12 Patriotic July 4th Party Supplies

by Jillian Leslie on

Summer is almost here, so if you're planning a July 4th party, don't miss these 12 patriotic July 4th party supplies.

We've got ideas for invitations, cake toppers, party favors, cookies, decorations and more! Take a look...

Patriotic July 4th Party Supplies | CatchMyparty.com

12 PATRIOTIC JULY 4TH PARTY SUPPLIES

July 4th Party Invitation

If you are looking for the perfect invitation then look no further! This one is awesome and a great intro to what will be a fun party!!

July 4th party Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Party Poster

This 'Land of the Free' poster is a great way to decorate your party, either in a frame on a wall or on the dessert table and a fabulous way to celebrate our freedom.

July 4th Party Poster | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Fondant Toppers

These July 4th fondant toppers are an awesome way to decorate either cupcakes, a cake, or cookies.

July 4th Fondant Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Cupcake Liners

These cupcake liners are gorgeous, and would give your party that vintage touch you may be looking for.

July 4th Cupcake Liners | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Banner

Decorate a wall or even your dessert table with this wonderful stars and stripes fabric banner.

July 4th Banner | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Pinwheel Backdrop

Place these gorgeous red, white and blue paper pinwheels on a wall for an awesome backdrop behind your dessert table or a photo booth. You could even hang them from the ceiling.

July 4th Pinwheel Backdrop | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Table Runner

Use this fantastic stars and stripes table runner at your party to give your table that vintage, patriotic feel!

July 4th Table Runner | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Tumbler

Treat guests to these beautiful personalized embroidered burlap fabric covers and tumblers to give your party a rustic look. They can also be wonderful party favor for your guests to take home as a keepsake.

July 4th Tumbler | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Cocktail Rimming Sugar

Add some patriotic style to your cocktail glasses with this red, white and blue rimming sugar. Such a fun way to decorate your drinks!!

July 4th Cocktail rimming sugar | CatchMyParty.com

4th of July Onesie

If you've a baby celebrating their first July 4th this year, dress them in style with this awesome 'Happy Bday USA' onesie. Remember to take lots of photos to remember the special day!

4th of July Onesie | CatchMyParty.com

July 4th Photo Booth Props

One of the fun parts of any party are the photo booth photos. Hours of laughter are guaranteed with these fun photo booth props! The photos will be such a cool keepsake for you to look back at in years to come.

July 4th Photo Booth Props | CatchMyParty.com

4th July Mini Candy Bar Wrappers

Treat guests to some patriotic chocolates with these excellent mini candy bar wrappers. They'll look great on a plate on your dessert table or in a bag as a party favor.

4th July Mini Candy Bar Wrappers | CatchMyParty.com

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For more inspiration, check out all the stunning July 4th parties on our site, and check out these July 4th party supplies from vendors with listings on Catch My Party.

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8 Great July 4th Party Ideas

8 Great July 4th Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Patriotic July 4th Paper Wreath DIY

Patriotic Wreath | CatchMyParty.com

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Illuminated Fairy Jar DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Illuminated Fairy Jar DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Fairy parties are one of the most popular party themes on Catch My Party. So if you're planning one, and looking for a fun party activity or party favor for your guests, check out this illuminated fairy jar DIY.

These jars are easy to make and look so stunning when they're done. You'll be asking yourself if you really trapped a fairy inside! :)

Illuminated Fairy Jar DIY

What you need:
  • Jars (I prefer plastic storage jars for kids)
  • Mod Podge or glue
  • Paint brush
  • Fine glitter
  • Fairy silhouettes
  • Moss
  • Fabric flowers
  • Hot glue
  • Tea light battery candles
Materials Needed for the Jar Making | CatchMyParty.com

Step 1:

Using a foam paint brush line the inner walls of the jar with Mod Podge, make sure it is a thin layer.

Step 2:

Sprinkle glitter into the jar and close the lid. Shake the glitter until the entire inside of the jar is coated. Discard any excess glitter.

Jar Sprinkled with Glitter | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3:

While the inside of the jar dries, print and cut out any silhouette. We used butterflies and a fairy with stars! Just Google the type of silhouette you want to use. Make sure to adjust the print size for each image so that it will fit into your jar (you may need to print at 50-75%).

Step 4:

After you cut out the silhouette, spread a thin layer of mod podge over the top of the silhouette. Press the silhouette into the jar. Allow to dry.

Applied Mod Podge on the Cut-out Silhouettes | CatchMyParty.com

Pressed the Silhouette to the Jar | CatchMyParty.com

Silhouettes Glued on the Jar Perfectly | CatchMyParty.com

Silhouettes Glued on the Jar Perfectly | CatchMyParty.com

Step 5:

Using hot glue, embellish the jar with moss and fabric flowers!

Fabric Flowers Attached on the Jar Cover | CatchMyParty.com

Beautiful Candle Jar | CatchMyParty.com

Step 5:

Light the jars in the evening with battery operated tea light candles. So pretty! Your guests will love them!

Lighted the Jar with Battery Operated Candles | CatchMyParty.com

FREE FAIRY BIRTHDAY PARTY PRINTABLES

Free Fairy Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, check out these magical fairy parties on our site and all our fairy party supplies!

 

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

So many amazing parties were added to Catch My Party, that it was hard picking just 4 to feature, but this Diary of a Wimpy Kid birthday party stood out for all it's creativity! It's awesome.

My daughter has read every Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, so this party is right up her alley! This party feels like it could be taken right out the book. My favorite parties this week include a Diary of a Wimpy Kid birthday party, a boho tribal camping birthday party, a Trolls birthday party and a Star Wars birthday party! | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week include the awesome Diary of a Wimpy Kid birthday party, a gorgeous boho tribal teepee birthday party, a fun and colorful Trolls birthday party and a gorgeous Star Wars birthday party. Take a look at them below...

Sweet P Parties' Diary of a Wimpy Kid Breakfast Club Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The cool table settings, with comic strip placemats
  • The great orange juice glass bottles with a drawing of Greg on them
  • The awesome cookies for guests to decorate with their own drawing of Diary of Wimpy Kid characters
Diary of a Wimpy Kid birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Alex B's Max's Teepee Party

My favorite details:

  • The fantastic dessert table with it's cool illustrated backdrop of a mountain, teepee, and cactus
  • The incredible arrow and teepee decorated cookies
  • The fun cactus pinata
Teepee birthday party| CatchMyParty.com

Tanja A's Mia's Trolls Party

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous dessert table with it's pretty wooden backdrop that gives the whole party a rustic look
  • The beautifully decorated  Trolls cookies
  • The fun art inspired party activity where kids get to paint a Troll on a canvas
Trolls birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Zoe L's Star Wars Rebooted

My favorite details:

  • The stunning dessert table with the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper backdrop
  • The beautifully decorated, sparkly blue icing, galaxy donuts
  • The absolutely incredible, out of this world, black birthday cake with the meringue icing and the Millennium Falcon topper
Star Wars birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Happy early Memorial Day! If you need free summer party printables for tomorrow check out these fun BBQ printables from our site.

Free summer BBQ party printables | CatchMyParty.com

And for more free printables, check out all our free summer printables here.

 

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Peach Basil Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

by Jillian Leslie on

 

Goat Cheese Peach Bruschetta | CatchMyParty.com

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the official kick-off to summer! We all love summer BBQs, but to be honest, the food can get a little... boring.

So I was excited when NABISCO asked me to come up with a fun way to "remix" a traditional summer backyard BBQ dish for my upcoming Memorial Day BBQ.

For me, it was all about making something simple, that mixed sweet and savory (my new favorite flavor combination) and to put it into one punchy little appetizer bite.

Introducing my peach basil bruschetta with goat cheese served on NABISCO HONEY MAID Grahams. Delicious!

Goat Cheese Peach Bruschetta | CatchMyParty.com

What's so tasty about this bruschetta is that layered on top of the crunchy sweetness from the HONEY MAID Grahams, is the tangy creaminess of the goat cheese, the hit from the ripe peaches, the earthiness from the basil, the pop of acid from the vinegar, the mellowness from the olive oil, and the pucker from the lemon.

What makes this dish stand out is that it is quick to make, it's bright and full of summer flavors, and it would be an absolute hit at your next BBQ this summer.

Peach Basil Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Makes 12 bruschetta

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 NABISCO HONEY MAID Grahams
  • 1 cup creamy goat cheese
  • 4 ripe peaches cut into small cubes
  • 10 big basil leaves cut into strips
  • 1 lemon
  • Dash of balsamic vinegar for each bruschetta
  • Salt
Peach Bruschetta with Goat Cheese | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Add juice from one lemon to your bowl of cut up peaches.

Spread goat cheese on each of the HONEY MAID Grahams. Layer a tablespoon of peaches on top of the goat cheese.

Add a sprinkling of salt and a small dash of balsamic vinegar.

Peach Bruschetta with Goat Cheese | CatchMyParty.com

Garnish with 3-4 strips of basil.

Peach Bruschetta with Goat Cheese | CatchMyParty.com

Serve cool and enjoy!

Goat Cheese Peach Bruschetta | CatchMyParty.com

I served mine on a pretty white platter on my red checkered picnic blanket. I thought they each looked like a little bite of summer and the perfect snack for the holiday weekend.

Goat Cheese Peach Bruschetta | CatchMyParty.com

My family thought so, too, because they were gone in in seconds flat.

Goat Cheese Peach Bruschetta | CatchMyParty.com

We served them with some homemade lemonade from our lemon tree. I love summer and all its flavors!

Goat Cheese Peach Bruschetta | CatchMyParty.com

This summer, as part of the “Remix Your BBQ” campaign, NABISCO is teaming up with country music band Lady Antebellum as title sponsor of the band’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR.

NABISCO will be at select tour stops throughout the summer, sharing remixed recipes and backstage stories.

You can find more remixed recipes and a chance to win tickets to a Lady Antebellum show at NabiscoBBQ.com.

So try making some RITZ Cracker finger foods or OREO Cookie-inspired desserts. And be sure to show off how you are remixing your BBQ using the hashtag #NABISCO #BBQRemix.

Monster Cookie Dough Dip

by Jillian Leslie on

Monster Cookie Dough Dip | CatchMyParty.com

Talk about crazy delicious! Check out this recipe for monster cookie dough dip. It's simple to make and a huge crowd pleaser. It tastes just like cookie dough with a touch of sour from the cream cheese. Serve it with vanilla cookies or fruit or even just put out spoons and let your guests dig in!

Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • M&M’s
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:

Melt butter in small saucepan with brown sugar. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.

Melt Butter with Sugar | CatchMyParty.com

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Cream together until combined. Add the butter mixture and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

Remove cookie dough from the fridge and fold in one cup M&Ms and ½ cup mini chocolate chips.

Cookie Dough added with Choco Chips and M&Ms | CatchMyParty.com

Yummy Cookie Dough Dip | CatchMyParty.com

Serve it with goodness | CatchMyParty.com

Serve cookie dough dip with vanilla wafers, graham crackers, pretzels or apple slices! 

Yummy Cookie Dough Dip | CatchMyParty.com

Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or apple slices | CatchMyParty.com

Your kids will love this!

Yummy Cookie Dough Dip | CatchMyParty.com

Monster Cookie Dough Dip | CatchMyParty.com

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12 Magical Unicorn Party Supplies

by Jillian Leslie on

If your planning a unicorn birthday partydon't miss these 12 magical unicorn party supplies we've found for you.

We've got ideas for invitations, cake toppers, party favors, cookies, decorations and more! Take a look...

12 Magical Unicorn Party Supplies | CatchMyparty.com

12 MAGICAL UNICORN BIRTHDAY PARTY SUPPLIES

Unicorn Party Invitation

Enchant your  guests with this wonderful personalized unicorn pink and gold party invitation.

Unicorn party Invitation | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn 1st Birthday Party Poster

This unicorn birthday poster is a fun way to decorate your party, in a frame on a wall or on the dessert table, and a fantastic keepsake to cherish for years to come.

Unicorn Birthday Party Poster | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Cake Topper

Decorate your birthday cake with this adorable gold horn and unicorn ears to create your very own unicorn cake! Add some colorful pastel frosting for the mane and paint some black eyes and eyelashes and you're good to go!

Unicorn Cake Topper | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Cupcake Toppers

Wow!! Imagine just how gorgeous these fondant gold horns and ears will look on your beautifully decorated cupcakes!

Unicorn Cupcake Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Cookie Cutter

If you plan on making your own cookies then look no further for a unicorn cookies cutter. This one is gorgeous and will be sure to make beautiful cookies for your party.

Unicorn Cookie Cutter | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Dessert Table Backdrop

Place this pretty watercolor backdrop behind your dessert table and you'll have yourself an stunning table to wow your guests!

Unicorn Backdrop | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Rainbow Tassel

Decorate a wall or your actual dessert table with this gorgeous pastel rainbow tassel garland to add beautiful pastel colors to your party.

Unicorn Rainbow Tassel | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Pinata

Kids love bashing a pinata and catching all the candy, so treat your guests to this fabulous unicorn pinata. It's stunning!!

Unicorn Pinata | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Horn Headband

How special will your daughter feel with this gorgeous unicorn floral headband? It's just so pretty and I'm sure she'll absolutely love wearing it at her party!

Unicorn Horn Headband | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Photo Booth Props

The kids at your party will have so much fun with these awesome unicorn photo booth props. You're photos are sure to be wonderful and you'll be laughing at them for years to come!

Unicorn Photo Booth Props | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Hobby Horse

Keep your guests busy with these adorable unicorn hobby horses. The kids will love racing around with them and they are actually fun party favors.

Unicorn on a wooden stick | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Party Favor Bags

Send guests home with party favors in these pretty little unicorn bags. They look to amazing! Imagine how beautiful a bunch of them will look on display at your party.

Unicorn Party Favor Bags | CatchMyParty.com

** Some links are affiliate links.**

For more inspiration, check out all the stunning unicorn parties on our site, and check out these unicorn party supplies from vendors with listings on Catch My Party

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Free Unicorn Printables for young girls | CatchMyParty.com

Magical White Chocolate Unicorn Bark Recipe

Magical White Chocolate Unicorn Bark | CatchMyParty.com

 

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Girl Star Wars Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

This week so many pretty parties were added to Catch My Party, including this fun and creative Girl Star Wars Birthday Party.

Star Wars is a huge hit with boys but it's always fun to see Star Wars parties done girl-style! This girlie Star Wars birthday party will knock your socks off, With just black, white, and a splash of bright pink, it totally transforms it!! My favorite parties this week include a girl Star Wars birthday party, a unicorn birthday party, an owl baby shower, and a Mary Poppins birthday party! | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week include theamazing Girl Star Wars birthday party, a gorgeous boho Unicorn birthday party, a fun Mary Poppins birthday party and an fabulous Owl Baby Shower. Take a look at them below...

Fawn - Handcrafted Celebrations' Pink and Sparkly Star Wars Party

My favorite details:

  • The incredible dessert table with the fantastic black garland with the silhouette of a little girl pulling along an AT-AT walker
  • The cute mix of pink Stormtrooper and black star cookies
  • The cool bright pink candy in the cute Darth Vader and Stormtrooper topped jars
Girl Star Wars birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Sandra V's Charlise's Boho Unicorn Bash

My favorite details:

  • The beautifully decorated unicorn birthday cake
  • The pretty unicorn donuts with horns and flowers
  • The fun 'unicorn poop' meringues
Unicorn birthday party| CatchMyParty.com

Tala B's Gisele's 7th Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous birthday cake topped with a cutout of Mary Poppins
  • The fun Mary Poppins party favor hats
  • The adorable cupcakes topped with fun printables of Jane and Michael Banks and carousel horses
Mary Poppins birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

My Little Angel Decorations' Owl's Garden Baby Shower

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous dessert table with the wonderful pink draped curtains and stunning decorated tiered cake
  • The delicate cupcakes decorated with pretty pink roses
  • The cute mix of owl and flower decorated cookies
Owl Baby Shower | CatchMyParty.com

Right now I'm sitting in the cafe right next to the Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford. The sky is blue, it's warm but there's a slight breeze. I can look out and see the incredible sculptures. This is one of those simple moments that make life magical. :)

I wish you a day with at least one simple, magical moment.

12 Stunning Unicorn Party Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

Unicorn birthday parties are so popular at the moment! Everywhere you turn unicorns seem to be popping up all over the place!

Girls, both young and old, love them!!  So, if you're planning a unicorn themed party, for either a birthday, baby shower, Christening or any other celebration, then don't miss these stunning unicorn party ideas.

We've got ideas for birthday cakes, dessert tables, cookies, decorations, party favors, and much more...

12 Stunning Unicorn Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

12 STUNNING UNICORN PARTY IDEAS

Unicorn dessert table

This unicorn dessert table is so amazing!! The ruffles, banner and balloons create a gorgeous backdrop. The backdrop is made of strips of plastic tablecloths. The turquoise tulle (affil) skirt gives the dessert table that extra magical touch!

Unicorn dessert table | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn cupcakes

These simple, pink frosting cupcakes with gumpaste gold unicorn horns and glitter wrappers are adorable!

Unicorn Cupcakes | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn cake pops

These unicorn cake pops are so elegant with their gold decorative horns and eyes, and adorned with delicate little pink and white flowers.

Unicorn Cake Pops | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn cookies

These baby shower unicorn themed cookies are incredible! They are beautifully decorated with such an attention to detail, with tiny flowers. Absolutely adorable!

Unicorn Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn birthday cake

What little girl wouldn't love a stunning unicorn birthday cake like this one? The mix of pastel colors give it so much life and make is so vibrant.

Unicorn Birthday Cake | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn centerpiece

This mix of painted mason jars decorated with gold unicorns and filled with flowers are a simple yet fantastic way to decorate your tables. So pretty!!

Unicorn Centerpiece | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn decorations

Decorate a wall at a unicorn party with an awesome cardboard unicorn head (affil) with colorful horn and place it in an empty ornamented frame. Add it to a dessert table and you've got yourself a gorgeous backdrop!

Unicorn Decorations | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn milkshakes

These magical unicorn milkshakes look delicious!! Just pour strawberry milkshake in adorable glass bottles and top them with tiny marshmallows, some starry sprinkles and a pretty paper straw. Finish off the bottles with a lovely label and you're good to go!

Unicorn Milkshakes | CatchMyParty.com

Unicorn Pinata

There isn't a kid out there who doesn't love a pinata! This unicorn pinata (affil), with it's pretty colors and shiny paper is gorgeous. Place it on the dessert table during the party and you'll have yourself a beautiful centerpiece too.

Unicorn Pinata | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn table settings

The table at this unicorn princess garden birthday party is a little girl's dream! The log stools and the decorated table under the pretty canopy make everything look so magical.

Unicorn table settings | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn party activity

Imagine how much fun the girls will have racing these wonderful unicorns! Hours of fun are guaranteed and you've got yourself a party favor too.

Unicorn Party Activity | CatchMyParty.com Unicorn party favors

These unicorn horn headbands with pretty flowers are such a wonderful party favor for your happy guests to take home.

Unicorn Party Favors | CatchMyParty.com

For more inspiration, check out all the stunning unicorn parties on our site, and check out these unicorn party supplies from vendors with listings on Catch My Party!

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Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and Interview with Duff Goldman

by Jillian Leslie on

We are huge Duff Goldman fans at our house. We've been watching Ace of Cakes on the Food Network for years.

Duff Goldman Interview | CatchMyParty.com

So when Bounty teamed up with Duff for National Chocolate Chip Day, and asked me to interview him, I jumped at the chance.

Duff was a delight. He's just like he seems on TV -- down-to-earth, funny, and irreverent.

When I told him my ten-year-old daughter is a huge fan, he laughed and said that when he started out he was just this foul-mouthed punk, but now he's a huge hit with kids and he loves it!

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe...

To celebrate Chocolate Chip Day, Duff teamed up with Bounty to create a new rainbow chocolate chip cookies recipe.

I asked Duff about his inspiration. He said it was two things...

Rainbows, unicorns, and tie-dye are so hot right now, it felt very current.

Plus, he wanted to make a chocolate chip cookie recipe that kids could get their hands in because kids love to touch stuff.

Traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes are wet and sticky. But this dough is more like a sugar cookie dough. It's easy to color, mold, cut into shapes, and play with.

And when you twist the colors together, you never know what you're going to get. It's full of surprises!

Why he likes working with kids...

He finds them inspiring. He says they're so smart and creative, and is continually amazed by what they come up with. He says his secret is to talk to them like they're adults.

His favorite challenge on the Kids Baking Championship is the "Dessert Imposter Challenge." This is where the kids make desserts that look like savory dishes.

Some of his favorite dishes in past seasons have been dessert fried chicken, dessert sushi, and dessert spaghetti and meatballs. He loves how imaginative the kids are.

He said his goal as a judge is to be 100% honest and 100% kind. He sees other judges on food shows and thinks they can sometimes be mean. He wants to laugh along with the contestants, and share how everyone (including him) messes up and makes mistakes. That's just part of life.

Why he likes working with Bounty...

He likes getting dirty when he bakes, and nothing helps him clean up better than Bounty.

He loves that Bounty is strong, super absorbent, and can be used in so many different ways. For example:

  • When whisking ingredients, Duff puts a sheet of Bounty under the bowl to keep it from slipping. He also does this with cutting boards.
  • When using cooking spray, he rubs it with Bounty to coat his cookie sheets evenly.
  • After his cookies have cooled, he wipes off the bottoms of the cookies using a sheet of Bounty to remove extra butter and crumbs.

Advice for kids who want to grow up to be baking stars...

Focus on your skills! Get really, really good at baking. Fame is just a byproduct of being excellent, so spend the time learning and practicing.

The one skill he thinks all kids need to master to become successful bakers is measuring!

Learning fractions, learning to double recipes -- those skills are indispensable. He says he uses math every day and recommends kids learn it, too. When you bake, numbers aren't abstract, they're a physical thing and they're super important! (I couldn't agree more.)

Thanks Duff, for the interview. My daughter now thinks I'm a rock star because I got to interview you.

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Here's Duff's Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

If you love Bounty, click here to get great Bounty coupons and offers.

This post was sponsored by Bounty but all opinions and ideas are mine. And yes, we use Bounty in our house every day! #QuickerPickerUpper

Peter Rabbit 1st Birthday Parties and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Happy Mother's Day!

This week many wonderful parties were added to Catch My Party, including two stunning Peter Rabbit 1st birthday parties.

Beatrix Potters' illustrations are so gorgeous that whatever way you use them, you're party is going to be incredibly pretty. Peter Rabbit is the most popular of her characters, but she has so many others, such as Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, that you'll be spoiled for choice. My favorite parties this week include 2 Peter Rabbit 1st birthday parties, a fun Pirate party and a colorful Cinco de Mayo Fiesta| CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week include the gorgeous Peter Rabbit 1st birthday party, a wonderful Peter Rabbit 1st birthday party for a baby girl, a fantastic pirate birthday party and an awesome Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Take a look at them below...

Leni's Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 1st birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The amazing cookies decorated with Beatrix Potter illustrations
  • The beautiful party decor of wooden boxes full of vegetables
  • The adorable mix of fabulously decorated cupcakes
Beatrix Potter 1st birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Impressions Sri Lanka's Aniya Turns one with Peter Rabbit

My favorite details:

  • The incredible tiered birthday cake decorated with Beatrix Potter illustrations
  • The pretty cookies decorated with flowers and vegetables
  • The fantastic party decorations scattered throughout the garden of cutout illustrations and flower pots and vegetables
Peter Rabbit 1st birthday party| CatchMyParty.com

JDL Design and Event Planning's Noah's Island Pirate Party

My favorite details:

  • The fantastic tiered birthday cake with pirate map and red and white stripes
  • The cute pirate themed cake pops and decorated cookies
  • The awesome photo booth wooden backdrop with a skull, pirate swords, pirate hat and red curtain
Pirate birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Bird's Party's A Colorful Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

My favorite details:

  • The fun vibrant table settings with pretty colorful cutout paper table mats
  • The gorgeous roses and colorful ribbons decorating beer bottles
  • The cute potted cactus party favors
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta | CatchMyParty.com

I'm back from Mom 2.0 and had a great time! I got to hang out with some old friends, like Amy Locurto from Living Locurto and Laura Fuentes from Momables, and I met a lot of new ones!

I'm planning to go to Mom 2.0 next year in Pasadena, CA. I just bought my ticket.

Now we're in the end-of-the-year push! Are you? Wishing all you moms a wonderful day of love!

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