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

Wendy's & HWTM Event Giveaway

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! :)


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!


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 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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Modern Black, White & Chevron Halloween Party

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Who is ready for Halloween? I know I am as it is one of my favorite times of the year. Stefanie Richter here, from anna and blue paperie, sharing my latest post for HWTM! Take a cue from the sweet treats of the season and let our Modern Black, White & Chevron Halloween Party inspire you to create your own tabletop that tastefully screams Halloween!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS, to look out for:

– Easy DIY Halloween Crackers
– Floating sparkly black chandelier
– Spooktacular Smoothies adorned with black stripe straws
– Black paper bag favors

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An Incredible Mickey Mouse First Birthday Party

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Alright friends, this party is a MUST SEE. I wanted to share an Incredible Mickey Mouse First Birthday Party that my fellow photographer friend, Kristen, of Kristen Carter Photography, had the honor of capturing. It’s always fun to see parents go all out for their little ones. This party was no exception! Kristen did a fantastic job of documenting every perfect detail.

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“Little Mister” Mustache Birthday Party

Mustache Cake Pops

If you haven’t already seen this party scrolling on the homepage, then there’s quite a ‘stache of ideas to inspire you for the weekend! Tania Peso of Totful Memories designed a “Little Mister” Mustache Birthday Party with a cute photo booth and handsome whisker embellished treats on a DIY decorated dessert table!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Chalkboard + Stripe Printables and “Wet Your Whiskers” Sodas
  • Dipped Oreos on a bed of sprinkles and Chocolate Lollipop Mustaches
  • Black & White Stripe Runner, Ribbons & Straws

Mustache Oreo Toppers

Little Mister Mustache Invitation

Mustache Photo Booth Props

Mustache Birthday Cake

Little Man Cupcake Toppers

Mustache Straw Toppers


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Tania

I heart Mustaches! That said, this party was so much fun to plan and style. A very adorable theme that amused the adults as much as the kiddos!

The bold graphic of the black and white stripe set the tone for this manly sweets table. I baked and decorated the petal cake that had surprise colors inside! I used the printable mustache and birthday banner to complete the cake decoration.

Mustaches made their way onto each treat making them both humorous and sweet! Guests were invited to ‘wet your whisle’ with some cola and enjoy a chocolate mustache that doubled as a photo prop.

The photo booth was purchased at Ikea and was just the perfect size for our little guests! They really enjoyed taking pictures with the photo props and spent the whole afternoon doing what they do best, being silly!

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{Party of 5} Animal Jungle, Merry Un-Birthday, Rainbow Baby Shower, Purple Bridal Shower & Nautical Party

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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:

– Wild Animal Jungle Dessert Table {Joint Birthday}
– (Alice In Wonderland Inspired) Very Merry Un-Birthday Party
– Chevron Rainbow Baby Shower
– Purple Bridal Shower
– Boys Nautical Birthday Party

1. Ella’s and Katie’s Birthday Party (pictured above) by bakesandbites

2. very merry un-birthday! by kelindotts

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Terrific Chevron Elmo Dessert Table

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Is it just me, or are Sesame Street Themed Parties ALWAYS amazing? I’ve been featuring my favorite Elmo Parties since 2008, and it just seems like there are so many ways to really make them creative. And when I saw this gem styled by Maja of Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets I knew I just had to share it with all of you!

Raffy celebrated his 2nd birthday with amazing sweets (cake, cookies, candy- the whole lot!) by Aunt Tanya of Cupcakes by Tan, displayed on a Chevron Elmo Dessert Table that caught my eye in more ways than one… the handcrafted sign (by grandad!), ruffle table skirt and oh those macarons!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable Elmo Inspired Macarons + 3D Elmo Cake!
  • Chevron and Elmo Face Cookies and Handcrafted Raffy’s Street Sign
  • Thanks For Coming Red Favors Bags & “Drink Me” Bottles with Chevron Straws

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Yummy Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

coconut macaroon recipe

We have another yummy/healthy/easy dessert to share! This {Paleo} Coconut Macaroons Recipe by Elana’s Pantry looks delicious. Add them to any dessert table, wrap up for wedding favors, serve at a baby shower or whip up for your hubby + kids for a sweet afternoon! (more…)

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cashew Cream Recipe

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Want a sweet treat without all of the sugar, calories and guilt? Try this Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cashew Cream Recipe by Nikki Orth, a Paleo Chef. It will leave your baking itch & sweet tooth satisfied! ;) (more…)

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Bold & Eclectic Carnival Circus Joint Birthday Party

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Creating a joint party for a boy and girl is already challenging, but with a first birthday and a 5th, it’s on a whole ‘nother level. This Bold & Eclectic Carnival Circus Joint Birthday Party for Maddox and Leighoni by Kenna O’brien of Miss Party Mom has fabulous inspiration for mixing ideas, colors and patterns for the happiest birthday party on earth! ;)

Her eclectic style of bold patterns, vibrant colors and splash of glitter, make for a super FUN party feel! From the gold carousel horses and carnival ticket treat labels to the decorated smash cake and multi-pattern cake pop designs I just love how fun it feels! (Did I say that already?) But really, no need to convince you- feast your eyes on the fabulous show your about to see…

Actually, one more thing then you can get to the pictures (I promise!), Kenna’s attention to detail is something to point out- don’t forget to catch the dressed up animals, sequin + ric rac embellished banner and multiple cookie displays!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Banner Embellished Smash Cake, Cupcake Ferris Wheel &
  • Donut Holes, “Win-A-Fish Bowls” and Fresh Popped Kettle Corn
  • Argyle Pattern Name Banners, Black & White Stripe Backdrop and Carnival Ticket Treat Labels
  • Embellished Animal Accents and Animal Cookies displayed in circus train

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GIVEAWAY: $200 Shopping Spree from BEATRIZ BALL

Beatriz Ball Collection - Fine Artisan Metalware

Winner update: 9/13/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #58 SABRINA MIX! Congrats!


Whether it’s a cherished memory on display or a favorite dish being served up at a party, there are some moments in life that just call for something special.

And “special” is what the entire collection from BEATRIZ BALL reminds me of… beautiful, handmade pieces fit for wedding pictures, holiday parties, celebratory gifts, and more – like dressing up your favorite coffee table or bookcase with something extra pretty, for instance! :)


Speaking of favorites… I’m excited to share that one lucky HWTM reader is going to score some of theirs – because BEATRIZ BALL is offering up a generous $200 shopping spree on their site for our giveaway this week! And whether you pick something out for yourself or to gift to another, there are so many options to choose from… the hardest part will likely be narrowing things down. You’ll find everything from lovely pieces for entertaining (bowls, platters, cake stands, ice buckets, pitchers, cheese boards & more) to thoughtful gift ideas for weddings, house warming parties, and other happy occasions.

BEATRIZ BALL metal serving tray


Also something worth noting… when BEATRIZ BALL calls their pieces “handmade”, they really mean it! I don’t think I can explain it any better than they do, so here goes: “More than twelve different sets of hands are involved in the creation of each piece, and the result of this intensely handmade process is a piece with a depth of character, warmth and personality that communicates in a way that only a handmade piece can.

Scroll down to enter the giveaway & take a peek at a few pieces from the collection… there are lots more where these came from!

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{Ship & Golden Treasure Inspired} AMAZING Pirate Party!

amazing pirate cake

Let me just say, this {Ship & Golden Treasure Inspire} Pirate Party by Louisa of The Little big Company is absolutely AMAZING! The level of collaboration and talent from these vendors (Ham & Pea Design and Paperie, Petit Atelier, Lee Bird Photography and The Girl in the Green Scarf!) is just remarkable. I had a lot of trouble narrowing down the photos for this one, and you’ll know why as soon as you see the fondant ship cake, captain hook craft, skull cake pops, map inspired printables….

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pop Up Pirate Ship and Cupcakes with Pirate Style Party Flags (My favorite part!)
  • Beautiful desserts and a {perfect} detailed cake by Just Call Me Martha
  • Canon Ball Treats, Treasure Chest Decoration & Pirate Punch Drinks
  • Pirate Face (with eye patches & bandanas) Cookies labeled “Eat Me If You Dare!”
  • Kids Captain Hook Craft (tin foil & plastic cups- so easy!) + Pirate Costume Dress Up
  • Ship Sail Dessert Table Backdrop, Red Stripe Tablecloth & Burlap Covered Favor Table

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Surf Shack & Underwater Adventure Joint Birthday Party

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Sandy beaches, waves and a splash of birthday fun, Shannon Qualls of Parties and Potty Training takes the creative plunge with this Surf Shack & Underwater Adventure Joint Birthday Party. To celebrate her sons Mason and Asa (with birthdays only two days apart!) she chose two themes that worked together swimmingly. So put your toes to the nose and dive in to enjoy incredible cakes, “Reef-Reshments” and a radical snack filled surf shack! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Reef-Reshments” Stand, Stafish Treats and “Wave” Popcorn Cones
  • Asa’s Underwater Adventure Dessert Table with an amazing shark cake by Kims Cake Studio
  • Bubble Favors, Octopus Piñata Cake and Sea Creature Cookies
  • Mason’s Surf Shack with decorative surf boards, goldfish snacks and chalkboard sign wave report!

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Creative Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower

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Chef and Bride-to-Be Alina Aghazarian celebrated her upcoming wedding with a Creative Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower filled with gorgeous blooms, chef’s tools and more playful cooking inspired decor. As a fan of creative cooking, this shower really impressed me- I just love the colander vases, kitchen timer favors and fun “decorate the apron” game! (And for more Kitchen Inspired Party Ideas go here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Rolling Pin, Spatula and Mixer Decor accented with beautiful florals by Blue Iris
  • “Welcome to Alina’s Kitchen” Seating Chart Sign
  • Colander Centerpieces, “Recipe For Love” Cards and Kitchen Timer Favors
  • Kitchen Themed Cupcakes with spatula and quilted oven mitt fondant toppers!

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Defrightful Halloween Party Ideas + Free Printables

black cat printables

I’m excited for it to be September, because that means it’s time for Halloween Inspiration! So without further adieu our first official Halloween Party Feature of the season goes to… Jenifer Hill of Hello Love Designs! Her Defrightful Halloween Party Ideas are full of black cats, bats, polka dots and more Halloween classics. (And if you love this party, be sure to grab the FREE Printables below.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Orange “Boo Juice” with purple straws, decorate wraps, candy embellishments
– “Pick Your Poison” Candy Jar & “Beware-y Buffet” of Witch and Pumpkin Cookies
– Printable Treat Bags, Pattern Paper Ribbon Garland + more free printables!
– Candy Eyeballs and more “Eek-y Treats”

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Call for Game Day Recipes + Twitter Party TONIGHT!

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With NFL season officially kicking off tomorrow, there is LOTS of football watching and tailgating to be done in the coming months! We’re celebrating the season with a game day inspired Twitter Party TONIGHT at 5pm PST/8pm EST to help get the party ideas (not to mention some prizes!) flowing. I hope to “see” you there! Just use hashtag #FritoLayGameDay to join in the fun.

And because food is such an important part of any game day party, we thought it would be fun to get YOUR input on what the “Ultimate Game Day Menu” should include. Tweet us your own favorite recipes (or recipe ideas) during the Twitter Party tonight, and we’ll choose a few to test out, photograph, and feature on the blog later this month, along with a proper shout-out to you for the suggestion, of course! :)

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{Storybook Inspired} Colorful Princess Party

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Welcome to Aubrey’s castle! Holly Lasha of Mimi’s Dollhouse designed a creative, girly and polka dot covered {Storybook Inspired} Colorful Princess Party for her daughter’s 4th birthday. Snow White’s Apples, Crown Crispy Treats and more princess sweets and activities unfolded the chapters to a happy birthday story! (For more Princess Party Inspiration look here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cinderella’s Dress Shop + Glass Slipper Cupcakes
  • Castle Turret Push Cakes and True Love’s Kissing Booth
  • Aurora’s Crown Decorating Activity & Belle’s Enchanted Roses
  • Ariel’s Dinglehoppers displayed on purple polka dot cupcakes

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A Nautical Backyard Bash {with a patriotic twist!}

nautical backyard bash

Jen Carver of Banner Events threw A Nautical Backyard Bash for her “Carver Crew” with casual + cool party ideas and lots of cute pictures of the kids! Trendy blue mason jars, red lantern centerpieces, star spangled treats, burlap runners, scalloped popcorn boxes, red fishing nets… there are seriously so many fun details to point out! (Check out this post for more nautical + patriotic ideas!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Crab cake pops displayed in an American flag box + red star cookies
– Burlap runners, red lanterns, galvanized tin buckets of treats and star spangled decorations!
– Anchor and Ship Wheel garland & red, white and blue gum ball tubes
– “Ahoy” backdrop with a pennant flag banner and star studded balloons

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Cocktail Recipe: The “Buddy Miles” by Chris Hudnall

buddy miles drink

Yes the long weekend is over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying ourselves! ;) Let’s start Monday off with a unique drink recipe by Mixologist Chris Hudnall. Golden raisins, tequila, honeydew juice and more creatively paired flavors make up the Buddy Miles Cocktail, a drink that sounds like a fabulous conversation piece and exquisite adult treat for your next party! (As seen in a super sweet Owl Baby Shower with a Paleo friendly menu.) (more…)

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Vintage Surf Theme Party {Father & Son Joint Birthday}

surf board sugar cookies

Surfs up!!! Shannon Roache of Very Pretty Parties invited guests to hit the {backyard} beach for waves, sun & fun to celebrate her husband and son’s birthdays! Their Vintage Surf Theme Party is totally cool with coastal style sweets, island inspired activities and a super cool adult beach bar!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Blue Ombre Wave Inspired Cake + “I am Two” Burlap High Chair Bunting Banner
  • Watermelon Margaritas and Nautical Inspired Adult Table Centerpieces
  • Surf Snacks, “Sea Foam” Cotton Candy and “Fish Bait” Gummy Worms
  • Coconut Bowling, Swimming in the Pool & Fishing Activities for the kids!
  • “Surf Report” Chalkboard Sign, Gelato Cart + “Welcome To Our Surf Shack” Surf Board

surf party favor bags

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80’s + Neon Inspired “Work it Out” Theme Birthday Party

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Attention fitness gurus and 80’s lovers, it’s time to drop the weights and hairspray to fuel up on this totally boss 80’s + Neon Inspired “Work It Out” Theme Party! Inspired by her own gym class days, the talented Laura Ritchie of Events In The City, celebrated her little champion’s 2nd birthday with bright and colorful “gym rat” tote bags, tasty “yoga mat” eats and a delicious daily dose of sugar. So let’s work out our creativity muscles and put our core focus on these bulked up party ideas! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fuel For Champions: Meatball Barbells and Sit Up Sammys
  • Cupcakes in Lockers, Mini Milk Jugs + Hanz & Franz Beefy Franks Bar (We are here to pump you up!)
  • “Gym Rag” Napkins, Silly Straws, Multi Color Utensils & Winners Cups filled with pom poms
  • Birthday boy decked out in an adorable Adidas tracksuit outfit :)
  • “Gym Rat” Favor Bags in Neon Green filled with lots of fun goodies!

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{Party of 5} Grouchy Twos, BBQ Dinner, Circus First Birthday, Space Cadet & Enchanting Baby Shower

oscar the grouch

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:

– Grouchy Twos
– Americana BBQ Rehearsal Dinner
– Big Top Circus First Birthday
– Space Cadet Party
– Enchanting Baby Shower

1. Grouchy Twos (pictured above) by Swirl Girls

2. Americana BBQ Rehearsal Dinner by Alchemy Fine Events

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Fresh & FUN Farm Inspired Birthday Party

caramel apples

Red gingham, yellow stripes and lots of burlap brought the party in this Fresh & FUN Farm Inspired Birthday by Danielle Ellis of Gemini Celebrations. From the baby chick cake balls and peach cookies to the caramel corn and moo moo milk, my mouth is watering for all adorable, local and homemade treats in this darling, sunflower dotted 2nd birthday party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cherry Pie Cookies, Candy Apples & Red Gingham Oreos
  • “Fresh From The Orchard” Paper Rosette Sign and Apple Cake Pops
  • Burlap Tablecloth, Hay Bale decor and risers + Sunflower and Barn Printables
  • “Piggies In The Mud” and Moo Inspired Cow Oreos & Milk


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“Heart of the Community” Etsy Craft Party

etsy craft party

I love this idea of a community craft party! Mia Novack of Platinum Events & Productions held a “Heart of the Community” Etsy Craft Party honoring the local L.A. Fireman from Department Station 27. Decorating picture frames, painting and finishing off a group collage looks like a fun day for everyone! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Custom Yellow & Blue Printables + Special Fireman Honoring Collage
– Heart Frame Decorating and Painting Activities
– Glittered Lanterns, “I’m A Craftivist” Stickers & Colorful Flower Centerpieces

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Keep It Local: Beer & Pretzel Party {Joint Birthday}

pretzel party

Hey party planners! It’s Jen, your favorite Orange County, California photographer. I wanted to share a party idea that’s completely outside the box, stress free & casual by a talented friend of mine, Deanna of Deanna Moore Design. (If you didn’t see her Sweet Ice Cream Party,  you MUST check that out.)

For her Beer & Pretzel Party, she found a local beer brewery, and decided to host a joint celebration for her daughter’s 5th birthday and her husband’s 35th birthday, at this very eclectic and unique location. Brewbakers in Huntington Beach, CA, proved to be an entertaining and perfect location to host a party for two of her favorites. And as a photographer, I love how she incorporated so many personalized pictures into the design elements!

Read on for some details about pulling together a party using a local venue, but still keeping it personalized and creative (Deanna’s speciality). (P.S. You can download a few of the printables she made for this event right here!)

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Pink GLAM-onade Bridal Shower

love is sweet dessert table

When life gives you lemons… throw a shower! That is exactly what Melissa Baum Events did to help bride-to-be Jenny prep for her wedding with her favorite ladies. Her Pink GLAM-onade Bridal Shower inspired by lemons, glitter and all things bright & girly is just too sweet! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Glittered Lemons, A Pink Floral Centerpiece and Chevron Utensil Bags
  • Polka Dot Macarons, Lemon Slice Cookies & Gorgeous Flower Cupcake Toppers
  • Spiked Pink Lemonade and “Pucker Up” Lip Balm Favors
  • “Love is Sweet” Candy buffet + Dessert Table in Pink and Yellow

glitter lemons

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Modern Indian Inspired Engagement Party

henna inspired cake

Maureen Anders, of Anders Ruff, here to share a Modern Indian Inspired Engagement Party styled by my design partner, Adria Ruff of Anders Ruff.  An inviting color palette of orange and hot pink coupled with gorgeous patterns and fabrics help transform a New York apartment into a gorgeous celebration.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Henna hand cookies and Mehndi cake
  • Salted chocolate dipped oranges displayed in ceramic appetizer spoons
  • Orange painted tree branch lined dessert table display

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Get Fired Up for Football Season: GIVEAWAY & Twitter Party!

Macy with inflatable goal post

Winner update: 9/19/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #6 KELSEY JAST! Congrats!


If there’s one great thing about summer coming to an end, it’s that our favorite season of the year (at least in my house!) is about to begin… and I’m not talking about fall – I’m talking FOOTBALL! ;)

There are so many fantastic things that football season brings: game day get-togethers, tailgating, high-fives with fellow fans of your team, and even – or sometimes especially – playful banter with your friends rooting for the opposing team. There’s just an air of excitement all around… and this year we’ve teamed up with Frito-Lay to help get you fired up & ready for it all to begin! Here’s how…

Get Fired Up for NFL Season Fan Pack Giveaway


We’re kicking things off today with a fun Fan Pack giveaway – and to enter all you have to do is chime in! Tell us how YOU prep for game day for your chance to win… Do you make a tasty recipe? Bust out your favorite team gear? Diligently research your Fantasy lineup? ;) Scroll down for full details on the giveaway below.


Next up, we’ll keep the conversation going with a 1-hour Twitter party at 7pm CT on Wednesday, September 4. Join the party to discover (or contribute) creative game day inspired party ideas & recipes! Prizes will be given out randomly throughout the Twitter party as well. See rules here. (more…)

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Pastel, Pink & Ombre Dessert Table

pastel pink dessert table

Fresh, bright, light and PINK! This beautiful Pastel, Pink & Ombre Dessert Table styled and dreamed up by Melissa Johnson of Best Friends For Frosting is a wonderland of pretty!  From the ombre layer cake to the peach swirl cupcakes, all the gorgeous desserts by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca have me in a sweet & girly bliss. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Peach French Macarons, Pink Cupcakes in Woodgrain Liners & Pastel Pink Cake Pops
– Beautiful Ombre Pink Buttercream Cake and a 3 Tier Cake with a Fondant Hibiscus Flower
– Jumbo White Balloons with Pink Ribbon Bows + Shiny Silver Dot Garland Chandelier

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