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> February 2009


I’m in love with this clever barware idea from Brides.com… serve up a fun signature drink (like the hard lemonade pictured here) – in mason jars with stylish die-cut lids that have room for a straw! These Daisy Cut Metal Lids are available in both pewter & gold finishes at Candle Soylutions (starting at $0.39 […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – check out ideas for a Fresh Apple Party Theme – which would be fun for a spring/summer bridal shower or casual Mother’s Day Brunch! Also included: the recipe link for these tempting White Chocolate-Toffee Crunch Caramel Apples… yum!

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Just added a new bridal shower to the HWTM Party Themes!  “Butterfly Meadow” features pretty winged creatures & fresh greens that are perfect for spring/summer bridal showers. Even better, the decor for this theme is super easy to whip together, so you’ll still have plenty of time to get all that spring cleaning done before […]

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My friend Sam was on the Today show this morning with a recipe idea that sounds totally random but looks super yummy too – not to mention quick & easy (big bonus!). The recipe is called Cap’n Crunch Seared Tuna – and it’s pretty much exactly that… tuna rolled in crushed cereal crumbs, then quickly […]

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New products are popping up all around as spring merchandise moves in, and one trend you’ll definitely notice over at Crate&Barrel is COLOR! Here are a few favorites from their vibrant new pieces for the table… starting with the bright, eclectic Flower Plates {$6.95 each) and Flower Platter {$16.95}, both pictured above. Next up are […]

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Can’t make it out to the French Quarter tonight? You can still celebrate the final Mardi Gras fling (a.k.a. “Fat Tuesday”) in the comfort of your own home – sans the crowds and “impromptu entertainment” they often bring! BHG has some fantastic ideas in their “Mardi Gras Recipes” gallery. Here are a few favorites: For […]

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Finally received the disc from the Hip Hostess L.A. photographer last night! Two photo galleries of the event are now up on the HWTM Facebook page: Drinks & Decor and Guests. Wish I would’ve had these photos for you well before the Oscars came and went, but “Old Hollywood Glam” is actually a fun theme […]

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Today over at Simply Stated, check out a few fun cocktail ideas for Mardi Gras: the Hurricane, Red Rooster, and Red Snapper. And if margaritas are more your style, check out the Mardi Gras Mango Rita recipe right here at HWTM! P.S. Be sure to check out RealSimple.com‘s fresh NEW LOOK while you’re over there!

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The Oscars are this weekend – and they’re also a great excuse to invite friends over for the evening, so I was really hoping to be able to do a full recap of our Feb 5th “Old Hollywood Glam / Red Carpet Splash” event before they arrived since the ideas were catered towards hosting an […]

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The Omnomicon has a fabulous step-by-step Rainbow Cake tutorial and the colorful pictures alone are positively drool-worthy! This recipe would be so much fun for a color party, a 60′s theme party, an art-lover’s birthday, or anytime you feel like brightening up the dessert table a bit. You could also take the same concept and […]

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I’m seriously head over heels for this gorgeous red, white, and butterfly theme from Pacific Weddings magazine! How lovely would this look be for a bridal shower too?! For a stunning centerpiece, tons of faux red butterflies mixed with gloriosa lilies, roses and crystals hang from a manzanita branch, and pretty party favors are created […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #8 – Amy – who said, “I am IN LOVE with the BEAUTIFUL cupcake holders!!! They’ll be perfect for my best friend’s upcoming shower that I’m hosting!!” Congrats, Amy! Hope everyone had a wonderful […]

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Julie Mulligan, lifestyle expert for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, is here to share her ideas for creating a romantic, indoor Garden of Eden for Valentine’s Day! Scroll down for lots of fun tips from Julie, plus an Easy Chocolate Fondue recipe, a Valentine’s Day playlist by R&B singer Robin Thicke, & a discount code for Valentine’s Day flowers. […]

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It’s no secret that Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties is a creative genius when it comes to celebrating! I’m so excited (or maybe I should say “stoked“) to share her latest baby shower creation with you… it’s so much fun! Keep reading for lots of images and all the details, as told by Amy […]

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This week over at Simply Stated – check out the details on Karen Tack & Alan Richardson’s super creative Hello, Cupcake! book – featuring some of the most clever & adorable cupcakes you ever will see! (Great price too)

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