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Have you ever tried grilling flatbread directly on the BBQ? There’s something so great about seeing those beautiful grill marks on the bread…especially when you’ve made them yourself! Grilling flatbread is surprisingly quick to do, but there are definitely a few small-yet-impactful tricks that will make the process a LOT easier – and I’m speaking […]

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He’s at the 30…the 20…the 10…TOUCHDOWN!! Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties styled DOUBLE the fun for her “Gametime!” Twin Boys’ Football Birthday Party! The whole day was centered around the big game — Alex’s team vs. Jack’s team in a flag football match. I love that the color palette focuses on the team colors rather than the […]

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Meow! Woof! All pets are welcome here :). Louisa Kopp from the adorable blog, Ice Cream off Paper Plates, styled this equally adorably Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party for her son’s big day! Louisa put lots of love into this party, creating all of the food & sweets, the invitation AND just about every bit of decor! Using lots of yarn, […]

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We are so honored that the incredibly talented Marie Dannettelle of Sweets Indeed  decided to use one of our own party collections in her Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party! Of course, it’s always fun to see your designs in use, but I especially love all of the creative ways she incorporated them into the table — with patterned […]

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Here’s to soft pinks, softer pillows and the sweetest dreams :). Pamela Dawkins of Pamela Simone Events dreamt up this Dreamy Pink & Gold Glam Pajama Birthday Party for her precious daughter Cailey’s 7th birthday. I love the idea of having an “almost sleepover” for younger girls — all of the fun of a slumber party for girls in that […]

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It’s time to get messy with this Super-Sized Rainbow Art Birthday Party styled by Valerie Cianci of Top It Off Designs for the 5th birthday of two identical twins! How much fun would it be to put down those thinking caps and pick up a (ginormous) crayon to let your inner child go crazy!? That’s exactly what Valerie created when she combined […]

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For our very first Halloween post of the year, we are SUPER excited to showcase one of our own Hostess INK paper collections, “Monster Mash,” as expertly styled into this downright EYE-dorable Halloween Bash by Laura Aguirre of LAURA’S little PARTY! Halloween is one of our favorite times of year at HWTM, and we are over […]

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Dive on in to this Glittering Mystical Mermaid Birthday Party, styled by the ever talented, Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events & Design! This party took a village (as you can see in the impressive vendor credits), which means even more under the sea inspiration for all of us! :) One of my favorite bits of […]

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Oh my sunshine! If this party doesn’t make you happy (when skies are grey), I don’t know what will! Ashley Joseph of Two Be Wed filled this Cheery “You Are My Sunshine” First Birthday Party with lots of sunny yellow decor, delicious mini brunch foods & plenty of love for her little ray of sunshine’s special day while Kimberly […]

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In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we thought it fitting to showcase this amazing “Let it Go” Frozen Birthday Party, styled (all out of the goodness of her heart) by Monica Bacallao of Moni’s Marvels for 2 year-old Daniella, who’s facing Stage III Neuroblastoma. Just like most little girls out there, Daniella is Frozen crazy, and in this case, […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Personalized Backdrops. Leading the way in this trend is Kate Aspen who now makes vinyl backdrops in many different styles and […]

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We’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggers this week to bring you what I personally think might just be the very BEST kind of giveaway, especially at this time of year! Enter below to win $500 of spending money for you AND for the friend of your choice. What a lucky friend. ;) *****

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We here at HWTM are pretty big fans of football, so you can imagine our excitement when Britni Vigil of Play. Party. Pin. offered to share the recipe for her “Better than Football” Chocolate Cake with us! I think it’s safe to say, we are now also fans of the chocolate caramel combo! ;) “This cake is inspired by […]

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Football parties can be such a fun way to get into the game — with yummy snacks, team decor and a house full of excited friends! But for Britni Vigil of Play. Party. Pin., football season means that much of her free time is devoted to watching the games at home, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for girl time. So as a […]

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Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events & Design would like YOU to be their guest at Belle Inspired Princess Tea Party Birthday! So many amazing vendors were involved in piecing together this royal tea party for the little birthday princess (Sophia). Swathed in pink glitter & yellow fabrics inspired by Belle’s ball gown and covered with tons of ornamentally decorated […]

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