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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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Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest. For her daughter Lucy’s first birthday, Lisa Taylor Rosenfeld of A Lovely Mess wanted something sweet and intimate to reflect a wonderfully sweet first year — and so this Simply Stylish Picnic First Birthday Party was born! I love that she incorporated pieces from her wedding, like that […]

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Striped hot air balloons, polka dot pinwheels and colorful rolling hills inspired by Dr. Seuss are just some of the cute theme-y details I can’t wait for you to see in Brent’s Playful “Oh The Places You’ll Go” First Birthday Party! Mommy Nikki wanted the party to have the classic Seuss style “illustration” look, so Pinky Francisco […]

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Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go! Deep in the woods lies this stunning Woodland Little Red Riding Hood 1st Birthday, flawlessly styled by Pinky Francisco of The Party Studio. Painted toadstools, woodland trees and oh, what nice sweets you have (the better to eat, my dear!) Seriously — those Little Red cake […]

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I’ve been a little obsessed with mini cookie cups ever since making these Snickerdoodle Caramel Sundaes, and thought it would be fun to experiment with them for Halloween. After scribbling down a few ideas, I settled on SPIDERS because this is the one time of year where I actually kind of welcome these 8 legged […]

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This one is for all the classic movie lovers out there! Khanh Le of Sakura Paper Co. and mommy to Max, channeled the 80’s hit movie for her son’s creative & nostalgic E.T. Movie Themed First Birthday. And seriously, guys… all these clever details just make my heart *glow*. Think red sweatshirts, stuffed animals, Reese’s Pieces, potted […]

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I’m so excited to finally share details on the “About to Hatch” event that I designed for Operation Shower earlier this summer! If you’re looking for baby shower inspiration that’s all geometric, bird themed, crafty OR color-blocked, this one’s for you… Inspired by some sherbet-hued, geometric shower curtains from Target, I thought it would be […]

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