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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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Today’s Real Party feature is full of such sweet, creative, and surprisingly budget-friendly details! It’s a charming Sweet Shoppe theme that Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group created for her adorable daughter Kimora‘s 4th birthday party. From tissue poms and strawberry parfaits to a cool DIY table and mini cupcakes (made by dad!), read on […]

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Winner Update 2/16: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky, randomly selected winner is… Commenter #10 – Jillian, who said: “love the vintage humor. What a great theme for a girls night party and you could do so many different decorating ideas to go along with the […]

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Looking for an easy way to add romance to your Valentine’s day table? Just add ribbon & lace! Here are a few examples I mocked up recently to demonstrate how just a little lace & ribbon can give a simple vase, pillar candle, or tablecloth a romantic vibe that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day (or a […]

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Love is in the air! On the lookout for some inspiration for spring or summer bridal showers? Check out my “Love in Bloom” inspiration board posted today over at Real Simple, featuring this gorgeous new Plum Blossom partyware collection that I’ve fallen in love with myself. =)

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Being a big football fan myself, (and the wife of an even bigger football fanatic/son of a former NFL player), I was super excited when Boboli reached out to HWTM to collaborate on some “Big Game” entertaining ideas! You can check out my party tips over at BoboliFootball.com, a football entertaining hub that’s loaded with […]

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I’m in love with this new “Vase Corset” from Social Couture… what a fabulous way to add some romance to your Valentine’s Day table – or some “oh la la!” to that sexy bachelorette party or lingerie-themed bridal shower! The black velvet vase corset ($15 ea) is available in 3 different ribbon colors: red, black, […]

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Need some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day party dessert table? Check out this latest dessert bar creation by Amy Atlas… which can only be described as absolutely pink-a-licious! Goodies included: a macaron tower (so cute!), ruffled buttercream cake and cupcakes, pink favor boxes tied up with pretty satin ribbon, and lots of pink candy! For […]

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