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Golf Themed 30th Birthday “Par-tee”

Golf themed birthday party

With a golf lover in my own house, I know just how fun it can be to throw a party around your husband’s favorite hobby! This GOLF themed 30th Birthday “Par-tee” by Rebecca Martinez is full of clever and witty treats, details, and decorations…from  gator cookies, and rice krispie “sand traps” to golf ball cake pops!

Not only did guests enjoy an array of sweets, but they got to participate in a golf costume contest and chipping contest too! Incorporating creative activities for all ages is a great way to keep the party fun & exciting all night. This hostess definitely hit a hole-in-one with this fabulous golf-inspired birthday party!

Golf themed birthday party

Read on for all the par-tee details + lots of fun pictures… (more…)

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Winnie The Pooh Inspired Sweets Table

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party

Who doesn’t love the famously cute Pooh-bear… especially alonside his friends Tiger and Piglet? This first birthday party sweets table – inspired by Winnie The Pooh and designed by Dooby Design Group – has so many darling touches! I especially love the wood bark candy stands, the stylish & modern paper details, and all the sunny yellow accents – from the lemon slices to the yellow-and-white check table cover. So head on into the Hundred Acre Wood for a whimsical & sweet 1st birthday party celebration!

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party

Read on for creative details and lots of sweet-as-honey party pictures… (more…)

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{For the Guys!} A Pub-Inspired Brew Bash

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Guys, this one is for YOU! Jennifer of Passion for Parties threw a festive BREW BASH birthday party for her husband that will have all your guys asking for a beer party! Decorations included beer cap “baubles”, chalk board menus, and decorative beer signs. So when you are on the hunt for a party idea for your man, turn your house into a pub-worthy brew bash!

What I love most about this Brew Bash party is the tasty pub appetizers that Jennifer included – such as sliders, baked potato soup, honey glazed chicken wings, chocolate cake shots, and of course – LOTS of beer for tasting!

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Read on for all the Brew Bash details including the DIY “Beer Cap Baubles” and more… (more…)

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Sparkly “Spring Bling” Bridal Shower

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This SPRING BLING Bridal Shower is definitely a fabulous way to welcome the warmer weather! Of course, you can really tailor the glitzy details from this pretty party to any time of year though, which is great! Touches of BLING adorned everything… from the floral centerpieces and place settings to the gold popcorn cones and cake. You can never go wrong with a little sparkle, right?!

From a lovely “lounge area” set up for gift opening to adorable mini bites like soup shooters, veggie crudités, hear shaped sandwiches, and oriental salad boxes (just to name a few!), this bride-to-be and her friends definitely celebrated the happy occasion in STYLE!

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Read on for lots more sparkly inspiration and all the creative details… (more…)

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1950’s Murder Mystery Engagement Party

1905s murder mystery engagement party costumes

We’re taking you back to the 1950s with this “hipMURDER MYSTERY ENGAGEMENT PARTY! No detail was left undone at this clever celebration… from the old-fashioned coke bottles and scrabble game pieces to the drive-in movie sign and use of LP records as charger plates. I absolutely ADORE all the costumes and photo prop signs too!

And – as you might have noticed in the title – this 1950’s themed engagement celebration is ALSO a murder mystery party – how much fun is that?! Incorporating a fun activity like this into an already themed event is such a creative way to party!

1905s murder mystery engagement party

Read on for all the clever 1950’s themed details (don’t miss the “How To Get a Husband” fabric… apparently there are butterfly nets involved!) + lots of fun pictures… (more…)

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{FLASHBACK!} High School Inspired Party

When Apartment Guide designed a challenge to “create an entertainment area or tablescape and throw a party in that space, within the next 10 days,” Caley of How Does She set out to time travel back to the days of HIGH SCHOOL! With cafeteria trays as her inspiration, Caley created a FLASHBACK menu full of tater tots, square pizza (remember those days?), milk cartons, pudding, and lots of other cafeteria eats! High school photos of the guests were combined to create a photo garland hung around the room. My favorite part? Guests arrived dressed up as their favorite High School Stereotype!

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Take a trip down memory lane below… with more fun, high school inspired photos + all the creative details from Caley! (more…)

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Festive “Buenas Noches” Adult Birthday

buenos noches adult birthday party

A neighborhood Dinner Party Club set out to host a Beunas Noches themed birthday party with lots of DIY elements and vibrant colors! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I’m loving all the fiesta inspiration in this party. Some of my favorite elements? Repurposing old glass Coca Cola bottles as vases, setting up a taco bar for a themed dinner, and mixing in colorful tissue paper pom poms with string lights!

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Read on for lots of DIY ideas, fiesta inspiration, and more party photos…  (more…)

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{Breezy + Modern} Nautical Birthday Soirée

nautical sailboat adult birthday party

Time to SAIL AWAY to a Nautical 30th Birthday Party from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica on a 40-foot Catamaran! Wedding photographer Jordana Hazel of Hazelnut Photography set sail with friends to celebrate her husband’s SURPRISE 30th birthday!

Growing up along the coast myself, I fell head over heels for all the nautical details of this surprise party. From the handmade fleece blankets and flag pillows to the sand-filled invitations and delicious seafood appetizers, get ready to SET SAIL….

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“Walk the Plank” Pirate Inspired Birthday

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Ahoy, Mateys! You’re in for a real treat today as we are sharing a PIRATE Birthday Party full of inspiration, lots of goodies, and of course… some buried treasure! From the bold stripes to the vibrant color palette, we know you will find LOTS of party inspiration for your little pirates (or grown-up ones!) as we share our favorite elements – from the “old” sunken chest to the swirled drink bottles!

pirate birthday party

Designed on a budget, I share lots of the DIY elements below, so read on for lots more pictures and details… (more…)

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Bright Blue & Green St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick's Day Party Printables

Are you ready to have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day get-together? Well, LUCKY for you, this super cute printable collection and party table by Nellie of Nellie Design and Tracie of TJS Photography will make it super easy host a cool St. Paddy’s Day party! From clover-shaped cookies to colorful party hats, we love the modern colors & patterns in this fun party collection! And definitely worth noting… this party was put together in only TWO days (including the design of the stationery elements!). So no excuses… =)

St. Patrick's Day Party Printables

Read on for lots more fun images filled with polka dots, clovers, and stripes, followed by the party details… (more…)

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“Alice in Wonderland” Inspired Birthday Party

We are huge fans of Alice in Wonderland themed parties around here so this colorful + whimsical 4th birthday party from Tabitha of Fresh Mommy Blog has us head over heels for tea cups and dress up! What little girl wouldn’t love such a darling party?

From the ribbon and floral runner to the spray painted tea cups stacked for a whimsical Alice in Wonderland party table, this party has lots of must-see DIY details! There’s even a fun dress up table filled with vintage inspired hats and accessories!

Read on for more pics of all the Wonderland whimsy details… + DIY party details from Tabitha! (more…)

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“Double Happiness” Baby Naming Ceremony

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We are over the top in love with the gorgeous floral arrangements from this party honoring twin baby girls, as coordinated by Amy Nichols Special Events. This reception was held after a traditional Hebrew Baby Naming Ceremony, and it’s full of sweet, pink inspiration & ideas that can be utilized for all sorts of occasions!

Amy’s client chose adouble happiness” theme that is incorporated in the fabulous pink details, flowering cherry blossoms, and delicious desserts. The glittered table cover adds a touch of glam to this oh-so-chic display!

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Sweet “Puppy Love” Valentine’s Day Party

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

{Please give a warm welcome to Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie on her first contributor post at HWTM – featuring an adorable puppy-themed party she designed herself!}***

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to let our four-legged friends in on the fun with a Puppy Love Valentine’s Party! From sweet doggie treats to a gumball machine filled with bones, the puppies had their share of goodies! The humans enjoyed some sweet treats too, as Bee’s Knees Creative made delicious sugar cookies for the occasion.

Puppy Love Doggy Valentine's Day Party

There is certainly lots of inspiration here for all sorts of Valentine’s Day parties {dog-friendly or otherwise!} so check out lots more fun pics + all the details below, from the burlap covered table to the “Puppy Love” garland(more…)

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