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> December 2011


This gorgeous WINTER WONDERLAND table designed by Bird of Bird’s Party absolutely exudes holiday elegance! The versatile silver & white palette + sparkly holiday vibe = fantastic inspiration for both Christmas dinner and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Cozy candles and fairy lights add the perfect amount of warmth to the wintry-white tablescape and make the […]

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There’s so much to LOVE about this rustic-meets-modern CARDINAL RED & BIRCH BARK holiday dessert table by talented duo Jason and Heather of Hello My Sweet! From the obvious elements like strategically-placed vibrant red cardinals and scrumptious-looking holiday treats – including a perfectly wintry, white Snowflake Cake and homemade “Hot Chocolate Sticks” – to more […]

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Although the holiday season is supposed to be a time of peace, we often find ourselves far from it with a multitude of things to cross off our shopping and to-do lists. I {Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design} set out to create a “peaceful” dessert table that would be reflective of my […]

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Looking for a CREATIVE GIFT IDEA for someone that loves to entertain? Here are some fun, cheery ideas ranging from cheeky candle sets priced perfectly for holiday party hostess gifts to adorable spatulas, aprons, and pie carriers for your favorite women (and little ladies) that love to spend time in the kitchen! 1. {pictured at […]

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I absolutely love when a product is beautiful, functional, well-made and unique. This gorgeous Castle Key from Anthropologie is all of those things. It’s also VERY affordable at just $12, which makes it even more desirable! I happened upon it when I was styling a shoot where vintage keys were a key element to the […]

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This modern & whimsical Alice in Wonderland Inspired Wedding theme by the super-sweet Rebecca of A Blissful Nest will instantly transport you to fairytale-land!  Between the vibrant colors, perfectly eclectic place settings, larger-than-real-life bridal bow, and movie-inspired paper details, Rebecca definitely brought the magic of Wonderland to life! I’m especially loving the colorful tissue pom […]

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We are totally sweet on this bright and playful GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS themed kids party by Kori of Paper & Pigtails! There’s such a wonderful simplicity to the overall design that really makes Kori’s adorable gumdrop-patterned stationery details POP. This is would be a fabulous, approachable theme for both holiday parties or kids birthday parties […]

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Get ready for a major dose of MERRY with this adorable and oh-so “Chilly & Cheery” Penguin Holiday Party from Paula of Frog Prince Paperie. Her daughter begged for a Christmas party this year… and boy did mom deliver! I’m loving all the DIY elements, including the beautiful paper ornaments & trees, spectacular paper cone […]

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When it comes to adult holiday parties and celebration, there’s nothing that feels as quite as festive or “CHEERS!” worthy as a glass of champagne. And if you want to get creative with your champagne “toasts” this year, you’re in luck… because there are actually lots of ways to enjoy that Korbel that extend beyond […]

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If you know a little diva who adores books then you’ll absolutely want to dive right into the pages details of this adorable bookworm themed birthday celebration created by Jeannette of J. At Your Service!  It’s filled with all the glitz and glam of a true girly-girl celebration, while catering to any book lover’s cravings to get […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! This round of parties ranges from a beautiful & modern Christening Celebration {with a seriously fabulous dessert table!} to a festive, arts-n-crafts inspired Trim a Tree Holiday Party for kids. Just click on a party title or collage to […]

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Designer Jen St. Clair from Little Sprout Creations is here with a fantastic HANDMADE GIFT TUTORIAL today! These All Natural Mandarin Mint Candles and Cleaning Sprays are wonderfully creative ideas for homemade hostess gifts, housewarming presents, and more. After reading about the all-natural cleaning sprays below (and seeing how easy they are to mix up), […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. While we hate having to pick only one winner, at random of course, we are excited to announce that Alissa, who said, “I love Meri Meri. those little santas are adorable.” was the lucky winner! Congrats Alissa! We hope you enjoy getting to pick out your $100 worth […]

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As much as I truly love the process of designing party printables, it’s sooooo much more gratifying to know they’re actually getting used & enjoyed!  That’s why I was super excited to see this Holiday Hot Chocolate & Cocoa Bar that’s embellished with some of our {free!} Merry, Mod & Bright printables! HWTM.com member Rebecca […]

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Here’s a super easy idea for creatively displaying mini desserts! This example is from the Peppermint Twist holiday theme we created for Starbucks and features their Petite Whoopie Pies (in Red Velvet and Chocolate Créme) – but you can really customize this idea to any miniature dessert, color palette, & occasion!

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