Free New Year's Party Printables from Printabelle

by Jillian Leslie on

Free New Year's Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

The end of the year is approaching fast! Today I'm excited to be sharing this awesome collection of free New Year's party printables from Printabelle to use for decorating your New Year's Eve and New Year's Day parties! Just print them out, cut them out, and start decorating.

The set includes: party invitations, a welcome sign, wine/champagne bottle labels, menu cards, straw flags, New Year's resolution cards, cupcake toppers and a "Happy New Year" banner!

Download Free New Year's Party Printables

Download Free "Happy New Year" Banner

I love how modern and colorful this collection is. If you use our collection, please email me photos at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see what you did with them!

You can see the individual files below:

Free New Year's Party Printables Sign | CatchMyParty.com

Free New Year's Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free New Year's Printable Wine Labels | CatchMyParty.com

Free New Year's Party Printables Menu Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Free New Year's Printable Drink Flags | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Resolution Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Free New Year's Eve Party Invitations | CatchMyParty.com

Free New Year's Printable Cupcake Decorations | CatchMyParty.com

To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

For more inspiration, check out these amazing New Year's parties on our site and all our free New Year's printables!

New Year's Eve Glittered Flutes DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Learn to make these glittered flutes for New Year's Eve! CatchMyParty.com

New Year's Eve is right around the corner. Here's a simple glittered flutes DIY Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine created just for us to add a little sparkle to your celebration!

Supplies:

  • Stemware - wine, martini, or margarita glasses would work great
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam paint brush
  • Glitter
1. Choose your stemware. This tutorial can be for wine, martini, or even margarita stemmed glasses. We used champagne flutes that were glass. You could also use plastic if you want!

Glittered Flutes DIY | CatchMyParty.com

2. Wash and thoroughly dry glasses. Using foam paint brush lightly coat base of glass in mod podge. Using a “fine” glitter, pour glitter over glue. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.

Glittered Flutes DIY Base | CatchMyParty.com

4. Work over a sheet of cardstock so that you can reuse any fallen glitter. Glittered Flutes DIY | CatchMyParty.com

5. Make sure all excess glitter is removed from stem before you serve. Do not wash glittered surface of glass because you will wash off your glitter.

Glittered Flutes DIY Base | CatchMyParty.com

Enjoy your pretty glasses!

Cranberry Wine Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of white wine, chilled
  • 1 bottle of sparkling cranberry juice (We used Trader Joe’s brand.)
Glittered Flutes DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Combine both ingredients. Add fresh fruit or herbs. You can even replace the white wine for champagne! Nearly everything is better with glitter! Especially for ringing in the New Year.

CHEERS! Have a safe and exciting New Year’s Eve!

Glittered Flutes DIY | CatchMyParty.com

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Check out these amazing New Year's parties on our site and get free New Year's printables for your party, too!

4 Beautiful Christmas Parties You Must See!

by Jillian Leslie on

Beautiful Christmas parties | CatchMyParty.com

Today, instead of my typical "4 Favorite Parties of the Week" post, I thought I'd share four of my favorite Christmas parties recently added to our site. There are so many amazing ideas here! There's gingerbread, cookie decorating, a rustic Christmas party and more!

Check out this fun party where the children decorate gingerbread houses, a red and gold rustic outdoor Christmas party in a California park, a cute Christmas dessert table party for kids, and a colorful and fun cookie decorating party for the holidays!

Clockwise from top left:

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We had such a nice time together as a family. Looking forward to the New Year!

Raspberry Jello Shot Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Raspberry Jello shot recipe perfect for your New Year's Eve parties! |CatchMyParty.comThis raspberry Jello shot recipe from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine is perfect for serving to your guests at your New Year's parties and celebrations!

Raspberry Jello Shots Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 3 oz box raspberry Jello
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream vodkav
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • Gold edible hearts ( http://www.joann.com/wilton-edible-glitter-gold-hearts/2426245.html )
  • Heart cookie cutter ( size dependent on how large you want the shots. you can also just cut shots into 1" cubes!)
Instructions:
  • Dissolve Jello in one cup boiling water. Add vodka and 1/4 ice water.
  • Pour jello mixture into a 13x9" baking dish. For thicker shots use a smaller pan.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours, until jello is firm.
  • Using a spatula cut a large square/rectangle from pan.
  • Place portion on cutting board. Use cookie cutter or cut into cubes.
  • Sprinkle with gold hearts! Serve cold.
Raspberry Jello Shot Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

What a fun and delicious way to serve a New Year's Eve drink!

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Check out these amazing New Year's parties on our site and get free New Year's printables for your party, too!

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

As the holidays approach, Strongbow hard cider asked us to come up with a second party food pairing (our first pairing was our quick and easy aioli recipe).

We chose to pair our pepper parmesan crisps recipe with the hard cider because we love the combination of apples and cheese. The cider brings a tangy, tart, appley-flavor, and the cheese brings a salty, unctuous richness that stands up well to the sharpness in the cider. Both play off each other effortlessly.

Plus, the parmesan crisps are one of the easiest dishes you will ever make (a perfect holiday food hack), and you will shocked how delicious they are!

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Ingredients:

  • Shaved parmesan cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper
Directions:

Shave parmesan using the finest grating level on a four-sided grater.

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Ingredients | CatchMyParty.com

Spoon tablespoon-size mounds on to a silicone baking sheet.

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Sprinkle with fresh pepper and pop in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until you see the cheese bubbling and browning.

Pepper Parmesan Crisps | CatchMyParty.com

Remove from oven, let them cool for a minute, and you will have delicious parmesan crisps that go great with salads, dips, mashed potatoes, or like me, you can devour them all by themselves.

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

And if you want to get a little more creative, when the crisps are still hot (and they will be hot, so be careful), use a spatula and your fingers to place them in a mini-muffin tin. They will harden into little bowls that you can fill with your favorite foods.

Pepper Parmesan Salad Cups | CatchMyParty.com

Here I filled mine with tabouli, but they'd work well with any sort of chopped salad or dip, and you have quick and easy appetizers.

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And don't forget the Strongbow...

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Strongbow. The opinions expressed herein are all mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Strongbow.

Holiday Felt Ornament DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Holiday Felt Ornament DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Shauna Krantz from Ella and Annie Magazine, is here to share a last minute holiday felt ornament DIY that would look great on your tree and as a cute decoration on all your presents!

Making ornaments is a fun and creative way to join in the holiday festivities! This DIY holiday felt ornament tutorial is easy and affordable to create.

If you are working with younger kids you can always substitute the needle and thread for quick drying glue. I found a tutorial on Pinterest for these but for the life of me couldn't find any blog post that connected to it. I created an “actual” tutorial to show you how to make them step by step.

What you need:

  • Felt (the colors you choose)
  • Needle and thread
  • Glass or small ramekin to trace your circle
  • Pencil
Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Trace and cut out your circles. You will need 5 circles for each ornament. The larger the circles, the larger the ornament.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Next, you will need a needle and thread. Sew in the center of one circle to create the handle you will use to hang your ornament.

( see video 1316)

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Tie a knot with the two threads to make the hoop.

Lay flat the circle you just threaded. Grab another circle you will now fold into quarters.

First fold in half and then fold in half again. Place on flat circle like a piece of pie! Sew in bottom corner to attach.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Continue with the remaining circles until all four pieces of your pie are attached.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Flip ornament over to the flat bottom.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Fold flat bottom in half.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Fold in half again.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Sew bottom corner into place. Trim excess threads. Make sure not to cut your original loop.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

There you have it! A simple yet beautiful ornament to add to your tree, give as a gift or even attach to a gift to spruce it up! Making an extra large version of these would be perfect for hanging party decor! So many options.

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

Felt Ornament Tutorial | CatchMyParty.com

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Have you seen our last-minute Christmas dessert recipe post? And do you need any free Christmas party printables? We've got them!

9 Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

9 last minute Christmas dessert ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Need some last-minute Christmas dessert ideas? Below are 9 of our favorite recipes for you to whip up this holiday!

We've got yummy cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, and even peppermint bark. These have all been tested for ease and deliciousness. So spend less time baking and more time enjoying your holiday with friends and family!

And if you make any, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(d0t)com and let me know how you enjoyed them. If there's one recipe to try, I say go for the perfect sugar cookies, they're simple, versatile, and so tasty!

1. Red Velvet Christmas Tree Brownies

Red Velvet Christmas tree brownie recipe | CatchMyParty.com

2. Vanilla Heart Cookies

Vanilla heart cookie recipe | CatchMyParty.com

3. Jammy Dodger Cookies

Jammy Dodger Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

4. Perfect Sugar Cookies

Perfect Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

5. Marshmallow Snowman Cupcakes

Mashmallow snowman recipe | CatchMyParty.com

6. Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Chewy Gingersnap cookies recipe | CatchMyParty.com

7. Easy Eggnog Pound Cake

Eggnog pound cake recipe | CatchMyParty.com

8. Santa Claus Cupcakes

9 last minute christmas dessert ideas including these Santa Cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

9. Peppermint Bark

9 last minute christmas dessert ideas including this peppermint bark| CatchMyParty.com

To help you plan your holiday parties, please check out these awesome Christmas parties on our site for ideas, and our free Christmas party printables!

A Floral Fox Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Floral fox party and more | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week are so gorgeous!!

Check out this stunning girl birthday floral fox party, a delightful Despicable Me boy birthday party with lots of fun Minions, a beautiful pink Christmas party with amazing cakes and sweets, and a pastel under the sea mermaid girl birthday party with starfish and adorable mermaids!

Clockwise from top left:

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas this week! We're in Las Vegas for some quick pre-Christmas fun. We went to the buffet at Caesar's Palace tonight. If you like buffets I highly recommend it. And now I'm so stuffed!

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by Strongbow to come up with a recipe that would pair well with the flavors in their hard apple cider. When I think of drinking hard ciders, with their warm apple-y bite, I think about hanging out with friends on a winter day in big, bulky sweaters (maybe that's what I'm thinking about right now because it's cold and cloudy here in Northern California). So I wanted to come up with something that would work well for a casual winter get-together.

I love serving French fries when I entertain because... everyone loves French fries. Honestly, do you know anyone who doesn't? But to elevate them, I like to serve them with unique and flavorful dipping sauces. So enter my quick and easy aioli recipe!

I've made aioli a bunch of time before, but in this new recipe I made two important changes. The first was I added apple cider vinegar so it would pair nicely with the Strongbow Apple Gold Hard Cider.

My intention was for both the cider and the aioli to bring a tangy sharpness and strong apple flavor to the mix, but in complementary ways, like two shades of the same color. And it worked! They played off each other beautifully. And adding in some steak fries, with their warmth and salty richness, made for a very satisfying dish.

I loved how this turned out, and I will definitely be serving this this winter. It was delicious and totally totally addictive!

My second change was I used a food processor instead of a mortar and pestle. When I took the ingredients shot above, I wasn't sure I was going to risk it in the food processor, but it actually worked great, and I was able to make the aioli in about five minutes, with no tired hands. This is definitely the way to go.

So check out how I did it...

Quick & Easy Aioli Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (medium sized)
Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Add the garlic cloves, salt, and a couple tablespoons of the olive oil to a food processor. Pulse until the garlic is very finely chopped. If the garlic starts to accumulate on the side of the food processor, use a spatula to push it down.

Add the egg yolks and pulse until completely integrated. Add the remaining oil, about a tablespoon at a time. Pulse after each addition, until that oil is completely mixed in.

Once you've pulsed in all the olive oil, and have a nice light creamy texture, add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and pulse until completely integrated. Repeat with one more teaspoon of vinegar, then one teaspoon of lemon juice.

Aioli is best when served fresh, but you can cover and refrigerate and use the next day.

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.comYum!

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Aioli is one of those great multi-purpose condiments, and I tend to prefer it to mayonnaise because of it's complexity. In addition to French fries, I like to eat it with Brussels sprouts and artichokes, and definitely on turkey sandwiches. It just makes everything taste better!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Strongbow. The opinions expressed herein are all mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Strongbow.

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