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> February 2010


When HWTM reader Laura recently sent over some info about a “Suspended Cupcake Tower” that her friends Vicki and Ray created, I just about died when I saw the pics! Seriously – how cool is this?! FLOATING cupcakes… now that’s some creative genius! Co-creator Vicki Anderson was kind enough to share some more details on […]

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From the POP-y colors to the cool twisted design of the popsicles and futuristic look of the holder, I’m loving everything about these Orka Ice Pop Molds! ($12.95/set at Wrapables) Looking for a cool gift idea? Try pairing one of these sets with a copy of POPS!: Icy Treats for Everyone by Krystina Castella, which […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is full of so much great DIY inspiration… not to mention the fabulous color palette and wonderfully contemporary vibe! It’s a colorful “Dol” (traditional Korean first birthday celebration) that Angie Bae created for her adorable daughter Lila. There are so many meaningful & handcrafted details in this party… from the creative […]

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Most of you have probably seen an edible bouquet before – usually of the fruit or cookie variety – but this particular design is definitely a stand-out! The edible veggie bouquet pictured above is from Marley Majcher‘s 40th Birthday Party (more details coming soon) and serves as great inspiration for a super-stylish take on this […]

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Need some inspiration for upcoming parties, weddings, or Easter celebrations? Here’s some floral eye candy for you in 3 fresh palettes for spring… 1. FRESH GREEN & YELLOW • Sculptural bouquet featuring green flowers, seed pods, lily grass, and other unique foliage (details here) • Daffodils and fern displayed in a wooden window box-style planter […]

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***** I received the following question from a reader recently: Q: “I would like to see a jungle theme party on your site unless you already have one that I couldn’t find. I’m throwing a jungle themed baby shower for my sister in June and I came to your site first to look for one. […]

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Today’s Surprise Giveaway should be especially appealing to all the brides-to-be out there – and to any friends & family members looking to help them out (and score some major points!) with a generous, budget-boosting gift… To help celebrate their recent launch of several brand-new invitation lines, MagnetStreet Weddings is offering up a fantastic wedding […]

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like every little girl’s dream! This adorable “Fairy Sweet” theme was created by Erin Volante for her (equally adorable!) daughter Amelia’s birthday celebration. The colorful party features a fabulous combination of magical fairies and dazzling sweet treats like pixie stix, a pink & purple toadstool cake, pink marshmallows, and more… […]

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Today’s Surprise Giveaway is both ridiculously adorable AND hip/cool at the same time! The lucky recipient of this shopping spree is guaranteed to have the most stylish little one around, so if you’re a new/soon-to-be mom OR a friend/family member that’s shopping for someone with a new addition on the way, this one’s for you… […]

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Today’s Real Party feature was created by Jessica of Pen n’ Paper Flowers.  It’s a stylish and adorable Birds & Branches themed baby shower that was thoughtfully inspired by the guest of honor’s nursery decor! Added bonus: This theme could also be adapted for a “Love Birds” bridal shower or a baby shower for boys […]

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I know that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist posting some last-minute inspiration from ’round the web… especially since pretty much all of these ideas can be re-purposed for other occasions too! Starting from the top: Adorable Valentine-themed cupcakes from Jeanne Benedict *I’m especially loving the top version for any sort of “pretty […]

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Do you have one of those utilitarian banquet or card tables sitting in your garage… the ones that you break out when you need extra surface space for entertaining, usually doing your best to pretty it up with a rented or store-bought tablecloth that doesn’t quite reach the ground? Enter Tablevogue: a smart new product […]

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Is is just me, or is this one of the cutest ideas ever?!! These “Secret Message Cones” from BHG are inspired by fortune cookies and featured as a creative homemade Valentine idea, but they would ALSO be a fabulous addition to birthday parties, bridal showers, and baby showers (especially a “Cravings” or “Pickles & Ice […]

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In keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme going on this week, I thought it would be fun to feature some ideas for a flirty red & white lingerie bridal shower (or bachelorette party!). The image above is a “Love, Sweet Love” theme idea from Simple Stunning Wedding Showers by Karen Bussen and serves as great […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of Romantic Decor: Red, Black, & Lace, here’s another (surprisingly quick!) centerpiece idea for a special Valentine’s Day dinner… Find all the DIY Details Below:

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