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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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Winner update: 3/12/10: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenters #159 – Katie, #55 – Jennilynn, and #30 – Mindy. Congrats, ladies! Hope you LOVE your fun new cake toppers! ***** I am so excited to share this new Surprise Giveaway with you […]

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CHOO!  CHOO!  Birthday train coming through! And what a FUN ride it brings… Jen Carver of Banner Events put together this adorable Train Themed Birthday Party for her son Landon, and it’s just loaded the fun decorative details and train themed activities for the kids. Little striped engineer hats, a fondant train-topped cake, lunch served in […]

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As some of you may know, we (HWTM Blog Contributor, Jessica Wilcox, of Modern Moments Designs) are expecting our fourth child. We already have three amazing boys ranging from two to seven years old. When we found out we were expecting, I immediately started planning a gender reveal party. This is going to be our […]

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the release of the {very adorable looking} movie The Lorax coming out TODAY, check out this fun “The Lorax” Inspired Dessert Table from Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar! I love how she emulated the look of the book’s trufulla trees using tulle poms for the tops and […]

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Happy first day of March! If you like free printables (and RAINBOWS!) then you’re in LUCK – because Jen St. Claire of Little Sprout Creations is here with the cutest St. Patrick’s Day party favor idea – complete with downloadable tags! These would also be adorable little gifts for classmates, teachers, co-workers, etc. Read on […]

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{DIY Tutorial by HWTM Blog Contributor, Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers} If you are looking for the BEST idea ever for a quick, charming cake…you are going to absolutely love me after I share this DIY with you.  For those of you who don’t like to bake…you are going to love me even more. […]

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This gorgeous Yellow and White Wedding designed by YourBASH! is full of wonderfully modern, whimsical details like giant glossy white vases & urns surrounding the ceremony area and lemons serving as playful place card holders (for place cards designed by yours truly!). I’m also loving Brian‘s use of bright yellow Moroccan-style lanterns throughout – some were […]

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Michelle from I Do Invitations did such a great job with this darling VINTAGE CARNIVAL birthday-on-a-budget theme! Smart decorative elements like stylish paper banners, cute polka dot balloons, and colorful paper daisies make a big impact on the look without breaking the bank… Some of you moms of little ones might recognize the grocery store […]

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Is this Popeye inspired “Lil Sailorman” party adorable or what?! I feel like a kid again just looking at the pictures of this fun theme, which would work beautifully as a playful baby shower or kids birthday party. Dreamed up by Sarah of Dreamers Joy Events & Design, there are so many clever details to […]

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I’m so excited to share full details next week on the A STAR IS BORN Baby Shower event that I helped style last week for Operation Shower… which is an organization that honors US military families in a very creative & special way! In the meantime though – I wanted to post the {FREE!} “A […]

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If you love baking, cookbooks, or even just looking at gorgeous photography of petite pastries, then you will absolutely adore the ridiculously charming baking book, Miette! And if you are lucky enough to live in San Francisco, then you may have even had the privilege of walking through the doors of one of the four […]

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