When I posted this little sneak peek of the flower cookies (displayed on grass mats) from a new baby shower theme that I’m working on for iVillage, one of our lovely Facebook fans posted a link to these adorable Grass Mats from ButterflyCraze.com that come with cute little pink flowers attached. I’m so glad she […]

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Here’s a different kind of bridal shower centerpiece or accent decor idea that is cute, quick & easy, and can be customized to your own theme in so many ways… I found this cute set of round red nesting boxes at IKEA for $9.99, stacked them, and wrapped each tier with a band of decorative […]

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Here’s a fun centerpiece idea from a baby shower that I styled a while back (photo gallery here)…  These are soooo easy to whip out once you have all the elements in front of you – and can easily be tailored to match any paper pattern & color palette! This design is also a great […]

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Looking for some decoration inspiration for your Sex and the City 2 pre- or post-movie party? Here are a few affordable DIY ideas for you… no Manalos or Jimmy Choo’s required! Scroll down for more pics – and find all the DIY details for everything at the bottom of the post. (P.S. These ideas would […]

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I’m absolutely LOVING with this vibrant Modern Wedding Reception concept by Colin Cowie! How brilliant are the centerpieces… carnation balls accented with colorful orchid blossoms. If you’re weren’t a fan of the inexpensive carnation before, these designs just might change your mind! Here’s another great example of how stylish carnations can look – not to […]

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Looking for a fun DIY party project? These gorgeous Paper Globes by Heather Bailey are great centerpiece ideas for spring & summer parties… or even for Mother’s Day brunch this weekend! Pick your favorite scrapbook papers to tailor this idea to any color palette & occasion! Click here for the tutorial and to download the […]

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Pinwheels have been a really popular party trend lately, and I love the idea of using one of these fun Pinwheel Mobiles as creative party decor for everything from baby & bridal showers to birthday parties. They’d look great hanging over a table, a dessert buffet, or really any area in the party space… and […]

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Don’t you just love it when you stumble on something fabulous by accident? For example, while doing some research on parasol-themed centerpieces for a summer party, I came across this ultra-clever Paper Parasol Tutorial from Craft Stylish that utilizes inexpensive drink umbrellas in a party-perfect new way!

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Go bright & colorful for Mother’s Day this year! Here are 11 gorgeous ideas from ’round the web that Mom is sure to love… Pictured at top: For an easy way to get creative with floral centerpieces, start with interesting vessels that double as gifts! For example: Gardening Gloves & Tools wrapped around a bouquet […]

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Looking for spring party inspiration? Here are a few surprisingly quick & easy centerpieces that I put together for a Spring themed cocktail party. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, it’s probably no secret that manzanita branches & grapewood are one of my favorite elements for creating centerpieces… due largely in part that […]

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BHG.com has a great photo gallery called Quick & Easy Easter Decorations that’s full of simple, stylish Easter ideas. Here are a few favorites from the gallery… starting with the chic “New Leaf” napkin fold, which is topped with a pretty flower bloom – like the yellow daffodil pictured here or another flower that matches […]

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This pretty Easter Egg Tree centerpiece idea was sent in by HWTM reader Virginia Bell. I love the simple-chic style and the fact that she included the phrase “I literally pulled it together in about 10 minutes!” with the submission. Gotta love quick & easy! =) Read on for the DIY details, as told by […]

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Another quick & easy St. Patrick’s Day centerpiece idea… and this one literally takes about 5 minutes to put together once you have the elements! YOU’LL NEED: 1. Pillar candle holders in 2 different heights 2. Sparkly leprechaun hats – around $2.50 at most party supply stores 3. Bright yellow ribbon – 1.5″ wide 4. […]

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Continuing with St. Patty’s Day inspiration today, here’s a quick, easy, & affordable idea for a party centerpiece/decorative accent. All you need are glass beer mugs, small green plants, chocolate coins, and wood skewers. These plants were only $2 – $2.50 each at Home Depot, and you can also find similar sizes/prices at IKEA. For the […]

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Have St. Patty’s Day, Easter, or another spring celebration on your mind? This “Green Theme” tablescape from Southern Living is fantastic inspiration for all of the above! The fresh, chic vibe of this (completely flower-free) table design is created with clear glass dishes & cylinders, white linens & candles, and LOTS of green foliage – […]

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Elizabeth from To Be Charmed sent over some fabulous DIY inspiration starring Japanese washi tape that she thought you guys would love – and I couldn’t agree more! In fact, I can’t wait to try this stuff out myself and just researched a bunch of different places to purchase washi tape (resources listed below). If […]

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Continuing with the Oscars party ideas today, here’s some inspiration for glamorous red & gold centerpieces… starting with the gorgeous crystal adorned tree pictured above, which was created by Tic-Tock Couture Florals and is also from our “Old Hollywood Glam” themed Hip Hostess event in LA. The key word here is INSPIRATION… I’m pretty sure […]

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are coming up this weekend (Sunday, March 7), and regardless of how into the actual ceremonies you are, the Oscars are always a fun excuse to have people over! You can chat with friends over casual cocktails & appetizers while the red carpet fashions and award presentations are going on, […]

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Need some inspiration for upcoming parties, weddings, or Easter celebrations? Here’s some floral eye candy for you in 3 fresh palettes for spring… 1. FRESH GREEN & YELLOW • Sculptural bouquet featuring green flowers, seed pods, lily grass, and other unique foliage (details here) • Daffodils and fern displayed in a wooden window box-style planter […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of Romantic Decor: Red, Black, & Lace, here’s another (surprisingly quick!) centerpiece idea for a special Valentine’s Day dinner… Find all the DIY Details Below:

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