As a sugar-lover with a soft spot for a good cause, the pairing of these 2 attributes in a venture always seems especially sweet! For example… The Flour Pot – an adorable cookie boutique – has teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand – a foundation working to aid in the fight against childhood cancer – […]

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This week’s Surprise Giveaway could come in handy for so many people… especially if you or a friend has a wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party, baby shower, or birthday party coming up! Moments of Elegance is offering up a $100 Shopping Spree towards anything on their site – which includes stylish party favors, favor packaging, […]

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I love it when cb2 (Crate & Barrel’s sister store) comes out with a new collection because you can count on them to always be modern and always be affordable! Here are a few fresh NEW finds from their kitchen & dining collection: Pictured above: colorful, vintage-mod Lable Glasses ($19.95/set of 6). Pictured above & […]

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Most of us immediately think of kids toy sets when we hear the brand name “LEGO“, but did you know that they also make fun kitchen & dining accessories too?! Here are a few fun LEGO entertaining finds for the young & young at heart! Pictured above: Kitchen Storage Set – 4 stackable acrylic containers […]

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Announcing Rosanna’s Third Annual Tablesetting Contest and Summer Sale! This fabulous contest is underway and open until August 31st, 2009. The Giveaway: In conjunction with the contest, Rosanna wants to give one lucky HWTM reader a jump on the competition with her lovely Pasta Italiana Collection – so she’s giving away a fantastic set valued […]

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Jonathan Adler has been cranking out so much great new stuff this year, but these adorable salt & pepper shakers are probably at the top of my list. They’re like mini works of art for your table – complete with signature Adler style and fabulous coordinating gift boxes! Pictured above: Fish, Whale, and Penguin shaker […]

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I don’t know what it is, but I’ve just been loving BRIGHT green this year – from lime to kelly to grassy hues!  Here are a few favorites from Z Gallerie… and – added bonus: they’re all on sale! I just picked up the Green Giraffe Tray ($19.99) recently and it’s just downright fabulous in […]

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Today over on Simply Stated, check out 8 Cool Chalkboard-Inspired Finds for entertaining. It might be partially nostalgic, but I’m loving this white-on-slate trend!

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so  much to everyone that entered! And the randomly selected winner is: Commenter # 235 – Lynn, who said, “I love the cocktail napkins and the drink me flutes What a cute selection they have!” Congrats, Lynn! ***** If you love colorful, clever, and unique entertaining finds, […]

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Etsy is such a great place to look for unique embellishments for your party! The Stock Paper Scissors shop is another great example. They offer adorable cupcake toppers/favor tags, coordinating banners/party hats (all custom), mini notecard sets (great for party favors!) and more great stuff. I’m especially loving this fun Monster Mania design… and thinking […]

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Calling all fashionistas: Add some serious style to your table (or your walls) with these Ben Collection Fashion Plates by Working Class Studio! Each melamine plate features a sketch by the late Savannah College of Art and Design professor and distinguished illustrator Ben Morris. ($8.95 each at heliotrope) These plates coordinate well with the rest […]

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If you’re looking for a thoughtful, unique gift idea, the personalized dinnerware collections from Jessica Rust Designs are always a great option (and she’s got designs for all sorts of special occasions!). I’m especially loving this colorful, new Tattoo collection – which is the sort of thing that’s just perfect for a certain type of […]

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Serve cocktails in style with this fabulous Monogrammed Lucite Tray from Dabney Lee at Home! ($120) This hip, personalized tray also makes for a great home accessory or unique gift idea for weddings or new nesters…. and just check out all of the great customization options… Pictured below – more favorites from the Dabney Lee […]

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Winner Update: 5/29: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #529 – Nicole F, who said, “I LOVE Sweet Treats … its absolutely adorable!”. Congrats, Nicole! ***** I’m really excited to share this week’s Surprise Giveaway with you – because it comes […]

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These Limited Edition Artist Series Glass & Coaster Sets are just plain cool. Not to mention a fabulous, unique gift idea for your favorite people that love one or more of the following: 1. modern art 2. design 3. entertaining 4. neat stuff! Available in 4 different styles, each glass & coaster set comes in […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is pretty much the cuteness. Wait… make that the sweetness! This “Yummy Lollipop Birthday” theme was created by the ultra-creative Kim from TomKat Studio for her daughter Kate’s second birthday celebration! Everything from the invitations & decorations to the food & favors played up Kim’s colorful lollipop theme. (P.S. You can […]

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I came across an image of these “Squishy Bowls” in this month’s issue of Real Simple (June 2009) and was instantly intrigued by both the name and mod look. You can use these bowls to serve dishes like pasta & salad on when your on a picnic/at an outdoor BBQ, then squash them into your […]

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These fabulous new dishes from West Elm are the perfect excuse for a backyard party! Made from sturdy, outdoor-friendly materials like melamine and acrylic, there’s no need to worry about slippery hands or broken glass ’round the pool. More bonuses: cool, contemporary designs + affordable prices! Pictured above: Twist Melamine Dinnerware ($14 – $18 per […]

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Looking for a unique party favor idea? With designs ranging from “Enlightened Desserts” to “Sushi” to “Savory Foods“, these tiny, japanese-inspired erasers are sure to stand out! More favorites pictured below, like this pretty Tea Ceremony Set featuring Mocci, Matcha, Manju, Delicacy, and Pancakes:

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Is this one of the most genius candy creations ever, or what?! Something tells me these will be “popping” up at Grad parties ’round the world very soon! Bakerella… you’re a genius with the sweet stuff as always – thanks!

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