Ninja Party Ideas, DIY Butterfly Mobile, and Butterfly Party Ideas

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

Check out all these fun ideas for a Ninja birthday party, perfect for a boy birthday! Ninja Party Ideas  | CatchMyParty.com

Learn how to make this pretty DIY butterfly mobile. DIY Butterfly Mobile | CatchMyParty.com

With spring coming, here's some suggestions for a butterfly celebration! Butterfly Party Ideas  | CatchMyParty.com

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

7 Cool Party Ideas for St. Patrick's Day!

7 Ideas for St. Patrick's Day | CatchMyParty.com

Here's a list of seven cool things you might want to try out this St. Patrick's Day! For more inspiration, check out all of the St. Patrick's Day parties on our site.

1.  Rainbow candy

A pack of Rainbow Twizzlers  and mini marshmallows make an awesome edible rainbow.  Don't forget the chocolate coins!

Rainbow Twizzlers | CatchMyParty.com

2.  Lucky Charms decorations

Lucky Charms double as a fun decoration, just fill the vase and you're good to go! Lucky Charms | CatchMyParty.com

3.  Green beer

Add a few drops of green food coloring to a mug of beer and you have a perfect St. Patrick's Day beverage! Green Beer | CatchMyParty.com

4.  Green whoopie pies

Green whoopie pies are a yummy themed treat for the holiday, just add some green food coloring!

Whoopie Pies | CatchMyParty.com

5.  Leprechaun hat cake

Transform a green frosted cake into a leprechaun hat for your party guests!

Leprechaun Hat Cake | CatchMyParty.com

6.  Rainbow cupcakes

All the colors of the rainbow appear in these cupcakes baked in polka dot cups! Rainbow Cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

7.  "No pinch" printable sign

Don't forget the "No Pinch" sign to keep everyone safe and pinch free!

No Pinching Sign | CatchMyParty.com

 

For more party ideas, check out these St. Patrick's Day parties from our site, and if you need free St. Patrick's Day printables, we've got them, too.

7 Things You Must Have at Your Hello Kitty Party

7 Must Haves for a Hello Kitty Party | CatchMyParty.com

Here are seven must-have ideas for throwing an incredible Hello Kitty birthday party!

1. Hello Kitty Cake

An amazing cake is a must at any party, like this ombre rose, double decker one!

Hello Kitty Cake | CatchMyParty.com

2. Hello Kitty Dessert Table Backdrop

We've noticed a dessert table backdrop seems to be a must at a Hello Kitty party, like this balloons one!

Hello Kitty Backdrop | CatchMyParty.com

3. Hello Kitty Cookies

Decorated sugar cookies are popular for treats or favors and Hello Kitty cookies are just so cute!

Hello Kitty Cookies  | CatchMyParty.com

4. A Hello Kitty Welcome Wreath

A wreath is a great way to welcome your guests, like this one with it's puffy paper flowers and Hello Kitty sitting pretty!

Hello Kitty Wreath | CatchMyParty.com

5. Hello Kitty Cake Pops

Hello Kitty cake pops are hugely popular. Again, because they're so darn cute!

Hello Kitty Cake Pops | CatchMyParty.com

6. Hello Kitty Pez

Easy idea for a party favor -- we've seen these at a bunch of Hello Kitty parties --Hello Kitty Pez.

Hello Kitty Pez  | CatchMyParty.com

7. Hello Kitty Photo Booth Props

Make some memories with your guests dressing up like Hello Kitty and her friends for a photo shoot! Just put up a backdrop and you're ready to go!

Hello Kitty Photo Props | CatchMyParty.com

For more party inspiration, check out all these amazing Hello Kitty parties on our site!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here with a clever craft to make your St. Patrick's Day pop (literally)!

Here is a fun favor idea for St Patrick's Day! Leprechaun hat poppers!!!

Although the first couple of steps are best done by an adult, the decoration of the hats would a be a fun family project.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

 

Supplies:
  • Craft roll (I used a kitchen towel cut  in 2 inches tubes)
  • Tissue paper (green or black)
  • Cardstock in green, black, and yellow
  • Craft glue and small brush
  • Scissors
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Your choice of candy to fill
  • The printables used are from the free printable page on Catch My Party

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

STEP 1

First you need to close one of the circular ends of your craft tube.

  • Cut a piece of tissue paper about an inch bigger than the diameter of the tube. Use the scissors to cut small slits all around the circle, it will make it easier to glue.
  • Glue the tissue paper circle to one end of the tube with slightly diluted glue, using the brush to gently pull the paper down around the tube.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

STEP 2

Now you need to close the other end of the tube but this time it is the "popping" end, therefore you need a handle to rip the tissue paper open when you pull.

  • Cut a circle of black cardstock slightly smaller than the diameter of the craft tube. Pierce a hole in the middle (with a skewer for example) and thread the twine through. Secure the twine with a knot and you may even tape the knot to the cardstock.
  • Cut a circle of tissue paper bigger than the tube, like you did in step one. Pierce it in the center and thread the twine through
  • You now have a piece of cardstock on top of the tissue paper, with the twine going through
  • Fill the tube with candy
  • Close the tube with the tissue paper (repeat step 1), making sure the card stock is inside the tube
  • You now have a popper, you just need to decorate it to look like a hat

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

STEP 3

Cut all the pieces for the hat from the colored cardstock
  • From the green cardstock, cut:
    • A circle the size of the tube for the top of the hat
    • A rectangle the width of the tube and long enough to wrap around the tube
    • A circle about two inches bigger than the diameter of the tube for the base. Cut a hole in the middle slightly smaller than the size of the tube to make it easier to glue
  • From the black cardstock, cut a 1/2 inch strip to make the belt
  • From the yellow cardstock, cut the buckle

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Now have fun decorating your hats !!!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Thanks, Virginie, for your fun and creative St. Patty's Day craft! 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 St. Patrick's Day parties from our site!

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week - March 9th

Here are my favorite parties for the week...

A rustic party with sweet Little Red Riding Hood and the woodland creatures, a delicious ice cream party where the princesses from Frozen make an appearance, an adorable celebration with the characters from Doc McStuffins, and a fantastic party for Minecraft fans.

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week March 9 | CatchMyParty.com

Clockwise from top left:

 I didn't post this yesterday because I really missed the missing hour! Happy Daylight Savings!

My 6 Party Clean Up Tips

6 Tips for Cleaning Up After a Party | CatchMyParty.com

I love everything about throwing parties except... clean up! In fact, it's one of my least favorite things to do. My husband is of the mindset that we should leave the mess until the morning, but that's just not how I roll. I'm not super Type-A about cleanliness, but I do need to put things back into some semblance of order to be able to go to bed.

So here are my tips for avoiding that dreaded let-down called "after-party clean up."

1. Make sure you've prepped your house beforehand. Clear up counter space to make room for dirty dishes, and make sure your dishwasher is empty before the party even starts.

2. Use disposable flatware, plates, and napkins if you're having a lot of guests. While not the best eco-friendly option, no one wants to run load after load in the dishwasher, which also uses water, electricity, and soap.

3. Enlist a friend, and together do small amounts of clean up during the party. I like to grab a friend, and while we're chatting,  both do a little clearing or putting things back in the fridge.

4. Now that spring is almost here, host your party outside. No one worries about spilled wine on the grass.

5. But just in case, keep a spray bottle of vinegar and water around (my favorite stain remover). It will come in handy when chocolate cake ends up on your white couch.

6. After the party is over, use this mental trick while cleaning up. Instead of focusing on your disheveled house, reminisce about the best or funniest moments of the party (this is fun to do with your husband or friend). It will make the task at hand seem that much more palatable, and probably make you want to do it again... kind of like childbirth. :)

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Healthy St. Patrick's Day Treats, Music Party Ideas, and Rainbow Fruit Skewers

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

Treat your family to some St. Patrick's Day treats, they're healthy!

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Treats

Get into the groove with these music birthday party ideas!

Music Party Ideas

Kids will love these rainbow fruit skewers for a after school snack!

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

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is here with a quick and easy Easter basket craft that is so cute!

Happy Spring everyone. Still waiting for the last snow to melt here in New York, but I see the spring light at the end of the snowy tunnel. Plants are starting to come up, birds are singing, and the chipmunks are starting to dig to recover their winter leftovers.

I have Easter on the mind today. I wanted to share a real easy tutorial that you and the children can craft together using plastic water bottles or soda bottles and some washi tape. Pretty easy, right!

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Step 1: I Cut your plastic bottle the size you want it. Of course you can GO Big and use a 2 liter container and make a darling centerpiece, but I went small, and each guest at our Easter table will have one at their place setting.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Step 2: Making your handle. This is a little tricky and requires two people. I measured out the size handle I wanted and doubled the size so I had two of the same size pieces of washi tape. Then I put stuck them together to make the handle.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

** The key is leaving some room at each end of the handle to stick the handle to your plastic container. Then once you start covering it, the handle will be covered up.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Step 3: Start your washi tape pattern around your basket piece.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com Once you are done – decorate with some Easter grass and a few chocolates or jelly beans.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Didn’t they come out so cute?! The children can make them for their teachers, neighbors and grandparents. I am hoping to find enough plastic bottles around so we can make some to bring over to the nursing home.

Washi Tape Easter Basket DIY | catchmyparty.com

Until next time – Party On Friends and THINK SPRING!

Thank you, Melissa, I love how your crafts turn everyday objects into such sweetnees! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

 

4 Tips for Throwing a Rainbow Party

Rainbow party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party is here with some rainbow party ideas so you can celebrate a birthday, a shower, or even a St. Patrick's Day party with this colorful theme!

Have you thought about throwing a rainbow party? I’ve come up with a few tips + ideas to help you throw your party.

1. Rainbow Decor

You’ll need lots & lots of color! Nothing says rainbow party without it. And adding stripes, or polka dots will add a fun touch! I used many colors, and even paired them with polka dots, and chevron prints.

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

2. Fun Backdrop

A fun backdrop adds so much to a party! I decided to keep my backdrop simple with items I already had around the house, and opted to save the rainbows for the party printables.

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

3. Party printables

Michelle from Printabelle has some of the cutest printable sets I’ve seen. I found her free rainbow party printables here on Catch My Party. I used the printables for the party favors, the drink bottles, straws, and treat bags. You can download the whole rainbow collection and go to town decorating!

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

I also came across the most darling rainbow cupcake toppers by Blanca of Creativities Galore! They were so sweet, and I just knew I had to have them for my rainbow party. I put one in each of the guest’s mini cupcake. Don't they look sweet!

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

4. Fun Party Guest Favors

The possibilities are endless for guest favors, especially for a rainbow party. At my party, each guest got to take home a special handcrafted rainbow party crown made by the very talented Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events and a colorful bottles of bubbles.

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

There really is no right, or wrong way to throw a rainbow party. Just make sure you have lots of color!

Rainbow Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

Thanks, Laura, for all your tips. To learn more about Laura, find her at Laura's Little Party and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more rainbow party inspiration, check out these fantastic rainbow parties on our site!

Disney Frozen Party Ideas!

Frozen Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

 

Here are some amazing Frozen party ideas I put together for Spoonful! And if you want even more ideas we got a ton of Frozen parties on our site to check out!

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