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So much for scary… because this colorful Monster birthday party is just way TOO CUTE!  Bridget Parry and Toni Nelson did such a great job with this one… from adorable monster cookies and “furball cupcakes” to one-eyed candy jars and gumball sleeves. Even the water & soda bottles had googly eyes! The furry photo booth […]

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All aboard the “Choo Choo” and “Moo Moo” birthday party train express… first stop: cuteness! Inspired by her son’s love for trains and farm animals plus his cute names for them, Xiomara of A Styled Fete seamlessly combined two common party themes: trains and farm animals for one big second birthday bash. Keeping the party […]

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I’m here with a sneak peek of Amy Atlas’ Sweet Designs Book! Her Pastel Pretty chapter is perfect for Easter entertaining, and you’ll find an exclusive picture of the marshmallows from that chapter at the end of this post. SCAVENGER HUNT Amy is revealing the full Pastel Pretty chapter of her book on a few […]

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There’s tons of great – and budget-friendly! – Easter party inspiration in this colorful “I Heart the Easter Bunny” theme from Debbie of Wants and Wishes… from adorable mini Easter baskets fashioned completely from paper to playful tissue paper flowers with beaded centers scattered around the table. I’m loving the modern prints and patterns that […]

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In a few days, Peter Cottontail will be hoppin’ down the bunny trail… so we better have some carrots ready for him! But not just any carrots. Really, how many boring carrots can one bunny eat? I say we go for sparkling carrots with a surprise inside! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the […]

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A Pirate Birthday Party…. with a Neverland twist! As a huge fan of Jackie Culmer‘s style already, it’s not the least bit surprising that the latest party she dreamed up is wonderfully creative and full of imagination! {Check out some of her other work here and here.} As Jackie explains below, “The feeling of the […]

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Sarah von Pollaro is the founder of Urban Petals Floral Design, a company that creates one of a kind floral design for events, donates them to nonprofit organizations the following day, and inspires people to enjoy arranging flowers! Having taught thousands of people the basics of floral design in a fun and simple way, Sarah created […]

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Simply put, this “Cute as a Button” First Birthday Party definitely lives up to its name! JoAnne from Oh Goodie Designs did such a wonderful job styling this sweet, charming party, which would also translate beautifully to a Cute as a Button baby shower! The charming edible details included pretty treats like blue ruffle cakes, […]

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(HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here!)  Mirror Mirror on the wall, will our latest party impress you all? ;) Our Snow White Inspired Classic Fairy Tale birthday party incorporated a bit of vintage with a bit of royalty, while still remaining whimsical and kid friendly! Poisonous candy apples, fairy tale blue bird […]

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Hi there! This is Amy from Amy Nichols Special Events – a full-service event & wedding planning studio based out of San Francisco. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be writing my first contributor post for Hostess with the Mostess today! To kick things off, I’m sharing tips on how an entire party theme can […]

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It’s hard to believe that Easter is already right around the corner! Add a splash of fun to your Easter desserts or dessert table with these adorable Mini Decorative Egg Dessert Stands! This simple & clever tutorial is by Paula from Party Like Paula.

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How cute are these colorful gift boxes from Branch + Cotton! I’m in love with the stylish, ultra-modern designs. The only problem I can think of is that they set the bar really high for the gift inside! *wink* ;)

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As someone that has always had an affinity towards bright colors and modern style, this vibrant, chevron-bedecked Easter Bunny Birthday Party from Amber of Party On! Designs is right up my alley! It also happens to be filled with great inspiration for any fun Easter celebration… especially if little ones are involved… Check out all […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! This round of parties ranges from ridiculously cute Easter Bunny Egg Hunt to a daring Hunger Games Movie Party. Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details! 1. Easter Bunny Egg Hunt by LynLee’s […]

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{by HWTM Contributor, Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers} I’ve been wanting to share this “Pocket Full of Posies” birthday party for some time now.  I’m hoping the charming little details will inspire you; like the denim pocket banners, the paper maché flowers and the handmade vintage-style aprons that went into making my daughter’s third […]

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