Patriotic Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

This week my favorite parties include: a red, white, and blue patriotic party, an enchanting fairy garden birthday, a wild jungle safari party, and a Little Red Riding Hood birthday party! | CatchMyParty.com There were lots of fantastic parties added to our site this week, including an outdoor patriotic party perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th (both of which will be here before we know it)! I'm a big fan of adding a tent or teepee as party decor, and I love the homemade tent at this party!

I'm nursing a cold today. My nose is running. I have a pile of balled up Kleenex sitting next to me as I write this. But sharing gorgeous parties does lift my mood. Beauty has a way of helping me get out of my own way. So thank you, to all the creative people who add parties to our site.  You are the best medicine.

This week my favorite parties include a red, white and blue patriotic party, an enchanting fairy garden birthday, a wild jungle safari party, and an incredible Little Red Riding Hood birthday party!

Take a look. See if these parties brighten your day, too.

Mint Event Design's A Vintage Patriotic Picnic

Red, white, and blue, patriotic party | Catchmyparty.com

Chakoda Design's Enchanted Fairy Gardens

Enchanted fairy party | Catchmyparty.com

The Tru Happiness' Hold on.. Hold on.. Its going to be wild now

Jungle safari party | Catchmyparty.com

Aline S' Who is afraid of bad wolf?? Milena´s 4th Birthday party

Little red riding hood party | Catchmyparty.com

This week is my husband's birthday. I bought him a blowtorch as a present. You can see the torch here and the trigger starter here (affil). If your husband is into cooking (like mine), what a manly present! I just hope he doesn't blow up the house. :)

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card Holders

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Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card Holders | CatchMyParty.com

It's the end of the school year, and I like to give gift cards to my daughter's teachers to say thank you for all their hard work. But giving gift cards can feel a little impersonal.

So I came up with these easy toilet paper roll gift card holders that I absolutely love! Who knew gift cards fit so well in toilet paper rolls?

Supplies (affil):

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card Holders | CatchMyParty.com

First, I flatten the Charmin toilet paper roll. Then using this colored Scotch tape, I added stripes.

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card Holders | CatchMyParty.com

I placed the gift card inside the roll (in its jacket) and tied it up with baker's twine. I'd love to have a wallet this stylish!

How I came up with this craft is a funny story...

We work a lot with Bounty, which is a P&G company. Charmin is another one of their brands, but in all honesty, I've never used Charmin before. We've always been a Cotttonelle family. That is, until now...

Charmin Toilet Paper

I was asked to do a week-long test, where I swapped out our regular toilet paper for Charmin Ultra Soft. I didn't tell my husband or daughter, but both of them noticed immediately. They wanted to know why I had never bought this brand of toilet paper before. They both commented on how soft it was.

My daughter even started using it to blow her nose because she thought it was softer than the tissues I buy.

I must say, the softness is shocking. And the thickness is impressive, too.

Charmin Toilet Paper

I guess I never bought Charmin before because I didn't think it was strong enough to do serious "cleanup."

So I asked my family if they felt like it was doing the job. They assured me it was, and that it felt so much nicer. My daughter even said, "It isn't rough, so I can clean better down there." From the mouths of babes... :)

Now we are officially a Charmin Ultra Soft family, and we have chic end-of-school gift card holders to boot. I call that a win-win!

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Card Holders | CatchMyParty.com

This post is sponsored by Charmin, but all ideas and opinions are mine!

Olympic Games Donuts

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Olympic Games Donuts + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Here's a quick video to show you how I made them!

Who's excited for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? I am! I love the summer games, especially gymnastics and track and field!

Olympic Games Donuts + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

I created these Olympic Games donuts to put you in the mood for the games, and because I wanted to create something that would be messy.

You see, Bounty has teamed up four-time Olympic gold medal sprinter, Allyson Felix, one of the fasted women in the world. Allyson is quick, and so is Bounty!

Olympic Games Sprinkles | CatchMyParty.com

Bounty also good at preventing messes, which is why I used it when gluing toothpicks to our free Olympic printables.

Free Team USA Olympic Games Printables | CatchMyParty.com

To make these Olympic Games donuts is simple. I used Krispy Kreme donuts because I like their round shape. Then I very lightly dampened the tops of the donuts to make the sprinkles stick.

Krispy Kreme Donuts | CatchMyParty.com

I used these sprinkles for the colors and these for the black (affil). I sprinkled them on each donut.

Making Olympic Donuts | CatchMyParty.com

It was definitely messy, but when it came time for cleanup, I dampened a sheet of Bounty (because it's so absorbent, I needed only one sheet), swept the sprinkles into a pile, then using another damp paper towel, scooped them up. Easy peasy.

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I love how they turned out and so did my family!

Olympic Games Donuts | CatchMyParty.com

Bounty wants you to join them online to share your best quicker picker upper tips when it comes to cleaning up messes.

Olympic Donuts + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Starting on April 28, tweet your quicker picker upper cleaning tips to @Bounty using #quicktip and #promotion. Bounty will donate $1 for every #quicktip tweet* to Community Olympic Development Programs, which helps progressing athletes through their development. Bounty is also going to share the tips on their social media channels throughout the Olympic Games! You can read the terms and conditions here.

*Up to $10,000

This post is sponsored by Bounty. All opinions, ideas, and inspirations are mine!

I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables

by Jillian Leslie on

I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Now that Mother's Day is behind us -- hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, by the way -- we're sharing these fantastic I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables designed for us by partyandprintables.com.

What an adorable collection. I love how they're sweet but still masculine!

I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

The collection includes a printable Father's Day card, a "Happy Father's Day" banner, cupcake toppers/favor tags, and food labels!

Just download the files, print them out on your color printer, cut them out, and decorate!

 Download the I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables Here!

I think printables are such a great way to add that special touch to let Dad know how loved he is. You can just surprise him with the card and banner, or go all out and use the whole collection.

Here's the whole collection looks like...

I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables | CatchMyParty.comAnd here are the individual files, including the Father's Day card...

I Love Fishing Father's Day Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free Father's Day Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free Father's Day Printables | CatchMyParty.com Free Father's Day Printables | CatchMyParty.com

What a stylish set up! Don't you agree?

Free Father's Day Fishing Printables | CatchMyParty.com

To learn more about partyandprintables.com, please visit them on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

And for more Father's Day inspiration, check out all our amazing Father's Day parties on our site, Father's Day DIY gift ideas and blog posts, and all our collections of free Father's Day printables.

Girl Surfing Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties include a Girl Surfing Party, a Minnie Mouse tea party, an It's a Small World party, and a modern baseball birthday! | Catchmyparty.com

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you had a lovely day. I definitely did. My daughter created a card, a song, and a comic for me, and my husband is cooking a delicious steak dinner as we speak!

There were so many amazing parties added to our site this week, including a very cool girl surfing party. If you read my blog you know I love "girl power" themed parties!

This week my favorite parties are the awesome surfing party, an adorable "It's a Small World" birthday party, a stunning and modern baseball party, and a gorgeous Minnie Mouse tea party! Again, I'm blown away by what talent I see on our site everyday! Take a look at these parties below...

Krista O's A Girly Surfing Birthday Party

Girly surfer party | Catchmyparty.com

Dee L's Sara's It's A Small World Birthday Celebration

It's A Small World party | Catchmyparty.com

Paige Simple's Chase's 4th Baseball Themed Birthday

Modern baseball birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Kim K's Quinnie's Mouseka-Tea

Minnie Mouse pink tea party | Catchmyparty.com

School is starting to wind down for us. My daughter has a little over three weeks of school left. Boy, has this year flown by.

If you need graduation party ideas, check out this best preschool/kindergarten graduation party ideas post and this best graduation party ideas post. Plus, check out our free graduation party printables!

Free Mother's Day Cards and Printables

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Free Mother's Day Cards & Printables | CatchMyParty.com

I have a confession to make. I am usually super last-minute when it comes to holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. Isn't that funny for someone with a party site?

I always say I'm going to be better next year, but so far that hasn't happened. I definitely end up scrambling the day of, but because I use lots of hacks and cheats (like decorating my own store bought cake instead of making my own), for the most part, I end up pulling it off. Just don't look at the mess in my kitchen.

So if you are like me, and save things until the last minute, but this year, you want to give your Mother's Day brunch (yes, it's this Sunday) a little extra special... or if you need a last minute Mother's Day card, please check out all the beautiful collections of free Mother's Day cards and printables we have on our site! You will be blown away. Just click on these thumbnails and I promise you will find something!

Free Boho Flowers Mother's Day printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Mother's Day flower printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Printable Mother's Day Cards | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Mother's Day printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Mother's Day Cards and Printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Mother's Day Cards and Printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Mother's Day Cards and Printables | CatchMyParty.com

 

Free Striped Mother's Day Printables | CatchMyParty.com

And now what about a Mother's Day gift?  How about making an easy photo vase.

Easy Mother's Day Photo Vase | CatchMyParty.com

Or you can try this easy homemade candle (perfect for your kids to make for Grandma)!

Easy Homemade Candle | CatchMyParty

12 Best Graduation Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

12 Best Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

Did you see our preschool & kindergarten graduation party roundup we posted last week? Well today we are sharing twelve of the best graduation party ideas for high school, college, and beyond!

We've included three full sets... that's right three... of free party printables to use to decorate your party. We've got a fancy gold set, a rustic chalkboard set, and a red and white preppy set. Pick a collection and a color scheme, and start building your party.

We've also included ideas for decorations, desserts, photo booth props, and party favors. Just take a look below...

12 Best Graduation Party Ideas

1. 2016 Glitter Numbers

Best Graduation Party Ideas- Gold Glitter Monogram 2016 | Catchmyparty.com

2. Free Gold Graduation Party Printables

Free printables for a gold graduation party | Catchmyparty.com

3. Graduation Cap Treats

Graduation Cap Treats for a graduation party dessert | Catchmyparty.com

4. Photo Booth Props

Graduation Photo Booth Props - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas| Catchmyparty.com

5. Grad Banner

Graduation Photo Banner - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas| Catchmyparty.com

6. Free Chalkboard Graduation Party Printables

Free Graduation Chalkboard Party Printables | Catchmyparty.com

7. Graduation Balloons

Graduation balloons - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

8. Free Preppy Graduation Printables

Free Preppy Graduation Party Printables | Catchmyparty.com

9. Congrats Cake Topper

Gold Congrats Grad Cake Topper - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

10. Graduation Cap Straw Decorations

Graduation straws - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

11. Diploma Treats

Graduation Diploma Treats - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

12. Graduation Cap Party Favors

Graduation Party Favors - 12 Best Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

For more graduation inspiration, check out these amazing graduation parties and free graduation party printables from our site! Wishing you a great end to your kids' school year!

Unicorn Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

My 4 favorite parties of the week include a unicorn birthday party, a snow white birthday party, a boho chic sweet 16, and an Instagram party! | Catchmyparty.com

This week lots of amazing parties were added to our site, including a magical unicorn birthday party!

My favorite parties this week include a gorgeous rainbow themed unicorn girl birthday party, an incredible outdoor Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs party, a bohemian chic Sweet 16 birthday party, and an awesome Instagram birthday party!

Tierra L's Aaliyah's Unicorn Themed Party

Unicorn birthday party | Catchmyparty.com

Alexandra B's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Birthday Party

Snow White party | Catchmyparty.com

LAURA'S little PARTY's Boho Sweet 16

Boho chic party ideas | Catchmyparty.com

Loli candy bar's Instagram party

Instagram party | Catchmyparty.com

I'm really getting into Snapchat. There's something so playful and fun about it! Who doesn't want to vomit rainbows? :)

If you want to follow me, I'm at @catchmyparty or you can be in the app and snap a photo of this image and you'll automatically follow me. Are you on it? Do you think it's fun, too?

CatchMyParty Snapchat | CatchMyParty.com

Also, if you are a blogger, have you heard about the smart pop-up we built called MiloTree? We give it away for free. It will help you grow your Pinterest, Instagram, and/or Facebook following. It's easy to install and it works. There's no reason not to try it, and if you have any questions, just email me.

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printables

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Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printables | Catchmyparty.com

Yep, it's graduation time! Today we giving away this full set of free red & blue preppy graduation party printables designed for us by Michelle from Printabelle!

If you're throwing a graduation party this year, and want to give your party a little classic style, just download the pdf file below, print out the printables, cut them out, and style your party!

The collection includes everything you need to throw an awesome party: graduation party invitations, party circles, large party circles, a "Good Luck" banner, mini candy bar wrappers, welcome sign, thank you and menu/place cards and water bottle labels.

Download The Preppy Graduation Party Printables Here!

Take a look at all of the individual items...

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Invitations | CatchMyParty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Good Luck Party Banner | CatchMyParty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Mini Candy Bar Wrappers | CatchMyParty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Menu and Thank You Cards | CatchMyParty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printable Circles | CatchMyParty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printable Water Labels | Catchmyparty.com

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printable Circles | CatchMyParty.com

For more party ideas, please check out these amazing graduation parties from our site and free graduation printables!

If you throw a graduation party using these free printables, please add your party to catchmyparty.com! I'd love to see what you do! Also, if you are looking for dessert ideas, check out our graduation cap treat tutorial and our graduation diploma treat tutorial. These are easy and fun and your guests will love them!

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

10 Best Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas

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10 Best Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas | Catchmyparty.com

Yes, our babies are growing up. Can you believe how fast it's going?

Because I'm such a believer in celebrating milestones, today we're sharing the 10 best preschool & kindergarten graduation party ideas from our site!

We've got ideas for graduation cookies, treats, decorations, party favors, tee shirts, and we've got "last day of school" free printables for photo ops of the special day. I've been using these printables every year to capture that once a year moment. The smile on my daughter's face is always priceless! I can always feel her sense of accomplishment for a school year passed and her excitement about the summer.

So without further ado, here are the...

10 Best Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas

1. Graduation cookies

What a great personalized touch!

10 Best Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas - Graduation cookies | Catchmyparty.com

2. The Places You Go Dr. Seuss banner

I find this book so inspiring and so perfect as a graduation gift.

10 Best Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas - Graduation banner | Catchmyparty.com

3. Free last day of school printables

I use these every year on my daughter's last day of school.

10 Best Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation Party Ideas - Free last day of school printables | Catchmyparty.com

4. Graduation party sign

Here's a great way to welcome your graduation party guests or as a photo prop! Graduation sign | Catchmyparty.com

5. Easy diploma treats

These seriously take 5 minutes!

graduation-diploma-treats | Catchmyparty.com

6. School supply cake centerpiece

What a clever idea for a centerpiece. You can open it up at the end of the party and let kids take stuff as a parting gift.

School supply cake | Catchmyparty.com

7. Party decorations

Simple items in bright colors work great as party decorations. I love the letters.

Graduation decorations | Catchmyparty.com 8. Kindergarten graduate tee shirt

I wish I saw this when my daughter graduated kindergarten.

Kindergarten grad shirt | Catchmyparty.com

9. Preschool graduate tee shirt

And I would have bought this one for her preschool graduation!

Preschool grad shirt | Catchmyparty.com

10. Lightbulb party favors

I think this is the cleverest idea.

Grad favors | Catchmyparty.com

For more graduation inspiration, check out these amazing graduation parties and free graduation party printables from our site! Wishing you a great end to your kids' school year!