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> October 2008


Halloween Decorations: creative pumpkin decorating ideas from Good Housekeeping Halloween Cocktail: Ghoul-Aid with delightfully disturbing Eyeball Garnish Halloween Craft: super-cute Mummy Candy Holder Win It: Shopping Spree at Paper Shouts! (holiday cards, invitations & more!) New Facebook Photo Galleries: check out pics from our Modern Parisian Soirée in NY Table Chic: new collections from French […]

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Style Me Pretty is having a fabulous DIY Project Contest this week – so needless to say, the site has been chock full of great project ideas for both weddings & parties lately! Here’s a direct link to the SMP DIY Archives so you can check browse the ideas quickly and click on your favorites […]

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Happy Halloween! If you’ve got little ones, here are a few fun ideas to try with them today… starting with the fun Slime Punch pictured above (love the presentation ideas on this one!). Pictured below: • Batty Cake – This is both a dessert & a cool halloween decoration all in one! • Bat Cookies […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: check out some ideas for a bright & colorful Thanksgiving (or fall party) celebration!

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I featured this “blood rimmed” martini glass on a local news channel here in San Diego a couple weeks ago and have had quite a few people inquire about how to recreate the glass garnish, so here are the directions for those of you who’d like to sip your martini “vampire style” this weekend! The […]

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HWTM Reader Angela Hudson recently sent over some images of the Gothic Glam table that she created for her Halloween dinner party tomorrow night, and check out how cool it turned out! I asked Angela to share some details with us regarding how everything came together, so here are some shopping resources & “how-to” tips […]

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{by HWTM event correspondent: Jen Berson} I was lucky enough to attend Dining By Design’s Table Hop & Taste, in Los Angeles recently. DBD features amazing, over-the-top, and cutting edge table design installations created by talented & eclectic designers. Since there are so many inspiring entertaining ideas from this event, we decided to bring it […]

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Whether you’re hosting an official Halloween dinner party or just enjoying a casual meal with family on October 31st, why not add some magic to the evening by bringing a few tricks to the table! The October ’08 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray has an article called “Tricks and Treats” that is just pure […]

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Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are: Commenter # 108 – Cathryn, who said “I love the cranberry polka dot holiday cards!”, and Commenter # 156 – Cherie B – who said, “I would love to win this giveaway! I want to use […]

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Ewww!!! Who’d have thought that 3 such innocent ingredients as lychee fruit, raspberry jam, and blueberries could come together for such a disturbing result!  But hey… when it comes to Halloween cocktails – the creepier the better, right? Right! Get the complete the Ghoul-Aid recipe and eyeball “how-to” after the jump…

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Are you a fan of Jackie Shapiro’s French Bull tableware? Today over at Simply Stated, check out three new collections from this popular contemporary designer… including the fabulous black & white Felix pattern (pictured above), and two colorful new patterns – Iris and Regal.

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Not only is this Mummy Candy Holder idea from Parents a fun little Halloween craft project for kids, it can definitely be put to good use at your Halloween party too! A super-cute way to serve colorful candies or Spooky Snack Mix…. click here for complete instructions.

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Here are a few pictures from our Hip Hostess Series NYC event last month – the Modern Parisian Soirée! You’ll find lots more photos in 2 albums on the HWTM Facebook Page: Hip Hostess Series NYC: Part 1 & Part 2. Complete details will be up in the HWTM Party Themes section on Thursday, but […]

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This week was a bit of a whirlwind – in a good way – but we just got back to San Diego and are little exhausted, so T.G.I.F.! I’d like to give a big shout-out to everyone that attended our Hip Hostess Halloween event in Dallas last night – you guys were so much FUN! […]

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Candlelight is a great way to create both a spooky and festive ambiance to any Halloween party. For a “Ghoulish Glam” Halloween theme, try dressing up standard glass cylinders with lacy, gothic-inspired textiles like spiderweb stockings, black fishnets, and black tulle. It only takes a minute (literally!) and these make fantastic Halloween-themed holders for pillar […]

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