10 Date Night Themed Picnic Baskets Giveaway

by Jillian Leslie on

Welcome to our 10 Date Night Themed Picnic Baskets Giveaway where you'll win one themed basket every month for the rest of the 2015! We're participated with some other awesome bloggers!

10 Date Night Themed Picnic Baskets Giveaway! | CatchMyParty.com

Have we got a surprise for you!! You have a chance to win 10 date night themed picnic baskets!

Yep, TEN of your favorite bloggers have created a special date night just for you and your spouse, and ONE lucky winner will be walking away with all of them! Want a closer look at all the baskets? 

The 10 Date Night Baskets

10 Date Night Themed Picnic Baskets Giveaway! | CatchMyParty.com

1. Romantic Dinner Basket- {From No Biggie} Get ready for a deliciously decadent date night. This Italian gourmet gift basket includes: Handmade Linguini, Artisan Bread Sticks, Marinara Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tuscan Vineyard Crackers, Gourmet Cheese Wedges, Hand-Crafted Biscotti, Assorted European Chocolate-Dipped Cookies, and Dark Chocolate Truffles.

2. Movie Night Basket- {From Freebies 2 Deals} Ready for a romantic night of snuggling on the couch? This fun couples movie night basket includes 5 Movies: The Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, This Means War, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. PLUS an Altoids 3-pack, Big Red Cinnamon Gum, Microwave Popcorn, $25 Fandango Gift Card, $10 Target Gift Card for Additional Snacks, Bag of Lindt Assorted Chocolates, and a Beige Threshold Throw.

3. Romantic Evening Basket- {From Somewhat Simple} Your man is sure to appreciate this sexy at-home date! This intimate gift basket for two includes a Private Pleasures romantic adventure dice game, massage lotions, chocolate body paint, feather tickler, French truffles, and a 2-piece tea light candle gift set. All packaged in a keepsake wooden chest.

4. Picnic Date Basket- {From Tatertots and Jello} Treat your sweetie to a fun and flirty picnic. This darling picnic basket is stuffed full of goodies including: the movie Safe Haven, a picnic spread, 2 bags of Boom Chicka Pop! {Kettle Corn & Sea Salt flavors}, Cinnamon Jelly Hearts, Hershey's chocolates and more!

5. Game Night Basket- {From Thirty Handmade Days} Game on! This basket is loaded with everything you need for a hours of entertainment and snacking. Including: Checkers, Playing Cards, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maids, Dominoes, Tic-Tac-Toe, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Microwave Popcorn, Rocky Road Candy, M&M's, Jelly Bellies, Butter Mint Candies, and more!

10 Date Night Themed Picnic Baskets Giveaway! | CatchMyParty.com

6. Spa Night Basket- {From Living Locurto} Grab your "Do Not Disturb" sign and get ready for a night of pampered bliss! Inside this beautiful trunk you'll find rose petal soap, Paris Nights body lotion and shower gel, Passion Fruit Breeze body mist, raspberry and dark chocolate "Love Letter" bar, Godiva Chocolate lava truffles, Godiva milk chocolate truffles, and assorted European chocolate-dipped cookies! Does that sound like heaven or what?

7. Sport Night Basket- {From Mod Podge Rocks} Forget hanging with the guys, your man will want to stay in with YOU for this date night!! You'll get your own double-sided dart board, 2 sets of darts, playing cards, spicy chips, peanuts, crackers, cheese spread, sausages, beef jerky, hot sauce, pretzels, energy jelly beans, hot tamales, and more! I mean, wow. You're ready to rock and roll!

8. Fondue for Two Basket- {From Kids Activities Blog} Feelin' fancy? You're gonna love this. This basket comes with a cast iron fondue pot from Crate & Barrel, 8 color-coded skewers, and gourmet melting chocolate (Milk chocolate hazelnut & classic dark chocolate)! Light some candles and gather your favorite fruits and dipping snacks. You won't want the night to end! (Fun fact: chocolate is an aphrodisiac. Just sayin'!)

9. Camping Fun Basket- {From Catch My Party} Get ready to live it up in the great outdoors! This basket contains a 27 piece First Aid Kit, waterproof matches, SPF 45 face lotion, rain poncho, knife sharpener, and fishing tackle/equipment (including minnow fish net, hook remover, bobbers, fishing line, swivels, glo hooks, fish measuring tape, fish batter mix). Great for experienced fishermen or a couple looking to bond over a new experience!

10. Ice Cream Party Basket- {From The Dating Divas} Ice, Ice, Baby! Check out this incredible ice cream bar in a box! We've included: Our After Hours Ice Cream Party printables, ice cream scoop, ice cream sauces, ice cream cones, ice cream bowls and spoons, party straws, 4 jars of fun ice cream toppings, rainbow sprinkles, AND a target gift card to buy your favorite flavor of ice cream!

Don't those baskets look AMAZING?! Wouldn't YOU like to be all set on date nights FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR?!

ENTER NOW!

Here's how! Just click on each name below to be sent to their Google+ Page, follow them, and once you are done, put your info into the widget below and you are officially entered! Then once the giveaway is over, make sure you are checking your email. If you win, you'll need to reply back to us within 24 hours.

Follow EACH site below on Google+ and then enter your info into the widget to be officially entered!

What are you WAITING for?

Year of Dates Giveaway

{Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. It ends on February 11th. We will individually email the winner as soon as the giveaway is over. The winner will need to respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Once we hear back, the winner of the baskets will be posted in this post.}

Good Luck!

4 Budget Valentine's Day Party Tips

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4 Budget Valentine's Day Party Tips | CatchMyParty.com

Today we are sharing 4 budget Valentine's Day party tips from Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party!

Love is in the air, and the stores are filling up with festive Valentine treats & decorations. This year I planned a simple, kid-friendly Valentine's Day party complete with free printables, yummy treats, and no-fuss table decor. I was able to put this together in no time and look how cute!

Treats at a Valentine's Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

4 budget Valentine's Day party tips

Tip 1: Make your plates, and cups low maintenance. I like using plastic plates & cups, or even paper ones, whenever possible. Not only does it help with spilling accidents, but they’re easier for the kids to handle, and a snap for clean up. A great place to find inexpensive party supplies is at the Dollar Store or Target, and after a holidays, when everything is on sale is the best time to stock up.

Popcorn cups at a Valentine's Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

Tip 2: Snacks should be easy for little fingers to grab. Popcorn, mini cookie cakes, and donuts were my treats of choice. What kid doesn't love them? And I can buy everything premade.

Popcorn cups at a Valentine's Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

Cookie Stacks at a Valentine's Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

Tip 3: Make your party POP with free Valentine's Day printables! You can find all sorts of free printables on Catch My Party to coordinate with every party theme. A banner, straw flags, toppers, signs, and napkin rings can help transform any party table into festive one. Take a look how I used them.

Cookie Stacks at a Valentine's Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

4 Budget Valentine's Day Party Tips | CatchMyParty.com

Tip 4: Table decor can be as simple as you’d like it to be. I added 3 different cake stands that I pulled out of my cupboard, and a pretty pink polka dot backdrop made from two foam boards and wrapping paper. Your decor doesn't have to elaborate, just add some pink colors and you're ready to go!

Treats at a Valentine's Day Party | CatchMyParty.com

I hope these simple tips will help make your Valentine’s party a memorable one!

Vendor credit:

Printables - Love Party Printable for Catch my party Stacked cookie cakes - She Wears The Crown

To learn more about Laura, find her at Laura's Little Party and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more Valentine's Day inspiration, be sure to check out the fantastic Valentine's Day parties on our site and all our free Valentine's Day printables.

Winter Wonderland Party and More!

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Winter Wonderland Party and more | CatchMyParty.com

I love showing off my favorite parties added to our site! This week I'm highlighting an amazingly gorgeous winter wonderland party and more, including a gorgeous mermaid themed party with fun party activities and a beautiful cake, a sweet Valentine breakfast party with a cereal bar (I know how cool!), a gender neutral winter wonderland ice skating birthday party, and an awesome rocket outer space themed boy birthday party that I'm sure lots of little boys would love.

Here are the parties (clockwise from top left):

This weekend I've been working on a dessert table photo shoot for the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere. I've never read the book, I've been tempted, but just didn't have the time. I am excited for the movie. From what I understand, the movie is more about the romance and relationship, and less about the kinky stuff. I'm cool with that. Are you excited for the movie? My photo shoot will be all about how to host a Fifty Shades of Grey viewing party with your girlfriends. Can't wait to show you!

DIY Heart T-Shirt With Freezer Paper

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Learn to make these easy freezer paper painted t-shirts! See more craft and DIY ideas at CatchMyParty.com.

This DIY heart t-shirt with freezer paper tutorial is made by using freezer paper and fabric paint and is shared with us by Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! What a cute idea for Valentine's Day!

DIY Heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Homemade t-shirts have never been easier with using freezer paper! The freezer paper actually adheres to the fabric after ironing, making a perfect stencil for creating your own designer t-shirt. My daughter Ella just LOVED making this heart thermal tee with me.

Here's how we did it...

Supplies:

  • Freezer paper
  • T-shirt
  • Fabric paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Heart shape or any shape you want to place on shirt
  • Iron
Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

We chose to use hearts for our design. If you have heart cookie cutters you can easily trace these onto your freezer paper. Do not trace on the glossy side.

Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Have a parent cut out each heart using an xacto knife or pair of scissors.

Place your template (glossy side down) onto your shirt. Iron on the template. The waxy side of freezer paper should adhere to the t-shirt, making a seal.

Materials for a heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Using your fabric paint and foam brush, paint your hearts. My daughter got to do this! Make sure to place a piece of freezer paper in the middle of the shirt so the paint does not seep through. 

Heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Allow your shirt to dry and simply peel away freezer paper template!

Freezer paper heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

Viola! You have a cute, handmade designer tee!

DIY Heart T-Shirt | CatchMyParty.com

This makes for a great party activity! This would be a great way to paint tee shirts at a Minecraft party, for example. It's also an easy way to make personalized party favor for kids to bring home or a cute shirt to wear on Valentine's Day.

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

Valentine's Day Gitter Cupcake Topper DIY

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Valentine's Day Glittler Cupcake Topper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Today we are sharing a Valentine's Day glitter cupcake topper DIY from Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs. If you are planning a party this Valentine's Day how about using these to decorate your cupcakes!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to create a glittering Cupid's Arrow Cupcake Topper to add to all of our sweets for February 14th!

This is a fun and simple project that will add just the perfect touch of glam to your cupcakes that all of your little Valentine's will be sure to love!

Valentine's Day Glitter Cupcake Topper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:

  • Feather
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Paint Brush
  • Heart Paper Punch
  • Card Stock
  • Adhesive Jewel Ribbon
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Hot Glue Gun
Materials for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

 

Directions:

1. Begin by taking the feather of your choosing and add a layer of Mod Podge to the portion you would like covered in glitter. We chose a pretty pink feather to fit our Valentine's Day party theme!

Materials for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

Feather for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

2. Gently sprinkle the glitter onto the Mod Podged portion of your feather. Carefully shake away any excess.

Feather for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

3. Now it is time to adhere your glitter topped feather to your bamboo skewer.

Feather for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

4. Using your hot glue gun, add a thin line of hot glue to the top few inches of your skewer and adhere the feather.

Gold decoration Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

5. Next, take your heart paper punch and punch out one heart.

Materials for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

Gold heart for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

6. Add a dot of hot glue to the back of your card stock heart and attach it approximately 2 inches above the pointed part of your skewer.

Valentine's Day Glitter Cupcake Topper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

7. It's now time to add a bit of bling to your topper!

Valentine's Day Glitter Cupcake Topper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

8. Take a small section of your adhesive jewel ribbon and wrap it around the stem of your feather on the skewer.

Gold heart for the Valentine's Day Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

Your glittering Valentine's Day Cupcake Topper is now complete! All that's left to do is place it in a delicious cupcake! We also added a cute pink cupcake wrapper from Hoopla Events to compliment our Cupid's arrow topper!

Valentine's Day Glitter Cupcake Topper DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Valentine's Day Cupcake Topper | CatchMyParty.com

We hope you enjoy making these Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers as much as we did! They are sure to make this Valentine's Day ever so sweet!

To learn more about Missy and Kristen, please visit them at Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, and on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

For more Valentine's Day inspiration, be sure to check out the fantastic Valentine's Day parties on our site and all our free Valentine's Day printables.

Free Printable Love Coupons for Kids On Valentine's Day

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Free Printable Love Coupons for kids on Valentine's Day | CatchMyParty.com

These free printable love coupons from Printabelle are a great way to let your kids know how much you care! They can be packaged in a cute container for your child on Valentine's Day. Then your kids can use them to get special treats whenever they like. There's even a blank one for you to fill out with your own idea! My favorites are the "Family trip for ice cream coupon" and the "Special adventures with Mom and Dad" coupons.

Download the Valentine's Day free printable love coupons for kids here:

Free Printable Love Coupons for kids on Valentine's Day | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the fantastic Valentine's Day parties on our site and all our free Valentine's Day printables.

Free Printable Love Coupons for Couples on Valentine's Day

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Free Printable Love Coupons for couples | CatchMyParty.com

These free printable love coupons for couples are from Printabelle, and they make such a sweet present for your loved one on Valentine's Day! Package them up pretty (add some chocolate!) and then use them for special occasions or just a weekday surprise. There's even a blank coupon included for you to add your own ideas, too.

My personal favorites are the "you win the argument" coupon and the "afternoon adventure" coupon. And i you have kids, I encourage you to print out these coupons and give them to your spouse. They will do a lot of good, I promise. :)

Download the free printable love coupons for couples here!

Free Printable Love Coupons for couples | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the fantastic Valentine's Day parties on our site and all our free Valentine's Day printables.

Valentine's Day Parties and More!

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Valentine's Day Parties and more | CatchMyParty.com

Today I'm sharing Valentine's Day parties and a few more in my four favorite parties this week!

With Valentine's Day around the corner I get super excited when I see gorgeous Valentine's Day parties or photo shoots show up on our site. If you have one, please add it to our site!

So here are my Valentine's Day parties for the week. They include a gorgeous red and pink Mommy & Me Valentine’s Day party and a beautiful Valentine’s Day “Best Friend Par-Tea." These parties are so stunning they take my breath away each time I scroll through the photos.

My other favorite parties are a Sweet 16 party with a French Paris Eiffel Tower theme and a purple and gold Sofia the First royal princess party! Can you tell I was in a girly mood this week?

Now take a look at the parties (clockwise from top left):

Aside from Valentine's Day, February is my birthday month so it's my favorite month. It just feels like a whole month of love and warm fuzzies!

Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables

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Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables Collage | CatchMyParty.com

Today we are sharing free 2015 Game Day party printables designed by  Michelle at Printabelle to help you decorate for your Game Day partyies! All you need to do is just print them out, cut them out, and celebrate!

The collection includes: invitations, gift tags, large party tags, banner (small and large), mini candy bar wrappers, football sign, silverware wrappers, treat toppers, tented cards,  water bottle labels, and additional Game Day team logos.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:

Teams for the Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Sign Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Invitations for Free Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Banner for Free Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Party tags for Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Drink labels for Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Party tags for Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Party tags for Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Wrappers for Free Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free 2015 Game Day Party Printables | CatchMyParty.comFor more inspiration, check out these amazing football party ideas from our site!

And remember, if you’d like any of these printables personalized, Michelle will do it starting at just $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

Football Cupcake DIY

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Learn to make these Game Day cupcakes with this football cupcake DIY! CatchMyParty.com

This football cupcake DIY was created for us by Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! Thanks, Shauna, for such a simple but adorable tutorial for Game Day!

Who's ready for the Super Bowl? In preparation for your Game Day parties, how about serving these football cupcakes to get your guest in the spirit.

Football Cupcake DIY | CatchMyParty.com

They are quick and easy to make. Best part, even a beginner can make these.

Finished Football Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Frosting tip 1M
  • 2 disposable decorating bag
  • 1 ziploc bag
*we used store bought frosting

Directions:

Follow package instructions on cake mix box. Bake your cupcakes and cool completely.

Place chocolate frosting in disposable decorating bag. In the second disposable bag, trim off the end and place the 1M tip inside. Cut off the tip of the first bag filled with frosting. Place bag #1 with frosting inside bag #2 with tip.

Finished Football Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

Squeeze frosting in a zigzag pattern down center of cupcake. Fill your ziploc bag with vanilla frosting. Cut the tip off the ziploc bag (just barely!! super small tip).

Using the ziploc bag draw a straight line (vertically) down center of chocolate frosting. Add 4-6 smaller lines (horizontal). Use photos for reference.

Easy as pie! Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Finished Football Cupcake | CatchMyParty.com

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

Who are you rooting for this year? I'm rooting for the Seahawks, because my husband loves the coach, Pete Carroll, from his days at USC.

If you need Super Bowl party food idea, we've got them and free football printables!

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