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I know that Valentine’s Day has come & gone, but we wanted to show some LOVE to our community members by sharing some of their adorable Valentine themed albums for this week’s Party of 5. There’s so much creative eye candy to admire here – and you might just find some inspiration for non-Valentine themed parties […]

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This stylish OMBRE SURF BIRTHDAY BRUNCH that Ashley of Ashley Rose Photography created for her adorable son Crew is nothing short of incredible! And how smart to feature so many fun food stations that both kids and adults are sure to love – including a cereal bar, a pancake station with all the fixings, and […]

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“Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to PARTY we go…” ;)  This 7 Dwarfs inspired birthday party by Qeryldine of Confetti Couture is absolutely darling! I’m especially loving the adorable dessert table, which was designed to look like the entrance of a mine with oh-so-clever DIY “mining cars” carrying the caramel apple toppings – how cute is […]

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I’ve been in LA the past couple days getting ready for TODAY’s big “A Star is Born” Operation Shower event, so Valentine’s Day somehow got away from me yesterday with all the last minute details for the event. I still wanted to share this adorable DIY feature from Abby of Style […]

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We’re going “postal” over this adorable “Cupid’s Love Post Office” Valentine’s Day party created by Debbie of Wants and Wishes Design. It’s simply LOVE-ly! The faux post office Debbie created – complete with pink and red awning – is just too cute. Some of my favorite details include the 3D heart shaped cupcake toppers that […]

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I’m excited to share this fun little “Pinwheel Party Trio” project with you today because it’s easy, budget-friendly and super versatile! I themed this centerpiece for Valentine’s Day, but it would work just as well for everything from birthday parties or baby showers to bridal showers and weddings – simply tailor the colors & patterns […]

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You are SO going to LOVE these DAZZLING chocolate morsels from Bedazzle My Bonbons! Don’t be fooled…these are not foil-wrapped chocolates. Oh no…these glittery confections are completely edible! Dreamed up by Sasha Vincent, the owner and creative force behind Bedazzle My Bonbons, you may have already noticed these adorable creations popping up all around the […]

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In celebration of her brand new book – The Wedding Planner & Organizer – renowned event planner extraordinaire Mindy Weiss recently hosted a beautiful book signing party at Lehr & Black Studio in Los Angeles. And since we ARE talking about Mindy Weiss here, it should come as absolutely no surprise that the party was […]

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This sweet and simple Valentine’s Day dinner party is easy enough for even the last minute planner to pull off in a pinch, while the festive aqua & red color palette make for a lasting impression! From the delicate hearts pattern on the table covering to the pretty vintage aqua glassware filled with ever-so-sweet baby’s […]

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This “Sweet as a Peach” Dessert Table from Amanda De Santis is just the definition of lovely in so many ways… from the gorgeous floral patterned cake and darling petite desserts to the warm glow of candles and fairy lights! Another sweet thing about this table? Amanda created it as a special surprise thank you […]

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Jenny from Bloom Designs created this beautiful & cheeky Eat, PINK, and Be Married bridal shower for her sister Nicole… how’s that for a sweet display of sisterly love?! Inspired by the “girlie girl” style of the guest of honor, Jenny incorporated tons of fit-for-a-princess details into the bridal shower – from the gorgeous desserts display […]

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This beautiful, bunny-inspired baby shower from A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production is just the picture of charm & elegance! Darling plush bunnies and childhood classics like The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Pat the Bunny, added the perfect dose of baby sweetness to the gorgeous navy & white tablescapes, party decor, and menu at […]

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Today we’re getting ready for Cupid’s holiday with a luscious Valentine’s Day dessert that will melt your heart!  Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – excited to share my very first post as a new guest contributor on Hostess Blog! Crème Brulee is one of those decadent desserts definitely worthy of a special occasion.  Most […]

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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 the most adorable Rustic Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party to a ridiculously cute & clever “Meet and Eat” Baby Shower (for those that want to kick the “Sip & See” idea up a […]

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The lovely Tori Tait from Thoughtfully Simple created such a bright, happy celebration for her sister-in-law’s engagement soirée! (Pretty lucky to get a party stylist for your sister-in-law, right?!) Everything about this party just looks like a blast… but let’s start with the fun signature drinks, shall we, which included a creative Champagne & ROCK CANDY […]

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