Tea + Chocolate = Divine

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Green Oolong Tea | CatchMyParty.com

Skinny Cow asked me to do a Part 2 to my first post on how I indulge myself. So I'm sharing something I do every day that feels decadent, indulgent, and delicious... I drink green oolong tea and chocolate, and I do it in the morning!

After I've gotten Lainey, my daughter, off to school or camp, I come home, and while it's still quiet (my husband works late into the night and sleeps in), I make my first cup of green oolong, and I take a piece of chocolate. I eat my chocolate and drink my tea while I ease into my morning. It's the only way I can face my inbox.

Want To Know How To Throw An Awesome Budget Star Wars Party?

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Star Wars decorated cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

Star Wars is huge in my house. When the two teasers came out for the new movie, The Force Awakens, my husband and daughter rushed to watch them, and watched them over and over again.

So when Disney asked me to come up with a few ideas for throwing an easy Star Wars party, I was delighted. I didn't have a lot of time to plan, and I wanted to keep my budget small, so here's how I did it... And I think it turned out great.

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Kate Spade Bridal Shower and More!

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A Kate Spade bridal shower, a pool party, a fairy party, and a baby shower are my favorite parties this week! | CatchMyParty.com

Hope you all had a fabulous 4th! We went to see Inside Out, which we loved! Personally, I think the movie might give kids a new framework for understanding their feelings. My daughter talked about her feelings a lot yesterday using some of the terminology (and characters) from the movie. It was fascinating to see how quickly she internalized it.

Now drum roll please for my 4 favorite parties of the week... This week I'm featuring a gorgeous Kate Spade bridal shower (Kate Spade parties have become so popular recently on our site!), a bright and colorful swimming pool girl birthday, a lovely shabby chic baby shower, and an enchanted fairy birthday party with beautiful details including an ombre rosette cake!

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{VIDEO} Adult and Kids Pasta Recipes

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{VIDEO} Adult and kids pasta recipes to satisfy all kinds of tastes, but don't take a long time! | CatchMyParty.com

Check out my newest video with Mode Media on how to create pasta two ways -- one for adults and one for kids.

My daughter is the pickiest of eaters, so I'm used to modifying recipes. These two recipes satisfy our whole family, but don't take a ton of time.

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4th of July Party and More!

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My 4 favorite parties include a Lego NInjago party, a fairy party, a 4th of July party, and a pony party! | CatchMyParty.com

It's Sunday again and I'm excited to show off my 4 favorite parties of the week added to our site. Each one has a phenomenal cake, as you can see. It makes me so happy just looking at this collage.

So let's get to it... My favorite parties this week include a fantastic Lego Ninjago party, a pretty and whimsical fairy birthday party, a fun pink & brown pony birthday party, and a fabulous patriotic 4th of July party (with a Rice Krispie treat cake -- oh my!).

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Trend Alert: Bohemian Tribal Parties

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Bohemian Trial Parties Roundup | CatchMyParty.com

When I see a new trend showing up on our site, I love to share it.

That's why I've rounded up these beautiful bohemian tribal parties. They have lots of Native American touches like teepees, arrows, dream catchers, and feathers, but to give them a more ethereal feel, the color palette is usually pastel, and there are lots of soft details, like fabric and ribbons.

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How To Make Minions Cookies

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How to Make Minions Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

The new Minions Movie is opening July 10th, and in celebration, I'm sharing how to make Minions cookies that are easy, and I'm showing off these cute Bounty Minions Print paper towels and paper napkins that will be in stores shortly.

So to make your easy Minions cookies...

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