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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week

I really struggled this week narrowing down my top four parties -- there were so many great ones -- but here they are. This week I'm showing off a vintage Parisian bridal shower, an arcade birthday, an adorable superhero party, and a rainbow camping arts & crafts party. You will be blown away!

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Here are the parties clockwise from the top left: Thanks for adding such amazingness to our site! Until next week...

FREE Rainbow Birthday Printables from Printabelle

Rainbow parties are one of the most popular themes on our site right now, so how excited was I when Michelle from Printabelle approached me about giving away these adorable free rainbow party printables she designed.

And wait until you see all that this collection includes: An 8 x 10 "Happy Birthday" sign, party circles, gift bag circles, gift tags, water bottle labels, mini candy bar labels, a "Happy Birthday" banner, a mini "Happy Birthday" banner, invitations/stationary, treat bag toppers, tented cards, thank you cards, a printable coloring page, and an assortment of other small rainbow cards.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING

And if you'd like any of the printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 per file, like these ones below. What a deal!

Thanks, Michelle, for generously sharing these with our readers!

To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections she gives away for free, definitely head to Printabelle and her Facebook page.

 

RECIPE: Fairy Bread

I've actually seen photos of fairy bread before but and never knew what it was.  Well, Alisha D sent me this recipe and photo of the fairy bread she made for her daughter's Delightful Delilah Turns One Rainbow Party.

It turns out it's an Australian treat and is so simple to make. Plus, look how pretty!

Ingredients:

  • White bread
  • Butter
  • Colored sugar or sprinkles
Directions:

Take a slice of white bread, butter it, cut into whatever shape you like with a cookie cutter, then dip the buttered side into coloured sugar or any type of sprinkles. (You can also spread Nutella on it before adding sprinkles.)

I told you... simple! Thank you Alisha for sending me the recipe.

If you make fairy bread for your next party, please send photos, I'd love to show it off.

Also, if you haven't seen Alisha's Delightful Delilah Turns One Rainbow Party, please take a look. It's that good.

 

DIY Tutorial From A Catch My Party Member - How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

I'm really into party wreaths, so when I saw this homemade wreath Amy C made for her Milla Turns 3 in a Rainbow of Ribbons Party, I had to ask her if she'd do a tutorial for us. Thank you, Amy, for agreeing, and take it away...

I love the idea of a wreath hanging on the front door to greet party guests at any soiree. They are such a great way to set a tone for the party as people arrive. I have seen a few different and fun styles of wreaths around but when my daughters 3rd birthday party theme was decided on - 'Rainbow of Ribbons' - I knew I had to put something together so came up with a ribbon wreath.

It was so simple, cheap and fun to put together and almost everyone who came to the party commented on it. One of the best things about this handmade decoration is it can be used over and over. The rainbow one I made now hangs on my daughters bedroom door. I've put together a little 'How To' for you to follow and make your own - have fun!!

You will need: * Wire coat hanger * Scissors * Selection of ribbons in whatever colour/theme/pattern you like * Tin snips (optional)

1) Bend the wire hanger into shape. Traditional wreath shape is circle but you could do whatever shape you desire. Heart shape for Valentines Day, tree shape for Christmas, star shape, car shape, fairy wings shape... it's limited to your imagination!!

2) Cut your ribbon. I cut mine into lengths of about 8.5inches long. You will need LOTS as the wreath looks best when the ribbons are all squeezed up together and not spread out. I also use ribbon in a mix of textures and widths for a bit of fun but purely personal preference.

3) Ready. Set. Tie! Now you just tie the ribbons with a basic knot to the wire hanger until the wreath is full and you have your desired look.

4) Using the tin snips cut off the 'hook' piece from the top of the coat hanger - this is optional: if you don't have tin snips around just bend the 'hook' down so it's hiding in the ribbons.

5) Tie a complimenting ribbon to the top of the wreath for hanging it and you are done - Easy!

These look fabulous on the front door but don't have to be used for just that.... How about three of them hanging in a row on the backdrop behind a candy buffet or dessert table... Or make a bunch of them and hang them around your party for general party decoration - FUN!!

Thank you, Amy, for this great tutorial. I had no idea you made it with a simple wire hanger!

To learn more about Amy and see her gorgeous homemade fabric bunting banners and ribbon garlands (they are some of the most beautiful I've seen), check out her site, Giggleberry Creations. Also, take a look at Amy's other amazing parties on our main site. And if you're inspired by rainbow parties, take a look at these.

(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!)

Kids' Cakes on Catch My Party (Part 2)

As promised, here is Part 2 of our feature on kids' cakes on our site. Check out these insanely great cakes...

Cari's Camp Four Birthday Party

Rene K's Carnival Elmo

Josclyn W's Mackenzie's Coloring Birthday Party

Nicole W's Strawberry Picnic 1st Birthday

Brandi B's Stewart's Willy Wonka Golden Birthday

Marie K's Georgie's 4th Birdie Birthday

Shelley O's Rock Star Party

Krista S's Stylish Yo Gabba Gabba Party

Kristy L's J&J Fire Truck Party

Samantha R's Garbage Day Party

Teresa C's Christian's 1st Birthday

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