Give Back


As we previously mentioned, 8 talented party stylists were recently challenged by Balloon Time to design/host a real celebration using just one of their helium tanks + a budget of $100. The grand prize? A $5K donation to the winning stylist’s charity of choice! Now that the contest is over, we’d like to share each party in […]

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Hi, Everyone! I’m really excited to share some details with you today on one of the larger projects I worked on earlier this year: a “Sweet Surprises” Candy Baby Shower for Operation Shower! This event was held on March 4th, 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood and made possible by Babies R Us, the Operation Shower […]

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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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Abigail of Paper & Cake always comes up with clever & unique party ideas, and with the weather heating up right now – we’re especially loving her newest reason to celebrate: a Summer Popsicle Party! She partnered with The HOPEFULL Company which provides products and recipes for nutritious popsicles for those (mainly children) who are undergoing chemotherapy, or […]

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Thrilled to share the news that Operation Shower and March of Dimes are coming to San Diego in a few weeks to shower some very deserving U.S. military families! The event will take place on Tuesday, January 25th at the Farmers Insurance Open at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course… where golfers can enjoy an […]

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This Modern Thanksgiving Table was inspired by – and utilizes – the “Grateful Mod” printable party collection that I designed for Operation Give Thanks! You can click here to download the printables and get more info on the wonderful effort from Operation Shower in my earlier post right here. I really had fun working on […]

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You might have already seen the sneak peek from last week, but I’m excited to announce today that the new HWTM “Grateful Mod” Party Collection to benefit Operation Give Thanks is now available for FREE download! The collection includes: Fill-in Invitations, Napkin Rings/Vase Wraps, Place Cards, Square Favor Tags, Cupcake Toppers/Party Circles, Bottle Labels, Drink […]

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Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the new Thanksgiving/Fall Party Collection I recently designed in honor of Operation Give Thanks – which is a creative, nation-wide fundraising event hosted by Operation Shower and March of Dimes! The FREE high-resolutions printables for this “Grateful MOD” collection will be available to you very […]

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Kate McRae is an adorable 5-year old girl, fighting a brain tumor. I think I was in tears within the first few sentences while reading about her story… and chances are good that you will be too. Amidst the sadness, though, there’s also a great deal of inspiration to be found in Kate’s journey – […]

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Question for you: What are your favorite “little things” to do for the ones you love? I think we all have certain “little things” that we do for others.  Some are conscious efforts – like cooking a special meal or treating a friend to lunch, and some are almost second-nature… like making sure the fridge […]

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Let’s Eat Cake! is a fabulous wedding cake competition & fundraiser event happening next Tuesday, February 17th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The producers of the event have worked so hard on this and are currently seeking additional products and service donations for the silenty charity auction. Let’s help them out! Do you […]

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The goal of Let’s Eat Cake! is to donate at least $50,000 to this deserving organization (Wow!), and 100% of the proceeds will be directly donated to St. Jude. Let’s Eat Cake! will include a cake design and taste challenge, as well as a live cake auction.  Professional pastry chefs from all over the southeast […]

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Sarah from Toast and Tables forwarded an email to me a few weeks ago with the fantastic idea for as many bloggers as possible to post pink on October 1st in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My mother-in-law was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago and just finished her chemo […]

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