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For our 2nd Balloon Time contestant feature, we’re excited to share this adorable Girly Garden Birthday Party, styled by Maggie Brereton of Smashed Peas and Carrots. Maggie searched through thrift stores & her own vintage collection so that she could stay under the $100 budget (spending just $89.36 to be exact)! I love the relaxed mismatched chairs & bench […]

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Since Día de los Muertos is right around the corner, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It honored the holiday with this Day of the Dead Party filled with colorful sugar skulls & tons of glittering sweets! The meaning behind Día de los Muertos is so interesting & I think it could be a great opportunity to include the kids in learning about other cultures! Plus, […]

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As we previously mentioned, 8 talented party stylists were recently challenged by Balloon Time to design/host a real celebration using just one of their helium tanks + a budget of $100. The grand prize? A $5K donation to the winning stylist’s charity of choice! Now that the contest is over, we’d like to share each party in […]

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I know that many of you probably don’t even have your Halloween plans figured out yet, but our 2014 blog hop crew is here with a head start on Thanksgiving! Don’t worry though, we just wanted to make sure you had ample time to put some of these fun creations to use next month. And […]

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We’ve been having a bit of a heat wave here in San Diego, so while I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures & bringing out my fall wardrobe, I’m thinking one last afternoon in the sun will be a wonderful send-off to summer, and this Lovely Ladies’ Garden Tea Party by Lisa Lundqvist of Sockerrus is the perfect inspiration! With a lush garden […]

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Hey everyone! Jen here of Jen CYK Photography! Growing up, holiday cards would come in the mail for my parents with hand written notes. A few of the over ambitious folks would include their yearly newsletter, but most kept it pretty simple. Then one year the trend shifted, and pictures began to come with the cards! Nowadays, it’s […]

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Hooray for Friday! To keep with our (very new) end-of-the-week tradition, here’s a new batch of links we love from around the web! We’ve been having so much fun poking around our favorite sites (as well as discovering some new favorites!) & we hope that you’ll enjoy them too! Happy surfing… ;) ***** – Here’s […]

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There’s more to HWTM than party inspiration! Did you know that we also design and sell custom-printed party invitations, holiday cards, and party decor? Our online store is called Hostess INK, and even though it’s actually my favorite thing that we do at HWTM, it’s also something that I rarely talk about it here on […]

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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 — Day of the Dead Parties. Day of the Dead parties are so hot right now they are everywhere and today I’m […]

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If you’re looking for something new to serve at game day get-togethers that’s creative, but also totally doable, look no further! These Cheeseburger Turnovers feature a tasty golden crust, lots of cheesy goodness, and a surprise pickle chip inside for added flavor. They encompass that great comfort food appeal that we all love – especially […]

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Oh. My. Goodness! Geometric garlands, awesome photo wall, bunnies wearing gold-fringed party hats… I’m like a giddy kid in a candy store when it comes to this insanely cute Modern Minimalist Geometric Baby Shower that Jenny Keller (the incredible talent behind Jenny Cookies) recently created for her sister. Pops of gold glitter, triangle motifs & […]

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Are you ready kids?! Aye Aye Captain! Grab your scuba suits (or astronaut suit, if you’re Sandy) and swim on down to the happiest pineapple under the sea for this Bikini Bottom Spongebob Squarepants Birthday Party! Michelle Samardzija of Mad Momma Events & Styling added a girly flair to this Spongebob theme for her daughter’s special day. I love […]

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Getting lured in by the sight of an all-candy house is an understandably easy thing to do, so I totally get how Hansel & Gretel were tricked by the wicked witch. Luckily, this Hansel & Gretel Candy Themed Twin’s Birthday Party has no wicked witch to worry about, so guests were able to enjoy all of the amazing […]

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Down, Set, Hut Hut Hut! Hello everyone! Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here. Today, I’m excited to share my Neutral & Rustic Style Football Party, which kicks off football season in style. Vintage styled graphics in neutral tones helps make this setup versatile for any team that you may be rooting for. Mix in your own team colors, […]

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Everyone knows one of the best parts of Halloween is the candy, but there are a few obvious downsides of letting our kids (and ourselves – let’s be honest!) chow down on a bit too much sugar. On that note, I’m excited that Shana Rosenheck from POMP Party offered to share a few quick & easy recipes that will add […]

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