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Budget-Friendly Father's Day Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

Easy and inexpensive Father's Day Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Thinking of throwing an easy Father's Day party on a budget but don't know how? Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party is here with some great and inexpensive party tips for throwing a Father's Day mustache bash.

Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Here are a few of my tips to help you throw a simple but spectacular Father's Day celebration to let Dad know how much you love him!

 Step 1: Printables

My inspiration for this dessert table, started with these free Mustache Father's Day printables right here on Catch My Party. This gave me my design and color pallette. I then used some coordinating party supplies from the Catch My Party Store to bring my table to life.

Easy and inexpensive Father's Day Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

First, I dressed up store bought cupcakes with the printable cupcake wrappers from the collection. I also printed out the labels to wrap around root beer bottles, toppers to decorate my cupcakes, and tags for the popcorn bags and mini favor boxes (which I decorated with orange tissue paper festooning).

Father's Day Party Treat Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2: Party decor + backdrop

Father's Day Party Backdrop with Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

To make the dessert table backdrop, I found polka dot wrapping paper. I covered two foam boards, and added the "Happy Father's Day" printable banner from the set. Easy peasy.

Father's Day Party Backdrop with Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

I used these mustache cupcake picks to decorate my cupcakes and glued my leftover mustaches to my cake stand. I wrapped a small box in mustache wrapping paper, and set my cake stand on top to give it some height.

Father's Day Party Mustache Cupcakes! | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3: Party supplies

I found mustache straws from the Catch My Party Store, plus these mustache adorned wooden utensilsBecause I love mixing patterns, I used  blue striped dessert plates with orange plates underneath, blue polka dot napkins, and a yellow piece of chevron fabric as my table cloth. I love how the colors and patterns make such a bold and fun statement! 

Father's Day Party Tablesetting ! | CatchMyParty.com

Step 4: Party treats

With a very busy family schedule, store bought treats are always an easy way for me to supply my dessert spread. I asked my kids what we should serve and they suggested popcorn, root beer, cupcakes, and donuts, all snacks my husband loves!

Father's Day Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I think it’s always great to show Dad how much you care with a special party, and it doesn't even have to be a lot of work!

Father's Day Party Ideas + Free Printables ! | CatchMyParty.com

 For more inspiration, check out these Father's Day parties from our site,  plus our free Father's Day printables, and these mustache party supplies from the Catch My Party Store.

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

FREE End of School Printables for Kids

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Free end of school printables for kids! | CatchMyParty.com

To celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, we're giving away these free printable last day of school signs by Michelle at Printabelle. These are the perfect photo booth props for end of school parties and also a special way to mark that momentous day in our kids' lives when the year is officially over (time is going fast, isn't it)!

We've got signs for preschool all the way up to 12th grade, so download, print out, and start snapping away and making memories!

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR "LAST DAY OF SCHOOL" PRINTABLES HERE

And to get ready for summer, check out these amazing summer parties from our site and our free summer party printables.

Free World Cup Soccer Printables from OhSoPrintable

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FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 Free Party Printables | Catch My Party.com

Thinking of throwing a FIFA World Cup 2014 viewing party? Then you must see this set of  free party printables Jessica from OhSoPrintable designed with the flags of all 32 countries! Get all your international friends together and start celebrating! And btw, who are you rooting for?

This printable set includes: cupcake toppers, straw flags, bottle wraps, and soccer field scrapbooking paper.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING

FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 Free Party Printables | Catch My Party.com

FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 Free Party Printables | Catch My Party.com

FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 Free Party Printables | Catch My Party.com

Check out all the available files here:

 

FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 Free Party Printables | Catch My Party.com

 

FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 Free Party Printables | Catch My Party.com

 

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Thanks, Jessica, for letting us share your printables with our readers. I know there will be a lot of people around the world who will love them! To learn more about Jessica and see all of her  designs, please visit her at OhSoPrintable and on Facebook, Pinterest, and Etsy.

And for more World Cup inspiration, check out all the soccer/football parties on our site.

FLASH SALE 50% Off Our New Party Printables & Invitations!

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Party Printable 24 Hour Flash Sale 50% off ends 6/5 at midnight! | CatchMyParty.com

To officially launch the Catch My Party Printables Store, we're offering 50% off our first 4 collections for 24 hours only! This is a great way to snap up some pretty decorations and invitations for your next birthday party or baby shower!

Shop our collections:

Custom Rainbow Girl Birthday Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Custom Rainbow Birthday Party Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

Retro Superhero Birthday Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Custom Superhero Birthday Party Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

Retro Pink Girl Baby Shower Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Custom Pink Girl Baby Shower Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

Retro Blue Boy Baby Shower Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Custom Blue Retro Boy Baby Shower Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

We will be adding more collections soon, so stay tuned! And if there are collections you'd love to see, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com.

Adult and Kid July 4th Tablescape Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

July 4th Party Tablescape Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Melissa Newell from Melissanewell.com, is here with tips on how to set up easy DIY adult and kid  tablescapes for July 4th. 

Hi everyone, it’s Melissa here, sharing tips on easy ways to set up your July 4th party tables. I am taking the table from an adult theme to a child's theme in a few easy steps, making the entertaining easy, and giving you more time to spend with the guests!

The first tablescape is for your adult crowd. I used a vintage tablecloth, although not patriotic in pattern, it is in color and looks great on my table. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your linens! Think outside the box!

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Each setting has layered plates, mix and matching the patterns and colors.

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Coupled with that, are inexpensive small buckets that hold your cloth napkin, wooden utensils, and a paper fan for each guest.

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

BONUS TIP: Using these tins allows you to reuse them for Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July and any other patriotic holiday – great investment!

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Making the switch to the table for the children is super easy. I changed out the plates for some paper plates, keeping the layering pattern going. I added some licorice to the tins as a fun treat, along with their napkins, fans, and wooden utensils.

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Along with the festive (store bought) cupcakes, I added a couple of small gumball machines filled with coordinating colors to the centerpiece (mine are just for looks, as I reuse my gumballs for several parties – I like the look but not what they do to my children’s teeth).

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Trying to keep with my “less sugar” theme this year, I found some pins for the children that I used for table “scatter.”

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

As you can see, changing a few items at your table you can go from an adult theme to a children’s theme in no time flat!

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I hope you enjoy your holiday and remember – until next time – Party On Friends!

Children's 4th of July Table Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Thank you, Melissa, for these quick and easy tips, and I love how you recycle your party decor! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at Melissanewell.com.

For more party ideas, please check out these Fourth of July parties from our site and all our free July 4th party printables.

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week - June 1st

by Jillian Leslie on

Here are my favorite parties for the week... wait until you see these!

A glamorous pink and gold safari girl birthday party, a rustic shabby chic western bridal shower, a lovely vintage pony party for a girl's birthday with lots of ruffles, and an orange and blue chevron little man mustache bash first birthday party.

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week June 1 | CatchMyParty.com

Clockwise from top left:

My daughter just finished 1st grade so our summer has just begun. It feels really good! Looking forward to taking it a little slower (hopefully).

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Recipe + What Makes Me Happy as a Mom

by Jillian Leslie on

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by Nutella to show how I like to "spread the happy." What a cool assignment. I'm a big believer that happiness is contagious. Just watch a group of kids laughing, and you'll quickly notice your own smile (or even laughter). It's just that easy.

So for Memorial Day, we were invited over to our friends' house for a BBQ. I love bringing homemade desserts to spread some happiness, so this year I made  homemade peanut butter cookies and sandwiched them together with a dollop of Nutella. Do you know "cookie" is a happy word? It makes you smile when you say it. Just try it.

The peanut butter cookies were delicious. I made the dough a little salty so that the sweet from the Nutella would balance it nicely, and it really did.  Plus, they were easy and quick to make. Here's how I did it:

PEANUT BUTTER NUTELLA COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients: (flour, baking soda, and salt) then set aside.

Add the butter, peanut butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla to a mix bowl, and beat on high until creamy. Mix in the dry ingredients, a third at a time, until completely incorporated.

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Cover and move the dough to the refrigerator and chill for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Roll the dough into small balls (~1 inch) in the palms of your hand, and put them on a greased cookie sheet (or use a silpat!).

Press the dough down with a fork with 2 perpendicular presses.

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Bake for 12 minutes.

Wait at least 15  minutes until the cookies cool. Smear a dollop of Nutella on the bottom of a cookie, and top with a second cookie to make a sandwich.

Makes about 2 dozen cookie sandwiches (4 dozen individual cookies).

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Because this post is all about being happy, I was also asked to share what makes me happy about being a mom. Wow, there are so many things, but one that stands out is sharing experiences with my daughter. This weekend I took Lainey to see Top Hat, her first Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie. I love old dance movies and I was curious to see what she would think of an old black and white film, living in her technicolor 3D world.

Something about being a mom and sharing these special moment with her, getting to see the world through her eyes, teaches me about myself... about what's really important to me, why I make the choices I do, and what I truly love. It's through both our similarities and our differences that I understand more about myself and my daughter, and I love that about being a mom.

As I said, I'm a huge Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers fan, and it turns out, my daughter is too! Here is Lainey dancing after the movie. And her happiness, definitely makes me happy. Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Nutella® hazelnut spread is a happy start to every day! Pick up a jar of Nutella in the spreads aisle and enjoy it with whole wheat toast, waffles, pancakes, strawberries, bananas and many other foods. Nutella. Spread the Happy™.

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Patriotic July 4th Paper Wreath DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here with a fantastic paper wreath for July 4th. I love how she distressed the paper stars to make it look like an antique!

One of my little challenges for this year is to make a wreath for my front door for every season/holiday. I just love the welcoming feel a wreath provides.

So of course, I had to come up with a design for the 4th of July! I love the end result and I hope you will too. :)

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to recreate the wreath.

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:

  • Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
  • Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
  • Star template download
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Optional: A scorer for easier folding
  • Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)
July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Use the template to cut out stars in three different sizes. For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line. Repeat for all 5 points. Fold on every line.

Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two).

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com
If you wish to distress the stars, simply use a small sponge or applicator to apply the Distress Ink. I started by making the fold lines dark and then applied some lighter stains in between the points.

Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com
July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Thanks, Virginie, for sharing how you made your awesome wreath! To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more party ideas, check out these incredible July 4th party ideas and free July 4th party printables from our site!

Trendy Ombre DIY Pinata

by Jillian Leslie on

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs are back with another DIY... this stylish pinata tutorial that will add a touch of whimsy and class to your next party!

What says "party!" better than a pinata?! Pinatas are back in a chic and fun new way -- making their way from children's parties to even the trendiest of adult occasions. This contemporary take on the classic pinata is a fun and easy way to add a little extra style to your next event, and the best part is, you can make one yourself!

Supplies:

  • Paper Mache letter
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Candy!

Supplies to make a trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Select a paper mache letter or a shape for your pinata (we found ours at Jo-ann Fabric. Cut a small hole in the base of your letter and fill it up with your favorite candy. We chose pink shimmer gumballs from Sweet Works and added some sequins to the mix for a little extra sparkle! Once you have filled your letter with the desired amount of candy, seal it up with a bit of glue.

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Gather your tissue paper. We chose an ombre pattern, but you can choose any color combination you like.

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Fold your tissue paper in half, leaving the folded seam at the top. Carefully cut a 2-3 inch strip of the paper

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Take your 2-3 inch strip of paper and cut strips vertically, being careful to leave a bit of space at the top of the tissue paper. This will make it easier to adhere the paper to your letter.

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

With a hot glue gun, adhere the first color of the fringed paper to the letter, starting at the bottom.

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Repeat step 4, adding each layer so that it slightly overlaps the previous color/layer.

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Trim off any overhanging strands of fringe and display your pinata!

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Impress your guests by using your beautiful new pinata as a fun centerpiece or break it open and enjoy the sweets inside!

Learn to make this trendy ombre DIY pinata! | CatchMyParty.com

Thanks, Missy & Kristen, I love your modern spin on an old party favorite!

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

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