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Full details for the new Color Your Summer party theme are now up! Click here to check them out… Along with colorful ideas for table settings, centerpieces, and food & drink presentation, you’ll find free downloadable printables for all of the drink parasols, place cards and framed signs used in this theme. This theme is […]

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As a huge fan of Mad Men myself, I was so excited to see this fabulous Mad Men-inspired birthday party created by event planners Lauren and Kristin of Bellafare! From classic cocktails and vintage photo props (remember those typewriter thingys?!), to custom “Jim & Missy” menus, gorgeous floral designs, and more… I think even the […]

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Julie and Alex from In Good Company recently sent over tons of fabulous soccer party inspiration in the form of both a kids table/party and a more adult-friendly “Soccer Sweets” buffet! These ideas are especially timely with the World Cup going on right now, but will also translate well for any soccer themed celebration… birthday […]

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Ready for some seriously stunning eye candy? Jenna from Eat Drink Pretty sent over these gorgeous images of a dessert table that she recently designed and oh my goodness… SWOON! From the gorgeous pink flower arrangements {created by Just Bloomed} to the orchid topped cupcakes, fabulous pinwheel dessert boxes, and everything in between, this table […]

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I’m seriously blown away by the level of creativity in this adorable Woodland Fairy Birthday Party created by Kate Landers Events, LLC! From custom fairy frocks and toadstool seats to fairy-friendly treats like “Gnome-Made Granola“, “Pink Acorns“, and “Chipmunk Chips” served in chocolate “nest bowls”, the attention to detail here is AMAZING! Fun Extra: Kate […]

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Photographer Caroline Tran recently sent over these gorgeous images that she shot of a fabulous LA Lakers-themed 40th Birthday Party designed by the talented Carolyn Chen of The Special Day (whom you might remember from this stunning Gossip Girl-Inspired Bridal Shower). Party overview from Caroline: “The birthday boy is a HUGE LAKERS FAN!! The entire […]

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So…being a jewelry fanatic myself, I have to admit that I’m already envious of whoever wins today’s SURPRISE GIVEAWAY! That lucky someone is going to win a generous $150 Shopping Spree on jewelry by Foxy Originals – and there are some seriously fabulous designs to choose from in necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets & more… Founded […]

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These Koi Goldfish Cupcakes are seriously WAY too cute!! Another genius idea from the gurus behind Hello, Cupcake!, this design is actually from their follow up (and equally fabulous) book: What’s New, Cupcake?. The fish – which are made from those squishy orange circus peanuts, orange peanut butter M&M’s, brown M&M’s Minis, vanilla frosting as […]

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This fabulous Retro Surfer Birthday Party sent in by Kate from Australia-based I Love Parties is full of so many creative details! As a SoCal girl myself, the surfing/beach theme immediately caught my eye… but who wouldn’t appreciate ultra-clever ideas like surfboard-shaped sandwiches, “Shark” and “Sand” cupcakes, retro tin Kombi vans, homemade wooden surf signs […]

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I’m SOOO very excited to announce that the first round of HWTM Personalized Party Collections are now available at PolkaDotDesign.com! Each collection features coordinating, double-sided paper products that work together to give your party a cohesive look – from invitations and napkin rings to favor tags, thank you cards, and more. Best of all, every […]

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This Vintage Toys Birthday Party is just way too cute… and clever! Created by Lindsey of Bella Grace Party Designs – who found her inspiration in a line of retro storybooks – the party is full of nostalgic details like jacks (used for napkin rings!), old-fashioned stick candy, sock monkeys, wooden blocks, and other vintage-style […]

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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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