Christmas / Holiday


“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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This super festive and oh-so-CLEVER holiday dessert table was inspired by the popular kids Christmas carol “Here Comes Santa Claus“ and dreamed up by Jennifer from Parents Playground NWA, who wanted party guests to be able to “SING their way down the dessert table“. How FUN is that?! And from adorable “Children Singing” cake pops to […]

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What’s black, white, and RED all over? This wonderfully MODERN Christmas theme from Natalie at Southern Belle’s Charm! As someone that tends to gravitate towards contemporary style, this shoot looks just like holiday heaven… {Looks like the little girls below feel the same way!} ;) There’s such a fabulous use of paper and pattern carried […]

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This gorgeous WINTER WONDERLAND table designed by Bird of Bird’s Party absolutely exudes holiday elegance! The versatile silver & white palette + sparkly holiday vibe = fantastic inspiration for both Christmas dinner and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Cozy candles and fairy lights add the perfect amount of warmth to the wintry-white tablescape and make the […]

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There’s so much to LOVE about this rustic-meets-modern CARDINAL RED & BIRCH BARK holiday dessert table by talented duo Jason and Heather of Hello My Sweet! From the obvious elements like strategically-placed vibrant red cardinals and scrumptious-looking holiday treats – including a perfectly wintry, white Snowflake Cake and homemade “Hot Chocolate Sticks” – to more […]

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Although the holiday season is supposed to be a time of peace, we often find ourselves far from it with a multitude of things to cross off our shopping and to-do lists. I {Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design} set out to create a “peaceful” dessert table that would be reflective of my […]

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I absolutely love when a product is beautiful, functional, well-made and unique. This gorgeous Castle Key from Anthropologie is all of those things. It’s also VERY affordable at just $12, which makes it even more desirable! I happened upon it when I was styling a shoot where vintage keys were a key element to the […]

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We are totally sweet on this bright and playful GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS themed kids party by Kori of Paper & Pigtails! There’s such a wonderful simplicity to the overall design that really makes Kori’s adorable gumdrop-patterned stationery details POP. This is would be a fabulous, approachable theme for both holiday parties or kids birthday parties […]

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Get ready for a major dose of MERRY with this adorable and oh-so “Chilly & Cheery” Penguin Holiday Party from Paula of Frog Prince Paperie. Her daughter begged for a Christmas party this year… and boy did mom deliver! I’m loving all the DIY elements, including the beautiful paper ornaments & trees, spectacular paper cone […]

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As much as I truly love the process of designing party printables, it’s sooooo much more gratifying to know they’re actually getting used & enjoyed!  That’s why I was super excited to see this Holiday Hot Chocolate & Cocoa Bar that’s embellished with some of our {free!} Merry, Mod & Bright printables! HWTM.com member Rebecca […]

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Here’s a super easy idea for creatively displaying mini desserts! This example is from the Peppermint Twist holiday theme we created for Starbucks and features their Petite Whoopie Pies (in Red Velvet and Chocolate Créme) – but you can really customize this idea to any miniature dessert, color palette, & occasion!

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Looking for a creative way to dress up cupcakes and mini treats for the holidays? These Sparkly Faux Berry Toppers are super easy & inexpensive… and you can always switch up the colors and finish of the berries to anything you like! All I did was pull individual berries off of those wired “holiday picks” […]

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Have you heard about the new online entertaining magazine My Little Jedi yet? This lovely, Australian-based publication – produced by talented designer/blogger Vesna Vasilevski –  just released their 2nd issue, which happens to be an extra-sparkly Christmas special that’s overflowing with beautifully styled holiday party inspiration! I’m especially in love with the shimmery gold & […]

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  Update: 11/26/12 – This collection is no longer on Facebook. You can download it right here instead. BTW- If you end up using these I’d love to see pictures of the party. Happy Holidays! :) ***** Want to host your own holiday get together with a “Mod & Merry Peppermint Twist”? This should put […]

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In continuing with the new Mod & Merry Peppermint Twist theme posted earlier today, here we go with Part 2 – the Starbucks Holiday Event in NYC!  This was a cocktail & desserts party that Starbucks hosted as a special preview celebration for their new holiday selections, so we were really able to kick the […]

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It probably goes without saying, but I was super excited when the PR team from Starbucks contacted us about helping them style a special “Holiday Preview” event in NYC last month! In addition to creating a festive atmosphere for the actual event though, we also wanted to provide some great home entertaining inspiration that both […]

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You may already be aware that Pier 1 has a fantastic {and huge!} selection of holiday entertaining tableware and decor, but for those of you that will be ATTENDING a holiday party  instead of hosting one, there are also lots of creative hostess gift ideas to be found at Pier 1! Here are a few […]

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Note from Jenn:  I am so excited to share this ridiculously gorgeous holiday party from Jessica Wilcox and her close friends – twin sisters Laura & Lindsey – with you today! Jessica is one of our regular contributors, and sooo very, very talented… it’s pretty amazing what happens when this trio gets together! Get ready […]

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We have a brand new holiday party theme and FREE PRINTABLES to share with you today! This “Merry, Mod, & Bright Holiday Party” is meant to be a versatile collection that could be used for anything from a casual holiday party to a family Christmas dinner. I kind of went paper and pattern crazy with […]

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You know those inexpensive gold paper mache reindeer that you see at all the craft & hoilday decor stores this time of year? Here’s an easy way to update them with a fresh, modern feel: spray paint + fun trims (ribbon, yarn, etc) + mod paper patterns! These particular reindeer are from a brand new […]

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