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Thought we’d send you off into the weekend with a healthy dose of sunshine… and this vintage-rustic style “Lemons & Lavender” theme is just the thing! It’s full of warm, sunny inspiration for everything from spring/summer bridal showers and weddings to a special Easter or Mother’s Day brunch! Dreamed up by talented ladies: Cortnie of […]

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Ahoy, Mateys! You’re in for a real treat today as we are sharing a PIRATE Birthday Party full of inspiration, lots of goodies, and of course… some buried treasure! From the bold stripes to the vibrant color palette, we know you will find LOTS of party inspiration for your little pirates (or grown-up ones!) as we […]

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If you’re a current or aspiring event planner/entrpreneur in the SoCal area – there’s a fantastic 3-day conference in San Diego next week called UNCENSORED! The Secrets of Event Planning Revealed. This conference is very much focused on the BUSINESS side of event planning, which is something that’s SO important but often gets pushed aside […]

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{Note from Jenn: I’m so excited to share the very first contributor post from talented designer Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers with you today! One look at this party that she designed for her daughter and I think you’ll see why we’re so VERY HAPPY to have her! Also – be sure to check […]

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Winner Update 3/18: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #450 – Tiffiney. Congrats, Tiffiney! ***** This new Surprise Giveaway is a whole new level of “ridiculously cute”! These wonderfully modern & cheery graphics are actually oversize fabric wall decals from Pop and […]

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A BEER TASTING Happy Hour – what a perfect idea for St. Patrick’s Day! And Sandra from The White Library and Sandra Downey Event Designs did such a great job with this one… From the vibrant orange/green color palette and stylish stationery elements (complete with Irish-style fonts) – to the creative presentation of the “happy […]

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Are you ready to have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day get-together? Well, LUCKY for you, this super cute printable collection and party table by Nellie of Nellie Design and Tracie of TJS Photography will make it super easy host a cool St. Paddy’s Day party! From clover-shaped cookies to colorful party hats, we love the […]

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How good does this POMtiki Smash cocktail look?! It features pomegranate juice, pineapple juice, almond (or orgeat) syrup, and rum, and has a cool tropical vibe that makes me think of relaxing in Hawaii… ahhh, Hawaii! The beautiful reddish-purple color also looks fabulous garnished with the bright yellow pineapple wedge. This would be a fun […]

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In continuing with PART 1 of Laura’s Cirque du Bebe Baby Shower (which covered the the invites & party decor)… he we go with Part 2, featuring the absolutely FABULOUS dessert and candy tables. Seriously, how fun is this cupcake stand above? Covered in 3-tier cheetah & zebra print fabric, trimmed with bright orange pom-pom […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a gorgeous + fun + glam baby shower (for event designer Laura Ritchie) that holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons… First of all, if you’ve been following HWTM for a while, you might recognize the theme. This shower was inspired by the Cirque Du Bebe […]

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I was researching where to find these adorable mini sweet stands recently, and stumbled across the website of the company that actually makes them… hello hanna. Not sure if I’ve been living under a rock or what, but I’m already smitten with this brand! Hello, fabulous placemats! Hello, darling wishing birds! Hello, amazing wishing tree! […]

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There’s so much lovely inspiration in this gorgeous Paris-Inspired birthday party created by the talented Marie of Sweets Indeed … so let’s just dive right in, shall we?! …painted paper mache hat boxes used as dessert stands, a tea & treats table all covered in lace, pretty hanging paper medallions & popcorn cones, a special […]

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Okay, everyone, get ready for a serious dose of adorableness… because this “Flower Garden“ themed party that Lindsay Banner (of charming etsy shop Banner Boutique) created for her daughter’s first birthday is just SWEET & LOVELY in every way! (I’m also filing this one under Easter inspiration because that’s one of the first things I […]

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We are huge fans of Alice in Wonderland themed parties around here so this colorful + whimsical 4th birthday party from Tabitha of Fresh Mommy Blog has us head over heels for tea cups and dress up! What little girl wouldn’t love such a darling party? From the ribbon and floral runner to the spray painted […]

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It seems like there have been a lot of great boy birthday party submissions lately, and I’m excited to continue that trend with this FANTASTIC Space party theme designed by the ultra-creative Kim of The Celebration Shoppe! Of course there’s no reason why this couldn’t be enjoyed by a space-loving girl too! Kim’s birthday parties […]

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