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 DecorYou’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.
2. Fun BackdropA 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.
3. Party printablesMichelle 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!
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!
4. Fun Party Guest FavorsThe 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.
There really is no right, or wrong way to throw a rainbow party. Just make sure you have lots of color!
For more rainbow party inspiration, check out these fantastic rainbow parties on our site!
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!
An amazing cake can be the focal point of the party table. This one has candy Legos pieces and figures!
For more party inspiration, check out all these incredible Lego parties on our site!
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.
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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!
Here are the individual files so you can see...
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!
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).
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
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup raspberries
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.buy one get one free coupon.
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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!
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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.
Here's what I did last year for our little Oscar party!
Here are the printable files...
For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all these great Oscar viewing parties on our site.
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.
Clockwise from top left:
- Sweet and Clever B's Toy Story Themed 1st Birthday Party
- Stephanie P's Owen's Fox First Birthday Party
- Faith B's Ivy's Practically Perfect Birthday
- Cara M's Little Lumberjack 2nd Birthday