I wanted to make a wreath with pretty spring flowers, but I didn't want to use silk flowers, and real flowers would never last, so I decided to make my own flowers out of scrapbooking paper.
- Styrofoam wreath
- 8 pieces of scrapbooking paper in coordinating colors (I used a damask pattern)
- Basic crafting glue
- Flower paper punch (I wish I had multiple size flower punches to use but only had the one)
Punch out 6-8 pages full of paper flowers. This can take a while (which is why TV was helpful).
I created this wreath for the new Bird's Party Magazine. If you love looking at beautiful party photos and inspiring ideas from the best party stylists around, you must check it out!
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My goal in putting this dessert table together was not to buy anything for this party, but to reuse and recycle items I already had!
I also used these free Earth Day party printables from Michelle at Printabelle, and that definitely helped my budget. I am in love with the colors Michelle chose.
The greens, blues and earth tones worked perfectly with what I already had in my party stash.
For my banner, I used the banner pendants from the collection along with a tassel garland that I had from The Flair Exchange. I just had to restring it and use only the white and earth color tassels. It worked out perfect with the party.
For the menu: I filled the plastic tubes with earthy crunchy granola for the children. They can just pop the top and pour right into their mouths!
The green and blue striped goodie bags were embellished with some “candy bar” wraps from the collection to give them an extra pop. (Inside were tattoos and stickers.)
I also put out some dried Granny Smith apple pieces and a cupcake for each to enjoy. Sticking to a "mostly" healthy menu is my goal.
I am so looking forward to celebrating Earth Day, right after Easter, this year.
The children will be going on a nature hike, digging for worms, planting some bulbs, and enjoying what nature has to offer. Until next time – be kind to our Earth and party on friends!
Thank you, Melissa, I love the spirit of this party, and I love that you did with all recycled materials! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.
Here are my favorite parties for the week...
An adorable monkey birthday party for a sweet girl, an incredible dinosaur 'dig" boy birthday party , a pink Minnie Mouse themed birthday party for a four year old girl, and chocolate bunnies and pastels are featured at this lovely Easter celebration.
Clockwise from top left:
I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...
Find a large selection of free printable Easter cupcake toppers!
Decorate your walls for Easter with some gorgeous wreaths, banners and more!
Check out these amazing Easter dessert tables to get inspired for your Easter celebrations!
Learn how to make these adorable, yet simple, mini topiary lollipop treats, perfect for Easter tables.
For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!
Sorry Grumpy Cat, but we're going to party with you! In fact, we're here to help you celebrate your "terrible two" birthday!!
We received this limited edition Party Mix party pack from Friskies to get us started!
And since we, at Catch My Party, know our way around a party, we were asked to come up with great food and gift ideas for the big birthday bash! We're hoping to make Grumpy Cat a little less grumpy with our presents. And we're looking to you, our audience, to pick your favorite gift to send to her birthday party!
Also, in celebration, Friskies is running their 1 million frowns challenge (#1MMGrumpyFrowns), where if you upload a photo of your cat's best frown to the Friskies site or on Instagram using the hashtag #1MMGrumpyFrowns, you will be entered to win a trip to NYC to party at Grumpy Cat's "Super Terrible 2" birthday party on Tuesday April 29th in NEW YORK CITY, plus other great prizes!
We'll also be giving away one of these party packs...
The party pack comes with... Grumpy Cat photo booth props, limited edition Grumpy Cat Party Mix cat treats, party hats, a Grumpy Cat poster, and that adorable plush Grumpy Cat that my daughter has now taken ownership of!
So bring on your "grumpy face" and let's get this party started! Be on the lookout for our next post sharing fun food ideas for Grumpy Cat's big bash, and how to enter our Party Mix party pack giveaway!
This is a sponsored post, paid for by Friskies. But all ideas and fun are mine.
I was asked by Trop50 to incorporate their raspberry açaí juice blend into a yummy drink.
Now that I'm a mom, I can't handle a fancy cocktail the way I used to, so I decided to come up with a refreshing "mocktail" recipe that can, of course, be easily turned into a cocktail, but tastes great on its own. This drink would also be perfect to serve to guests on a hot summer day, it's that refreshing.
I'm always looking for balance in my recipes. So to compliment the sweetness of the juice, I added sparkling water to give it fizz. To add a little acid punch, I squeezed some fresh grapefruit into the glass. And to give it a clean finish, I garnished it with mint.
AÇAÍ GRAPEFRUIT MOCKTAIL RECIPE
- 1/4 cup Trop50 Raspberry Açaí juice blend
- 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup sparkling water
- 1/2 cup ice
- 4 raspberries
- 2-3 mint leaves
- Add ice to the glass
- Add the grapefruit juice
- Add the sparkling water
- Add the Trop50
- Garnish with raspberries and mint leaves
If you're planning a "girls' night in" (and I'll be seriously jealous because I could so use a night with my girlfriends), take a look at all these inspiring pins on the Foodie Girls' Night In Pinterest board.
Also, check out these recipe ideas from Foodie!
Trop50 has the great taste and goodness you expect from Tropicana, but with 50% less sugar and calories and no artificial sweeteners.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.
Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here with a great way to decorate for Easter, something kids will love!Put a smile on your kids' faces this Easter by decorating their drink bottles with a mini Easter Egg wreath!
This is a quick project that is sure to get the little ones excited.
- Candy (I used Mini Cadbury Eggs and Easter M&Ms)
- Royal icing (I colored mine blue so it would show on the pictures but white is OK)
- A small Ziploc bag
- Something round to trace a circle (about 2" in diameter)
- Trace a circle about 2" in diameter on a piece of cardstock.
- Cut a little inside and a little outside the circle to get a ring.
- Place a small amount of royal icing in a ziploc bag and snip the corner of the bag with scissors.
- Use this easy piping bag to pour royal icing onto the cardstock ring (work on a piece on non-stick parchment paper so it will be easy to lift the wreath when dry).
- Now have fun decorating your wreath. Just push the mini eggs into the icing and let dry overnight.
Add a cute straw and you're done !
We sit down for dinner as a family almost every Sunday night. It's a family tradition and fits in nicely with our weekly trip to the Sunday farmer's market.
My daughter, Lainey, does not have the most adventurous palate, so finding dishes that she likes (and we like), can be a challenge.
My solution is whole ingredients. While I might make a traditional spaghetti and tomato sauce dinner, I'll try to use the freshest produce I can find, and I'll try to make the meal from scratch. In fact, most Sundays you'll find us all in the kitchen cooking together.
And somehow when the ingredients speak for themselves, I don't need to add a lot of extra spice (which Lainey is not a fan of), and it still tastes delicious.
I've pulled together some of my favorite recipes from Foodie that would work great for my family. My mouth is already watering looking at that fried chicken! Please browse through and see if these meals will work for your family too.
This post was sponsored by foodie.com
Here are my favorite parties for the week...
Check out this amazing superhero boy birthday party, the children gather for a spring cookie decorating party, an adorable, classic sock monkey party for a first birthday, and a lovely shabby chic party where the girls get to dress up in gorgeous dresses.
Clockwise from top left:
- Boo Boo & Bear's Alex's Superhero Party
- Annina H's Spring Cookie Decorating Party
- Chickabug's Sock Monkey 1st Birthday Party
- Once Upon a Table E's Vintage Shabby Chic Dress Up Party