Over-The-Top Dessert Tables, Bollywood Parties, and Pretty Purple Parties

by Jillian Leslie on

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Over-The-Top Dessert Tables

If you love over-the-top dessert tables (like me!) then you won't want to miss our Dessert Tables on Catch My Party Pinterest board.

Over-the-top dessert tables | CatchMyParty.com

We pin the most beautiful dessert tables from our site, plus many beautiful dessert tables from other sites! You'll find inspiration for every type of party themes including: Paw Patrol, Minnie Mouse, mermaids, pirates baby showers, bridal showers, and many, many more!

Bollywood Party Ideas

If you're into Bollywood movies and would love to host a beautiful Bollywood Party then we've got just what you need!

 

Bollywood party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

The movies are known for their melodramatic plots featuring heroes and villains, their colorful scenery, lively music, incredibly choreographed dances, and naturally... romance.

Look through our parties for plenty of ideas for food, vibrant colored decorations, desserts, and so much more.

Don't forget to dress up in a colorful sari and get ready to dance!

Pretty Purple Party Ideas

Check out these pretty purple party ideas!

Pretty purple party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Here you'll find so many great ideas for girls birthday parties and purple baby shower, everything from party decorations to cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!

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Crispy Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

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Crispy Spicy Baked Chicken Wings | CatchMyParty.com

Bounty asked me to come up with recipe that would work at a football tailgater or home football party, so I'm happy to share my crispy spicy baked chicken wings. These are seriously the perfect finger food. Just make sure you've got Bounty for cleanup because you'll need it!

The secret to the recipe is baking the wings at high heat. This way, the skin get crunchy while the center stays nice and moist. And the sauce you toss them in is light, spicy, and has a touch of sweetness.

Crispy Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy Spicy Baked Chicken Wing Ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Crispy Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 8
Ingredients:

For the wings

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
For the garnish
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped red jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 500F. Toss the wings in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (we used peanut oil), and a teaspoon of kosher salt. Spread the wings out on a baking sheet and cook until the skin is golden and crispy, about 30 min.

While the wings are baking, you can make the sauce. Add the peanut oil, chili oil, sesame oil, lime juice, brown sugar, salt and soy sauce to a large bowl. Whisk until the sugar has completely dissolved.

When the wings are done, toss them in the bowl with sauce, then move them to your serving tray. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and garnish with chopped basil and diced jalapeno pepper.

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And here they are, so delicious!

Spicy baked chicken wings great for a football tailgate! | CatchMyParty.com

Make sure your have plenty of Bounty paper towels and Quilted Napkins available, because you will need them for messy fingers! Bounty is 2x more absorbent, so think of it as your defense against the mess.

Crispy baked chicken wings great for a football tailgate! | CatchMyParty.com

Just looking at these makes me hungry! And go Stanford Cardinal!

Crispy baked chicken wings great for a football tailgate! | CatchMyParty.com

This post is sponsored by Bounty, but all opinions and ideas are 100% mine! I love Bounty paper towels and use them every day.

Hot Air Balloon Parties, Classroom Parties, and 40th Birthday Ideas!

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Hot Air Balloon Party Ideas

Hot air balloon parties are a great theme for a first birthday! A hot air balloon theme works well for boys, in bold vibrant colors, and for girls in beautiful pastels. Plus this makes a great baby shower theme. You'll find cute ideas here for decorations, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and so much more!

Hot Air Balloon Parties | CatchMyParty.com

Back-To-School Party Ideas

Kids are back at school and what a better way to start off the year with a bang, than with a back-to-school party with their friends! Check out our cool ideas for a fun back-to-school party!

Back to School Party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

40th Birthday Party Ideas

Celebrate your big milestone birthday in true style with these awesome ideas for throwing a 40th birthday bash! You'll find everything from great theme ideas to fabulous decorations, and of course, amazing cakes!

40th Birthday parties | CatchMyParty.com

 

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Ghostly Halloween White Chocolate Bark

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Ghostly Halloween White Chocolate Bark | CatchMyParty.com

I am always looking for unique and easy Halloween desserts. This ghostly white chocolate bark is the perfect sweet treat for school lunches, Halloween party favors, or even to hand out to family and friends!

Ghostly Halloween White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups white chocolate chips
  • Candy corn
  • Candy eyeballs
  • White chocolate Kit Kats
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Wax paper
Ghostly Halloween White Chocolate Bark Ingredients| CatchMyParty.com

Halloween Sprinkles | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Step 1: Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in 30 second intervals in the microwave (mix between intervals). Be careful not to burn the chocolate.

White Chocolate Chips | CatchMyParty.com

Melted White Chocolate Chips | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2: Pour white chocolate on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread the chocolate to desired thickness (I went with ¼”).

Melted Chocolate Chips poured in Wax Paper | CatchMyParty.com

Melted Chocolate Chips spread evenly on the wax paper | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3: Immediately top the melted chocolate with candy eyeballs, white chocolate Kit Kats, candy corn, and Halloween sprinkles.

Melted Chocolate topped with kit kats, candy eyeballs, and halloween sprinkles | CatchMyParty.com

Step 4: Chill the candy bark in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes until hard.

Chilled Candy Bark | CatchMyParty.com

Step 5: Once chilled, break up the ghostly bark and serve. Store the remaining white chocolate bark in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the fridge.

Chilled and Broken into pieces Candy Bark | CatchMyParty.com

Wouldn't your kids love this?

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I'm an adult, and I would too.

Ready to serve Ghostly Halloween Candy Bark | CatchMyParty.com

This fun food craft was created by our style and craft contributor, Shauna atElla and Annie Magazine! To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

 

Zebra Patterned Parties, Bug Party Ideas and Lovely Fall Wreaths

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Zebra Patterned Party Ideas

If you love Zebra patterned parties then look no further! Check out these wild and fun zebra party ideas, perfect for a stylish female birthday or baby shower!

Zebra Patterned Parties | CatchMyParty.com

Bug Party Ideas

Bug Parties are such a fantastic theme for creepy crawly loving kids.

Bug party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

A great theme for both girl and boy parties! Here you'll find bug cakes, cookies, cupcakes, decorations and so much more!

Fall Party Ideas

Get ready to welcome fall with one of these gorgeous fall wreaths!

Fall wreaths | CatchMyParty.com

You can find many gorgeous ones for sale from our shop owners on our site, and if you want to make your own, check this fall wreath DIY.  Can you believe fall is almost here? Time to take out the sweaters!

 

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Unicorn Princess Party and More!

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This week we had lots of amazing parties added to our site, including a spectacular unicorn princess party you will not want to not miss! It's a girl's dream!

My favorite parties include a unicorn princess party, a cowgirl party, a lumberjack first birthday party and a birthday garden tea party | Catchmyparty.com

My favorite parties this week include the fabulous unicorn birthday party, a cute cowgirl birthday party, an adorable lumberjake first birthday party and an fabulous garden tea partyCheck then out below...

Sweet Jelly Parties' Unicorn Princess Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous rustic dessert table with the flowers and drapes
  • The beautiful table setting and decorations
  • The trail of sparkling dust that leads up to the dessert table
Unicorn Princess Party | CatchMyParty.com

Ana Paula Cs' Cowgirl Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The cowgirl dessert table
  • The adorable birthday cake and toppers
  • The cute cowgirl cookies
Cowgirl birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Lesly Ms' Baby Jonathan's Lumberjack party

My favorite details:

  • The rustic backdrop with the deer head and lumberjack axes
  • The fabulous immersive party decorations
  • The cute lumberjack inspired cookies
Lumberjack birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Ashleigh Nicole Events' Garden Tea Party

My favorite details:

  • The stunning colorful paper flower backdrop
  • The pretty birthday cake with balloons
  • The gorgeous teapot cake pops
Garden Tea Party | CatchMyParty.com

We're in Sonoma, California at my brother-in-laws wedding this weekend. The wedding was last night at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery and it was lovely, rustic, and very romantic!

Michel-Schlumberger Winery

Rustic Wedding Cake | CatchMyParty.com

For me, there's something about being in wine country that renews the spirit. It's the beautiful landscape, the vines teaming with grapes (it's harvest season right now), the incredible farm-to-table food, and the relaxed vibe. It's worth a visit if you've never been. I definitely feel rejuvenated heading home.

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Emmy Award Party Ideas, Not-Too-Scary Halloween Treats, and Beautiful Paris Parties

by Jillian Leslie on

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Emmy Party Ideas

If you're looking for Emmy award party ideas then you've come to the right place. We've got so many  glam Hollywood party ideas!

Emmy award party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

The 68th Emmy awards airs on September 18th on ABC and is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. This years top nominees are Game of Thrones with a whopping 23 nominations, the tv smash The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story with 22 and Fargo has a total of 18.  Who would you like to pick up most of this years Emmys?  Personally my vote goes to Game of Throne!

Not-Too-Scary Halloween Treats

Looking for some Not-Too-Scary Halloween Treats? We've gathered lots of spooky fun sweets! The kids will love them! Not-too-scary Halloween Treats | CatchMyParty.com

Paris Party Ideas

Host a glamorous black, pink and white Paris party with elegant and stylish dessert tables, decorations and wonderful food. Here you'll find everything you need! Paris party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

DIY Football Goal Post, Kid-Friendly Bridal Showers, Bird Themed Baby Showers

by Jillian Leslie on

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DIY Football Goal Post

With football season upon us, how about making a DIY football goal post for your football party centerpiece?

DIY Football Goal Post | CatchMyParty.com

All you need is some 1" PVC pipe, right angle PVC connectors, and a T-shaped PVC connector. After you've built it, just place it in a bucket with rice or sand and... voila!

Hang a free football party printable on it and your party is set.  Get more detailed instructions on making one at She's Kinda Crafty.

Kid-Friendly Bridal Showers

Be sure to look through our beautiful bridal shower parties if you're planning a bridal shower this year.

Kid friendly bridal shower ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Not only are there stunning party ideas, but even ideas for making your party kid-friendly!

You'll find tons of inspiration for beautiful themes, cakes, desserts, and decorations. If you need free bridal shower printables to decorate your party, we have them, too!

Bird Themed Baby Showers

Bird themed baby showers are so adorable and delicate, just like any newborn baby. Plus, I love the idea of a celebration to "feather a new mom's nest."

Bird themed baby showers | CatchMyParty.com

Here, you'll be able to find so many gorgeous ideas, from stunning bird's nest cakes, to bird cage decorations, rustic wreaths, centerpieces and much more.

The theme is so pretty and feminine that you can easily adapt these ideas for a bird themed girl 1st birthday too!

 

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Chocolate Football Strawberries, Football Dessert Tables, and Train Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

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Chocolate Football Strawberries

Football season is almost here, so to get you and your friends in the mood, how about serving these delicious chocolate football strawberries at your tailgater.

Chocolate Football Strawberries | CatchMyParty

DIRECTIONS:

  • Melt chocolate chips or candy melts in 30 second intervals in the microwave
  • Dip strawberries about 3/4 of the way into the melted chocolate, place on parchment or wax paper, and let cool
  • Draw the laces on the football using white Wilton Decorating Gel and store in the fridge until serving

Football Dessert Tables

If you're looking for ideas for a football dessert table, then today is your lucky day!

Here you can find a number of great ideas that you'll love! So get ready for the game with these incredible football themed dessert tables! Don't forget to add the chocolate covered football strawberries to your dessert table!

Football dessert tables | CatchMyParty.com

Train Party Ideas

All aboard! Check out all of these awesome train party ideas! Here you'll find loads of ideas for your son's birthday party. So check out the awesome cakes, cookies, cupcakes, decorations and much, much more!

Roarin' Railroad Parties |CatchMyParty.com

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Pastel Mermaid Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

This week we had lots of amazing parties added to our site, including a delightful Pastel Mermaid Party you should not miss!

My favorite parties this week are the beautiful mermaid bash, a gorgeous garden tea party, a cute Shopkins birthday party and an fabulous garden party!

My favorite parties are a pastel mermaid birthday party, a tea party birthday, a shopkins birthday party and a birthday garden party | Catchmyparty.com

Sarah Sofia Productions' Mermaid Bash

My favorite details:

  • The hand painted mermaid backdrop
  • The gorgeous ombre mermaid birthday cake
  • The colorful pastel balloon display
Pastel Mermaid Party | CatchMyParty.com

Alexandra Bs' Olivia's Garden Tea Party

My favorite details:

  • The fabulous pink, cream and gold paper flower backdrop
  • The stunning birthday cake with flowers
  • The elegant cookies
 

Olivia's Garden Tea Party | CatchMyParty.com

Si Mi Reinas' Matilda's Shopkins Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The fun Shopkins backdrop
  • The adorable birthday cake
  • The cute and colorful cookies
Matilda's Shopkins Birthday Party | CatchMyParty.com

Dream Flavours Celebrations' Kimberly Garden Party

My favorite details:

  • The amazing teapot and teacup backdrop
  • The gorgeous cupcakes
  • The amazing afternoon tea birthday cake
Kimberly's Garden Party | CatchMyParty.com

I hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend. We're heading to San Francisco today to spend time with family.

It's already feeling like summer is over because work is starting to pick up. Are you feeling the same way? I've got more projects due, more conference calls, more travel.

Btw, I'm heading to BlogHerFood16 in Austin Oct. 7-8. I went last year and really enjoyed it. If you decide to go, shoot me an email so we can hook up.

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