13 Must-See Puppy Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

13 must-see puppy party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Here are 13 must-see puppy party ideas from our site!

Check out these great 13 puppy party ideas we have for you. You'll find great ideas such as puppy cupcakes, puppy cookies, a doghouse photo booth, fetch sticks and much much more! There's not a puppy fan than wouldn't love a party like this!

13 MUST-SEE PUPPY PARTY IDEAS

1. Puppy party invitation

No way can you have a puppy party without the perfect invitation! Check out this adorable invite!

Puppy party invitation | CatchMyParty.com

2. Puppy cupcakes

These cute puppy cupcakes are absolutely adorable. Sure to look great at a puppy dessert table!

Puppy cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

3. Adopt a puppy party activity

Create an 'adopt a puppy' station at your puppy party! You can include a 'make a collar' craft, where kids can make collars for their little friends with beads and pipe cleaners. And you can have adoption certificates for kids to take home with their stuffed animals.         .

Adopt a puppy | CatchMyParty.com

4. Toilet water

How dares to have a glass of toilet water? Such a great idea for a puppy party!

Toilet water | CatchMyParty.com

5. Hot dog bar

A hot dog bar is a always a fantastic addition to a puppy party! Easy to set up and a simple way to get everyone feed! A guaranteed success!

Hot dog bar | CatchMyParty.com

6. Bone water bottles

What cool bone water bottles! Just stick on a personalized sticker and you're good to go! (affil)

Bone water bottles | CatchMyParty.com

7. Chocolate puppy pops

Loving these cute puppy paw cake pops! Here's the candy mold to make them! These are especially fun at a Paw Patrol birthday party! (affil)

Chocolate puppy pops | CatchMyParty.com

8. Puppy cookies

These gorgeous puppy cookies not only look delicious but with add that special touch to your dessert table.

Puppy cookies | CatchMyParty.com

9. Doghouse photo booth

How about setting up a doghouse photo booth to take great photos of the guests at your party? Sure to get lots of laughs!

Doghouse photo booth | CatchMyParty.com

10. Cake ball fetch balls

These cake ball fetch balls are a perfect addition to a dessert table and are too cute!

Cake pop fetch balls | CatchMyParty.com

11. Puppy chow party favors

If you're looking for the perfect puppy party favor, look no further. These puppy chow treats are so easy and fun!

Puppy chow party favors | CatchMyParty.com

12. Fetch sticks

Check out this awesome Fetch sticks. So simple and easy to make. Just dip pretzels sticks in white chocolate and cover them with sprinkles.

Fetch sticks | CatchMyParty.com

13. Puppy cupcake toppers

How adorable are these puppy cupcake toppers. The perfect was to decorate a cupcake!

Puppy cupcake toppers | CatchMyParty.com

For more puppy party inspiration, check out these awesome puppy party ideas from our site and all our puppy party supplies from party shop owners on our site!

If you are interested in Paw Patrol party ideas, check out this post!

10 Must-Have Paw Patrol Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

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Easy Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe

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Easy Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

My daughter and I just finished reading the entire Harry Potter series together. It took us a whole year. Every night we would take turns reading. What a journey it's been, both in terms of the story, and for us. It was like for a year we shared our own special magical world with our own language and our own inside jokes.

So now that we've finished the books, we decided to watch the movies together as a family. It's given us a new way to enjoy Harry Potter, and there's so much for us to talk about and debate as we compare books to movies.

In celebration, we decided to make salted caramel corn in the microwave in less than 10 minutes using our easy caramel corn recipe. Yep, the whole thing was done in the microwave and tastes just like oven-baked caramel corn.

It's crunchy from the caramel, soft from the popcorn, sweet from the butter and sugar, and salty from the sprinkling of kosher salt. You will love this!

Easy Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 3 oz bag microwave popcorn (we recommend plain)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Easy Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Start by making a bag of microwave popcorn. When it is done, shake the bag to settle any unpopped kernels to the bottom. When the popcorn has cooled, transfer it to a paper grocery bag or large microwave safe bowl. Double check that there are no unpopped kernels -- you want to make sure none ends up in the caramel corn.

Easy Microwave Salted Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Add the brown sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and corn syrup to a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute, then take it out and stir.

Easy Microwave Salted Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Microwave for two more minutes. It should be fully melted and bubbling. Mix in the vanilla and baking soda and stir until evenly incorporated.

Easy Microwave Salted Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn (in the grocery bag or large bowl) and stir until coated. Put the popcorn back into the microwave for one minute on high (in the bag or microwave safe bowl).

Spread the popcorn out on a sheet of parchment paper, or on a silpat to cool. Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of salt over the caramel corn.

Easy Microwave Salted Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

After it has cooled, store in a ziplock bag or airtight container for up to a week. You will love the crunch!

Easy Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

UPDATE: We've now watched all of the Harry Potter movies. My favorite was the first one. My daughter's was the third one. There has been so much debate in our house, but I love our special Harry Potter world!

Low Carb Quiche with Bacon and Cream Cheese

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Low Carb Quiche with Bacon and Cream Cheese | CatchMyParty.com

We're trying to cut down on carbs at our house. I'm always looking for delicious, healthy recipes to make, where I don't even notice the lack of carbs.

I love quiche, so instead of adding the crust, I poured my egg mixture into individual ceramic dishes, baked it, and came up with this low carb quiche with bacon and cream cheese.

Honestly, I thought I would miss the crust, but the quiche is so light and fluffy, I honestly didn't.

The bacon adds a rich smokiness. The sautéed spinach give it some good umami. But my favorite part of the quiche was the cream cheese. It doesn't spread during baking. Instead, you are left with these creamy sour bites. It was the ingredient that brought the most brightness and uniqueness. I promise, you will enjoy this recipe!

Low Carb Quiche with Bacon and Cream Cheese

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 3 large eggs (or 4 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 6 oz bag of spinach
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese (brick)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Chop and sauté the spinach in a pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Thoroughly drain, and use a paper towel to get as much moisture as possible out of the spinach.

Put 3 large eggs in a bowl, and lightly whisk until the whites and yolks are completely combined. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 1/2 cups of cream, and lightly whisk until combined.

Roughly chop the bacon, and cut the cream cheese into 1/4 inch cubes.

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Put six tart dishes on a baking sheet. Divide the spinach, thyme, bacon, and cream cheese evenly amongst the dishes.

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Pour the liquid mixture into each dish, until it is about 3/4ths full. You can gently stir with a spoon if any of the ingredients are poking out of the top.

Low Carb Quiche with Bacon and Cream Cheese | CatchMyParty.com

Note that we used 5 oz tart dishes which make nice single servings, but any cookware will work. There should be just over 2 cups of liquid.

Move the baking sheet to the oven, and cook for about 20 minutes, until the center is no longer liquid, but it should jiggle and have a soft texture.

Low Carb Quiche with Bacon and Cream Cheese | CatchMyParty.com

Serve hot or cold. These will last in the fridge for 3 days, so you can make them beforehand and pull them out for brunch. They reheat nicely, one minute in the microwave.

Enjoy!

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread

by Jillian Leslie on

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread | CatchMyParty.com

Before I bake something, I usually ask myself four questions:

  • How delicious?
  • How hard?
  • How much time?
  • How easy to clean up?
The answers I hope for are: heavenly, simple, quick, and a snap.

And guess what? I have found it—the perfect dessert recipe... Snickers Bar Monkey Bread!

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread | CatchMyParty.com

Who doesn't love Snickers -- the combo of chocolate, peanuts, and caramel?

Plus, this recipe is simple to make, and ooey-gooey delicious!

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread

  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 2 containers of biscuit dough
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
  • Cooking spray
Snickers Bar Monkey Bread | CatchMyParty.com

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350F.

Cut each piece of biscuit dough into quarters. Toss the pieces in granulated sugar to coat, and stir in half the chocolate chips.

Put the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat on high for about 30 seconds. Stir in the brown sugar and microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat one more time and you should have a nice basic caramel sauce.

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread | CatchMyParty.com

Here comes the most important step. Spray cooking spray liberally inside a 12-cup fluted or Bundt cake pan. Coat every inch. The sugar will want to stick to your pan, but if you really cover it, it will help keep the monkey bread from sticking.

Add the biscuit pieces to the pan, and pour the caramel sauce over the top. Bake for 25 minutes. While the pan is still hot, carefully turn the pan over onto your serving plate.

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread | CatchMyParty.com

On top, I sprinkled the crushed peanuts and remaining chocolate chips! And it turned out so sweet, chewy, sticky, crunchy, chocolaty, salty, and delicious!

Snickers Bar Monkey Bread | CatchMyParty.com

Sticky gooey dessert  = happy Mommy!

Chocolate Snickers Bar Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Chocolate Snickers Bar Monkey Bread Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 

 

Apple Party Ideas, Nutty Turkey DIY, Kid Alligator Parties

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Apple Party Ideas

Apples and autumn go wonderfully together, here are some amazing apple party ideas!

Apple party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

You'll find ideas for a wide variety of parties such as birthdays, back to school, fall/Thanksgiving, baby showers and more!

Nut Turkeys DIY

These adorable nut turkeys are made from walnuts and almonds and are a perfect Thanksgiving DIY! Turkey Nuts | CatchMyParty.com

DIRECTIONS:

  • Using a glue gun, glue googly eyes onto an almond
  • Next glue the almond to a walnut
  • Cut 2 brown pieces of pipe cleaner 1 inch long, and another 2 pieces 1/2 inch long
  • Glue the shorter pieces to the side of the walnut as the wings, and the longer pieces to the bottom for the feet
  • Glue 1/2 inch of red pipe cleaner on the tip of the almond as the wattle
  • Take a strip (2 inches x 6 inches) of patterned scrapbooking paper and fold it to make a fan
  • Glue the fan to the back end of what is now your nut turkey!
  • Enjoy!

Alligator Party Ideas

Head to the swamp and have some fun with these cute kid alligator party ideas! Alligator party ideas | CatchMyParty.com

A great theme for a boy birthday party or even a baby shower! Here you'll find ideas for dessert tables, decorations, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and much much more!

 

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Carousel Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

This week, lots of stunning parties were added to our site, including a fabulous carousel birthday party!  What a fantastic way to celebrate a little girl's first birthday.

My favorite parties this week include a Carousel 1st birthday party, a Minions birthday party, a Mermaid birthday party and a Glam Halloween dinner party! | Catchmyparty.com

My favorite parties this week include the gorgeous carousel first birthday party, an awesome Minions birthday party, a stunning mermaid birthday party and an creepy glam Halloween dinner party. Check them out below...

Willow And Duck Event Stylings'  Mia's Floral Carousel First Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous backdrop and dessert table
  • The beautiful floral letters spelling "Mia"
  • The stunning gold and pink cake
Carousel birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Down Emery Lane's Minions Gone Bananas

My favorite details:

  • The cute Minions birthday cake
  • The fun dessert table
  • The awesome backdrop
Minions gone bananas birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Dream A Little Dream P's Whimsical Mermaid Bash

My favorite details:

  • The incredible balloon bubble decorations
  • The stunning jellyfish decorations
  • The gorgeous rustic cakes
Mermaid birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Kitsch Event Styling's Glam Halloween Dinner Party

My favorite details:

  • The glamorous and ghoulish table settings
  • The "poison" drink bar
  • The fantastic silver candy apples with spiders
Glam Halloween dinner party | CatchMyParty.com

Tomorrow is the day my daughter dreams about all year... Halloween!!! I have to admit I get a little excited too. :)

We've been busy working on her Katniss costume because it needs to be homemade. Otherwise, "Everyone at school will think it's lame, Mom!" So we're both busy cutting, pinning, and sewing. And I'm watching YouTube videos on how to do the Katniss braid!

I wish you all a fantastically ghoulish (and safe) Halloween. If you throw a party, please add it to our site. I'd love to see it and show it off!!

 

 

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Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe. Delicious! See more recipes at CatchMyParty.com It's a rainy, gray day, so I'm excited to share my favorite cinnamon apple raisin bread pudding recipe.

This bread pudding is so warm and moist. It's like biting into a fluffy, sweet, cloud of apples, raisins, and cinnamon. Plus, I topped it with a drizzle of Nutella just to give it a slight hint of chocolate. So scrumptious!

Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 5 cups bread, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (1/2 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
Directions:

Prepare your bread by cutting it into 1 inch cubes. If the bread isn't stale, you can put the cubes on a cookie sheet in the oven, set to the lowest temperature (our is 175F), for about 15 minutes, until they feel firm to the touch.

In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and beat them just until the yolks and whites are combined. Add the milk, melted butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix by hand until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the bread crumbs. Let it sit for about 15 minutes to let the bread crumbs have absorb the liquid.

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Stir in the raisins, and one apple, chopped into 1/4" cubes. Pour into a greased 8x8" pan. Cook for about 40 minutes.

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And here it is right out of the oven. I wish you could smell it!

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And here is the warm bread pudding with a drizzle of Nutella!

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If you try our cinnamon apple raisin bread pudding recipe, please send me a photo. I'd love to see what you do!

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Here's my daughter, Lainey, trying her hand at food photography.

She watches me take photos like these all the time, so she was really excited to give it a try. She styled the bread pudding just right, then started snapping.

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One thing I've taught her is that you have to take lots of photos to get one good shot. So that's what she did!! It was great fun watching her experiment with different camera angles, set ups, and light. I do think she's starting to have an eye.

Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe

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Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Who's ready for football? My husband loves college football, so of course, my eight-year-old daughter does, too. They're already planning their "game time," their special time together on the couch watching their favorite teams.

While they're watching -- which is so cute to see btw, because my daughter doesn't understand the game -- I'm usually fixing snacks.

I like to serve food that tastes good, but is also high quality. That's why one of my favorite dishes to make them is my mustard nacho cheese dip (come one, we need some traditional football foods), but I use the best ingredients I can find.

I start with organic cheddar cheese and stir evaporated milk into my dip when cooking it, because it keeps it creamy. This way I don't have to use plain American cheese, but can elevate the flavors with sharp cheddar. Plus, the added mustard gives it a little bit of heat for complexity. And I finish it off with chives for an added herby taste.

Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Here I'm serving my cheese dip with waffle fries and broccoli.

Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (1 can)
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
Directions:

Grate the cheese, and toss in a bowl with the corn starch.

Put the cheese, along with the evaporated milk and mustard, in a saucepan over low heat. Continually stir until completely melted and smooth.

Recipe based on Cheese Sauce from Serious Eats.

Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

The fries work perfectly with my cheese dip. Together, you get a mouthful of creamy, crunchy, salty, peppery, plus a subtle tang of mustard. Yum!

Mustard Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

And because the dip is so good, I can even put out broccoli, and my daughter will actually eat a few pieces. Miracle!

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Recipe

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Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

If you want to be happy, just try my peanut butter Nutella cookie recipe! 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 , 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. It's the hard "k" sound. 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

I can't tell you how absolutely delicious these cookies are!

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Soccer Parties

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Soccer Parties

If your child loves soccer parties then we've got all the inspiration you need! Make sure you check out these great soccer party ideas!

Soccer Parties | CatchMyParty.com

Here you'll find ideas for birthday cakes, cupcakes, decorations, dessert tables and so much more. Your party will be a guaranteed hit!

Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cups

Learn how to make these adorable hot cocoa marshmallow mugs.

Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cups Recipe

DIRECTIONS:

  • Break off the top of a candy cane
  • Attach the top of the candy cane to the side of a large marshmallow. This will be your handle.
  • Warm dark chocolate candy melts in the microwave for 15 seconds
  • Place a candy melt on top of each marshmallow
  • Place 4-5 Mallow Bits on top of each candy melt

Jungle Baby Shower Party Ideas

Have a wild time throwing a jungle baby shower!

Jungle baby shower | CatchMyParty.com

Jungle safari parties are such a popular theme for birthdays and baby showers. You're going to love the ideas we have for animal dessert tables, cakes, decorations, cupcakes, cake pops and so more! Enjoy!!

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