Baby Boy


Today’s Real Party feature is a gorgeous + fun + glam baby shower (for event designer Laura Ritchie) that holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons… First of all, if you’ve been following HWTM for a while, you might recognize the theme. This shower was inspired by the Cirque Du Bebe […]

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I always love it when people combine two different looks to come up with something fresh and unique! For example, check out this fabulous “Rustic Glam” Baby Shower theme from the talented Katie of Katie Grace Designs! She did such a great job pairing rustic elements like wooden textures and tree stump “risers” with glam […]

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You may have seen the “Winter Owl” Baby Shower that I teased a while back… it was a freelance project for iVillage.com and just went live at the end of January! I fell in love with the DIY template for the little “Owl Friend” that’s the star of this show, designed a mason jar owl […]

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Get ready for a serious dose of adorable… because this Bow-Tie themed baby shower thrown for Jesi Haack & her new little man is exactly that! Bow-ties adorned everything from mason jars and flower arrangements to the darling ruffle cake, sugar cookies, and stationery. I think my personal favorite detail has to be the ultra […]

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I just adore everything about this cool Tricycle-Inspired Baby Shower coordinated by 2Chic Events & Design. The vibe is light-hearted & playful, while the vintage-meets-modern style is chic & grown-up… the perfect combo for creating a FUN party atmosphere for mom-to-be & her party guests! The fabulous paper elements featured throughout the shower really help […]

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I’m so excited to share this elegant & creative “Snow Sprinkle” Baby Shower from Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations with you today – a gorgeous event to end 2010 in style! (or to begin 2011 in style, depending on when you’re reading this!) Between the stunning fabric backdrop, wonderful use of crystal & […]

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One of the most rewarding things about what I do is getting to see the ideas featured on HWTM actually in use at the parties of others – so thank you for that! …and this is especially true whenever I spot HWTM printables or Personalized Party Collections in reader photos, because I always remember where […]

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Oh my goodness… SO in love with this beautiful & contemporary Orange & Navy Baby Shower by Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group! The colors, the mod minimalist flowers, the fabulous use of fonts and pattern in all the paper details (signage, napkin rings, invitations, and menus)…it’s  just gorgeous. This would work just as well […]

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You know how sometimes you can take one look at something and just instantly be inspired? That’s what happened with me and this fabulous Floating Ducks bath toy from Giggle.  I absolutely adore the vibrant colors, the clean lines, the perfect blend of contemporary meets cute – but not cutesie. (Big difference!) So….. this cool […]

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I’ve had several requests printables of the large Festival Du Bebe welcome poster and framed signs, so…. here you go! The poster is 22×28″ so the file is large – you’ll need to unzip the pdf after it downloads. There’s also an 8×10″ version of the poster and 4×6″ signs in Boy, Girl, and Gender […]

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In continuing with the recap of the Festival Du Bebe baby shower, here’s Part 3 – the Favors, Menu, & Activities… The party favors were fun to put together… Clear plastic boxes were filled with colorful candies, tied with a ribbon and embellished with a 3″ artificial butterfly & personalized Festival Du Bebe favor tag […]

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Instead of having a “signature drink” at the Festival Du Bebe shower, we had a Signature Drink STATION! This is a fun idea that you could really tailor to any sort of theme or occasion. To play up the Mardi Gras/Masquerade element of this particular theme, I focused on SPARKLING drinks and COLORFUL containers… The […]

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I’m so excited to share this party with you! This is a masquerade/carnival-inspired baby shower – dubbed “Festival Du Bebe” – that I created for my close friend Jen earlier this year to celebrate the pending arrival of her new baby boy (who has since arrived… healthy & adorable!). When everything was spread out around […]

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In continuing with Part 1 {Drinks & Decor} of the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower designed by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design, here’s Part 2, which covers the gorgeous appetizers and decadent Sweet Sugar Bar… The attention to presentation is fantastic here – from lobster mac-n-cheese served in asian soup spoons to grilled cheese triangles displayed […]

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I’m totally blown away by this absolutely gorgeous & wonderfully contemporary baby shower created by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design! The theme of this party – which has a fabulous tropical/jungle/modern vibe – could easily translate to a wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, or really any contemporary-themed event for that matter. I love how the […]

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I’m still waiting on some images from the Masquerade/Festival themed baby shower that I recently created for my friend Jen before I can do the full theme post, but I received some of the images from the (brilliant) photographer and was too excited not to at least do a little sneak peek =) This theme […]

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This new Real Party feature is so much fun! It’s a “Vintage Circus” baby shower theme that’s chic, sophisticated, and even a little bit GLAM… how’s that for a fresh take on the baby shower concept? =) The party was created by Sharon Taylor and features cool details like feather-topped cupcakes, kelly green paper pinwheels, […]

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And now for Part 2 of the gorgeous Anthropologie Owl Baby Shower! (See Part 1, posted earlier today, for more background on this shower & the creative women involved.) Pictured here are some images of the fabulously creative party decor, which included a cool, vintage-style name banner and picture garland, as well as one of […]

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Blown. Away. Yep… that pretty much sums up how I felt after receiving images of this gorgeous “Anthropologie Owl Baby Shower“. Wow! From frozen lemonade served in mason jars to owl-shaped paper hand fans to stunning floral arrangements displayed in pretty bottles and vintage vases, this party is overflowing with charm and thoughtful, creative details… […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the invitations for the upcoming Woodland Forest Baby Shower I’m hosting in November. The different elements are from a few illustrations purchased at istockphoto.com (see below), and I plan to create some coordinating signage and favor tags for the actual party. I also like the idea of mailing these out […]

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