GIVEAWAY: Happy Wish Company {Party Supplies}

happy wish company party supplies - giveaway on HWTM

Winner update: 8/16/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenters #77 – GRICEL CHAVEZ Congrats, have fun planning your baby shower!


Who doesn’t love a shopping spree to anywhere!? Well, for my fellow party lovers, this one should be especially enticing, because it’s a generous $150 SHOPPING SPREE {+ free shipping} from the Happy Wish Company – a fantastic party supply shop that’s absolutely filled to the brim with super cute & stylish party goodies… everything from baker’s twine and giant balloons to stripey straws and party basics! And while they specialize in kids birthday parties, you can find tons of cute items that would work beautifully for themed baby & bridal showers too.

“Happy parties, happy smiles, happy hearts.”

That’s the inspiration behind the Happy Wish Company, where you can search by item type or by party theme, which I absolutely love! And all of the themes are so fun – from Pizzeria and Pretty Baking to Supergirl, Superboy, Vintage Cowboy, and much more! Scroll down for more pics + giveaway details…

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NEW BOOK: Candy Making For Kids {+ Giveaway!}

candy making for kids by courtney dial whitmore

Winner update: 10/5/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenters #125 – NATALA, #14 – JOANNA, #20 – CINDY, #101 – ROBIN, #17 – ABBY, #43 – SHANNYN, #55 – SHAYNE, #102 – JULIA, #23 – NIKI & #93 – CRISTY. Congrats!


I know that many of you are familiar with the lovely Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie – but what you may not already know is that her SECOND book launched today! {Congrats, Courtney!}


Following in the footsteps of her first book – Push-Up Pops – the brand spankin’ new Candy Making for Kids is packed with beautiful imagery and adorable sweets. This time, however, the treats are tailored just for the little ones, which means fun and easy ideas with no candy thermometer required! Check the entire book out right here. We’re excited to help Courtney kick off her “Blog Book Tour” today at HWTM with some sneak peeks of the book + a (pun intended) SWEET giveaway with TEN winners! ;) Scroll down for more pics + giveaway details.

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Ricki Maynard’s “Glam Camping” Birthday Party

ricki maynard's glam camping birthday party

HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here! I’m thrilled to share one of our recent exciting projects for The Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard!  Emily’s daughter, Ricki, celebrated her 7th birthday “Glamping Style“.  {Glam + Camping = Glamping.} We were there to style her very own “Glamp Out” in shades of pink, purple, lime with plenty of ruffles, poms, pennants and of course your favorite camping (turned glam) favorites.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Marshmallow Pop Flowers {Easy DIY!}
  • 3 tier chevron cake with whimsical flowers  + a wood texture
  • Individual S’mores Kits & reusable water bottles
  • Custom made “Glam” Tent and Pillows with pendant flag bunting details

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GOONIES Themed Birthday Party {Movie-Inspired}

pirate themed goonies party dessert table

Last year, Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats dreamed up an adorable Vintage Tractor-Inspired Birthday Party for her son, and this year she did an equally incredible job with the GOONIES Themed Party he requested. What a fun theme… little Dane’s got good taste already! ;) We’re loving all the classic movie quotes and details Audrey worked into this birthday party, including lots of pirate themed elements to create the look. For any other fans of The Goonies looking to bring the movie to life in party form, this is some of the best inspiration you’ll find!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sloth cake pops with “Hey you guys!” tags
  • pirate treasure + hide out
  • A visit from Sloth himself, carrying Baby Ruth bars!
  • Rocky Road treats, skull cake pops & (chocolate) gold coins
  • Stamped quarter charms inspired by the Lost Garden Wishing Well

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Vintage Vespa Scooter Inspired Birthday Party

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Kim (of Etsy shop On Purpose) used one of my favorite color palettes – orange, lime green & aqua – for her son’s adorable, retro-mod Vintage Vespa Scooter Party. This is one of those parties where I just LOVE every little detail – especially the DIY cake stands & homemade prints with their nostalgic flair! Also smitten with the cool rolled book page wreath embellished with a mini fabric bunting. I’m actually not sure if the wreath is part of the party decor or Kim’s everyday decor, but either way it’s awesome! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bunting on the dessert table (using the fabric inspiration!)
  • Crayon rolls + CD’s as “Favors for the Road”
  • Homemade fabric welcome sign & an adorable matching birthday boy outfit!
  • A super cute scooter cake and bento box style lunches

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Splish, Splash! {Creative Pool Party First Birthday}

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Pool parties are so fun for summer, especially when there are slides, squirt guns & beach balls in the mix! Since Tabitha‘s son is already smitten with swimming the ripe old age of 12 months ;) – she appropriately threw him a super creative Pool Party First Birthday! Judging from the look of these pics, I’m pretty sure the party guests were quite happy with her choice of theme as well! And if you have older kids, this party has some great pool party ideas too.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Crush your Thirst” (Orange Crush) Sodas topped with silly straws and mini donuts
  • Tons of splashing, slides & water!
  • “H20 Yeah” Snow Cones
  • Painted buckets with beach & pool accessories as party favors

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Watercolor Summer Popsicle Party {Giving Back: The HOPEFULL Company}

summer popsicle party with watercolor details

Abigail of Paper & Cake always comes up with clever & unique party ideas, and with the weather heating up right now – we’re especially loving her newest reason to celebrate: a Summer Popsicle Party! She partnered with The HOPEFULL Company which provides products and recipes for nutritious popsicles for those (mainly children) who are undergoing chemotherapy, or just have trouble eating due to medical issues. She created a “summer yum” popsicle stand with touches of watercolor to give it that extra summery feel!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cool flavors like “Beet of My Heart” & “Raspberry Robot”
  • Homemade watercolor paper lanterns
  • Recipe cards so guests can make them at home!

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{Party of 5} Reptile Party, Lemonade Stand, Enchanted, Tiffany Bridal Shower & Birthday Brunch

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:

– Creepy Crawly Reptile Party
– Lemonade Stand Party
– Enchanted Birthday
– Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower
– Sugar & Spice Birthday Brunch

1. Creepy Crawly Reptile Party (pictured above) by The Sweet Society

2. Lemonade Stand Party by Giggles Galore

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Playful {Rockets & Aliens} Toy Story Birthday Party

modern toy story party dessert table

Inspired by this version of a Toy Story Inspired Party, Laila of Two Tiny Loves collaborated with Catherine (the birthday boy’s mom) to whip up this fantastic Toy Story Birthday Party for little Zac! A first birthday celebration filled with kids of all ages, rockets & aliens, and lots of playful home crafted decorations and photo booth props… sounds – and looks! – like fun times to me. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • AWESOME rocket ship cake with white fondant stars
  • Super cute green “alien” favor bags with “one too many” eyes & cute little antennas!
  • A whimsical, space-themed dessert table that just looks like a BLAST
  • fabric bunting, paper ring chains & toilet paper roll rocket ships
  • Fun activities like “Pin the eye on the alien”, bubble wands, and a Toy Story bounce house!

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Adorable {Vintage-Modern} Baby Bumble Bee Party

bumble bee party dessert table

I just LOVE the wonderful modern-meets-vintage twist that Jenny of Bloom Designs Online carried throughout this adorable Baby Bumble Bee Party. And while this sweet-as-honey celebration was for a first birthday party, most of these ideas would translate beautifully to a chic Bumble Bee Baby Shower too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper Mache Bumble Bee Piñata
  • “Bumble Gum” & “Bee Patient” planted sunflower seed favors
  • Simple chic floral arrangements in twine-embellished silver cans and mason jars
  • “Beehive S’mores” served in darling mini beehive jars
  • Lemon parfaits, caramel cheesecake shooters, & more yummy treats!

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DIY Tutorial: Tulip & Curly Willow Centerpieces

diy tutorial for a tulip and willow centerpiece with three varieties

Hi there! It’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events. This week I have a gorgeous, yet very easy and budget friendly centerpiece idea to share using some of my favorite materials: tulips, curly willow, and rocks! The result? Fresh and earthy floral arrangements with a lot of impact but minimal product – which means money in your pocket… and that’s always a good thing, right?! :)


This centerpiece idea has not just 1, but 3 varieties! I always recommend my clients to consider using 2 or 3 variations of their key centerpiece concept at any event. For example, the 3 versions pictured here are unified because each one uses the same materials (yellow tulips, curly willow, clear glass, and rocks). However, the containers vary in size and shape so the look of each version is slightly altered, giving the overall event space a much more interesting look. Have fun recreating these!

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Vintage Summer Garden Party {First Birthday}

whimsical vintage first birthday party

Ready for more inspiration from our super talented Australian vendors? Good… because Daisy of Leo & Bella is sharing her daughter’s beautiful first birthday celebration with us today: a Vintage Summer Garden Party filled with whimsy and soft pastels! Delicate ruffles, angelic flowers & sugary treats made this outdoor picnic party a sweet day to remember. I just love how happy little Isabella looks in the pictures below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Charming plates/cups display and apothecary jars adorned with fabric rosettes & buttons
  • Darling vintage invitations + matching muslin treat bags and paper details throughout
  • Ruffle cakes, fondant flowers, polka dot bunny cookies & more
  • Yellow buttercream smash cake + one very smiley birthday girl!

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Vibrant “Fiesta Mexicana” {Twins Birthday Party}

fiesta mexicana twins birthday party dessert table

The incredibly talented Li-Ann of Ham & Pea Design & Paperie also happens to be the mom of identical twin boys – Hamish & Luca – and for their second birthday, mommy threw a super creative and vibrant Fiesta Mexicana celebration! This birthday party is overflowing with clever ideas for ANY Mexican fiesta themed bash though… drink ponchos, cactus “cupcakes”, & pinata-inspired table skirt for starters! And of course all the different elements were pulled together beautifully with Li-Ann’s signature stationery design flair.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Burro piñata cookies, potted cactus cupcakes, & Aztec patterned cupcakes
– A “decorate your maraca” table activity, “party mustache” stickers, & a chili piñata
– Two birthday cakes topped with adorable fondant muchachos figurines
– Flowers in lime “vases” and real cactus plants safely displayed in pretty glass domes
– Cool “window” invitations featuring silhouettes of the boys’ faces

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Desserts In Jars Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding

dessert in jars Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding

Shaina’s jar genius is back! As promised in our Desserts in Jars review from last week, here’s another fabulous recipe from the book – this time for the gorgeous-looking Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding. Mascarpone cheese, blueberries, agave nectar, lemon zest, artisan bread, and more delectable flavors served in a cute little jar that you get all to yourself! (more…)

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Carnival of Dreams {Circus Themed Birthday Party}

circus party ideas with clown noses

Allison of Full of Grace & Rubies crafted a fabulous Carnival of Dreams themed celebration for her daughter’s 4th birthday. There’s such an artistic, almost theatrical feel to this carnival party – brought to life through Allison’s incredible floral creations (Hello, amazing elephant!), classic circus/carnival inspired treats, and clever balloon & tutu dress table centerpieces!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Carousel cake, animal crackers, circus peanuts, and candy kabobs
  • Clown noses, carnival signs & a “big top tent” for the kids to play in
  • “Goldfish” party favors (goldfish shaped soaps in a plastic bag – so clever!)
  • A visit from Harpo the clown, complete with balloon animals of course
  • AMAZING circus elephant made of flowers as the focal point of the dessert table

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The Look For Less: “Ice Age” Movie Inspired Snowball Bar

ice age inspired dessert table

Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design and I’m back with this month’s Look For Less “Budget Chic” guest post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking event for less! Today’s post is all about how to get in on the party trend- Self Serve Party Bars without breaking the bank. Be sure to click over to my blog, “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Party Planning” to find out where I purchased everything!

Here, I was inspired by this high-end DESIGNER Sweet 16 “Mock-tini” BarI designed for a group of teens recently, to create The Look For Less: Self-Serve Ice Age Inspired Snowball Bar for tweens to celebrate the release of my daughter’s favorite movie: Ice Age Continental Drift!

Self serve bars can range from Drink Bars, Popcorn Bars, Candy Bars and Snack Bars to Craft, Activity and Favor Bars. The idea is to have an impressive looking table that does double duty to offer guests something to do. Remember, self-serve bars should be just that… self serve… so they must look fabulous, but also function well on it’s own. (more…)

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{Adults & Kids} Festive “Welcome Summer” Party

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After the last day of school this year, Taber Lacie Photography captured all the fun & excitement of Party Like Paula‘s festive Welcome Summer Party! Most parties are focused on either the kids or adults, but I love how this celebration really caters to both age groups with its creative food, drink stations, and activity ideas.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A kids Hydration Station (in a mini turtle pool!)
– “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” adults-only cocktail station
– Dessert “Buckets of Sand” filled with cupcakes, icing & crushed up graham crackers
– A homemade, lei-adorned parrot piñata!

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Colorful & FUN Balloon Themed Party

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Frog Prince Paperie & Tikkido got together and dreamed up TONS of super creative Balloon Themed Party Ideas! (And if you’re on the hunt for even more, here’s a train themed party with great balloon centerpiece and decor ideas too.) It’s summer right now, so even if you don’t have a birthday to celebrate, all the fun activities from this party might just inspired you to go play outside!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Balloon obstacle course with hurdles, a floating tunnel and balloon forest
– Awesome rainbow balloon hat!
– Twisted balloon sculptures that touched the sky!
– Sugar cookie hot air balloons & fluffy meringue clouds
– Custom balloon coloring pages

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HWTM Sneak Peek: New “Retro Rainbow” Theme

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Happy Friday, everyone! Couldn’t resist posting a little sneak peek of something I’ll be sharing with you next week… FINALLY! It’s a colorful “Retro Rainbow” Baby Shower theme I designed earlier this year. So if you’ve been looking for an excuse to bust out some DIY baby roller skates, candy dot vases, and rainbow button raindrops, you’ve found it!

Stay tuned for complete details next week… I really loved working on this theme and hope it makes you (and a lucky mom-to-be you may know) happy too. The full theme will actually be posted in conjunction with an announcement about something new happening here at HWTM. And NO – I’m not pregnant with baby #3! ;)

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{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon, Volleyball Birthday, Vintage Baby Shower, Gold Plated Soirée & Price is Right

vintage hot air balloon dessert table

Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:

– Vintage Hot Air Balloon
– Volleyball Birthday
– Vintage Baby Shower
– Gold Plated Soiree
– (“The Price is Right” inspired) Age 5 is Right

1. Vintage Hot Air Balloon (pictured above) by Little Sooti

2. Lauren’s 13th Birthday by Something Chic Party and Event Design

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Desserts In Jars {Book Review + Recipes!}

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DESSERTS IN JARS: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine

Eco-friendly, decorative, functional… I know you all love mason jars as much as we do at Hostess! (Remember them here and here and here for starters.) When it comes to parties & entertaining, these handy little containers are stellar at multitasking – utilized as everything from vases to drinkware to favor packaging.

Well… add one more thing to the list, because Shaina Olmanson teaches us how to bake fabulous sweets in them too! Filled with irresistible recipes and mouth-watering photos, her new book – Desserts in Jars – explores baking, serving & pretty much everything sweet about these perfect little vessels!

desserts in jars book review

Keep reading for a virtual “taste” of Desserts in Jars, including Shaina’s Espresso Créme Brûlée Recipe & my top 5 favorite things about her gorgeous new book. {We’ll be sharing a 2nd recipe from this book next week.} If you’re not hungry already… you will be SOON! ;) (more…)

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{Mystic Force} Pink Power Ranger Party

pink power ranger party mystic force

Are you ready for some GIRL POWER? Good… because this “Mystic Force” Pink Power Ranger Party by Marizette Paperie is fantastic! Zuesette took inspiration from the Magic Forest and the Pink “Wind” Rangers butterfly mask & cape to make this party extra magical for her daughter Zoë’s birthday.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink “Wind” Ranger Mask cake with golden branches and flowers
– Gold-painted manzanita branches draped with crystals and butterflies to represent the Magic Forest
– Custom coloring books (made by Zuesette) with Zoe’s pictures as the actual coloring pages!
– Power Ranger t-shirts for guests to wear in the homemade photo booth
– Clever treats like “Mystical Rock” candy and gold shimmer “Element of Lighting” M&M’s

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{Retro Modern} Vintage Train Dessert Table

vintage train dessert table

There is so much great vintage inspiration to share this week! Stephanie of Spaceships & Laserbeams created this fantastic Vintage Train Dessert Table for a “Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge that she runs on her blog, in which the guidelines allow her to use one of her printable collections + a budget of $50. (See full budget breakdown below.) There’s definitely a retro-vintage look to this dessert table, but I love how she also managed to keep the overall vibe fresh and modern with her use of bright colors and clean lines.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • A cupcake “train” carrying candy & snack “cargo” along the tracks (oh so cute!)
  • Clever brownie “suitcases” with gummy ring handles
  • DIY “railroad track” wrapped around the cake, fashioned from candy cigars & licorice

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Preppy Polo Party {First Birthday & Christening}

ralph lauren inspired preppy polo party dessert table

With a First Birthday and Christening comined into one soirée, Thetis of Little Sooti Events, decided on a fresh & sophisticated Preppy Polo Party to celebrate the double whammy in style! From cool florals and preppy patterns to the {perfectly tailored} bright & clean style, this beautiful event truly feels like a polo match luncheon!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • For the kids: Mini sketch pads with (awesome) giant horse shaped crayons!
  • Fantastic preppy “logo” cupcake toppers & favor labels
  • Adorable seersucker jacket & striped bow tie for the little man of honor
  • Gorgeous fresh floral arrangements featuring a unique mix of blooms & foliage

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A Breaking Dawn Wedding-Inspired Dinner Party

twilight inspired wedding tablescape

Michelle from Utah Events by Design used the wedding scene from the popular Twilight Saga as her inspiration for this romantic & gorgeous Breaking Dawn Wedding-Inspired Dinner Party. With its rich, deep purples, textured fabrics, and sparkly details, this look would translate beautifully to any elegant fall/winter wedding or dinner party. (Fun side note – the glam table linens are the exact same ones used in the movie’s wedding reception scene!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Shimmery deep plum napkins + sparkly beaded napkin rings
  • Soft & romantic ruffled chair wraps
  • Dramatic, sky-high floral centerpiece with an “enchanted forest” vibe
  • Rhinestone buckle embellishments on the invitations and favors

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Colorful & Modern Fiesta Engagement Party

mexican theme fiesta engagement party "queso"

I “mustache” you to join me for this {super stylish} surprise party! Envy Events LLC dreamed up this playful and fabulous Fiesta Engagement Party – complete with a live Mariachi Band and tons of festive details. There’s so much color, creativity, & spark in this party – what a happy way to celebrate all sorts of occasions! (P.S. Looking for additional Mexican Fiesta inspiration? Check out this fun Skippyjon Jones Birthday theme featured earlier this year.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Custom pillows for the lounge area made from colorful Mexican blankets
  • Interactive decor & disposable cameras with clever “Say Queso!” signs
  • Mason jars with mustache adorned straws for the Margarita Bar
  • Hand-decorated “mustache mug” party favors with “Muchas Gracias” tags
  • Sombreros hung from the back of each chair – ready for guests to use them as photo props!

mexican theme fiesta engagement party with mini pinatas

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DIY Tutorial: Yarn Wrapped Vases {+ Mini Dahlias}

yarn wrapped base diy tutorial

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events. This week I’m excited to share another crafty DIY Tutorial featuring yarn wrapped vases.


If you have any sort of old vase or container that needs sprucing up, try this simple technique to give it a fresh new look. I used yarn here, but you can also use twine for a more rustic look – or even sparkly, glittered ribbon for a more glam effect. I paired the yarn vases with mini dahlias here, but feel free to use your own favorite flowers or even miniature yarn ball “flowers” for a playful touch!

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Pier 1 Imports + HWTM: Grand Opening Event in Goleta

Pier 1 Goleta Store Opening


As a longtime fan of Pier 1 Imports, I’m so excited to help kick off their brand new store in Goleta next week! For those of you in the Santa Barbara area – or for anyone looking for an excuse to visit the area ;) – please join us for the Grand Opening Event in Goleta on Monday, July 23rd from 10am-12pm. Come see everything the new store has to offer and check out creative entertaining ideas and DIY project demos!

Space is limited, so please click here to register for a ticket.


Pier 1 is also hosting a Sweepstakes on their Facebook Page where 10 of the registered entrants will be selected to attend the event AND win a $30 Pier 1 gift card. The 10 winners will be selected on Friday (7/20) and will receive an email that they won, which will act as their ticket. (more…)

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“Rainbow of Pinwheels” Themed Birthday Party

pinwheel party theme with rainbow candy

We absolutely adore pinwheels over here… and of course rainbows too! So I was thrilled when Amy sent in this super cute Rainbow Pinwheel Party Theme that she threw for her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Don’t miss the fabulous dessert table backdrop featuring a colorful cluster of paper pinwheels and rosettes!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Balloon animals & face painting
  • Party hat decorating activity with pom poms, feathers, stickers & more!
  • Homemade confetti cakes, dipped oreos & sugar dipped marshmallow pops
  • Rainbow sippy cups for the drink station… smart AND clever ;)
  • Pinwheels displayed in buckets of color coordinated gumballs

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Super Creative Olympic Themed Birthday Party

olympics themed birthday party decorations

Grab a (felt) torch and let the games – and the party – begin! Margit of Dot & Dash thought up incredibly creative activities, table decorations & more for her daughter’s Olympic Themed Birthday Party. And I’m pretty sure Margit deserves a gold medal herself for creativity here… read on to check out lots of clever & budget-friendly details – like the DIY “Olympic rings” table centerpiece fashioned from colored paper plates!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Gold medal” plates with ribbons
– Olympic-style greeting complete with “check-in table” & “Opening Ceremonies”
– Olympic torch fashioned from a flashlight and felt flames
– London 2012 Union Jack inspired decor
– Themed activities like discus throwing, a relay race, flag decorating & more!

olympic themed birthday party welcome sign

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