Posts in the ‘Party Themes’ Category

Back-To-School Morning Checklist

by Jillian Leslie on

This back-to-school morning checklist had makes our transition back to school so much easier | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by Target to share my hack for making back-to-school a little easier. So here it is... a simple back-to-school morning checklist.

Going back to school is definitely not a fun transition in our house. School means structure, schedules, getting up early... ugh.

Tea + Chocolate = Divine

by Jillian Leslie on

Green Oolong Tea | CatchMyParty.com

Skinny Cow asked me to do a Part 2 to my first post on how I indulge myself. So I'm sharing something I do every day that feels decadent, indulgent, and delicious... I drink green oolong tea and chocolate, and I do it in the morning!

After I've gotten Lainey, my daughter, off to school or camp, I come home, and while it's still quiet (my husband works late into the night and sleeps in), I make my first cup of green oolong, and I take a piece of chocolate. I eat my chocolate and drink my tea while I ease into my morning. It's the only way I can face my inbox.

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Want To Know How To Throw An Awesome Budget Star Wars Party?

by Jillian Leslie on

Star Wars decorated cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

Star Wars is huge in my house. When the two teasers came out for the new movie, The Force Awakens, my husband and daughter rushed to watch them, and watched them over and over again.

So when Disney asked me to come up with a few ideas for throwing an easy Star Wars party, I was delighted. I didn't have a lot of time to plan, and I wanted to keep my budget small, so here's how I did it... And I think it turned out great.

{VIDEO} Adult and Kids Pasta Recipes

by Jillian Leslie on

{VIDEO} Adult and kids pasta recipes to satisfy all kinds of tastes, but don't take a long time! | CatchMyParty.com

Check out my newest video with Mode Media on how to create pasta two ways -- one for adults and one for kids.

My daughter is the pickiest of eaters, so I'm used to modifying recipes. These two recipes satisfy our whole family, but don't take a ton of time.

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Trend Alert: Bohemian Tribal Parties

by Jillian Leslie on

Bohemian Trial Parties Roundup | CatchMyParty.com

When I see a new trend showing up on our site, I love to share it.

That's why I've rounded up these beautiful bohemian tribal parties. They have lots of Native American touches like teepees, arrows, dream catchers, and feathers, but to give them a more ethereal feel, the color palette is usually pastel, and there are lots of soft details, like fabric and ribbons.

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How To Make Minions Cookies

by Jillian Leslie on

How to Make Minions Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

The new Minions Movie is opening July 10th, and in celebration, I'm sharing how to make Minions cookies that are easy, and I'm showing off these cute Bounty Minions Print paper towels and paper napkins that will be in stores shortly.

So to make your easy Minions cookies...

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8 Fantastic Father's Day Parties

by Jillian Leslie on

Fantastic Father's Day Parties | CatchMyParty.com

My dad just turned 80 and we had a big party to celebrate in NJ (which is why I'm writing this from my plane heading home). It was a beautiful party and my dad is in great shape for his age, but I still can't believe he's not the young guy I remember from my childhood wearing tennis clothes, driving a Datsun, and sporting a big a mustache. Time has gone so fast.

This is why I believe so strongly in milestones and celebrations, even little one. It's a way to stop and enjoy the people you love, before life moves on.

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Easy Graduation Cap Treats

by Jillian Leslie on

Easy Graduation Cap Treats | CatchMyParty.com

When I first saw these easy graduation cap treats in a party photo added to our site, I thought they were the cleverest thing ever! I did a little research and found out that it was the amazing Bakerella who came up with the idea first.

They are super simple to make, and would look great on any graduation dessert table!

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