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> April 2013


Whats modern, rainbow and has rhinos all over? This Colorful “Wild Child” Safari Party by Laila Plant of One Inspired Party, designed for her daughter Nicki’s 3rd birthday! A wooden crate stacked food and dessert display, tons of bright balloons, succulent centerpieces, and of course real animals (at the birthday girls’ request!) pulled the party  all together! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look […]

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If you’re looking to create an atmosphere that’s striking and elegant, the Black Orchid collection from MADHOUSE by Michael Aram is the perfect muse! I just L.O.V.E. the artistic flair of this melamine & fine paper tableware, which would be lovely for everything from a classy anytime dinner party to a chic wedding shower or milestone […]

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I’m really excited to share our 2nd MADHOUSE by Michael Aram tablescape with you today… including a bit of behind-the-scenes from the day of the shoot, as this was definitely a new experience for me! The gorgeous new tableware collection that inspired this design is called Ocean, and I just so happen to live in […]

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Elephants + Glitter-Dipped Lemons? That’s right! And if you think this combo may seem a bit MAD, well fantastic… because that’s kind of the point. ;) You see, when MADHOUSE by Michael Aram asked me to dream up 4 tablescapes inspired by their new tableware collections, I went especially crazy for Lemonwood. High contrast colors, […]

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Mysteries, crime solving, and birthday cake – the perfect mix of thrilling & delicious! For her daughters’ 8th birthday, Jennifer of Double the Fun Parties, threw a Vintage Nancy Drew Mystery Party with “The Case of the Purloined Party Favors!” Equipped with detective kits and capes from Cape Adeline Patterns, the party guests were sent to recover their […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” series sharing my Sand & Sea Turtle Party for under $250 using dollar store and thrift store finds! This party is near and dear to my heart as I designed it for my 5 year old daughter, Riley. We recently moved to […]

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Winner update: 4/29/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #229 BLOVELY EVENTS! Congrats! ***** The 139th Annual Kentucky Derby is just a couple weeks away, and that means you’ve got the perfect excuse to get together with friends for fantastic food, drinks, and Southern traditions. And we […]

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We styled a new Kentucky Derby party theme for 14 Hands Vineyards last week, so that means a brand new set of FREE Kentucky Derby Party Printables for YOU! I’ll be posting the full party recap (+ a fantastic giveaway!) later today, but in the meantime you can see a little sneak peek of it right […]

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Come one, come all! Step right up to see little Emily’s spectacular Vintage Themed First Birthday by mommy, Cheryl! With cotton candy, a popcorn machine, and fun carnival games, Emily’s big day is a magical sight to behold! (For more Circus Party Ideas go here and here!) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Homemade light-up marquee! – […]

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Yesterday Pottery Barn Kids released the Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party that I styled for them last month, so I’m super excited to finally share it with you today! Ice cream is one of those things that can just instantly make people happy – speaking from personal experience at least ;) – so it’s the perfect inspiration for […]

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Spring always reminds me of blooming florals, brunch with friends, fresh flavors, renewal, and celebrations of warmer weather. Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I am pleased to share my delicious recipe for Lavender Honey Mini Cakes with you all. I combined subtle floral flavors with sweet honey in these mini sweet treats, perfect […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events: – You Are My Sunshine First Birthday – Peter Rabbit Birthday Party – Quack Commander Party – […]

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Ahoy, matey! Dive right into this sweet Nautical Crab Inspired Baby Shower by Victoria of RV Parties. Swimming with little crab silhouettes and nautical stripes, this baby shower is brimming with adorable (and easy!) ideas for creating the cutest crustacean paradise for mommy-to-be! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Floral centerpieces wrapped with striped paper and crab silhouettes attached with […]

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The game of love has never been more fun than with this Whimsical “Game of Love” Wedding Photo Shoot styled by Each & Every Detail, LLC  and photographed Katie Cassidy Photography (and adorable paper gooods from Southern Fried Paper)! I love all of the bright colors, whimsy style and creative spins on classic wedding ideas – I mean, who wouldn’t love to hopscotch […]

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Pink, elegant, and PERFECT! I am absolutely in love with this {Backyard Blush} Pink Bridal Shower photographed by Pictilio and thrown for Taleen of Simple Little Details. From the stunning floral arrangements to the gorgeous drink station and butterfly cupcake toppers, this bridal shower is absolutely beautiful! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Beautiful bridal shower wishing cards […]

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