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> September 2012


As someone that adores circus and carnival inspired parties, I was totally drawn to the cool top-hat-wearing skeleton character featured in the centerpiece above. He reminded me of an eerie version of the ringmaster at an old fashioned carnival, and decided to use him as the inspiration for my third HomeGoods Halloween look. SPOOKY SIDESHOW […]

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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: – Owl Themed Party – Military Party – Purple Ombre Baby Naming – Totally Awesome 80′s Party […]

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Halloween is almost here! Time to start thinking about all kinds of yummy treats, funny tricks, awesome costumes, spooky decorations and crafts. I’m particularly excited about all the cool marshmallows that start to become available around this time of the year. You guessed it! This fun DIY involves marshmallows. Hi, Alejandra Morin here from The Marshmallow Studio, and I’m […]

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On a summer trip, Reese was inspired by the Parisian lifestyle & architecture, so for her Bat Mitzvah Lisa of Step Brightly Creative Group created a 1920′s French Bistro Inspired Parisian Party to celebrate her special day! Brown polka dots, pink sweets & mini wrought iron dress centerpieces are just a few of the many charming details guaranteed […]

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{HWTM contributor Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here}, and I’m back with a “Look for Less” post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking party for less! Today’s post is all about the GOLD trend! Gold is everywhere—in home decor, on the runways and in […]

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Remember these printables from last year? Well… with all the glitzy ICY BLUE Halloween decorations I was seeing on my trips to HomeGoods I decided to switch the accent color to blue! (Purchase all the labels in our shop here!) It’s always fun & refreshing to try alternative color palettes for holidays, and I’m loving […]

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May the odds be ever in your favor! And if you’re looking to host a Hunger Games party, then they already are… because Holly of Simply Sweet Weddings is here with some amazing inspiration for you; check out the beautiful Hunger Games Bridal Shower that she styled! With gorgeous flame inspired floral centerpieces and menus styled […]

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Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead! Debbie of Wants And Wishes made darn sure of it before planning her vibrant and playful Haunted House Party for Halloween. If you’re still uncertain, just take a closer look at those ding dongs… she’s melting! ;) I’m also loving the cool DIY broom hanging on the backdrop. (You’ll find a tutorial […]

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Winner update: 10/02/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #5 ANDREA! Congrats! ***** We always love giveaways that can help a bride {and groom!} out, and today’s surprise giveaway will help a lucky couple get the word out about their wedding date in style… not to mention […]

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Don’t be late, don’t be late for this very important date! Rebecca of Melbourne Lolly Buffets & Events took us down a {very merry} rabbit hole with this fantastic, pink & red Mad Hatter Tea Party for her daughter’s 7th birthday. The charming, vintage style Alice in Wonderland printables and delicate teacup & teapot inspired desserts are the […]

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! This party is downright magical, but it wasn’t a fairy godmother’s touch – the credit for this one goes all to mom! Jennifer of Dear Lillie made her little Lola feel like Cinderella for the day by celebrating with this super cute Vintage Cinderella Birthday Party on – get this – a $50 budget! […]

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Once upon a time, Cristina of Le Partie Sugar was summoned to created a Royal First Birthday Bash fit for a little prince… and that’s exactly what she did! From the regal purple & gold palette to the whimsical chalkboard art birthday sign and “enchanted kingdom” play area, this celebration truly catered to regal guests of all […]

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Our friend Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake has some big news… she’s a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! We thought it would be fun to introduce her to you today and share a little first-hand insight on what the fuss is all about. ;) Not only is Abigail a super talented […]

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Hello my fellow hostesses! Jen here from Jen CYK Photography, and I’m back with an awesome little DIY gift that you will want to give to everyone you know! Trust me, I know this from personal experience! DIY WINE CORK SUCCULENT MAGNETS {for Fabulous Gifts} I love giving small but thoughtful gifts to people. So […]

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Kerri of BigKlittlek said HELLO! to this cute Hello Kitty Birthday Party for her daughter Karlie. Avoiding pink this time around (simply because it’s been a consistent color palette in all of her parties), she used red and teal for a fun twist on the classic kitty and gave a sweet vintage vibe to her sundae bar! […]

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