4 Tips for Throwing a Rainbow Party

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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!

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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!

7 Things You Must Have at Your Lego Party

Lego Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

 

Here are seven must-have ideas for throwing an awesome Lego birthday party! If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it. And I just have this feeling Lego parties are going to be even more popular in the coming future!

1. Awesome Lego cake

An amazing cake can be the focal point of the party table.  This one has candy Legos pieces and figures!

Lego Birthday Cake | catchmyparty.com

2. Party activity

Throw some Legos in a glass jar, and set up an easy "Guess how many Legos are in the jar?" game! Lego Party Activity | catchmyparty.com

3. Lego chandelier

Making a hanging chandelier out of Legos is a fantastic, and very original, way to decorate your party! Hang it over the entrance or the party table.

Lego Chandelier | catchmyparty.com

4. Lego invitations

Everyone will be excited for the party when they see these incredible invites with real Legos! Lego Invitations | catchmyparty.com

5. Lego cake pops

Lego head cake pops on a stick will be such a fun treat for the kids to eat! Lego Cake Pops | catchmyparty.com

6. Lego favor bags

Transform favor bags into giant Legos by using Glue Dots and a circle punch to attach matching colored circles to the gift bags! Lego Favor Bags | catchmyparty.com

7. Lego monogrammed letter

The birthday child will love to see their initial made out of Legos If you're feeling super creative, you can even write out the child's whole name! Perfect for dessert table decor. Lego Letter | catchmyparty.com

For more party inspiration, check out all these incredible Lego parties on our site!

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week -- March 2nd

Here are my favorite parties for the week...

A fantastic puppy party for a dog and all of his cute furry friends (no joke), an breathtaking and magical fairy mushroom party with fun activities and gorgeous decor, a festive St. Patrick's Day dessert table with green shamrock cookies and a modern feel, and an elegant and lovely Cinderella inspired party for two sweet little girls.

My Favorite Parties of the Week March 2 | catchmyparty.com

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Once again, you, the CMP community  inspire me with your beauty and creativity, and make my job so rewarding and fun. Thank you!

Mardi Gras Party Ideas + Free Printables!

Mard Gras is Tuesday... Fat Tuesday! To get you in the spirit, check out these stunning Mardi Gras party ideas I put together!

Mardi Gras Party Ideas | catchmyparty.com

And here are some fun Mardi Gras free printables to help decorate your party!

Free printables for Mardi Gras! | CatchMyParty.com

Free printables for Mardi Gras! | CatchMyParty.com

And finally, for even more inspiration, check out these Mardi Gras parties from our site!

Free Oscar Night Party Printables from Printabelle

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I love Oscar night! Even if I haven't seen all the movies, I love the drama, the dresses, the overwrought acceptance speeches... there's something so fabulous about the whole thing.

Here are some free printables to make your Oscar viewing parties that much more glitzy and glamorous (even if you're all watching in your PJs)!

The collection from Printabelle includes: a welcome sign, Oscar ballots (to give your own party some drama), water bottle labels, cupcake toppers, and blank tented cards. Just download the files, print them out, and decorate!

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

Here are the individual files so you can see...

Free Oscar Party Printables | catchmyparty.com

Free Oscar Party Printables | catchmyparty.com

Free Oscar Party Printables | catchmyparty.com

Free Oscar Party Printables | catchmyparty.com

Free Oscar Party Printables | catchmyparty.com

And remember, if you’d like any of these printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $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 inspiration, check out all the amazing Oscar parties on our site!

Blueberry & Raspberry Fruit Leather Recipe

Blueberry and raspberry fruit leather recipe

Applesauce is a snack staple at our house. If left to her own devices, my daughter would live on a diet of cookies, cakes, and candy. She told me so herself just yesterday. It's a running debate at our house as to why we need to eat healthy food, when unhealthy food tastes so much better.

As you can probably guess, getting fruits and vegetables into Lainey can be a challenge. That's why applesauce is such a lifesaver. Lainey loves how sweet it is; I love how good for her it is. I pack an applesauce pouch in her lunch at least twice a week.

Mott's® sent us some new varieties of their Snack & Go pouches -- granny smith, mixed berry, and mango peach -- and Lainey was very excited to try them and discuss them (see serious face below).

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

The Mott's® mixed berry was definitely her favorite. She said it still tastes "apple-y" but had more good sourness to it!

Because Lainey has such a sweet tooth, it can be a challenge to come up with healthy alternatives for her go-to favorite treats. That's where a little creativity comes in, like how I came up with my cinnamon applesauce muffins, and how I started making homemade fruit leather.

Fruit leather is so easy to make. Using applesauce as the base, I usually add some berries to give it color, texture, and some complexity.

This polka dot fruit leather not only look cool, but Lainey thinks it tastes great. That's a huge compliment coming from her! And it's an easy way for me to sneak some more nutrition into her diet. Please don't tell her. :)

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY FRUIT LEATHER RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup raspberries

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Place blueberries in a small pot with a tablespoon of water. Simmer over low heat. Mash the blueberries with a fork to break the skins. Summer until the pulp breaks down, and it is the consistency of a nice gravy. Strain to get the skins out, and cool.

Place raspberries in a small pot and simmer over low heat stirring occasionally. Cool, strain to get the seeds out, and cool.

Spread applesauce thinly (about 1/8 inch thick) on a silpat or parchment paper.

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Using a squeeze bottle, squirt dots of blueberry and raspberry into the applesauce.

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 Bake at 170 degrees for 5-6 hours. You can tell when it is done when the applesauce starts to turn translucent.

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 Peel, cut, and serve!

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Blueberry raspberry fruit leather recipe | CatchMyParty.com

If you'd like to try these new Mott's Snack & Go pouches yourself, I will definitely be buying these for Lainey's lunches and car ride snacks, here's a buy one get one free coupon.

Mott’s® Snack & Go is the nutritious applesauce kids love in a squeezable pouch they can take with them wherever they go. Mott’s is also the only applesauce brand with Box Tops for Education®, helping to support kids’ schools.  Click here to download a buy one get one free Mott’s® Snack & Go coupon.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mott’s® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mott’s®.

12 Delicious Pie Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

12 Perfect Pie Recipes | CatchMyParty.com

Who doesn't love pie? With my famous sweet tooth, I'm all over it.

I put together this collection of eye candy pies because on a cloudy day like today, nothing picks me up more than looking at gorgeous desserts! I hope these pies make your mouth water a little, too.

The first one I will be trying is the dried cherries and brown sugar streusel pie. With that topping, it looks utterly divine! Enjoy!

Compensation provided by Glam Media.

Free Printables for Your Oscar Viewing Party

Are you planning an Oscar party for Sunday? I'm rooting for Gravity because I was so unexpectedly taken by it.

Well, here are some printable cupcake toppers and tented food cards to add a little style to your big Academy Awards night.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

Here's what I did last year for our little Oscar party!

Oscar Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Oscar viewing party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

 

Here are the printable files...

free-oscar-party-printablesOscars_Printable_Tent

For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all these great Oscar viewing parties on our site.

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week - Feb. 23rd

Here are my favorite parties for the week...

An adorable first birthday party with the cute characters from Toy Story, Mr. Fox has his first birthday bash with fun foxes all around, an amazing Mary Poppins party with chalk drawings and more, and a little outdoorsman turns two at this rustic lumberjack birthday celebration.

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week | catchmyparty.com

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If you're just getting back from February break, hope your week was relaxing and fun! Looking forward to seeing all your creativity this week...

 

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