5 Amazing Paw Patrol Birthday Cakes

by Jillian Leslie on

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!

Garden Tea Party Birthday and More!

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This week my favorite parties include a garden tea party birthday, an Easter egg hunt party, an awesome Toy Story party, and an Easter picnic held outside | CatchMyParty.com

Happy Easter (one day late)! My mom was visiting (she left this morning) and we were having such a wonderful time together, I decided to wait a day to post.

I believe we need to give ourselves permission (me included!) to put stuff aside when there is something bigger and more meaningful to experience. So that was my day yesterday. And now without further ado...

There were so many AMAZING parties added to Catch My Party this week, including a fantastic garden tea party birthday and some gorgeous Easter parties!

This week my favorite parties include a lovely tea party, an Easter egg hunt party, an awesome Toy Story party, and an Easter picnic held outside!

Alexandra B's Garden Tea Birthday Party

Tea party | Catchmyparty.com

Sweet P Parties' Easter Egg Hunt

Easter party | Catchmyparty.com

Monica M's Toy Story Mania

Toy Story party | Catchmyparty.com

Susan Macieira's Easter Picnic

Easter bunny party | Catchmyparty.com

The jasmine is blooming outside our front door and I've made it a point to go smell it at least once a day. It's amazing what it does to me! If there's a flower near by, I recommend you smell it. :)

13 Awesome Kate Spade Party Ideas

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Kate Spade party ideas | Catchmyparty.com

Kate Spade parties are so popular right now! We've seen the theme used for birthday parties, bridal showers, and baby showers!

I personally love the hot pinks, blacks, whites, and golds that are so prevalent! The colors really make the parties pop!

Below are thirteen great Kate Spade party ideas for your own celebrations.

13 Kate Spade Party Ideas

1. Dessert Table Backdrop

Kate Spade party backdrop | Catchmyparty.com

2. Place Setting

Kate Spade party ideas -- black and pink place setting! | Catchmyparty.com

3. Cupcakes

Kate Spade cupcakes | Catchmyparty.com

4. Colorful Dessert Table

Kate Spade party ideas - colorful dessert table! | Catchmyparty.com

5. Invitations

Kate Spade party ideas - black and pink invitation! | Catchmyparty.com

6. Bridal Shower Welcome Sign

Kate Spade Welcome Sign | CatchMyParty.com

7. "LOVE" Banner

Kate Spade Party Ideas - Love Banner | Catchmyparty.com

8. Themed Cookies

Kate Spade Cookies | Catchmyparty.com

9. Drink Glasses

Kate Spade Party Ideas - Sparkly Drink Glasses | Catchmyparty.com

10. Wall Decorations

Kate Spade Party Decorations | Catchmyparty.com

11. Floral Centerpiece

Kate Spade Party Ideas - Floral centerpiece | Catchmyparty.com

12. Chocolate Covered Oreos

Kate Spade Chocolate Covered Oreos | Catchmyparty.com

13. Party Favors

Kate Spade party favors | Catchmyparty.com

If you like what you've seen, check out all the fantastic Kate Spade inspired parties on our site! We have over twenty!

The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes

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The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes | CatchMyParty.com

Meet Felix. He's two. Isn't he handsome?

I invited Felix and his mom, Kristen, over for a playdate. I introduced Felix to Bounty, because Bounty is the best way to clean up dog messes, and we all know dogs get messy!

The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes | CatchMyParty.com

At first, Felix was skeptical.

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But then he realized Bounty was fun!

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Really fun!

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Arrrhhh!

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After all the excitement and a little rest, it was cleanup time.

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Out came the hose.

The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes | CatchMyParty.com

And out came the Bounty.

The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes | CatchMyParty.com

Felix liked getting his paws cleaned. Look at that smile.

The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes | CatchMyParty.com

Because Bounty is 2X more absorbent, his paws clean up quickly, and it only took a few sheet.

Then Felix got to go home as handsome and happy as ever!

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If they say a dog is a man's best friend, then Bounty is a dog mess's best friend. :)

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The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Messes | CatchMyParty.com

This post is sponsored by Bounty. All opinions and text are my own.

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas!

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Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

I'm excited to be sharing this Shopkins party styled by the talented, Jessebell from Dreamland Event Styling

If by now, you have been able to avoid the mini toy craze that is “Shopkins,” be prepared, because with these Shopkin party ideas you'll be wanting to throw your own party!

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

This party was completely inspired by the idea of having the most awesome shopping experience ever!

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

We wanted to bring the Shopkins shopping world to life, and with bigger-than-life props, we were able to bring the mini toys to life-size proportions.

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One of our focal points for the cake table was the “Store Shelf” that we made using pasteboard and an old bookcase.

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

The “Shopkins” logo was made using foam core. This, of course, added the extra special “Shopkins” feel to the store shelf.

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

We found some super cute Shopkins piggy banks at our local Family Dollar Store over Valentine's Day. They were the perfect size to fit inside of our store shelf.

Incredible Shopkins Party Decorations | CatchMyParty.com

On the cake table, in front of the bookshelf, we had our magnificent "Wishes" cake, based on one of the Shopkins characters.

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Incredible Shopkins Birthday Cake | CatchMyParty.com

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Also, on the table, we used painted wooden letters and spelled out the birthday girl's name. We decorated each letter with inspiration from different Shopkins. This is a super easy decorative piece that the birthday girl can keep as a present and reminder of her party!

Incredible Shopkins Birthday Decorations | CatchMyParty.com

Another great idea is to use toys as part of your decor, especially if your child is anything like mine, and has a bunch already in her room!

Incredible Shopkins Party Decorations | CatchMyParty.com

What else screams Shopkins more than a pink shopping cart dessert table?! After we spray painted the shopping cart pink, we built a table inside it to display our treats in a fun way.

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

We even put felt pennant banners on the side to decorate it.

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We displayed candy apples, cake pops, and chocolate covered pretzels.

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All the kids loved being able to “shop” for their treats! We also had gorgeous cookies made by the very talented Jennifer from My Sweetest Moment. They were almost too adorable to eat, but of course we did and they were DELICIOUS!

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Incredible Shopkins Birthday Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

This party was so much fun to style, pulling inspiration directly from the toys themselves.

I’m hoping that by now we have inspired you to create your own Shopkins party for your little one and remember “Once you shop you can’t stop!”

Incredible Shopkins Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

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For more party inspiration, check out all these adorable Shopkins parties on our site.

To learn more about Jessebell and her company, Dreamland Event Styling, please visit her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Woodland Minnie Mouse Party and More!

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This week my favorite parties include a kids' Easter party, a magical party with fairies, unicorns and rainbows, a rustic horse birthday party, and an incredible woodland Minnie Mouse Party!| Catchmyparty.com

Lots of fantastic parties added to Catch My Party this week, including an amazing woodland Minnie Mouse party! I've never see this Minnie Mouse permutation before, and I love it, especially on the first day of spring!

Spring is my favorite season because it always feels like growth and rebirth. In fact, our jasmine just started flowering and every time I walk outside I make it a point to smell it. It puts me in such a nice mood!

This week my favorite parties include a fun kids' Easter party with a cookies and milk theme, a magical party with fairies, unicorns and rainbows, a rustic horse girl birthday party, and an incredible outdoor Minnie Mouse woodland party!

Amidst The Chaos' Hoppy Easter

Easter party | Catchmyparty.com

Sarah Sofia Productions' Fairies, Unicorns & Rainbows Party

Fairy party | Catchmyparty.com

Mirna M's Kyan's Rustic Horses first birthday party

Horse party | Catchmyparty.com

Khaliah G's Woodland Minnie 1st Birthday

Minnie Mouse party | Catchmyparty.com

Btw, if you are a blogger have you checked out MiloTree yet? It's our sister site, where we give you a  free pop-up to embed on your blog to grow your Pinterest and/or Instagram following. This week, we'll be adding our third social media configuration. Can you guess which it is?

Carrot Patch Desserts

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Carrot Patch Desserts | CatchMyParty.com

As spring is arriving (my favorite time of year!), check out these adorable carrot patch desserts. They're strawberries dipped in orange colored white chocolate laid on a bed of Oreo pudding! I think they're so sweet, perfect for Easter (your little bunnies will love them) and they make me want to get diggin in my garden!

Carrot Patch Desserts | CatchMyParty.com

Carrot Patch Desserts | CatchMyParty.com

Carrot Patch Desserts Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 box instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 oz Cool Whip
  • 1⁄2 package double stuffed Oreos, crushed
  • Orange candy melts
  • Strawberries
Directions:

1. Combine one box of instant chocolate fudge pudding and 2 cups milk. Blend on low for 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to set.

Dirt Cake | CatchMyParty.com

2. In small bowl, beat to together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add Cool Whip and beat until smooth.

3. Fold cool whip mixture into the chocolate pudding mixture. Set aside.

4. Using a food processor, grind up Oreos until they resemble crumbs.

Dirt Cake Crumbs | CatchMyParty.com

Dirt Cake Pudding | CatchMyParty.com

5. I used small dessert bowls for mini dirt pudding cups. You can also use a mini or large trifle dish. Once you have chosen your bowls, layer the dessert.

Dirt Cake Pudding | CatchMyParty.com

Start with pudding and then Oreo cookies. Continue layering until you dish is full. Chill for 2­4 hours before serving.

Dirt Cake | CatchMyParty.com

6. Rinse strawberries and dry completely. Put orange candy melts into a microwavable bowl or glass. Melt according to package instructions.

Strawberry Carrots | CatchMyParty.com

7. Dip each strawberry into the candy melts and place on a piece of parchment paper. Chill all strawberries until candy coating has set.

Strawberry Carrots | CatchMyParty.com

8. Place some of the melted orange candy melts into a ziploc baggie. Cut the tip off. Use the bag to draw a zigzag pattern on the chilled berries.

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9. Serve your carrot patch desserts for Easter!

Carrot Patch Desserts | CatchMyParty.com

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Carrot Patch Desserts | CatchMyParty.com

 

For more Easter inspiration, check out all our free Easter printables and all the great Easter parties on our site.

This delicious recipe 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.

Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables

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Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Julie from Crowing Details styled a party filled with beautiful and budget-friends ballerina party ideas. She is here today to share how she did it. She also designed a set of free ballerina printables for us. Thank you, Julie! Now please, take it away...

Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

When putting together this sweet, yet simple ballerina party design, we wanted to keep things modern, streamlined, easy to replicate, and affordable.

Our first detail, to anchor our dessert table, was this DIY ballerina hand-print painting created for the birthday girl’s room using Mom and Dad’s hand prints.

Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

This keepsake is so personal, and it's simple to recreate using a white canvas of any size, a template ballerina tutu bodice, and pink acrylic paint.

Next, to add a pop of color to our white table, we added a table runner made from wrapping paper that we found at Paper Source.

Paper runners are one of my favorite party details because you can find wrapping paper in virtually any color combination. It's an affordable way to add a personalized touch to your party.

Ballerina party | CatchMyParty.com

To give the dessert table dimension, we layered this fun paper tassel garland and our "Happy Birthday" banner and adhered them with 3D glue dots.

Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

For sweets, we chose simple vanilla cupcakes with white icing, personalized with these fun gold glitter toppers.

Ballerina Party + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

And we also chose these amazing ballerina-inspired cake ball pops.

Ballerina cake pops | CatchMyParty.com

To make the birthday girl feel special, we served her cupcake in an individual pink cupcake server we found at Pottery Barn.

Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

For added decor on the table, we also filled this adorable honeycomb bowl we stumbled upon in the Dollar Spot at Target, with stunning white and pink roses, framed a simple “Twinkle Toes” printable 8x10 sign (available here for download), and showcased pretty pink forks in a small round vase.

Ballerina Party + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

And finally, for party favors, we couldn’t resist these handcrafted candy wands filled with pink ombre candy that we personalized with our “You Make my Heart Twirl” favor tags (available for download).

Ballerina Party Favors + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Ballerina Party Favors + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

This party was fun to put together, and I hope my ideas inspired you to create your own beautiful, budget-friendly ballerina party!

Ballerina Dessert Table + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

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Ballerina Party Ideas + Free Printables | CatchMyParty.com

And here are the adorable ballerina printables Julie designed! There's a blank invitation (in two varieties), favor tags (in 4 varieties), a "Twinkle Toes" welcome sign, and a "Happy Birthday" banner!

Download the free ballerina printables here!

Free Ballerina Printable Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

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Ballerina Theme Twinkle Toes Sign | CatchMyParty.com

 

Happy Birthday Banner - Free Printable | CatchMyParty.com

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Peeps Blondies Recipe

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Easter Peeps Blondie Recipe | Catchmyparty.com

Peeps are one of my favorite things about Easter. They're fun and cute and I love the colors -- it lets me know it's spring! So why not try these festive Peeps blondies to surprise your friends and family this Easter.

Blondies with Easter Peeps | Catchmyparty.com

Peeps Blondies Recipe

Makes: 20 Peeps blondies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1⁄2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, salted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped Peeps
Blondies Peeps Recipe | Catchmyparty.com

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a medium bowl melt butter. Add brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. Mix to combine. Gradually add flour and baking powder. Fold in white chocolate chips.

Mixing Blondies with Peeps | Catchmyparty.com

Place batter in a 13x9” greased baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.

Mixing Blondies with Peeps | Catchmyparty.com

Remove from oven and sprinkle the top of the blondies with chopped up Peeps in a variety of colors.

Easter Peeps | Catchmyparty.com

Easter Peeps | Catchmyparty.com

 

Place back in oven for 5-­7 more minutes until the Peeps expand and soften.

Blondies Easter Peeps | Catchmyparty.com

The blondies have a delicious brown sugar flavor and cookie-like texture. The colorful Peeps add vibrant spring colors and a touch of marshmallow sweetness!

Peeps Blondie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Delicious!!

Blondies Peeps Recipe | Catchmyparty.com

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Peeps Blondies Recipe for Easter | Catchmyparty.com

For more Easter inspiration, check out all our free Easter printables and all the great Easter parties on our site.

This delicious recipe 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.

 

Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

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Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

Today, my daughter, Lainey, created these tie-dye Easter eggs. She used a special "paper towel" technique to get this look. We both had so much fun and the eggs turned out beautifully!

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

We used empty Snack Pack® containers for each color dye. This worked great because they were just the right size and no spilling like regular plastic cups!

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Lainey loved the prep. Here she is helping clean out the Snack Pack® containers. :)

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First, we filled each cup with a different colored dye. Then Lainey wrapped each egg in 1/4 sheet of paper towel.

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

She dipped different parts of the paper towel in different dyes.

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When she unwrapped it...

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

It looked like this...

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

And this...

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

And this...

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

The paper towel left an interesting polkadot pattern, and the colors really looked like tie-dye! These are some of the prettiest eggs she's ever made.

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | CatchMyParty.com

Lainey loved how "cool" they looked and couldn't wait to show them off! Then, of course, it was Snack Pack® time again. Vanilla is Lainey's favorite flavor.

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This Easter take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack comes a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest and Facebook.

** All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.

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