Parisian Puppy Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Lots of amazing parties were added to Catch My Party this week, including an adorable Parisian puppy party!  Both Parisian and puppy parties so popular on our site, and the result of the two is such a fantastically chic birthday party!

My favorite parties this week include an adorable Parisian puppy party, a fabulous bridal shower, a cute fox birthday party and a fun circus birthday party.

My favorite parties this week include the adorable Parisian puppy birthday party, a fabulous bridal shower, a cute fox birthday party and a fun circus birthday party. Take a look at them below...

Misha's  Parisian Puppy Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The chic table settings
  • The beautiful puppy and Eiffel Tower cookies
  • The adorable party favor jars with cute little puppies on top in berets
Parisian Puppy birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

14 & Hudson /Paula Clemente Woods' Randi's Bridal Shower

My favorite details:

  • The beautiful table settings and floral center pieces
  • The gorgeous balloon decorations
  • The fantastic mimosa bar
Bridal Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Courtney D's  Crafty Like a Fox birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The cute dessert table
  • The fabulous fox birthday cake - don't miss!!
  • The adorable fox cookies
Fox birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

ADAL Kreation's Aiden's Circus birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The spectacular dessert table
  • The gorgeous circus inspired birthday cake
  • The fantastic circus cookies
Circus birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

How's your Christmas shopping going? For me, almost everything I buy is online at Amazon! How did I deal with malls before!

We just put up two easy holiday treats on our blog. One word... yum! Take a look!

Christmas Jello | CatchMyParty.com

Christmas Pretzel Rods | CatchMyParty.com

For more Christmas inspiration, check out all the gorgeous Christmas parties we have on our site and all our free Christmas printables.

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Christmas Jello

by Jillian Leslie on

Here's a fun recipe for your family this holiday season. How about making some colorful Christmas jello?

Christmas Jello

Ingredients:
  • 3 ounce box cherry jello
  • 3 ounce box lime jello
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Water
Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the red and green jello according to package instructions. Chill overnight so that the jello becomes stiff. I used two 8x8” disposable baking pans to make the red and green jello.

Chilled Green and Red Jello Overnight | CatchMyParty.com

Chilled Green and Red Jello Overnight | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2: Cut the red and green jello into cubes (I found the larger the cube the easier it was to work with).

Tip: Before cutting jello, dip the knife or spatula into hot water. This will help you get a clean cut and avoid the jello breaking apart as you cut.

 

Red and Green Jello Cut into Cubes | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3: Gently arrange the green and red cubes in the bottom of a 8x8” baking dish. Grease the baking dish before you place the jello in. I found it better to place the cubes in the pan, in the pattern I wanted them to be. When you mix them, they tend to break apart. Place in fridge while you prepare the white jello.

Cut Jello Arranged in the Bottom of the Baking Dish | CatchMyParty.com

Step 4: Dissolve the two packets of unflavored gelatin in ½ cup cold water. Boil 1 ½ cups water. Add the ½ cup gelatin mixture to the hot water. Mix until the gelatin dissolves. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir. Allow the milk mixture to cool to room temperature. You can place in fridge for 20 minutes to speed up this process.

Tip: DO NOT pour white jello onto cubes until it is at room temperature. The hot mixture will cause the cubes to break apart.

White Jello | CatchMyParty.com

Step 5: Pour the cooled milk mixture over the red and green jello cubes. Place in fridge overnight to solidify.

White Jello Poured into the Green and Red Jello | CatchMyParty.com

When ready to serve, dip knife into hot water before slicing jello. The hot water creates a clean slice!

Sliced Christmas Jello | CatchMyParty.com

Enjoy!

Awesome Christmas Jello | CatchMyParty.com

Delicious Christmas Jello | CatchMyParty.com

This delicious recipe was created by our style, food, and craft contributor, Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

OTHER CHRISTMAS POSTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Christmas Pretzel Rods

Christmas Pretzel Rods | CatchMyParty.com

Winter Sea Breeze Cocktail

Winter Sea Breeze Cocktail | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, check out all the gorgeous Christmas parties we have on our site and all our free Christmas printables.

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Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables

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Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Ugly sweater parties are my newest favorite theme for holiday parties. To be honest, I have not been invited to one yet, but I'm thrilled to be sharing this full set of free Ugly Sweater party printables.

Just ask your guests to dress in their ugliest Christmas sweaters, then use these free printables to decorate your party. We've even included award printables, so you can get your guests to vote on their favorite ugly sweaters at the party, then reward your guests at the end of the night with fun prizes.

This collection includes: a welcome sign, a "Happy Ugly Holidays" banner, cupcake toppers, invitations, water bottle wrappers, menu cards, and my favorite party... ugly sweater awards.

Download the free Ugly Sweater printables here!

Here are the party invitations.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printable Invitations | CatchMyParty.comHere's the 8x10 welcome sign. Just put it in frame and display it.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Here are the printable awards for the most retro, and most hip sweaters, plus there's a blank one.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printable Awards | CatchMyParty.com

Here are the cute cupcake toppers.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printable Cupcake Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

Here are the water bottle labels.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Here are the tented cards that can be used for menu items or place cards.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Here are the drink flags to attach to straws or the stems of wine glasses.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printable Straw flags | CatchMyParty.com

Here's the "Happy Ugly Holidays" banner. You can always take out the word "ugly" and have it just say, "Happy Holidays."

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printable Banner | CatchMyParty.comFor more inspirations, check out these amazing Christmas parties on our site and all our collections of free Christmas printables.

Moana Birthday Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

If your daughter is anything like mine and fell instantly in love with the movie Moana, then I'm sure you'll be needing Moana birthday party ideas real soon!

To help you out, we've a roundup of fabulous Moana birthday party ideas from our site and the internet!

You'll find Moana invitations, ideas for a Moana birthday cake, pretty cupcake toppers, delicious tropical flower cookies and many more ideas!

Moana Birthday Party Ideas Roundup

1. Moana Invitation

This gorgeous Moana illustrated invitation from our vendor Emmie cake is a great choice for party invitation. The illustrations are adorable!

Moana birthday party Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

2. Birthday  Cake

Look no further for a gorgeous idea for a Moana inspired birthday cake!

This hibiscus flower birthday cake is absolutely beautiful on the outside, and once cut into, there are beautiful bright ombre colors to give it that extra special touch!

Moana floral birthday cake | CatchMyParty.com

3. Cookies

The luscious floral setting in the movie is a great inspiration for your Moana birthday party. Just look at these beautiful hibiscus decorated cookies!

Hibiscus Moana inspired cookies | CatchMyParty.com

4. Moana cupcake toppers (affil)

These fantastic Moana cupcake toppers are just perfect to decorate your cupcakes. How cool would they look on a cupcakes with turquoise blue icing?!

Moana Cupcake Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

5. Drink dispenser

Take a look at this great way to serve up punch at your Moana birthday party. Love the lei decorating the dispenser! Such a beautiful and simple idea with a lot of impact.

Drink dispenser for a Moana Party | CatchMyParty.com

6. Welcome party wreath

Decorate your front door at your Moana birthday party with a fabulous tropical flower wreath. Love the colors! You can buy all the supplies at the craft store and get hot gluing!

Wreath for a Moana Party | CatchMyParty.com

7. Moana balloons (affil)

If you're looking for an easy way to decorate your Moana birthday party, here's a fun balloon assortment to give your party some color.

Moana Balloons | CatchMyParty.com

8. Crab croissants

How about serving your guests these Tamatoa inspired crab croissants? They are so simple to decorate with toothpicks and googly eyes, and are lots of fun for your guests!

Crab Croissants for a Moana party | CatchMyParty.com

9. Lava rocks

Another great treat for your dessert table are these rock candy lollipops. Simply add a Lava Rock food card and you're good to go!

Rock candy lollipops for a Moana party | CatchMyParty.com

10. Chocolate coconuts

You can't have a Moana birthday party and not 'consider the coconut' as Moana's father sings in that great opening song! So how about adding these chocolates that look a lots like coconuts?

Chocolate Coconuts for a Moana party | CatchMyParty.com

11. Moana tee shirt (affil)

Here's the perfect Moana tee shirt for the birthday girl to wear. You can have your daughter's tee shirt personalized with her name and age.

Moana Birthday Tee Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

12. Table setting

Take a look at this fantastic way to decorate the kids' table at your Moana birthday party. Love the vibrant colors, parasols, and floral plates! So pretty!!

Tables Setting ideas for Moana Birthda Party | CatchMyParty.com

13. Moana bottle cap party favors (affil)

If you're looking for the perfect party favor, then check out these Moana bottle caps pendant necklaces. I'm sure your guests will love going home in one of these!

Moana Bottle Cap Party favors | CatchMyParty.com

For more Moana party inspiration, check out these awesome luau party ideas, mermaid party ideas and under the sea party ideas from our site and all our Moana party supplies from party shop owners on our site!

FREE MOANA PARTY PRINTABLES!

Free Moana Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

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Christmas Pretzel Rods

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Cristmas Pretzel Rods | CatchMyParty.com

Want to make the easiest, tastiest treats for your family this Christmas? Check out these festive Christmas pretzel rods!

And the best part is these are so easy to make your kids can actually help. My daughter loves when we make these because she gets to be in charge of the sprinkles!

Christmas Pretzel Rods

What you need:
  • Pretzel rods
  • White candy melts
  • Green candy melts
  • Red candy melts
  • 1-2 tablespoons of shortening
  • Christmas sprinkles
Directions:

Melt the white candy melts in a small bowl on 50%. Stirring each 30-40 second interval. To make the candy melts more fluid you can add 1-2 tablespoons of shortening.

Melted White Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take the pretzel rods and scoop the white melted candy over the rods. Repeat until the entire rod is covered. If adding sprinkles, do so now!

Pretzels Covered with Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Place all pretzel rods in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to harden. Meanwhile, melt the red and green candy melts. Scoop both red and green melted candy into individual ziplock baggies.

Melted Green and Red Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Cut the tip on each bag. Remove the pretzel rods from the fridge. Using a zig zag pattern squeeze the red candy coating from ziplock bag on the pretzel rods. Repeat with the green candy coating.

Pretzels Coated with Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Pretzels Covered with Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Pretzels Covered with Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Place the pretzel rods in fridge to chill. When you are ready to serve, remove rods from parchment paper and break off any excess candy coating.

Pretzels Covered with Candy Melts | CatchMyParty.com

Enjoy!

Yummy Pretzel Rods | CatchMyParty.com

This delicious recipe was created by our style, food, and craft contributor, Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

MORE RECIPES YOU'LL LIKE:

Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

Mini Funfetti Cheesecake | CatchMyParty.com

Check out all our party recipes here.

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Pokemon Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Lots of great parties were added to Catch My Party this week, including an awesome Pokemon Party!  Pokemon parties are a massive hit with kids at the moment so you're party is guaranteed to be a success!

My favorite parties this week include an fun Pokemon birthday party, a gorgeous unicorn birthday party, a delicious baking birthday party and a cute bookworm birthday party.

My favorite parties this week include an fun Pokemon birthday party, a gorgeous unicorn birthday party, a delicious baking birthday party and a cute bookworm  birthday party. Take a look at them below...

Cherry on Top's  Pokemon Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The great Pokemon party decorations
  • The awesome dessert table
  • The fun Pokemon birthday cake
Pokemon birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

SunshineParties' Sophia's Pastel Unicorn Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous unicorn cupcakes
  • The amazing pastel rainbow naked birthday cake
  • The beautiful unicorn headband party favors
Unicorn Birthday Party | CatchMyParty.com

The Art Of Finesse's  Teni's Bake Shoppe

My favorite details:

  • The pretty dessert table and backdrop
  • The beautiful pastel table settings
  • The gorgeous cake pops decorated with little flowers
Baking birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Felicity from Little Paper Plate's Lauren's Bookworm - Book exchange party

My favorite details:

  • The adorable dessert table and backdrop
  • The wonderful bookworm cookies
  • The cute bookworm birthday cake
Bookworm Birthday Party | CatchMyParty.com

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! We celebrated with family in San Francisco. It was fun to catch up with everyone and enjoy the day together.

It's a rainy, lazy day, so we're off to see Moana this afternoon! I seriously can't wait! I hear it's terrific!

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Pancake Party Ideas and Snowman Snack Mix

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CATCH MY PARTY ROUNDUP

Pancake Party Ideas

Who doesn't love pancakes for breakfast, and lunch, and even dinner? Any excuse it a great one for pancakes, so why not host a Pancake party? We've lots of great Pancake party ideas to help you out.

Pancake Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Pancakes are a great way to start of the day after a sleepover.

Snowman Snack Mix

This yummy Snowman snack mix is so quick and easy to make that you can even have your kids can help out in the kitchen and no mess to clean up afterwards! A great snack to start off a Christmas party.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Tip 1 cup mini marshmallows to a bowl.
  • Mix in 1/2 cut chocolate chips and 1 cup pretzel sticks
All done! Told you it was easy.

Snowman Snack Mix

 

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Ballerina Parties, Delicious Granola Recipe, and a Tulle Garland

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CATCH MY PARTY ROUNDUP

Ballerina Party Ideas

If you're looking for great ideas for ballerina parties then look on further! We've got lots of gorgeous ideas for pretty, pink ballerina parties.

Ballerina parties | CatchMyParty.com

You'll find ideas for beautiful dessert tables, decorations, delicious cakes, cupcakes, cookies and so much more, that will help make you're little girls party that extra bit special! The tulle table skirts are my favorite ballerina party idea! They are such a showstopper and are just so beautiful to look at! They'll instantly give your party that ballerina feel.

Rainbow Unicorn Tulle Tassel Garland

If you're looking for a fun and colorful way to decorate a wall for a party then our vendor Pompoms and Pinwheels  has this beautiful tulle pom-pom garland for you to purchase .

Rainbow Unicorn Tulle Tassel Garland | CatchMyParty.com

This garland is perfect for unicorn birthday parties, My Little Pony birthdays, rainbow parties, Shopkins birthday parties, wedding decorations, baby showers and nursery decor!! A sure way to add color to a wall and brighten up your party!

Nutty, not-too-sweet Granola Recipe

Top your ice cream or yogurt with this delicious recipe for nutty, not-too-sweet granola!

Delicious and nutty 'not too sweet' Granola | CatchMyParty.com

It's so simple to make and so delicious, don't be surprised if you never want store-bought again.

 

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Cranberry Orange Martini

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Cranberry Orange Martini | CatchMyParty.com

Wouldn't this Christmas cranberry orange martini be the perfect signature cocktail to serve at your holiday party? Your guests will definitely be talking about it.

I love serving a signature cocktail at a holiday party because then I don't need a fully stocked bar, just some beer and wine and a pitcher full of cranberry orange martinis.

And wait until you see how easy these are to make...

Cranberry Orange Martini

What you need:
  • Cranberry cocktail juice
  • Orange liqueur
  • Vodka
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary
  • Sugar
  • Cocktail picks
Cranberry Orange Martini with Rosemary Sugar Rims | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Add sugar to a small plate. Pick off some rosemary leaves and place on the plate with the sugar. Press the rosemary into the sugar allowing any juices or aroma to escape.

Rosemary Leaves coated with Sugar | CatchMyParty.com

Using your finger, add a little bit of water to the rim of each martini glass. Dip each glass rim into the rosemary sugar.

Cranberry Orange Martini with Rosemary Sugar Rim | CatchMyParty.com

Using a cocktail shaker or measuring cup, combine 2 ½ to 3 ounces of of cranberry juice with 1 oz orange liqueur and 1 oz vodka. If you want the drink to be sweeter, try adding cranberry vodka. Add ice. Mix to combine.

Cranberry Orange Martini | CatchMyParty.com

Pour the cranberry orange drink into each martini glass. Using a cocktail pick, slide 3-4 cranberries onto the pick. Garnish the martini with rosemary sprig and cranberry pick!

Cranberries on the pick | CatchMyParty.com

Gorgeous and so festive!!

Yummy Cranberry Martini | CatchMyParty.com

This delicious recipe was created by our style, food, and craft contributor, Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

MORE COCKTAIL RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Winter Sea Breeze Cocktail

Winter Sea Breeze Cocktail | CatchMyParty.com

Rum Spiced Cider

Rum Spiced Cider | CatchMyParty.com

California Cosmopolitan

California Cosmopolitan | CatchMyParty.com

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Woodland 1st Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Lots of great parties were added to Catch My Party this week, including a gorgeous rustic Woodland 1st birthday party!  Woodland parties are such a  popular theme at the moment that you're got going to want to miss this party.

My favorite parties this week include an adorable woodland birthday party, an pretty mermaid birthday party, a cute jungle animals birthday party and a modern Wizard of Oz baby shower.

My favorite parties this week include an adorable woodland birthday party, a pretty mermaid birthday party, a cute jungle animals birthday party and a modern Wizard of Oz baby shower. Take a look at them below...

Ali W's  Wild & One 1st Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The absolutely adorable woodland boho birthday cake
  • The beautiful cupcakes and sparkly arrow toppers
  • The gorgeous high chair garland
Woodland 1st birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Printsforevents' Mia's Mermaid 4th Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The beautiful dessert table and backdrop
  • The pastel table settings
  • The pretty 'sea foam' favor jars
Mermaid 4th Birthday | CatchMyParty.com

CottonCandy's * Diego's Jungle animals birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The fun animal dessert table
  • The awesome jungle birthday cake decorated with animals
  • The cute animal cake pops
Jungle animals birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Baby Blossom Company's Modern Wizard of Oz Baby Shower

My favorite details:

  • The pretty dessert table and backdrop
  • The gorgeous cupcakes topped with poppies
  • The beautiful diaper cake
Wizard of Oz Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Happy almost Thanksgiving! If you need Thanksgiving food ideas, check out our Thanksgiving dinner recipes Pinterest board. Also, for lots of Thanksgiving inspiration, check out all our Thanksgiving party ideas Pinterest board.

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