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You know those inexpensive gold paper mache reindeer that you see at all the craft & hoilday decor stores this time of year? Here’s an easy way to update them with a fresh, modern feel: spray paint + fun trims (ribbon, yarn, etc) + mod paper patterns! These particular reindeer are from a brand new […]

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It’s days like today that I am so thankful for my job! Krista of Blue Eyed Yonder threw the most exquisite, vintage-glam Movie Theater Inspired 13th Birthday for her little sister, Kameryn. Everything about this party makes my heart sing! Krista was able to capture all things glamorous, girly, and fun all bundled into one quaint […]

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This new NORTH POLE INSPIRED holiday theme from Anders Ruff will have you feeling like a kid in a Mrs. Claus’ cookie shoppe! And speaking of cookies, there are some ridiculously cute versions that showed up for this party… from Gingerbread Man pops and “santa postage stamp” designs to traditional round cookies sporting glittery North […]

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Winner Update 12/15/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we truly wish each and every one of you who entered could win, we just had to pick 4 winners, at random of course. And the lucky 4 are… Ruby who said, “I love love love Theme Feline Friends. This would be a perfect gift for […]

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So… this just might be one of my favorite baby showers ever! That may have something to do with the fact that The Velveteen Rabbit was one of my favorite books as a child… (we had the audio version as well and I can literally hear it playing in my head as I’m working on […]

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This chic & rustic “Forest Whimsy” Baby Shower from Tie That Binds looks like such a warm & inviting way to celebrate during the cool winter months! In fact, it’s full of great inspiration for winter bridal showers or holiday parties too… starting with the beautifully presented selection of hors d’oeuvres – which included sweet […]

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Even though Thanksgiving was yesterday, I still want to give a shout-out to party frugalista Norene from Party Pinching for these SUPER CREATIVE Thanksgiving Kids Treat Ideas she sent in! A few of them would actually work well for harvest/farm themed parties hosted at any time of year too… for example – the waffle “corn […]

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Great photography is something we are constantly striving towards (and struggling with!) at HWTM, and I know that rings true you several of you guys as well… especially at this time of year when family photos and holiday photo cards are on everyone’s to-do list! So… if you’d like to get a little better behind […]

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How’s THIS for a fun twist on the traditional apple pie we serve so often this time of year… a creative version that’s all decked out with cheddar, jalapano, and caramel?! This yummy & creative apple pie recipe comes courtesy of Esther from Batch From Scratch… the baking guru you might also have seen as […]

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Before everything goes totally Christmas crazy around here like it already has everywhere else… we want to give fall a proper farewell with the CUTEST fall-themed birthday party by Nancy at A to Zebra Celebrations! Nancy created this adorable & super girly, Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party for her daughter earlier this year and incorporated a […]

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I recently had the honor to pick creative guru DAVID STARK‘s brain for some of his favorite fall holiday entertaining tips. True to form, his suggestions were anything but run-of-the-mill! Read on for some cool, outside-the-box ideas from this highly accomplished celebrity event producer… including a fantastic, graphics-inspired Thanksgiving centerpiece that could easily be tailored […]

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Who needs Black Friday crowds and congested parking lots when you’ve got the comfort of your home computer, PJ’s, and beautiful digital gift guides to pore through, right? :) Case in point – the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide from The TomKat Studio just came out this week and it’s full of wonderfully creative gift ideas […]

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This cheery & bright KID-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING shoot by stationery designer Lauren McKinsey is modern simplicity at it’s best! Lauren was able capture a very clean and contemporary look with great patterns and a vibrant color palette, but also threw in a few vintage pieces for added rustic charm and character. Creative details like sprinkle-rimmed milk […]

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Winner Update 11/25/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we hate having to pick only one winner, at random of course, we are excited to announce that Lori, who said, “I love the Bride and groom save the date card” was the lucky winner! Congrats Lori! We hope you enjoy getting to pick out your […]

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I’m excited to send a shout out and huge congrats to my friend & fellow blogger Marie LeBaron from the popular and super creative blog Make and Takes on the launch of her very first book: MAKE and TAKES for KIDS! I met Marie when we worked on the very first SocialLuxe Lounge party in […]

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