Posts Tagged ‘Mothers Day’

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 |

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

Fairy Party Ideas |

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

Balloon Party Ideas |

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

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week - May 4th

Here are my favorite parties for the week...

A "Hats Off to Mom" celebration honoring all that our mothers do, a beautiful Tiffany inspired baby shower, a gorgeous, colorful My Little Pony rainbow girl birthday party, and a glamorous high tea Mother's Day party.

My 4 Favorite Parties May 4 |

Clockwise from top left:

I did my first planting of the year today in my garden, and it felt great! Happy spring!

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers!! Here's a little eye candy for today... my favorite parties of the week!

Check out this fantastic staff appreciation party, a very clever Mr. Potato Head Pirate party, a Ninjago party with real ninjas, and a Mother's Day photo shoot that will make you say "wow"!


Clockwise from top left: Have a great day! Thanks for adding all your great parties to our site so I can show them off!!




{RECIPE} Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes for Mother's Day


Molly Allen from CakeFYI is back with an awesome dessert for Mother's Day... chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes! Big yum from me on this one, Molly!!

When it comes to dessert, there’s nothing more elegant than chocolate covered strawberries. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect treat to show your love. Why not take it to a whole new level with chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes? These are sweet strawberry cupcakes topped with chocolate glaze and decked with a homemade chocolate covered strawberry!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes


  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 1 1/4 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 C Flour
  • 1 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C Pureed Strawberries
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

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Beat in eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla extract and mix well.

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Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

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Add half of the pureed strawberries and mix well.

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Add another third of the flour mixture, mix, and then add the remaining pureed strawberries. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed. Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.

Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden.

While cupcakes are cooling, make the Chocolate Covered Strawberries!


Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Makes 12 chocolate covered strawberries


  • 12 Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 C Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Butter


Wash the strawberries and dry them well with a paper towel. Place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

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Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Once melted, stir in the butter until smooth.

Holding the stem, dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate. Swirl the strawberry to remove any excess chocolate.

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Place the chocolate covered strawberries on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, about half an hour.

While Chocolate Covered Strawberries are hardening, prepare the Chocolate Glaze.


Chocolate Glaze


  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Milk

Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Once melted, stir in the butter until smooth.

Combine melted chocolate, powdered sugar, and milk and whisk well.


Once cupcakes have cooled, use a spoon to smooth Chocolate Glaze over top. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate, if desired. Top each cupcake with one Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

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Thanks Molly, for the delicious Mother's Day treat! To learn more about Molly check her out at CakeFYI.

For more Mother's Day ideas, check out these amazing Mother's Day parties on our site and our Mother's Day free printables!

RECIPE: Delicious, Light, Fluffy Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are perfect to serve at a brunch (possibly a Mother's Day brunch) because they are delicious and oh so beautiful!

They are not like the muffins you buy at your local grocery store that are dense, sweet as cake, without a lot of blueberry flavor.

These muffins are filled to the brim with blueberries, have just the right amount of sweetness (more like a cornbread than a cake), plus they are light, fluffy, and moist.

(Plus the sugar topping is fantastic. I could easily lick it off all the tops!!)

Here's the recipe...


for the jam

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon granulated  sugar
for the muffins
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (4 tablespoons), melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
for the topping
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 425.

Heat 1 cup of blueberries in a sauce pan.

Mash the blueberries and add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Cook under low heat until it thickens to a jam like texture, about 10 minutes. Should make about 1/3 cup. Set aside and let it cool.

In a large bow whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

In a medium bowl add the 1 1/4 cups of sugar, melted butter, eggs, oil,  and buttermilk. Whisk until combined.

Pour into the dry ingredients, along with the blueberries. Gently swirl berry filling into batter using figure-eight motion. Gently mix with a rubber spatula just until the batter comes together. Lumpy is OK.

Scoop batter into muffin tins, about 2/3 full. Place a teaspoon of cooked berry mixture into the center of each mound of batter. Swirl berry filling into batter using a knife or chopstick.

Sprinkle the 1/3 cup sugar on top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops brown, and a toothpick comes out cleanly.

The only problem with these muffins (and why we don't make them that often at our house) is we end up eating too many. :)

If you make some, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com and tell me what you think.

FREE Mother's Day Printables from Amy Mattes Designs

This is our third set of FREE Mother's Day printables. These I'm calling our "pink flower" collection and they were designed by Amy of Amy Mattes Designs.

This collection includes: invitations, small party circles, large party circles, favor tags, drink flags, tented cards, and a "Happy Mother's Day" banner.


Small party circles

Large party circles

Favor tags

Tented cards

"Happy Mother's Day" banner

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Download the high resolution files for printing:

Thank you, Amy, for such a delicate and beautiful collection! To learn more about Amy, please visit her blog, Amy Mattes Designs.

If you use these for your party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty, so I can post them.

Also, check out all of our free Mother's Day printables.






FREE Mother's Day Party Printables from 9 to 5 Mom

Now that Easter is over and it's almost May, we're giving away our first collection of  Mother's Day printables. This lovely "pink and yellow" set is from Brady from 9 to 5 Mom and aren't they the sweetest!

This collection includes party circles, favor tags, food labels, drink flags, water bottle labels, a "Happy Mother's Day" banner.

Download the high resolution files for printing:

Thank you, Brady, for this sweet collection!  To learn more about Brady, please check out 9 to 5 Mom.

If you use these for your party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty, so I can post them.

Also, if you still need Easter printables, we've got you covered with five collections to choose from!


Cutie Patootie Creations
Owlie Powlie
The Chic Room Shop
Polkaprints Cards + Prints
Deezee Designs
Jes Parker Events & Celebrations
Your Blissful Day
Pass The Scissors


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