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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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Seat belts, check! Landing gear, check! Party hats, check! This little birthday boy is ready for takeoff! Jennifer Yun of MayDetails Studio whipped up this Adorable “Soaring High” Airplane Birthday Party for her son. I love the bright color palette, map details & custom printables with a picture of the birthday boy in the pilot’s seat! This party is such a great […]

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This Secret Garden Ballet Recital Birthday Party, styled by Wansze Cheng of Simple Elegance Melbourne, is sophisticated enough for any grown-up party, but perfectly sweet enough for this little ballerina! Wansze’s daughter is a tutu fanatic, so she made sure to include lots of tulle & ballet slippers, while also adding some lovely wild flowers to keep things feeling organic […]

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There are lots of benefits to living by the beach, including being able to use it as an awesome party venue! Shawna Brockmeier of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events created this Super Rad Girl’s Surf Camp Birthday Party for her little surfer girl. I love the bold black & white stripes mixed with the soft pink VW bus — totally untraditional for […]

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As a newly inducted Cub Scout, Jeremiah wanted to share his new love for the outdoors with all of his friends for his 8th birthday. So mom, aka Kameela Lewis of Tutus & Bowties Events, stepped up and created this “Happy Trails” Rustic Campfire Birthday Party! Kameela not only killed it with the styling, but she also learned how to […]

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For an untraditional celebration of this past Father’s Day, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It was inspired by her family’s love of comedy to create this “Nacho Ordinary” Father’s Day Party {Luchador}! Nacho Libre is one of those movies that can instantly put you in a good mood (I don’t know how anyone can resist the comedic charms of Jack Black). […]

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Come one, come all to see the sweetest Girly Big Top Circus First Birthday Party in town! Maressa Lacerda of Pequenos Luxos was the ring leader for this party, styling everything, including the amazing main attraction — that stunning dessert table! Balancing bears, cute clown cupcakes & spectacular seals are just a few of the entertaining circus acts to celebrate this […]

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Taleen Shirikian of Simple Little Details transformed this backyard into a magically Whimsical Fairy Garden Birthday Party for a fairy special little girl ;). I love all of the simple & sweet details, from the rhinestone studded silk flowers throughout, to the pretty garden-esque tables with ‘growing’ centerpieces. Such a lovely way to spend a beautiful day! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out […]

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When your love of Superheroes extends to what you name your kids, it becomes pretty obvious what their first big party should be! Lauren Borquez of Capes and Crowns styled this {Man of Steel Inspired} Superman Birthday Party for her son, Kal-El, who’s name is inspired by the name Clark Kent was born by on planet Krypton :). Lauren took every aspect of Superman’s […]

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Gooey experiments, spewing “lava” & tasty petri dish treats — why couldn’t those things have been a part of my science classes?! My hypothesis is that there is absolutely nothing crazy about this Mad Science Birthday Party Experiment, where just about everything you see was made by the hands of Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day! It’s so hard to pick out […]

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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: – Pink Rose Christening Dessert Table – Princess & the Pea Pajama Birthday Party – Pink & Gold Minnie Mouse Birthday Party […]

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