HWTM Original Themes


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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Here are the first 2 projects from our SPELLBOUND SWEETS Halloween Table: the “Captive Candy” Treat Server starring an orange skeleton hand reaching out from a sugary grave, and “Wicked” Caramel Apples, which are simply homemade caramel apples with knobby twig “handles” for a “witch’s broom” effect. Both projects are easy & inexpensive! Side note […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. We wish all of you could get a $100 gift certificate to Crate & Barrel, but as always, we had to draw a winner who was randomly selected. And the lucky winner is…Commenter # 29, Courtney, who said, “I adore this shower, I love all the little details […]

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When I was asked to create a new baby shower theme inspired by the popular children’s book Goodnight Moon, I was pretty much “over the moon” myself! This theme was so much fun to work with because the book happens to be packed with tons of inspirational elements to build from – from the adorable […]

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So… I should start off by saying that this post really should’ve been up back in June – on June 26, 2011 to be exact – but the fact that it’s up at all is kind of a mini miracle at this point (full story below). And, as it turns out, the more-than-2-months-late post date […]

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We’ve been recapping the creative details of our HWTM.com Launch Party all week – but we also want to make it REALLY EASY for someone to throw their own Wonderlandia themed party at home… so we’ve put together a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY today featuring many of the decorative elements from the party! The party decor pack […]

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I’m really excited to share this final Wonderlandia table with you today… this one was actually designed by yours truly. =) I wanted to do a “Modern Mad Hatter Glam” tea party theme for the table with lots of bright colors and bold patterns — filled with inspiration & DIY ideas that could be used for […]

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You might have seen the Vintage Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower {pictured above} that I posted a while back along with free printables that were tailored for a Baby BOY celebration…well, I’ve had several requests for a GIRL version, so that’s what you’re getting today! The most requested color scheme was Pink & Gray – so […]

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I’m so excited to share some details with you from a fun “You Spin Me Right Round, BABY” baby shower that I styled a couple weeks ago! When I was first asked to help style this party, it was right before our new website was supposed to launch and my head was already spinning at […]

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Update: 6/17: I posted these images yesterday, but am back today with the full details and free printables! This “Vintage Sweet Shoppe” baby shower theme was really fun to put together and is full of fun & easy DIY… gotta love that! (The ice cream inspired elements would work well for kids birthday parties too.) […]

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Here we go with PART 3 of my daughter Macy’s “First Birthday Parade”… I realize this last part of the recap is quite spread out from PART 1 and PART 2, but with the way things have been this year, at this point I’m actually just happy to get this up before she turns TWO! […]

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So……I blogged the first part of my daughter’s first birthday party a few weeks ago and had every intention of posting the rest a few days later, and then life {and work} just kept getting in the way! I’ve come to realize that I’m going to have to blog this in pieces in order to […]

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