, I put out some fresh farmer's market strawberries. They were so sweet, however, it was like I dumped them in a bag of sugar.

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty A fun parting gift for the kids, some crazy glow-in-the-dark lollipops.

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

And I love when a summer party transitions from day to night, and all the lights turn on...

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

Just looking at these photos, makes me think about what a great time we had, and how much fun it is to celebrate with people you love! My takeaway... I need to throw more parties!

Easy outdoor summer party ideas including food and decorations | CatchMyParty

Find what speaks to you.

Pier1Imports_Logo (2) Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pier 1 via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pier 1.

Spicy Habañero Chimichurri Recipe

Spicy habanero pepper chimichurri recipe | CatchMyParty.com

We were asked by Hebrew National to share a recipe using their famous quality franks, so we decided to make a grilled hot dog sandwich topped with some delicious spicy habañero chimichurri!

Originally from Argentina, chimichurri is a marinade usually made from parsley, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice that adds a zing of flavor to all kinds of meat.

We decided to add some heat to our chimichurri with habañero peppers. We love spicy and we thought it would balance the smoky, salty flavors of the hot dog well!

We sliced our hotdog in half,  grilled both sides to get a good char, toasted up some whole wheat bread from the farmer's market, placed our hot dog on a bed of arugula and mizuna (I love greens that add a little bite). Then we topped our hot dog with our spicy chimichurri sauce and added some heirloom tomato slices for acid and crunch.

The whole thing was so easy and yummy! This sandwich is a great way to take your hot dogs to a whole new level this summer.

SPICY HABAÑERO CHIMICHURRI RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • 2 teaspoons of finely diced habañero pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
Spicy habanero pepper chimichurri recipe ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Combine olive oil, parsley, red wine vinegar, garlic, lime juice, and salt and habenero pepper in a bowl. Mix and taste. Two teaspoons of habanero should be medium spicy. Add another teaspoon or two if you like it hot! Let it rest for an hour or two to let the flavors combine.

Spicy habanero pepper chimichurri recipe | CatchMyParty.com

When entertaining in summer, I love putting food out and giving my guests lots of choices.

For a BBQ, I recommend putting out a plate of grilled hot dogs, some sliced bread, some lettuce and tomato, and an array of condiments including ketchup and mustard for those old school flavors. (You can see my Hunt's Tomato Ketchup and Gulden's Mustard here which I served right next to my chimichurri).

I'd give no instructions to my guests on how to make their sandwiches, but let them do the creating. It's more fun that way, and if you can get people talking about food -- their likes and dislikes -- you have a party. In my opinion, there's no better ice breaker!

Spicy habanero pepper chimichurri recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Spicy habanero pepper chimichurri recipe | CatchMyParty.com

With grilling season upon us, everyone is craving an all-American hot dog. What makes a kosher hot dog different? It's all about what makes the cut (and what doesn't). Hebrew National is choosy about what goes into their franks – only 100% pure kosher beef so you know what you’re getting and they taste great.

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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National.”

July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY

July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty
Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here today with us to show us how to make a vintage-looking scrap fabric banner, which is perfect for the 4th of July!

This fabric garland is a fun and easy way to decorate for the 4th of July. I love its rustic look!

July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty
July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty
Here is how to make it in a few simple steps:
July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty
Supplies:
  • 1/4 yard fabric in assorted colors
  • Twine
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty
Start by cutting the fabric in 1 inch wide strips. Using a rotary cutter makes this process super fast.
July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty
1. Cut a length of twine and make loops at both ends for hanging later.

2. Knot a fabric strip around the twine.3. Pull both ends of the strip towards you.

4. Repeat in a pattern of your choice.

July 4th Patriotic Scrap Fabric Banner DIY | CatchMyParty

Thank you, Virginie, for sharing this awesome garland banner with us! 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 July 4th party ideas and free July 4th party printables from our site!

9 Best 40th Birthday Themes for Women

Best Femaile 40th Birthday Party Themes | CatchMyParty.com

If you're a woman turning 40 and want your 40th birthday party to be classy, sexy, and cool, check out these fantastic party themes below. Remember... 40 can be oh so fabulous!

1. Chanel

Nothing says classy like Chanel. Check out the party and you'll see why you'd be celebrating in style.

Chanel 40th Birthday Party Theme | CatchMyParty.com

2. High Heels

Another way to celebrate your love of fashion, is to show off some high heels and bring a sexy, stylish, feminine vibe to your party!

Fashion 40th Birthday Party Theme | CatchMyParty.com

3. Pink Party

If you're looking for something more demure, how about throwing a party all in pink!

Pink 40th Birthday Party Theme | CatchMyParty.com

4. Superhero

What woman isn't Wonder Woman in her own right! Shouldn't you celebrate that way?

Wonder Woman Superhero 40th Birthday Party Theme | CatchMyParty.com

5. Fine, Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Forty

Loving the bold attitude at this 40th birthday. Who says 40 can't be fun!

Female 40th Birthday Party Themes | CatchMyParty.com

6. Fiesta Forty

If you want to add lots of bold colors and flavors to your 40th, think about hosting a 40th fiesta! Wait until you see the leche cakes with 40 candles. Click through.

Fiesta 40th Birthday Party Themes | CatchMyParty.com

7. Old Hollywood Glam

Who wouldn't want a little old Hollywood glamour at their 40th birthday, and a little Audrey Hepburn never hurt!

Hollywood 40th Birthday Party Themes | CatchMyParty.com

8. Bollywood

If you want bright colors and a taste of the exotic, host a Bollywood party. You can even include dancing!

Bollywood 40th Birthday Party Themes | CatchMyParty.com

9. Burlesque

Looking to turn up the sex appeal? A burlesque themed 40th birthday leaves just enough to the imagination but is definitely interesting!

Burlesque 40th Birthday Party Themes | CatchMyParty.com

 For more inspiration, check out all the fantastic 40th birthday parties on our site!

Last Minute Homemade Father's Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Homemade Father's Day gift ideas to do with your children! | CatchMyParty.comIf you need last minute Father's Day gifts for your kids to make, check out our two free printable solutions. The first is printable Father's Day coupons you can put in a jar or Father's Day card and... voila! There are pre filled out coupons ("a hug," "sleeping in," etc.), and blank cards  your kids can fill out themselves.

Free Father's Day printable coupons for Dad! Easy gift your kids can make! | CatchMyParty.com

The second  is a "Hands down... Best Dad Ever!" printable your kids can personalize with their own handprints. Just put the image a frame and you've got a great keepsake for Dad!

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 And if you're planning a celebration for Dad, check out all our Free Father's Day party printable collections you can use to decorate.

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