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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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Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and this post is filled with so many of the reasons why! Insanely cute costumes, clever treats (with a mix of both healthy and sweet), and unexpected pops of creativity everywhere… from googly-eyed pumpkin faces popping out of tea pots and paper mice “climbing” the stairs – […]

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Looking at pictures of this whimsical photo shoot is like dreamily falling down the rabbit hole…landing right smack dab in the middle of the Mad Hatter’s Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events & Design expertly styled this shoot to have a vintage, avant-garde feel to it — with ornate pastel sweets, garden floral tea sets & […]

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To celebrate the start of each weekend, we’d like to start a little tradition where we share a mix of fun links from around the web. We spend a VERY good amount of time on our computers at HWTM, and there’s so much great stuff that we stumble upon and think “Our readers would love to see this […]

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A while back, I shared a Toy-Inspired Royal 1st Birthday Party with you that we created earlier this summer. We also posted a few fun extras from the party soon after – like this mess-free glittered forks DIY and lots of free printables – but got sidetracked with other projects and deadlines before we could get […]

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CHEERS to new experiences! Last month, I designed a cocktail party for Fisher-Price® that was hosted in a different sort of venue than I’m personally used to… right smack in the middle of their tradeshow booth. This was at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, so there were a decent amount of logistical hurdles […]

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Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom Event Planning is known around here for adding her own flair to party themes, so it’s no surprise that she made this Animal Lover’s Whimsical Woodland Birthday Party untraditionally colorful, with bright patterns & tons of cute decor! Combined with the standard wooden elements, toadstools & of course adorable forest critters, I am […]

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{Quick Note from HWTM} To celebrate the first day of October (cue flabbergasted confusion as to where summer went), Jennifer Carver, a regular here on the blog, is sharing her take on Halloween with the perfect mix of trick & treat… Here at Banner Events, we are huge Halloween fans! Planning a Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired […]

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Babies can be tough at times, there’s no denying that. But then they smile and you remember just how much joy they bring into your life! For their daughter’s first birthday, Virginia Yu of Designs by Yu and her husband celebrated the light of their lives with this Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party. Their whole extended family came […]

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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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