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Show up to the wine & cheese party or delight your favorite hostess with the cutest wine bottle cover ever!  A fun way to serve guests at your own get-together too… Wine Monkey Bottle Cover – $12.95 at Z Gallerie P.S. You could also use this to cover cover on non-alcoholic beverage bottles for a […]

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Stephanie from the fabulous Couture Parties created these oh-so-clever Gummy Candy Skewer favors for a “Preppy Beach Party” she recently designed, and she was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial with us here! One of the best things about this favor idea is that it can easily be tailored to other themes too… For […]

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Ready for something that’s WONDERFULLY outside the bridal shower box? Check out this super-creative “LumberJack and Jill” themed couple’s shower by Trish of Frilly Milly Events! From the eclectic mix of textures (plaid, burlap, kraft paper, wood, moss) – to the hilarious photo booth and ultra-stylish food presentation (baked beans in mini pots embellished with […]

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Jennifer from Shutterbug and the Sweet Life sent over these ADORABLE pics of the fabulous dessert buffet that she created (and photographed!)  for her son’s Sock Monkey themed birthday party! Creative details included a super-cute custom bunting, sock monkey cupcake toppers with an argyle pattern accent, “Monkey Munchies” adorned with baker’s twine (love the addition […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!! And the THREE randomly selected winners are… Commenters #158 – Christi, #311 – Monica, and #356 – Tiffany. Congrats!! ***** I’m SO very excited about today’s giveaway from girls party and decor compay Heart to Heart! Not only are their products […]

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This “One Year Old in a Flash” birthday party by Stacey from Elle Belle Blog is just WAY too cute and creative – starting with the concept alone! The party is centered around featuring and capturing fun memories…GENIUS! And from clever invitations and a fabulous dessert table to fun photo booth props like paper mustaches […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! I have to say it almost pains me to announce the winner on this one because I soooo wish I had gift cards to give to all of you! But you know how it goes.. a single winner must be drawn… […]

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Winner update: The giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered – it was fun to read through the comments and see what you guys would use these for… sounds like there are some fun parties coming up!  One winner must be drawn though – and that lucky, randomly selected person is… […]

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I’m so excited to share a bridal shower with you today that I threw for a friend last month… who also happens to be getting married this weekend!! I’ve known the bride-to-be since that first day of kindergarten at age 4 and really wanted her bridal shower to have a playful, whimsical vibe that was […]

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As a fellow Mad Men fan, I’m LOVING these oh-so-fun party ideas from entertaining guru Jeanne Benedict (who pulls off “Joan Holloway/Harris” quite well, don’t you think?!). Added bonus – three 60′s-inspired recipes are included below too… perfect for pairing with those signature martinis! Read on for all the fun details, as told by Jeanne… […]

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The peacock-inspired color palette has always been a personal favorite for me – especially when it comes to holiday parties (see proof here and here). So of course I was instantly smitten by this gorgeous Peacock Themed Engagement Party styled by the talented Courtney of Pizzazzerie! Rich jewel tones, hand-painted table signs, pinwheel drink stirrers […]

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This adorable “Day in the Garden” themed party – created by hwtm reader Dana Nussbaum for her daughter Maddie’s first birthday – is full of SO MANY creative details! There’s a touch of the whimsical garden theme in absolutely every element of the party… from butterfly lollipops in the dessert buffet to garden themed board […]

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Looking for a “grown up” centerpiece idea for baby showers? Check out my tutorial for this manzanita centerpiece right here at iVillage.com. This type of design can be tailored to pretty much ANY color palette (or occasion!) that your heart desires, and the decorative elements on the branches can be worked into other areas of […]

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This chic “Chanel Inspired” Bridal Shower sent in by Lucia|Paul Design is full of beautiful, striking details like towering black table vases filled with fluffy white hydrangea, linen napkins embellished with broaches & pearls, and an amazing “Chanel cake” complete with quilted handbag, pearls, and a bottle of COCO Parfum! One of my very favorite […]

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These cool, tiedye-inspired Streak-Dyed Bowls from Urban Outfitters will definitely add a fun splash of color to your kitchen! Great gift idea for the college-bound or your favorite artistic friends… 4 colorways available (mix and match as you like)  / $8 each at Urban Outfitters

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