Spring Paper Flower Wreath DIY

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

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.
This was a fun craft because I made the whole thing while watching The Voice, and my daughter even got to help with the punching and gluing.
SUPPLIES:
  • 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)

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

DIRECTIONS:

Punch out 6-8 pages full of paper flowers. This can take a while (which is why TV was helpful).

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com
Glue each one flower your styrofoam wreath in layers but in a random pattern. Make sure each layers dries before adding more flowers.
Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com
Once you've covered the wreath in flowers, fold up some of the flower petals to give the wreath a 3D effect. Attach a pretty ribbon (I chose a light pink silk ribbon) and you're done!

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

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!

7 Things You Must Have at Your Ballerina Birthday Party

7 Must Haves for your Ballerina Parties | CatchMyParty.com

Below are 7 must-have ideas for planning a sweet and beautiful ballerina birthday party!

1. Ballerina table settings

Look for lovely decorations for your party table that will fit with the ballet theme.

Ballet table | CatchMyParty.com

2. Ballerina cupcake toppers

Top your cupcakes with amazing detailed fondant creations and paper and tulle tutus, like these.

Ballet cupcake toppers | CatchMyParty.com

3. Tulle table skirt

Dress up the party dessert table with its own tutu, no sewing required!

Ruffle table skirt | CatchMyParty.com

4. Birthday tutu

A colorful tutu like this for the lucky birthday girl would be adorable (and glamorous)!

Pink Tutu | CatchMyParty.com

5. Pink ombre ruffle cake

Ombre and ruffles make a stunning cake for the little ballerina.

Ombre ruffle cake | CatchMyParty.com

6. Ballerina pinata

A ballet slipper pinata is the perfect activity for a ballerina party!

Slipper Pinata | CatchMyParty.com

7. Tiara and tutu party favors

Send every guest home with their own tutu and tiara to remember the event!

Tutus and tiaras | CatchMyParty.com

Check out our site for more ballerina birthday party inspiration!

Earth Day Party Ideas on a Budget

Earth Day party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is here with a sweet kids' Earth Day dessert table. And wait until you see her recycled decorations! 

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.

EARTH DAY PRINTABLES |CatchMyParty.com | Catch

The greens, blues and earth tones worked perfectly with what I already had in my party stash.

Earth Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

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.

Earth Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

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.)

Earth Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

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.

Earth Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

Earth Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

I am so looking forward to celebrating Earth Day, right after Easter, this year.

Earth Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

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.

For more inspiration, check out these Earth Day parties from our site, and if you need additional free Earth Day printables, we've got them too.

 

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week - April 6th

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.

Four Favorite Parties of the Week April 6 | CatchMyParty.com

Clockwise from top left:

Hope your spring is "spring-y." We just came back from a beautiful hike in the foothills. My heart is happy. :)

Easter Cupcake Toppers, Wall Decor and Dessert Tables, plus a Mini Topiary

I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...

Find a large selection of free printable Easter cupcake toppers!

Easter Cupcake Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

Decorate your walls for Easter with some gorgeous wreaths, banners and more!

Easter Wall Decor | CatchMyParty.comCheck out these amazing Easter dessert tables to get inspired for your Easter celebrations!

Easter Dessert Tables | CatchMyParty.com

Learn how to make these adorable, yet simple, mini topiary lollipop treats, perfect for Easter tables.

Mini Topiary Treats | CatchMyParty.com

For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!

Happy 2nd Birthday Grumpy Cat!

Grumpy Cat 2nd Birthday Bash | CatchMyParty.com

Grumpy Cat 2nd Birthday Bash | CatchMyParty.com

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!

Grumpy Cat 2nd Birthday Bash Party Kit | CatchMyParty.com

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...

Grumpy Cat 2nd Birthday Bash Party Kit | CatchMyParty.com

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.

Açaí Grapefruit Raspberry Mocktail Recipe

Açaí grapefruit raspberry mocktail recipe | CatchMyParty.com

There is nothing better than a "girls night in," hanging out with girlfriends (preferably in pajamas), binge watching a show, eating something decadent, like greasy fried chicken, and drinking something delicious.

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

Ingredients:

  • 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
Directions:
  • Add ice to the glass
  • Add the grapefruit juice
  • Add the sparkling water
  • Add the Trop50
  • Garnish with raspberries and mint leaves
Açaí grapefruit raspberry mocktail recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Açaí grapefruit raspberry mocktail recipe | CatchMyParty.com

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.

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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.

Easter Egg Mini Candy Wreath DIY

Easter egg mini candy wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

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.

Mini Easter Egg Wreath | CatchMyParty.com

SUPPLIES:

  • Candy (I used Mini Cadbury Eggs and Easter M&Ms)
  • Cardstock
  • Royal icing (I colored mine blue so it would show on the pictures but white is OK)
  • A small Ziploc bag
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Something round to trace a circle (about 2" in diameter)
Mini Easter Egg Wreath | CatchMyParty.com

DIRECTIONS:

  • 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.  
Mini Easter Egg Wreath | CatchMyParty.com
Mini Easter Egg Wreath | CatchMyParty.com
When dry, add a ribbon and tie around a bottle. If you wish, you can make a little bow with some ribbon and "glue" it to the wreath using a little royal icing.

Add a cute straw and you're done !

Mini Easter Egg Wreath | CatchMyParty.com

Thanks, Virginie, for this sweet decoration! To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more party ideas, check out these incredible Easter party ideas and free Easter printables from our site!

Kid-Friendly Sunday Night Dinner Ideas

Kid-Friendly Sunday Dinner Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

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

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week - March 30th

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.

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week March 30 | CatchMyParty.com

Clockwise from top left:

Have a great week! We're on spring break!

 

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