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Baby on the brain? GOOD… because Julianne of A Modern Proposal Event Planning knows just how to throw an amazing baby shower! Even if you’re nowhere near “nesting” mode right now though, you can still enjoy this wonderfully modern & fresh Bird-Inspired Baby Shower, complete with a fabulous (and gender-neutral!) yellow & gray color palette. […]

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Is this “Leopard, Lace, and LOVE” theme fabulous or what?! Although it was originally dreamed up for Valentine’s Day, this look would translate beautifully to a lingerie bridal shower or bachelorette party too! The sweet Andrea of Dolce Drive created/styled this shoot and designed all the paper goods. Favorite DIY details include pink paper cones […]

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If you saw my earlier post on the wonderfully creative “Glam Rockstar” Pup Party that Kristy from Posh Pixels Design Studio threw in honor of her pup’s first birthday, then chances are good this design looks familiar… but the themed dessert & drink tables pictured here are actually the “HUMAN-friendly” counterparts to the fabulous Doggie […]

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You know how you’ll look at a gorgeous dessert or party spread once in a while and think, “That’s SO very cute and I could totally recreate it IF I only knew where on earth to find those adorable mini bottles / stripey straws / dotty gable boxes / [insert other cute but hard-to-find item […]

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{Please give a warm welcome to Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie on her first contributor post at HWTM – featuring an adorable puppy-themed party she designed herself!}*** “With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to let our four-legged friends in on the fun with a Puppy Love Valentine’s Party! From sweet doggie treats to […]

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You may have seen the “Winter Owl” Baby Shower that I teased a while back… it was a freelance project for iVillage.com and just went live at the end of January! I fell in love with the DIY template for the little “Owl Friend” that’s the star of this show, designed a mason jar owl […]

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I literally went BANANAS for this incredible little girls “Curious George Inspired” Monkey Birthday Party! Paige from Paiges of Style didn’t miss a beat with the vintage-modern celebration that she created for her daughter, Charley. From the use of the old saying “Keep Calm and Carry On” (which she changed to “Keep Calm and Go […]

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Turning 40 should be a blast if you can celebrate in true “Las Vegas” fashion like this modern Casino themed 40th Birthday Party! Brittany of GreyGrey Designs was the fabulous designer behind this classic, yet stylish Casino birthday party. I love the eye-catching, ostrich feathers. They are totally “Las Vegas” and a wonderful way to […]

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Colorful, modern, and adorable all over… that pretty much sums up this darling “Sweet Tweet” Valentine’s Day theme! This was a creative collaboration by Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio and Nancy of A To Zebra Celebrations, and they somehow pulled everything together (dessert table and kids table) on a $100 budget! Vibrant lime green […]

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I’ve been wanting to share this gorgeous winter-inspired dessert table with you for a while – and since half the country seems to be snowed-in right now, I can’t think of a more fitting time! Kristine of Kristine Shin Designs {a floral styling & food boutique} is the creative mastermind behind this beautiful set-up… such […]

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Happy Monday! I’m a little delirious today and am going to attempt to do this post in an overly tired mental state… so please bear with me! I had my 7th night in a row of only 3-4 of sleep last night… hence the title of this post and current luggage under the eyes. {Thank […]

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This new “Red Riding Hood” theme by the sweet & talented Bird from Bird’s Party is absolutely darling in every way! I’ve always had a soft spot for Woodland-inspired themes in general (something about the fun mix of bold colors + natural elements), but the storybook element of this version adds such a fun twist! […]

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Natalie from Southern Belle’s Charm came up with this fabulous “LOVE ROCKS” party theme for a Valentine’s Day party and and it seriously looks like a BLAST! {I can definitely see this concept being modified to work for a fun bridal shower too!} From the “Backstage Entrance” sign and cool tattoo-inspired design elements to the […]

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I was smitten with this fun “Knights and Dragons” theme created by Jennifer of Posh Tot Events from the moment I laid eyes on these adorable Medieval Knight Helmet cake pops! And of course there are contrasting Dragon cake pops as well! Also loving “medieval tent” Jennifer created by adding colorful fabric & crafty touches […]

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This beautifully designed Balloon-themed Birthday Party by Kori of Paper & Pigtails is sweet, creative, and perfectly suited for a first birthday party! I’m especially in love with the darling balloon-themed cupcake toppers, giant balloon backdrop on the dessert table, and adorable balloon cookies “floating” out of blumeboxes! There are even mini cheese rounds made to […]

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