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{Party of 5} Indiana Jones, Luau Bridal Shower, Frankenweenie, Pink + Red Dessert Table & Beatles

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Indiana Jones Party
– Luau Themed Bridal Shower
– Frankenweenie Party
– Pink + Red Dessert Table
– Beatles Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

1. Indiana Jones Adventure Birthday Party (pictured above) by Amy Mattes

2. Hawaiin Luau Bridal Shower by WhenPigsFlyEvents

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{Dangerously Cute!} Construction Party Ideas

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Grab your hard hats, tools and fuel up for some dangerously cute Construction Party Ideas from Cris McGrath of Crissy’s Crafts! Join Joey and his crew and “dig in” to the adorable themed treats, creative signs and classic work zone decorations like caution tape, construction cones, yield signs and more!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “One Way” and “Detour” Arrow Shaped Cake Pops
– “Dig In” Food Table with utensil “tools”, “lunch break” boxes and pretzel “nails”
– Yellow & Orange Cones and “It was loads of fun!” Favors
– Construction Site Sticker Scenes, Cone Toss and Digging Station Activities
– Caution Tape, Truck Topped Cake and “Dump Gifts Here” Sign

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Owl Inspired Dessert Table {Baby Shower Event}

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I think this gender neutral color palette is so pretty… the lavender, blue & green mix feels so fresh and fun! And little adorable owls are paired with it, so really the whole thing is just too stinkin’ cute! Montrilla of Lavender Pudding created the Owl Inspired Dessert Table for a Big City Moms Baby Shower Event in Hollywood. Be sure to look out for DIY details like the crib cake stand embellishment, candy hangers and painted letter blocks!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Painted Letter Blocks & DIY Candy and Cupcake Closet!
– Owl Cookies in Lavender, Blue and Green
– Mini Donuts, Pastel Colored Candy and Swirled Cake Pops
– Striped Cake in a “Crib” + Ruffled Cake with a Glittered “Baby” Topper

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5 Cute {& Homeamde} Back To School Inspired Treats

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Back to school is in full swing right now, and for my latest post over at Glam I rounded up 5 Cute {& Homemade} Back To School Party Dessert Ideas to try out! From clever edible “pencils” to cute school bus cake pops, these are all super creative ways to get your kids (and you!) ready for class. Added bonus: these make for really cute homemade teacher gift ideas too!

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EXCITING GIVEAWAY: Crystal Faye $100 Shopping Spree

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Winner update: 10/2/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #81 EMILY S.! Congrats!

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Don’t you just LOVE when you find a shop that is brimming with countless adorable knick-knacks and accessories? Well, Crystal Faye is exactly that – an amazing shop with super cute monogram hairbowsart prints and tons of graphic phone cases!

I absolutely love how much personality each product has, so I thought it would be fun to show 3 different ways our one lucky winner can spend their $100 Shopping Spree! Keep reading to see the “Preppy” and “Modern” selected items + find out how to enter this fabulous giveaway!

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Elegant, Sparkly & Romantic Dessert Table

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I think I just fell in love! Blushing pinks, delicate desserts and a rustic + retro feel styled by Melissa Johnson of Best Friend For Frosting are paired in her Elegant, Sparkly & Romantic Dessert Table for the vintage fashion powerhouse, Modcloth. With a beautiful wedding cake by (our own contributor!) Tessa Huff and dreamy photos by Caroline Winata of Milou And Olin Photography, I have to say I’m head over heels. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold Sparkle Fortune Cookies + Pink Candy in Wooden Berry Baskets
– Glitter Heart Cupcake Toppers, Gold Dipped Feather Garland & Pastel Pink Tablecloth
– Mini Strawberry Trifles and Frosted Donuts with Gold Star Sprinkles
– Pearl Dust Tiered Wedding Cake with White Sugar Roses & Sweet Pea Bunches

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Crafty Vintage & Rainbow Carnival Party

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A multicolor yarn pom backdrop is one of my favorite designs in this incredible Vintage & Rainbow Carnival Party by Kiira Turnbow of Eye Heart Pretty Things! Could you guess ;) Mini food, colorful desserts and tons of thoughtful crafted details celebrated her son’s 3rd birthday in a totally playful way! (And for more Colorful Carnival Ideas look here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful Popcorn Balls, Rainbow Jello Jars and Mini Donuts
– Rainbow Layer Cake & Super cool photo collage!
– Mini Hotdogs and Sliders + Labeled Mustard and Ketchup
– Yarn Pom Backdrop, Framed Chalkboard “3” Sign & Rainbow Banner

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Darling Honey Bee Twins First Birthday

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Buzzing with creative ideas, this Honey Bee Twins First Birthday by Karen Peel is absolutely precious! Choosing a theme is always so fun, and if you’re like me, you will play around with it until it’s perfect. ;) I love what Karen had to say about finding her theme and using inspiration to carry out her vision…

“I knew I wanted a bee theme, but also wanted something a bit different from the traditional yellow and black bumblebee. On the verge of changing themes, I came across the “Honey, I love You” Table in Amy Atlas’ book, Sweet Designs and decided on a more delicate look of soft yellow, white and grey “honey” bees– that was when it all came together!”

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Flower Headbands + Pretty Party Dresses
– Ombre Yellow Butterceam Smash Cakes & Tissue Pom Decorated High Chairs
– Chocolate Bar & Honey Favors with “We’re so glad you could bee here” tags
– “Our Little Bees Are One” Bumble Bee Cake Pops

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Pinterest Sweepstakes: Chance to Win a Trip to the 2014 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii from Frito-Lay!

Chance to Win a Trip to the Pro Bowl from Frito-Lay!

When it comes to giveaway prizes, I don’t think it gets much better than THIS!

And even though I can’t enter the “Fire Up for Football with Frito-Lay” Pinterest Sweepstakes myself, I’m super excited to work with Frito-Lay this football season and help campaign that’s guaranteed to make someone VERY HAPPY in the end. Not just a little bit happy… but the “I just won a crazy amazing trip!!!” kind of happy. The campaign kicks off at 9am CT today – September 16, 2013 – and runs through 11:59pm CT on September 27, 2013.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

– 2 tickets to the 2014 Pro-Bowl in Honolulu, HI
– round-trip airfare to Honolulu
– 3 nights of hotel accomodations
– meals for the weekend
– a Frito-Lay “Fire Up for Football Party Pack”

Three Runners Up will also receive a Fire Up for Football Party Pack filled with a lot of great swag!

Ready to enter? Just follow these steps:

1. Complete the online entry form and click “submit.”
2. At http://pinterest.com/FritoLay, click “Follow All” to follow Frito-Lay on Pinterest.
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{Cheer’s to Summer} Surfer Style Kids Pool Party Ideas

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Grab a ball, board or hang on to a fin! Celebrating summer fun, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It beat the heat with a little tropical fun! ;) Her Surfer Style Kids Pool Party Ideas look like such a blast! From the orange & blue scalloped cupcake toppers and beachy van shaped cookies to fishnet draping and surfboard tags, this party made a BIG splash with the boys.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Shark Fin Cupcake Toppers, Green Rock Candy “Palm Trees” and Surf Board Cookies
– Cowabunga Cupcakes, Oyster Pearl Candy + Gummy Bait
– Beach Ball Lanterns, “Tubular Treats” Snack Bar and “Beach Bum Bites” Goldfish Baggies
– Fish Shaped Platter with Brown Sugar “Sand” and Umbrella Topped Piña Colada Cupcakes

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Trend Alert: Hunger Games Inspired Costumes

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about THE HUNGER GAMES! These Katniss & Effie Couture Tutu Dresses were designed by Atutudes and are making their debut right here on HWTM… just in time for your Hunger Games Catching Fire movie premiere parties coming this November!!

Be sure to scroll down for an awesome giveaway and if you are planning a Hunger Games premiere party, HWTM has free Hunger Games printables you can download here and here.

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Star Wars 16th Birthday Party {Yoda VS. Vader}

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With the force on her side, Sherry Turley of Sweet Festivity designed this totally awesome Star Wars Themed Party (and her husband built the amazing AT-AT Walker model)! With nods to all our favorite movie characters and lingo, Jedi Micah’s 16th birthday bash is out of this world! (And if you’re on a quest for lots of Star Wars Party Ideas look here, here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Candy “Thermal Detonators” and Wookie Cookies
– “Episode IV A New Hope” Centerpiece, Silver Plates & Black Tableclothes
– Leia’s Buns (Chocolate covered Oreos drizzled with peanut butter!)
– “Yoda Soda” and “Vaderade” Party Drinks
– Silver “Death Star” Painted Lanterns, Crispy Treat “Rebel Pops” and Galactic Cupcakes

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Pretty Bunting Themed First Birthday!

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Pink & turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations lately… and playing it up with festive party bunting and really cool furniture pieces make it that much more fun (how cute is that yellow table and painted high chair)! New mommy, creative crafter and brilliant photographer Erin (of Erin Harris Photography) planned a Pretty Bunting Themed First Birthday for her sweet little one. The handcrafted treats, polaroid portraits and more homemade details are the icing on the cake for Cecilia’s big day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Polka Dot “ONE” Water Bottle Wraps, Pink Lemonade in Mason Jars & Chevron Food Labels
– Bunting Pattern Cake and Ombre Pink Smash Cake
– Present Opening Area Canopy, Patterned “Happy Birthday” Banner and Pink & White Flowers
– First Birthday Party Hat + Turquoise Painted High Chair
– Photo Bunting Framed Backdrop and Ribbon & Lace Front Door Garland

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Princess Belle Inspired Beauty and the Beast Party

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Irene Sarantakos of Cake 5 Sweet Designs celebrated her daughter’s 3rd birthday with a Beauty and the Beast Party inspired by Princess Belle herself! Iconic roses, royal crowns and teapots are sprinkled throughout, just as in the movie, and if you haven’t seen it, this is one Disney Classic that you’ve gotta see! (And for more inspiration, check out this post.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Macaron Wands, Pink Petite Fours & Sparkly Cake Pops
– Thoughtful “Chipped” Teacup Cupcakes and a pretty yellow tutu skirt for the birthday girl!
– Mrs. Potts Cake Balls, Framed Belle Silhouette and A Princess Cake
– Rose Candy Kabob Favors, Teapot Sugar Cookies & Regal Printables by Dollhouse Paperie

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Clowns, Magic & A Carnival Spectacular!

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Peta Camilleri of Pure Bliss Creations has quite a show-stopping affair to share! For her son Jack’s 4th birthday she combined his favorites: Clowns, Magic & A Carnival Spectacular! And you know I’m a fan of carnival + circus, especially when there are vibrant patterns and creative themed embellishments involved, like those decorative pinwheel bottles and magical cookies by MaR-Valicious BiteS! ;) (Find more inspiration here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Jack is 4” Balloon Shaped Cookies and Amazing Balloon Cake
– Ecclectic & Colorful Cake Stand and Crate Risers, Clown Balloons & Circle Pattern Fabric
– Pinwheels in Wrapped Bottles tied with Red Ribbon Bows
– Black Hat & White Rabbit Cookies + Red & Blue Clown Cake Pops
– “Admit One” Ticket Utensil Wraps & Custom Circus Tent Backdrop by Sweet Scarlett Designs

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{Party of 5} One Rocks, Trick or Treat Carnival, Italian Pizzeria, Peppa Pig & Mickey Mouse Halloween

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– {One Rocks} Concert Inspired Party
– Trick or Treat Carnival
– Italian Pizzeria First Birthday
– Peppa Pig Themed Party
– Mickey Mouse Halloween

1. ONE ROCKS {Bladen’s 1st Birthday} (pictured above) by lifeinmommywood

2. Trick or Treat Carnival by Sara : Confetti Sunshine

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Pink & Blue Mermaid Inspired Birthday Party

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Let’s dive under the sea to celebrate Aubrey’s bubbly 5th birthday! This pink, blue and girly bash by Auntie Bea’s Bakery is full of Adorable Mermaid Party Ideas including cute food ideas, themed activities and inspired decor. Bethany styled, photographed and baked darling treats (yes that cake included!), Swish Printables designed artwork and all the kids had oceans of fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pearl Pops, Rock Candy “Mermaid Tails” and Jell-O Fish
– Jellyfish Lanterns + Twisted Crepe Paper Streamer Backdrop
– Shell Salad, “Catch of the Day” Goldfish and Cookie Shells
– Treasure Hunt, Fishing Fun & Message In A Bottle Activities

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Blue Ombre Dessert Table {Boys Birthday Party}

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I can totally understand Mandy (of House of Rose), mom to 3 boys (with over 10 themed boy parties behind her), wanting to dream up a modern and chic party for once! She incorporated her son Parker’s favorite color into his party, essentially making the color the theme itself- which I absolutely love!

The Blue Ombre Dessert Table turned out so so cute. The local bakers did a fabulous job on the cake and the crafted fabric garland and tissue poms were perfect. Overall anyone who loves the color blue may just feel like they’re in heaven! :) P.S. An ombre inspired dessert table could work in any color and for any occasion, like this pink first birthday and purple baby naming!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Blue Ombre Ripped Fabric Garland
– Ruffled Blue Birthday Cake + Ombre Cupcakes
– Framed “Happy Birthday” Sign on a Wrapped Box Tower Display
– Tissue Pom Decor and Blue Chevron Tablecloth

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Bold NYC Subway Map Themed Birthday Party

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Pull out your metro cards and get ready for a New York City style ride with this Bold NYC Subway Map Themed Birthday Party! Amelia Anwar cleverly navigated the Big Apple for her son’s 3rd birthday in an ultra unique way with an awesome snack table and lots of colorful directional graphics! Can this fun birthday train please pick me up & take me to the city!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cotton Candy Favors with Metro Card Tags
– Subway Map Inspired Cake by Cinderella Cakes
– Drink Labels with Yellow Arrows, Colorful Circles and Subway Train Graphics
– Subway Inspired Dessert Table with an “Exit” Backdrop

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Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party

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Aloha! Grab your leis and grass skirts and get ready to join in the fun at Isabella’s Tiki Hut for a Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party by BellaGrey Designs! With a creative volcano cake, yummy chocolate “coconuts” and classic Hawaiian decor, Jennifer created the perfect tropical paradise to celebrate her daughter’s 7th birthday! (Find more Luau Inspiration here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Paper Palm Tree Toothpicks with Brown Pom Pom “Coconuts”
– Hawaiin Punch in Shell Dishes + Personalized Palm Tree Plastic Cups
– Pig Roast Candy, Candy Kabobs, Totem Bites and “Sandy” Donut Treats
– Sun, Sea Shell, Hula Skirt and Flip Flop Cookies by Roni’s Sugar Creations

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Cool Mint & Metallic “Baby Love” Shower

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This Mint & Metallic “Baby Love” Shower by mommy-to-be Tali is so cool! The gorgeous collection of photos by Erin of Hello Pinecone Photography reveal animal accents, loads of delicious food and whimsical flair! There really is something fun about finding all of your party elements, and Tali did a fabulous job of matching vendor items with store bought elements and DIY projects to make this party feel fun, lighthearted and full of LOVE!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Oh Baby” Chalkboard Door Sign & Baby Love Onesie
– Cool Fringe Lantern from Studio Mucci + Framed “Baby” Print from Sugar Paper 
– “Watch Me Grow” Succulent Favors and Wishes For Baby Cards with custom aqua pencils!
– Mint Macarons with Gold Shimmer, About to POP Lollipops & Yogurt Covered Pretzels
– Whimsical Centerpieces: gold animal in mini glass globes with sprinkled confetti

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Adult Milk and Cookies Photo Shoot {Rustic & Chevron}

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How about a little Kahlua in your cupcakes and a splash of Bailey’s in your milk? ;) Inspired by a classic milk & cookies party, Akrivi De Lorenzo of Party Printables by Akrivi, decided to give it a “grown up” twist! Her Adult Milk and Cookies Photo Shoot {Rustic & Chevron} is playful and delicious, mixing alcohol and sweet childhood favorites!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Liquer Mousse, Vanilla Macarons & Coffee Infused Naked Layer Cake
– Rustic Crate Risers + Wooden Milk Cart and Neutral Tassel Garland
– Milk Bottle Cookies, Large Framed Menu and Chevron Wrapped Chocolate Bars

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A Romantic Backyard Anniversary Dinner

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For her parents that eloped 30 years ago, Kristen Forgione of THE LifeStyled COMPANY planned A Romantic Backyard Anniversary Dinner giving Danna and Bob those long lost traditional elements of a wedding. Her daughter acted as a darling “flower girl”, they dined at dusk at a beautifully styled tablescape and even displayed the original wedding dress! What a lovely way to celebrate years of love and friendship! As Kristen said, “I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house while celebrating my wonderful parents.”

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Let Love Shine” Sparkler Send-Off and Traditional Cake Exchange!
– Dining room table turned bar with handwritten butcher paper
– Striped Table Runner, White Linens and Chalkboard Menu
– Blush Pink Florals, Succulents and Desert Bloom Centerpieces + Bouquet and Boutonniere
– Cookie filled brown paper favors with “Love is still so sweet, even after 3O years!” labels

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Gorgeous Ombre First Birthday {Under the Sea}

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Celebrating her daughter Kaylen, Ashley Aylesworth of Sugar and Soirees, designed an Under the Sea Inspired Gorgeous Ombre First Birthday that is so so soo pretty! And speaking of pretty… did you see that cake!?!?! Marinold Cakes is an absolute genius. Sprinkle in crafted DIY elements like the multi color tassel garland and upcycled baby food jars + pictures of Kaylen enjoying her beach bash, beautifully captured by Jessica Downey Photo, for an all around inspiring party.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Incredible 3-tier ombre teal birthday cake with purple shells and pearl accents
– Lacy Turtle and Conch Shell Cookies, Pastel Macarons & Blue Candy in Jars
– Mermaid Hair Coloring Station + Bubble Station Activities
– Purple Polka Dot Utensil Holders and Blue Mason Jar Drink Dispenser for Mermaid Punch

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You Are My Sunshine (Gender Neutral) Baby Shower

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This Lil’ Sunshine is going to brighten up your day! Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties styled this amazing You Are My Sunshine (Gender Neutral) Baby Shower beaming with rays of cuteness! ;) From the ruffled party cups to the sunny felt onesies, this gray, yellow and chevron covered celebration is shining with creativity. (And for more baby shower ideas using this theme browse here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fondant flower embellished cake pops, yellow candy and a white polka dot cake
– Ruffled cups with stripe straws and chevron flags & chalkboard “Thirsty?” sign
– Celebrity Baby Name Match Up Game and ribbon wrapped candle voties
– Wish Cards in a crafted baby carriage + button decorated favor boxes

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“Rooted in Love” Garden Themed Bridal Shower

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Inspiration can come from anywhere, and in this case, the Sweetgrass Collection from Martha CelebrationsJessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers designed this “Rooted in Love” Garden Themed Bridal Shower playing off botanical patterns and thinking of a bride who is down-to-earth and still loves a girly good time! ;) Terra cotta pot serving dishes, chalkboard printables and butterfly accents pull the entire look together for cheerful afternoon inspiration {with your favorite ladies}.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Bright yellow plates, slate coasters, a terrarium centerpiece and butterfly embellishments
– Lemon & Thyme Cookies on a DIY terra cotta pot cake stand!
– Paper Lanterns with Fern Patterns, Cucumber Roulades & Infused Water
– “Parfait Potting Station” with “Plant Marker” Chalkboard Spoons

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Dapper Father & Son Birthday {Mustache Bash!}

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It’s a dashing kind of day on the blog today! Amy and Sony of Dimply Sweet designed a Dapper Father & Son Birthday {Mustache Bash!} that is just too cute! Burlap and handsome treats + the perfect panache of stripes and complimentary patterns means quite a stash of birthday fun. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS, to look out for:

– “What’s Your Mustache Mood” Photo Booth + bow ties and red stripe suspenders
– Chocolate Stash Lollipops, Stash Cakes & Dada’s Secret Stash Gable Boxes!
– Red striped mustache cake with DIY patterned paper bunting topper
– Little “Men & M’s” in bow tie embellished push pops
– Buralp Tablecothes & “Thanks For Coming To My Mustache Bash” Chevron Favor Bags

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GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to a Private TV Viewing Party Event with Wendy’s, HWTM, & Cheryl Burke!

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Winner Update 9/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone that entered – I really wish we could invite everyone to come! The 8 randomly selected winners have been contacted via email and are as follows: #34 – Donna, #26 – Tina, #18 – Nicole, #1 – Leslie, #35 – Latoya, #20 – Jennifer, #31 – Shawna, and #32 – Nicole. Congrats & can’t wait to see you next week! :)

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I’m so excited to share this new GIVEAWAY with you… not only does it involved a fun night out next week, but it also means I’ll get to hang out with some of you in person! :)

I was recently asked to style a “TV Viewing Party” event that Wendy’s® is hosting in celebration of the return of two favorites – Fall TV and Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich. The viewing party will feature the premiere of Dancing with the Stars, and cast member (and 2-time DWTS champion) Cheryl Burke will be there sharing some behind-the-scenes scoop from her first episode while we watch it!

I love this event because it’s exactly what I’m all about – dressing up your everyday occasions affordably and easily. For instance, instead of spending hours cooking and cleaning in the kitchen before your guests arrive, focus on serving quick, accessible options, like these Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches, that you can pick up on-the-go. They come in two varieties – Smoky Honey Mustard and Asiago Ranch – and feature a warm, toasted multi-grain flatbread that you can easily give a quick “costume change” via stylish platters and decorative papers.

And speaking of party DIY… in addition to styling the party itself, I’ll be demonstrating lots of different party ideas throughout the night that you can use to quickly & easily add style to your own viewing parties!

WIN TICKETS TO THE PARTY

This is a private media event, but I’ve got 8 pairs of tickets to give away to HWTM readers – YAY!! The party will be held Monday, September 16 from 7:45-10pm in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, and I’d love to see you there! Just post a comment below to enter the giveaway.

We’ll be choosing the 8 ticket winners via random.org Thursday night and announcing them early Friday morning. Each winner will be able to bring a friend. (more…)

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FUN “Favorite Things” GIVEAWAY: 16 Prizes & 16 Winners!

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To support one of our amazing contributors, Tonya Coleman of Soiree Event Design, we’re participating in a giveaway on her behalf! Celebrating any milestone for your business is just as special as any birthday or party we feature, so in honor of Tonya, we’re participating in her “Favorite Things” Giveaway! 16 of her favorite shops are giving away a little special something to 16 WINNERS!!!

If you’d like to win printables from our shop please do enter! You’ll win a $50 credit to spend however you like… and this covers any collection and an additional item or two ;) See all the fabulous vendors + how to enter below.   (more…)

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DIY Tutorial: Halloween Crackers + Free Printable Tags

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Stefanie Richter of anna and blue paperie, here sharing my latest tutorial! When it came time to create favors for our Modern Black, White & Chevron Halloween Party, I wanted something that was creative and one that could be enjoyed by children and adults alike. I decided to create Halloween Crackers that can be filled with your favorite Halloween candy or healthy snacks. Read on for step-by-step instructions + the free printable “Happy Halloween” tags below!  (more…)

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