Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printables

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Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printables |

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 |

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Invitations |

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Good Luck Party Banner |

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

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

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printable Circles |

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printable Water Labels |

Free Red & Blue Preppy Graduation Party Printable Circles |

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! 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

4. Graduation party sign

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

5. Easy diploma treats

These seriously take 5 minutes!

graduation-diploma-treats |

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 |

7. Party decorations

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

Graduation decorations | 8. Kindergarten graduate tee shirt

I wish I saw this when my daughter graduated kindergarten.

Kindergarten grad shirt |

9. Preschool graduate tee shirt

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

Preschool grad shirt |

10. Lightbulb party favors

I think this is the cleverest idea.

Grad favors |

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!

Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies |

It's 9pm and your daughter announces that there's a charity bake sale tomorrow at school and she has to bring something the next morning. What do you do? You make these easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup brownies and all is right with the world. If only everything in life could be this simple!

Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Recipe |

These brownies are delicious. They turn out chocolatey, peanut buttery, and the best part is the chopped Reese's on top.  I promise, these brownies will sell out super quick at the bake sale, which means more kisses for Mommy! Win-win!

Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies |

Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Makes: 12 large brownies or 24 small brownies

Time: 45 minutes



  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 bag peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1 bag Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, coarsely chopped
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Reese's Peanut Butter Brownie Ingredients |


Preheat oven to 350 . Grease 13x9” baking dish. In a medium bowl make brownie mix according to package.

In a separate bowl make the peanut butter cookie mix according to package.

Pour brownie batter into greased 13x9” baking dish.

Brownie batter |

Using a tablespoon, scoop peanut butter cookie dough on top of the brownie batter.

Brownie batter with peanut butter cookie dough |

Bake according to brownie package instructions.

When the brownies are done, remove from oven. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups over warm brownies.

Chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups |

Serve with vanilla ice cream!

Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies with Ice Cream |

Or just by themselves. :) Enjoy!

Easy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies |

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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.

Game of Thrones Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties this week: a Game of Thrones party, a Cinderella birthday, a science party, and a mustache bash baby shower |

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? My husband is a huge one! So in honor of him and the season 6 premiere this weekend, I had to show off this incredible Game of Thrones party. If you love the show or the book, you have to see this party!

My other favorite parties this week are also not to be missed: There's a lovely Cinderella princess party that feels like it's just out of the movie, a chic mustache bash for a little man (love the suspenders on the cake), and a fantastic neon science birthday party (I'm all about nerding out at parties)!

Check them all out here...

Pocket Full of Parties' Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones party |

Heather S' A Cinderella Birthday

Cinderella birthday party |

ADAL Kreation's Little Man Jonah

Mustache bash baby shower |

Sunshine Parties' Scientist Party

Neon science birthday party |

Wishing you a great week ahead.

Btw, if you are a blogger, have you heard of the new pop-up we built called MiloTree? We give it away for free to help bloggers grow their social media accounts. It's helped us grow our Pinterest following to close to 500k.

If you have any questions about it, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com.

Something Fun To Entertain Your Kids

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We just got back from vacation. We spent a few days in LA eating yummy sushi, seeing the sights, and spending time with friends. It felt so nice to get away.

I don't know about you, but as soon as I get home from a vacation, I go from "fun, relaxed Mom" to "efficient, busy Mom."

Immediately, I've got to catch up on emails, clean up the house, and organize for the week ahead. It helps reorient me and allows me to regain a sense of control (at least over the laundry), but I do feel guilty because my family can feel the change in me.

But today we had a nice surprise.

Curious George is now streaming only on Hulu -- all 9 seasons (100+ episodes) and the animated film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey -- so I gave my daughter the laptop (perfect for a rainy day) and let her watch the show while I started unpacking and cleaning up.

Curious George |

She even invited our neighbors, who are 3 and 5, over to watch because she knew they'd like it. They were all entertained by the wacky adventures Curious George went on with the Man With the Yellow Hat. It was so cute to see them on the couch, my daughter acting like the older sister as she handed out snacks.

Curious George - Something Fun to Entertain Your Kids |

Curious George is funny and silly, which is why kids like it, but what I like, are the wholesome messages the episodes convey.

Something Fun to Entertain Your KidsAnd the surprise for me... After I got caught up on emails and laundry, my daughter and I watched an episode together, and "fun, relaxed Mom" made a return visit. Curious George - Something Fun to Entertain Your Kids |

All 9 seasons of Curious George, as well as the animated film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, are now streaming only on Hulu. As with all kids programming on Hulu, Curious George streams commercial-free.


How To Get Your Kids To Clean!

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How To Get Your Kids To Clean! |

Dyson sent us a new Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum to try. I must say, I really like it -- it's lightweight, can reach high places, works great on both carpets and floors, and is easy to store. But the best part is that my daughter fell in love with it!

Right from the start, she was fascinated by all the pieces -- it's got two cleaner heads, 3 extra attachments, and a pole.


And like giant Legos, the pieces fit together easily with a nice "click."

How To Get Your Kids To Clean! |

And because it's so lightweight and there's no cord to trip over, my daughter started cleaning with it. Actually cleaning! She said it was fun. Seriously, she said that.

How To Get Your Kids To Clean! |

She kept cleaning, like vacuuming up the crumbs on the couch...

How To Get Your Kids To Clean! |

And the fuzz behind the TV...

How To Get Your Kids To Clean! |

She had a friend over yesterday and asked if she could take out the Dyson to clean up the popcorn that fell on the floor. She asked that during the playdate.How To Get Your Kids To Clean! | I think the fact that it looks cool helps. She says it looks sci-fi. I say... whatever keeps her cleaning!


Cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. With Dyson V6 Cord-Free Vacuums, you can clean from floor to ceiling with Dyson power, without the hassle of a cord. Clean carpets or cobwebs in corners, or convert to handheld mode for countertops, couches and car interiors. No more lugging, plugging and re-plugging the old corded vacuum—just undock and go. For more on Dyson Cord-Free Vacuums, visit Join the conversation using #NoSpaceUncleaned and #CleanEverywhere.

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10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards

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10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards |

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 |

Download your free printable Mother's Day cards here!

Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards |

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 |

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

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards |

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 |

Which is your favorite?

10 Free Printable Pastel Mother's Day Cards |

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!

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

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 |

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

Chakoda Design's It's a Small World Disney It's a Small World Party |

Fiestas En Papel's Superlego Party Superman Lego Birthday Party |

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 |

Most Popular Girl Baby Shower Themes

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Most Popular Girl Baby Shower Themes |

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 |

Princess parties

Princess shower |

Vintage Parties

Vintage baby shower dessert table |

Bird Parties 

Bird baby shower |

Ballerina Parties

Ballerina baby shower |

Shabby Chic Parties

Shabby Chic Baby Shower |

Owl Parties

Owl shower |

French/Parisian Parties

Paris shower |

Butterfly Parties

Butterfly Baby Shower |

Circus Parties

Circus shower |

Cowgirl Parties

Cowgirl Baby Shower |

Garden Parties

Garden Baby Shower |

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 |

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 |

Summer Citrus Sangria

  • 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

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 | Summer Citrus Mocktail Sangria Recipe & Free Printables |

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 |

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