We thought it would be fun to get in the USA spirit for Labor Day this year, and guess what that means? Yep… FREE Labor Day Party Printables for you to enjoy too! Scroll down to preview and download our drink flags, cupcake toppers/party circles, and a couple decorative signs featuring Lady Liberty herself toasting the […]

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Patriotic parties aren’t just for designated holidays! And here’s a FANTASTIC example… Lucinda created this beautiful Red, White & Blue Aussie Party (inspired by the Australian flag) for her two sons, who happen to celebrate their birthdays just 3 days apart. Fabulous red, white, and blue desserts and creative decorations were just the beginning… scroll […]

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Alison of The English Pea Studio hosted a wonderfully modern, Americana style Low Country Boil Party earlier this year, and it’s absolutely bubbling over with creative details. While nautical designs & colors naturally lend themselves to patriotic celebrations (like this one, held on Memorial Day), crab feasts really are a fun way to ring in any […]

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It’s hard to believe that 4th of July is only 2 days away… which means hooray for a 2-day work week! ;) If you’re going to be a 4th of July hostess this year though, 2 days ALSO means that there’s not a lot of time left for planning your celebration. Are you ready? And […]

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Emily of A Silver Nutmeg is celebrating the upcoming holiday with a Rustic 4th of July Party starring a patriotic dessert table and adorable chevron-draped kids table! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Vanilla cupcakes with “sparkler” toppers, pinwheels, & star sprinkles – Creative use of vintage furniture for displays (love the mix-n-match chairs too!) – Cool gingham […]

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Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun new recipe for your 4th of July celebrations.  Sometimes when it’s hot outside, you simply don’t feel like cranking the oven up to 350!  So today we’re doing a different kind of cake – an ICE CREAM cake – created […]

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Susie had SO much to celebrate for 4th of July last year: her husband’s homecoming from the Navy, her daughter’s first birthday, a big move across the country, AND Independence Day! One great big celebration was the way to go, of course, so she put together a wonderful Patriotic Pinwheels Party to celebrate with all their friends & […]

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Don’t you just love it when things are easy?! There’s something kind of fantastic about simplicity, especially when it still manages to look – and taste – as great as these yummy White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. Drumroll, please… there are only TWO ingredients in this “recipe”. That’s pretty much music to the ears of […]

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Hooray for Independence Day… the perfect excuse to indulge in great food, watch fireworks, and eat marshmallows. Wait… did I say marshmallows? Oh yes I did. There are so many ways to include these fluffy treats in your 4th of July celebrations, and I’m going to show you one of them right now! Hi, Alejandra […]

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Mindy from Creative Juice loves celebrating the 4th of July, and that passion definitely shows through in this fantastic Vintage Americana 4th of July Picnic she dreamed up. From good ol’ fashioned BBQ food to patriotic cakes and layered red/white/blue drinks, I think Uncle Sam would be very proud! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here, and I’m getting super excited for the upcoming holiday! Last year we created a patriotic pinwheel inspired party for Independence Day (check out the full party album here), and this year we were inspired by nautical details like ropes, anchors & ship wheels. I hope you like how […]

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MEMORIAL DAY is almost upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time for some grillin’, chillin’ and fun in the sun! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the cake blog for sweet inspiration. I’m thrilled to be back today, sharing a fun update on a classic all-American treat… s’mores! Baked as a […]

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Happy Independence Day! Whether you’re celebrating at a party or just relaxing at home, couldn’t resist sharing some 4th of July eye candy – courtesy of Jasmine at The Couture Cakery. Especially loving the galvanized buckets that are hanging on the backs of the chairs! And I hope you get to enjoy a yummy summer […]

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Happy {almost} 4th of July! In honor of Independence Day, I’m excited to share a BUNCH of great 4th of July entertaining ideas and patriotic eye candy from some of the party-loving members of our brand new Social Site! {more info on this coming Tuesday} Each of the images featured here are connected to any […]

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Ice Cream Socials are always a fabulous party theme for summer… ESPECIALLY when they look as adorable as this particular ice cream social block party by Melissa from Buckets of Grace! The retro-modern vibe of this party makes it fun for all ages, and the red white and blue palette also makes it fabulous inspiration […]

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Deanna of Mirabelle Creations created this festive “Star Spangled Banner inspired” for her hometown’s Great American Brass Band Festival – what a creative and perfect way to celebrate the occasion! There’s so much great inspiration for 4th of July in here too… I’m especially loving the mason jar cherry pies topped with star shaped pie […]

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Are these Stars & Stripes Cheesecake Shots DARLING or what?! The super-talented Carrie of Half Baked was kind enough to share the full recipe and instructions with us today…just in time for 4th of July! You could easily tailor these pretty little treats to other occasions though too… from bridal showers to birthday parties to […]

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Feeling Crafty? We have a super fun DIY Paper Starburst Tutorial to share with you today from party planning guru Dawn at Not Just a Mommy! These pretty hanging stars would actually be great in any color palette and can be utilized for lots of different occasions, but since 4th of July is coming up […]

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Callye from The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle is here today with the most darling 3D “Cookie Cupcake” tutorial – seriously, how cute are these?! In honor of the 4th of July holiday coming up, she created this tutorial in an Independence Day theme, but you can really tailor this concept to any color palette and […]

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Not only is this “Tractorcade” Birthday Party – which Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats created for her adorable son – super cute & creative for any time of year… it also features a fabulous red, white, & blue color palette that’s perfectly timed for 4th of July party inspiration at this particular time of […]

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