Christmas / Holiday


Gifting is such a big part of the holiday season, and when it comes to things like holiday hostess gifts or edible treats, creative packaging can make the outside of the gift as “delicious” as what’s inside! We used our printable personalized gift labels (plus cute yarn bows!) to dress up simple white boxes – and […]

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“All is Calm, All is Bright” from Silent Night inspired this serene Christmas Dessert Table & Cocoa Bar. Wanting to slow down the rush of the holiday season, Deanna of Mirabelle Creations, crafted a peaceful holiday party full of easy DIY elements like a coffee filter garland and homemade sweets including dainty flower topped sugar cookies. (And in […]

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share our recent whimsical Winter Wonderland Party full of sweet snowy surprises. The scene was set with an antique window backdrop that was framed with snowy trees decked out in birds and (edible cookie) snowflakes! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Meringue pine tree snow globe […]

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If you’re dreaming of cozy hot drinks and gingerbread houses Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party has a holiday party that while tickle your tastebuds! She had a genius idea to throw a Sweet Gingerbread House Decorating Party so the kids could play while the moms could have a chance to chat. From her hot cocoa bar with amazing gingerbread […]

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Inspired by the idea of combining two favorite holiday traditions, Dina of Deliciously Darling Events decided to give her family’s Christmas Brunch a playful Twas the Night Before Christmas theme! She styled every precious detail with creative flare & hung her stockings by the chimney with care… alongside an ADORABLE felt mitten advent calendar! ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS […]

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Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers and Kim from The TomKat Studio are hosting a fun Bloggers + Bakers Holiday Cookie Exchange this week and I’m excited to be a part of it today! I wanted to do something a little different and decided to try out a White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread recipe I’ve been eyeing for a […]

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Melissa Johnson (for my first contributor post!) here from Best Friends For Frosting, a website about all things dessert, DIY and Entertaining. With all of the holidays approaching, I wanted to make a special drink that is festive, fun and versatile enough to enjoy during all of the upcoming get-togethers. These Holiday Eggnog Shooters provide the […]

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We teamed up with HP to bring you some free holiday party printables this season! I decided to go with a “Santa Treats” theme with a heavy focus on milk & cookies… something tells me a lot of you will be enjoying those this month! ;) Below you’ll find a few ideas how to use […]

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It’s a Merry Christmas around the campfire! Camping parties, glamping birthdays and parties celebrating the outdoors have been insanely popular lately. Lauren Haddox Designs decided to put her own twist on the trendy theme for a A Merry Little Camp Christmas where pint-sized guests gather to celebrate the holiday with those oh-so-cute woodland creatures, tree stump platters and s’mores galore! PARTY […]

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Hi, there! As part of the Sparkle & Shine Dinner Party I recently styled for Pier 1, we also shot a DIY video that covers some of the ideas and projects from the party! You’ll find helpful tips on how to create the Hot Cocoa Station, “Metallic Flower” Centerpiece, and Desserts Display in the 4 […]

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Who’s ready to get SHOPPING?! The 2012 Holiday Gift Guide from The TomKat Studio released this week, and it’s absolutely wonderful – kudos to Kim & team! I had a fantastic time flipping through it myself, which is not at all shocking considering all of the talented people involved, including Carrie Sellman, Jessica Kirkland, Maureen […]

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Need a fun {& easy} idea for your holiday party or wintery get together? Warm your guests up with a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Station where they can choose from yummy mix-ins like flavored marshmallows and spirits or liqueurs to create their own tasty drink. We all know the little ones love hot chocolate, but I […]

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If you need a little spark to help get yourself into “holiday mode”, we’ve got a brand new theme and FREE PRINTABLES that should help get you there! We teamed up with Pier 1 to create this “Sparkle & Shine Metallic Dinner Party“, as inspired by their beautiful new Metallic Bronze Dinnerware. The party theme […]

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Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hope it’s the latter… because someone just might be watching you! ;)  HWTM Guest Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here, with lots of excitement to share our recent Magical Elf Christmas Party! Bring the tradition of the magic elf to your Christmas party and the kids […]

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I know it’s a little early for Christmas… but this adorable Nutcracker Themed Party was actually a SUMMER birthday celebration! And if you do happen to be on the lookout for a cool winter party theme already, then this is one fabulous act to follow! Styled by Courtney for her daughter’s birthday, every detail was […]

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Building on Part 1 from the Gorgeous SoCal Winter Wedding posted earlier today, here we go with Part 2 – which covers the dessert table, drinks, gifts, and fun paper details & photo props by LLY Designs! The crepe paper and snowflake backdrop behind the dessert table is so simple and inexpensive but looks absolutely lovely and […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Since Christmas is THIS WEEKEND (!), this week’s round of parties are all bringing the holiday spirit and range from a very classy & sweet Christmas Tabletop to a super cute Buddy The Elf party. Just click on a […]

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Every year, Kristy from Momental Designs treats her team of invitation artists to a special holiday dinner celebration – and this year’s festive jewel-toned soirée was all decked out in gold, glitz, and glam! The amazingly detailed & artistic stationery details from this party were absolutely gorgeous… from lavish invitations (personalized for each guest) featuring hand-painted […]

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Over the years, I have found grapevine wreaths to be one of the most versatile home decorating elements with their ability to easily transition from season to season. It’s become almost a staple decorating item in my home. Watch how easy it is to transform a bare wreath into a year-round decor item for your […]

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“Radiant” is the perfect word to describe this warm & modern, textile-inspired HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY by Jennifer and Jeff of Honeycomb Events & Design! The chic Ikat fabric that hung on the wall behind the dessert table served as the inspiration for this entire party (Learn more about Ikat here.), and I love how Jennifer […]

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