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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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Well, it’s Thursday morning… and I can’t believe I’m saying this already but the Hip Hostess Halloween event is TONIGHT! We started setting up yesterday, and I have to say that venue (The Apartment) is just as amazing in person as it looks online…there’s even a walk-in “cooler bar” where we’ll be serving up a […]

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If you’re in the L.A. area and looking for something fun to do this weekend, there’s a great event on Sunday centered around food & wine and happening at a pretty outdoor setting (and the weather forecast looks great)! We’ll review it on the blog soon, but if you want to come check it out […]

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…emphasis on the “treat“! Here’s some inspirational Halloween eye-candy for you from the fabulous Amy Atlas Events… How genius is the huge “tree” they created using branches, tons of *Orange Paper Daisies ($1.99 – $2.15 each at *luna bazaar), and Haribo Black Licorice Wheels as “ornaments”?! These cute little ghost pops remind me of something […]

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Jennifer here from Create My Event, bringing you some ideas for a fun & fuss-free Halloween get-together! Hard to believe, but in less than 2 weeks it’ll be Halloween – and what better and excuse to have a little soiree? (Especially since it’s on a Friday this year!) I’m not talking about a full on […]

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I’m getting so excited for the Hip Hostess Halloween event in Dallas this Thursday! The last of the boxes just shipped out to the venue today, and Sonny and I head out tomorrow, so the countdown is officially on… For those of you that can’t join us for the party, I’m still going to cover […]

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Winner Update: 10/29: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! The lucky random winners are: Comment #42 – Tori, who said: “I love the Stella Stationary but would want to convert it to a birth announcement…I just found out I’m having a girl on March 7!! Wahoo!”, and Comment #135 […]

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but it’s worth finding out…promise! Solve the mystery the answer after the jump!

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I feel like I great advice from people all the time – but I wish I was better at implementing it! A while back, blogging guru Grace Bonney from design*sponge (just a wee little blog… perhaps you’ve heard of it? *wink*) suggested that I start doing a “weekly wrap-up” post on Fridays so that readers […]

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The Better Homes & Gardens website is overflowing with fantastic Halloween ideas this year! Here are a few clever eyeball-themed ideas… {clockwise from top left} Eerie Eyeball Silverware, Eerie Eyeballs Glass, Evil-Eyed Monster Mouth Treat Holder,  and Lollipop Eyeball Disguise.

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Today on Simply Stated: find more info on how to recreate these eerily cute, kid-friendly Halloween treats! (How adorable is that “Wacky Werewolf” cupcake?!)

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Like Kim’s idea of throwing a modern apple harvest party this fall?  Here are a few creative apple-themed cocktails that compliment this party theme perfectly! 1. Big Apple Martini (full recipe after the jump) 2. Apple Mojito 3. Spiced Apple Martini 4. Apple Cinnamon Toast

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