Party Decor Projects


Sometimes the simplest projects can have the biggest impact, and that’s exactly how I feel about this one! Watch the video below (or scroll down for the pictorial) to learn how paper circles + balloons can create awesome party decor AND transform any ol’ chair into a festive spot for photo-taking and gift-opening! These Rainbow […]

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I’m totally smitten with the marbled trend that’s popping up all over the party space these days – from marbled balloons & mugs to paper plates & napkins – and felt inspired to use this look as a fun spin on a baby shower! So… what I have for you today is a fun Marbled […]

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I’m excited to share this fun Mother’s Day idea with you today! Flowers are always a staple for mom, of course, but I thought it would be fun to try something a little outside the box this year and make giant flowers out of balloons… and more specifically out of multi-color MARBLE balloons! These colorful […]

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I’m so excited to share this fun balloon DIY with you… especially since Fat Tuesday is exactly one week from TODAY! These Mardi Gras Balloons are playful and festive – just like anything Mardi-related should be – but they’re also surprisingly quick and simple to create. My initial idea was to focus on a bouquet […]

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If you’re looking for a fun way to deck out your game day drink station, I’ve got just the thing! This Football Referee-Inspired Beverage Bucket is super easy to create using removable white and yellow duct tape, which means no mess or waiting for paint to dry PLUS your party tub stays in tact for future (non […]

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During a recent football party brainstorming session, my husband and I came up with this fun idea for creating a giant Football Play Inspired Wall Backdrop made out of mylar balloon X’s and O’s! I used the small 7″ mylar balloons and 8-player teams for this diagram to keep the design reasonably sized for a […]

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This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Visit them on Pinterest for more creative ideas like these! Game nights are fun by nature, but even MORE so with a little creative twist! And even the simplest ideas can pack a big, colorful punch. Speaking of which… life seems to be extra crazy busy for everyone these […]

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Animals have always been one of my favorite types of party inspirations, but having kids has definitely given me a LOT more excuses to use them! So… for my very first collaboration with Balloon Time, and given the fact that it’s December right now, I thought it would be fun to dream up some wintery […]

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I’m so excited to partner with Coca-Cola again this month and bring you guys these DIY Coke Bottle Turkeys! This is a fun craft project for Thanksgiving that can be done on your own OR with family & friends… and I’m pretty sure that they’ll add an extra dose of HAPPY to your Thanksgiving either […]

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I’m excited to share one of my favorite new “party tricks” with you today! This fun and quick little decor idea stemmed from a combo of my obsession with color blocked/paint-dipped things + my extreme impatience at waiting for paint to dry (or waiting for anything, for that matter… I’m definitely an “instant gratification” sort […]

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We may have a case of “who wore it better” on our hands… and I’m referring to the backdrop vs. centerpieces of gorgeous flowers of course! Michelle Garibay Events teamed up with Growing Grace Floral Design for a playful “Kate Spade bride” style tablescape that works for the wedding or the bridal shower. Their Chic Parisian “Le Jardin” Inspired Tablescape is […]

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I’m excited to share a colorful, easy, and super budget-friendly party DIY with you today! I used these Tissue Fringe Garlands in a recent Fiesta-themed project, but they’re really versatile enough to incorporate into all sorts of celebrations. And as simple as they seem, there are definitely a couple tricks to making them work well […]

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Hi there! When I first started HWTM way back in 2006, my goal was to inspire others and make stylish party planning more accessible to first time hostesses, amateur planners, or really anyone that wanted to add a little bit of creative pizzazz to their events. On that note, I’m excited to announce that – starting […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Fondant Letter Toppers. Whether you use them as an initial or get all the letters of your name, these fondant cake […]

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Earlier this summer, Jacque made some DIY centerpieces and decorations for her friend’s pink and gold bridal shower that turned out so super cute and are also budget-friendly (yay!). She wasn’t able to photograph the party, so I asked her to bring one of the centerpieces in afterwards so we could still share it with […]

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Hello! Rachel here from RV Parties to share a fun, new concept — TWO different parties reusing many of the same decorations! Like many families, my boys have birthdays within a few weeks of each other and (of course!) they couldn’t be persuaded to pick a theme for a joint party. My five year old […]

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I’m using month #6 of our year-long Free Printables Blog Hop as an excuse to finally share the details on a crafty little birthday party DIY project that I dreamed up quite a while back! {And if you haven’t already guessed, the theme of this month’s printables is “Happy Birthday”. Scroll down for a sneak […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Ever After High! Ever wonder what the kids of our favorite fairytale characters would be like? Well, wonder no more! Ever […]

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One of my absolute favorite things to do with friends on a cozy night in is some sort of crafting (usually something found on Pinterest) ;). I’m going to have to add a Make Your Own Dreamcatcher Crafting Night to the list because this looks like SO much fun! Ashley Thunder Carson of Ashley Thunder Events hosts a monthly […]

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share this Indoor Glam Camping Birthday Party styled by Jen Carver of Banner Events. No bug spray or SPF needed at this glammed up girlie camping party full of ruffles, sparkles and gorgeous campfire treats! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Indoor S’mores roasting station table centerpieces […]

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