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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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Baking on your birthday!? It’s what you do when you’re Julie of Blue Cupcake and your (own!) birthday party needs a cake and tasty macaron bar! Her Sparkly, Silver & Fabulous 40th Birthday Soirée was designed by Lucinda Gould of The COOP with simple, elegant and of course glittery details. Bebe Jacobs captured all the shimmer and shine that is actually timely […]

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TGIF! It’s already 5 o’clock somewhere, right? So on that note, let’s talk COCKTAILS. ;) If you’re looking for a festive cocktail idea for Thanksgiving – or any fall celebration, really – here’s a fun Pumpkin Spice Mojito recipe that was sent in by Minibar. (If you’re not yet familiar with Minibar, they are a […]

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Many of the art party ideas that come our way are rainbow colored and for younger kids, so I’m super happy to share an Orange & Gold Museum Inspired Art Gallery Party that is more of an “art with history, sophistication, and beauty” take for bigger kids with a true growing passion! Bobbi Hammonds of JoElle […]

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Ashleigh Goodwin of Ashleigh Nicole Events styled a party so DINO-MITE you’ll want to sink your teeth into it! To celebrate both of her sons’ birthdays, mom expertly created this Dinosaur Excavation Birthday Party with tons of natural elements like grass, burlap and wood; plus some adorable, toy-inspired DIYs! Everything started with an awesome ‘crack-the-egg’ invitation (Easter eggs that Ashleigh painted) and ended with the […]

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Get a head start on holiday decorating – and celebrating! – with this super festive inspiration from Maureen of Party a la Mo. In her crafty Holiday Prep Party, she shares stylish decorating ideas like a “Merry and Bright” canvas studded with tiny white twinkle lights, balloon-dipped drinkware (one of my own favorites!), and DIY folded […]

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Captain Barnacles and crew have a fun party for you! From underwater inspired centerpieces to fancied-up favor bags, Juliet Boydston and Lucinda Lent of The COOP transformed their party space into a spectacular and bright OCTONAUTS Birthday Party that was beautifully captured by Bebe Jacobs. Their playful take on this cute kids show is filled with lots of bubbly fun and […]

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