Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

by Jillian Leslie on

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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Pink Race Car Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties this week include: a pink race car party, a tea party, a Cars party, and a princess party! They are all stunning! | Catchmyparty.com

This week there were lots of amazing parties added to our site, including a girly pink and gold race car party!

As you know, I have a daughter, and the more I see traditional boy themed parties turned on their head into girl themed parties, the more I feel like the world is moving in the right direction. :)

My four favorite parties this week are the awesome pink and gold race car party, a gorgeous Alice in Wonderland tea party, a fantastic Disney Cars party held in Radiator Springs, and a stunning princess themed girl birthday party! Take a look below...

Natalie M's Parker's Pink & Gold Race Car Party

Girl race car | Catchmyparty.com

The Everyday Hostess' Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland | Catchmyparty.com

Luc & Lilah Events' Welcome to Radiator Springs

Cars party | Catchmyparty.com

Events By Shero's A Princess Party

Princess party | Catchmyparty.com

Hope you are having a happy Sunday!

We're heading to a St. Patrick's Day party today. We used our perfect chewy sugar cookie recipe and dusted the cookies with green sanding sugar to give them a fun spin.

Thank you, everyone, for adding your parties to our site. I can't tell you what an honor it is to get to see what you do!

Pasta Arrabiata With Chicken Recipe

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Pasta Arrabiata With Chicken Recipe | CatchMyParty.comI've noticed that recently, when we've gone out for Italian food, I've been ordering dishes with spicy red sauces. So I wanted to make one at home, and use it in a recipe my family would love.

Here's my pasta arrabiata with chicken ("arrabiata" is a fancy word for spicy red sauce)! It's delicious, wholesome, and so easy to put together.

Pasta Arrabiata Ingredients | CatchMyParty.comWhat makes this dish so tasty is the complexity of flavors. The arrabiata sauce has heat from the peppers, tanginess from the tomatoes, and an overall warmth from the roasted vegetables.

Tyson Chicken Breast Strips

I added Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Strips, that I bought at Walmart, to the dish. What's nice about the chicken is that it has 65% less breading compared to original crispy chicken strips. This means more meat with the same breaded taste. For my daughter, who will eat mostly breading, this is a good thing!

I also like that the strips are made with 100% white meat chicken, have no preservatives, and use all natural ingredients. Plus, they're fully cooked so they're easy to prepare.

Chicken Pasta Arrabiata

Servings: 4

Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Roma tomatoes (about 8)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 spicy peppers (we used Fresno peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons diced basil
  • 1 teaspoon diced oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 1 bagTyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Strips
  • Shredded parmesan cheese to garnish
Directions:

Cut the tops off the tomatoes. Cut the onion in half. Cut the peppers in half and removed the seeds.  Toss in the olive oil, and bake at 450F for 40-45 minutes, until the skins start to blacken.

Pasta Arrabiata Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Transfer to a pot, add the salt and herbs, and use an immersion blender to blend into a sauce.

Stir over low heat for another 10-15 minutes to reduce, and add additional salt to taste.

Pasta Arrabiata Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

While the sauce is simmering, cook pasta following the directions on the packaging, and cook 6-8 pieces of Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Strips following the directions on the bag.

Pasta Arrabiata With Chicken Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Toss pasta with olive oil, cut chicken strips on a bias (diagonally). Put pasta in a bowl and pour sauce over it.

Pasta Arrabiata With Chicken Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Top with chicken strips and add chopped basil and shredded parmesan cheese to garnish. Enjoy! It's delicious.

Pasta Arrabiata With Chicken Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I love the way the fresh ingredients looked in my shopping cart at Walmart!

Ingredients for Pasta Arrabiata with Chicken | CatchMyParty.com

PIN IT FOR LATER:

Pasta Arrabiata With Chicken Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Find more recipes on the Tyson® Breaded Chicken Pinterest page.

12 Must-See Luau Party Ideas

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12 Must-See Luau Party Ideas including desserts, decorations, party favors, party activities, and more! | CatchMyParty.com

Summer is coming and today we are sharing twelve Hawaiian luau parties with you! Hawaii is one of my favorite places in the world, so this post is near and dear to my heart. I love the spirit of Hawaii and to capture it in a party... even better.

We've included ideas for fun, colorful party food and desserts, party decorations, games, activities free printables, and more! Aloha! Check out these inspiring luau party ideas below...

12 LUAU PARTY IDEAS

1. Hawaiian Luau Cake

Luau cake | Catchmyparty.com

2. Decorated Sugar Cookies

Luau cookies | Catchmyparty.com

3. Tiki Decorated Brownies

Luau brownies | Catchmyparty.com

4. Candy Kabobs

Candy kabobs | Catchmyparty.com

5. Luau Cupcakes

Cupcakes | Catchmyparty.com

6. Pineapple Candy Decoration

Candy pineapple | Catchmyparty.com

7. Hawaiian Cake Pops

Luau cake pops | Catchmyparty.com

8. Hula Activity

Hula activity | Catchmyparty.com

9. Lei Making Craft

Lei activity | Catchmyparty.com

10. Flip Flop Party Favors

Sandal favors | Catchmyparty.com

11. Party Table

Hawaiian party table | Catchmyparty.com

12. Free Hawaiian Party Printables

Summer printables | Catchmyparty.com

For more inspiration, check out all the amazing Hawaiian luau parties on our site and all these luau party supplies from shop owners with listings on our site!

Flower Monogram Letter

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Flower Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Now that spring is (almost) in the air, I wanted to share a craft that will add a pop of color to your home or party. This flower monogram letter is so easy to make and what I love about it is ohw bright and festive it is!

Picture it behind a dessert table, hanging on a door to welcome your guests, or in a girl's room. Here's how to do it...

Flower Monogram Letter

What you need: Step 1: Begin by pulling off the flower buds from the stems and use scissors to make the bottom flat.

The amount of flower buds will be dependent upon how large the letter is and how large the flowers are.

Materials for Flower Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2: Before gluing the flower buds to the letter, lay them on top of the letter to get an idea of how you would like them to be placed.

This will also give you an idea of how many flower buds it will take to fill the space on the letter.

Materials for a Flower Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3: Begin hot gluing the flowers to the wooden letter until the letter is completely covered.

Make a Flower DIY Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

Make a Flower DIY Monogram | CatchMyParty.com

These floral monogram letters make the perfect home decor for Spring! You can also use them to decorate a wedding, baby shower, or bridal shower.

Flower Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

Using the artificial flowers allows you to completely customize your color scheme. There are also many styles of letters you can choose from. We recommend using the “block” style letters, making them easier to read once embellished.

Flower Monogram Letter | CatchMyParty.com

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Flower Monogram Letter for Spring! Great party or room decor! | CatchMyParty.com

This gorgeous DIY 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.

Minnie Mouse Winter Wonderland Party & More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week: Minnie Mouse Winter Wonderland party, a butterfly and flower birthday, a lumberjack 1st birthday, and a tribal 1st birthday | Catchmyparty.com This week there were lots of amazing parties added to our site, including this Minnie Mouse Winter Wonderland Party you've got to see!

So,my four favorite parties this week are a stunning winter themed Minnie Mouse party, a beautiful butterfly garden party with gorgeous paper flowers, a lumberjack camping party, and a tribal party for a one-year-old! Take a look below...

Inspiration Z's Minnie Mouse Winterland

Minnie Mouse Winter Wonderland Party |Catchmyparty.com

Alexandra B's Butterflies and Flowers For Alejandra

Garden party | Catchmyparty.com

CrowningDetails' Leo's Lumberjack 1st Birthday Party

Lumberjack party | Catchmyparty.com

SunshineParties' Baby Ollie's Tribal First Birthday Party

Tribal party | Catchmyparty.com

I hope you had a nice week!

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You can install your MiloTree pop-up for free, so please take a look. It seriously works!

Mermaid Party Desserts

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Mermaid Party Desserts to give you ideas for your mermaid and under the sea birthday parties! | CatchMyParty.com

Today we're sharing fun mermaid party desserts to give you ideas for your own under the sea celebrations!

We've included lots of fun ideas here, like how to use candy in themed food. Also, we're showing cookies made to look like oysters with a pearl inside. Who knew you could do so much to make your party feel like it comes straight out of the ocean!

10 Mermaid Party Desserts

Mermaid Tail Cake

Mermaid tail cake | CatchMyParty.com Seaweed Sour Straws

Seaweed | CatchMyParty.com Octopus Cake Pops

Octopus cake pops | CatchMyParty.com

Oyster Cookies

Oyster Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Blue Ocean Jello

Ocean jello | CatchMyParty.com

Under the Sea Decorated Sugar Cookies

Under the Sea cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Candy Crabs made from gumdrops

Crab candy | CatchMyParty.com

Candy Pretzels with Goldfish crackers

Fish pretzels | CatchMyParty.com

Coral Rock Candy Party Favors

Coral rock candy | CatchMyParty.com

Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand dollar cookies | CatchMyParty.com

You can see all of the amazing mermaid parties on our site, we also have lots of mermaid party supplies and also free mermaid party printables!

Shabby Chic Bunting

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Shabby Chic Bunting | CatchMyParty.com

How feminine and rustic is this adorable shabby chic bunting! And who knew it was so easy to make.

This bunting would look great at a baby shower, bridal shower, or girl birthday and you can use it as room decor afterwards. Just hang it behind your dessert table to give it a little style. And here's how to do it...

Shabby Chic Bunting

Supplies: Shabby Chic Bunting | CatchMyParty.com

Step 1: Using a piece of card stock, draw the size of a triangle you want your bunting pennants to be. Cut out triangle shape and pin to burlap. Cut around your triangle. The quantity of triangles will depend upon how long you want your bunting.

Create Shabby chic decor | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2: Using a circular paintbrush and pink paint, make a polka dot pattern on one side of each burlap triangle.

 

Shabby Chic Bunting | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3: While the paint dries, tear 1⁄2” strips of fabric and cut some strips of lace.

Make Shabby chic decor | CatchMyParty.com

Step 4: Using a hot glue gun, attach the triangles to the jute cording. Evenly space the triangles and make sure to leave enough space to tie the fabric and lace.

Shabby Chic Bunting | CatchMyParty.com

Step 5: In between each triangle tie two strips of fabric and one strip of lace.

Shabby chic decor | CatchMyParty.com

Step 6: Hang your girly shabby chic bunting and enjoy!!

PIN IT FOR LATER: Shabby Chic Bunting | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, check out all the shabby chic parties on our site!

This gorgeous DIY 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.

Bohemian Baby Shower and More!

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My four favorite parties this week: a Where the Wild Things Are party, an Easter dance party, a lumberjack birthday party, and a bohemian baby shower! | CatchMyParty.com

This week there were so many fantastic parties added to our site, including a beautiful bohemian baby shower, I'm dying to show you!

But first, I went to Cincinnati last week to visit P&G, the Bounty headquarter, and I learned two important things:

  • Bounty paper towels are empirically better than every other brand of paper towels. In head-to-head competitions, they always win. You can even try it at home and see for yourself.
  • The people who work on Bounty are an incredibly passionate bunch. They take their jobs very seriously and I was really impressed with them.
Thanks Bounty, for having me.

Okay, now back to my post... My four favorite parties this week are a wild rumpus Where the Wild Things Are party, a colorful and fun Easter dance party, a rustic lumberjack birthday party for a two year old, and a gorgeous boho chic shower with an amazing trail mix bar! Take a look below and you will be impressed!

Jennifer J's Asher's Wild Rumpus

Where the Wild Things Are | CatchMyParty.com

Sweet Jelly Parties' Hip Hop Hooray

Easter party | CatchMyParty.com

Ashley C's Charlie turns T W O

Lumberjack party | CatchMyParty.com

14 & Hudson Paula Clemente Woods' Kasi's Woodsy Boho Baby Shower

Woodland party | CatchMyParty.com

 

2016 Free Oscar Party Printables

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2016 Free Oscar Party Printables for your Academy Awards watching party! | CatchMyParty.com

Time to put on that glamorous dress because, it's that time of year again! The Oscars are this Sunday, Feb. 28th.

And we have a set of 2016 Free Oscar Party Printables to help you celebrate! We've even included a ballot so you can organize a pool at your party and vote for your favorite movies and stars.

This free set of 2016 Oscar Night party printables collection comes with Oscar ballots so you can organize your own Oscar pool, a welcome sign, water bottle labels, cupcake toppers, and blank tented menu and place cards.

Download the 2016 Free Oscar Party Printables here!

The collection was designed for us by Michelle at Printabelle.

Here are the individual files:

2016 Free Oscar Party Printables for your Academy Awards watching party! | CatchMyParty.com | CatchMyParty.com

Oscar ballot | CatchMyParty.com

Free 2016 Oscar Night Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free 2016 Oscar Night Party Printable Water Bottle Labels | CatchMyParty.com

Free Printable Menu cards for Oscar Night Party | CatchMyParty.com

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.

And for more inspiration, check out all the amazing Oscar parties and Hollywood parties on our site!