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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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Personalized stationery guru – Erin Condren – has come up with a way to make customizing your next party or shower – from the invitation to the thank you notes – super easy! Her new party packages come with coordinating invitations, place cards, notecards, and labels that are perfect for customizing party favors and bottled […]

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Winner Update – 6/16: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! The winner is… commenter # 42 , Rachel , who said: "planning a 2nd birthday party for my little man…this would be a great way to start!!!" Congrats, Rachel! And happy early birthday to your little one! If you’re […]

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Are these "OrienTales" monkey & banana-themed products the cutest thing ever or what? The collection includes a sugar bowl, creamer, salt & pepper set, and bottle stoppers portraying the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" proverb. Created by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi and available at unicahome.com.

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On the lookout for gifts for dad? Check out my Father’s Day Gift Ideas post over at Celebrations today to find some ideas or to share ideas of your own. You won’t find any boxer shorts or coffee mugs emblazoned with "World’s Greatest Dad", but you WILL find cool things like a turtle-shaped tool that […]

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Lovely inspiration from the knot’s Spring Ahead gallery, which would be equally fabulous for summer soirées too. (How great is that cake?!) {photography by Mary Ellen Bartley}

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I recently stumbled across these these adorable “Thing 1 & Thing 2” twin onesies (based off the characters in The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess), and thought they’d be the perfect inspiration for a baby shower for twins! The colors are spunky and fun, and I love the idea of incorporating a “wild […]

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