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Party Supplies You Might Be Looking For...

I thought I'd do a roundup of some of the coolest, newest party supplies because a friend of mine was recently trying to do a search online for baker's twine, but didn't know what it was called and had a hard time finding it. So here's are some of the newest party supplies -- what they look like, what they're called, and where you can buy them.

Baker's Twine -- Of course I had to start with baker's twine, which is so popular these days. It comes in a variety of colors, perfect for wrapping favors and gifts, and perfect for adding pizzazz to all your creative party decorations. I love the old-school feel and I love all the colors!

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Japanese Washi Tape -- This is Japanese masking tape that comes in a ton of colors and patterns. I use it for wrapping gifts and for decorating anything that needs a pop of color. I've used it on birthday cards, to decorate vases, to give style to pencils, and even to make a colorful lampshade.

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Paper Straws -- What I love about paper straws is they are such a quick and easy way to add a little style to your party. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. I see them at parties all over our site ,and I keep a bunch of colors on hand for quick entertaining. Plus, they make great cake pop sticks!

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Mason Jars with Daisy Lids -- What a fun, vintage-y way to serve drinks at your party. Just stick a paper straw in the daisy lid and you're set to go -- more environment than paper or plastic cups and much much cuter!

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Tissue Paper Pom Poms -- Another quick way to add dimensionality to your party space with soft textures. I especially love pom poms at girl birthdays, baby showers, and bridal showers!

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 Paper Candy Cups -- I'm seeing these all over our site right now. They're great for serving individual snacks to little guests!

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Circle Punch (2 inch) - We offer over 150 sets of free printable party decorations. To pop out some printable party circles to use as cupcake toppers, labels, and tags, a circle punch is a necessity. It makes everything look more polished and also makes the job of decorating much easier

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Paper Treat Bags -- I love sending my guests home with something fun at the end of the party (my favorite being an edible treat), and using these paper treat bags that come in a variety of colors and patterns (polka dot, stripes, chevron, etc.) wraps them up perfectly.

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I'll be back soon with more party decoration ideas. If you have a party supply idea you think I need to include, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love suggestions!

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make a Halloween Spider out of Pom Poms

Check out these adorable and easy Halloween pom pom spiders Candy from The Party Bakery emailed me. If you are looking for some not-too-scary DIY Halloween decorations, these could be it.

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See the whole tutorial here.

Thank you, Candy, for sharing!

If you have a DIY you'd like me to consider posting, please email me jillian(at)catchymyparty(dot)com.

 

Tutorial From A Catch My Party Member - How to Make a Butterfly Mobile

How lovely are these butterfly mobiles Carey B made for her Butterfly Garden for Avery Party. They are so delicate and beautiful...

I asked Carey how she made them and she generously put together this DIY tutorial. Thank you, Carey!

Supplies:

  • Wreath - mine was a 12" from The Dollar tree
  • Fishing Line
  • Ribbon
  • Tulle
  • Greenery
  • Scissors
  • Die Cut Shapes in various sizes
  • Double Sided Tape or Glue Dots
(All instructions and measurements are for a 12" wreath)

Step 1:

Wrap wreath with greenery (18") and ribbon (60") as desired.

Step 2:

Cut 32 small die cut butterflies and 32 medium die cut butterflies. (If you don't have a die cut machine you can trace shapes using cookie cutters or print a shape from Microsoft clipart.)

Cut 4 strands of 22" long fishing line.

Using double sided tape or glue dots stick coordinating front and back of each shaped butterfly to the 22" long strand of fishing wire.  Start your top set of butterflies 5" from the top.

Alternate one small set with one medium set or whatever pattern you choose. I used 2 sets of each size on a strand.

Only place glue in the "body" portion of the butterfly so that you can separate the wings into 3-D form. You will create 4 strands.

Step 3:

Cut 24 pieces of tulle - 20" long and 5" wide.

Using 3 pieces of tulle, I made 8 mini poms using the accordion fold tissue paper pom technique. But I have since discovered there are easier ways to make them as shown on Once Wed. Lesson learned for next time!

Step 4:

Tie 2 poms to a 18" strand of fishing line leaving space in between to tie a coordinating bow. Also leave 3-5" of space from the top so you have room to tie the strand onto the wreath. You will create 4 strands.

Step 5:

Tie your four strands with butterflies and your four strands with poms around the wreath. I alternated the strands and tied at various heights. Trim the fishing line at the top.

Step 6:

Cut 4 strands of ribbon at 24" length to tie onto the wreath for hanging. Tie each ribbon onto the wreath...space evenly.

Step 7:

This is where it gets a bit tricky for me. Grab all four of the ribbons you just tied on and gather them together above the wreath. The wreath will be hanging below you.

Tie those four ribbons in a knot at the top once you have it balanced where all sides are hanging even. I have to stand to do this and I find an extra set of eyes is  helpful to make sure I have all sides even.

Step 8:

Hang from the ceiling with a hook or I simply used a push pin since I knew it would be coming down in a few hours.

Enjoy! I am happy to help with any questions. So many possibilities with Easter right around the corner.

Thank you again, Carey, for putting this tutorial together!

To learn more about Carey and read about all her crafting and party planning adventures, please check out her blog, With Joy, and also check out her other gorgeous parties on our site including her out of this world butterfly garden party.

If you make a mobile for your next party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty.com. I'd love to show it off!

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