HWTM Original Themes


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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One of my long-time friends (since age 4!) got married recently and asked me to do a candy table for her wedding. The theme of the wedding was sparkly & romantic – lots of bling! – and although the main colors of the wedding were primarily white/ivory & blush with accents of bright pink & […]

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I’m so excited to share a bridal shower with you today that I threw for a friend last month… who also happens to be getting married this weekend!! I’ve known the bride-to-be since that first day of kindergarten at age 4 and really wanted her bridal shower to have a playful, whimsical vibe that was […]

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You know how sometimes you can take one look at something and just instantly be inspired? That’s what happened with me and this fabulous Floating Ducks bath toy from Giggle.  I absolutely adore the vibrant colors, the clean lines, the perfect blend of contemporary meets cute – but not cutesie. (Big difference!) So….. this cool […]

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In continuing with the recap of the Festival Du Bebe baby shower, here’s Part 3 – the Favors, Menu, & Activities… The party favors were fun to put together… Clear plastic boxes were filled with colorful candies, tied with a ribbon and embellished with a 3″ artificial butterfly & personalized Festival Du Bebe favor tag […]

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Instead of having a “signature drink” at the Festival Du Bebe shower, we had a Signature Drink STATION! This is a fun idea that you could really tailor to any sort of theme or occasion. To play up the Mardi Gras/Masquerade element of this particular theme, I focused on SPARKLING drinks and COLORFUL containers… The […]

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I’m so excited to share this party with you! This is a masquerade/carnival-inspired baby shower – dubbed “Festival Du Bebe” – that I created for my close friend Jen earlier this year to celebrate the pending arrival of her new baby boy (who has since arrived… healthy & adorable!). When everything was spread out around […]

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I’m SOOO very excited to announce that the first round of HWTM Personalized Party Collections are now available at PolkaDotDesign.com! Each collection features coordinating, double-sided paper products that work together to give your party a cohesive look – from invitations and napkin rings to favor tags, thank you cards, and more. Best of all, every […]

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