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> May 2011


When I was in the 4th grade, my class put together a cookbook as a fundraiser. Everyone submitted recipes from their friends and family, and the illustrations for the chapter dividers and front/back covers were all done by the members of my class… so of course it was a true work of art *wink*… at […]

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So……I blogged the first part of my daughter’s first birthday party a few weeks ago and had every intention of posting the rest a few days later, and then life {and work} just kept getting in the way! I’ve come to realize that I’m going to have to blog this in pieces in order to […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky, randomly selected winner is… Commenter #40 – Heidi – who said, “I like the ladybug tank dress!” Congrats, Heidi! ***** If there’s a special little girl in your life, chances are good that you’re going to LOVE this […]

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Looking for a creative way to celebrate Memorial Day… or another outdoor summer get-together? Good! Because we have a new Summer BBQ theme for you today, complete with ideas for a Make-it-Yourself hot dog station (which keeps things easy on the host!), creative & affordable food presentation ideas, and free BBQ themed printables…(scroll down for […]

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This adorable “Little Outdoorsman” birthday party by Chris from Celebrations at Home Events is such a great theme idea for any little nature lover! Rustic elements like tree stump pedestals, twigs, moss, and pinecones set the scene for darling nature-inspired tablestops, and themed treats like gummy worms, “root” beer and s’mores are sure to be […]

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We’re taking you back to the 1950s with this “hip” MURDER MYSTERY ENGAGEMENT PARTY! No detail was left undone at this clever celebration… from the old-fashioned coke bottles and scrabble game pieces to the drive-in movie sign and use of LP records as charger plates. I absolutely ADORE all the costumes and photo prop signs […]

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Winner Update 5/18: This giveaway is now closed. And wow… what a GREAT RESPONSE! There can only be one winner (I know…sigh…), but Pedestals would still like to offer everyone else 10% Off as a thank you for your feedback! The code is “HWTM1” and it’s good through the end of June 2011.  And now […]

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There’s creative people, and then there’s Annika of Cakes Like a Party – who threw this incredibly unique “TRASHY” 2nd Birthday Party for her son {who happens to be “obsessed” with trash & trash trucks!}. I’m a huge fan of thinking outside the box when it comes to party themes, but Annika took that box […]

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I am so excited to share a FABULOUS and BRAND NEW party product with you… The Pastry Pedestal! These darling & creative mini treat displays were dreamed up and brought to life by Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers. Simply put, they are a display mechanism consisting of an acrylic “rod” and “round” that you […]

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Christi from P is for Party and Kelly from WH Hostess teamed up to create this modern + adorable LITTLE BLUE CAR themed first birthday party… which looks pretty darn fantastic brightened up with all the splashes of vibrant ORANGE! First birthday parties are often filled with even more adults than kids, as was the […]

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I’m a huge fan of the playful, modern style of Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio… and here’s a wonderful example of that signature style in action! This adorable Elephants & Alphabets baby shower that she recently designed for a friend dons a stylish citrus & pewter color palette, lots of contemporary graphics, darling themed […]

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With an addiction to cake stands, handmade pottery and anything mini…I naturally fell head-over-heels for these beautiful cupcake stands by Jeanette Zeis Ceramics. The workmanship is just as lovely as the available color selections and I knew I just had to share this fabulous find with all of you!! Since I’m always looking for ways […]

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On a crazy note… feel like I’ve gotta share that I’m working on this post from thousands of feet in the air! Gotta love technology + airplane WiFi! Anyways, I had planned to share this guest DIY project from floral expert Kim Foren with you a little earlier in the week because it would make […]

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Hello to everyone from {a very sunny} NYC! I just finished up my first appearance on the Today Show (something that’s honestly been a dream for years – hooray!!)… and wanted to share a couple free downloads from the segment. The theme was Kentucky Derby Party ideas, and since the show was running a little […]

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When Apartment Guide designed a challenge to “create an entertainment area or tablescape and throw a party in that space, within the next 10 days,” Caley of How Does She set out to time travel back to the days of HIGH SCHOOL! With cafeteria trays as her inspiration, Caley created a FLASHBACK menu full of […]

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