HWTM Original Themes


WATCH OUT… our newest HWTM Halloween party theme is sure to have your bravest party guests on the edge of their seat! Inspired by vintage zombie art movie posters, FRIGHT FEST is a creative and delightfully kick-back alternative to the typical adult Halloween party. Just turn down the lights and cue up the scary movie […]

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Last but not least, here’s a quick overview of the themed activities from our Showered with Love Baby Shower: the “Wishing Cloud” station/keepsake gift for mom and the Valentine Manicure Activity, inspired by the cutest DIY manicure tutorial by Jenna Day. Click here for full details on both of these activities + the coordinating FREE […]

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Here we go with part 2 of our new Showered with Love Baby Shower! Here’s a quick overview of the brunch buffet and sparkling drink station. Click here for a detailed overview of this theme and all the “how to” details, plus links to download the free printables! P.S. We’re shooting a DIY tutorial on […]

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I’m so excited to share this “Showered with Love” Baby Shower theme that we recently created for Huggies! They requested a rain-inspired baby girl shower, so we went with a pink & red palette and featured elements like fluffy felt clouds and raindrops, sequin-embellished umbrellas, a rain boot centerpiece, and a (super easy!) cloud-shaped diaper […]

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What’s the most important about a Hunger Games themed Party? The FOOD of course! Because regardless of the theme, no party guest should ever actually go hungry. ;) HUNGER GAMES INSPIRED PARTY MENU For my Hunger Games Party, I decided on a realistic-sized menu for a viewing party of the new DVD. It was so […]

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For those of you that are fans of The Hunger Games, the inspiration behind this DIY table backdrop (or home photo booth backdrop) should be obvious at a glance! One thing that might not be so obvious, though – is how wonderfully affordable this was to create… which means adding lots of creative “fire” to […]

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If you liked my Hunger Games Home Viewing Party Tablescape and Food Buffet – which were largely inspired by the District, Arena, and book cover artwork…. I’ve got good news: You can download all of the printables for FREE right here! Scroll down to access the download links, then click here to see how we […]

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I’m so excited to share this “Capitol Inspired” Dessert Table with you today! It’s from our new Hunger Games Home Viewing Party theme, and was created as part of our current collaboration with Walmart to help celebrate The Hunger Games DVD release this weekend. You can download all the printables from this table for free! […]

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As promised, here are links to download all of the FREE Printables that I created for our The Hunger Games “Capitol Couture Inspired” Dessert Table for Walmart. See full details on the dessert table right here, and check out the Arena/District inspired buffet and tablescape here. Hope you have fun with these! If you use them, […]

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Hey, Hunger Games fans… I’ve got some fun news to share today! To quote Effie trinket, “You are in for a treat!“. ;) In honor of the DVD release of The Hunger Games this week (hooray!), we’ve teamed up with Walmart to help make your home viewing parties of the movie extra fantastic – which […]

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A gorgeous new Pier 1 Imports store opened a few weeks ago and I was thrilled to participate in the Grand Opening Event by demonstrating some creative and outside-the-box ways to entertain with Pier 1 products! Amber and Alyssa came with me, and we had a great time chatting with guests about entertaining ideas and […]

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I’ve had a few people email me about the “mini grills at the place settings” from our Summer Grilling Party theme, so here are the details! They’re actually really easy to create and are fashioned from tiny stainless steel bowls ($4.99/4 pack at IKEA), lollipop sticks, buttons, and hot glue. Scroll down for complete details […]

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These refreshing, perfect-for-summer “Popsicle Cocktails” are SO easy and totally delicious! You can make them with any flavor you like – we used strawberry and tangerine fruit bars here. Make sure to use popsicles made with real fruit for the freshest taste. SAY CHEERS! – To create a light spritzer, combine equal parts champagne & […]

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Summer is pretty much synonymous with firing up the grill at backyard get-togethers around here – it’s one of my very favorite things about this time of year! That’s why I was really excited when Hebrew National asked us to partner with them on a new Summer Grilling Party theme to compliment their “Better-Than-A-Hotdog Hotdogs“… […]

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Lots of new FREE printables to share with you today! I designed this collection for the new SUMMER GRILLING PARTY theme we recently created for Hebrew National. You can check out full party details and see all of these printables in use right here. Just click on an image or link to download the associated […]

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I really wanted to feature something creative & unique as the table centerpiece for our brand new Summer Grilling Party theme (posting later today!!), so my first thought was to go REALLY literal and create some miniature charcoal grills. Luckily, the shape of charcoal grills makes them very easy to emulate using inexpensive & easily […]

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Earlier this year, one of my favorite charities – Operation Shower – asked me to design a tablescape for their Sunshine Safari event that was to be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Of course I said YES in hearbeat! Eleven different designers participated in the event, and every single table was […]

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I’m not sure if it’s just me or if most of the creative/blogging world is like this, but I always seem to get to my own stuff last, because there’s always something else that needs priority attention: client work, party submissions from others, inbox, toddler, baby, husband, life in general… you get the picture. :) […]

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One of these years I’m determined to make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby! It’s quite the trek from San Diego to Louisville though, so in the meantime I will happily continue celebrating the Derby at home with friends & family. :) And along those lines, I’m excited to bring you the brand […]

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As some of you that have been following HWTM for a while may already know, Operation Shower is an organization that’s near and dear to my heart. They do so much so help support our military families, and it’s always an honor to participate in one of their events! Of course it doesn’t hurt that […]

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