Posts Tagged ‘Summer Parties’

4 Amazing Collections of Free Summer Party Printables


If you're throwing a summer BBQ, beach party, camping party, or even an ice cream party, how about using one of these free collections of party printables to dress up your shindig?

Also, please follow Catch My Party on Google+ if you'd like updates when we post new free printables (I've already got some back to school printables lined up) and new blog posts! That way you'll never miss what we're sharing!

{Party on a Budget} Ideas for Serving Summer Snacks

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion and our new budget party contributor, has written about inexpensive ways to serve summer snacks. Some great ideas here so take it away, Melissa!

Summer time means fun outdoor parties!  You don’t have to break the bank to find creative ways to serve food at your party!  Here are some examples of budget friendly way to serve snacks at your next party.

Create a "snack shack" using inexpensive beach buckets and shovels. I used little Dixie Cups for our young guests to fill up and keep refilling.  BONUS TIP:  Put out a sharpie pen for the kids to write their names on their individual cups so they can reuse them and you save on paper goods!

Keeping the bugs away from your food is important during summer parties. Standing there swishing them away all day is not in the plans! You can find these large food tents at stores now and they're very inexpensive!

Or maybe using individual paper food containers is your thing. These are very handy for serving salads, fruits, and more.

If you are like me, you want to reuse all your party gear as much as possible to get the best bang for your buck!

These push pops are EVERYWHERE now and inexpensive to purchase!  Instead of using them just for sweet treats, why not put your fruit in them?  Put them on ice and the kids can come and grab a healthy snack when they want – keeping them cold is the key!

Again, no buggies feasting on your fruit either! BONUS TIP:  Freeze these babies with some grapes and break em out on a HOT DAY – kids will love ya!

I hope I have inspired you to be creative in your next outdoor Summer party!  Next month I will be sharing some tips for throwing a fun backyard party for your kids using dollar store noodles!  Until then – Party On Friends!

For additional  budget ideas, visit Melissa at My Party Passion and find her on Facebook or Twitter.


FREE Summer BBQ Printables by WCC Designs

With Memorial Day coming up, I wanted to give away a set of BBQ printables that would work for this upcoming weekend all your laid back summer parties.

Wanessa from WCC Designs created this great set. I love the mix of patterns and the rough-around-the-edges feel.

The collection includes: drink labels, mini party circles, party menus, invitations, a food table sign, blank tent cards and pennant flags.


Take a look at how fun these look...


Thank you, Wanessa, for another one of your fabulous collections.

To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop.

Check out these parties for more Memorial Day inspirations.

TRENDS: Mason Jars on Catch My Party

An unexpected way to serve drinks at your party is in mason jars.  The nice thing about mason jars is that they're not too expensive (less than a dollar a jar), they're more interesting and homey than plastic cups, and they're easy to dress up with ribbons, straws, flags, or whatever you like.

For inspiration, take a look at how people on our site are using mason jars to add a warm touch to their parties.

Carey B's Cookie and Milk Party

Ashley S's Garden Baby Shower Luncheon

Tanya M's Red, White, and Blue Backyard BBQ

Claudia S's Tickled Blue BaByQ Shower

Kelly S's Pink Cowgirl Party

DIY S'mores Party Favors

I stumbled upon this great summer party favor idea at Tiny Prints and had to share -- DIY s'mores kits.  (Just writing those words makes me hungry.)

Here's how pretty their favors look:

DIY s'mores party favors

And to make them, all you need is this:

Supplies for your s'mores

What I like about these favors is that they're inexpensive and easy to make, they're kid and adult friendly (who doesn't love a s'more?), and while they'd work great at a "camping" themed party, they could really work at any summer party.

I know I'd be psyched to go home with one of these!

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