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A gorgeous "April showers bring May flowers" baby shower, a cute birthday party with Winnie the Pooh and friends, a lovely gender neutral baby shower in blue, grey, and coral, and an incredible Madeline girl birthday party with amazing vintage details!
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Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Here are a few of my tips to help you throw a simple but spectacular Father's Day celebration to let Dad know how much you love him!
Step 1: PrintablesMy inspiration for this dessert table, started with these free Mustache Father's Day printables right here on Catch My Party. This gave me my design and color pallette. I then used some coordinating party supplies from the Catch My Party Store to bring my table to life. mini favor boxes (which I decorated with orange tissue paper festooning).
Step 2: Party decor + backdropmustache cupcake picks to decorate my cupcakes and glued my leftover mustaches to my cake stand. I wrapped a small box in mustache wrapping paper, and set my cake stand on top to give it some height.
Step 3: Party suppliesI found mustache straws from the Catch My Party Store, plus these mustache adorned wooden utensils. Because I love mixing patterns, I used blue striped dessert plates with orange plates underneath, blue polka dot napkins, and a yellow piece of chevron fabric as my table cloth. I love how the colors and patterns make such a bold and fun statement!
Step 4: Party treatsWith a very busy family schedule, store bought treats are always an easy way for me to supply my dessert spread. I asked my kids what we should serve and they suggested popcorn, root beer, cupcakes, and donuts, all snacks my husband loves! Father's Day parties from our site, plus our free Father's Day printables, and these mustache party supplies from the Catch My Party Store.
We've got signs for preschool all the way up to 12th grade, so download, print out, and start snapping away and making memories!
This printable set includes: cupcake toppers, straw flags, bottle wraps, and soccer field scrapbooking paper.
Thanks, Jessica, for letting us share your printables with our readers. I know there will be a lot of people around the world who will love them! To learn more about Jessica and see all of her designs, please visit her at OhSoPrintable and on Facebook, Pinterest, and Etsy.
And for more World Cup inspiration, check out all the soccer/football parties on our site.
Shop our collections:
- CUSTOM Rainbow Birthday Party Printables (originally $26.50, now $13.25)
- CUSTOM Rainbow Birthday Party Invitation (originally $16, now $8)
- Superhero Birthday Party Printables (originally $20, now $10)
- CUSTOM Superhero Birthday Party Invitation (originally $20, now $10)
- Pink Rattle Girl Baby Shower Printables (originally $20, now $10)
- CUSTOM Pink Rattle Girl Baby Shower Invitation (originally $16, now $8)
- Blue Rocking Horse Boy Baby Shower Printables (originally $20, now $10)
- CUSTOM Blue Rocking Horse Boy Baby Shower Invitation (originally $16, now $8)
Hi everyone, it’s Melissa here, sharing tips on easy ways to set up your July 4th party tables. I am taking the table from an adult theme to a child's theme in a few easy steps, making the entertaining easy, and giving you more time to spend with the guests!
The first tablescape is for your adult crowd. I used a vintage tablecloth, although not patriotic in pattern, it is in color and looks great on my table. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your linens! Think outside the box!
Each setting has layered plates, mix and matching the patterns and colors.
Coupled with that, are inexpensive small buckets that hold your cloth napkin, wooden utensils, and a paper fan for each guest.
Making the switch to the table for the children is super easy. I changed out the plates for some paper plates, keeping the layering pattern going. I added some licorice to the tins as a fun treat, along with their napkins, fans, and wooden utensils.
Along with the festive (store bought) cupcakes, I added a couple of small gumball machines filled with coordinating colors to the centerpiece (mine are just for looks, as I reuse my gumballs for several parties – I like the look but not what they do to my children’s teeth).
Trying to keep with my “less sugar” theme this year, I found some pins for the children that I used for table “scatter.”
As you can see, changing a few items at your table you can go from an adult theme to a children’s theme in no time flat!
I hope you enjoy your holiday and remember – until next time – Party On Friends!
Thank you, Melissa, for these quick and easy tips, and I love how you recycle your party decor! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at Melissanewell.com.
Here are my favorite parties for the week... wait until you see these!
A glamorous pink and gold safari girl birthday party, a rustic shabby chic western bridal shower, a lovely vintage pony party for a girl's birthday with lots of ruffles, and an orange and blue chevron little man mustache bash first birthday party.
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So for Memorial Day, we were invited over to our friends' house for a BBQ. I love bringing homemade desserts to spread some happiness, so this year I made homemade peanut butter cookies and sandwiched them together with a dollop of Nutella. Do you know "cookie" is a happy word? It makes you smile when you say it. Just try it.
The peanut butter cookies were delicious. I made the dough a little salty so that the sweet from the Nutella would balance it nicely, and it really did. Plus, they were easy and quick to make. Here's how I did it:
PEANUT BUTTER NUTELLA COOKIES
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the dry ingredients: (flour, baking soda, and salt) then set aside.
Add the butter, peanut butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla to a mix bowl, and beat on high until creamy. Mix in the dry ingredients, a third at a time, until completely incorporated.
Cover and move the dough to the refrigerator and chill for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 325F.
Roll the dough into small balls (~1 inch) in the palms of your hand, and put them on a greased cookie sheet (or use a silpat!).
Press the dough down with a fork with 2 perpendicular presses.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Wait at least 15 minutes until the cookies cool. Smear a dollop of Nutella on the bottom of a cookie, and top with a second cookie to make a sandwich.
Makes about 2 dozen cookie sandwiches (4 dozen individual cookies).
Because this post is all about being happy, I was also asked to share what makes me happy about being a mom. Wow, there are so many things, but one that stands out is sharing experiences with my daughter. This weekend I took Lainey to see Top Hat, her first Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie. I love old dance movies and I was curious to see what she would think of an old black and white film, living in her technicolor 3D world.
Something about being a mom and sharing these special moment with her, getting to see the world through her eyes, teaches me about myself... about what's really important to me, why I make the choices I do, and what I truly love. It's through both our similarities and our differences that I understand more about myself and my daughter, and I love that about being a mom.
Nutella® hazelnut spread is a happy start to every day! Pick up a jar of Nutella in the spreads aisle and enjoy it with whole wheat toast, waffles, pancakes, strawberries, bananas and many other foods. Nutella. Spread the Happy™.
One of my little challenges for this year is to make a wreath for my front door for every season/holiday. I just love the welcoming feel a wreath provides.
So of course, I had to come up with a design for the 4th of July! I love the end result and I hope you will too. :)
The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to recreate the wreath.
- Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
- Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
- Star template download
- Hot glue gun
- Optional: A scorer for easier folding
- Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)
Use the template to cut out stars in three different sizes. For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line. Repeat for all 5 points. Fold on every line.
Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two).
Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.