HWTM Original Themes


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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In continuation of PART 1 of the ROYAL WEDDING shoot posted earlier today {which covered the sit-down table} here we go with Part 2: the Royal Dessert Table and themed Drink Ideas. There are lots of fun DIY ideas to share here… including the shower curtain “table cloth“ used on the dessert table and makeshift […]

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In case you haven’t heard *wink*, there’s some sort of ROYAL WEDDING happening soon… and since we’re all about celebrations at HWTM, I’m excited to share this Royal Wedding inspired shoot with you that I created for TV Guide’s Hollywood 411 last week! The “Royal” dining table & place settings are covered here in Part […]

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After many years of designing stationery & party themes for the kids of others… I am thrilled to be able to share the very first party I was able to create for my OWN {darling} kid! Our daughter, Macy, turned one in March — and my husband came up with the genius idea of playing on […]

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I’m so excited to finally share the details {& free party printables!} with you from the editor’s brunch that I styled & co-hosted earlier this month with Arbor Mist in NYC! Between the lush “Rooftop Garden” location at the Gramercy Park Hotel and the vibrant colors in the party decor, it really felt like a […]

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The Oscars party that I teased a couple weeks ago is finally up! Get ready to host a fun night of celeb sightings at your place on February 27th! You can find full details on the party + more pictures right here. You’ll also find links to download all of the different free printables in […]

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You may have seen the “Winter Owl” Baby Shower that I teased a while back… it was a freelance project for iVillage.com and just went live at the end of January! I fell in love with the DIY template for the little “Owl Friend” that’s the star of this show, designed a mason jar owl […]

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Happy Monday! I’m a little delirious today and am going to attempt to do this post in an overly tired mental state… so please bear with me! I had my 7th night in a row of only 3-4 of sleep last night… hence the title of this post and current luggage under the eyes. {Thank […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of our “Wedding Hangover Party” from yesterday, I’m just going to jump right into Part 2 here – because there’s lots to cover! This will recap the party decor and photo props (Part 1 featured the drinks/dessert table, accommodations, and overall concept). Here goes… THE INSPIRATION for the party decor […]

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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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