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> May 2012


What a creative way to display delicious treasure! This is pure inspiration for a Pirate Party - a pirate ship carved out of a watermelon, courtesy of HWTM member gtosetti! {Click on the album image below to check out the full party.} What’s your favorite way to see a watermelon creatively carved?

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Oh the places Caleb will go! For her son’s Dol celebration, Cindy created a beautiful & whimsical Modern Dr. Seuss First Birthday inspired by the Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!“. This party is filled with sweet, sentimental touches… how cute is the idea of a “Book Buffet?! I read this book to my […]

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It really does seem like Hugo won the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for his birthday! Sarah of Crackers Art & Design created just about everything in this magical, colorful and amazing party. What’s your favorite part? Mine is a tie between the incredible backdrop and the hilarious photo booth props! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS […]

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Earlier this year, one of my favorite charities – Operation Shower – asked me to design a tablescape for their Sunshine Safari event that was to be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Of course I said YES in hearbeat! Eleven different designers participated in the event, and every single table was […]

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A Father’s Day Golf Par-tee sounds like a perfect celebration for any dad that loves to hit the greens, and the cool styling by Jen from Banner Events takes this clever golf “par-tee” theme to a whole new level! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: –  Amazingly intricate golf themed cupcakes displayed on super cute mini […]

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This time last year, I was getting ready to board a flight to New York for a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Wow… it’s hard to believe that was already a year ago! Since then I have a brand new sweet daughter that’s currently sitting next […]

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Are you HOT for neon? It might seem like a cliche, but brides are typically “glowing” (or is that pregnant women?) on their big day, so this Neon Bridal Shower theme is perfectly fitting!  Fashion forward and trendy, this theme is fresh and festive and sets the tone for a fun celebration. Xiomara of A Styled […]

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Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White and Ariel ALL graced this fabulous “Royal Ball at the park” beautifully styled by Lilly of iheartsugarsugar. Yep… this fairytale Princess Birthday Party included not just one, but five of the Disney Princesses! From whimsical treats to an incredible dress-up station, every guest at this party was definitely given the […]

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Talk about “Regal Opulence“! That’s the oh-so-appropriate name for this rich, glamorous wedding theme that’s dripping in sparkly gold, champagne, and ivory details. This design was part of the amazing 8-theme inspirational event held earlier this year at Hotel del Coronado. Brian Worley and Jaime Geffen of YourBASH! did an incredible job styling, coordinating and […]

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I love it when submissions come in that remind us that simple & budget-friendly styling can still result in a wonderfully creative, beautiful celebration! Vanessa from Little Pear Events put this Art Deco Inspired Wedding together, and it has such a warm and inviting vibe. I’m especially loving all the vintage doily details and the DIY […]

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Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here… and this time we’re talking about Mother’s Day… you know – the day when all of us moms are celebrated for all that we do all year long! As a busy working mom myself, I actually think Mother’s Day should equal a “day off”! However, when you have small […]

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Winner update: 5/15/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #74 – Amy S. Congrats, this will be a super fun promotion for your business! ***** I’m excited to share a totally fun & different sort of Surprise Giveaway with you today! If you or a loved one has a […]

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Want to put an elegant twist on your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Check out this incredibly beautiful Hacienda Sweets Table by A Stunning Affair! They really did a great job putting this gorgeous spread together, which happens to be filled with lots of lovely treats with Spanish flair – like mini Churro Cupcakes and Tres Leches […]

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This simple, yet “out of this world” Toy Story Birthday Party by Jessica from OhSoPrintable would make any boy want his birthday to last to infinity and beyond… especially when he is wearing a pair of super cool homemade Buzz Lightyear gloves! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Lime green, blue and sparkly silver color […]

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