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Hello! I’m Kim from the stylish living and entertaining blog At Home with Kim Vallee. I thought of revisiting a classic autumnal family event for the HWTM readers. Since everyone is pretty busy, it becomes harder for a big crowd to meet at the orchard. But there is no need to get together in the […]

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Yes, I DO realize that this isn’t exactly what the doctor had in mind for “an apple a day”, but it’s a good excuse nonetheless – right?! Another good excuse: the upcoming autumn & winter holidays, of course! It’s the perfect time of year for enjoying hot apple-themed treats like the 4 dreamy desserts pictured […]

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The nation might be at odds when it comes to the candidates, but here’s something we can usually all come together on…dessert! Lighten up the mood at your next water cooler debate or election-day party with hand-iced sugar cookies & cupcakes from Eleni’s… available in the following campaign-friendly designs: Pictured above: Election Cupcakes and Obama […]

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I feel like I hear about more and more cases of twins & triplets these days… maybe I’m just noticing it more now, or maybe it really has increased – but either way, it seems that there’s definitely a need for some good baby shower ideas for multiples! “Sweet Peas” is one of the baby […]

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Hi, I’m Kati Driscoll, author of The Finer Things, an entertaining and design focused stationery blog for FineStationery.com. I was inspired by a post from sfgirlbybay whose Self-Portrait Painting Party sounded like just the type of gathering I would host. I love the idea of a group of friends getting together and creating self-portraits. The […]

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Looking for more reasons to smile these days? Anne Taintor to the rescue! Make someone laugh out loud with one of Anne’s hilarious flasks… or entertain a whole bunch of girlfriends with Anne’s cheeky button pins, which I think would be fabulous as napkin ring embellishments at a milestone birthday party, wedding shower, or girlie […]

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Since Halloween is coming up soon – I think it’s about time we featured some fun signature drink ideas for your parties!  So today over at simply stated, you’ll find recipes for all of the blood-red cocktails pictured above and the orange & black cocktails pictured below. CHEERS!

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The Dallas Hip Hostess event is coming up quick – Thursday, October 23… already less than 2 weeks away! “Ghoulish & Glam Halloween” is the party theme, and we’ll be covering creative DIY projects and other ways to glam up your Halloween (with a spooky twist of course!). Chambord is generously treating everyone to delicious […]

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Looking for a creative twist on the typical Halloween party? How about inviting guests to an Eerie Halloween Wedding – complete with skeleton cake toppers, coffin party favors, creepy finger foods (literally!) and of course…the guests of honor – looking a little lot more run down than the usual bride & groom! BHG.com has tons […]

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Denise from Little Ant Design is hosting a cool & (delightfully) creepy giveaway featuring “changing” ghoulishgallery_thumb.jpgartwork from The Ghoulish Gallery. Head over to her blog for your chance to win a spooky portrait of your choice – just in time for your haunted Halloween! (Hurry – giveaway ends at midnight tonight!)

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If you’re in the mood to make some DIY Halloween treats – check out these adorable Halloween cake pops from creative baking guru Bakerella. She’s got tons of decorating ideas for the treats…  but I’m especially loving the “mouthless mummies”!

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Serve up some fun at your Halloween breakfast or brunch with these clever Make-a-Face Halloween Pancake Molds from Williams-Sonoma! ($19.95/set of 2) …and here are a few yummy-looking, ready-to-eat treats spotted at the WS: Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Miniature Chocolate Skulls by Valerie Confections, which arrive in a coffin-shaped box! ($19.95/set of 6); […]

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This isn’t technically entertaining-related… unless maybe you’re shopping for something to WEAR to a party – but I can’t resist giving my friend Melissa a little shout-out on the fabulous anniversary sale she’s currently “hosting” on her website – lissaayer.com.  50% off everything in the store – and we’re talking hundreds of designer-label items for […]

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In an age where most products are machine-manufactured, there’s definitely something to be said for those who strive to keep handcrafted products alive. The artisans at Glasi Hergiswil on Lake Lucerne are just such people… and they’ve been producing high-quality, functional pieces from exclusively lead-free glass since 1817, despite the struggles they faced along the […]

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Fun, festive, modern, playful, cute… this colorful Circus Soirée that Michelle Thornton created for her son’s first birthday celebration has it all! Better yet, Michelle was able to find that perfect balance between a whimsical, kid-friendly party that’s occasion-appropriate, and a stylish atmosphere that adults will find appealing as well… Read on for LOTS of […]

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