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DIY Mother's Day Gifts, Fairy Party Ideas, and Balloon Parties

I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...

Check out these DIY gifts for Mother's Day that children can help with!

DIY Mother's Day Gifts | CatchMyParty.com

So many beautiful ideas for fairy birthday parties, including activities, decor, and more.

Fairy Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Take off with these amazing balloon birthday party ideas, which work well for boy or girl birthday parties.

Balloon Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!

How to Make a Beautiful Floral Crown

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Nicole from Tikkido is here today with an adorable (and easy) floral crown craft. My daughter will want me to make her one this instant!

Having a woodland fairy party soon? Heading to a Renaissance Fair? Or maybe you just have a kid who loves to play dress up. There are dozens of good reasons to find an excuse to make these darling floral crowns.

Materials and Equipment Needed:

  • Grapevine Floral Wire (available at any craft store)
  • Silk flowers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire cutters
  • Crystal beads

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I absolutely love grapevine floral wire. Such versatile stuff! It's easy to cut and bend, but is nice and sturdy, and is perfect for this craft.

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Start by cutting a length of wire long enough to wrap around a head two or three times. For this example, I cut my wire approximately 36" long. No need to be precise, though; this is a very forgiving craft.

All you need to do is wrap the grapevine wire in a circle big enough to sit on a head. It's better to make the circle a little on the big side, because it can always be pinched and bent a bit for smaller kids, but if you make the crown too small, it's going to be very difficult to keep it in place. Especially on wiggly little kids.

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Once I've made my first ring, I like to take the remaining length of wire and wrap it around the first in a haphazard, organic fashion. The messier and more random and twisted you are, the better the crown looks. Really.

Embellish the crown by using a hot glue gun to attach a few silk flowers. I like to add a crystal bead to the center of each flower to make a sparkling center. It's fast, it's easy, but it makes the crown look all that much more magical!

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To learn more about Nicole (who enjoys decorating cakes but not eating them, Irish dancing, public radio, Old English language and archaeology, and geekery of all sorts), visit her at Tikkido and Tradewind Tiaras.

4 Favorite Parties of the Week - July 28th

Here are my 4 favorite parties from this week. They are all birthdays but so different... An outdoor garden fairy party that will make you believe in fairies, an under the sea birthday that looks like a ride at Disneyland, a cowgirl birthday with wonderful rustic details, and a vintage car party that looks like it came right out of a magazine! favorite-parties-of-the-week-jul-28

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To see more beautiful parties and celebrations, check out these recent parties from our site. Until next week...

 

 

 

{TRENDS} Gorgeous Fairy Birthday Parties

Fairy parties are so popular on our site, I had to show off some of my favorites! If you are planning a fairy party, wait until you see how inspiring and beautiful these ones are. Plus, scroll down for free fairy party printables!

To see the whole party, just click on the link or photo...

 Event's by Nat's Enchanted Pastel Rainbow Fairy Party

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Tasya T's Ciara's Enchanted Garden Party

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My Best Wishes Events' Magic Woodland Party

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Andrea S's Fairy Party /Las Hadas de Agostina

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Leilani R's Fairy Birthday Party

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Simone N's Milla's 3rd birthday Fairy Garden Party

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Lil' Sweet Me Bake Shop's Enchanted Flowers & Fairies Party

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Inspired Dream Events' Fairy Extravaganza

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Holli F's Woodland Fairy Birthday Party

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And here are our free fairy party printables ready for you to download, print out, cut out, and use to decorate!free-fairy-party-printables

 

 

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week

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If you're only going to check out a few parties from our site this week, make sure these are the ones! Enjoy!
  1. Katie J's Vintage Strawberry Shortcake Party
  2. My Best Wishes Events' Magic Woodland Party
  3. Carol R's Camp Valeria Birthday Party
  4. Inspired Dream Events' Fairy Extravaganza

{DIY} How to Decorate a Princess Party Chair

We get so many gorgeous fairy, princess, and tea parties on our site. Here are a couple of ideas for how to dress up your party chairs for your feminine.

Tulle Wrapped Chairs

The most popular idea is to wrap the chairs in tulle. This is a great way to add some softness and elegance to your party, plus it's simple to do. It took me 7 yards to wrap this kid-sized chair with a bow, and 5 yards to wrap it with a knot.

I love this view from the side.

Plus tulle is a very inexpensive fabric. Here you can buy a bolt of pink tulle for less than $0.50 a yard. I have a whole assortment at my house.

RIBBON TIED CHAIRS

Another simple idea is to tie ribbons to the backs of your chairs. Here I used an assortment of colors, widths and textures to give it a shabby chic look. I doubled the ribbons, and attached them using girth hitch knots to a white satin ribbon which I tied around the chair. I also used Glue Dots (my favorite party tool) to secure the satin ribbon to the chair.

Here's the front view of the satin ribbon.

Here are the ribbons I used.

BEAD DECORATED CHAIRS

If you want to add a little sparkle to your chairs, I recommend buying Mardi Gras beads in different colors and attaching them to the back of your chairs using Glue Dots. Again, what a simple idea but it adds so much. Plus your guests can go home with the beads at the end of the party!

Hope these ideas are helpful! Can't wait to see your party chairs..

For moreparty  inspiration, check out these fantastic fairyprincess, and tea parties on our site.

FREE Fairy Party Printables from Love Party Printables

I'm so delighted to be giving away this set of free fairy party printables designed by my friend Ana from Love Party Printables!

Now if you are planning a fairy party, you've got all you need to make it extra special and so beautiful!

The collection includes: invitations, welcome sign, tented cards, blank tented cards, favor tags, labels, napkin rings, water bottle labels, straw flags,  2" cupcake toppers, a large cake topper, and a "happy birthday" banner.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

 

Thank you, Ana, for this lovely collection!!

To learn more about Ana, please visit her at Love Party Printables.

Need more birthday inspiration? Check out all of our free birthday party printables.

{PARTY ON A BUDGET} Woodland Fairy Party for $170

Melissa N from My Party Passion is my go-to gal for beautiful parties on a budget. She knows how to stretch a dollar better than anyone. Well, she's done it again with the Woodland Fairy Party she threw for her daughter over the weekend,  and she is here to tell you all about it.

Over the weekend our youngest daughter turned 3!

She loves to watch her older sister's DVD of Tinkerbell and asked me, back in February, if she could have a fairy party. Of course I can do that, I said. HOWEVER, our "Samantha" aka Sammie, is not a girly girl....so I needed to change it just a little, and went with a Woodland Fairy Party theme.

Right away I knew that I would be using elements from our yard/woods to help create the perfect setting for the party. If you are familiar with my parties, budget is very important to me, but so is quality. I challenge and pride myself on styling and executing a top notch party on a not so top notch budget. Once I got my wheels turning there was no holding me back on this one!

Starting Point: The first thing I do is always write down all my ides in a notebook and brainstorm before buying anything. Impulse buys can turn out expensive and sometimes a waste of time. A routine trip to our local Christmas Tree Shop gave me the idea for more natural colors for the party. Greens, yellows, oranges and reds. I found these beautiful huge butterflies and flowers there for $ 2.49 a piece (granted it was 3 months until her party). 

Mushrooms: Another trip to the local Dollar Tree gave me the idea for these brown "natural" looking mushrooms. The idea came to me to use these moss planters for mushroom tops and also for snack bowls. I took two Dollar Tree plastic planters and hot glued them end to end, stuck another Dollar Tree Moss bowl on top and there you have it! The red mushrooms were the same "stems" but I painted our wooden salad bowl set (yeah not sure why I ever had these on our wedding registry) to look like mushroom tops!

Fairy Wings: My first intention was to buy Dollar Tree fairy wings and "glam them up" with flowers and ribbons. Since 15 girls were originally invited, cost was a factor. After scoping out more than 4 Dollar Tree stores with no luck, I turned to Ebay, Etsy and other sources. I finally found a good quality wing for a great price and then used Dollar Tree flowers and ribbon that I bought last Fall from Pick your Plum to make them more "woodsy"...They were $5 a pair but that was really the fairy goodie bags. The fairy "crowns" I made from pipe cleaners and flowers from Dollar Tree and left over curling ribbon from Christmas. These cost me less than $.25 each to make.

My mother made the little Woodsman Hats out of felt for the boys! (if you sew or have a friend that does, hats off to ya! I don't sew at all...) Less than $ 1 per hat!

Activities: Keeping little ones busy at a party is a tough job sometimes. You need a variety of options at any time. One of the activities was a Fairy Story being read by an older fairy (I hired three young girls from our Church to help out at the party - this way I can spend time with the birthday girl and soak all of it in) and I wanted that Mushroom Grotto feel to the story area. I looked all over for little red cushions to make toadstools and everything was out of my budget -- so at IKEA I found red round mouse pads and added my own "spots" to them...voila - toadstool pads for them to sit on in the mushroom grotto! $.99 a piece.

A fairy parade was so much fun for them using instruments and "flying" around the yard to wake up the enchanted forest.

Woodland Crafts - for the girls - paint your own fairy house. Each house was $ 1.00 at Michael s and I bought plenty of them. The Woodsman - my hubby, cut and sanded wooden plaques for them to paint.

Food: Kept it simple. I always seem to have so much food left over and the kids never seem to want to eat while they are so busy playing. However this party was opposite. I put out fresh fruit, homemade salsa & chips, tomato, basil and moz. sandwiches, salads. It was enough and the kids all ate.

Misc Items: My husband made the cake stands from elements in our yard. Cost was nothing! I found the "fairy" house in the woods and added a few elements to it from around the yard. Cost nothing. Fairy Houses - I found two bird houses at Michaels Craft store that were on clearance and turned them into fairy houses "for rent."

This theme could get out of control easily as I had so many more ideas that I just had to stop somewhere! The birthday girl had a blast and so did all the other children. The fairies have all returned to the Enchanted Forest and the woods are quiet again!

Budget: decor $ 50 + food $ 25 + goodie bags/wings $65 + misc $30 = $170

Thank you, Melissa, I always love hearing your stories and how you come up with your amazing ideas!

Do check out Melissa’s other fantastic parties on our site, her new blog, My Party Passion and her Facebook page.

TRENDS: Out of This World Cakes On Catch My Party

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I love posting photos of the gorgeous cakes we get on our site. I'm continually blown away by the talent. Take a look and tell me which one is your favorite. I can't decide.

Brittany S's Casino 40th Birthday

Charynn O's Madelyn's 4th Birthday Party

Nicole W's A Magical Cornish Fairy Affair

Katie P's Lucas Turns 1 (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) Birthday

Rose A's A Rainbow Party (Romeo's 1st Birthday)

Nala C's Polka Dots and Triceratops - 3rd Birthday Party

Candace M's Janelle's Pixie Hollow Birthday

Laura B's Ladies & Gentleman: An Evening Affair Birthday

Brittany S's Super Mario Party

Frog Prince Paperie's Modern Dinosaur Birthday Adventure

Veronica B's Alice's Garden Party

Corrie S's Sophie's Everything Purple Baby Shower

Tonya S's Bears and Bees Birthday Party

Rebecca G's What are Little Boys Made Of?

DIY Tutorial From a Catch My Party Member: How to Make Gorgeous DIY Fairy Wands

We get so many fairy parties on our site, it's definitely a top theme.  So when I saw these gorgeous fairy wands Candace M made for her daughter, Janelle's Pixie Hollow Party, I had to ask her how she made them.

She graciously put together this tutorial. Thank you Candace!

These fairy wands were a big hit at my daughter's pixie hollow party. They were used in the fairy tag game and then taken home as favors. Supplies Needed:

  • 7/16 inch wooden dowels that are 12 inches long
  • 5/8 inch ribbon in color of choice
  • A bunch of artificial roses with leaves
  • 1/8 inch ribbon in 3 or 4 different colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Take a wooden dowel and apply hot glue to the side of the dowel and wind the ribbon tightly around the dowel working your way down to where the glue stops. Continue adding glue and winding ribbon around the dowel.

Once the dowel is covered in ribbon, take a rose from rose bunch and cut the top close to the stem.

Hot glue the rose top to the top of the dowel holding for about a minute.

Using the rose leaves from the rose bunch, hot glue the leaves around the top of the dowel just under the rose.

Tie the 1/8 inch ribbon strips around the top of the dowel to finish off the fairy wand.  You can add a tiny amount of hot glue to make sure the ribbons do not slide down the wand.

Let the magic begin!

Thank you, Candice, for this easy tutorial. The end product is so beautiful!

To learn more about Candace, visit her blog Candy and Cake and also check out her gorgeous parties on our site.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at jillian@catchmyparty.com.  I’d love to show it off!)

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