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{Party of 5} Thanksgiving Desserts, Pink Ballerina, Superhero Birthday, Dainty Brunch & Vintage Car

autumn desserts

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:

– Fall Thanksgiving Dessert Table
– Pink Ballerina Party
– Superhero Birthday
– Pastel & Dainty Brunch
– Vintage Car Party

1. Autumn Harvest Dessert Table & Printables (pictured above) by hellomysweet

2. Ballerina Party by That Cute Little Cake

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{Party of 5} Glam Thanksgiving, Modern Tablescape, Tattoo Parlour, Fall Birthday & Nautical Dessert Table

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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:

– Glam Thanksgiving
– Modern Thanksgiving Tablescape
– Tattoo Parlour First Birthday
– Fall Themed Birthday Party
– Nautical Dessert Table

1. Thanksgiving Tablescape Design 2011 (pictured above) by Delicously Darling Events

2. Giving Sweet Thanks by The Sweetest Affair

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Favorite Detail: Magic Wand Cake Pop Sticks

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Laura of LAURA’S little PARTY got super creative for a Magical Fairy Themed Baby Shower for her sister! My favorite part? The clever Magic Wand Cake Pop Sticks! In place of stripe straws or lollipop sticks, Laura used star shaped silver wands to add a little sparkle to her sweet pink cake pops!

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{Party of 5} Winter ONEderland, Backyard Football, Friends Dinner, Baby Welcome Home & Coke Float

winter onederland

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:

– Winter ONEderland
– Backyard Football Bash
– Friends Dinner Party
– Baby Welcome Home
– Coke Float & Ice Cream Social Dessert Table

1. Pom Pom Winter ONEderland (pictured above) by Wakawoo Events

2. Backyard Football Bash by Sweet Threads Clothing Co

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Holiday Round Up: 15+ Last Minute Halloween Ideas!

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It’s finally here! The much-anticipated day when you get to dress up as whatever you want and eat as much candy as you can possibly handle: it’s HALLOWEEN – hooray! On the other hand…

BOO! Did Halloween sneak up on you?

We know how busy life gets… and how many of us feel like just last week it was July and there was so much time to plan a Halloween party and figure out a costume – and now suddenly it’s day-of you’re scrambling to pull everything together! Hostess is here to rescue you – with a round up of creative Last Minute Halloween Ideas that you can quickly pull together utilizing items you already own, a quick trip to the store, or 10 minutes on the computer. From creepy “Wart Elixier” (green food coloring + soda + our free printables) to cute-n-easy Halloween sock covered vases, we hope you can have fun with some of these! :)

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{Party of 5} Spooktacular, House of Spooks, Cowgirl Party, Halloween Crafting, & I Heart School

frankenstein marshmallow pops

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:

– Spooktackular Halloween
– House of Spooks
– Orange & Blue Cowgirl Party
– Halloween Paper Crafting Party
– I Heart School

1. Spooktacular Halloween (pictured above) by Love The Day

2. House of Spooks by Party Plan-it Designs

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Creative Construction Themed Birthday Party

construction tools cakes

Come join Easton’s “Contruction Crew” in the sandbox as he turns 2! Creative mom Janine built her son a fun Construction Party that’s all wrapped up in clever ideas… and caution tape! Themed treats like caution sign shaped cookies, chocolate truck lollipops, & lots of kid-friendly snacks were readily available on site to keep all the little guys hard at work – in the sandbox that is! :) 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yellow dump truck cupcake toppers + matching cake holding mounds of “dirt”
– Construction hat and orange cone cake pops displayed in “sand buckets”
– Frosted sugar cookies in the shapes of construction tools
– Caution tape, mini orange cones + a “Work Area” sign
– Toy dump trucks doubling as snack bowls and table decorations

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Clever & Creative Mad Scientist Party for Kids

mad scientist dessert table

From pint-sized white lab coats, goggles & checkered bow ties to clever periodic table chocolate bar wrappers, Cris of Crissy’s Crafts is absolutely bubbling over with creative Mad Scientist Party Ideas! One look at these pics and the evidence is clear… elements like colored drinks served in beakers, treats inspired by lab equipment, and stylish printables from Bird’s Party are the perfect ingredients for great party chemistry!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Edible white chocolate lab rats & blue brains displayed on clip board “trays” (genius!)
– Lava Lamp, Glitter Green Slime and Crystal Bubble “experiments”
– Slimy gummy worms in petri dishes & M&M filled test tubes
– Atom & microscope printable cupcake toppers & bottle wraps!
– A “blackboard” (black wrapping paper) backdrop scribbled with scientific formulas

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{Party of 5} Haunted Forest, Gothic Halloween, Mexican Fiesta, Spooky Halloween & Little Red Riding Hood

haunted forest halloween 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:

– Haunted Forest Halloween Party
– Gothic Halloween
– Mexican Fiesta
– Spooky Halloween
– Little Red Riding Hood First Birthday

1. The Haunted Forest Halloween Party (pictured above) by LuLu’s

2. Spooky Gothic Halloween & Party Printables by hellomysweet

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{Super Clever} Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Party

halloween glow in the dark party

This spooky halloween setup is so clever it just glows… in the dark that is! Nikki of Tikkido dreamed up this ghoulish Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Party (as featured in Festivities Magazine) showing it with the lights on  – and OFF! Scroll down to check out all the fun DIY elements and creative ways to brighten up your holiday!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Haunted portrait gallery cookies (see them change in the dark!)
– A glowing chandelier, cupcake platter & ectoplasmic pudding
– Trick or Treat drink station with witches cauldrons + a creepy leafless tree cut out
– Skeleton arm cupcake toppers with “Let the Ghoul Times Roll” Printables

black light halloween table

black light halloween party

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{Party of 5} Lalaloopsy, Vintage Cowgirl, Sweet Peach Baby Shower, Mermaid Party & Moroccan Midnight Affair

lalaloopsy

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:

– Lalaloopsy Birthday Party
– Pink Vintage Cowgirl Birthday
– Sweet as a Peach Baby Shower
– Mermaid Party
– Moroccan Midnight Affair

1. Lalaloopsy Birthday Party (pictured above) by SugarSweet

2. Vintage Cowgirl Birthday Party by tania ~ totful memories

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Playful Monster Mash Kids Halloween Party

monster mash halloween collection

I don’t know about you, but our new Monster Mash Kids Halloween Party makes me all googly eyed… in a good way! Yarn pom pom accents and silly little monsters make for a fun, not-so-scary Halloween celebration for kids. Visit Hostess Ink to find the Monster Mash Party Printables pictured here, then invite all the neighborhood kids over for a crazy-fun night of monsters and treats!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Play-dough favors (with DIY monster faces & printable favor tags)
– Candy “eyeball” orange soda garnishes + “Boo!” drink flags
– “Bouquets” of monsters, eyeballs & yarn poms displayed in striped sock-covered vases
– “Come dressed to scare” customizable Monster Mash invitation + address labels
– Monster cupcakes made from candy corn & googly eyes

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{Party of 5} Gender Reveal, Preppy Pink Nautical, Movie & Pizza Party, Under the Sea, & Polaroid Party

gender reveal 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:

– Gender Reveal Party
– Preppy Pink & Nautical Navy 1st Birthday
– Movie & Mozzarella (Pizza Party)
– “Under the Sea” Mermaid Party
– Polaroid Party

1. Gender Reveal Party – Handsome Fella or Lil Lady? (pictured above) by Le Partie Sugar

2. Preppy Pink and Nautical Navy 1st Birthday Party by Sweet Peach Paperie

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{Party of 5} Owl Party, Military Birthday, Purple Ombre Baby Naming, Awesome 80’s & Hello Kitty Movie Night

owl 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:

– Owl Themed Party
– Military Party
– Purple Ombre Baby Naming
– Totally Awesome 80’s Party
– Hello Kitty Movie Night

1. Lucia’s Owl Themed Party (pictured above) by dvelasquez

2. Davis’ Military Party by Lauren

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{Party of 5} Vintage Luau, Cute Halloween, Rainbow Time Flies, Soap Box Derby & Chevron Sesame Street Party

hawaiin luau 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:

– Vintage Luau
– Cute Halloween Party
– {Rainbow & Chevron} Time Flies Party
– Soap Box Derby Birthday
– Chevron Sesame Street

1. Vintage Luau Party (pictured above) by Oh My! Creative

2. Classic Cute & Sweet Halloween Party by Sweet Threads Clothing Co

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{Party of 5} Halloween Party, Beachy Pink Picnic, Hello Kitty Pool Party, Back to School & Pink Bridal Shower

halloween party dessert ideas

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:

– Halloween Housewarming Party
– Beachy Pink Birthday Picnic
– Hello Kitty Pool Party
– Back to School Party
– Pink & Red Bridal Shower

1. Haunted Halloween Housewarming (pictured above) by Deliciously Darling Events

2. Picnic Party on the Beach by Alison Salcedo 

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Beautiful “Burlap & Buttons” High Tea Party

Tea party floral decorations and sweet treats

Inspired by Anthropolgie and high tea style, Natalie of Events by Nat designed this gorgeous Burlap & Burgundy High Tea Party. I love how she paired elegant details like ruffle fondant flowers and classic tea china with more casual elements like burlap, buttons, and natural wood boxes. This beautiful and downright charming look would work well for everything from weddings and bridal showers to milestone birthday parties!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Savory tea sandwiches with tied playful button & rose accents
– Floral vintage dishes with gold trim
– Pink ombre petite cakes & cupcakes with romantic ruffled fondant flowers
– Burlap covered “Eat Me” labels with burgundy buttons

Ham and chutney tea sandwhiches

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{Party of 5} Blast Back to School, Seattle Shower, Kids Halloween, Lemonade Party & Rainbow Birthday

blast off back to school 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:

– Blast Back to School
– Seattle Inspired Gender Neutral Baby Shower
– Kids Halloween Party
– Strawberries & Lemonade Party
– Rainbow Birthday Party

1. Blast Back to School! (pictured above) by Gwynn Wasson Designs

2. Seattle Themed Gender Neutral Baby Shower by BellwetherEvents

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{Party of 5} Vintage Romance, Elephant Baby Shower, Natural Dessert Table, Ice Cream Shop & Penguin Party

pink strawberry cake

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:

– Vintage Parisian Romance
– Neon & Neutral Elelphant Baby Shower
– Natural Dessert Table
– Vintage Ice Cream Shop Birthday Party
– Penguin Pool Party

1. Vintage Parisian Romance (pictured above) by hellomysweet

2. Neon & Neutral Elephant Baby Shower by Emmy’s Events

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Favorite Detail: DIY Monogram Moss Wreath

summer fairy wreath

I love how girly & gorgeous this Monogram Moss Wreath + Baby’s Breath Pom by Jennifer of Inspiring Giggles turned out! She used it as a backdrop for her Fairy Princess (from the book My Very Own Fairy Tale) inspired dessert table. (Tutorial for Baby’s Breath Pom here.) I can totally picture this being used in a nature inspired party or even just hanging in my room ;)

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{Party 5} Pink Dessert Table, Back to School, Owl Always Love You, Circus Carnival & Toy Story Party

pink lady bird 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 Dessert Table
– Back to School Party
– Owl Always Love You
– Circus Carnival Extravaganza
– Toy Story Party

1. 2nd Birthday Ladybird Themed Dessert Table (pictured above) by Sweet Style

2. Back to School Party by Sweet Threads Clothing Co

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Art Deco Style Roaring 20s Party {Adult Birthday}

roaring 20's party

Shannon of Bottle Pop Party Co. dreamed up this fabulous Art Deco Style Roaring 20s Party for a fun adult birthday party… or “anytime” get together! There’s such a great mix of glam details and creative, yet easy DIY ideas here – like the flapper inspired bunting on the cake. For her one pro element, she enlisted Jesyka D’itri Mares to design some seriously gorgeous custom invitations! I love her choice of party password too. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Metallic gold cake with a DIY black fringe bunting
– Prohibition era inspired liquor bottles + playful framed Humphrey Bogart quote
– Art deco style gold and black place settings

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{Party of 5} Watermelon Summer, Fairy Garden, Sunshine First Birthday, Sip & Sea & Chic Fashion

watermelon summer 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:

– Watermelon Summer Party
– Fairy Garden Party
– Sunshine First Birthday
– Sip & Sea
– Chic Fashion Party

1. Watermelon Summer Party (pictured above) by Fara Party Design / Little Things Creations

2. Fairy Garden Party by SunnybyDesign

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{Party of 5} Princess Jasmine, Milk & Cookies, Toy Story 3, Preschool Party & Brunch Bridal Shower

jasmine princess 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:

– Arabian Princess Jasmine Inspired Birthday Party
– Milk & Cookies
– Toy Story 3 Birthday
– Preschool Party
– Brunch Bridal Shower

1. Arabian Princess Jasmine Inspired Birthday Party (pictured above) by LetsHaveABallParties

2. Cookies & Milk by LeeLaaLoo

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{Party of 5} Barnyard Party, Money Dessert Table, Strawberry Shortcake, Olympic Party & Fireman Birthday

barn yard farm 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:

– {Farm Animal} Barnyard Party
– Money & Gold Dessert Table {for a financial planner birthday girl!}
– Strawberry Shortcake Inspired First Birthday
– Little Athlete Olympic Party
– Fireman Birthday Party

1. Barnyard Party (pictured above) by thesmallfry

2. Money, Money, Money Dessert Table by Events by Nat

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Favorite Detail: “Future Rangers Wife” Cake

future rangers wife cake

Since everyone in Meaghan‘s circle knows that she’s a diehard Texas Rangers fan & plans on marrying Mike Napoli (her favorite baseball player!), her boss threw her a playful “Future Rangers Wife” Surprise Party! The main attraction was the amazing birthday cake by Layered Bake Shop, topped with a baseball cap, a framed picture of Mike Napoli, an engagement ring, and a love letter from Mike! ;)

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{Party of 5} Reptile Party, Lemonade Stand, Enchanted, Tiffany Bridal Shower & Birthday Brunch

creepy crawly party

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:

– Creepy Crawly Reptile Party
– Lemonade Stand Party
– Enchanted Birthday
– Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower
– Sugar & Spice Birthday Brunch

1. Creepy Crawly Reptile Party (pictured above) by The Sweet Society

2. Lemonade Stand Party by Giggles Galore

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Desserts In Jars Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding

dessert in jars Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding

Shaina’s jar genius is back! As promised in our Desserts in Jars review from last week, here’s another fabulous recipe from the book – this time for the gorgeous-looking Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding. Mascarpone cheese, blueberries, agave nectar, lemon zest, artisan bread, and more delectable flavors served in a cute little jar that you get all to yourself! (more…)

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Favorite Detail: Campfire Cake {Summer Camp Party}

campfire cake with candy bar logs

Rebecca of Petite Party Studio planned a super fun Summer Camp Party for her son’s 4th birthday. Honestly, everything about this entire party is amazing – fishing poles, lanterns filled with candy, tie-dye t-shirts & more… but Jenn and I just could not get over the cake! We love how creative, cost effective, and totally doable this Campfire Cake is – with it’s candy bar “logs”, rock candy “embers” and a roaring “flame” made out of a sugar cookie!

campfire cake with cookie flames

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{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon, Volleyball Birthday, Vintage Baby Shower, Gold Plated Soirée & Price is Right

vintage hot air balloon dessert table

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:

– Vintage Hot Air Balloon
– Volleyball Birthday
– Vintage Baby Shower
– Gold Plated Soiree
– (“The Price is Right” inspired) Age 5 is Right

1. Vintage Hot Air Balloon (pictured above) by Little Sooti

2. Lauren’s 13th Birthday by Something Chic Party and Event Design

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