Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” series sharing my “Puppy Luv” Valentine’s Day Party for $100! Today’s guest post is all about LOVE…”Puppy Luv” that is! My daughters LOVE puppies! That was my inspiration point to designing a girly puppy playdate for my 2 daughters & their 2 BFF’s […]

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Pucker your lips for a simply sweet Mustache + Lips = Valentine’s Day Party crafted by Jessica of Quilted Polka Dot! Look out for tons of lovely DIY ideas for a heartfelt holiday! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – “Pucker your lips” and “Wet your whiskers” drink signs – DIY cake bunting with tinsel, silhouettes & ribbons – […]

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I fell in love with the Snow Cone Cupcakes craze when it hit last year and was super excited to finally have an excuse to make them (for my daughter’s Snow Bunny First Birthday Party last month). My version is pretty simple compared to many of the stunning, á la Bakerella creations I’ve seen out there, […]

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We’ve definitely seen homemade photo booths with all different themes around here (most recently Willy Wonka & Toy Story) but this is the first time we’ve received an actual Kissing Booth! Mary from A Silly Whim enjoyed the photo booth at her wedding so much that she wanted to try making one herself – and she did a fantastic […]

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We’re absolutely smitten with this chic VINTAGE-GOTHIC Inspired Sweets Table by Natty of Half Dozen Design! And although it was originally styled for a wedding, this look would also translate beautifully to a chic, outside-the-box Bridal Shower or Valentine’s Day celebration, don’t you think? ;) From gorgeous dessert trays lined with lace & book pages to cookies […]

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I know that Valentine’s Day has come & gone, but we wanted to show some LOVE to our community members by sharing some of their adorable Valentine themed albums for this week’s Party of 5. There’s so much creative eye candy to admire here – and you might just find some inspiration for non-Valentine themed parties […]

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I’ve been in LA the past couple days getting ready for TODAY’s big “A Star is Born” Operation Shower event, so Valentine’s Day somehow got away from me yesterday with all the last minute details for the event. I still wanted to share this adorable DIY feature from Abby of Style […]

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We’re going “postal” over this adorable “Cupid’s Love Post Office” Valentine’s Day party created by Debbie of Wants and Wishes Design. It’s simply LOVE-ly! The faux post office Debbie created – complete with pink and red awning – is just too cute. Some of my favorite details include the 3D heart shaped cupcake toppers that […]

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I’m excited to share this fun little “Pinwheel Party Trio” project with you today because it’s easy, budget-friendly and super versatile! I themed this centerpiece for Valentine’s Day, but it would work just as well for everything from birthday parties or baby showers to bridal showers and weddings – simply tailor the colors & patterns […]

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This sweet and simple Valentine’s Day dinner party is easy enough for even the last minute planner to pull off in a pinch, while the festive aqua & red color palette make for a lasting impression! From the delicate hearts pattern on the table covering to the pretty vintage aqua glassware filled with ever-so-sweet baby’s […]

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Today we’re getting ready for Cupid’s holiday with a luscious Valentine’s Day dessert that will melt your heart!  Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – excited to share my very first post as a new guest contributor on Hostess Blog! Crème Brulee is one of those decadent desserts definitely worthy of a special occasion.  Most […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! This round of parties ranges from the most adorable Rustic Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party to a ridiculously cute & clever “Meet and Eat” Baby Shower (for those that want to kick the “Sip & See” idea up a […]

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Hope you’re ready to get your sweet tooth on, because our SWEET SHOPPE Valentine’s Day Party is all about confection perfection!  Maureen Anders here (of Anders Ruff Custom Designs) – and I’m thrilled to be posting for the very first time as a guest contributor on the fabulous Hostess Blog!  I knew my first post had to […]

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Looking for a stylish way to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day this year? Get ready to fall in LOVE with this gorgeous new Chevron Ombre Valentine’s Day Collection by Jessica from Modern Moments Designs. The collection includes everything from placemats and gift tags to straw flags, candy bar wrappers, and much more (see full list […]

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Finally… an adorable Valentine’s Day party that is cool enough even for the toughest of BOYS! I am so excited to share this “HEART CRUSHER” themed party brought to us by Paula from Party Like Paula. Not only did she find a way to incorporate modern and fun patterns into her printables and classic heart […]

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Winner Update 12/15/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we truly wish each and every one of you who entered could win, we just had to pick 3 winners, at random of course. And the lucky 3 are… Denby who said, “I would use them for my daughter’s goodie bags in pre-school (and maybe keep […]

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This sweet Valentine’s Day theme will have you chirping little hearts of excitement… just like the darling little LOVE BIRD characters featured in the printables! Andressa from Twinkle Twinkle Little Party created a truly charming celebration here, brought to life through the traditional V-Day color palette of pink & red, paired with tiny hearts, polka […]

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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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Here’s a fun little lighthearted DIY project that I’ve been meaning to share for a while… these are large styrofoam hearts that I decorated to resemble “Las Vegas lights signage“. Pretty simple idea, but they added SUCH a fun element to our milestone Anniversary Party last year! {And to the photo memories after!} We did […]

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More “LOVE-ly” eye candy for you today! This whimsical take on Valentine’s Day is courtesy of Vicky of A Subtle Revelry. Vicky’s parties are always full of unique and beautiful handmade ideas, and this “The Games That Cupid Plays” theme is no exception! The holiday garland re-purposed into a heart-shaped backdrop for Valentine’s Day is […]

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