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My Favorite Parties of the Week - Dec. 22

Here are my favorite parties added to our site this week... Red and white colors are the theme at this festive peppermint party. You won't believe all the amazing ideas at this Rainbow Dash, My Little Pony party. There's even a "kissing" booth at this fabulous princess party. And so many lovely accents at this magical Nutcracker party.

My Favorite Parties of the Week 12.22

Clockwise from top left: Wishing you a wonderful and merry Christmas. See you after holiday!

Want to See Great Holiday Pins on Pinterest?

Holiday Cheer pinterest board

I was asked by the Solo Cup Company (the makers of the famous red plastic cups) to be one of their guest pinners on their Holiday Cheer Pinterest board.  

There's nothing I enjoy more than browsing through Pinterest looking at inspiring images. In fact, a lot of times, I have to pull myself away from Pinterest because an hour has passed and I'm still in the infinite scroll down to the bottom of the page! Who's been there?

I tried to find pins that were either stunning, creative, delicious, fun, or just plain adorable like this one.

Baby Santa Claus

Check out the board and see what you think. I know there will be an image or two you'll want to repin and maybe even try.

And remember, red Solo Cups might be a natural fit with your holiday decor. :)

This is a sponsored post by Solo Cup Company, but all the opinions are from Catch My Party.

Christmas Stocking Utensil Holder DIY

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I'm happy to welcome back Virginie from That Cute Little Cake, who is here with an adorable way for you to set your table for Christmas, using these stocking utensil holders!
Christmas is just around the corner and so today I would like to share a very simple craft to brighten your Holiday table !

How about some cute little paper stockings to hold your utensils ? Aren't they super sweet?

Here is how to make them...

Materials: 

Directions: 
  1. Use the template to draw the stocking shape on your chosen paper.
  2. Fold the piece of paper along the long edge
  3. Cutout the stocking shape
  4. Glue the two parts together along the edges, leaving the top open, and add a stripe of contrasting paper at the top.

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And there you have it!!

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Thanks, Virginie, what a cute idea that would look so great on a kids' Christmas table!  To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

10 Red and White Holiday Crafts & Recipes

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If you are looking to be inspired, check out this collection of 10 red and white holiday crafts and recipes my talented friends across the blogosphere have made! There's bound to be a few you'll want to try.

The Celebration Shoppe - Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

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 Catch My Party - Clothespin Christmas Card Wreath

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The Barefoot Baker - Stocking Place Card Cookies

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The Cake Blog - Marshmallow Snowflakes

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Love the Day - Glittered Glass Jars

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Bird’s Party – Last Minute Homemade Gift Idea

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Giggles Galore – Chocolate Peppermint Candy

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The Bearfoot Baker - Christmas Wreath Cookies

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Creative Juice - Peppermint Pretzel Bark

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Celebrations at Home - Holiday Entertaining Appetizer Party Ideas

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Happy crafting and baking! Hope you find these ideas useful...

FREE Christmas Party Printables from Party NV

How cool and retro are these "Naughty or Nice" printables designed by Jodie at Party NV. And how perfect would these be to jazz up your holiday party!

The collection includes: a 5x7 invition, party circles, favor tags, a Merry Christmas banner, table tents, drink flags, and a fun activity sheet for kids.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING:

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Thank you, Jodie for this fabulous collection!

Jodie is also giving away an adorable Santa Wish List Printable and Advent Hide & Seek Printablesgo check them out! Also, to learn more about Jodie and see all of her party printables and fondant cupcake toppers, take a look at her blog, Party NV.

And for more inspiration, take a look at all our free Christmas printables and check out these holiday parties

My Favorite Christmas Finds on Etsy

I could browse Etsy all day! Here are some of my favorite Christmas finds so far this season...

Christmas Reindeer Paper Ornaments Printable PDF Kit by Happythought

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 Gingerbread Boys and Girls by FunFavors

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 Paper Gingerbread House Printable PDF by Paper & Cake

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Santa Claus Fondant Cupcake Toppers by mimicafe Union

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 Warning Holiday Gift Tags by Truly Noted

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 Swirly Star Chocolate Lollipops by The Frosted Petticoat

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Coal Hand Stamped Muslin Drawstring Bags by Bags by Jen

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 Blitzen Beauty Antler Headband by Cutie Patootie Designz

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Check out more wonderful Christmas items! And have you seen our free Christmas party printables yet?

 

Our First Catch My Party Etsy Team Designer Challenge... Snowflakes

I just started a team on Etsy called Catch My Party. It's open to ANY Etsy shop owner who sells party related products AND  who joins the free Catch My Party vendor directory.

I'm also kicking off our first Etsy Team Designer Challenge for the holidays.  The theme is "snowflakes."

By entering and designing items that incorporate the theme, not only will you get a chance to show off your handmade "snowflake" holiday goods on our site, but you could also win an HP Officejet 7500A Printer.

So here's how you enter:

  • Have an Etsy shop
  • List yourself in our free Catch My Party vendor directory: catchmyparty.com/vendors (Click on the light blue link in the upper right-hand corner of the page that says "Add your listing to our vendor directory." If you're not a member, please join our site, then head back to the vendor page to fill in your info. Once you're done you should see your listing immediately on our vendor page.)
  • Add your handmade snowflake-themed items to your Etsy shop by midnight (PST) November 30th and tag them "CMPsnowflake."
  • You will automatically be entered into our HP Officejet 7500A Printer giveaway.
After the deadline, we will feature all your snowflake items on our site. I will also be posting my top 10 favorites.

Then I will do a random drawing on Thursday, December 1st to determine the winner of our printer giveaway!

Happy crafting! I can't wait to see what you come up with! And please share this challenge with all your Etsy teams and Etsy circles.

FREE Christmas Printables from Munchkin Designs

Okay, how lucky are we! Lisa K from Munchkin Designs designed these bright and cheery Christmas printables for us to give away.  The collection includes: an invitation, party circles, wine gift tags (our first time giving these away!), wine labels,  food tags, cupcake wrappers, and a festive "cheers" banner. Wouldn't these add some serious pop to you party?!


The invitation


Party circles in pink


Party circles in green


Wine gift tag (our first!)


Wine labels


Food/gift tag


Cupcake wrappers


"Cheers" banner (part 1)


"Cheers" banner (part 2)


"Cheers" banner (part 3)

Download the FREE high quality files for printing.

Holiday invitation

Party circles

Wine gift tag

Wine labels

Food/Gift tags

Cupcake wrappers

"Cheers" banner

Thank you, Lisa, for these gorgeous printables!!

To learn more about Lisa, check out her site Munchkin Designs which sells hip paper goods and fabulous gifts like custom frames, photo albums, canvas art, and children’s tees. Plus, check out her collection of holiday gifts. Perfect for the season!

TRENDS: Wintery Blue Holiday Parties

If you're thinking that you don't want to do a party in traditional Christmas colors this year, take some inspiration from these fresh wintery blue parties... Brrrrrrr.

Chris N's Let It Snow Ladies Night Gift Exchange -- I love the hanging silver snowflakes on the navy blue backdrop and the use of white and silver desserts.

Pamela S's Elegant Blues Holiday Party I love the use of the simple cake bunting and thosed iced mitten and present cookies are gorgeous.

Candace M's Winter Woodland Party -- Again I love the use of the hanging snowflakes, plus the silver dove, white reindeer, and white mountains as table accents give it a cool snowy feel.

Tiffany C's 2009 Girls Cocoa Party -- Again, hanging snowflakes, this time from the chandelier (great idea).  Plus all the desserts are in white or baby blue, and simple teal ornaments and white snowballs give the table some visual punch.

To add a little inexpensive polish to your party, we're giving away a free Christmas printables collection designed by The Inspired Occasion that would fit great with a wintery blue party. The printables  include Christmas party invitations, cupcake toppers/decorative circles, a large “Celebrate Christmas” bunting banner, food label tents/place cards, drink flags,  and my personal favorite… a cake bunting banner.

If you throw a wintery blue holiday party, I'd love to see it. Please add it to our site so I can show it off.

PARTY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This week's party photo comes from Frog Prince Paperie's Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Exchange.

What a gorgeous dessert table and this gingerbread house is the absolute show stopper! Check out the rest of this party with the adorable printables. Plus, check out the other fabulous Frog Prince Paperie's parties on our site.

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