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When Jenny Joseph’s daughter changed her birthday party theme request from Frozen to Ballerina at the very last minute, she whipped up a little “ice magic” of her own by combining the 2 requested themes into this beautiful Winter Ballerina Birthday Party! And as impressed as I am by the the gorgeous homemade cake (WOW!) […]

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If you haven’t gotten your springtime fix from the previous bridal shower post (we know we haven’t), then you’re in luck! As promised, here is the Lemon & Lavender Baby Shower dreamed up by Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties, who simultaneously planned both showers around the same theme, but with their own unique details! In Valerie’s own words, “Both events were […]

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Even though we’re in the middle of winter right now, it’s actually the PERFECT time to start planning ahead for springtime (or summer) parties! So on that note, I’m excited to bring you a fresh burst of sunny party inspiration in one of my favorite spring palettes today. The combo of bright yellow + chic lavender […]

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Earlier this year, I worked on a handful of recipe videos for Krusteaz®, and this recipe is actually my personal favorite of the bunch… I hope you like it too! The combo of sauteed pears and creamy Gorgonzola is such a yummy mix of sweet & savory, and the candied walnut garnish adds a nice […]

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I’m thrilled to share this super creative twist on a classic party theme with you today! Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online styled up one seriously dreamy celebration for her daughter with this detailed & darling Poodle Skirt Birthday Party. With tons of cleverly named sweets, girly-girl activities, and Jenny’s signature paper designs tying everything together seamlessly, these […]

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Of all the different party types that come my way, one of my FAVORITE things to see is a very well-done character party. Maybe it’s because I have kids that love these characters too, or maybe it’s because I’ve heard SO many people complain about how much they struggle with making character parties also look […]

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Wish it was a little easier to find the perfect gift for your loved one? Me too! I mean, the goal of gift giving is to make someone happy, after all… but finding the thing that’s SURE to do that is often more difficult than it sounds. And if you’re like me, you also start […]

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share this Gorgeous Glam Barbie Spa Party by Xiomara Roman of A Styled Fete.  The birthday girl received the ultimate pampering with her friends at this celebration, complete with face masks, manis, pedis, and gorgeous sweets and treats! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Glam […]

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Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to all who entered! The name of the (randomly selected) winner is displayed in the Rafflecopter entry widget below. ***** Who couldn’t use a little extra cash this time of year, right?! Right. And on that note, I’ve teamed up with some wonderfully creative bloggers to […]

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Calling all girly-girls… I’ve got something here that you’re going to LOVE! Abby Ayeh of Pretty Posh Events combined two of her own little girly-girl’s favorite things to create this fabulous Princesses & Unicorns Birthday Party. I mean… what pint-sized princess wouldn’t love this combo, right?! From the fancy kids table to the activities and pink & […]

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From cool “Message in a Bottle” invitations adorned with lighthouse stamps to tons of homemade treats, it’s clear that Jennifer Kenning of Seakettle put so much love – and lots of DIY hours! – into this creative Nautical Baby Shower for her (sea-and-sun-loving) sister-in-law. Clever details like folded “sailboat” napkins at each place setting, playful nautical themed props […]

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Saddle up for some serious birthday fun, because in addition to being super creative and cute, this classic country western style Cowgirl Birthday Party just looks like a blast! And really, that’s exactly what a party SHOULD be, right?! Designed by Two Dandelions and beautifully captured by Marissa Carey Photography, you’ll find tons of inspiration here […]

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Pastel animals, pretty feathers, the most darling little bohemian owl illustration you ever did see, and so much more… this Boho Chic Birthday Party is nothing short of downright DREAMY! And speaking of dreamy, how awesome are the big dream catchers adorned with ice-cream hued yarn tassels?! Swoon. Lovingly crafted by Helena Chaviara of RockPaperScissors […]

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In continuation of yesterday’s Farm 1st Birthday Party – Part 1 for Fisher-Price, here we go with Part 2: The Farm-Inspired Dessert Table! When designing this table, I started with a concept for the backdrop. We made a barn silhouette shape out of foam core & felt (see the tutorial here), then added a pair […]

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BAA…NEIGH…OINK…MOO! Earlier this year, Fisher-Price asked me to design a Farm First Birthday Party inspired by their much-beloved Little People® Farm toys, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you today. :)  This is Part 1… stay tuned for the dessert table details in Part 2, which will be posted […]

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