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{posted by HWTM contributor Jessica Wilcox} Being a Mommy of three boys, I love to see creative and colorful birthday parties for BOYS. This incredibly inspiring Race Car second birthday party sent in by Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs gets my creative wheels turning, so to speak! From the super fun “race car” themed activities […]

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There’s something so warm and inviting about this darling FARMHOUSE BRUNCH Baby Shower styled by Trish from Frilly Milly Events! And with a menu offering up creative treats like tiny cups of syrup topped with french toast triangles, maple bacon skewers, donut hole “trees”, heath bar coffee cake, and more – better add “mouth watering” […]

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The first time I stumbled upon this colorful, creative, and wonderfully whimsical wedding in Jesi Haack‘s portfolio I seriously gasped (as in audibly). I can’t imagine any other reaction to that amazing paper flower/pinwheel/kite installation on the ceremony arbor though… can you? =) Beautifully captured by Ashley Rose and coordinated/designed by Jesi Haack, this gorgeous […]

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We’re loving the look of this beautiful, succulent-adorned Living Wreath by floral expert Kim Foren. {It reminds me of something that might be spotted hanging in an Anthroplogie catalog shoot!} And if you’re itching for a creative weekend project or feeling your green thumb calling lately… good news: Kim explains all the DIY details below […]

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It’s always so fun to see outside-the-box themes, like this clever VINTAGE GAME inspired party sent in by Kelly Moore! She did such a great job bringing the theme to life in a very stylish, budget-friendly way by focusing on clever DIY details like signs made from wood & chalkboard paint and a banner and […]

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{DIY Tutorial by Jessica Kirkland} Offering gorgeous desserts to your guests is always fun. However, being able to do it without slaving in the kitchen and using cake decorations that cost only pennies is the icing on the cake! I am so excited to be sharing with you a super fun DIY I created that’s a piece […]

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A neighborhood Dinner Party Club set out to host a Beunas Noches themed birthday party with lots of DIY elements and vibrant colors! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I’m loving all the fiesta inspiration in this party. Some of my favorite elements? Repurposing old glass Coca Cola bottles as vases, setting up […]

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Everyone seems to be smitten with the Royal Wedding these days, but when it comes to moms and their daughters, there are actually “royal princesses” running around all the time! And speaking of that, I’m seriously just head over heels for this sweet Royal Princess themed party (designed by Nicole, the birthday girl’s mom, and […]

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As a follow up to her adorable Down In The Garden Party featured earlier today, Jordan from Polkadot Prints has offered up a fun DIY tutorial on the cute 3D ladybugs {or ladybirds} from the party! These little beauties could be found crawling up the backdrop and hanging out in the grass at Jordan’s party… […]

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This garden themed birthday party from Jordan at Polkadot Prints is just WAY too cute… not to mention filled with tons of creative & budget-friendly details! I love the way she dressed up the milk bottles by adding her own “lids” made from patterned paper and jute string, and how the table is covered with […]

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Yee-Haw partner. . .saddle up and ride on down to check out the incredible Fourth Birthday Party put on by the one-women show Julie Cox of A Reason To Get Together! Julie was the brains and beauty behind this entire birthday party. From fruit skewers and s’mores pops to saw-horse horses and a hay-bale corner […]

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When you think of Apple products, the word “digital” probably comes to mind pretty easily, but did you know they also offer LETTERPRESS? Yep – that’s right! You can actually use iPhoto ’11 to create custom printed letterpress cards personalized with your favorite smiling faces (or other favorite photos) + your own text. ($2.99 card) […]

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I’m seriously loving the charming, woodsy feel of this darling Little Red Riding Hood inspired dessert table dreamt up by Joanna of One Sweet Party! From mini cupcakes served in served in clay pots and sweet flower cookies hanging from branches to whimsical flower arrangements fashioned from moss balls, willow, and brilliant red roses… this table […]

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In continuation of PART 1 of the ROYAL WEDDING shoot posted earlier today {which covered the sit-down table} here we go with Part 2: the Royal Dessert Table and themed Drink Ideas. There are lots of fun DIY ideas to share here… including the shower curtain “table cloth“ used on the dessert table and makeshift […]

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In case you haven’t heard *wink*, there’s some sort of ROYAL WEDDING happening soon… and since we’re all about celebrations at HWTM, I’m excited to share this Royal Wedding inspired shoot with you that I created for TV Guide’s Hollywood 411 last week! The “Royal” dining table & place settings are covered here in Part […]

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