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> June 2014


There’s nothin’ like a good old fashioned day on the farm! For her animal-loving daughter’s birthday, Kate Petronis of And Everything Sweet planned this Sunny & Sweet Farm Animals Birthday Party! This party was definitely not short on the animals, from round chicken cake pops and farm animal party circles, to animal cookies in a grass field and a baby ducks […]

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With the Fourth of July just five days away, it’s only fitting to share some patriotic inspiration as well as some FREE red, white and blue printables! Rebeckah Dempsey of A Blissful Nest styled this gorgeous 4th of July Americana Picnic filled with simple, yet effective decorating ideas +  plenty of USA classics like hot dogs, peanuts & crinkle […]

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Grab your fins & seashells because… Splish Splash, it’s a Mermaid Birthday Bash! Laila Plant of One Inspired Party never ceases to impress (remember her daughter’s birthday party from last year?) This time around was just as amazing with this under the sea adventure filled with scale inspired printables, a beautiful formal tablescape and touches of sparkly gold throughout. My absolute favorite […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events: – Vintage Baseball Baby Shower – Masha the Bear Birthday Party – Boho Chic Baby Shower – Captain America Birthday Party […]

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Well hello lovely Hostess With The Mostess friends! It’s Jen, your favorite Orange County photographer. Today, it’s going to get REAL serious! As you may know, family pictures are one of my specialties (if you’d like to get some ideas and inspiration, check out my Facebook page, right here). I adore family sessions and the stunning […]

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As far as my typical weeknights go, last night pretty much took the {fresh-fruit-topped-boston-cream} cake. I invited a few girlfriends over for dinner as part of a collaboration with Pier 1. There was yummy food, sparkling sangria, the glow of twinkle lights… and a giant gold Yoga Frog covered in butterflies. ;) But before I […]

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When a tropical vacation for all your family and friends isn’t necessarily in the cards, a Tropical Hawaiian 70th Birthday Party is definitely the next best thing! Belinda Ramanauskas of Styled By Belle brought the beach to the party with a low-key luau vibe, including a grass skirted dessert table & plenty of surfing-inspired details (like that flashback photo invitation)! Now […]

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With frosting, sprinkles and a cherry on top, this Sprinkled with Love Cupcake Baby Shower is sweet as can be! Kim Daniels of On Purpose surprised this mommy-to-be with a ‘Sprinkle,’ which typically celebrates a 2nd or 3rd child, including a sprinkle bar for decorating pretty pink cupcakes and adorable hand-made decor (how cute are those mini tassel garlands?!) With such […]

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Hello! Rachel here from RV Parties to share a fun, new concept — TWO different parties reusing many of the same decorations! Like many families, my boys have birthdays within a few weeks of each other and (of course!) they couldn’t be persuaded to pick a theme for a joint party. My five year old […]

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This Formal & Elegant Pretty in Pink Baby Shower by Ashley Lloyd of Attention 2 Detail Events is a stunning example of how special a shower can be! Mommy-to-be wanted something romantic and close-knit, so Ashley delivered with a beautiful long communal dining table in an absolutely gorgeous setting (just look at those chandeliers!) To top it all off, each guest received […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” where I share with you some ways to achieve a high-end looking event for less by using my tips. Today’s post is all about Candy Buffets versus Dessert Tables and how you can save hundreds of dollars by creating a fabulous looking Candy Buffet […]

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Although it’s one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time, Bambi parties are pretty few and far between (maybe because parents don’t want their kids to see the super sad part at the beginning?) So it’s a treat that Lauren Borquez of Capes & Crowns is sharing this Vintage Bambi Twitterpated Dessert Table full of springtime elements […]

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The trend of morning birthday parties for little ones is picking up steam, and for good reason — avoids those cranky afternoon meltdowns! ;) Courtney Champion of Cook like a Champion cleverly styled this Geometric & Colorful 2nd Birthday Brunch for her little girl. I am loving all of the adorable and totally do-able DIY, like the triangular label […]

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A teddy bear is often a kid’s first friend, so it makes perfect sense that Kate Kingston with help from White Door Events wanted to include her daughter’s favorite stuffed friend for her Teddy Bear Garden Picnic Birthday Party. Party guests disguised as little bears danced the day away while enjoying the cutest garden inspired sweets. An […]

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Snow White has been a HUGE trend lately! I love how each of the parties we’ve seen have all been so different from one another — each stylist truly puts their own spin on the classic tale. Shauna Krantz of Cupcake With Character decided to focus on the Woodland aspect of Snow White’s home when creating this Fairytale Snow […]

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