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> May 2011


Here we go with PART 3 of my daughter Macy’s “First Birthday Parade”… I realize this last part of the recap is quite spread out from PART 1 and PART 2, but with the way things have been this year, at this point I’m actually just happy to get this up before she turns TWO! […]

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I’m so excited to share this super-creative FLORAL DIY with you today because it’s from our newest HWTM team member – Amber Lay! Floral design is one of Amber’s specialities, and we love VISUALS here at HWTM, so we shot lots of step-by-step photos to walk you through the entire process. (There are 19 images […]

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You had me at “Beer Here“…and I’m just loving everything about this BEER TASTING birthday party by Ashley. The concept is so simple, but super fun! What a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday and sample a bunch of unique beers all at the same time! From the cool signage and pub food, to […]

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Guys, this one is for YOU! Jennifer of Passion for Parties threw a festive BREW BASH birthday party for her husband that will have all your guys asking for a beer party! Decorations included beer cap “baubles”, chalk board menus, and decorative beer signs. So when you are on the hunt for a party idea […]

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This lovely, VINTAGE-STYLE DESSERT TABLE by Katie and Alice from KaLice Events was originally created for a wedding, but would be beautiful for an engagement party or vintage-inspired bridal shower as well! 50 handmade paper rosettes made for a stunning backdrop (great DIY idea for any theme!), and pretty accents like shimmery butterflies, lace doilies, […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed – and WOW – what a great response! I so wish we had a tower to give away to all of you, but – as always – we had to draw a winner, and the {very lucky!}, randomly selected person is… Commenter # 269 – Lynda, who said, […]

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A little bit princess and a little bit rock-and-roll… sounds like a blast, right? And that’s exactly what Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations created with this girlie & glam “LEOPARD PRINCESS” party that she designed for her youngest daughter! From a magical, canopy-adorned table setting fit for a queen… to festive animal print cookie […]

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If you weren’t already getting excited about summer…the fun color palette used in this BOY BABY SHOWER will certainly get you ready to dig your toes into the sand. Nikki Hart from Sweet Harts used colors reflective of a surfer color scheme to create the design elements of this adorable baby shower. The details explode […]

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The weather’s heating up and SUMMER is just around the corner! BBQs, picnics, pool parties…it’s just about time for the outdoor party invites to start rolling in! And if you’re looking for some summer hostess gift ideas that are both creative AND outdoor-friendly (bright colors, non-breakable, etc.), look no further, because we’ve got a fun […]

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Nazra from Make It, Bake It, Create It and (who sent in the pretty Stella & Dot dessert table featured earlier today), was kind enough to shoot a step-by-step DIY on the Chocolate Dipped Pringles & Pretzels for us, including some helpful notes & topping suggestions. I’m a sucker for anything Salty + Sweet… how […]

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I know there are lots of Stella and Dot fans and jewelry party hostesses out there – so I’m excited to share this creative & budget-friendly Stella and Dot inspired dessert table with you! Nazra from Make It, Bake It, Create It and her friend Jenny did a great job drawing inspiration from the colors […]

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With both Memorial Day and July 4th both coming up soon, we’re definitely in the mood for Red, White, and Blue! And this amazing pinwheel-adorned Americana party by Anders Ruff Custom Designs {which also features lots of their talented friends} is absolutely overflowing with fabulous patriotic inspiration! From adorable themed red, white, and blue treats […]

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What’s black, white, and red all over? This incredibly creative Crossword Theme Dessert Table, styled by Sarah, of Dreamers Joy Events & Design. Sarah did an awesome job playing on words to incorporate the crossword element and tie the theme together with “What’s black, white, and READ all over.” Very clever! I’m loving how simple […]

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If you’re looking for some new ways to celebrate for Memorial Day or have some fun ideas of your own to share, please join us on Twitter for a creative party ideas Tweet Up tomorrow {Tuesday, May 24th}. The Tweet Up starts at 6pm CST and will last for an hour. To Join the Party: […]

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This SPRING BLING Bridal Shower is definitely a fabulous way to welcome the warmer weather! Of course, you can really tailor the glitzy details from this pretty party to any time of year though, which is great! Touches of BLING adorned everything… from the floral centerpieces and place settings to the gold popcorn cones and […]

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