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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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Kids get into all kinds of things, some more popular than others (I’m looking at you, Frozen), so I’m always pleasantly surprised to receive a theme we’ve never featured before… especially when it’s THIS full of inspirational details! Natali Alexander of Serendipity Do expertly coordinated this Pocoyo in the Park Backyard Birthday Bash with the help of the birthday boy’s mom […]

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We’re headed to the beach today! This Colorful “Sharks & Surfers” Twin Birthday sent in by Courtney Portner is absolutely *swimming* in creative party ideas. From the clever sandcastle centerpiece and personalized beach towel favors to the tropical and chomp-worthy treats with a modern twist, I can’t wait to dive in to all these fun details with […]

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Step right up to see The Amazing Expanding Woman! Jamie Forsythe of Sweet Jelly Parties designed a Retro Circus Baby Shower for mommy-to-be Shannon that is quite the show… of creativity! Given free range with the theme, Jamie took inspiration from her dessert table backdrop, a fabulous red velvet tufted headboard, that reminded her of vintage circus […]

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What’s fun & sweet with rainbow sprinkles all over? This Pink & White Circus Animal Cookie First Birthday Party, of course! Machelle Vanderhoeven of A Joyful Riot was inspired by a very strong pregnancy craving she had and re-imagined these adorable little treats into a seriously DARLING party theme (which was also little Stella’s first Halloween costume — I’m dying at the cuteness!). […]

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Donuts and $100 bills!? This Blue & Yellow Policeman Birthday Party by Lauren Haddox Designs sounds like my kind of party! For William’s 5th birthday, his team of officers stuck on their mustaches, saved the day by investigating the “Case of the Missing Donuts” and celebrated with police badge topped cupcakes. Read Lauren’s {adorable} party details to […]

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Congrats to the happy couple! Abigail of Paper & Cake and her husband Richard have been married for TWENTY YEARS! To celebrate the huge milestone, they hosted an awesome “Cabin-versary” – aka Rustic Cabin in the Woods Wedding Anniversary Party – inspired by a generations-deep family tradition of vacationing in a lakeside cabin. From plaid and […]

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