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As the temperatures drop and hints of snow and ice are beginning to grace the party world, the Frozen duo are back in full force! We obviously see our fair share of Frozen parties, as I’m sure you all do as well, but every once in a while we see one that really knocks our socks off! Karen […]

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Well, with Thanksgiving next week, the holiday season is officially upon us… and on that note, I have SO many good things to share with you today! We’re going to start with some stylish, yet surprisingly simple holiday entertaining ideas, then you’re going to find links to download the chalkboard-style holiday printables that I designed […]

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Gears, glitter & cool vintage oddities — this party has something for everyone! Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It DIYed her tail off for this Stopping Time – Forever Thirty-Nine Steampunk Birthday Party. Just about everything you see was “steampunked” by Michelle or one of her awesome vendors. I love the clever idea of stopping time before the big […]

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{Please note that this is a sponsored post for Anheuser Busch. As always, all opinions are my own, and I only write about products that I genuinely like and would recommend to a friend.} If you haven’t hosted or attended a fiesta-inspired holiday get-together before, now is the perfect time to change all that… because […]

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When her sister was coming home from a long trip away, Britni Vigil of Play. Party. Pin. wanted to welcome her back in true Kansas-style with this “There’s No Place Like Home” Wizard of Oz Welcome Home Party! To get everything just right, Britni did some serious recon on the classic film, watching it numerous times so as not to leave out […]

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Roll out the red pink carpet, we’ve got royalty in the house! Adding some glitter & glam to this special event was Heidi Avolio of My Sweet Celebration who dreamt up everything in this Royal Princess 1st Birthday Party Dessert Table! Pink, gold & glitter has been a popular trend for quite a while now, and can’t you see why?! The […]

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Welcome to this magical woodland wonderland! Ashley Summers of Ashley Nicole Events is back with this Colorful & Hip Woodland Birthday Party Brunch for her daughter’s 3rd birthday (check out her ‘favorite things’ 2nd birthday party here). From bright flowers & silver stumps to hanging feathers & evergreen trees, this party is the perfect mix of childhood fun and on-trend details that […]

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I think I might have gone belly up and landed in heaven! Isa Camara of Royal Cherry Creations styled this Under the Sea First Birthday Party with purples and blues, sparkling fishies & the cutest little Queen of the sea! I am loving all of the glamorous details, like that super well-done glittering fish scale backdrop, as well as […]

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Come tumble and twirl with the birthday girl! Guest Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share Adria’s daughter’s Glam & Girlie Gymnastics Birthday Party. Bright and bold decorations + simple DIY decor and desserts make this party a 10.0! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Clever chocolate covered Oreo cookie medals in 1st, 2nd […]

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With the start of November, my mind is already on the holidays ahead of us, so I was especially merry when this Rustic Christmas Wedding in the Mountains popped up! Kristi Cswaykus helped plan this gorgeously warm celebration last December, filled with twinkling fairy lights, rustic mountain details like moss & pinecones, and festive nods to Christmas (without becoming too Santa Claus-y). It may seem […]

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Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner – Olivia D. – and thank you so much to everyone that entered! P.S. If you’re still interested in ordering custom PJs from GreatStitch, you can get free shipping with the promo code HOSTESS. :) *** I’m so excited to bring you this fun PJ […]

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For her daughter Maya’s first birthday, Laila Plant of One Inspired Party was inspired by a show she used to watch titled, “la abejita Maya” which translates to ‘bumblebee Maya.” As a twist on traditional bumblebee themes, Laila expertly incorporated garden details, like that gorgeous hedge wall backdrop & mossy woodland decor, to create this Secret Garden Bumblebee First Birthday […]

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If there was a visual definition for “gorgeous bridal shower”, I’m pretty sure this LOVE-ly Tea Party themed celebration would be it! Styled by the talented ladies of Events in the City and featuring tons of DIY details by the mother of the bride (Lyn), there are seriously SO many lovely details to soak in […]

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The phrase “truly spectacular party” was mentioned to me in a recent email, and even though that email was totally unrelated to this post, that phrase is all I could think about while working on it… Patty Smith of Sweet Treat Stands definitely didn’t miss a beat with this first birthday party for her youngest son, […]

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Only one more day until All Hallows’ Eve (yay!), and since most of you have probably either already satisfied your sweet tooth or are about to do it in a big way tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to TREAT you to a different sort of Halloween feast today… So, Inspired By This is […]

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