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Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party

It probably has something to do with working on this post, but nothing sounds better right about now than indulging in some good Scotch and Chocolate. Since I don’t actually have either of them on hand, I will just have to settle for this incredibly fresh and creative Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party by the talented Stephanie of Spaceships & Laser Beams. She adapted her vintage car theme collection to use for her husband’s birthday party and I just love every bit of it (even the little boy peaking behind the cake…see below)!

Everything about this party is unique & different…a.k.a. refreshing! I love that the guests came to the party for some fun, but also got a good dose of Scotch “education”, as well! The vintage cars, beautiful floral arrangements, wooden pedestals, bunting banners, and vibrant color palette all came together beautifully. Oh, and don’t get me started on all the beautiful chocolates – from truffles to the fudge, they all look delicious! Even the bite-sized food (which happens to all be vegan) was perfectly displayed!

Please read on for more FRESH photos + all the party details… (more…)

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New HWTM.com Page: Browse All Themes

Quick update on a brand new page we added to hwtm.com on Friday to make it easier to find what you’re looking for quickly!

You’ll see a “Browse All Themes” tab in the header that will take you to the layout pictured above… click any thumbnail or title to go to a main category page (Baby Showers, Kids Birthdays, etc) or choose from the dropdown menus to jump straight to a sub-category. =)

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Wonderlandia Tablescape Exhibit Preview

Alice in Wonderland Party Table

I’m still recovering a bit from post-event Wonderlandia madness today – as well as a self-induced sugar coma from unpacking leftover candy this weekend and eating way too much of it! {The treat bags did say “Eat Me” after all, right?} =) We’re really happy with how everything went though and can’t wait to recap all the details for you!

The official photographer pics of everything won’t be ready until next week, but of course I’m ridiculously antsy to share some sneak peeks… so luckily Adrienne from Cherish Paperie was gracious enough to let me grab some pics from her Facebook album so I could share a little preview with you today.

The images below are all from the amazing designers that participated in our “Wonderlandia Tablescape Exhibit“: Jesi Haack, Carolyn Chen, Heather Ham, Victoria Hudgins, and Abigail Barnes {and then I did the table pictured at top myself, which has a look & feel that coordinates with the rest of the event decor}. We’ll be doing a detailed post on each individual table & designer {with vendor credits} next week once we have all the images, so stay tuned for that! One of my favorite things about these tables is that they each follow the Wonderlandia theme but are tailored to a different special occasion and showcase each designer’s unique, individual style… and we’re talking about some SERIOUS STYLE! And now onto the sneak peeks…

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The BABY SHOWER table by Jesi Haack Design:

Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower Table

The WEDDING table by Events by Heather Ham:

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Table (more…)

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Charming Yellow & Orange Baby Shower

Yellow and Orange Baby Shower

How about a healthy dose of SUNSHINE to brighten your day? This gorgeous Yellow & Orange Baby Shower from Megan of Blaine Photography is the perfect mix of vintage and modern and is absolutely GLOWING with charming, sunny details!

One of my favorite elements has got to be the baby food jar “vases” embellished with organic crocheted ribbon for a touch of softness, and then of course there are the beautiful flowers themselves, the stunning display of color-coordinating food, the elegant stationery details {which just so happen to be starring one of my very favorite fonts!}, the sweet, homemade “It’s a Girl” banner fashioned from burlap-and-twine, and more…

Yellow and Orange Baby Shower

Yellow and Orange Baby Shower

Read on for more lovely images & all the creative details… (more…)

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{Free Printables} Vintage Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower – Pink & Gray GIRL Version

You might have seen the Vintage Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower {pictured above} that I posted a while back along with free printables that were tailored for a Baby BOY celebration…well, I’ve had several requests for a GIRL version, so that’s what you’re getting today!

The most requested color scheme was Pink & Gray – so I ran with that and actually love how the printables turned out in the new palette – what do you think?

Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower Girl Printables

Hope I have an excuse to recreate the entire theme in these colors one day now… and if you do it I’d LOVE to see pics! I think the yarn ball ice cream cones would be darling in pink, white & gray though… maybe utilizing some silver speckled gray yarn for extra sparkle?!

The free printables include: Mini Cupcake Toppers, 5×7 Decorative Signs, Napkin Rings, Favor Tags, blank Place Cards/Buffet Labels, and Decorative Embellishments. You’ll find links to download everything at the bottom of this post. (more…)

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A Romantic, Beach-Inspired Wedding Theme

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Want to know a little secret? A Designer/Stylist + a vintage Paper Specialist + Cupcake/Bake shop = an Amazing Beach Wedding TableScape (at least it does in this case!). Lisa, of Fancy That and her friends definitely have a recipe for success… I’m loving how they incorporated a serene “beach-life” vibe into this romantic dessert table, which is lovely creative inspiration for everything from weddings to bridal showers and engagement parties!

Everything about this theme is incredibly creative: from the graham cracker sand scattered on top of the cake & cupcakes, to the beautiful hand stamped sea-shells with the bride and grooms names to  the message in a bottle cake topper (complete with a little distressed vintage love note of course!). Also loving the edible sea-shell & distressed paper flag cupcake toppers… Even the party favors are adorned with frayed “rope” and a distressed star-fish tag to complete the soft, beach-y feel.

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Read on for more beach-wedding inspiration & creative details. . . . (more…)

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Bold Black & Yellow 1st BEE-Day Party

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

As an encore to Friday’s Bumble Bee party, we couldn’t resist sharing another fabulous Bumble Bee Birthday! This time the theme was brought to life with a bold black & yellow palette, and a variety of ultra-modern patterns accented with playful black & white gingham. And I just LOVE the explanation that mom & party hostess Jennifer of The Carver Crew gives below for why she chose this theme for her son’s first birthday… be sure to check that out if you have a minute! {see Party Details, below}

In addition to the oh-so-cute Bumble Bee Cake Pops, this party is buzzing with adorable BEE-day treats, including black & yellow marshmallow pops, Banana Chocolate Brownie Trifle Shooters, and perfectly coordinating custom bumble bee sugar cookies that are almost too pretty to eat! Also loving the fabulous pictures from the home photo booth – featuring guests dressed up in faux moustaches, lips, eye glasses, hats, oversized frames, & more…

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

Read on for more adorable images + all the creative details… (more…)

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