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> October 2013


It’s amazing how I’m always ready for the seasons to change… and this time year is no exception… Bring on the rich color palettes, the rustic tabletops, the cooler weather, and the {sometimes spiked} hot apple cider! ;) Feeling Inspired by Nature… Animals have always been one of my favorite design elements, and I really […]

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Winner update: 10/29/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #113 ASHLEY AUERBACH! Congrats, what a wonderful gift this will be! ***** I’ve got some SWEET news coming your way today – we’re hosting a DELICIOUS giveaway filled with fun stuff from EIGHT talented ladies that really know […]

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When life hands you lemons… create a super pretty photo shoot! Lindsey Bonnice of Photography By UI playfully styled the most Girly & SWEET Pink Lemonade Stand that I just can’t wait for you to see {those little models are just the cutest}! Find more Pink Lemonade Stand ideas here and here. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Pretty […]

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If you’re looking for Lion King Baby Shower ideas… well, Hakuna Matata! The brilliant Cris McGrath, of Crissy’s Crafts, has a stampede of wonderful safari style ways to celebrate a little cub on the way. And as always, her ideas are friendly and approachable for those of you crafting solo: candy filled baby bottles, easy desserts like […]

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Shiver me timbers! I am dying over this dark & dramatic shoot from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! Beautiful, eerie photos from Missy Marie Photography set the mood for this Spooky Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Adult Halloween. Ye be encouraged to pillage these creatively harrowing ideas, delight upon the scurvy snacks, and marvel at all the gorgeous treasures! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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Oh my ghosts-ness! With a bit of magic potion and a talent for terror, Erika of The Hopeless Housewife concocted this AMAZING Haunted Mansion Graveyard Inspired Halloween Party {…and I am haunted by the fact I didn’t get to eat any those spooktacular treats}! I am absolutely losing it for those mummy push cakes & cutesy ghost meringues. Halloween is […]

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We are blown away by all the HAPPY birthday ideas from the talented Rachel of RV Parties. Her Pretty Pink & Green Pinwheel Party for little Margaret is just so bright & FUN! Peanut Butter and Jenny Photography beautifully captured the cheery spirit of this sweet celebration, the playful patterns and darling custom birthday plate- basically, this party is a must-see! […]

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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: – About to Pop Baby Shower {Colorful & Glam} – Ocean Themed 12th Birthday – Haunted Saloon […]

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This party is so stinkin’ cute! ;) Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes created a creepy & creative “Witches Brew” Halloween Party bubbling with skulls, Goblin eyeballs and more eerie ingredients from those mysterious black cauldrons. Continue reading if you dare! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – “You’re Next” Skull Cupcakes and Poisonous Caramel Apples – Frog Eye Salad + Spider […]

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I know there’s been a lot of conversation around Martha’s recent “who are these bloggers” comments the past couple days, and – even as someone that’s been blogging for over 7 years – it wasn’t my initial instinct to publicly weigh in, partially because a lot has already been said, but mainly because for some […]

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The magic of Disney and carnivals in one party!? Laila of One Inspired Party sent over almost 200 {amazing} photos of this Bold Mickey Mouse Inspired Big Top Birthday! It’s impossible to show all of them here, so besides all the images featured below, she’s created FOUR albums on her profile page (check them out!). There are so soo many great […]

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If you want to spook-ify Halloween this year in a magical and mystical way,  Tonya Coleman of Soiree Event Design has some GLAM, spine-tingling ideas to share from her Twilight Fairy’s Hollow! I am enchanted by this original, dark twist on the classic girly fairy theme… P.S. Those laser cut-outs from Ten23 Designs are amazing – they really transform […]

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Bub-bub-bubble, gup-gup-guppies! I know my 3 year old would go crazy for these Cheerful Bubble Guppies Party Ideas from LB Boutique (+ printables from Swoon Soiree), I mean that magical cake, adorable school of fish cake pops and pretty birthday girl tutu?! (Please Mommy!) But MY favorite part: the “You Totally Rock!” Pop Rocks, so creative. ;) […]

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Strawberries, oranges, pineapples and more fresh & fondant fruits sweetened up Bella’s 2nd birthday. Mommy, Daisy Kelvin of Leo & Bella, created this Colorful, Cutie & Tutti Frutti Party using bright and pastel colors in such a playful way, adding mix-n-match backyard chairs and styling modern dessert table made it even more fun! P.S. See Bella’s Whimsical & […]

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I feel an overwhelming sense of love and happiness looking at these stunning photographs from Rebekah J. Murray Photography. The moments captured from this “Tying the Knot” Nautical Wedding are some of the most beautiful, and I’m really excited to share them with you! The navy and whites stripes, rope table numbers and preppy party […]

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