Free Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards for a Girl Baby Shower

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Free Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards for a Girl Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Free Girl Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards

Last week I posted our free boy baby shower bingo cards, and as promised, Michelle at Printabelle has also designed these free baby shower bingo printable cards for all of you planning girl baby showers!

Just print out the fifteen cards and instructions, and you're ready to go. I always find baby shower bingo to be the perfect ice breaker for your guests. It's a low stress way to get everyone together and laughing.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

Free Girl Baby Shower Printables

And the best part is we designed this set to match our adorable "It's a Girl" free baby shower printables set designed by Green Apple Paperie. Now you can have an entire coordinated party!

Free printable set for a girl baby shower | CatchMyParty.com

Pink and Yellow Party Supplies

And if you need  pink and yellow baby shower party supplies, we've got those too in the Catch My Party Store. We've got everything from all the coolest candy to the pretty tableware to some awesome decorations (including many DIY items). Now you have everything you need to throw a very special party!

Pink and yellow baby shower party supplies | CatchMyParty.com

Hope you now have any easy time putting together an adorable girl baby shower with our free printables and our free baby shower bingo printable cards!

And if you’d like any of the bingo card printables personalized, Michelle will do it starting at just $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

Video Game Boy Birthday Party Ideas and More!

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Video Game Boy Birthday Party Ideas and More! | CatchMyParty.com

Here are my four favorite parties added to our site this week.

I'm usually showing off girl birthdays because they're so pretty, but this week, I'm excited to show off parties where three of the parties are for boys!

For great video game boy birthday party ideas, I'm showing off a Space Invaders Video Game Birthday Party and a Mario Kart birthday! There's also a fantastic LEGO police birthday party  filled with such fun cops and robbers. And because I do love girl birthdays so, here's a beautiful vintage shabby chic girl birthday party with lots of pink to make you swoon!

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My daughter is heading back to school on Tuesday. Goodbye summer, it's been real... On to fall and all that that brings (even though it's still in the eighties here)!

Easy Birthday Party Craft Ideas

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Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

I know people (including myself) struggle to find engaging and inexpensive birthday party craft ideas. A bounce house is great entertainment of course, but what else to keep the kids busy?

I was asked by Elmer's Painters to come up with a DIY with my daughter, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share a party craft that would work great at any kids birthday party, especially a princess or fairy party!

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

I bought these heart-shaped bottles at Michaels for $2 each and a few packs of sticky stencils.

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

Lainey wouldn't even let me lay everything out before she dove in. She began by sticking on the letter and flower stencils, and then couldn't wait to paint them. She loved trying out all the different colors.

What's great about these paint markers is they can work on wood, plastic, clay, glass, metal, foam board, fabric, and ceramic, and they are non-toxic with no funky smell. I felt good letting Lainey create with them.

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

And the best part was she was totally engrossed. She decided after she decorated her first bottle filled with "love" and flowers, that she'd make a second bottle just for potions. (She's reading Harry Potter.)

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

Once the bottles were dry, I attached a ribbon to each one, and filled them with white M&Ms to look like party favors. Lainey was a big fan of the M&Ms!

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

So just think of all the possibilities. You could have your guests paint on tee shirts, jars, wooden boxes, terra cotta pots, mugs, plates... you name it.

(Btw, I've read that if you use the markers on ceramics, you can bake them for 30 minutes at 350 and the paint will become permanent. Now you don't have to have your party at a pottery painting studio. You can do it all at home!)

Birthday party craft ideas! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com

Hope this gives you some easy birthday party craft ideas! If you try any of these, I'd love to know, so please email me a photo!

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Free Printable Lunchbox Notes + Blog Hop

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Free Printable Lunchbox Notes perfect for back to school! | CatchMyParty.com

If your kids gets a little nervous on the first day of school, or if you just want to send a little message saying "you can do it!" check out our free printable lunchbox notes designed by Michelle at Printabelle.

I love sending my daughter, Lainey, to school with these notes to let her know I'm thinking about her. She says they really make her happy!

I usually send them during her first week, but now as I'm writing this, I think I should print out a bunch and have them at the ready, so I can surprise her during the rest of the school year. I believe these little gestures make such a difference!

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes perfect for back to school! | CatchMyParty.com

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE LUNCHBOX NOTES

The lunch notes are part of this entire collection of free back to school printables we have on our site. If you're thinking of throwing a party, take a look at all that we're offering.

Free printable lunchbox notes perfect for back to school! | CatchMyParty.com

 

If you’d like any of the lunch notes or back to school printables personalized, Michelle at Printabelle will do it starting at just $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

And for more back to school party planning ideas, check out these parties on our site!

Also, I'm excited to be part of this free back to school printable blog hop (with some of my favorite women on the web).

Take a look. With planners, bookplates, lunchbox notes, stickers, and more...  they'll be something you'll want to download!

 

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Back to School Free Printable Blog Hop | CatchMyParty.com

FROM TOP - LEFT TO RIGHT

Weekly School Planner - No Biggie

Bulldog Bookplates - Hostess with the Mostess

Good Morning Sunshine Morning Routine Checklist - Kori Clark

Eat Up Lunchbox Back-to-School Stickers - Nest of Posies

I Love You Because Art Prints - Pen N' Paper Flowers

Grade School Photo Signs - Skip to My Lou

Weekly School Calendar - Living Locurto

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe! | CatchMyParty.com

Since we're doing a series of posts with Nutella, and Nutella is one of my favorite foods (ask my husband), I had to share my coconut Nutella oatmeal cookie recipe.

I'm a big oatmeal cookie fan. I love the rustic feel of the oats and the crunchy chewiness of the cookie, but I don't like mine with raisins, only chocolate chips.

So here's my spin... I experimented by making these cookies into thumbprints, and because of the stiff cookie dough, they held their shape quite well during baking. Then I spooned in a little Nutella and sprinkled big coconut flakes on top.

They had the cinnamon oat-y taste I love. They were definitely crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The Nutella gave them just the right amount of gooey chocolatey-ness, and there was just a hint of coconut to make them interesting. These is definitely my new go-to oatmeal cookie recipe!

COCONUT NUTELLA OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Mix the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and oats, in a large mixing bowl. Add the egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla to a second mixing bowl. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Mix in the dry ingredients in three batches until combined.

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Place tablespoon sized balls onto a silpat or lightly greased baking sheet, and using your thumb or finger make indentations in each one.

Bake 8 to 9 minutes until they just start to brown.

When just out of the oven,  use a measuring spoon to give the thumbprints a little more shape.

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Spoon Nutella into a ziplock bag. Snip a small corner of the bag, and pipe the Nutella on to the cookies. Shake the cookies a little to get the Nutella smooth.

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Sprinkle coconut flakes on top and there you have it!

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I just love how they turned out!

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Since Nutella is all about "spreading the happy," they wanted me to share what makes me happy. Well, if you read my blog, you've probably guessed it... cooking, baking, and photography.

Most weekends you'll see me like this, in my yoga pants, high on a step stool or chair, improvising with anything and everything to get the perfect shot.

Coconut Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Recipe! | CatchMyParty.com

I fell in love with photography in high school where I used to develop my own film. Now that I have an iPhone and a DSLR, it's even more exciting because of the immediacy. I snap and there's my photo. Plus, with all the editing software out there, I'm like a kid in a candy store. I find it so creative.

I got into cooking and baking once I started dating my now husband. We took some cooking classes together and we were hooked. It's one of our most enjoyable things to do together, even to this day. Almost all the recipes we post on our blog have his invisible (and sometimes visible) hands in them.

And here's something fun if you love Nutella. The Nutella ‘Spread the Happy’ Sweepstakes is on now through Sept. 1st.  To enter, just submit a photo of your favorite Nutella combo & you’ll be entered to win one of 50 prize packages! The prize packages include:

  • Nutella tote bag
  • T-shirts
  • (1) mug
  • (1) tumbler
  • (1) spreader
  • (2) coupons for free jars of Nutella
To increase your chances, you can enter once a day if you like.

And, to inspire you with ideas, check out all our Nutella recipes!

Nutella® hazelnut spread is a happy start to every day! Pick up a jar of Nutella in the spreads aisle and enjoy it with whole wheat toast, waffles, pancakes, strawberries, bananas and many other foods. Nutella. Spread the HappyTM.

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7 Must-Have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Ideas

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Here are my must-have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party ideas to help you throw an amazing party!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles parties are super popular on our site, and now with the movie opening, I bet it will become even more so!

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dessert table

A fantastic backdrop and dessert table sets the stage for the party, like this one with a green chevron pattern and awesome treats!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas - Dessert Table | CatchMyParty.com

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cake Pops

Cake pops are fun for everyone and these cute turtle pops are perfect for the party!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas - Cake Pops| CatchMyParty.com

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drinks

Themed drinks like this green "Sewer Ooze" are a great way to add interest to the party and create some fun!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas - Drinks | CatchMyParty.com

4. Make Your Own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nunchuks

Make sure you have an activity for the party guests, like making their own nunchuks from pool noodles. Clever!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas - Party Activity | CatchMyParty.com

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cake

An amazing sewer cake is a must, like this one with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the city!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas - Cake | CatchMyParty.com

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Favor Bags

Your guests will love to take home these favors made from green paper bags dressed up with colorful paper masks and googley eyes!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas  - Party Favors| CatchMyParty.com

 

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Supplies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Ideas - Party Supplies | CatchMyParty.com

Here's a selection of party supplies from the Catch My Party Store that would look great at a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party!

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles napkins

2. Green striped mini popcorn boxes

3. Green snack polka dot cups

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles loot bags

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cups

6. Chevron stripe treat cups

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blowouts

8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plates

Check out all our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Supplies here!

Hope you enjoyed these must-have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party ideas! For more ideas, check out all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles parties on our site!

Free Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards for a Boy Baby Shower

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Free Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards for a Boy | CatchMyParty.com

Free Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards for a Boy | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Baby Shower Bingo Printable Cards

Baby shower bingo is such an easy way to add a fun activity to your baby shower. Michelle at Printabelle has designed these free baby shower bingo printable cards to help you put it all together.

Just print out the fifteen cards and instructions, and you're ready to go! I always find baby shower bingo to be the perfect ice breaker for your guests. It's a low stress way to get everyone together and laughing!

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:

Free Baby Shower Printables

And the best part is we designed this set to match our adorable "It's a Boy" free baby shower printables set designed by Green Apple Paperie. Now you can have an entire coordinated party!

Free Boy Baby Shower Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Blue and Yellow Party Supplies

And if you need blue and yellow baby shower party supplies, we've got those too in the Catch My Party Store. We've got everything from all the coolest candy to the pretty tableware to some awesome decorations (including many DIY items). Now you have everything you need to throw a very special party!

 

Blue and Yellow Baby Shower Party Supplies | CatchMyParty.comHope you now have any easy time putting together an adorable boy baby shower! Keep an eye out for our girl baby shower bingo cards that I'll be posting later this week...

And if you’d like any of the bingo card printables personalized, Michelle will do it starting at just $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

Party Planning Ideas Including Mickey Mouse, Chanel, and More!

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To give you lots of party planning ideas, check out my four favorite parties added to our site this week... including Mickey Mouse, Chanel, and more!

I picked a lovely pink and black Chanel Paris baby shower with a beautiful dessert table backdrop. Also, there's an amazingly detailed fishing birthday party for a boy turning five. VBrowse this fabulous Mickey Mouse safari birthday celebration with tons of Mickey fun.  And finally, I'm excited to show off an incredibly creative bowling birthday party with a beautiful cake.

Party Planning Ideas including Mickey Mouse, Chanel, and More! CatchMyParty.com

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Summer is winding down for us. We have one week left, so we're heading to Monterey to check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.

I say this every year, but this was the fastest summer yet. It whizzed by! I'm looking forward to the school year and getting back into our groove. How about you? If your kids are heading back to school, are you sad or happy?

Arendelle Castle Cupcake Holder DIY

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Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.comFrozen parties are so popular on our site! I'm excited that Kaleigh from Krafts by Kaleigh is here with her fantastic Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY that she showed off in her gorgeous Disney Frozen Coronation party. Here's how she did it...

Materials:

  • 9 empty toilet paper rolls
  • 2 empty paper towel rolls
  • 4 sheets of sparkle, white, 12x12 card stock
  • 4 sheets of teal, 12x12 card stock
  • 2 different sized boxes
  • Tape
  • Glue gun
  • White butcher paper
  • Glitter spray (we used Krylon Glittle Blast)
  • Scissors
  • Tooth picks
  • Cone template
  • Arendelle flags (printable from Krafts by Kaleigh) or you can use teal and purpled colored paper
  • Frozen themed straw flags (printable from Krafts by Kaleigh) or you can use teal and purpled colored paper
1.  Pull all your materials together.

DIY Arendelle Castle Cupcake Holder

2.  Wrap boxes in white butcher paper and secure with clear tape. Our box sizes were 16x5.5x3 and 8x4x4.

DIY Arendelle Castle Cupcake Holder

3.  Spray with glitter spray and let dry. HINT: Several coats leaves a thicker, more glittery finish!

Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

4.  Cut out 9 pieces of sparkle white paper measuring 5.75X 4. Cut out 2 pieces of sparkle white paper measuring 5.75X11. Hot glue white sparkle paper around all empty paper rolls. Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

5. Print out a cone shape template and cut out 10 cones from the teal paper. Staple or hot glue teal paper into a cone shape. Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

6.  Add hot glue to the rim of the empty tissue rolls one at a time and place the cone on top of the rolls.

Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

7.  Print and cut out Arendelle flags or cut out flower decorations with your colored paper.

Glue 2, 1 1⁄2” flower flags to the front of 2 paper towel rolls. Glue 4, 1” face flags to the front of 4 toilet paper rolls. HINT: We snipped the ends of our flags to give them more of a flag look!

Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

8. Print and cut at least 3 Arendelle straw flags or make them out of your colored paper. Fold straw flags in half and glue on tooth pick. Hot glue the toothpick flags to the top of the inside of 3 cones that do not have flags glued to the front. HINT: You will have to hold these in place while they dry.

Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

9.  Set up your Arendelle castle!

We put the longer box on the bottom and stood the shorter box up. The paper towel rolls go on the top corners on both sides. On the top of the longer box sits 4 toilet paper rolls and on the table sits another 4 and on the tall box sits 1. Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

10.  Place cupcakes around your castle fit for a queen! NOTE: To add different dimensions, we also included 3 pillars to set 3 cupcakes on!

Arendelle castle cupcake holder DIY | CatchMyParty.com

What a pretty Arendelle castle DIY, thanks, Kaleigh for letting us show it off! To learn more about Kaleigh, please visit her Etsy shopPinterest and Facebook pages.

And for more inspiration, check out these must-see Frozen parties from our site!

Ribbon Wands DIY

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Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, are her with a beautiful ribbon wands DIY using just washi tape, dowels, and ribbon. These ribbon wands would be perfect at a princess or fairy party, or even for pretend play.

Nothing makes a little girl feel more like a fairy princess like the perfect ribbon wand! You can make your very own sparkly and sweet ribbon wand by following these quick and easy steps. They are the perfect addition to any princess ensemble or even as a fun party favor!

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:

  • Thin Wooden Dowel
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Eye hook
  • Washi Tape
  • Scissors
Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

1.) Take your eye hook and screw it into the top of your wooden dowel. Our dowel was made of soft pine and screwed right in, but feel free to drill a starter hole if it won't screw in easily.

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

2.) Next, begin to wrap your wooden dowel in the washi tape (we chose a purple sparkly tape but you can use any colors your like!)

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

3.) Continue to wrap the washi tape around your dowel. This should leave you with a fully covered sparkly wand!

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

4.) Now cut six 12 inch strips of ribbon in your choice of color(s). We chose pink and purple to match our washi tape.

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

6.) Carefully thread your strands of ribbon through the eye hook. Be careful to ensure your ribbon strands are lined up.

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

7.) Tie a knot with the ribbon around the eye hook and pull tight. If your ribbon became a little uneven during the process, simply trim your edge so that they are the same length.

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

8.) This should leave you with a simple yet sweet washi tape ribbon wand for your princess!

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Congratulations on creating your own beautiful and fun ribbon wand, suitable for any little princess or fairy! It can serve as a fun craft or dress up accent for your little one, or  as fun, frilly and easy party favor that all your party guests can take home!

Washi Tape Ribbon Wands DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Thanks Missy and Kristen, my daughter saw these photos and wants one! To learn more about Missy and Kristen, please visit them at Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, and on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

For more inspiration, check out all the princess parties and fairy parties on our site.

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