In case you’re on the lookout for a new way to impress in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day – or aiming to wow a whole group of guests for any special occasion really – here’s one of my favorite “sweet tips” from Simple Stunning Parties, a fabulous book by entertaining expert Karen Bussen. These cool […]

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, it feels like the perfect time of year to feature some pretty red drinks… like these sparkling pomegranate cocktails & mocktails from Judy Reyes’s Berry Sweet Baby Shower. Both drinks are lovely, yummy, & super easy… just like we like them! (Full recipes below.)

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I stumbled across these adorable nylon ladybugs recently and thought they’d be the perfect starting point for a Modern Ladybug party theme! Ladybugs are always cute for kids birthday parties and “Lovebug” Valentine’s Day parties, but this theme can even translate beautifully for a girlie baby shower or bridal shower. For adult-friendly parties, just make […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky randomly selected winner is… Commenter #365 – Wendy Sue, who said,”love the hey cupcake mini petite pink card and the red love spouts mini card. so adorable!” Congrats, Wendy! Have fun on your shopping spree! =) ***** We […]

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You know those cute bags of  Valentines Day M&M’s that are popping up all over the stores lately? Here are some fun & creative ways to enjoy them (other than straight from the bag!)… Pictured above: Adorable LadyBug Cupcakes – which also utilize malted milk balls & black licorice “antennas”! Pictured below: Raspberry Almond Chocolate […]

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, but suddenly it’s only about a month away! So on that note… here’s a fun “Sweets & Treats” inspiration board that Tiny Prints put together espeically for HWTM readers! I’m especially loving the chic, monochromatic centerpiece featuring red carnations & red […]

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I have somewhat of an obsession with grapewood branches lately… in addition to their naturally fabulous, unique look, they’re so versatile when it comes to the different ways you can dress them up for parties and weddings. They also make great LOW table centerpieces – which is wonderful when you want to do something different […]

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Even if your one of your new year’s resolutions is to eat healthier after indulging in too many rich holiday treats, that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy something sweet once in a while… especially when it comes from a book like Cook Yourself Thin Faster, which features “lightened up” versions of favorites like Tiramisú […]

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Buttery chocolate cookie crust + gooey hot fudge + wonderfully refreshing peppermint ice cream + creamy whipped topping = HEAVEN! Honestly, this chocolate-meets-peppermint dessert is so good you won’t know what hit you! Added bonus: it’s easy too, and the steps are pretty quick… but it does require quite few hours of freezer time between […]

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Julie Mulligan, lifestyle expert for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, is here to share her ideas for creating a romantic, indoor Garden of Eden for Valentine’s Day! Scroll down for lots of fun tips from Julie, plus an Easy Chocolate Fondue recipe, a Valentine’s Day playlist by R&B singer Robin Thicke, & a discount code for Valentine’s Day flowers. […]

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Better Homes & Gardens has a truly mouth-watering recipe gallery out called “Our Best Cupcake Recipes” that’s full of creative, sweet treat ideas for Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, baby showers, or really any time you feel like whipping up something special! Some favorites from the gallery (with recipe links) are pictured above and below…what looks […]

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Winner Update 2/3: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are: Commenters #150 – Amber, #376 – Ruby, #387 – Tonya, and #141 – Rose. Congrats, everyone! We will be contacting you via email. Hope you enjoy the winnings! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, […]

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I tried to find a photo of a conversation heart that said “You Rock” – but no luck, so you get a can of “Love Soup” instead ;) Thanks so much for your continued support of HWTM! You guys are what keep this blog going!

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Vodka never looked so pink…or so chic! I have to admit that Pinky Vodka has their packaging down pat – this pretty bottle and pink-hued beverage would fit right in at a Parisian bridal shower, lingerie shower, bachelorette party, or really any type of girlie cocktail party. Recipe quick links from thenest.com: Chocolate Pinky Valentini […]

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Colorful candies can function as great party decor year-round, but they are especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day! These super simple ideas for decorating with Red Hots look especially fabulous… {via marthastewart.com} For a cute and super-easy Valentine’s Day centerpiece , fill clear kitchen canisters with different kinds of Valentine-themed candies. Embellish the canisters with a […]

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Oh. My. Goodness. Godiva has pulled out all the stops for their Valentine’s Day promotion this year! The prize: The Ultimate Chocolate Fantasy – which includes a weekend stay at a "Godiva Decadence Suite" that will be constructed at the posh Bryant Park Hotel in New York.

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic dinners! It’s also a good excuse to throw a themed cocktail party featuring pink and red drinks, or host a "girls night in" featuring more of the same, along with some good chick flix and lots of chocolate-y things of course :) tiny*prints has some brand new Valentine-themed party […]

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Super-cute Valentine’s day partyware finds: “love is in the air” dessert plates and napkins. ($4.50 – $6 at broadwaypaper.com)

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Social Couture is such a great resource for contemporary entertaining products. I love their website because – in addition to categorizing things by product type like a typical ecommerce website – they also showcase the products within super hip & creative party themes – so you’re able to find and purchase everything you need for […]

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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s “sweet sensations” post – here is yet another fantastic recipe gallery from Parents magazine featuring a bunch more super-cute Valentine’s Day Treats – and I couldn’t resist passing them along… Seriously, how cute are the Lip Smacker gelatin kissses?! Recipe Resources: Lip Smackers (Let’s Make) Whoopie Pies Meringue Kisses Healthy-heart […]

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