Disney Cars Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Disney Cars Party and More | CatchMyParty.com

Check out my four favorite parties this week added to our site, including a Disney Cars party with fun themed party foods and an incredible cake, a lovely pink and black Paris themed girl birthday party with added Scottie dogs, a chic and modern Yellow Submarine party in yellow and gray, and a garden glamping party with an actual tent and beautiful wildflowers!

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Happy January! I'm heading to the BASH Conference on Thursday and very excited about it. I can't wait to meet so many party friends in person, women that I've known virtually for years. I'm packing up my many outfits, I even rented a dress for the first time on Rent the Runway for the big gala! I'll tell you all about it next week. If you're going to be there, please come find me!

12 Awesome Frozen Party Decorations

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12 Awesome Frozen Party Decorations | CatchMyParty.com

Here are 12 awesome Frozen party decorations that will help you with planning your Frozen parties and making them amazing and memorable!

1. Snow globe

Add faux snow, an Elsa doll, and glittered snowflakes into a covered dish to make a pretty snow globe decoration.

Frozen snow globe | CatchMyParty.com

2. Dressed up candy jars

Glass candy jars look lovely with color coordinated candy, glittered snowflakes, and ribbon!

Frozen candy jar decoration ideas | CatchMyParty.com

3. Tulle dessert table skirt

Covering the bottom of your party table in blue tulle makes a beautiful presentation for your dessert table.

Frozen tulle dessert table skirt | CatchMyParty.com

4. Free Frozen printables

This collection of free Frozen party printables are a quick and easy way to really dress up your party! Just download the files, print them out, and start decorating!

Frozen printable banner | CatchMyParty.com

5. Ribbon fabric garland

A ribbon garland is simple to make with strips of fabric and looks great in front of the dessert table.

Frozen ribbon garland | CatchMyParty.com

6. Snowflake wands

Queen Elsa's wands are a gorgeous decoration and a fun party favor!

Frozen wands | CatchMyParty.com

7. Tulle wreath

This blue and white tulle wreath is a wonderful way to welcome your guests to a Frozen party!

Frozen tulle wreath | CatchMyParty.com

8. Pillow stuffing fake snow

Use pillow stuffing to create fake snow for your party table! Add it everywhere for a winter look.

Frozen fake snow | CatchMyParty.com

9. Paper rosettes

These paper rosettes look amazing for a Frozen birthday party backdrop and if you need instructions, here's how to make a paper rosette backdrop yourself.

Frozen paper rosettes | CatchMyParty.com

10. Frozen toys as decor

Using themed toys can be an excellent way to decorate at your Frozen party (and so easy)!

Frozen toy decorations | CatchMyParty.com

11. Homemade Play Doh & cookie cutter party favors

Sparkly bags hold a special treat for your guests with homemade glitter Play Doh and a snowflake cookie cutter!

Frozen dough and cookie cutter | CatchMyParty.com

12. Frosted milk bottles

Milk bottles are frosted to give an icy look to your Frozen party drinks!

Frozen frosted milk bottles | CatchMyParty.com

If you've got a great Frozen party decoration you'd like to share, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see it!

For more Frozen party ideas, check out all the Frozen parties on our site and our Frozen Pinterest board. And if you need free Frozen party printables, we've got those too!

Glitter Monogram Drink Stirrer DIY

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Glam Glitter Monogram Drink Stirrer DIY | CatchMyParty.com

This glitter monogram drink stirrer DIY is being shared with us today by Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs. I love when these gals get their glam on!

Whether hosting a formal cocktail party, or just a fun girls' night in, our DIY glittered monogram drink stirrers will add the perfect touch of glam to your night's aperitifs! And with each guest having his or her own personalized drink stirrer, there will be no more mixed drink mix-ups!

Stirrer with Gold Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:

  • Small Wooden Letters (Found at your local craft store)
  • Modge Podge
  • Fine Tipped Paint Brush
  • Glitter
  • Slim, Natural Wood Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
Materials Monogram Drink Stirrer | CatchMyParty.com

1. Begin by taking the letter of your choosing and using your fine tipped paint brush, apply a thin coat pf Mod Podge to the front of your letter.

Materials Monogram Drink Stirrer | CatchMyParty.com

Paint Gold Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

2. Once your letter is covered, gently sprinkle the glitter on top of the Mod Podged letter.

Gold Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

3. Carefully shake any excess glitter from your letter.

Gold Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

4. Using your hot glue gun, add a small drop of hot glue to the top of your wood craft stick and gently adhere your letter.

Gold Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

You now have a gorgeous, glittering personalized drink stirrer!

DIY Glittered Monogram Drink Stirrer | CatchMyParty.com Repeat these steps to create drink stirrers for all your party guests!

DIY Glittered Monogram Drink Stirrer | CatchMyParty.com

All that's left to do is add a bit of bubbly or your favorite party cocktail and enjoy!

DIY Glittered Monogram Drink Stirrer | CatchMyParty.com

DIY Glittered Monogram Drink Stirrer | CatchMyParty.com

What a sparkly way to start the New Year, thanks Missy and Kristen! To learn more about Missy and Kristen, please visit them at Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, and on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

And if you're looking for some fun drink ideas, check out all our drink and cocktail recipes.

Quick and Easy Sprinkle Oreo Pops DIY

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Quick and easy sprinkle Oreo pop DIY perfect for party favors or Valentine's Day treats! CatchMyParty.com

Looking for an inexpensive alternative to cake pops? Try making these pink sprinkle Oreo pops instead.  Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine put together this quick and easy tutorial for making them. These are perfect as birthday treats on a dessert table, party favors dressed in little cellophane bags, and Valentine's Day treats. 

What kid wouldn't want this colorful cookie treat at a birthday or on Valentines day!? They are easy to make and super fun.

Finished Sprinkle Favor Pops | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:

Ingredients for the Pink Oreo Cookie Valentine Favors | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Melt candy melts according to package instructions. Add about 1/2 teaspoon oil to the melts before heating. Melt and stir until you have a smooth consistency.

Take the lollipop stick and dip into melted candy. Insert the dipped lollipop stick into the center of the cookie. Allow to dry for a minute or two.

Pink Oreo Cookie Valentine Favors | CatchMyParty.com

Next, dip each side of the cookie into the melted candy.

Dipping the Pink Oreo Cookie Valentine Favors | CatchMyParty.com

Dip in sprinkles. Place on parchment paper to dry.

Dipping the Pink Oreo Cookie Valentine Favors | CatchMyParty.com

Pink Oreo Cookie Valentine Favors | CatchMyParty.com

Package in clear cellophane bags with ribbon and pass them out as party favors or give them to all your Valentines this holiday!

Finished Sprinkle Favor Pops | CatchMyParty.com

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

Be sure to check out the fantastic Valentine's Day parties on our site and get free printables for your Valentine's Day parties, too!

 

Milk and Cookies Party and more!

by Jillian Leslie on

Milk and cookies party and more favorites from CatchMyParty.com

Wait until you see the parties I picked this week as my favorites!

An amazing milk and cookies party for a beautiful girl birthday, in pink with chalkboard details, a bright and sunny Little Miss Sunshine’s 1st birthday, a fun pancake and PJ's slumber party and a sparkly gold and purple Princess Jasmine girl birthday party!

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Happy New Year, everyone! My daughter heads back to school tomorrow so our winter break is officially over. We had a fun time in Las Vegas and celebrating Christmas with family in San Francisco. We also watched movies, went on day trips, and played with lots of fun toys including this Little Bits Synth Kit my daughter got for Christmas. It's super cool, you should check it out.

Trend: Decorated Stacked Cookies

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Stacked decorated cookies are a new dessert trend we're seeing on CatchMyParty.com

When I see a new trend showing up on our site, especially one that's so beautiful, I have to share it right away. So here's my first trend spotting for 2015. Introducing... decorated stacked cookies. Aren't they gorgeous?!

Most of the ones we're seeing are simple sugar cookies or shortbread cookies, and sandwiched between them is pretty frosting. Plus there seems to be a definite flower theme, lots of piped rosettes and added gumpaste flowers. And don't forget the sparkle. To really make these decorated stacked cookies stand out, we're seeing glittered detail on the edges of the cookies, or completely covering the cookies.

What I love about these stacked cookies is they can work for so many occasions -- baby showers, bridal showers, 1st birthdays, and girl birthdays. Plus you can make them as formal or rustic as you like.

What are your thoughts on serving them instead of cupcakes? Novel and interesting, I think.

To see the parties these cookies are from, just click on the photos. There are many more beautiful photos to browse.

Beautiful decorated stacked cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Decorated Stacked Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Decorated Stacked Cookies with Rosettes | CatchMyParty.com

Decorated Stacked Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Happy New Year from Catch My Party!

by Jillian Leslie on

Happy New Year from Catch My Party! | CatchMyParty.com

Happy New Year from Catch My Party!

There's something about new beginnings that always makes me happy. We had a great year in 2014, thanks to you, our community, and we're hoping to have an even better 2015.

We've got a lot planned for the coming year, so be on the lookout for:

  • New ways for our community members to interact and help each other
  • More resources for vendors and party pros
  • A marketplace to buy and sell party goods
  • New types of content to share on our site
Come along for the ride. It should be fun!

Free New Year's Eve Party Printables

by Jillian Leslie on

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

If you're looking for some last-minute free New Year's Eve party printables, check out these free black and gold ones designed by Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine. They are the perfect way to add glam and sparkle to your party!

The collection includes: cupcake wrappers, an assortment of fun tags and labels, drink flags, favor cones, and a "Happy New Year" banner!

Download the New Year's Party Printables Here

Download the "Happy New Year" Banner Here

See the whole collection below:

Free Printable New Year's Eve Party Collection Full Set | CatchMyParty.com

 

 

And here are the individual files:

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection Straw Flags | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection Cones | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection Cones | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection Cones | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection Labels | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable New Year's Party Collection Straw Flags | CatchMyParty.com

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

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

Free New Year's Party Printables from Printabelle

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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!

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