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> July 2012


THE EVENT 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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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If you’re looking for a new spin on the ever-popular Cute as A Button theme, Kiss Me Kate “sew” has you covered with her adorable vintage sewing party inspired Cute as A Button First Birthday! Taking a cue from the soft pastel color palette and retro elements like an antique KAY-EE doll’s sewing machine, Anders Ruff […]

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From jacks to red wagons, slinkies & more Fredricka did an AMAZING job of bringing her husband’s {very clever} idea of a “Zach in the Box” theme to life! This Vintage Toy First Birthday Party is guaranteed to bring a smile to “kids” of all ages…who couldn’t light up at details like an Etch a […]

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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: – Pink & Zebra Minnie Mouse Inspired Birthday – Video Game Party (Plants vs. Zombies) – Rainbow […]

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Kerry of Simply Sweet Parties knows just how to keep a group of 6 year old boys happy: plan a Lego Star Wars Party filled with imporant “missons”, a visit from a storm Trooper & a build-it-yourself Ice Cream Bar! I just love the combination of Lego and Star Wars themes here… it’s so fun to get creative […]

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Game ON! Bridget from Bridgey Widgey designed such a clever & creative Game Night Party filled with board game inspired ideas like a Twister “table cloth” and Scrabble tile food & drink signs. One of my favorite details has got to be the Monopoly inspired “Water Works” sign sitting next to the water bottles though… […]

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For her son’s first birthday celebration, Tori of Tori Johnson PR hosted a Vintage County Fair Party that – as she describes it – “transported all attendees back a couple decades to the good ol’ blue ribbon bake sale days“. After checking out these pics, I’m so ready for a flashback too! This party just looks like […]

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Every January, the Punjabi community celebrates the harvest festival of Lohri. The first Lohri of a baby has special significance and is often a “grand occasion celebrated with friends and family”. And speaking of grand… Amrit of Anais Event Planning & Design styled this gorgeous First Lohri Celebration for baby Zoravar, featuring a cool bonfire motif and a […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events. This week I’m excited to share a brand new DIY Tutorial featuring an artistic way to repurpose those empty wine bottles! WINE & LACE CENTERPIECE If you’ve seen my previous posts, it’s probably no surprise that I absolutely love to use recycled containers for centerpieces. What could be better […]

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Remember the Hawaiian Luau Style Wedding Rehearsal Dinner we featured a while back? Well… JoAnna & Jesse finally had their special day! I’m so happy to share their wedding that Mindy Kaisner (the groom’s sister) designed & coordinated… not only is it super creative and budget-friendly, but it also happens to be a Modern Yellow and […]

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A boutique bridal show, charity event & girls night all in one… this inspirational wedding event – appropriately dubbed “Something Blue” – definitely looks like something FUN! (Just check out those sparkly henna tattoos!) Dreamed up and coordinated by Karla Randolph of The Card Lady, “Something Blue” featured entertainment, beauty treatments, wedding inspiration, blue martinis…& […]

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Winner update: 8/1/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenters #123 – KAITLIN BOLES Congrats, have fun picking out your prize! ***** “Oh my goodness, this is so stinkin’ cute.” That phrase was pretty much on repeat in my head the entire time I was browsing Pear Tree Greetings […]

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Proud Mom, Jessica, celebrated her son Bodhi with a super cute {and mustache bedecked} Little Man First Birthday Party. I just can’t get enough of the clever framed prints using the trendy “mustache” rephrasing, and the super cool backdrops she made, featuring modern stripes and playful zig zag streamers. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – […]

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