10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards

by Jillian Leslie on

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and I'm excited to be sharing these 10 free printable pastel Mother's Day cards from Personal Creations!

10 Free Printable Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Download your free printable Mother's Day cards here!

Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Just print them on a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (I prefer glossy) and cut them out. They fold over so there's room to write your special message to Mom!

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

And there's even a card for grandmothers! Sweet!

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite in the bunch is the "I'm so happy you're my MOM" card because I feel so grateful to have the incredible mom I have. :)

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Which is your favorite?

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

For personalized gifts of all kinds, take a look at Personal Creations, and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

For more Mother's Day inspiration, take a look at all the Mother's Day parties on our site and all our free Mother's Day party printables.

Minnie Mouse Bowtique Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

My 4 Favorite Parties: Minnie Mouse Bowtique Party, It's a Small World Party, Lego Superhero Party, and Peter Rabbit 1st Birthday | Catchmyparty.com

We've had another batch of amazing parties added to our site this week, including a gorgeous Minnie Mouse Bowtique party with so many DIY details and a beautiful pink tulle table skirt. It's a show-stopper!

So this week my 4 favorite parties include an incredible Peter Rabbit birthday party for twins, and adorable It's a Small World birthday party, a dual superhero and Lego party, and a stylish Minnie Mouse themed bowtique!

Kasie W's Piper's Bow-tique 2nd Birthday Minnie Mouse bowtique party | Catchmyparty.com

Dolcezza Eventos' Twin´s 1st Year Party ♥ Peter Rabbit birthday party for twins | Catchmyparty.com

Chakoda Design's It's a Small World Disney It's a Small World Party | Catchmyparty.com

Fiestas En Papel's Superlego Party Superman Lego Birthday Party | Catchmyparty.com

I got home from the SNAP! Conference in Salt Lake City last night, and was so inspired by the people I met.

If you have a blog and you are a crafter, sewer, designer, baker, party thrower, or any other creative type, you should definitely check it out.

I had so much fun talking with other bloggers, crafting, and learning (Snapchat, anyone? I'm officially on it! Follow me out at @catchmyparty)!

I will definitely be going back to SNAP! next year. The sponsors were great, too. Michael's, Oriental Trading, and Lindt Chocolates were just a few. You should see my bag of swag. It's filled with crafting supplies, chocolates, and a new Instax Mini camera! Instax Mini 8 Camera SNAP Conference | CatchMyParty.com

Most Popular Girl Baby Shower Themes

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Most Popular Girl Baby Shower Themes | Catchmyparty.com

You are going to love these girl baby shower ideas we've gathered up for you today! We're showing off 12 of the most popular girl baby shower themes on Catch My Party.

There are gorgeous ideas for cakes, dessert tables, party favors, decorations, table settings, and more! What I love about these parties are all the feminine details. What a beautiful way to welcome a new baby girl into the world!

Click the theme title to see all the parties in that theme. Click the party photo to see all the photos from that party.

Most Popular Girl Baby Shower Themes

Pink Parties

Pink Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Princess parties

Princess shower | Catchmyparty.com

Vintage Parties

Vintage baby shower dessert table | Catchmyparty.com

Bird Parties 

Bird baby shower | Catchmyparty.com

Ballerina Parties

Ballerina baby shower | Catchmyparty.com

Shabby Chic Parties

Shabby Chic Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Owl Parties

Owl shower | Catchmyparty.com

French/Parisian Parties

Paris shower | Catchmyparty.com

Butterfly Parties

Butterfly Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Circus Parties

Circus shower | Catchmyparty.com

Cowgirl Parties

Cowgirl Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Garden Parties

Garden Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Be sure to check out all the amazing girl baby showers on our site and our free baby shower printables, too!

Summer Citrus Sangria

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Summer Citrus Sangria perfect for summer parties | CatchMyParty.com

Julie from Crowing Details is here with a delicious summer citrus sangria recipe, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Plus she designed fruit slice straw toppers to make your drinks look extra festive. Thanks, Julie!

She's included an alcoholic version and a mocktail version, so all your guest can enjoy sipping sangria on a hot summer day!

Summer Citrus Sangria Recipe & Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Summer Citrus Sangria

Ingredients:
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1cups ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup orange juice (or 2 freshly squeezed navel oranges)
  • ¾ cup vodka
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • ½ ruby red grapefruit sliced thinly
  • 1 navel orange sliced thinly
  • 2 limes sliced thinly
  • 1 lemon sliced thinly
Directions:

Mix the white wine, ruby red grapefruit juice, orange juice, vodka and triple sec together.

Fill your favorite pitcher or beverage server with the cocktail mixture and add the thinly sliced fruit pieces, saving some to add as a garnish. Add ice, and enjoy!

Mocktail Version

Replace the wine, vodka, and triple sec with:
  • 3 cups lemonade
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 8oz can of lemon-lime soda or sparkling water
Summer Citrus Mocktail Sangria Recipe & Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com Summer Citrus Mocktail Sangria Recipe & Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Download the free printable fruit slice straw toppers here!

To make the straw toppers, download the printable file, print on 65-100# bright white card stock, trim with a 2” craft punch, punch a hole in the center, and thread a solid white paper straw (or your favorite printed paper straw) through the center of the topper. Enjoy!

Fruit Slices Straw Toppers Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Fruit Slices Straw Toppers Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com To learn more about Crowning Details, visit them on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.

For more inspiration, check out all our summer parties and free summer party printables.

Mexican Fiesta Party and More!

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My favorite parties this week include a Mexican Fiesta Party, a mustache bash, a Swan Lake ballet party, and a glam Paris Quinceanera! | Catchmyparty.com

I'm totally in love with this Mexican fiesta party that I'm showing off this week. If you're throwing a Cinco de Mayo party this year, you must see it!

My four favorite parties this week include the colorful fiesta party, a cool mustache themed first birthday party, a lovely Swan Lake ballet party, and a gorgeous glam Paris party! If you want a little eye candy for your Sunday night, check these out!

Cristina A's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Mexican fiesta | Catchmyparty.com

Rachel J's Mustache Style 1st Birthday Party

Mustache party | Catchmyparty.com

Crowning Details' Elise's Swan Lake Ballet Birthday Party

Swan Lake party | Catchmyparty.com

My Little Angel Decorations' Glam Paris Night

Glam Paris | Catchmyparty.com

I'm back from our quick spring break trip to LA and I'm heading to Salt Lake City on Thursday to the Snap! Conference. I've never been before and I've heard such great things. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of cool bloggers. If you're going, please find me and say hi!

10 Popular Tween Girl Birthday Party Ideas

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10 Most Popular Tween Girl Birthday Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.comIf you're looking to throw a birthday party for your tween, please take a look at this roundup. Here are 10 of the most awesome party themes for tween girls right now.

What I love about these parties is their style and attitude, just like your typical tween. :)

We've got retro ideas like disco parties and 1980's parties, fairytale parties like Alice in Wonderland, and glam parties like spa parties, Parisian parties, and Kate Spade parties.

Click on the photo to see the party that photo came from. Click on the link to see all the parties added to our site in that theme.

10 Popular Tween Girl Birthday Party Ideas

Spa Party

Spa party for a tween girl birthday | Catchmyparty.com

Glamping Party

Glamping party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Kate Spade Party

Kate Spade party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Bohemian Party

Bohemian party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Parisian Party

Paris party for a tween birthday | Catchmyparty.com

Alice in Wonderland Party

Alice in Wonderland party for a tween birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Hip Hop Party

Hip hop party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Peace & Love Party

Peace love party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

1980's Party

80's party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

 

Disco Party

Disco party for a tween girl birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Hope you enjoyed this roundup. If you throw your tween a party, please add your photos to Catch My Party. I'd love to see what you do!

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter

by Jillian Leslie on

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

One of our most popular DIY crafts of all times is how to make a pink yarn wrapped ombre monogram letter. So we decided to make a blue yarn wrapped ombre monogram letter to give you an idea of how cute and versatile this can be, too!

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter| CatchMyParty.com

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter

Supplies:
  • Yarn (3 shades of blue for the ombre effect)
  • Block letter (I used a hollow cardboard letter from Joanns’)
  • Hot glue or Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook sticker embellishments
Creating Yarn Ombre Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Step 1: With the lightest color at the top corner, start by covering the small portion that cannot be wrapped around.

Repeat for the bottom with the darkest color. See photo for example.

You can first paint on the Mod Podge in the area you will apply the yarn or use a dot of hot glue to hold the yarn in place before wrapping; both ways work.

Creating Yarn Ombre Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Creating Yarn Ombre Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2: Complete wrapping each arm of the “E” or horizontal portions of your letter in a vertical manner. I applied the Mod Podge to one area at a time when wrapping the yarn.

I also used a dot of hot glue occasionally to keep the “tightness” of the yarn in place while the wet glue dried.

Only apply the Mod Podge to one side of your letter.

Making Yarn Ombre Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Making Yarn Ombre Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3: Once the “arms” of the E are complete, begin wrapping the yarn in the horizontal direction. Lightest color of yarn at the top, medium shade in the middle and the darkest yarn at the bottom.

Tip: Make sure to pull tight on the yarn and wrap slowly to create a nice clean, even finish.

Step 4: Add cute scrapbook sticker embellishments. I added a dot of hot glue to hold them in place.

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty

Yarn Ombre Letter | CatchMyParty.com

These yarn wrapped letters make the perfect baby shower, boy 1st birthday, or nursery decor! And the best part is you can customize your own colors and embellishments.

The letters are easy to make, but they do take a bit of time so plan ahead! They will make the perfect baby shower centerpiece or homemade gift for the new mom to be.

PIN FOR LATER:

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, check out these boy 1st birthday parties and boy baby showers on our site!

This fabulous craft was created by our style 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.

Retro Housewife Bridal Shower and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week include a retro housewife bridal shower, a Wild Kratts party, a girl science spa party, and an outer space party! | Catchmyparty.com

My daughter is on spring break this week so we're taking a quick trip down to Santa Monica, our old stomping ground. We have two main purposes: see old friends and eat! My mouth is watering thinking about my favorite sushi restaurant, SUGARFISH! If you love sushi, take a look.

There were a lot of fantastic parties added to our site this week, including a retro housewife bridal shower you've got to see to believe!

My favorite parties this week include the amazing retro bridal shower, a Wild Kratt's boy birthday (I can't look at it without humming the theme song), a gorgeous girly spa science party, and an incredible outer space birthday party.

Anely H's Anely's Retro Bridal Shower

Retro housewife bridal shower | CatchMyParty.com

Jessi B's Owen's Creature Adventure, Wild Kratts Style

Wild Kratts birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Brittany S' Naomi's Scientific Spa

Girl science spa party | Catchmyparty.com

Martha M's Noah's First Birthday Party - Outer Space Party

Outer space party | Catchmyparty.com

I tried my first Facebook Live broadcast this week. I was so nervous, but I will be doing more because I like to push myself to do things that scare me. Keep an eye out for me on Facebook Live. I plan to answer your questions about party planning, recipes, social media, and starting a business.

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Monkey Bread Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Before I bake something, I usually ask myself four questions:

  • How delicious?
  • How hard?
  • How much time?
  • How easy to clean up?

The answers I hope for are: heavenly, simple, quick, and a snap.

And guess what? I have found it—the perfect dessert recipe... Chocolate Caramel Peanut Monkey Bread!

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Who doesn't love Snickers -- the combo of chocolate, peanuts, and caramel?

Plus, this recipe is simple to make, ooey-gooey delicious, and, because I used PAM Cooking Spray, a breeze to clean up!

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Monkey Bread

  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 containers of biscuit dough
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
  • PAM Cooking Spray

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Directions: Preheat your oven to 350F.

Cut each piece of biscuit dough into quarters. Toss the pieces in granulated sugar to coat, and stir in half the chocolate chips.

Put the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat on high for about 30 seconds. Stir in the brown sugar and microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat one more time and you should have a nice basic caramel sauce.

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Here comes the most important step. Spray PAM Cooking Spray liberally inside a 12-cup fluted or Bundt cake pan. Coat every inch. The sugar will want to stick to your pan, but if you really cover it, it will help keep the monkey bread from sticking.

Add the biscuit pieces to the pan, and pour the caramel sauce over the top. Bake for 25 minutes. While the pan is still hot, carefully turn the pan over onto your serving plate.

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On top, I sprinkled the crushed peanuts and remaining chocolate chips! And it turned out so sweet, chewy, sticky, crunchy, chocolaty, salty, and delicious!

Chocolate Snickers Bar Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Nothing depresses me more than spending lots of time in the kitchen cleaning up. As a mom, I guess it comes with the territory, but because I used PAM in this recipe, nothing stuck, and I was able to clean everything up super quick.

Delicious dessert + easy clean up = happy Mommy!

Chocolate Snickers Bar Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Chocolate Snickers Bar Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

With all the planning that goes into putting together the perfect dish, using PAM Cooking Spray is a sensible way to save time in the kitchen. When you use PAM, you spend less time cleaning up in the kitchen, allowing for more time to be spent with the ones you love. Bonus? PAM Cooking Spray leaves 99% less residue than leading brands of margarine or bargain-brand sprays, so your dishes will turn out great and you’ll spend less time cleaning up.

*vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 minutes, cooling, and then washing in a standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating four times.

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5 Amazing Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes

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5 Amazing Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes | CatchMyParty.com

We're really enjoying seeing all the fun Paw Patrol parties on our site! It's becoming such a popular theme. We thought we would round up some amazing Paw Patrol birthday cakes for you, to get you inspired for your own Paw Patrol parties!

For more inspiration, click on the links and images below to the parties each cake came from.

Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes

1. Brittany S' Paw Patrol Party

Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes | Catchmyparty.com

2. Casa Natalia's Super Paw Patrol Party

Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes | Catchmyparty.com

3. Memories Are Sweet's Aethon's Birthday Pawty!

Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes | Catchmyparty.com

4. Melocontounpajarito's Gonzalo Paw Patrol Party

Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes | Catchmyparty.com

5. Mi Fiesta Chic's Skye Paw Patrol Party

Paw Patrol Girl Birthday Cake | Catchmyparty.com

Be sure to check out all the fun Paw Patrol parties on our site and Paw Patrol party supplies, too!