Inspiring Celebrations Since 2006


Update 11/11: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #131Lindsay Lee from Lee La La. Congrats, Lindsay!


We have a FUN new Giveaway for you today from Clairebella – a wonderful company that creates fabulous (very MODERN!) – personalized products “for stylish living”.

Founded by designer Kathy Dennis, who was inspired to create “functional & hip home products”, Clairebella incorporates fun colors, bold design and – perhaps best of all – everything has your name on it! (or the name of your friend, loved one, or favorite hostess!)

This week at HWTM, Clairebella has teamed up with one of their retailersIn This Very Room – to offer up a $100 SHOPPING SPREE towards all Clairebella products! Some personal favorites are pictures above, but you can click here to see EVERYTHING that’s available. (more…)

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REAL PARTIES: UP-Themed Birthday Party

UP Birthday Party Ideas

Wendy from Wendy Updegraff Photography created the SWEETEST UP-themed birthday party for her daughter’s birthday! The party was an “outdoor movie night” and she created a backyard movie theater from a sheet and some velvet fabric – how fun is that?!

In addition to the homemade movie screen, check out all the other amazing stuff she made… which includes a dollhouse painted to look like the house in the movie, a balloon-themed food table with a lollipop display actually that looks like little balloons, the coolest “balloon wreath” for the front door (GENUS!), adorable Ellie badges and Adventure Books for the party favors, and more. If there ever was a party that perfectly reflected the movie it that inspired it, this is it!

UP Birthday Party Ideas

Read on for lots more inspiring images and all the clever & creative party details, as told by Wendy… (And as I side note, I can’t help but mention that the fondant work on the cake is beyond amazing, and also how fun it is that Wendy & birthday girl Bella’s last name is “UPdegraff” – perfect!” =) (more…)

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Stunning Lavender & Black Bridal Shower

Purple & Black Bridal Shower Wedding

Virginia of Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events sent in this STUNNING Lavender & Black Bridal Shower, and from the pretty color palette and lacy party favors to the festive champagne bar, this soirée is elegant, stylish, and a little bit sexy!

In addition to the gorgeous floral arrangements that run all the way down the length of the table – literally creating a table runner of flowers – I’m just loving how the fabulous Murano glass chandelier is suspended & displayed over the table… outdoors!

Purple & Black Bridal Shower Wedding

Read on for more beautiful images (as captured by Lauren Hillary) and all the party details, as told by Virginia(more…)

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REAL PARTIES: Wonder Woman Birthday

Doesn’t this Wonder Woman birthday party look SUPER fun?! (Pun intended!) I’m dying to throw a “Wonder Mom” baby shower or “Wonder Bride” bridal shower for a friend after looking at these pictures…the wheels are turning!

Designed & styled by Jamee from Setting the Mood, there are so many wonderfully creative details to admire in this party – from the incredible comic-book-cover backdrop and crafty decoupaged letters, to adorable “word bubble” placemats and edible “Golden Lassos” made from knotted Twizzlers.

Read on for additional pics and all the clever details, as told by Jamee… (more…)

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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: Invitation Consultants

Peace, Love… and GIVEAWAYS! ‘Tis the season for all three… and this week at HWTM, Invitation Consultants – a fabulous online shop with a HUGE catalog of personalized invites and stationery – is offering up a $100 SHOPPING SPREE towards stylish holiday cards & party invitations to a lucky HWTM reader!

There are SO many great holiday designs to choose from at Invitation Consultants – in styles that range from ELEGANT to MODERN & UNIQUE. Some of my personal favorites are pictured above, including the playful Joyful Bicycle (slide #3), bold Chevron Aqua (slide #2) and clever Peace + Love in 2001 calendar cards (slide #10) Coordinating stationery elements are available too – including envelope liners, return address labels, rsvp cards, and even stamps! (more…)

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Red & Aqua “Ni Hao Kai-Lan” Birthday Party

Virginia from The Home Party Planner created this adorable – and super stylish! – red & aqua birthday party to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. I just love everything about this sweet party… from the fabulous food presentation (french fry cones and mini dessert “shots”!) – to DIY projects like paper pinwheels, embellished blumeboxes and candy jar tags.

Read on for more images plus all the party details & resources, as told by Virginia(more…)

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