Loving these pretty Fabric Flower Cake Toppers and Fabric Garlands by etsy shop Pretty Swell. A lovely addition to bridal showers, baby showers, or birthday parties of all ages! (Several color combos are available, but you can place custom orders too!)

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It’s been a while since I’ve shopped (or cyber-shopped) at West Elm, and I’m happy to report that they have tons of fabulous new entertaining items out for the fall & winter holidays this year! Pictured above and below are some favorites that would be great for Thanksgiving and Fall parties (or great gift ideas […]

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Wanted to share a fun design resource with you today! This one that should come in especially handy for graphic designers & party planners that create custom invitations, cupcake toppers, banners, etc, for their clients… Mygrafico Digital Arts and Crafts Store is a fabulous stock illustration & design site that features the work of several […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #378  – Deede. Congrats!! And as a thank you to everyone else, Traylor Papers is offering up a 15% off discount with the code “HWTM15“, which is good through October 25th! ***** I’m SO […]

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It’s always a great combo when good design & humor mix! Case in point: Popptags – clever letterpress wine bottle tags that offer the perfect way to add a dose of style – and a dash of witty honesty – to that bottle of vino that you’re about to gift… or re-gift! (see image #3, […]

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How FUN are these colorful Halloween Sweets Skewers from Sweets Indeed?! The skewers hold over one half pound of candy each! The {limited edition} designs include Bats, Skulls, Pumpkins, Zombies, Caskets, and Eyeballs. Great idea for Halloween party favors & gifts! (Note: The ordering deadline for Halloween skewers is this week! – Friday, October 15th) […]

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I’m always a sucker for contemporary silhouettes on dinnerware, and here are a couple of the latest reasons why… check out these cool Bird Sketch canapé plates from West Elm and the Woodland Cameo collections by Rosanna, featuring “Victorian and Gothic elements paired with neo-classic cameos”. Black and white works well year round, but given […]

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Um… yes. I’m pretty much dying over this new GLAM HALLOWEEN photo shoot from The TomKat Studio! This is probably one of my favorite themes Kim has ever dreamed up… and that’s saying a lot! Fabulous color palette, glittery trees, hints of damask, a ridiculously cool spiderweb pumpkin, and so much more… Do you see […]

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Stephanie from the fabulous Couture Parties created these oh-so-clever Gummy Candy Skewer favors for a “Preppy Beach Party” she recently designed, and she was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial with us here! One of the best things about this favor idea is that it can easily be tailored to other themes too… For […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!! And the THREE randomly selected winners are… Commenters #158 – Christi, #311 – Monica, and #356 – Tiffany. Congrats!! ***** I’m SO very excited about today’s giveaway from girls party and decor compay Heart to Heart! Not only are their products […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! I have to say it almost pains me to announce the winner on this one because I soooo wish I had gift cards to give to all of you! But you know how it goes.. a single winner must be drawn… […]

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Winner update: The giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered – it was fun to read through the comments and see what you guys would use these for… sounds like there are some fun parties coming up!  One winner must be drawn though – and that lucky, randomly selected person is… […]

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These cool, tiedye-inspired Streak-Dyed Bowls from Urban Outfitters will definitely add a fun splash of color to your kitchen! Great gift idea for the college-bound or your favorite artistic friends… 4 colorways available (mix and match as you like)  / $8 each at Urban Outfitters

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Loving these printable Damask Butterfly Place Cards from The Posh Event’s etsy shop… These are a DIY project, so you’ll need to print & trim yourself, but it’s a mere $3.50 for the printable pdf, so you can make as many of them as you want! (Just enlist the help of friends or bridesmaids for […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are: 1st Prize ($75 shopping spree) – Commenter #257 – Sasha, and 2nd Prize ($50 Shopping Spree) goes to Commenter #203 – Diana. Congrats, ladies! ***** If you’ve got a celebration coming up (or a sweet […]

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Winner Update 8/4: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the winner is… Commenter #93 – Mimi. Congrats!  And here’s a special message for everyone else from LilyGirl: “Please tell them how much we love them and appreciate all of the entries! We would like to thank everyone by […]

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Fun find of the week: TEACUPCAKES by Fred & Friends… ultra-clever bake & serve cupcake molds that come with matching saucers for an “elegant” presentation! Great gift idea for your friends that love to bake – or for the hostess that already has it all. ($17.95/set of 4 at heliotrope) P.S. These would also be […]

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Jaime Curtis – one of the talented women behind the ultra-inspiring Prudent Baby – was kind enough to share this fabulous Mod Podge Tile Coasters tutorial with us! The best thing about this type of project is that you can literally tailor it to any style & color palette you want… there are so many […]

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If you haven’t “met” Naughty Betty yet… prepare to be entertained! This line of “brutally honest” paper goods & partyware seriously has me cracking up… And I’m particularly relieved to discover that inner peace starts with caffeine (see oh-so-wise mug, above). Thanks, NB for clearing that up… now I don’t feel so guilty about opening […]

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I’m loving this mod new Flora dinnerware from Jonathan Adler… the playful tumblers alone make me want to throw a pool party! And made from durable melamine & acrylic, it’s perfect for outdoor summer entertaining. Lean towards even brighter colors yourself? Check out JA’s cool Kaleidoscope collection, which is available in both pink/orange and blue/green:

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