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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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With the start of November, my mind is already on the holidays ahead of us, so I was especially merry when this Rustic Christmas Wedding in the Mountains popped up! Kristi Cswaykus helped plan this gorgeously warm celebration last December, filled with twinkling fairy lights, rustic mountain details like moss & pinecones, and festive nods to Christmas (without becoming too Santa Claus-y). It may seem […]

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Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner – Olivia D. – and thank you so much to everyone that entered! P.S. If you’re still interested in ordering custom PJs from GreatStitch, you can get free shipping with the promo code HOSTESS. :) *** I’m so excited to bring you this fun PJ […]

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For her daughter Maya’s first birthday, Laila Plant of One Inspired Party was inspired by a show she used to watch titled, “la abejita Maya” which translates to ‘bumblebee Maya.” As a twist on traditional bumblebee themes, Laila expertly incorporated garden details, like that gorgeous hedge wall backdrop & mossy woodland decor, to create this Secret Garden Bumblebee First Birthday […]

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If there was a visual definition for “gorgeous bridal shower”, I’m pretty sure this LOVE-ly Tea Party themed celebration would be it! Styled by the talented ladies of Events in the City and featuring tons of DIY details by the mother of the bride (Lyn), there are seriously SO many lovely details to soak in […]

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The phrase “truly spectacular party” was mentioned to me in a recent email, and even though that email was totally unrelated to this post, that phrase is all I could think about while working on it… Patty Smith of Sweet Treat Stands definitely didn’t miss a beat with this first birthday party for her youngest son, […]

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Only one more day until All Hallows’ Eve (yay!), and since most of you have probably either already satisfied your sweet tooth or are about to do it in a big way tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to TREAT you to a different sort of Halloween feast today… So, Inspired By This is […]

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