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> July 2008


Today at GlamDish: get the recipe for this super easy & delicious Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza from College Cooking by Megan and Jill Carle…a perfect little crowd-pleaser for casual get-togethers!

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In keeping with the candy theme we have going today, here is another sweet dose of inspiration for you… images from “The Sweetest Thing” baby shower recently thrown by the fabulously creative Amy Belle Isle for a friend that just welcomed triplets! Suffice to say, this shower needed to be extra special, or better yet… […]

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I’m working on a Candyland party design right now, so I’ve been up to my eyeballs in candy lately…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, right? :-) Anyways, one of the focal points of the party will be a candy buffet, so I thought it would be fun to discuss this increasingly popular party trend over […]

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A little eye candy from my favorite creative cupcake guru – hello naomi – to brighten up your Tuesday: Pucco (Japanese candy) cuties (these are just screaming for an entire party theme to be designed around them, don’t you think?) and adorable ice cream cupcakes…complete with cherry on top, of course!

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This visually appealing book might be called Party Basics for New Nesters – but it’s full of great ideas and entertaining inspiration that should apply to pretty much anyone…even if you’ve already been a “nester” for quite a while! Author Maria McBride offers tips and instructions for creative, yet doable party decorations, crafty projects, and […]

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Riviera Interiors was so kind to feature a spread introducing HostessWithTheMostess.com to their readers in the Summer 2008 issue that recently came out…so thank you, Riviera! Also included in the spread is our new Bedtime Story Baby Shower, a pic from the HWTM/Chambord Tropical Zen event in San Diego, and a gorgeous living room design […]

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Polka Dot Design just launched a HUGE new line of exclusive invitation and stationery designs…and OMG are they ridiculously cute! Ridiculously cute – and fabulously MODERN – to the point where I was honestly overwhelmed trying to figure out which ones to even post here as the examples! There’s everything from contemporary kids birthday, baby […]

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Just added another new party theme to the HWTM Baby Showers section! This one is called “Bedtime Story” and features tables made up to look like beds, storybooks, plush toys, framed pics of sleeping babies, and more. This theme is super easy to put together – and you can tailor it to any color palette/fabric […]

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25 Jul

T.G.I.F.

Apologies for the late post today…it’s been one of “those” days – and I’m sure you can all relate to what that means – but TGIF at least, right?  In celebration of that, I’m thinking one of these yummy-looking treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray is in order…Berries & Cream Cones (berries+cream+chocolate=yum!), Tropical Fizzes (pineapple […]

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For this week’s post over at GlamDish, I thought it would be fun to feature a popular exotic group cocktail from the world-famous Trader Vic’s Restaurants & Mai Tai Lounges. Be careful though…this one can bite!

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These pop art Comic Appetizer Plates from cb2 are so much fun! Lithograph bright on high-gloss porcelain…and only $2.95 each! Available in the following sound bites: Yum!, Ooo!, and Mmm!.

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Today on Simply Stated: Celebrations – check out this clever Subliminal Dinnerware + some equally cool, coordinating pieces…

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Currently loving these gorgeous gift wrap collections by Heidi. Each collection comes with 2 sheets of gift wrap, matching notecards (set of eight) and ribbon for a fully coordinating gift wrap ensemble! Great for creating packages that are almost too pretty to open, or for use as inspiration/decor for your next party theme! (Use the […]

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I’m so smitten with the adorable Mini Classic Gumball Machines highlighted on Simply Stated today that I felt inspired to work up an excuse to use them! So… here are a few quick ideas for a Kitschy Retro Glam party theme that combines 50’s diner style with a little glamour girl attitude… a fun way […]

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Today on Simply Stated: Celebrations – find ideas for unique candy-themed party & wedding favors, including mini cupcake lip glosses and cocktail-flavored jelly beans!

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