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JENNIFER SBRANTI is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hostess with the Mostess® (HWTM), a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog.

Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com.

Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.

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They say if you hold a seashell to your ear, you can hear the ocean, but I think I hear wedding bells! In preparation for her best friend’s beach wedding, Kelli McCarthy of KLM Events created this beautiful Chic Beachy Bridal Shower. Inspired by the bride’s favorite colors, Kelli brought the ocean to shore in untraditional (and super […]

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Looking for a way to avoid waste pile up after a party? Carlene Smith of Naturally Yours Events worked her environmental magic to create this Eco-Friendly Whale Themed Baby Shower! The kicker was that she used eco-friendly vendors and hired Collective Resource to compost everything afterwards — genius! Not only is this shower green, it’s super cute! Plus, I love […]

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When it comes to creative talents, some people have just got a gift – and Lynlee North Beckett is the perfect example! From miniature Disneyland rides to Mr. Potato Head pirates, her incredible fondant work has been popping up in the parties we’ve featured here at HWTM for years now, not to mention delighting party […]

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I have had Elton John stuck in my head all morning looking at this adorable Tiny Dancer Ballerina Birthday Party! Roxie Magro of This Party Rox styled this party for her own little tiny dancer, who loves all things girly and pink! There are just too many adorable details to name, but some of my favorites include the ballet […]

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This party is in full bloom! Heather Equitz of Heather Equitz Designs styled this Pretty Summer Dahlia First Birthday Party for the cutest little flower child! Heather used such a beautiful, classic combination of natural, neutral textures and bright pops of color from the dahlias. And I love the idea of using a darker table cloth and paper flowers at […]

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What do you do when you’ve got a little girl that is just as cute as a button and sweet as can be? Throw her a Cute as a Button Birthday Party just like Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes did! Most button themed parties have sewing elements, so I love how Clair added her own twist by including […]

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