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Trend Alert: Fin tastic Mermaid Parties!

Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Mermaid Parties! My daughters are heavy into mermaids right now. Riley takes her Barbie Mermaids into the bath with her almost every night, watches the Barbie Pearl Princess DVD almost every day and my older daughter Faith won’t swim without her Fin Fun Mermaid Tail, so when they decided on a Mermaid themed party this summer, I wasn’t surprised. Taking inspiration from the Barbie Pearl Princess dolls and the Mermaid Tails, check out my ideas for our Sparkle Mermaid Party!

Trend Alert: Fin tastic Mermaid Parties!

Trend Alert: Fin tastic Mermaid Parties!

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{Tea for Two} Tee Time & Tea Party Birthday

Tea for two, and two for tea. Tiffany Kuo of Shifting Status Kuo was inspired by the color of the year, Radiant Orchid, to create this {Tea for Two} Tee Time & Tea Party Birthday. Since most of the little guests were boys, Tiffany made sure to include plenty of gender neutral, outdoor activities that everyone could enjoy! Feminine, polished tea party details combined with miniature golf & fun games make for the best of both worlds! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Screen printed tea bag invitations + custom printed snack pouches & tea towel party favors
– Tea cup topped ombre purple ruffle cake with fondant likeness of the birthday girl
– Flower topped cupcakes & hydrangea filled tea cups and vases + DIY doily pom backdrop

{Tea for Two} Tee Time & Tea Party Birthday

{Tea for Two} Tee Time & Tea Party Birthday

{Tea for Two} Tee Time & Tea Party Birthday

{Tea for Two} Tee Time & Tea Party Birthday

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Taking Better Party Photos {+ Point and Shoot vs. Pro Camera Comparison}

When it comes to featured party submissions, one of the biggest issues we see time and time again is poor photo quality. This can be heart-breaking because we know how much time & energy goes into making these parties so beautiful (trust me, we know!), but it’s hard to properly see all that creativity through harsh lighting and blurry images. We also understand how difficult it can be to translate a party from real life to the camera screen though, and there’s just no getting around the fact that lighting and equipment play such a big role in making that happen.

So, I was very happy when Maria Healey, an incredibly talented professional photographer from my own neck of the woods, approached us about sharing some party photography tips with our readers. She touches on 2 key things here: 1) making the most with the equipment you’ve got (even if it’s an iPhone camera!) and 2) illustrating the differences between standard Point and Shoot Camera results and and Pro Level Camera results (a Canon 5D Mark II to be specific!).

Read on for her tried-and-true tips and insight…

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Taking Better Party Photos {+ Point and Shoot vs. Pro Camera}
– by Maria Healey

I am so excited to share my passion for party photography today on the HWTM blog! I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some amazing parties and styled shoots, and it’s been my pleasure to have a variety of those featured on the HWTM blog.

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Coco Chanel Meets Cabaret 30th Birthday Party

Everyone knows Coco Chanel is easily one of the most chic women of all time, so it makes perfect sense why this Coco Chanel Meets Cabaret 30th Birthday Party looks so effortlessly stylish! Vasso Vantali of My Best Wishes Events fashioned this party to have a more grown up feel — with glamorous decor, classy desserts & of course, the iconic Chanel logo throughout!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Black & white paper straws with fuchsia party flags + white anemones in chic black vases
– Quilted Coco Chanel inspired birthday cake + Chanel logo topped quilted cupcakes & cookies
– Black lace vase & fuchsia rose arrangements + rose boutonniere & pearl bracelet party favors

Coco Chanel Meets Cabaret 30th Birthday Party

Coco Chanel Meets Cabaret 30th Birthday Party

Coco Chanel Meets Cabaret 30th Birthday Party

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events: – Construction Birthday Party – Vintage Barnyard Bash 1st Birthday – Perfectly Pink Princess Birthday Party – Joint Monster Truck Birthday Party – Twins’ […]

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When you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach to you! That’s exactly what Angela DiVincenti Babin of Angela Marie Events did when she shipped in truckloads of sand and set up this  ‘Surf’s Up!’ Summer Family Beach Bash in her front yard! Other seaside additions included the Shaka Sweet Shack, beach chairs with coolers nearby and a huge […]

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