7 Things You Must Have at Your Disney Cars Party

7 things you must have at your Disney Cars birthday party

Disney Cars birthday parties are extremely popular on our site, and they are so easy to personalize. Here are seven must-have ideas for throwing an awesome party!

1. A Lightening McQueen cake

The cake sets the stage for the party. Here's a terrific one with checkered flags and Route 66 to represent the movie.

Disney Cars birthday cake

2. Disney Cars made out of cardboard boxes

Here a perfect activity to entertain your guests, Disney Cars characters made out of cardboard boxes for your guests to zoom around in.

Disney Cars made from cardboard boxes

3. Create your own speedway

And why not set up your own raceway while you're at it, with old tires as decoration.

Disney Cars outdoor speedway

4. Cars themed cupcakes

If you don't want to splurge on a cake, how about topping your cupcakes with themed fondant cupcake toppers.

Disney Cars themed cupcakes

5. Drinks served out of a plastic gas can

Here's an inexpensive and fun way to serve drinks, out of a real plastic gas can!

Disney Cars plastic gas can for drinks

6. Wheel yo-yo party favors

Putting out themed toys for your guests to play with (and take home) is always a smart move.

Wheel yoyo party favors

7. Traffic light cake ball party favors

I'm a big fan of edible party favors. Wrapping red, yellow, and green cake balls in cello bags makes an inexpensive take home treat.

Traffic light cake ball party favors

For more party inspiration, check out all these Disney Cars birthday party ideas on our site!

My Four Favorite Parties of the Week - Jan. 26th

Wait until you see the parties I chose this week as my 4 favorites, I'm in love with them!

The cowboys all gathered at this Western themed birthday party; so many cute treats (including these beer mug cake pops) and beer at this Oktoberfest beer tasting; a puppy love party that will remind you of young love; and the Minions makes a fantastic appearance at this very fun Despicable Me party!


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Looking forward to seeing your Super Bowl parties next weekend!

Valentine's Wall Decorations, Valentine's Day Classroom Party Ideas, and DIY Crayon Hearts

I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...

Get ready for your child's Valentine's Day classroom party with these fun ideas! valentineclassparty Hang something pretty on the wall for Valentine's Day with these pretty creations! valentinewalldecor Have any old crayons you'd like to recycle? How about making them into crayon hearts, perfect for classroom gifts! 1-heart-crayons

For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!

7 Things You Must Have at Your Pirate Birthday Party!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

Thinking of throwing a pirate birthday party? Don't miss these 7 must-have ideas!

1. A pirate cake

The cake is such an important part of any party, and this amazing pirate cake with a treasure map and skull and crossbones is a showstopper!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

2. Pirate treasure

Hunting for treasure at a pirate party is an excellent activity to keep the kids involved and having fun, plus it works as a great favor for the kids to take home!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

3. A pirate ship

A pirate ship to decorate or play on will make lifetime memories for the guests.

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

4. Pirate cake pops

Adorable cake pops will be a fun conversation piece and a delicious treat!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

5. Pirate attire

Have everyone dress up in pirate clothes and take photos at the party! Arrrrh!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

6. Walking the plank

Set up the ship's plank over a little pool and see who can make it across safely!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

7. A treasure hunt with treasure map

A treasure map can lead the way to some hidden treats. It's a great party activity for your little pirates and they can work together to find it!

Pirate birthday party ideas from catchmyparty.com.

For more party inspiration, check out all these amazing pirate birthday parties on our site, and to decorate your party, print out this set of free pirate party printables!

Pirate party free printables from catchmyparty.com

Free Game Day Party Printables from Printabelle

Free printables for Game Day parties!

Planning a Game Day party this Sunday? Here are some free printables designed by Michelle at Printabelle to help you decorate! Just print out, cut out, and have fun!

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.


Game day team free printables

Free printable football party invitations

Free printable football party silverware wraps



Free printable football party banner


Free printable football party water bottle labels


Free printable football party tags


Free printable football party tags


Free printable football party tags


Free printable football party treat toppers


Free printable football party gift tags


Free printable football party mini candy bar wrappers

Thanks, Michelle, these printables definitely make me excited for Sunday! For 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.

8 Delicious Game Day Recipes Perfect for a Super Bowl Party!

Easy recipes for Game Day!

Need ideas for what to make for your upcoming Super Bowl party? How about checking out these delicious recipes from our site!

  1. Homemade Pretzel Dogs
  2. Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Spicy Asian Slaw
  3. Tangy, Spicy, Crunchy Baked Buffalo Wings
  4. Caprese Sandwich with Basil Chimichurri Sauce
  5. Chicken Habañero Nachos
  6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes
  7. White Chocolate Maple Walnut Blondies
  8. Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
For more party inspiration, check out these football party ideas, and tomorrow, we'll be posting a set of free Super Bowl printables!

Free Printable Kids' Classroom Valentines + Blog Hop!

Free printable kids' classroom Valentines

I 'm excited to be giving away these "sealed with a kiss" classroom Valentines.

Just print them out, fill them out, and tape a Hershey's Kiss to the middle of each one. Now your child will be able to share a touch of sweetness with his or her friends! We've already gotten them ready for Lainey's classmates.


Free printable kids' school Valentines



Blog Hop

I'm also excited to be part of a monthly free printable blog hop with some talented designers from across the web. These are women I greatly admire. So if you're looking for more free printable classroom Valentines, check out the links below... so many creative ideas!

Free Classroom Valentine's Day Printables

  1.  Skip to My Lou
  2. P N P Flowers
  3. Catch My Party
  4. HWTM - Hostess With The Mostess
  5. Paper and Pigtails
  6. Living Locurto
  7. NoBiggie
  8. Nest of Posies
For more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week - Jan. 19

Here are my 4 favorite parties added to our site this week... A lovely, magical woodland butterfly party, an amazing Tangled/Rapunzel party with so colorful and fun details (plus that cake!), a football party (with free printables) to get you ready for the Super Bowl, and a sweet "girly" purple farm party  for a lucky three-year-old!

Four Favorite Parties 119

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I can't wait to see what trends and colors


Baseball Party Ideas, Milk and Cookies Parties, and Kid's Brunch Recipes

I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...

Check out these awesome baseball party ideas!

baseball parties

Have a sweet time at your milk and cookies party with these fun ideas!


A roundup of delicious brunch recipes for kids!

Kid's Brunch Recipes

For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!

My New Year's Resolution: More Salads

Delicious salad recipes I told my husband that 2014 is going to be "the year of the salad" for us. We are good at eating vegetables. David and I both love them (Lainey is another story), but we typically eat them cooked... sauteed really, unless they're Brussels sprouts, and then we bake them.

But it's starting to feel boring and a little too predictable. I believe it's time we seriously expanded our vegetable repertoire and for me that's expanding into the world of salads. But how? The problem is that when I think about lettuce and dressing, I'm just not that inspired.

But when I think about a gorgonzola radicchio salad with orange vinaigrette like this, I start to get excited.

That's why I put this collection together. I wanted to see beautiful vegetables, in interesting combinations, with delicious, tangy sounding dressings. I thought this would motivate me to get chopping. And so far it's working.

My new favorite thing to do is add strawberries and a strong cheese, like feta, to a simple arugula salad, then add a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. I know it's not revolutionary, and doesn't hold a candle to some of the these creations, but for me it's definitely a start.

This is a sponsored post by Foodie.com but the opinions are all my own. I want to eat these salads!

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