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For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved inspirational quotes, but there’s one quote in particular that I’ve been leaning on heavily lately. I first stumbled on it in a random quotes tin that I bought somewhere way back in the day – pre-kids, pre-social media, and even pre-HWTM. (Told you it was way […]

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There’s more to HWTM than party inspiration! Did you know that we also design and sell custom-printed party invitations, holiday cards, and party decor? Our online store is called Hostess INK, and even though it’s actually my favorite thing that we do at HWTM, it’s also something that I rarely talk about it here on […]

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I’m excited to share a different sort of post with you today – one that I hope will inspire you to start planning your own day of fun in the sun! I was recently asked to help style a Pool Party Playdate sponsored by Huggies® Little Swimmers, and with the weather heating up and summer […]

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If you’ve followed HWTM for a while, you probably know that Operation Shower is a nonprofit organization that’s very near and dear. If you’ve never heard of them before, allow me to introduce you. :)  The video below will explain what they do better than my own words ever could. Give a Little, Get a […]

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I know there’s been a lot of conversation around Martha’s recent “who are these bloggers” comments the past couple days, and – even as someone that’s been blogging for over 7 years – it wasn’t my initial instinct to publicly weigh in, partially because a lot has already been said, but mainly because for some […]

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I have been dying to share some exciting news with you about a venture that’s been a dream for several years – and actively in the works for the entire past year – and FINALLY the big day has arrived!! So here goes: HWTM is now offering PRINTED party decor! : Yay! ;) Visit our […]

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Hello from the Big Apple! I did a segment on Good Morning America Live this morning, which is basically the after show that streams live online right after the broadcast. You can watch it right here! We talked about TV Viewing Party ideas for 3 popular shows that are just coming back for fall: Dancing […]

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Last Monday was definitely not my average start to the week…this one was filled with sequins, sparkle, washi tape, free printables, camera flashes, and all kinds of YUM! ;) What could bring about all this fun stuff on a Monday night, you ask? Well…… I had a blast styling the Wendy’s® Ultimate Premiere Party for […]

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With NFL season officially kicking off tomorrow, there is LOTS of football watching and tailgating to be done in the coming months! We’re celebrating the season with a game day inspired Twitter Party TONIGHT at 5pm PST/8pm EST to help get the party ideas (not to mention some prizes!) flowing. I hope to “see” you […]

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Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to attend a fun blogger baby shower event in NYC and lend a hand with some of the party styling. As a SoCal girl myself, I’m not exactly down the street from Manhattan, but give me a good excuse to visit NYC and I’m always game… especially when […]

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This past weekend I spoke at the 2013 Plush Show in Los Angeles on “Creative Ideas & Clever Techniques to Make Any Party POP!”. I used one theme to inspire TWO totally different tables – a water-colorful baby shower and a summery kids birthday, both with POPsicle themes. :) You’ll find a little recap of my talk […]

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If any of you are in the LA area this Sunday, June 9th I’ll be speaking at the Plush Show! My seminar is at 2:30pm in the Constellation Ballroom, and the topic is “Creative Ideas & Clever Techniques to Make Any Party POP!”. Come join in the fun if you’re around! I’m also debuting a couple brand new […]

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Summer’s just about here, and to kick off the season Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online and Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party organized a Chillin’ + Grillin’ Summer Pinterest Party happening… TONIGHT at 9pm EST/6pm PST. Ten of my favorite Hostesses will be pinning with me and giving out prizes… To join in the fun, follow the Chillin’ and Grillin’ […]

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I’m really excited to share that for the past 2 weeks (and for 2 more!) I’ve teamed up with Martha Stewart Weddings and 5 amazing women bloggers to overload this Wedding Celebrations board on Pinterest with LOTS of creative wedding ideas… and very, very good things, of course. ;) A Pinterest {Wedding} Party We’re sharing […]

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Hi Everyone! I’m excited to share that this month we’re kicking off a new monthly Call for Submissions. We get so many submissions already that you may call us crazy for requesting more… BUT, in our continuous effort to deliver the best – and timeliest – content to our readers throughout the year, we thought […]

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Quick reminder… Today is the LAST DAY to enter the iPad Mini giveaway from OnlineLabels.com! Throw your name in the hat – or more specifically… the Rafflecopter – before midnight PST tonight. (click here) Good luck! :)

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Hello, Friends! You may have noticed that, as of a few days ago, HWTM has undergone a little makeover. (Yay!) And actually, it’s not really a little makeover… it’s a BIG one. Most of the major changes aren’t aesthetic, however – they’re functional – and part of a larger effort to improve as a resource […]

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Thanks so much for the love everyone. I just wanted to take time out to say how much I <3 and appreciate you guys! Happy Valentine’s Day from the entire HWTM team! :)

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We are thrilled to announce that our NEW Party Vendor Directory will be launching soon! Our goal at Hostess with the Mostess has always been to provide fantastic creative inspiration and helpful resources all in one spot. We kept that goal in mind while designing our Party Vendor Directory, which features both Party PRO and […]

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This week has been extremely busy with trips to both NY & Atlanta, but tons of fun too! On Monday morning, Amber and I headed to NYC and teamed up with Café Escapes to style & host a Blogger Event Tuesday night called Storybook Bliss. We had a BLAST with the photo props, vintage book inspired […]

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