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Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party

Meow! Woof! All pets are welcome here :). Louisa Kopp from the adorable blog, Ice Cream off Paper Plates, styled this equally adorably Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party for her son’s big day! Louisa put lots of love into this party, creating all of the food & sweets, the invitation AND just about every bit of decor! Using lots of yarn, newspapers, stamps and other common items was a super clever way for her to get the most out of similar things (i.e. yarn balls, yarn wrapped letters, yarn banners, etc.) and probably stay on budget! That’s what I call the cat’s meow ;).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY ‘Bow Wow,’ ‘Fancy Feast,’ & ‘Litter Box’ banners + DIY dog & cat plates
– Paw print napkins, picture mats & tent cards + yarn & paw print ’2′ decorated party hats
– Dog collar wrapped drinks, cups & invitation + dog bone decorated tent cards
– Primary colored bday outfit, decor & M&M topped birthday cake + hanging 2s & a puppy piñata

Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party

Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party

Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party

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Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party

We are so honored that the incredibly talented Marie Dannettelle of Sweets Indeed  decided to use one of our own party collections in her Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party! Of course, it’s always fun to see your designs in use, but I especially love all of the creative ways she incorporated them into the table — with patterned paper wrapped wooden spoons, orange starfish & goldfish desserts to match the tent cards, and of course that giant backdrop sign! All a prime example of why she’s the Queen of sweets tables!

P.S. Make sure to check out Marie’s adorable Dogfish popcorn boxes below, which she has generously turned into a free printable for you all! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hanging plastic ‘bubbles,’ Bubble Guppy silhouettes & fabric ‘jellyfish tentacles’ backdrop
– Amazing Bubble Guppies birthday cake + Bubble Guppy character cookies on a bed of blue sixlet ‘bubbles’
– Clamshell & bubble macaron topped parfaits, crab topped cupcakes & confetti jello dessert shots
– Starfish rice krispie treats & starfish decorated risers + seaweed & goldfish decorated party hats

Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party

Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party

Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party

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Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party

Here’s to soft pinks, softer pillows and the sweetest dreams :). Pamela Dawkins of Pamela Simone Events dreamt up this Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party for her precious daughter Cailey’s 7th birthday. I love the idea of having an “almost sleepover” for younger girls — all of the fun of a slumber party for girls in that in-between stage. Mom and Cailey’s older sisters generously served as the ‘Glam Squad,’ passing down their tried and true beauty secrets to all of the little beauty queens — such a sweet way to celebrate your little girly girl!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink fabric tent with fluffy pillows & faux sheepskin rugs + gold glitter & ‘Dream’ pillows
– Gold glitter invitation, pink & gold glitter pennant banners + pink & gold honeycomb poms & tissue tassels
– Makeover station with makeup, nail polish, feather boas & jewelry + glamorous cookies
– Gold tablescape with a glitter runner, gold chairs, glittered cups & utensils + a light up ‘diamond’ ring

Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party

Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party

Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party

Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party

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Twins Super Sized Rainbow Art Birthday Party

It’s time to get messy with this Super-Sized Rainbow Art Birthday Party styled by Valerie Cianci of Top It Off Designs for the 5th birthday of two identical twins! How much fun would it be to put down those thinking caps and pick up a (ginormous) crayon to let your inner child go crazy!? That’s exactly what Valerie created when she combined fun activities, bright rainbow colors & whimsical oversized art supplies! I am seriously in need of a giant easel like that — think of all the possibilities! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fondant paint brush & paint can topped rainbow paint splatter cake + tons of rainbow paint palette desserts
– Large hanging crayons & an oversized easel & paint tube backdrop + an impressive rainbow balloons backdrop
– Rainbow sand art, painting & cupcake decorating activities + crayon & marker tiered
– Crayon shaped bubbles & lip balms + aprons & goody filled paint can party favors

Twins Super Sized Rainbow Art Birthday Party

Twins Super Sized Rainbow Art Birthday Party

Twins Super Sized Rainbow Art Birthday Party

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For our very first Halloween post of the year, we are SUPER excited to showcase one of our own Hostess INK paper collections, “Monster Mash,” as expertly styled into this downright EYE-dorable Halloween Bash by Laura Aguirre of LAURA’S little PARTY! Halloween is one of our favorite times of year at HWTM, and we are over […]

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Dive on in to this Glittering Mystical Mermaid Birthday Party, styled by the ever talented, Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events & Design! This party took a village (as you can see in the impressive vendor credits), which means even more under the sea inspiration for all of us! :) One of my favorite bits of […]

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