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> March 2011


HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! For your holiday viewing pleasure…. here’s a fun, clover-filled “Green Day” party from the ultra-creative Lindi of Love the Day. I’m especially loving the playful photo booth props (GREEN mustaches, sequin bows, feather boas, & more), the giant paper chain chandelier cascading down from the ceiling, and the clever decorative signage […]

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Have a special kiddo in your life? If your answer is YES, then you should especially love this fabulous new Surprise Giveaway from the ADORABLE etsy shop Piccadilly Circus Designs! They specialize in super-cute custom shirts for kids… initials, birthday numbers, and fun everyday designs… like this carnival-esque Argyle Heart or modern Polka Dot Seahorse […]

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We’re loving the BOLD zebra twist that Jasmine from The Couture Cakery added to the always-classic Tiffany-blue/white color palette for this dessert table she recently styled. The simple, all-white serving dishes and symmetrical layout of the treats provide a nice balance to the high-contrast zebra patterns, and the result is a table that’s modern, stylish, […]

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In continuation of yesterday’s insanely creative Beatles-inspired BabyMANIA party from Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE, here we go with Part 2 of that same birthday bash, which just might be your favorite part… because we’re covering the FOOD! And speaking of things that are insanely creative… check out the adorable edible “Yellow Submarines” above – made from […]

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I’m SO excited to share this ultra-creative party with you today! It’s a fantastic Beatles-inspired “BABYmania” theme designed by the ridiculously sweet & talented Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE… and from song lyrics woven throughout the invite & party decor to vinyl record pedestal stands for the sweets table and DIY retro mustache props for the “photo […]

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Thought we’d send you off into the weekend with a healthy dose of sunshine… and this vintage-rustic style “Lemons & Lavender” theme is just the thing! It’s full of warm, sunny inspiration for everything from spring/summer bridal showers and weddings to a special Easter or Mother’s Day brunch! Dreamed up by talented ladies: Cortnie of […]

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Ahoy, Mateys! You’re in for a real treat today as we are sharing a PIRATE Birthday Party full of inspiration, lots of goodies, and of course… some buried treasure! From the bold stripes to the vibrant color palette, we know you will find LOTS of party inspiration for your little pirates (or grown-up ones!) as we […]

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If you’re a current or aspiring event planner/entrpreneur in the SoCal area – there’s a fantastic 3-day conference in San Diego next week called UNCENSORED! The Secrets of Event Planning Revealed. This conference is very much focused on the BUSINESS side of event planning, which is something that’s SO important but often gets pushed aside […]

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{Note from Jenn: I’m so excited to share the very first contributor post from talented designer Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers with you today! One look at this party that she designed for her daughter and I think you’ll see why we’re so VERY HAPPY to have her! Also – be sure to check […]

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Winner Update 3/18: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #450 – Tiffiney. Congrats, Tiffiney! ***** This new Surprise Giveaway is a whole new level of “ridiculously cute”! These wonderfully modern & cheery graphics are actually oversize fabric wall decals from Pop and […]

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A BEER TASTING Happy Hour – what a perfect idea for St. Patrick’s Day! And Sandra from The White Library and Sandra Downey Event Designs did such a great job with this one… From the vibrant orange/green color palette and stylish stationery elements (complete with Irish-style fonts) – to the creative presentation of the “happy […]

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Are you ready to have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day get-together? Well, LUCKY for you, this super cute printable collection and party table by Nellie of Nellie Design and Tracie of TJS Photography will make it super easy host a cool St. Paddy’s Day party! From clover-shaped cookies to colorful party hats, we love the […]

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How good does this POMtiki Smash cocktail look?! It features pomegranate juice, pineapple juice, almond (or orgeat) syrup, and rum, and has a cool tropical vibe that makes me think of relaxing in Hawaii… ahhh, Hawaii! The beautiful reddish-purple color also looks fabulous garnished with the bright yellow pineapple wedge. This would be a fun […]

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In continuing with PART 1 of Laura’s Cirque du Bebe Baby Shower (which covered the the invites & party decor)… he we go with Part 2, featuring the absolutely FABULOUS dessert and candy tables. Seriously, how fun is this cupcake stand above? Covered in 3-tier cheetah & zebra print fabric, trimmed with bright orange pom-pom […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a gorgeous + fun + glam baby shower (for event designer Laura Ritchie) that holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons… First of all, if you’ve been following HWTM for a while, you might recognize the theme. This shower was inspired by the Cirque Du Bebe […]

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