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Fall is here! Can you believe it? With all of the holidays that are guaranteed to keep all you crafters & hostesses going for months on end, I’m here to remind you not to forget about your own holidays! Hello, it’s me, Jen Hrycyk, your resident photographer. Today I want to give you a few tips for […]

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All aboard the S.S. Scarlett (a.k.a. crafted cardboard photo booth ship!) for a playful “Row Your Boat” Inspired First Birthday Party with a mix of homemade decorations (made by mommy, Terra & best friend Janice of Bellwether Events) and professional elements like the adorable sail boat topped cake by Charm City Cakes! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – […]

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I’m excited to share Part 2 of my Retro Rainbow Baby Shower theme today! This is the dessert table that matches the Tablescape & Party Decor posted earlier. All of the desserts are homemade or “semi homemade” using store-bought ingredients like Mother’s Taffy Cookies and candy buttons. The tilted jello parfaits (inspired by this DIY […]

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This enchanting celebration has an extra special twist… it’s a joint birthday party starring Peter Pan AND Tinkerbell! Alexandra of Enchanted Events & Design made sure this creative party had a little something for everyone by incorporating sweet fairy elements & pixie dust for the girls and pirate-style adventure for the boys. Read on for all the […]

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This spooky halloween setup is so clever it just glows… in the dark that is! Nikki of Tikkido dreamed up this ghoulish Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Party (as featured in Festivities Magazine) showing it with the lights on  – and OFF! Scroll down to check out all the fun DIY elements and creative ways to brighten up your holiday! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS […]

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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: – Lalaloopsy Birthday Party – Pink Vintage Cowgirl Birthday – Sweet as a Peach Baby Shower – […]

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Welcome to the Sunshine House… a.k.a. Carina’s Little Miss Sunshine Party! This sweet explosion of yellow and smiles was happily made by mom Andrea and owner of Sweet Bambinos. From sunflower cupcakes and fresh lemon lollipop holders to a giant cut out of Little Miss Sunshine herself, this sunny celebration looks like pure birthday JOY! […]

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It never ceases to amaze me how Alice in Wonderland can be interpreted in so many ways! Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie styled this whimsical Alice in Wonderland Dessert Table with the original Lewis Carroll edition in mind. Many of the creative treats were homemade by Danielle as well – including the fabulous “Through the Looking Glass” pink […]

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Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate covered Oreos®, right? I’m sure you’ve seen them included in the mix of amazing desserts at so many of the parties and dessert tables covered in polka dots and cute colors! If you’re intimidated to try making them at home, there’s a super easy (and extra adorable) way to make them with Spinning Leaf custom […]

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This kid friendly Monster Halloween Bash by Jamee of Setting the Mood pairs silly monsters with scary ones! Between the creepy eyeballs peering out from every corner to the colorful fun nature there is a whole spectrum of inspiration here… googly eye & tail chair back decoration (doubling as fun costumes for the kids to wear), colorful […]

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Today’s wedding feature is charming, timeless & full of romance! The bride and groom wanted to celebrate their big day with the theme of “opening a new chapter in their lives together”, so Ali of Parties on a Pedestal helped create this Vintage Inspired “Our Story” Wedding. Dripping with romantic decorations like vintage jars, old books […]

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You may recognize these adorable Twine Cupcakes from the “Cute as a Cupcake” Baking Themed Party posted earlier today. They are just too sweet to keep to ourselves – especially with all those rhinestone “sprinkles” – so we asked Nicole of Libby Lane Press if she would share her adorable “recipe” with us. Ya… we thought you might like […]

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Cupcake themes always bring a smile to my face, but this party is seriously too cute! Nicolle of Libby Lane Press had the perfect ingredients for cooking up this super sweet “Cute as a Cupcake” Baking Themed Party for her daughter. With beautiful desserts, decorative party aprons, “cupcake” manicures, and a ceramic cupcake decorating station, this birthday […]

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With her young daughters only 23 months apart, the incredibly talented Kris of kCreative (a.k.a. cake pop designer extraordinaire) decided to go all out with a joint birthday celebration! This Colorful Pinwheel Party is full of bright colors, fun patterns, and pinwheels galore… check out the fabulous pinwheel garland embellishment on the front of the […]

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I wish I could sip on pink drinks with hibiscus straws like all the lucky girls at this Vintage Beachy Pink Luau Party! Tammy of Tammy Mitchell Designs used an oh-so-lovely mix of soft pinks & blues to create the perfect atmosphere for an ocean-inspired birthday celebration. Fun activities included things like lei making and a […]

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