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This post is kind of a reverse on the usual style – instead of featuring ideas, I’m hoping that you guys wouldn’t mind sending some over this way! I’m helping some friends put together a first birthday party for their daughter on short notice, and mom is looking for a Tinkerbell-inspired “Woodland Fairy” theme. The […]

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I’m constantly impressed by the level of creativity out there when it comes to working with flowers!  Here are a few inspiring ideas for your fall table… This first idea (pictured above), comes from a fantastic book called Party Basics for New Nesters and was created using 1″ wide orange masking tape in vertical strips […]

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Hello everyone! This is Mel Lim, the founder of BACE – Business & Creative exchange, a blog for JOYBYMELLIM.com. I am thrilled to be part of HWTM blog today. Though my blog is normally about business and design, I have money-saving tips to share on hosting super fun parties for both personal and corporate events. […]

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cb2‘s contemporary, cast-iron elf candleholders look super cute all lined up in the “snow” amidst fuzzy snowballs and modern glass snowmen.

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Today over at Simply Stated: check out a list of 10 tempting Pumpkin Cocktails and Desserts for Thanksgiving!

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Shopping for an entertaining guru that already seems to have everything? Chances are good that you’ll still be able to surprise them with one of these clever, outside-the-box gift ideas from A+R Store: Pictured above: Pewter & Glass Animal Shot Glasses designed to balance on their nose and antlers/ears when flipped upside down! Pictured above: […]

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Looking for a fun way to warm up this season? This super easy – and super yummy – spiked cider recipe tastes like Hot Apple Pie…and is even better with whipped cream! {Full recipe after the jump}

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Photos of the decor from Alison Sweeney’s baby shower are now up on the HWTM Facebook page! All the details for how to recreate the theme will be up in the baby shower themes section by the end of the month, but in the meantime, feel free to ask questions either here or in the […]

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Update 11/26: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that participated – I wish there were enough prizes for all of you! The lucky person that did win the random drawing is: Comment #253, Tara N, who said “So I stop into my favorite entertaining site to look for announcements for our […]

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Martha Stewart is never short on fall decorating concepts, but what I especially ideas pictured here is that while they look festive and pretty, they also seem relatively easy to put together…which means less stress for you! Pictured above {clockwise from top left}: Ceramic Bowls & Dried Gourds, Cornhusk Votives, Leaf Plates, and quick & […]

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The graphic designer in me is loving the simple, yet striking leaf silhouette graphics on West Elm’s Organic Shaped Serveware. 13.5″ platter and 11″ serving bowl – both on sale for $19.99 each! (regularly $35)

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Can you believe we’re already mid-November?! Thanksgiving and Christmas are only weeks away! We’re working on a bunch of holiday content at HWTM right now… new Christmas/Holiday and New Year’s party themes, recipes, and gift guides are in the works… stay tuned! One thing I’m especially excited about is an extensive new Holiday Drink Guide […]

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Recycled gift wrap has sure come a long way! Here’s another super stylish example: the eco-friendly Reminisce Recycled Wrap collection, available at RadiantIdeas.net. The Chilly Dogs design (below, upper left) is just way too cute!

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Here’s another super cute idea from the brides.com Orange Crush wedding gallery, perfect for personalizing fall & winter weddings or showers: hot apple cider dressed up with personalized drink stirrers and a cinnamon stick. Serve this up in see-through coffee mugs, like these cool Irish Coffee Glasses from Crate & Barrel. ($2.95 each) To make […]

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Going green never looked so good! These super stylish, eco-friendly designs by Whimsy Press are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks. The Proud Peacock design (pictured at top) is so super cute… I think we’re going to have to design an entire party theme around it…what […]

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