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> July 2012


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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Rebecca of Petite Party Studio planned a super fun Summer Camp Party for her son’s 4th birthday. Honestly, everything about this entire party is amazing – fishing poles, lanterns filled with candy, tie-dye t-shirts & more… but Jenn and I just could not get over the cake! We love how creative, cost effective, and totally doable this Campfire Cake is – with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com 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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Rachel of Haute Chocolate painted a beautiful spread of a dessert table for an Art Theme Bridal Shower. My favorite part is the Art Easel Dessert Display, with its suspended mini bunting banner and lovely looking cupcakes! I can also imagine it as a place to display guest favors or even mini ones as table centerpieces. Click on the album […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. YARN WRAPPED VASES {& FLOWERS} 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 […]

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