HWTM Original Themes


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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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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I’m so excited to share full details next week on the A STAR IS BORN Baby Shower event that I helped style last week for Operation Shower… which is an organization that honors US military families in a very creative & special way! In the meantime though – I wanted to post the {FREE!} “A […]

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Last year I designed this Oscars Party Theme with free downloadable printables, and requests to update the decorative Best Picture labels with 2012 Oscar nominees have been pouring in lately… so here you go! :) In addition to these 2012 Best Picture Nominee Labels, you can still download the rest of the coordinating party printables […]

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Are you ready for some football… party ideas?  Good! Because we recently created some festive, easy ideas for hosting your own FUN & CREATIVE BIG GAME BASH this year… including quick & easy food/treat options + an entire collection of (free!) football themed party printables in a palette of grass green, penalty flag yellow, & referee […]

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Here’s a super easy idea for creatively displaying mini desserts! This example is from the Peppermint Twist holiday theme we created for Starbucks and features their Petite Whoopie Pies (in Red Velvet and Chocolate Créme) – but you can really customize this idea to any miniature dessert, color palette, & occasion!

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Looking for a creative way to dress up cupcakes and mini treats for the holidays? These Sparkly Faux Berry Toppers are super easy & inexpensive… and you can always switch up the colors and finish of the berries to anything you like! All I did was pull individual berries off of those wired “holiday picks” […]

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In continuing with the new Mod & Merry Peppermint Twist theme posted earlier today, here we go with Part 2 – the Starbucks Holiday Event in NYC!  This was a cocktail & desserts party that Starbucks hosted as a special preview celebration for their new holiday selections, so we were really able to kick the […]

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It probably goes without saying, but I was super excited when the PR team from Starbucks contacted us about helping them style a special “Holiday Preview” event in NYC last month! In addition to creating a festive atmosphere for the actual event though, we also wanted to provide some great home entertaining inspiration that both […]

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We have a brand new holiday party theme and FREE PRINTABLES to share with you today! This “Merry, Mod, & Bright Holiday Party” is meant to be a versatile collection that could be used for anything from a casual holiday party to a family Christmas dinner. I kind of went paper and pattern crazy with […]

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I posted a little sneak peek of our brand new Vintage Holiday Glam theme earlier this month – but the full details are now up! You can view them right here (in editorial style) and also right here (in photo gallery style). My goal with this theme was to achieve a look that was a […]

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HomeGoods recently asked me if I’d be interested in shopping one of their stores and coming up with a creative Fall tablescape and highlighting some fall entertaining trends. Um… lemme think about that for a sec? Just kidding… YES, please! ;) If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you probably already know that HomeGoods […]

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CREATIVE PRESENTATION is always a huge plus when it comes to desserts, but sometimes that “so cute!” presentation can also mean “way too time consuming”, which is never a good thing in my book. Luckily that is NOT the case with these fun little mini parfaits, which were also inspired by the fabulous Bewitched party […]

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For Part 3 of the SPELLBOUND SWEETS Halloween table, we have some bewitched treat ideas that are much more “good witch” than “wicked”, but we don’t think anyone will complain! And that includes the party hostesses… these are super easy to put together! ;) Read on for the easy how-to details on these Bewitched Donut […]

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Next up from the SPELLBOUND SWEETS Halloween Table is this SPIDERY CUPCAKE TOWER, complete with glittery Momma Spider topper, Spider Kid toppers, and Baby “Spider Bites”, served on the side. Everything here is super simple, easy DIY – from the toppers and homemade cupcakes to the tower “server” itself. Download the free foldover cupcake labels […]

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