Posts in the ‘Trends’ Category

Party Supplies You Might Be Looking For...

I thought I'd do a roundup of some of the coolest, newest party supplies because a friend of mine was recently trying to do a search online for baker's twine, but didn't know what it was called and had a hard time finding it. So here's are some of the newest party supplies -- what they look like, what they're called, and where you can buy them.

Baker's Twine -- Of course I had to start with baker's twine, which is so popular these days. It comes in a variety of colors, perfect for wrapping favors and gifts, and perfect for adding pizzazz to all your creative party decorations. I love the old-school feel and I love all the colors!


Japanese Washi Tape -- This is Japanese masking tape that comes in a ton of colors and patterns. I use it for wrapping gifts and for decorating anything that needs a pop of color. I've used it on birthday cards, to decorate vases, to give style to pencils, and even to make a colorful lampshade.


Paper Straws -- What I love about paper straws is they are such a quick and easy way to add a little style to your party. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. I see them at parties all over our site ,and I keep a bunch of colors on hand for quick entertaining. Plus, they make great cake pop sticks!


Mason Jars with Daisy Lids -- What a fun, vintage-y way to serve drinks at your party. Just stick a paper straw in the daisy lid and you're set to go -- more environment than paper or plastic cups and much much cuter!


Tissue Paper Pom Poms -- Another quick way to add dimensionality to your party space with soft textures. I especially love pom poms at girl birthdays, baby showers, and bridal showers!


 Paper Candy Cups -- I'm seeing these all over our site right now. They're great for serving individual snacks to little guests!



Circle Punch (2 inch) - We offer over 150 sets of free printable party decorations. To pop out some printable party circles to use as cupcake toppers, labels, and tags, a circle punch is a necessity. It makes everything look more polished and also makes the job of decorating much easier


Paper Treat Bags -- I love sending my guests home with something fun at the end of the party (my favorite being an edible treat), and using these paper treat bags that come in a variety of colors and patterns (polka dot, stripes, chevron, etc.) wraps them up perfectly.


I'll be back soon with more party decoration ideas. If you have a party supply idea you think I need to include, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love suggestions!

{TRENDS} Sock Monkey Parties

One of my favorite themes for boy 1st birthdays and baby showers is Sock Monkey parties. They have a built in retro feel and you can decorate them so easily with sock monkey toys (and other vintage toys), sock monkey cake pops, cookies, and printables!

To see more of these adorable parties, click on the link or the photo...

LOUISE S' Sock Monkey Birthday Party sock_monkey#1

AUTUMN G's Sock Monkey Reed Turns One!!


JENIFER H's Up & Away Sock Monkey 1st Birthda


ILA G's Miles 1st Birthday


JILLIAN B's Sock Monkey 1st Birthday


MARIAH L's Sock Monkey Baby Shower


ANA P's Sock Monkey Shower


AMIE K's Hudson's First Birthday


For further inspiration, check out all the Sock Monkey parties on our site!

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week

It was hard picking just four parties this week. So many wonderful ones were added to our site. But if you want to see some amazing parties, you won't be disappointed with these!


Clockwise from top left:

Can't wait to see what I find next week!




{TRENDS} Awesome Pirate Birthday Parties

I had to show off some of the fantastic pirate birthdays we've seen on our site. The creativity -- from treasure maps, to homemade pirate ships, to pirate themed desserts, to pirate party games -- is incredible! Click on the link or the photo to see the full party below.

 Johanne L's Morgan's 3rd Pirate Bash

Regina P's Drew's Pirate P-AARRRRR-TY

Full P's Ahoy! Pirates

Sweet Inspirations Events' Pirate Maddeness

Katie C's Aidan & Kai's Pirate Party

Susana A's Pirate James Party

Tania P's It's a Pirate's Life

 Lorena C's Ian y Thomas Pirate Party

If you're thinking of planning your own pirate party, check out the free pirate printables we have on our site to help you capture that pirate spirit.

Also for more ideas, check out our entire collection of pirate birthdays (we have close to 100) on our site, and our Pirate Party Pinterest board.

{TRENDS} Incredible Cowgirl Parties

One of my favorite themes for girl birthdays is cowgirl parties! They're rustic, girlie, outdoorsy, and they've often got horses... What could be better?

If you are thinking of throwing a cowgirl party you must look at these parties below. To see each party and read all the details, click on the link or the photo.

Karina R's Vintage Pony Party

Margit F's WANTED - The Naughtiest Baby Around

Jill's Lulu's Cowgirl Chic Roundup

Denise D's Maddison's Cowgirl Birthday


Sandy E's Cowgirl Jamboree

Shayna S's Talia's Shabby Chic Cowgirl Party

Krafted's Cowgirl Birthday Party

Ashley K's Tessa's Cowgirl Party

Marcy G's Our Little Cowgirl Turns 4!

Lynlee's Cowgirl 3rd Birthday

Christina C's Cate's Cowgirl Round-Up!

And if you need free cowgirl party printables, to tie your whole party together, we've got a whole collection of them!

For more inspiration, check out all the fantastic cowgirl and cowboy parties on our site (we've got close to 150). And also take a look at our cowgirl/cowboy party Pinterest board.


{TRENDS} Awesome Football Parties

With the Super Bowl coming up, I had to highlight some of the terrific football parties on our site. (Click on the photo or link to see all the photos from the party!)

Nancy P's Football Party

Keisha's Tailgate at Home

Melissa N's Are you ready for some Football?

Valencia's C's Alden's Football Party

 Michele B's Backyard Football Bash

Catherine W's Pierce's 6th

Laura M's Football Party

For even more ideas, don't forget to take a look at our football Pinterest page!

And check back in a few weeks where we'll be unveiling our new set of Super Bowl party printables!

{TRENDS} Circle Fan Rosette Backdrops on Catch My Party

If you read my Facebook page you know I'm always showing off circle fan rosette backdrops. What I love about them is they're easy to make (you just fold paper like a fan and pinch in the middle, then attach a couple fans together) and they add dimension to a wall or dessert table. Here are some of my favorite circle fan rosettes from our site.

(Click on the photo to see what party they're from.)










We've also got a tutorial in case your interested in making your own circle fan rosette backdrop.

{TRENDS} Curious George Parties on Catch My Party

A trend we're seeing on our site is Curious George parties. What's great about these parties is they classic in feel, plus, it's easy to incorporate both store-bought and personalized items in your party. Here are some of my favorites...

Christopher's 1st Birthday - This is one of the most incredible Curious George dessert tables I've seen and that cake sets the tone for the whole party, plus, I love the bright, festive colors!

Noah's 2nd Birthday Party - This Curious George party feels like a carnival and the Brazilian treats look delcious.

Curious Cammie's 3rd Birthday -- Who says Curious George can't work for girls? This party takes the theme and adds a colorful, girly spin!

Curious Ethan Turns 2 -- A low-key Curious George birthday at the park with some beautiful desserts.

If you'd like to see more, check out all the Curious George parties on our site.

{TRENDS} Baking and Cooking Parties on Catch My Party

Baking and cooking are two of my favorite things to do, so I'm excited that baking and cooking parties have become a major trend on our site.

What's great about them is the built-in activity, the fact that your guests don't go home hungry, and these parties are easy to personalize!

Here are some of my favorite baking and cooking parties from our site... You'll be blown away.

Corrie S's Let's Bake Party! - What an amazing baking backdrop and table. I love the banner made out of cooking utensils and the cupcake liner garland. It really sets the stage for the whole party.

Jennifer H's Papa's Pizzeria Party - I don't know where to start...  from the fantastic dessert table, to the pizza box invitations, to the personalized chef's hats, to the place setting activities. Overall, fantastic job!!

Donna C's Little Miss Homemaker Party -- Not only did the guests bake apple pies but they also got to sew headbands (and apply lipstick)! What perfect little homemakers... My grandmother would approve. Plus, the cake and decorations are beautiful.

Adriana A's Pink Baking Party -- Here the guests made pizzas and flower cookie topiaries. Plus, don't miss the invitations with real cooking utensils. I want one of those.

MKR Creations' Chef Jr.'s 10th Birthday -- And who says cooking and baking parties have to be for girls? Here's a pizza making party for a ten-year-old boy held at a local California Pizza Kitchen.

Hayley's MasterChef Birthday Party -- While no actual baking occurred at this party (just decorating), if you like MasterChef, you will love the creativity of this party!

For more ideas and inspiration, take a look at all the baking and cooking parties on our site. I'm a big fan of this trend!

{TRENDS} My Top 5 Favorite Father's Day Parties

In celebration of Father's Day, take a look at my favorite Father's Day parties from our site!

Super Dad! Father's Day Luncheon - This is the party for those of us who know our dads are really superheroes. :)

Father's Day dessert table - A party that celebrates all things dad (football, cigars, ties, mustaches, and beer).

Sugar Daddy Father's Day Party - Sugar Daddies were my favorite candy as a kid, so I had to show this awesome party off.

Thanks for being a Great Pop! - I love the idea of having a popcorn party to celebrate dad.

# 1 POP - A Father's Day party with a "pop"sicle theme. Great for a hot day.

To see all our Father's Day parties head here. And if you need free Father's Day party printables, we've got five full collections.

The Party Fairy
Forever Your Prints Design Studio
Confetti Prints
Pinklejinx Joy
Lily Pie Studio
Becca Lee Paperie & Design
Lauren Haddox Design
Party Plan-It Designs


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