For those of you that are fans of The Hunger Games, the inspiration behind this DIY table backdrop (or home photo booth backdrop) should be obvious at a glance! One thing that might not be so obvious, though – is how wonderfully affordable this was to create… which means adding lots of creative “fire” to […]

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On days like today, I’m dreaming of cooler weather – so this gorgeous Fall Dinner Party is perfectly timed! Shayna of St. Louis Wedding Consultants LLC used vibrant fall colors and metallic accents to bring this {surprise birthday} dinner party to life, while Chef Marianne Moore created a 5 course meal with wine pairings for the guests to […]

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders, of Anders Ruff, here to share an incredibly creative, “out of the box” Paper Dollhouse Birthday Party by Erin Borges of Erin Borges Event Design! This “Dahlhouse” celebration was for Erin’s daughter, Dahlia, and it was brought to life by transforming a bare Town Hall into a real, life-size dollhouse using […]

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If you caught my Pier 1 event recap posted yesterday, you probably noticed that we used TONS of paper flowers throughout the decor – especially this lovely whimsical version! We did an in-person demo of these flowers at the event, and I’m excited to share the tutorial with you today too – because I think […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events. This week I have a gorgeous, yet very easy and budget friendly centerpiece idea to share using some of my favorite materials: tulips, curly willow, and rocks! The result? Fresh and earthy floral arrangements with a lot of impact but minimal product – which means money in your […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design and I’m back with this month’s Look For Less “Budget Chic” guest post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking event for less! Today’s post is all about how to get in on the party trend- Self Serve Party Bars […]

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Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events. This week I’m excited to share another crafty DIY Tutorial featuring yarn wrapped vases. YARN WRAPPED VASES {& FLOWERS} If you have any sort of old vase or container that needs sprucing up, try this simple technique to give it a fresh new look. I used yarn […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events. This week I’m excited to share a brand new DIY Tutorial featuring an artistic way to repurpose those empty wine bottles! WINE & LACE CENTERPIECE If you’ve seen my previous posts, it’s probably no surprise that I absolutely love to use recycled containers for centerpieces. What could be better […]

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And now for Part 2 of the magical Beauty and the Beast Theme Princess Party styled & coordinated by Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar! Here we see the main attraction of the castle: the incredible ballroom… not to mention the playful “Princess Boutique” and delicious Beauty and the Beast inspired sweets! (In case you missed it, here’s Part […]

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Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar made this INCREDIBLE Beauty and the Beast Theme truly come to life for little Alexa. From hand delivered rose invitations to story time with Bell, this magical princess party has so many thoughtful elements that push the envelope in party planning. (P.S. When you’re finished here be sure to check out […]

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Happy Wedding Wednesday Everyone! It’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events! This week I am excited to share a DIY Neon Wedding Table Number Idea! NEON BOTTLE TABLE NUMBERS I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with neon right now, so I wanted to integrate those colors into this fun and easy recycled bottle project. I know […]

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Hi there – it’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events! As I mentioned last week, some of you may know me from my days as Editorial & Styling Assistant at HWTM. Now that I’m doing event coordinating and floral design full time, I am so excited to be the newest regular contributor for Hostess with the Mostess! […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events! Some of you may know me from my days as Editorial & Styling Assistant at HWTM. Since then I have been doing my coordinating and floral design business full time, and I am so excited to be the newest contributor on board for Hostess with the […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with a {Lalaloopsy Dolls} Inspired Button Backdrop guest post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking event for less! Today’s post is all about how to create an amazing wow-factor using a high-impact, low-cost backdrop. Backdrops, when used correctly […]

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Blush pink and warm brown tones were the palette of choice for this beautiful Modern Vintage Wedding styled by YourBASH! This timeless and romantic look has the perfect amount of “vintage sparkle”, as beautifully captured through elements like La Tavola‘s sequined table linens, a lovely beaded organza overlay, and shimmery menu and place card designs […]

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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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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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Bold colors and a mix of feminine and masculine inspired details lend serious drama to this Hot Pink, Navy & Silver Wedding from YourBASH! Designer Brian Worley explains “I designed this reception space with the masculine and feminine in mind, or the Yin and the Yang. Utilizing strong wood tables and a Sapphire and French […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with another “Budget Chic” guest post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a Fabulous high-end looking event for less!  Today’s post is all about how to get the most bang for your buck when using Personalized Printables. Here I […]

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Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design here… I love creating clever party decor for events that are smart, budget-friendly and versatile enough to continue to be used after the confetti and cupcakes are all gone. So today I’m here to share with you a DIY Denim Pocket Banner I created for my daughter’s “Pocket […]

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