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While super-duper cute, just like every party that Kate Landers does, the inspiration behind this particular party that she created in honor of her sweet baby (4-month old Noah) is very outside the norm… and it addresses a serious subject in a very creative, therapuetic way. If you have a few extra minutes today, I […]

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If you’re looking for some stylish nautical party inspiration – this beautiful NAUTICAL Christening event by Australian-based Marabous is absolutely overflowing with it! From a chic paper elements and tablescape designs exuding a festive & definitively yacht-style vibe – to a gorgeous dessert display filled with amazing themed treats – this elegant nautical look would also be lovely for baby showers, bridal […]

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This next party feature is just as sweet as apple pie! Not to mention apple cupcakes, apple cookies, apple cheesecake… you get the picture. ;)  Jenny from Bloom Designs created this clever “APPLE OF MY EYE” Birthday Party for her daughter Charlotte, and “ridiculously cute” would be an understatement! I love how she incorporated traditional […]

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You know me (Jessica Wilcox, of Modern Moments Designs) and FREE things! I love to get FREE things and I LOVE to give them even more… so let’s just say that today is your LUCKY Day! I’ve noticed a lack of cute and unique St. Patrick’s Day printables out there… almost everything is your typical […]

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From a boxed “fireman’s feast” lunch to an amazing fire hydrant shaped cake, Emily from Frosting & Ink Social Designery really turned up the heat on the popular Fire Truck Birthday Party theme! The walls of the party theme were even lined with brick poster paper to mimic the feel of a real fire house… how FUN! […]

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There’s something about brightly colored and delightfully squishy dough that is just so much fun as a kid… (and actually as an adult too – as I’ve been reminded lately when playing with my almost-2-year-old!). And because this childhood favorite is also a very popular kids party activity,  I’m especially loving the fun, unique twist […]

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{HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here!} When my son requested a BOWLING Birthday Party for this year, visions of a stylish and retro bowling team kept coming to mind.  There are so many easy and effective ways to add style and character to a bowling party, and I’m excited to share the Anders Ruff […]

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Although I wasn’t familiar with the book at the time, I vividly remember the seeing the trailer for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for the first time and thinking that it would make such a ridiculously FUN and colorful party theme… especially with those whimsical and wonderfully crazy-cool “truffula trees“! Well, Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs did […]

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What’s luckier than a leprechaun’s hat? A leprechaun hat made of chocolate and marshmallow with a great cookie crunch! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the cake blog for sweet inspiration. I’m over the rainbow to be here today, sharing a quick and easy treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Delicious as they are cute, […]

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Bonjour! I’m so excited to share the sweet details of this adorable MADELINE Themed Birthday Party with you today… Lydia of The Party Wagon created this darling celebration for her daughter’s 8th birthday, and with creative elements like mini fondant Madelines, hats and capelets for each “mademoiselle”, and mini suitcase favor boxes – in addition […]

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Along with many others out there, I’m a huge fan of the gorgeous fondant sugary creations from Charynn of Two Sugar Babies. She pops up within the vendor credits of submissions we receive quite often – so I’m very excited to be able to feature one of her OWN parties today! Charynn wanted to do […]

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Paige from Paiges of Style definitely whipped up some royal party magic with this “PRETTY IN PINK” PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY that she designed for a friend’s daughter! And with stylish details like shimmery mercury glass filled with fluffy pink peonies, a fabulous {homemade} pink ruffle dessert table backdrop, and a downright gorgeous pink ombre ruffle […]

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Simply put… this party is SO stinkin’ cute! The girls from Posh Paperie (Karrie and Elizabeth) seriously outdid themselves on this super creative and stylish VINTAGE AIRPLANE Birthday Party, which also happened to be the first birthday party celebration for Karrie’s adorable son. Coming from talented stationery designers, it’s no surprise that the paper details from […]

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Building on Part 1 from the Gorgeous SoCal Winter Wedding posted earlier today, here we go with Part 2 – which covers the dessert table, drinks, gifts, and fun paper details & photo props by LLY Designs! The crepe paper and snowflake backdrop behind the dessert table is so simple and inexpensive but looks absolutely lovely and […]

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Sometimes I feel like one of the hardest parts of blogging is narrowing down all the images from a submission and picking out which ones to feature in order to paint an accurate picture of the event without overwhelming the reader – or their internet connection – with too many pictures at once. This task […]

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