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Halloween may be right around the corner, but the inspiration in this adorable Little Pumpkin Birthday celebration will last all season long! Valerie & Jen of Charming Touch Parties found the perfect mix of rustic elements, vibrant colors, and vintage charm for this fall harvest inspired 2nd birthday party. And with an array of pretty […]

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For their Balloon Time Party on a Dime challenge, Anders Ruff definitely pulled out all the (budget-friendly) stops! To name just a few of them: scouring discount store dollar sections, making paper elements go a REALLY long way, personalizing things with stickers, and using paint to transform soda bottles and mason jars into lovely decor. […]

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Oh. My. Goodness! The first birthday party that Amy of Amy Stone Photography threw for her daughter, Hayley, is seriously the coolness. I happen to be a huge fan of geometric themes myself, so I might be a teensy bit partial in that respect ;) – but I’m sure that most anyone will appreciate the hefty […]

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I’m excited to share one of my VERY. FAVORITE. “party tricks” with you today! You can make such a big impact to table place settings or food/dessert buffets with these DIY Custom Party Plates. All you need is decorative papers or stylish gift wrap + spray adhesive to transform clear plastic plates into unique decor […]

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Girlie fun meets woodland charm in this fantastic “Foxy Baby” Baby Shower that Petite Party Studio hosted for their co-owner – and fellow “Foxy Mama”! – Shannon. ;) They did such a great job here of incorporating stylish ideas that are super budget-friendly too… from a colorful honeycomb-and-tissue-daisy dessert table backdrop to simple-chic baby’s breath […]

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Our 5th Party on a Dime feature comes from Vanessa Diaz of The Queen of Swag, and after checking out these pics, she also looks like the queen of FUN to me! I mean, there is seriously SO much creativity in this budget-conscious Pineapple Birthday Party Fiesta, and it’s bursting with happy colors at every […]

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First off, I want to say a HUGE thank you for your kind words & support after our announcement last night. Making a big change is never easy, but it has been much easier knowing I have all of you behind me and HWTM. Like I said, although we are taking an indefinite break from accepting others’ […]

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved inspirational quotes, but there’s one quote in particular that I’ve been leaning on heavily lately. I first stumbled on it in a random quotes tin that I bought somewhere way back in the day – pre-kids, pre-social media, and even pre-HWTM. (Told you it was way […]

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For her Balloon Time party, Toni Roberts of Design Dazzle styled this absolutely adorable Twinkling Fairy Tea Party with soft pinks, glittering lights and tons of DIY (her tutorials are linked below)! I am just loving all of the whimsical decor & cleverly styled Dollar Store pieces — because really, anything amped up with gold glitter is a win in my book ;). Make […]

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With crisp air and cloudy skies creeping in, we’re loving this burst of sunshine from Paige Kepner of Paiges of Style! She celebrated her daughter’s special day with this You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party filled with cheerful decor, colorful chevron stripes & the cutest, “sunny” desserts (like those amazing sunshine cake pops). No matter the weather, it’s […]

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As the third installation of the Balloon Time Party on a Dime contest series, Michelle Burt of Maddycakes Muse has got a rootin’ tootin’ Country Farm Birthday Party to share with ya’ll! Michelle not only was able to stay under budget (just $84 spent!), but she also thoughtfully disregarded the loads of party supplies she already had (knowing that […]

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Hello again! Rachel here from RV Parties with the latest installment of Parties in a Pinch. Today we’re looking at my favorite thing: SUGAR. Really, no party is complete without it! When planning a party, every hostess has a limited amount of time and money. Savvy decisions must be made about where to spend them to […]

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For our 2nd Balloon Time contestant feature, we’re excited to share this adorable Girly Garden Birthday Party, styled by Maggie Brereton of Smashed Peas and Carrots. Maggie searched through thrift stores & her own vintage collection so that she could stay under the $100 budget (spending just $89.36 to be exact)! I love the relaxed mismatched chairs & bench […]

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Since Día de los Muertos is right around the corner, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It honored the holiday with this Day of the Dead Party filled with colorful sugar skulls & tons of glittering sweets! The meaning behind Día de los Muertos is so interesting & I think it could be a great opportunity to include the kids in learning about other cultures! Plus, […]

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As we previously mentioned, 8 talented party stylists were recently challenged by Balloon Time to design/host a real celebration using just one of their helium tanks + a budget of $100. The grand prize? A $5K donation to the winning stylist’s charity of choice! Now that the contest is over, we’d like to share each party in […]

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