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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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Thanks so much to everyone who entered the Annabella Fine Stationery giveaway! Here’s a personal note from Annabella owner, Dawn – announcing the lucky winner :)— “Hi Everyone!I’m so touched by everyone’s holiday wishes and hope each and every one of them comes true! One post stood out from the rest – for it’s genuine […]

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These beautiful and very out-of-the-ordinary Oval Deer and Round Louise decorative trays would make great gift ideas for the girl that already seems to have everything! The vintage-looking illustrations, rich colors, and gorgeous laser-cut detail makes these trays just as pretty for your wall as for your table. ($65/Deer & $85/Louise at Bunny Maxwell) Also […]

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We’ve got another fun giveaway for you today (and more throughout the week)! Just in time for those holiday parties you’re hosting – or that holiday gifting you need to do – contemporary apron company: Apronique – is offering HWTM readers a chance to win one of their smart & stylish aprons – which are […]

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A few tempting signature drink ideas for your Thanksgiving Soriee, featuring some very Thanksgiving-appropriate ingredients… • Pumpkin Pie – features Kahlua, Malibu Rum, Milk, Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie Filling {recipe via cocktailtimes.com – see below for our modified version}• Gingersnap cocktail – features spiced rum, ginger brandy, eggnog, and a gingersnap cookie! {recipe via thebar.com}• […]

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Here’s a super easy way to dress up your Thanksgiving cocktail or wine glasses: do-it-yourself drink tags made from scrapbooking coaster tags! For the “charms” pictured here, I used the contemporary, autumn-themed Madera Island mini coaster tags by SEI. The mini coasters are made of chipboard and ready to go as-is, so all you need […]

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Joanna Dyckhoff sent over pictures of a modern co-ed bridal shower she recently hosted – and I have one word to describe it – “Wow”! Everything was super contemporary and perfectly coordinated, from the hand-made invitations to the flower centerpieces, party favors…even the room decor! Check out how creative these invitations are that Joanna designed […]

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