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In today’s HWTM post over at Real Simple, check out 7 Cute & Contemporary Kitchen Tools – from ladybug mixing bowls to “angelic” colanders … great gift ideas for yourself or someone else! (Added bonus: they’re all super affordable!)

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Today’s adorable Real Party – created by Lindsey Mintrone of Bella Grace Party Designs – was originally designed as a Valentine’s Day celebration, but it would also serve as great inspiration for the always-popular “Love Birds” bridal shower theme! From clever lollipop flower arrangements (so cute!) to a homemade “Love Birds Tree” centerpiece and adorable […]

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I stumbled upon this absolutely AMAZING Alice in Wonderland-inspired party on photographer Jessica Claire’s blog a while back, and even though it’s been almost 3 years since the party actually took place, it still remains as one of the most adorable kids parties I’ve ever seen… It also feels especially timely to feature this theme […]

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In continuing with the lovely Twilight Wedding Tablescape posted earlier today, here are some additional – and equally inspiring! – details from this creative & romantic theme by Lina and Heather…

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Today’s wedding feature is incredibly romantic and chic! When Lina of A Stunning Affair and Heather of Events by Heather Ham first sent this over, I was immediately intrigued by the unique sound of the event… a “Twilight Themed Wedding“, and whether you’re a fan of the popular book series or not, chances are good […]

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Continuing with the Oscars party ideas today, here’s some inspiration for glamorous red & gold centerpieces… starting with the gorgeous crystal adorned tree pictured above, which was created by Tic-Tock Couture Florals and is also from our “Old Hollywood Glam” themed Hip Hostess event in LA. The key word here is INSPIRATION… I’m pretty sure […]

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are coming up this weekend (Sunday, March 7), and regardless of how into the actual ceremonies you are, the Oscars are always a fun excuse to have people over! You can chat with friends over casual cocktails & appetizers while the red carpet fashions and award presentations are going on, […]

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This new Real Party feature is so much fun! It’s a “Vintage Circus” baby shower theme that’s chic, sophisticated, and even a little bit GLAM… how’s that for a fresh take on the baby shower concept? =) The party was created by Sharon Taylor and features cool details like feather-topped cupcakes, kelly green paper pinwheels, […]

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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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