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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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Attention!! Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys Studio knows her son is a toy soldier fan, so when his birthday rolled around, what better way to celebrate than with a Toy Soldier Camo Birthday Party?! Not only is this party beautifully done (boy parties can be beautiful too!) but the activity ideas look so fun and creative! I am especially […]

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Here’s a crazy thought: the next time you go to take out the recycling, pause and think about how this “junk” could be the perfect decor for your next party! The extremely talented Lauren Haddox of Lauren Haddox Design took on that exact challenge when she created this Boy’s Trash Bash Birthday Party for her 4 year old boy, […]

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As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I’ll be hosting a little backyard dinner party this summer in collaboration with Pier 1 (yay!) and documenting it here on the blog. How cool it is that this project comes with a built-in excuse to hang out with friends?! ;) I also want to use this opportunity […]

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After several years on the popularity scale, chevron is still going strong, as showcased in this Playful & Preppy Chevron Birthday Party! The talented Danielle de Luna of D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design and Planning hand crafted just about everything you see, including those adorable little wooden dolls, made to look like each party guest – outfits included! And how […]

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I’m excited to (finally!) share a fun little tutorial with you from the candy themed baby shower that I styled for Operation Shower back in March. These were kind of a happy surprise. I was browsing Amazon for some decor elements for the party and stumbled on some translucent ball pit balls that looked just […]

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Pink and gold is one of our favorite color pairings here at HWTM. Add some sparkle, and you’ve hit the party palette trifecta! And that’s exactly what Amy Grout of SmashCake & Co. did when she styled up this beautiful Sparkly Pink & Gold Birthday Party for her darling daughter, Evie. With touches of ruffled frosting, edible glitter, […]

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