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{Party of 5} Pink Christening, Princess & the Pea, Minnie Mouse Birthday, Sunshine Lemonade, Construction Birthday

prink rose christening dessert table

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

 Pink Rose Christening Dessert Table
 Princess & the Pea Pajama Birthday Party
 Pink & Gold Minnie Mouse Birthday Party
– “You are my Sunshine” Lemonade Birthday Party
– Work Zone Construction Birthday Party

1. Pink Rose Christening Dessert Table (pictured above) from My Sweet Celebration

2. Princess & the Pea Pajama Birthday Party by SnowyBliss

princess and the pea sleepover birthday party


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“Let me Paint a Selfie” Art Birthday Party

rainbow cake ball paint palette

Let’s get those creative juices flowing — literally! Olga & Yvette of u.Paint by O.riginals created this pop-culture inspired “Let me Paint a Selfie” Art Birthday Party for some tween girls (who, it’s safe to say, probably take a selfie every once in a while). I love all of the shabby chic decor and of course, the refreshing Creative Juice Bar to help the girls get inspired ;)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Rainbow cake ball & cookie ‘paint palettes’ + chocolate dipped pretzel & rice krispie treat ‘paint brushes’
  • Vintage dessert table bureau with flower filled drawers flanked by old wooden painters ladders
  • Rag tie bunting chair backs & dessert table backdrop + fabric streamer photo booth backdrop
  • Melted crayon art + vintage wooden crates as a finished art gallery display

starving artist birthday party dessert table

creative juice bar for an art birthday party

creative juice party drinks


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Trend Alert: Spooky Monster High Parties

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 — Monster High Parties. Have you heard of Monster High? If not, I’m sure your little girls know them all too well. They are the hot new trend right now for kids & tweens with collections of dolls, dress up items, party goods, cartoon series and movies. The latest DVD release is a “Clawsome Double Feature” Fright On! and Escape from Skull Shores which my daughter, Riley, watches almost every day, so it wasn’t hard to guess that she would choose a Monster High Party as the theme for our end of the summer party!

Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to find out how you can ENTER TO WIN your own Monster High Gift Pack including an Operetta Monster High Doll, DVD and more!

Frankie Stein Standup


Monster High Party Game

Monster High Spectra Doll


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Boy’s Under the Sea First Birthday Party

under the sea first birthday party dessert table

Under the sea parties aren’t just for little mermaids! Danielle Dalledone of Emotion – Projeto Gráfico Para Eventos styled this Boy’s Under the Sea First Birthday Party full of sea life & nautical details. Danielle fit in lots of DIY, like that stunning paper mosaic backdrop flanked by clear ‘bubble’ balloons, as well as some authentically beachy details, like the sand filled floral vases & scuba gear. I’m ready to dive on in! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Blue ombre waves birthday cake + crab cookie pops, oyster pearl macarons & starfish cookies
  • ‘Seaweed’ studded with stuffed felt fish + a tablescape with sea glass vases filled with Baby’s Breath
  • A simple blue smash cake & embroidered shark birthday shirt + simple waves printable design

under the sea birthday party ideas

oyster pearl macarons

under the sea smash cake and shark shirt


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Wild & Messy Industrial Art Birthday Party

rainbow art birthday party desserts and activities

I can’t think of a better way to get kids excited about something than to let them get messy! Megan Helms of Confetti Couture Events styled this Wild & Messy Industrial Art Birthday Party with tons of fun activities for the kids & some sophisticated decor elements, like that beautifully wild floral table runner. I love that the kids received their own set of monogrammed clothes to change into so that they could really get down & dirty without ruining their party outfits! Makes for the perfect favor too! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Easels & paint palettes on splattered paint buckets for each guest + a gallery to hang finished pieces
  • Low palette table with personalized pillow seats, ‘YUM’ utensils & hanging lanterns overhead
  • Rainbow sweets table & paint palette cookies + individual cakes for each guest & a rainbow birthday cake

custom chalkboard birthday sign

rainbow art birthday cake

industrial art birthday party venue

low palette kids tablescape with pillow seats


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Fresh & Gorgeous Garden Party Bridal Shower

floral garden bridal shower dessert table

I am in LOVE with the look of this Fresh & Gorgeous Garden Party Bridal Shower styled by the incredibly talented Kristi Murphy, whose site is seriously amazing and if you haven’t already checked out her beautiful designs & super creative DIYs, you are totally missing out. Anyways, what I love about this party look is how uncluttered everything is. Sometimes it can be a little too easy to go overboard when trying to fill empty spaces, but Kristi finds the perfect balance every time! Filing this one away for future inspiration ;).

P.S. Make sure to read through her party details below for links to some FREE printables & DIY tutorials to recreate this look!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Lovely purple bouquet topped naked cake + bright macarons & colorfully tipped white meringues
  • DIY flower painted wooden chargers + custom designed banner & scalloped cupcake toppers
  • Black & white table runner with pops of bright pink ribbon & custom photo coasters
  • Paper flower studded green topiary background + simple green grass centerpieces

purple flower bouquet topped naked cake

modern floral bridal shower decor and ideas

DIY floral painted plate chargers


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Woodland Meadow Fairy Birthday Soiree

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

We see so many adorable fairy parties here at HWTM, but this Woodland Meadow Fairy Birthday Soiree boasts an entire town-like setup for all of the little fairies to enjoy! Everything was beautifully styled by the birthday girl’s mom, owner of Defining Moments Stationery & photographed by Jessica Little Photography, but another big hero of the day was the birthday girl’s dad, who hand-crafted all of the little wooden tables & chairs! Truly a family effort (and triumph!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fairy wings, pink tutus & wands for party guests + birdhouse painting & a fairy dust station
  • Pink ombre butterfly cake with mini green banner + pink ‘Never Grow Up’ punch & paper rose jar lids
  • A pink sweets dessert table with beaded table cloth & large fake flower backdrop

birthday party fairy dust station activity

pink ombre butterfly or fairy birthday cake

never grow up party punch


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West Coast Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower

west coast style bridal shower

Welcome to the West Coast! Where the sun is shining, the mimosas are flowing & the parties are sure to make you smile! Courtney Stone of When Pigs Fly Events combined all of the bride’s favorite things to create this West Coast Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower. Since Samantha, the bride, no longer lives in the Golden State, Courtney brought the sunshine to the party with bright pops of color, zesty citrus & a chic brunch — Breakfast at Sammy’s style! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Upside down hanging parasols with jewel ‘rain’ + confetti garland chair backs & glittered champagne flutes
  • Painted ‘ZEST’ backdrop & ‘EGGS’ brunch buffet sign + a DIY painted Tiffany & Co. doorway
  • ‘Blinded by love’ sunglasses cookies, diamond ring silhouette topped cinnamon rolls & diamond cookies
  • Bauble necklace making, a Grumpy Cat piñata + gold sheep topped chocolate cake
  • Black & white striped table runner & citrus fruit accented floral centerpiece + fruit filled floral vases

modern and bright bridal shower tablescape

east coast glamour bridal shower sign

DIY glittered champagne flutes for a bridal shower mimosa bar

DIY painted tiffany and co. sign


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Crafty & Enchanting Floral Fox Birthday Party

floral fox birthday party invitation

For a fresh new take on your typical princess party, Alicia Johnson & Betsey Hodges of Happy Wish Company styled this Crafty & Enchanting Floral Fox Birthday Party filled with bright colors, fresh and paper blooms & woodsy touches. When planning a party, I like to find inspiration from one central theme, so I love that the whole look of this party came together from the (adorable) invitation! Crafty foxes + crafty DIYS = a creative masterpiece!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY tissue paper flower dessert table backdrop & matching tissue tassel garlands
  • Burlap pennant banners & rustic tree bark vases + a cherry blossom orchard venue
  • Gold glitter star topped cupcakes, party flags & cupcake wraps + a gold glitter birthday cake candle
  • Fox sweater birthday outfit & orange fox cookies + a green ribbon frosted birthday cake

green ribboned birthday cake with gold glitter number candle

fox themed birthday party

fox party cookies and orange party decor


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Darling Kitty Cat Birthday Luncheon Party

kitty cat birthday party invitation

I am totally loving the recent puppy and kitty parties trend! What’s cuter than little ones dressing up as cuddly animals?! ;) For her daughter’s special day, Brandy Rammel of Pretty Plain Janes created this Darling Kitty Cat Birthday Luncheon Party with sweet & simple decor in mind. I love the soft pink paper decor combined with the pops of chic black and white polka dots. Such a lovely way to celebrate your animal-lover!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cat shaped tuna sandwiches + goldfish cracker filled cat pails & cat shaped cookies
  • DIY felt cat ears & yarn balls for each guest + Color a Kitty activity & Pin the Bow on the Kitty game
  • Adorable ‘furry’ kitty cat cake + simple cat silhouette invitation & printable design

kids' kitty cat birthday party tablescape

kitty cat birthday cake

kitty cat birthday party face painting


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{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon Shower, Geometric Rock Climbing, Dino-Mite Birthday, Twin’s Elephant Shower, Mechanic’s Shop

hot air balloon baby shower

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

 Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower
 Geometric Rock Climbing Birthday Party
 Dino-Mite Dinosaur Birthday Party
– Twin’s Elephant Balloon Baby Shower
– Vintage Mechanic’s Car Shop Birthday Party

1. Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower (pictured above) from Swish Printables

2. Geometric Rock Climbing Birthday Party by Vintage Mingle

geometric rock climbing birthday party


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Formal Princess Sofia the First Birthday Party

royal princess sofia the first party tablescape

This Formal Princess Sofia the First Birthday Party is truly an extravagant event fit for royalty! Laila Plant of One Inspired Party created this fairytale dream come true for one little Sofia the First fan who was an absolute princess for a day. Complete with elegantly set dining tables, a dress up area for knights & princesses, and even a bar for all the moms and dads! You gotta love when the party planner caters to everyone! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Armored knights flanking the castle door entrance, a princess bounce house + a Sofia the First piñata
  • Vintage dress up area with princess tutus, compacts, crowns & wands + knight’s helmets & swords
  • Lounge area with a fireplace mantle, vintage tufted chairs, writing desk & picnic blankets
  • Goblets filled with fruit salad, jewel encrusted cake pops & marshmallows + Sofia the First castle cake
  • Purple satin tablecloths & vintage china place settings + amazing chandelier style floral centerpieces

sofia the first castle birthday cake

princess party dress up area

birthday party castle door entrance


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Super Hero Wonder Woman Birthday Party

wonder woman birthday party sign and piñata

Super hero parties aren’t just for the boys! Especially when the birthday girl is as wonderful as this little one! Erica Velasco of Erica Velasco Photographers celebrated her niece’s 2nd birthday with this Super Hero Wonder Woman Birthday Party! And all of the decor you see was hand-made by Alessa’s family! Clearly, this is one super little girl! ;) For more inspiration, check out our other Wonder Woman parties here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY painted city skyline photo booth backdrop with pop art and super hero gear props
  • Comic book style tablescapes with villainous balloon centerpieces & Wonder Woman decals
  • Gold glitter Wonder Woman crown, wristband & birthday outfit + capes & masks for each super hero
  • ‘Kryptonite’ rock candy, masked super hero lollipops & super hero cupcake toppers

kids super hero cupcake toppers

super hero party dessert table and snacks

DIY painted skyline super hero party photo booth


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Garden Festival Glamping Birthday Party

rainy garden birthday party

Don’t let some less than perfect weather put a damper on your party! Jo Williams of Pretty Little Party Shop UK suspected that her daughter’s May birthday might be a little wet, so she planned ahead and created this Garden Festival Glamping Birthday Party with a beautifully decked out tent (just in case). Turns out, mom was right! The tent definitely came in handy and allowed the girls to enjoy their tea party from a much more comfortable spot ;).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink lace & rosebud decorated cake & matching floral rag-tie wrapped cupcake & lunch containers
  • Lace doily garlands, hanging tissue poms from the ceiling of the tent & wildflower bouquets
  • A vintage suitcase with lunches, milk bottle crate with strawberries & cream + a  dessert table desk

cocoa dusted meringues

glamorous tent decor

hanging tissue pom cluster


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Classic & Chic Black, White & Gold 30th Birthday

golden 30th birthday party

There is not a whole lot in party decor that I love more than a neutral color palette with pops of gold. Tali Bar-Netzer of Revelry Street hit the nail on the head with this Classic & Chic Black, White & Gold 30th Birthday. Since it was her ‘golden birthday,’ this sparkling look is an even better fit! I am absolutely loving the swanky outdoor venue, with strings of twinkly lights and a beautiful city view, there’s really not a better way to ring in a new decade :).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • White tablescape with a black & white runner + gold painted antlers & gold candle centerpieces
  • Gold speckled cake with ‘3o’ sparkler candles + gold mylar ’30’ balloons & a gold heart shaped piñata
  • Black & white dessert table with striped cookies, gold dusted macarons & ‘midnight munchies’
  • Gold rimmed drinks with rock candy stirrers & gold star topped ‘Pot of Gold’ cocktails
  • Greenery wall photo booth + a popcorn bar, gold flake lollipops & mini champagne bottle party favors

backyard all white tablescape

chic black, white and gold tablescape centerpieces

gold decorated birthday party bar

edible gold star topped drinks


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Flamingos & Pineapples Weaving Craft Party

flamingo and pineapple party cookies

We have been seeing a ton of flamingo parties lately (we even threw one ourselves!) and pineapples have been a huge trend this summer! Since both are tropical, it makes perfect sense to combine them and create one big stylish Flamingos & Pineapples Weaving Craft PartyAshley Carson of Ashley Thunder Events hosts monthly craft parties for whoever signs up (an idea I just love), and this month’s party featured wall weaving! She also recently hosted this DIY Dreamcatchers party — sign me up for the next one! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Brightly colored honeycombs & pinwheels cluster with pineapple poms over the fireplace
– Amazingly detailed flamingo & pineapple cookies + pipe cleaner flamingo topped toothpicks
– DIY potato stamped pineapple tablecloth + lush pineapple floral centerpieces
– ‘You are the pineapple of my eye’ calligraphy print + pineapple tops decorated drink dispensers

DIY pineapple stamped tablecloth

bright tropical honeycomb pom cluster

DIY pipe cleaner flamingo


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Free Printables: Hipster Animal Bookplates + Blog Hop

Free Printable Hipster Animal Bookplates by HWTM

I’m excited to share our newest free printable with you guys today! We’re huge fans of cute animals over here, and the since the theme of this month’s Free Printable Blog Hop is “Back to School”,  scholarly-looking cute animals sounded like the purr-fect way to go!

Click here to download these free printable Hipster Animal Bookplates. I’m thinking they work well for “kids” of all ages. How ’bout you? (P.S. stay tuned for a matching book cover DIY coming soon.) Also, don’t forget to scroll down for links to LOTS more free back to school printables from all of the other lovely ladies participating in the blog hop… they all get an A+ in my book. ;)

Free Printable Hipster Animal Bookplates by HWTM (more…)

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Enchanted Garden Fairy Birthday Party

woodland fairy birthday party dessert table

When you step into this magical world, created by Cristina Auffant of Via Blossom, it’s easy to see why her daughter is so in love with fairies! This Enchanted Garden Fairy Birthday Party is filled with whimsical woodland details, like the vintage floral paper decor, beautiful outdoor space and rustic woodsy dessert table. The party decor (including lots of simple DIYS by Cristina) would be perfect for other parties — like a woodland animals birthday, garden bridal shower or a sweet backyard baby shower!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink ombre swirl cake with a gold glitter butterfly banner + sweet pink cupcakes & mini doughnut wands
  • Pink tutus, flower headband & fairy wings for the girls + a DIY Maypole for the girls to play on
  • A dessert table with moss-filled terrariums & wooden pedestals + a burlap tablecloth & gold letters
  • A pink ruffled tablescape with a cake pop ‘flowers’ centerpiece in a watering can + DIY flower seats

DIY ribbon streamer maypole

floral birthday party banner and cupcake wrappers

pink garden birthday party tablescape


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Mad Dash Racing Mario Kart Birthday Party

mario kart birthday cake

For her son’s sixth birthday, Melissa Peterson of MudPie Parties made use of her and her husband’s awesome party space to create this Mad Dash Racing Mario Kart Birthday Party with tons of Mario themed treats & activities. To work off lunch & dessert, the kids raced around (Mario Kart style) in home-made race cars! It’s always a good sign when all of your guests are blissfully exhausted by the end of the party! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY chalkboard birthday sign + DIY character hats (& crown) & homemade character gift bags
  • Amazing Mario Kart themed birthday cake + Mario Kart character cake pops, cookies & cupcakes
  • Vintage racing style printables & kids’ table centerpiece + racer checkerboard patterns throughout
  • Clever sandwich skewers & vegetable crudité + a refueling drinks station

mario kart birthday party dessert table and cake pops

DIY chalkboard birthday sign

DIY mario kart race cars


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{Party of 5} Pretty Little Party, Elmo 1st Birthday, Cupboard Bridal Shower, Pool Party, Lego Movie

floral pretty little birthday party

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

 Floral Pretty Little Birthday Party
 Pink & Aqua Elmo 1st Birthday Party
 Country Fresh Cupboard Bridal Shower
– Summer Pool Party
– Lego Movie Birthday Party

1. Floral Pretty Little Birthday Party from Always Bespoke Events

2. Pink & Aqua Elmo 1st Birthday Party by Morgan Bayard

aqua and pink elmo first birthday party


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‘Block Party’ Minecraft Birthday Madness

minecraft birthday party ideas

Like many kids today, all Grant wanted for his birthday was a party centered around one of his favorite games — Minecraft. When you’ve got a party planner for a mom, especially one as talented as Juliet Boydstun, owner of the amazing party venue the COOP, sometimes other party ideas are just too good to pass up. Saved for his 10th birthday, this year was finally the year for his ‘Block Party’ Minecraft Birthday Madness and of course, it turned out awesome! Definitely worth the wait ;).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hand-made tissue fringe backdrop & crepe paper table runner + pixelated brick & tree centerpieces
  • Grass block rice krispie treat sculpture & a diamond block cake & TNT block birthday cake
  • Red Vine licorice TNT bundles & Creeper cookies + power up water bottles & grassy cupcakes
  • Glow in the dark glasses & Minecraft masks + Creeper t-shirts & blocky sunglass party favors

minecraft themed building blocks cake

minecraft party printables

TNT minecraft bomb cake

custom minecraft party shirts

TNT red vine licorice bundles


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Classy & Elegant Pink Pony Birthday Party

pink colored pony rides and horse cupcakes

As a twist on the traditional country western style pony parties that we usually see, Shana Rosenheck of POMP styled this Classy & Elegant Pink Pony Birthday Party with whimsical florals, chic decor & sweet farm animals. But don’t let the title fool you — this party is anything but stuffy! The kids had loads of fun petting animals, playing with balloons and riding pink ponies (which were safely colored with vegetable dye)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Ruffled pink horse topped birthday cake + a muddy chocolate pig pen cake
  • Cotton candy & popcorn machines + berry basket lunches & sprinkle rimmed milk bottles
  • A pinwheel topped eclair tower + pony cake pops, farm animal cupcakes & sheep & horseshoe cookies
  • Pink jelly bean lined sweets dishes + pink floral & polka dot patterned paper party hats & snack cones

pony themed dessert table and pony cake pops

ruffled pink horse topped birthday cake

dessert table with eclair tower


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Rustic Backyard 30th Birthday Barbecue {Summer Grilling}

rustic bbq mason jars and wood burned drink stirrers

It doesn’t feel like summer for me without some good old fashioned grilling — even better if it’s with friends! To kick off her summer right, Abigail Barnes of Paper and Cake, an amazing stylist & great friend to HWTM, threw this Rustic Backyard 30th Birthday Barbecue for her and some girlfriends to kick back, relax and enjoy some barbecue & sweet eats! How cute are those mason jars?! I love those wood burned drink stirrers! I am definitely feeling inspired to eat al fresco tonight :).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A step ladder cupcake display with paper pinwheels + barbecue themed cake pops
– ‘Come and get it’ party printables + twine wrapped mason jars & wood burned ‘Drink Up’ drink stirrers
– A biscuit bar with with sweet toppings + mini red & yellow strainers as biscuit bowls
– Twinkle lights backdrop + a rustic tablescape with burlap place mats & sunflower centerpieces
– Custom packaged barbecue sauce + gummy hot dog & hamburger party favors

red and yellow gingham tablescape for a backyard barbecue

30th birthday barbecue food and dessert table

barbecue party cake pops (more…)

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Darling Pretty Pink Kitty Cat Birthday Party

kitty cat birthday party dessert table and yarn ball centerpieces

We loved yesterday’s kitty cat party so much, we just had to keep the (yarn) ball rolling with this Darling Pretty Pink Kitty Cat Birthday Party, photographed & styled by Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day! The girls hopped around in their golden bell necklaces, kitty ears & sweet pink tutus, playing with yarn (like that amazing DIY yarn ball piñata!) & making kitty cat faces out of paper plates (a super cute & simple craft idea). Me-ow! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY embellished invitation with ric rac & gold cord + hanging ribbon photo booth backdrop
  • Yarn ball topped pink birthday cake + a yarn ball ‘3’ door hanger & pink yarn wrapped milk bottles
  • Mini tutu place cards & tulle pom chair backs + bright pink tulip centerpieces & hanging tissue poms
  • Bell embellished marshmallow pops & striped pink cake pops + cat cookies with mini heart cookie ‘collars’

yarn ball topped birthday cake

yarn ball door hanger

mini tutu place settings and tulle chair backs

DIY embellished party invitation

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Royal Purple Sofia the First Birthday Party

sofia the first birthday party welcome sign and invitation

Purple was my absolute favorite color growing up, I lived in a sponge painted purple room for way too long. So it’s a pretty safe bet to say that if Sofia the First had been around when I was a kid, I would have been just as smitten as so many little girls out there today! When one of those little girls’ birthday rolled around this year, mom, aka Emily Klaparda, knew just what to do! This Royal Purple Sofia the First Birthday Party has everything a Sofia fan could dream of — from a beautifully regal tablescape, to an outdoor castle fit for a queen!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper candelabra & castle decorated mantle + castle & Sofia the First wall decals
  • Castle shaped pb&j sandwiches + star shaped fruit & grape skewer wands + purple cauliflower crudité
  • Tiara topped Sofia the First inspired birthday cake + glittery tiara printable accents
  • Swagged satin tablecloth secured by rose bouquets & 3D purple paper castle centerpieces
  • Brunch & boozy drinks for the adults + royal art studio crafts & happily ever after party favors

purple sofia the first birthday cake

purple sofia the first party mantle decor

sofia the first party tablescape, chair sashes and bathroom sign

castle shaped pb&j sandwiches


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Pink & Gold Confetti Bridal Shower + DIY Party Decor

DIY Bridal Shower Centerpiece with Paper Flowers

Earlier this summer, Jacque made some DIY centerpieces and decorations for her friend’s pink and gold bridal shower that turned out so super cute and are also budget-friendly (yay!). She wasn’t able to photograph the party, so I asked her to bring one of the centerpieces in afterwards so we could still share it with you guys. That’s one of them above, in case you were wondering. ;)  And the flowers are made out of coffee filters – how awesome is that?!

She also incorporated some of the elements from my Confetti Bridal Shower paper collection into the party, so we decided to set up a little post-party inspiration gallery to highlight some of our favorite DIY party decor tips & tricks that work for all sorts of occasions. Here goes!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY coffee filter flowers (with a mix of plain & dyed filters) + golden pom centers
  • Simple white gift boxes embellished with decorative paper, washi tape and baker’s twine
  • “Love is Sweet” napkin wraps + a gold chevron paper table runner & tray liner
  • Tissue confetti decorated frames + DIY tissue tassel chair backs & garlands
  • Plastic champagne flutes decked out with gold bases, pink rhinestones, & personalized party flags

pink and gold bridal shower centerpiece with coffee filter paper flowers

If you’ve followed HWTM for a while, chances are good that you’re very familiar with the good ol’ $0.99 Ikea Tolsby frame. The ones pictured here are dressed up for the occasion with gold spray painted bases + a band of glitter tape.

diy tissue confetti frame - pink and gold

Photos are the perfect way to personalize any event! We just added a few pieces of tissue confetti + a party circle to make this everyday gold frame (above) match the party’s confetti theme.

pink and gold bridal shower table (more…)

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Adorable Preppy Kitty Birthday Party {Blue & Pink}

kitty cat birthday party dessert table

It’s no secret that cats are a bit of an internet sensation, so when Jessica Billings of Party Pants LLC sent us this Preppy Kitty Birthday Party that she created for her daughter, I knew it would be a hit! After all, how could anyone resist (human-approved) meow-themed treats & a stuffed animal cat adoption? Everything is beyond adorable, especially the Best in Show Cat Competition they held, which featured their own fluffy contestant! Spolier alert: he wins! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mouse tail candy chews, ‘balls of yarn’ rice krispie treats & kitty whisker pretzel sticks
  • VIP cat show tickets & striped pink & blue printables + a custom sewn dessert table drop
  • Fondant kitty & yarn ball topped cupcakes, meow mix chex & miniature yarn mice throughout the desserts

kitty cat birthday party invitation

best in show party cat competition

kitty whisker pretzel sticks


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Bright & Cheery Rainbow Garden Birthday Party

rainbow garden birthday party

When I was a kid, I loved the movie The Secret Garden and secretly wished that I would someday find a secret garden of my own (hasn’t happened yet) ;). Lucky for Bella, her mom (Emily Jack of Upon A Time Designs) beautifully styled this Bright & Cheery Rainbow Garden Birthday Party, so that she could have a secret garden of her own on her special day! With flowers, friendly bugs & lots of sunny rainbows, this party is sure to leave a smile on your face!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Custom garden rainbow dessert table backdrop + matching garden party printables
  • Chocolate mud pots with gummy worms, rustic toffee apples + ladybug chocolate covered Oreos
  • A garden coloring wall, flower & bug cutout photo booth & garden pot painting activity
  • Pink garden ladybug birthday cake + pink flower hair clips & a green tutu for the birthday girl

chocolate dirt mud pots and garden cupcakes

garden bug photo booth face cutouts

garden party drinks table


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{Ice Cream Parlor} Pink Flamingo Party

flamingo birthday party invitation and dessert table

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share an Ice Cream Parlor Pink Flamingo Party that Krista O’Byrne of Hoopla Events styled for her daughter! Hues of hot pink, black and white stripes combined with clean, modern lines & darling flamingo details made this an incredibly eye catching soiree.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Custom made pink & white striped parlor canopy overhang for the flamingo themed Ice Cream Buffet
  • Pink & white chocolate flamingo lollipop favors + a modern polka dot & striped flamingo cake
  • Adorable custom monogrammed shirt and pettiskirt for the birthday girl + candy filled ‘Kennedy’ dishes
  • Bright pink carnation centerpieces topped with flamingos + pink glitter ribbon tied birthday banner

flamingo birthday party banner

flamingo cake

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All-American Baseball Birthday Party

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Play ball! Abigail Barnes of Paper and Cake is batting 1000 with this All American Baseball Birthday Party that she planned and styled for her son. The birthday boy & his friends enjoyed classic baseball snacks while getting to do what they love best! I am loving the vintage feel of the printables & decor, reminds me of The Sandlot (one of the all-time greatest baseball movies in my opinion) :). It’s safe to say Abigail hit it out of the park with this one!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Classic baseball snacks like sunflower seeds, bubble gum, peanuts & boxes of popcorn
  • Baseball stitch decorated printables, layered push-cakes + bat & baseball shaped candy favors
  • All-American foods like apple pie bars, hot dogs & watermelon + baseball cake balls

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