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With the start of a new school year, a great way to get the kids excited for their new classes, teachers & of course, back to school shopping, is to throw a little surprise party for them! Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties and Candace Miller from Lillypaul Designs get an A+ for their cleverly styled Fall-Inspired Vintage Back to School Celebration! […]

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{Quick Note from HWTM} We are thrilled to have Rachel Scott from RV Parties here today as our newest guest contributor, kicking off an exciting new series — Parties in a Pinch! It’s easy to feel a lot of pressure to put together a Pinterest-perfect event and then become overwhelmed by the planning process. Rachel’s advice will equip you with some […]

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Although you never need an explanation for why you styled a party after an adorable bunny rabbit, Rena Tan of Sugarena :: Candy Buffet Stylist explains that Nijntje (more popularly known as Miffy) is to the Dutch what Hello Kitty is to the Japanese. So when a Dutch friend of hers wanted to include Miffy in her son’s first […]

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This Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloon Birthday will make you feel like you’re floating among the clouds! Bruna Sanches, the amazing photographer of Simply Lace Photography, had this theme picked out months before her son’s first birthday, so with all that planning time, it’s no wonder this party turned out beautifully! I absolutely love the hanging mini hot […]

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A couple months ago I flew across the country to Jersey City for the “Baby Liberty” Operation Shower event – a vintage Americana style baby shower that I styled in collaboration with Operation Shower‘s Amy Belle Isle. With nearly 200 guests, a beautiful waterside venue, and all 3 Kardashian sisters co-hosting alongside Babies R Us, […]

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Welcome aboard this fun “Ahoy it’s a Boy” Preppy Nautical Baby Shower that Krista O’Byrne of Hoopla Events styled for her good friend, Joanna and her family’s newest crew member, baby Max! With a beautiful woodland backdrop, sea-faring decor like drift wood and seashells, and clean navy & white tablescapes, this party is the perfect example of smooth sailing ;). PARTY […]

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Happy Thursday! I’ve got some fun news to share with you guys today about a different sort of project we’ve been quietly working on over here for the past couple months! ;) Krusteaz® recently asked me to collaborate with them on a creative campaign starring their brand new Flatbread Mixes. The creative concepting & prep […]

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This is one of those projects that was kind of a happy accident, but it’s so fun & easy that I already know it’s going to become a staple in my bag of party tricks! While “inspiration shopping” for our recent Fiesta party theme, I stumbled on a 4-pack of cork tile squares for less […]

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I’m excited to share a colorful, easy, and super budget-friendly party DIY with you today! I used these Tissue Fringe Garlands in a recent Fiesta-themed project, but they’re really versatile enough to incorporate into all sorts of celebrations. And as simple as they seem, there are definitely a couple tricks to making them work well […]

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Is everyone else loving flamingos as much as we are?! I love the tropical, bright vibe they give a party! Kelly Catron of Gigi Noelle Events styled her daughter’s Fabulous Flamingo First Birthday Pool Party with summery details, ocean inspired decor and of course, tons of bright pink! Looking for even more flamingo party inspiration? Check out these other fabulous […]

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Hi there! When I first started HWTM way back in 2006, my goal was to inspire others and make stylish party planning more accessible to first time hostesses, amateur planners, or really anyone that wanted to add a little bit of creative pizzazz to their events. On that note, I’m excited to announce that – starting […]

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Flowers are obviously an important part of any wedding, but beyond the bouquets and centerpieces, there are tons of other ways to bring some natural life into your event. Inspired by This is back today to share some beautiful floral wedding inspiration, each featuring beautifully styled, creative uses of flowers & floral patterns! Keep scrolling to see […]

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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 — Fondant Letter Toppers. Whether you use them as an initial or get all the letters of your name, these fondant cake […]

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share my son’s 9th birthday party.  I’ll give you a clue to the theme – this party has vintage style office props and is black and white with pops of color.  We had a Vintage Detective Party with a detective training session and a criminal case to solve.  […]

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Right on trend, Kristen Cambridge of Kristen Cambridge Designs styled this darling Tropical Flamingo First Birthday Bash with a bunch of great, budget-friendly ideas that can be used in all kinds of parties! I love the preppy, feminine look of everything, especially knowing how creative Kristen was to keep everything affordable and still so stylish! That is definitely my kind of party :). […]

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