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> May 2010


Looking for some decoration inspiration for your Sex and the City 2 pre- or post-movie party? Here are a few affordable DIY ideas for you… no Manalos or Jimmy Choo’s required! Scroll down for more pics – and find all the DIY details for everything at the bottom of the post. (P.S. These ideas would […]

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Today’s Real Party is a lovely, creative take on the popular “Perfect Pair” bridal shower theme. Instead of focusing on just the traditional pear decor, though – Vicky from The City Cradle added a creative twist with another type of “perfect pair”… a coffee + tea tasting bar! The inspiration for this theme is best […]

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I’m honored to be a guest blogger today over at Leila Khalil‘s beautiful wedding blog: Inspired By This! As someone that focuses mostly on everyday celebrations,  it was so much fun to create a couple wedding inspiration boards for the article – a Pink/Gold/Yellow theme and a Yellow/Gray theme (one of my favorite color palettes […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is both super cute AND budget-friendly! This Orange & Yellow Trucks theme was designed by Courtney Dial of party planning blog Pizzazzerie, and it’s full of great inspiration for both boy & girl birthday parties… or really anyone with a serious sweet tooth! Although this party was designed around cute, colorful […]

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These Novelty Worktop Savers by Joseph Joseph are just way too fun! Each glass board features a clever design created from fruits & veggies (+ a mini bun for the Snail shell), and the beautiful photography and all-white background makes for a cool, contemporary vibe. Who would’ve guessed that cauliflower & olives would make for […]

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Anemones are such an unique, curious flower… They exude both a romantic and contemporary vibe, which enables them to work well for weddings & events designed in either – or both – of these styles. Here’s some gorgeous, anemone-inspired eye candy for you for that features these fascinating blooms utilized in ultra-creative ways for bouquets, […]

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If you’re a SoCal girl and looking for a fun way to celebrate this week’s release of Sex and the City 2 – or just looking for a fun excuse to get out with the girls in general – here’s an idea: The Party Goddess and The Henley Company are “rolling out the pink carpet”  […]

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Cosmos are the obvious signature drink of choice for Sex and the City parties… but there’s more than one way to enjoy them! Below is a super easy recipe for Cosmo Cupcakes, along with 2 options for icing: yummy homemade Lime Buttercream or (for when you’re in a time crunch) simple store-bought vanilla, both tinted […]

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I’m absolutely LOVING with this vibrant Modern Wedding Reception concept by Colin Cowie! How brilliant are the centerpieces… carnation balls accented with colorful orchid blossoms. If you’re weren’t a fan of the inexpensive carnation before, these designs just might change your mind! Here’s another great example of how stylish carnations can look – not to […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is nothing sort of, well…”EXCEPTIONNEL” – to use an appropriate term for this absolutely gorgeous French Circus-inspired soirée! Designed and brought to life by the creative minds behind Alchemy Fine Events and Canvas and Canopy, this is definitely not your typical baby shower… (unless, of course you’re accustomed to being greeted […]

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This week’s Surprise Giveaway features a unique & innovative product idea with a “feel good” twist… PERSONA Gift Pail Kits allow you to design your own clever gift packaging “character” and tailor the character’s persona to the recipient and/or occasion… from birthdays and graduations to baby showers and beyond. And today at HWTM, Persona is […]

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I’ve received a ton of emails asking about Sex and the City party ideas lately, and I love that so many of you are planning to celebrate with a pre- or post-movie party! Soooo… we’ll be featuring SATC party ideas all week long! (…in addition to other types of posts too!) To kick things off, […]

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Today has been super-hectic but I wanted to share a little sneak peek of a brand new summer party theme we’re posting on the site tomorrow morning… complete with free downloadable printables (drink parasols, place cards, etc.)to make it easy for you to recreate this same look at home!

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This new Real Party has got to be one of the cutest Fairy-inspired parties ever! And this is not at all surprising, considering it was put together by the ultra-creative Kim of The TomKat Studio for her daugher Kate’s 3rd birthday. A gorgeous paisley-print fabric and “happy” color palette of vibrant pink, orange, yellow, and […]

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I wanted to share a couple fun cocktail ideas with you today from an event I designed this past December for a client that always hosts “white themed” holiday parties. This year they wanted to do a “Delano hotel inspired” theme, which I of course LOVED since the Delano has a great contemporary vibe! For […]

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