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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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My mom collects teapots, so I’m always on the lookout for cute ones at this time of year…like these fantastic, glossy white versions from Anthropologie: {clockwise from top} Backyard Chickadee Teapot ($28), Seconds Teapot: Blue Jay ($88), Backyard Cardinal Teapot ($28), and Backyard Sparrow Teapot ($28)

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Taking the day off today to celebrate the big 3-0! I love this wish big card from Broadway Paper because that’s exactly what I’m doing for this new chapter in life ;) Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and enjoy your holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, decorating and crafting… Try to make time for yourself […]

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More holiday decorating inspiration for you! Check out our new easy & affordable Santa, Baby theme – featuring wrapped vases, contemporary patterns from American Crafts™, white boas, swanky cosmos, and more! Click here for full details :)

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Another sweet treat to tempt your tummy…the always-irresistible Peppermint Bark, plus very pretty treat packaging ideas from Martha Stewart.

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How cute are these Holiday Icebox Cookies from Martha Stewart? I’m loving the fun colors and mod circles… You’d seriously be the star of your holiday cookie exchange if you arrived with these in-hand! And you could actually customize this idea for any occasion – Valentine’s Day, Halloween, 4th of July…sky’s the limit! Click here […]

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I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge poinsettia fan, but after seeing these images from Domino’s “reconsider poinsettias” DIY feature…I have definitely reconsidered! Update 12/13: Whitney from blumebox sent in a couple more beautiful pictures of contemporary poinsettia arrangements yesterday after seeing this post. One is pictured below, and you can click […]

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