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Rustic Modern Superhero Party {+ Clever DIY Photo Booth}

There may be a slew of familiar-looking emblems flying around this party, but I think the real hero of Jett’s Rustic-Modern Superhero Birthday Party is the hefty dose of creativity and STYLE it brings!

Let’s start with the super awesome distressed wooden signs, shall we? Seriously L.O.V.E. the look of those… as well as the fact that they’re not something you see everyday when it comes to superhero birthday themes. Fresh ideas to the rescue! Then let’s talk about the cool superhero graphics and paper details from Posh Paperie, (which are also reflected in the design of those wooden palette signs). They add such a great, retro-mod vibe to everything from the food and drinks to the party favors… and you can now find them in the brand new Posh Paperie Etsy shop! Job well done, ladies. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– AWESOME homemade cityscape photo booth + comic-style superhero photo props
– Custom distressed wooden palette signs painted with superhero emblems
– Captain America inspired cake, cupcake toppers, macarons, and “We Need You!” napkins
– Colorful honeycomb garland + personalized Superman and Batman pinatas

Rustic Modern Superhero Party {+ Clever DIY Photo Booth}

Rustic Modern Superhero Party {+ Clever DIY Photo Booth}

Rustic Modern Superhero Party {+ Clever DIY Photo Booth}

Rustic Modern Superhero Party {+ Clever DIY Photo Booth}

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Win a Golden Ticket to BASH Conference 2015!
Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’ve got some fun news to share today! Have you heard all the buzz about the 1st annual BASH Conference?  It’s the premiere conference specifically for Party & Event Planners and Party Bloggers, and it’s coming to Phoenix, Arizona January 15-17, 2015, featuring some of the biggest names in the party world.

Tickets are on sale now at BashConference.com but today we are excited to announce that one lucky HWTM reader will receive a FREE Golden Ticket to BASH. ($350 value!) Enter for your chance to win at the bottom of this post… good luck!

Win a Golden Ticket to BASH Conference 2015!

What is BASH?

BASH will bring party bloggers and event planners together to learn, share, inspire and of course…PARTY!  Some of this year’s sponsors include Wilton, Koyal Wholesale, Sizzix and more.

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Powerful Keynotes

Eddie Ross, East Coast Producer and Editor for Print and Digital of Better Homes and Gardens takes the stage on Friday night for a powerful keynote address sure to inspire and educate us all!

Then on Saturday, Amy Atlas, Entertainment & Stylist Expert as well as the pioneer of Sweets Tables and author of Sweet Designs,  takes the stage with an inspiring message and rare look into her successful business Amy Atlas Events.

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Crafty & Modern Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party

CHOO CHOO… tons of crafty train party ideas coming though! From a homemade cardboard train (complete with steam engine!) dubbed the “Z-Express” to clever train-inspired names for the food & drinks, Zachary’s mom, Jennifer, put so much creativity into his Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party. I’m pretty excited to see our Hostess INK “All Aboard” Party Collection incorporated here too! ;)

Read on to check out all the of the playful details, as beautifully captured by Olivia Richards Photography.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY cardboard box train, “Birthday Crossing” signs, & duct tape railroad tracks!
– Steamhouse Sandwiches + Water Tower and Diesel Fuel (iced tea)
– Clever “train cars” (made from kraft boxes + paper wheels!) carrying finger foods
– Wooden train painting activity + train engineer hats with train themed favor tags

Crafty & Modern Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party

Crafty & Modern Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party

Crafty & Modern Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party

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{Soaring to One} Lovely Balloon Themed 1st Birthday

For her daughter’s first birthday (and Korean Dol) Grace Kim crafted up a beautiful Balloon Inspired Celebration full of thoughtful details and sweet, handmade touches! I especially love all the creative ways she incorporated kraft paper textures – from the polka dot table runner and paper mache party hats to the totally unique dessert table backdrop – giving this party a look that’s lovely and chic, but also totally approachable. Nice work, mom! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yarn letters + hand-painted paper mache party hats with yarn pom toppers
– Personalized temporary tattoos, including a custom illustration of the birthday girl!
– Inflatable balloon party invitation + giant 36″ balloons flanking the dessert table
– DIY polka dot kraft paper table runner + laser-cut wood smash cake topper
– Floral tube dessert table backdrop + simple-chic cake topped with fresh flowers

{Soaring to One} Lovely Balloon Themed 1st Birthday

{Soaring to One} Lovely Balloon Themed 1st Birthday

{Soaring to One} Lovely Balloon Themed 1st Birthday

{Soaring to One} Lovely Balloon Themed 1st Birthday

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Stacie Keiffer of Fancy & Fold is here with a super cute seasonal DIY for us today! You might recognize these adorable Paper Pumpkin Favor Boxes from the Rustic Little Pumpkin Baby Shower featured earlier today. Read on for the details on how to make them yourself (as told by Stacie)! ***** PAPER PUMPKIN FAVOR BOXES TUTORIAL […]

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I always love seeing occasion showers with a seasonal twist, and this baby shower is a perfect example! Katie Farmer of Celebration Lane drew inspiration from fall colors, flavors, and textures to create a Rustic Little Pumpkin Baby Shower theme with just the right mix of sweetness and vintage charm. And as impressive as the styling […]

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