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> February 2014


Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh Inspector Gadget. This Go Go Inspector Gadget Birthday Party by Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate looks like so much fun! Like Katelyn, I too grew up watching Inspector Gadget and had no idea that it was considered ‘retro’ nowadays (feeling a little old now) ;). Gadget is a lovably optimistic and sometimes slightly aloof secret agent […]

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Gather around Scarers, because we’ve got a spook-tastic party in Monstropolis to attend! Miriam of Miriam Corona Events did an amazing job bringing this Monsters University 1st Birthday Extravaganza to life. As someone with 2 little ones obsessed with both Monsters movies myself, it’s super fun to see so many playful details from the movie come to life […]

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Continuing our love-filled day devoted to bringing you some of the best Valentine’s Day parties around, here’s an especially charming one that’s sure to deliver a hefty dose of inspiration! Amy Grout of SmashCake & Co. cooked up this lovely Kisses & Cupcakes Valentine’s Day Party for some adorable, pint-sized party guests, who looked too darn cute in […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Since we are exactly one week away from Cupid’s favorite holiday, today we are going to feature a bunch of awesome Valentine’s Day themed events — which should give you just the right amount of time to add some cute touches to whatever […]

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Thinking of cooking up a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day? Kristi Murphy has given us some super cute ideas (and recipes) for the perfect date night at home with this Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two. From simple appetizers and desserts, to love-inspired decor and fun surprises, she’s got you covered! Thanks for taking the pressure off […]

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Mindy Kaisner of Modern Mindy created this stylish Modern Peacock Baby Shower for her friend, who’s especially stylish herself! I love all the handmade details, from the scalloped paper table runner and hanging lantern to the guest of honor’s cute peacock feather belt — everything ties together beautifully. I also love the idea of opening up the space […]

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Gold, glitter & beautiful roses..this party is a pint-sized princess’ dream come true! Nikka Morell of Triple M Good Parties styled this amazing Princess Belle Birthday Party – inspired by Beauty and the Beast – for her daughter, who just so happens to love glitter as much as her mom. Who can blame her?! ;) Nikka incorporated so […]

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Wait until you see this. Sophia Kim Park of Petite Productions went all out for this incredibly creative Monopoly First Birthday Party. One of the best parts of “Kadenopoly” is the amazing, custom backdrop featuring the Monopoly Man himself, surrounded by bags of money, a giant game board and a 3D ‘Kaden’ sign. Some of the more formal details were […]

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This oh-so-lovely Pink, Red & Gold Valentine’s Day Dessert Table by Paige Kepner of Paiges of Style is guaranteed to have sweet tooths of all ages swooning!  I’m especially loving the show stopping tissue-tassel heart, sparkling gold glitter accents, and adorable mini heart shaped cookies displayed on top of the milk bottles (super creative and easy […]

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We’ve been busy in design mode for Hostess INK over here, and I’m excited to share one of our brand new collections with you that just went live this week: the Little Man Mustache birthday party collection – with 11 different items, from invitations to signs & personalized banners! Check it out here. Jacque did […]

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I grew up going camping with my family every Summer, so it’s no wonder why I love this Plaid & Pine Outdoorsman Party from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! Abigail’s family went to Green Valley Lake every Summer growing up and they’ve now started to continue that tradition with the youngest generation of their […]

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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 CUSTOM ILLUSTRATED PRINTABLES as shown in this unique “SHENANIGANS” party theme I designed for my son. This is the ultimate in custom parties as […]

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“Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me!” Ashley Keith of Cupcake Express definitely brought the “under the sea” lifestyle to the shore with this Ombre Ariel Inspired Mermaid Party for her adorable daughter, Tessa. All the little mermaids dined on a purple & teal dessert table filled with super cute, sea-inspired treats […]

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Here in San Diego, we’re finally getting a little peek at Winter weather with rain and thunderstorms. This adorable Pink Penguin Winter Wonderland Baby Shower is the absolute perfect way to warm up, featuring a cozy Hot Cocoa Bar and some of the cutest little penguin cake pops you ever did see! Big props to Katie Farmer […]

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Happy February! We’re kicking off our Valentine’s Day content this year with this beautiful guest round-up of inspiration from Inspired By This. Even though these are all moments from various weddings, the ideas can definitely be adapted for your own everyday love-filled celebrations – from a simple dinner date to a fun night with the […]

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