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This pink, purple and polka-dot frosted Cupcake Shoppe First Birthday that Ana of TPC Valencia Catering created for her daughter is one SWEET celebration! I love that dad helped make the dessert table backdrop too. :) Between crafty DIY decorations fashioned from cupcake wrappers, tons of homemade desserts, and themed activities like chef hat decorating, this […]

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Ready to have a GHOULISHLY good time? Or just need one more excuse to host a much needed ladies night? Well, with Halloween coming up this month, we’ve got just the thing for you: a pink, black & orange “Ghouls Night” Halloween Party all decked out in glitter and rhinestones! Visit our Hostess Ink to find […]

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WATCH OUT… our newest HWTM Halloween party theme is sure to have your bravest party guests on the edge of their seat! Inspired by vintage zombie art movie posters, FRIGHT FEST is a creative and delightfully kick-back alternative to the typical adult Halloween party. Just turn down the lights and cue up the scary movie […]

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That will be 10 Monster Dollars please… for a spooky treat from the Little Monster Cupcakery! Bird’s Party Printables combined with the amazing styling by Dina Hafez-Suggs of Deliciously Darling Events made for one super cute Kids Halloween Party. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – AMAZING cardboard cupcake Stands, play money & colorful sweets to “buy & sell” – Paper […]

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Supporting local farmers is always a great idea… but did you know it’s a fun excuse for a party too?! ;) Stacey of Elle Belle Creative gathered friends and headed to First Fruits – a local hydroponic u-pick farm – for a fun-filled morning of breakfast and strawberry picking. The vintage and crafted elements in this adorable Farmer’s Market […]

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It’s a rarity when mommy-to-be plans her own baby shower, but when mom is also an event planner, it can be hard to resist… and Kristen of Kio Kreations definitely pulled it off in style! Combining her illustration and floral talents with help from friends, Kristen’s Classic Children’s Book Baby Shower was creative & beautiful – not […]

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Pink and yellow is one of my favorite color combos, and it looks so sweet and natural in this Lemonade & Tutu First Birthday Party! Tara of Tara Graham Photo made Lila’s special day picture perfect with handmade accessories, extra special lemonade and adorable party outfits! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – A homemade Mini Lemonade […]

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Last but not least, here’s a quick overview of the themed activities from our Showered with Love Baby Shower: the “Wishing Cloud” station/keepsake gift for mom and the Valentine Manicure Activity, inspired by the cutest DIY manicure tutorial by Jenna Day. Click here for full details on both of these activities + the coordinating FREE […]

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Here we go with part 2 of our new Showered with Love Baby Shower! Here’s a quick overview of the brunch buffet and sparkling drink station. Click here for a detailed overview of this theme and all the “how to” details, plus links to download the free printables! P.S. We’re shooting a DIY tutorial on […]

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I’m so excited to share this “Showered with Love” Baby Shower theme that we recently created for Huggies! They requested a rain-inspired baby girl shower, so we went with a pink & red palette and featured elements like fluffy felt clouds and raindrops, sequin-embellished umbrellas, a rain boot centerpiece, and a (super easy!) cloud-shaped diaper […]

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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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