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jenn s.

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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If you’re on the lookout for some first birthday party ideas, here’s an article I recently did for TheCradle.com featuring 3 theme ideas and general tips for first birthday celebrations. Hopefully this will provide you with some inspiration! {Modern Tyke theme pictured here}

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As most of you probably know, hosting a party – no matter how small or large – can easily get a bit pricey, but there are actually a lot of things you can do to keep the credit card bill from getting out of control without skimping on style, thank goodness! For example, in the […]

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It can be difficult to pull of a hip & modern version of an animated character. Usually you’re limited to pre-made paper party supplies, but both of these ladies did a great job at creating Elmo-themed parties for little ones that are both age-appropriate, but packed with some serious style! First up is a super-cute […]

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Thanks so much to everyone that participated in the Loft Party Giveaway! 395 comments…so happy to see you guys loved the plates as much as we do! And the lucky winner is… Vanessa Cavaco, who said: “My four year old bouncing baby boy would love the robot plates…and maybe he would eat more too…” Congrat’s […]

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Easy avenue to pretty party favors: double-faced satin ribbon & decorative favor boxes by Midori . This luxe , 5/8" ribbon comes in unique patterns like the Eiffel Tower , Anchor , and Leaf motifs pictured above… perfect for themed or seasonal parties and weddings! (pictured above with Italian Favor Boxes )

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Wow – so many comments in last week’s Luck O’ The Draw sweepstakes! Thanks so much to everyone that participated! Winners for the first 3 giveaways from last week were drawn this morning (via Random.org ). If you see your name below – please contact us at info [at] hwtm.com with "I’m a Winner!" in […]

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