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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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Berries are an easy way to give sweets a patriotic feel! Case in point – festive treats from Martha Stewart’s Red, White, & Blue Desserts gallery… • Red, White, & Blue Parfaits • Red, White, & Blueberry Trifle (This dessert looks so pretty – and store-bought pound cake cuts down your prep time!) • Flag […]

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Today on Simply Stated: Celebrations – cool summer sales & beach-themed entertaining finds from Pottery Barn & Crate&Barrel.

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Vons.com has some great July 4th cocktail (or mocktail) inspiration. I’m especially loving these watermelon stars – simple idea, but super cute! For an unique signature drink idea, check out these Blueberry Limoncellos garnished with a blueberry skewer (or alternate blueberries & raspberries for a patriotic feel), or – even easier – try using frozen […]

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While visiting LotusHaus the other day, I stumbled on this wonderfully creative, downloadable "Save the Date Birdie " created by designer Carlene Concepcion , which she created for her upcoming wedding this September. Talk about imagination!  Speaking of which…can you imagine how creative the actual wedding will be?!

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Martha Stewart has tons of great inspiration for 4th of July crafts (of course!) – but these adorable drink parasols look particularly fun! Learn how to make them here .

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Social Couture has a fun Patriotic Party that’s perfect for making decorating & table settings super easy if you’re playing hostess for the 4th! The full Patriotic set comes complete with eco-friendly bamboo tableware, a sparkly red table runner, USA flags, white metal pails, super-cute striped grosgrain napkin rings, and more…or you can buy just […]

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