Dunkin’ Donuts Party Theme {50th Birthday}

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For all my coffee addict friends, this clever party idea is for you! Heather helped celebrate her friend Karen’s 50th Birthday in style with a Dunkin’ Donuts Party Theme full of yummy breakfast style sweets, coffee (of course!), and festive decor in the signature Dunkin’ Donuts palette of bright pink & orange. What a fun & creative way to ring in any coffee-lover’s milestone birthday!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts inspired personalized water bottle labels
  • Centerpieces featuring bud vases flanked by cute “Family. Friends. Coffee.” mugs
  • Photo collage in the shape of “50” as personalized wall art/backdrop
  • Hash brown breakfast cups (recipe link below!)
  • “Coffee with Karen” bunting + framed pink and orange graphic art

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{Party 5} Pink Dessert Table, Back to School, Owl Always Love You, Circus Carnival & Toy Story Party

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Pink Dessert Table
– Back to School Party
– Owl Always Love You
– Circus Carnival Extravaganza
– Toy Story Party

1. 2nd Birthday Ladybird Themed Dessert Table (pictured above) by Sweet Style

2. Back to School Party by Sweet Threads Clothing Co

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ABC NYC Baby Shower {Big City Inspired}

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If you ♥ big city life, then get ready to fall head over heels for this {super creative and stylish} “ABC NYC Baby Shower“! With the help of Laura Ritchie and her mom, Amanda of Ashley Baber Weddings planned this fabulous baby shower for her sister, Tyler. Mom-to-be happens to work in the fashion industry in New York and had requested a “non-traditional, non-pastel” celebration, which is exactly what her loved ones delivered! They even managed to bring in a touch of fiesta, which was very fitting since the shower was held on Cinco de Mayo. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • AMAZING Cityscape diaper cake with a baby wipe “water tower”
  • “I Heart Cereal” Buffet with “Captain Colin Crunch” + “Coo-coo for Colin” cupcakes
  • Chinatown Coffee station with NYC napkins
  • Colorful paper lanterns, fringed streamers + mexican sodas
  • Madison Avenue Mimosas and Statue of Liberty green beans

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Super Cute WALL-E Inspired Birthday Party

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Here’s a great way to incorporate sustainability & eco-friendliness into your parties: just invite WALL-E! Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line did exactly that… and included some {ridiculously cute and clever} desserts, decorations & activities inspired by key elements from the movie to bring this amazing WALL-E Birthday Party to life! This adorable party could easily be used for a creative Earth Day Celebration too.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Plant Sample” sunflower sprouts as party favors
  • Incredibly realistic WALL-E & Eve sugar cookies & earth cookies
  • Robot Trash Pick Up Game with robot arm favors
  • “Eve” lollipops that are way too cute to eat! ;)
  • A dessert table backdrop that doubled as a photo booth for pictures with WALL-E!

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Creative Back to School Party Ideas {+ FREE Printables}

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Who doesn’t love free printables, right? ;) Amanda’s Party To Go always has colorful and fun themes to choose from, and Cris of Crissy’s Crafts is sharing some beyond-creative Back To School Party Ideas featuring Amanda’s FREE Back to School Printables! Cris really is super crafty (hello, Twizzler pencils and grape “bookworms”!). If you haven’t seen her work yet, you’re in for a treat today…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Twister “Pencils”, StackerMallow “Erasers” & Marshmallow Confetti “Chalk”
– Adorable bookworm cupcake toppers +DIY crayon cupcake stands
– Chalk placemats for tic tac toe
– Free school bus box printables used as holders for red apple cake pops

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Creative Back to School “Book Worm” Bash

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It’s hard to believe that summer is already winding down… and that school will be here before we know it! Here’s something that should help get your little ones excited for all the new adventures the school year will bring…

Giggles Galore dreamed up this incredibly creative Back to School “Book Worm” Bash, featuring adorable decorations and school inspired sweets. I’m especially loving all the clever ways she incorporated “apples” into the mix – from fondant apples and apple cake pops to treat containers topped with leaves and stems! There’s some great inspiration here for (edible) teacher appreciation gifts too. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Adorable fondant apple and book worm cupcake toppers
– HUGE flashcards for a fun “Class Photo” party prop (or for those special first day of school pics!)
A healthy lunch with fruit cups & applesauce inside a brown bag “school lunch”
– “Apple” containers filled with red jelly beans + a paper leaf and stick “stem” sprouting from the top

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{Cute + Crafty} Whale Themed Birthday Party

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This super cute Whale Themed Birthday Party is full of so many darling, crafty details! And speaking of crafty, Keli of I Love Valentina brought this celebration to life for her daughter’s 2nd birthday and literally made everything herself – from the adorable plush whales and googly-eyed whale dessert toppers to the equally creative desserts themselves. The level of detail here is seriously impressive… it seems like I catch something new every time I look through the pictures. You can definitely tell this party was a labor of love!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable sewn plush whales with cute little bows!
  • Layered jello cups adorned with “V”s for Valentina
  • Super cute scalloped plates embellished with die-cut whales
  • Mini DIY bunting propped up with polka dot straws

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Fresh & Modern Summer Lemonade Stand Party

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Looking to SQUEEZE every ounce of summer in before school starts? Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party whipped up a sweet Summer Lemonade Stand Theme that’s filled with fresh-squeezed styling inspiration and clever treats like pinwheel cookie pops and fondant coin-topped cupcakes. And those are definitely a steal at only “25¢” a pop! ;) This is a wonderful theme for a kids birthday party or any end-of-summer soirée!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • An adorable, homemade wooden lemonade stand!
  • Lemon & lime “slice” sugar cookies and cupcakes topped with fondant coins
  • Mini, fabric-topped jar favors filled with lemon drop candies
  • Twine bows & paper pinwheels and buntings to dress it all up!

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{Modern Elegance} Lilac & Gray Baby Shower

scrabble tiles for a sweet baby shower

I always love seeing sweet sayings displayed creatively at baby showers… it definitely adds a sentimental touch! This Modern Lilac & Gray Baby Shower from Christina Clark Events is a perfect example – it’s full of lovely framed messages and sweet words spelled out “scrabble style”… not to mention a beautiful mix of “baby softness” and elegance!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sweet “mommy to be” chair back decoration
  • Soft & fluffy floral arrangements displayed in sleek silver vases
  • Invitations embellished with lace & menus embellished with paper doilies
  • “Baby” Bellini’s + purple ombre ruffle cake with “Baby” bunting
  • Chalkboard well wishes for photo booth prop/activity

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Love Shack Luau Party (10 Year Anniversary)

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Iris & Chris of Sweet Metel Moments recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary in paradise style! Inspired by their love of the beach, they hosted a colorful Love Shack Luau Party (so clever!). Iris designed an adorable set of surfboard and hibiscus adorned printables for the party, which is full of great inspiration for any Luau themed celebration. (BTW – I’m a big fan of milestone anniversary celebrations… you might remember the crazy Hangover Party Sonny and I hosted for our own 10 year a while back!) :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Beautiful grocery-store-bought tier cake embellished with silk orchids ($30 total!)
– DIY flower & rhinestone embellished snack cups (with a link to the tutorial from Iris!)
 Starfish sugar cookie party favors and leis for each guest

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Fabulous “Fuzzy Monster” First Birthday Party

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Get ready for a serious dose of CUTE! This bright & cheery FUZZY MONSTER Party has been invaded by tons of adorable, googly-eyed monsters… and there’s no need to worry about these guys scaring away your guests! Jaime incorporated so many fun details into her son’s monster themed first birthday party – from a yummy taco bar, fun activities, and “furry” decor to crazy treats that have their EYE(S) on you. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • AMAZING invitations with adorable graphics & a QR code!
  • “Rawr!!!” Milk bottles with orange chevron wrappers & blue striped straws
  • Pinwheel centerpieces with fuzzy orange “monster fur” bases
  • Monster munchies, googely eyeball cake pops & sugar cookies
  • Make your own monster mask station

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{Huge Giveaway} Win TWO Canon Rebel T3 Cameras!

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Love taking great photos? Well, this just might be your lucky day, because the prizes in this EXTRA FANTASTIC giveaway should definitely bring on some SMILES!

GRAND PRIZE:
The winner gets not one, but TWO Canon Rebel Cameras! Read all about this awesome (and expensive) camera HERE. This means one camera for yourself AND one camera to give away to a friend or family member! I’m pretty sure the look on your loved one’s face will act as a “bonus prize” in itself too. ;)

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{Preppy & Modern} Neverland Pirates Party

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It’s a pirate’s life for me… at least if it looks like THIS that is! ;) Fondant queen Charynn of Two Sugar Babies and party guru Kelly from The Party Dress teamed up to create this fabulous Preppy Neverland Pirate Party for Charynn’s son, who requested a Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme for his birthday. The contemporary skull-and-crossbone and “wavy stripe” patterns were such a great choice for this modern spin on pirate parties!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “X” marks the spot… on the fondant “treasure map” brownie toppers!
  • Playful treats like Tinkerbell Iced Tea & shimmery fondant gold skulls
  • Activities like Captain Hook’s ring toss + a treasure hunt dig!
  • “Ship in a bottle” inspired buffet decorations featuring toy hooks, pirate ships & more

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The Look For Less: Back to School Party Design Challenge

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back to school sweets table with space themed sweets

{HWTM contributor Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here!} In this month’s post, I challenged my friend, Michelle Burt, owner of Maddycakes Muse (a DIY craft blog) to join me in bringing you not just one, but TWO “Budget Chic” parties!

THE CHALLENGE: 1 WEEK + 1 THEME + 1 BUDGET + 1 STORE

We both had just one week to use $100 to pull together our Budget Chic “Back to School” party design for four guests while shopping in just one store. Michelle chose to shop in Dollar Tree and I chose to shop in Target. We could interpret the “Back to School” theme any way we wanted! It’s so exciting to see what creative ideas two different designers with two different styles and specialties come up with when given the same challenge! Be sure to go to the end of the post to see our budget breakdown.

THEME INSPIRATION

Michelle created a Back to School “School is a Blast!” Theme where she incorporated space elements to create a really cool and fun party! Michelle says, “I had no idea what direction I was going for the Back to School challenge until I saw the Planet Wall stickers at Dollar Tree. I immediately thought of “School is a Blast!” as my theme.

And that’s ironic, because the same thing happened to me while in Target. I came across a notebook that had drawings all over it and thought about my 9 year old daughter who draws constantly… and knew right away a Back to School “Doodle Party” would be my theme!

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Vintage Carnival Birthday Party {Nostalgic Fun!}

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Carnival/Circus inspired themes hold a special place in my heart, so this incredibly stylish Vintage Carnival Birthday Party has me smitten… not to mention craving french fries and caramel corn! ;)  From fabulous paper details and nostalgic decor to creative treats, costumes, and activities, Lyndsey from LuLu’s Party Designs did a great job bringing this “backyard carnival” to life for her oldest son and daughter, who happen to celebrate birthdays just 3 days apart.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Felt “Hanging Monkey” felt dessert table decoration
  • “Patches the Clown” cookie jar, straw flags & a magic show from Patches himself!
  • Watermelon, hot dogs, french fries, caramel apples & other “carny” style eats
  • Matching birthday outfits (including an adorable little bow tie!)A petting zoo and photo booth for classic state fair style fun

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Art Deco Style Roaring 20s Party {Adult Birthday}

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Shannon of Bottle Pop Party Co. dreamed up this fabulous Art Deco Style Roaring 20s Party for a fun adult birthday party… or “anytime” get together! There’s such a great mix of glam details and creative, yet easy DIY ideas here – like the flapper inspired bunting on the cake. For her one pro element, she enlisted Jesyka D’itri Mares to design some seriously gorgeous custom invitations! I love her choice of party password too. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Metallic gold cake with a DIY black fringe bunting
  • Prohibition era inspired liquor bottles + playful framed Humphrey Bogart quote
  • Art deco style gold and black place settings

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Hunger Games Party: Themed Menu Ideas

hunger games buffet table with lamb stew

What’s the most important about a Hunger Games themed Party? The FOOD of course! Because regardless of the theme, no party guest should ever actually go hungry. ;)

HUNGER GAMES INSPIRED PARTY MENU

For my Hunger Games Party, I decided on a realistic-sized menu for a viewing party of the new DVD. It was so fun deciding on which dishes to serve! There were some obvious choices like Lamb Stew and bread from Mellark’s Bakery, as well as more tongue-in-cheek choices “Haymitch’s Drunken Noodles”. (I picked up that clever idea from this Hunger Games Book Club Party that we featured earlier this year… and in order to help keep things easy, I just ordered the noodles from the Thai place down the street!) Scroll down for complete menu details…

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DIY Tutorial: “Girl on Fire” Backdrop + Giant Mockingjay Pins {Hunger Games Party}

the hunger games movie inspired mockingjay pin diy tutorial with gold spray paint

For those of you that are fans of The Hunger Games, the inspiration behind this DIY table backdrop (or home photo booth backdrop) should be obvious at a glance! One thing that might not be so obvious, though – is how wonderfully affordable this was to create… which means adding lots of creative “fire” to your Hunger Games Party without burning through your entire budget!

Standard crepe paper streamers and sparkly red tulle were used to represent Katniss’s “Girl on Fire” persona, while spray painted embroidery hoops ($1 to $1.50 depending on size and paper mockingjay silhouettes brought the giant “Mockingjay Pins” to life. Wooden dowels and feathers were used to create the arrows. Scroll down for more step by step info + links to download the large and small mockingjay silhouettes! (more…)

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Amazing Vintage Pirate Party {+ Creative Activities}

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Amy of A Dazzle Day consistently throws phenomenal parties, and this Vintage Pirate Party is no exception! She is so detail oriented, crafty (um… she made her own skull piñata!) & tops it all off with her fantastic photos. (If you want to see other themes from her, click here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pirate marshmallow pops + orange wedge “ships”
  • Embellished “birthday chair”, DIY ship centerpieces & red and black decorated party mugs
  • Cardboard ships in the yard + Pirate ship cutouts for the kids to decorate
  • Pirate themed photo booth props like telescopes, felt mustaches, eye patches more!
  • Pirate skull cake with red fondant stripes & a mini flag bunting

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{Party of 5} Watermelon Summer, Fairy Garden, Sunshine First Birthday, Sip & Sea & Chic Fashion

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Watermelon Summer Party
– Fairy Garden Party
– Sunshine First Birthday
– Sip & Sea
– Chic Fashion Party

1. Watermelon Summer Party (pictured above) by Fara Party Design / Little Things Creations

2. Fairy Garden Party by SunnybyDesign

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FREE Printables: The Hunger Games Party (Table & Buffet)

Hunger Games - free party printables from Hostess with the Mostess

If you liked my Hunger Games Home Viewing Party Tablescape and Food Buffet – which were largely inspired by the District, Arena, and book cover artwork…. I’ve got good news: You can download all of the printables for FREE right here! Scroll down to access the download links, then click here to see how we used these printables in the actual party theme.

And since the DVD comes out at Walmart TONIGHT (at 11:59pm to be exact), hopefully you’ll be able to use these at your own Hunger Games viewing parties very soon.  Enjoy! :)

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LARGE CIRCLE – Girl on Fire – download high res pdf
LARGE CIRCLE – The Arena – download high res pdf

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Adorable Vintage Milk & Cookies Birthday Party (+ 5 Budget-Friendly Party Planning Tips)

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Um… YES, PLEASE! That pretty much sums up how I feel about this insanely cute, vintage style Milk and Cookies Birthday Party by Jen Carver of Banner Events, and it’s not just my sweet tooth talking. :) The fabulous printables by Anders Ruff tie everything together beautifully, and Jen also includes 5 tips for easy & budget friendly party planning below.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hay bales, milk jugs, and cow shaped creamers for a “vintage farm” feel
  • Recycled Starbucks Frappacino bottles used as “vintage milk bottles”
  • DIY cookie jars made from glass bowls with vinyl lettering + homemade “lids”
  • Incredible fondant cookie cupcake toppers, milk bottle cookies & monogrammed cookies

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The Hunger Games: “Capitol Inspired” Dessert Table

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I’m so excited to share this “Capitol Inspired” Dessert Table with you today! It’s from our new Hunger Games Home Viewing Party theme, and was created as part of our current collaboration with Walmart to help celebrate The Hunger Games DVD release this weekend. You can download all the printables from this table for free!

Have questions on how anything here was put together? Join us for a Hunger Games Twitter chat tomorrow (Thursday 8/16) at 4pm EST. Use hashtag #DistrictParty to join the conversation.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Shimmery “Capitol Couture” cupcakes topped with theatrical, glitter lined eyes & lips
– Nightlock berry bites, rock candy & mosaic bites that lend an “edgy” look to the table
– Teal & gold Effie Trinket inspired cake, topped with an enormous flower of course!
– FREE Printable movie quotes, including Peeta’s infamous “frosting” remark
– DIY backdrop featuring diagonal stripes and spray-painted flowers

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FREE PRINTABLES: The Hunger Games “Capitol Couture” Inspired Dessert Table

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As promised, here are links to download all of the FREE Printables that I created for our The Hunger Games “Capitol Couture Inspired” Dessert Table for Walmart. See full details on the dessert table right here, and check out the Arena/District inspired buffet and tablescape here.

Hope you have fun with these! If you use them, I’d love to see how your viewing party turned out! :)

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Vintage Hot Air Balloon Inspired Bridal Shower

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Victoria of RV Parties takes us up, up & away with a super cute Vintage Hot Air Balloon Bridal Shower for a bride who loves to travel! From a die-cut hot air balloon garland to joyful “HURRAY” drink flags, this party of full of whimsical, charming paper details that can easily be translated to a baby shower, kids birthday, or even a graduation party theme!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • An adorable bunting banner with the brides name!
  • A fun honeymoon trivia game :)
  • Pink, yellow & navy sewn paper hot air balloon garland
  • Favors: Wild Plum jelly jars embellished with pink paper rosettes
  • Sweet & simple food labels with polka dots & stripes

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HWTM Hunger Games Party + DVD Release Events!

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Hey, Hunger Games fans… I’ve got some fun news to share today! To quote Effie trinket, “You are in for a treat!“. ;) In honor of the DVD release of The Hunger Games this week (hooray!), we’ve teamed up with Walmart to help make your home viewing parties of the movie extra fantastic – which means lots of creative Hunger Games Party Ideas, recipes, and FREE PRINTABLES for you to use! {Download the printables here: District/Arena Inspired Printables and Capitol Dessert Table Printables.}

My goal was bring Book 1 to life in “party form” with food and decor ideas that are creative, significant to the story and approachable enough for home entertaining. From a fiery food table backdrop made of crepe paper and DIY mockingjays to “survival themed” place settings and homemade “Capitol Couture” cupcakes, I hope these ideas SPARK some inspiration for your own home celebrations too! I’ll go into the full DIY details and shopping resources for each section of the party in the individual breakout posts.

hunger games centerpiece idea - bow and arrows + printable

EARLY RELEASE PARTIES – FRIDAY

And speaking of celebrating, Walmart has partnered with Lionsgate Entertainment to turn the DVD release itself in to a special event by bringing The Hunger Games DVD to fans early through special “midnight parties” that will be hosted at 2000 stores across the country this Friday, August 17th. The parties kick off at 11pm, and a few select stores will even have special appearances by actors from the film! Get more details right here.

TWITTER PARTY – THURSDAY 8/16

I’ll be co-hosting a Hunger Games Twitter Party this Thursday, August 16th at 4pm ET. Please “stop by” to chat party ideas, entertaining tips, movie trivia and more! To join the conversation, follow @Walmart and @HWTMJenn and use the hashtag #DistrictParty.

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HUNGER GAMES HOME VIEWING PARTY THEME

Scroll down to check out an overview of the theme. Since there are a LOT of different things to cover, I’ll be posting more details – including DIY Tutorials and links to download the free printables – in separate posts throughout the week so they’re easy to digest. You can also browse all of the images in the photo albums on hwtm.com. Here are the links: Hunger Games Part 1 (fiery food buffet & “Arena” tablescape) and Hunger Games Part 2 (Capitol Couture Dessert Table).

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Wild, Wild West! Cowboy Birthday Party

wild west cowboy dessert table

It’s awesome how Nicole of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations really brings out the FUN in party planning! She acted as “deputy” for her nephew’s Western Cowboy Party & helped pull out the dynamite ;) for a “western train robbery themed day” in the 1880’s Old West Adventure Town of Rawhide. The dessert table even depicts an entire “Wild West” town with “general store” cookies, fondant cacti, “Boot Hill”, and more incredible details that you will just have to see for yourself!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Clever desserts like edible “tumbleweeds” with butterscotch and wonton noodles
– A train bridge rigged with licorice and fondant dynamite
– Cowboy hats, sheriff badges, conductor caps, red bandana & more dress up props!
– Denim pockets stuffed with utensils + money bag juice boxes

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Vibrant Fall Dinner Party {Surprise Birthday!}

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On days like today, I’m dreaming of cooler weather – so this gorgeous Fall Dinner Party is perfectly timed! Shayna of St. Louis Wedding Consultants LLC used vibrant fall colors and metallic accents to bring this {surprise birthday} dinner party to life, while Chef Marianne Moore created a 5 course meal with wine pairings for the guests to enjoy!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Beautiful, calligraphy adorned red & gold cake
  • Deep red wine glasses, beaded gold napkin rings & woven chargers
  • Chalkboards in elegant frames announcing the wine pairings & dessert options
  • Gorgeous florals and lighted candles in warm, rustic hues

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{Vintage Style} “Back to School” Bake Sale Theme

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It’s hard to believe we’re mid-August and nearing end-of-summer already! Want to help your little ones get back into “school mode” in a fun, creative way? This adorable, Vintage Back to School Bake Sale theme from Nicolle at Libby Lane Press should do the trick! There’s tons of great inspiration for any charming “school house” themed party OR an actual bake sale event… why not end summer on a high note by earning a few extra bucks for your school or favorite charity!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Burlap bunting sign + a menu made out of a window pane
– A classic red wagon with popcorn bags & mini apple pies
– School house, classroom bell & chalkboard sugar cookies
– Cookies wrapped in baker’s twine & cupcakes with a cherry on top!

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{Party of 5} Princess Jasmine, Milk & Cookies, Toy Story 3, Preschool Party & Brunch Bridal Shower

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Arabian Princess Jasmine Inspired Birthday Party
– Milk & Cookies
– Toy Story 3 Birthday
– Preschool Party
– Brunch Bridal Shower

1. Arabian Princess Jasmine Inspired Birthday Party (pictured above) by LetsHaveABallParties

2. Cookies & Milk by LeeLaaLoo

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