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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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Getting excited for the Super Bowl this weekend? Me too… and there’s so much to look forward to between the Big Game itself, the (hopefully very funny) commercials, Madonna’s half time show, and of course the yummy FOOD & drinks! And speaking of game-day-appropriate-deliciousness, Esther of Batch from Scratch is here with a festive beer […]

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I’m loving every delicious detail in this gorgeous OWL THEMED BABY SHOWER from Paiges of Style! Paige created this baby shower for a longtime friend and – in keeping the taste of the guest of honor in mind – noted that she was going for a “girly, vintage Anthropologie feel” with the design. I’d say she […]

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Hope you’re ready to get your sweet tooth on, because our SWEET SHOPPE Valentine’s Day Party is all about confection perfection!  Maureen Anders here (of Anders Ruff Custom Designs) – and I’m thrilled to be posting for the very first time as a guest contributor on the fabulous Hostess Blog!  I knew my first post had to […]

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So………I’m LIKE, totally so excited to share this RAD dessert table with you! *wink* All pun aside though, this Saved by the Bell inspired Bayside High School “Detention Desserts” Table from Million Dollar $mile Celebrations really IS pretty dang awesome! Gotta love a clever & creative theme, and from Kelly “Kup”owski cupcakes to Screech on […]

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If you have a special little girl in your life that loves to dress up and is already showing a flair for fashion, this new surprise giveaway is especially for you! Kari from Style Paige is generously offering up one of her company’s super cute & creative Shailie® Starter Kits, which retails at $129.99 and […]

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“Bee” prepared to be wowed by the BEE-utiful details of this charming Honey & Bee themed 2nd birthday party styled by Liz Archard from The Papered Nest!  The yellow, white and gray color palette of this super sweet party works wonderfully to convey the delightful innocence of a two-year old while adding an enchanting vintage […]

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With the Pro Bowl this weekend and the Super Bowl right around the corner, football parties are in full swing right now! Treat your guests to festive homemade stadium snacks served up in these fun DIY serving containers custom designed by Jen St. Clair from Little Sprout Creations.  Jen is generously offering FREE downloads for […]

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If you’re a football fan (or maybe planning to host a Super Bowl party next weekend!), then get ready to feast your eyes on this incredible party… Brittany of GreyGrey Designs appropriately titled it “Tate’s Tailg8 Party,” since the birthday boy was turning eight. How clever is that? As a Mom of three little boys myself […]

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Looking for a stylish way to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day this year? Get ready to fall in LOVE with this gorgeous new Chevron Ombre Valentine’s Day Collection by Jessica from Modern Moments Designs. The collection includes everything from placemats and gift tags to straw flags, candy bar wrappers, and much more (see full list […]

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Finally… an adorable Valentine’s Day party that is cool enough even for the toughest of BOYS! I am so excited to share this “HEART CRUSHER” themed party brought to us by Paula from Party Like Paula. Not only did she find a way to incorporate modern and fun patterns into her printables and classic heart […]

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