Sweets & Treats


We’ve had a crazy round of heatwaves in San Diego this month, so when it came time for my latest Baker’s Dozen recipe for Krusteaz, it felt like a good time to whip something up that was both sweet AND cool. So between that and my current affinity for mini desserts (they look cute + […]

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This post is sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board. This is the time of year when I find myself wanting to soak up every last drop of summer… Does anyone else think the season is flying by way too fast?! It feels like a good time to take a deep breath and just chill out […]

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My personal approach to baking has always been simplicity + attention to presentation. I’m not a gourmet cook (at this point in life at least!) and have recently learned to stop apologizing for that… there are only so many things you can devote a big span of your attention to at once. ;) However, I […]

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The Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table, designed by Marie of Sweets Indeed, from the latest Operation Shower Event (See the full event recap here!) is full of beautiful patterns and golden details that needed their own post to shine. The table has a smorgasbord of sweet options and the decorations will keep you lingering, especially the genius printables designed by Abigail […]

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This post is sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board. Did you know that there’s such a thing as National Hot Fudge Sundae Day? Seriously – you can google it! And also… it’s TOMORROW. Personally, I think any day is a great day for a hot fudge sundae, but if someone wants to give me a […]

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I think I’m in LOVE with Spin Spin Sugar‘s oh-so-SWEET Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar! Christina Vizcarra designed a charming outdoor display with an awesome assortment of desserts, whimsical details, and a vintage twist that is undeniably romantic. From the playful ruffled linen and craft paper candy labels to the creative whirly pop and cupcake tower displays, there is […]

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In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m excited to share this oh-so-SWEET and charming Mother’s Day Garden Party by Bethany Gist of Auntie Bea’s Bakery! And as much as I can appreciate all of the sweet nods to motherhood that she included here, there are also LOTS of great ideas that could work well […]

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Hello again! Rachel here from RV Parties with the latest installment of Parties in a Pinch. Today we’re looking at my favorite thing: SUGAR. Really, no party is complete without it! When planning a party, every hostess has a limited amount of time and money. Savvy decisions must be made about where to spend them to […]

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We here at HWTM are pretty big fans of football, so you can imagine our excitement when Britni Vigil of Play. Party. Pin. offered to share the recipe for her “Better than Football” Chocolate Cake with us! I think it’s safe to say, we are now also fans of the chocolate caramel combo! ;) “This cake is inspired by […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” where I share with you some ways to achieve a high-end looking event for less by using my tips. Today’s post is all about Candy Buffets versus Dessert Tables and how you can save hundreds of dollars by creating a fabulous looking Candy Buffet […]

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Have you all seen the trailer for the new Disney movie, Maleficent? I’m so excited to see the movie, Angelina looks like the perfect villain! In anticipation of the film, which comes out in the US on May 30th, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It (who has always loved this particular villain) styled this amazing Maleficent Inspired Dessert Table! I […]

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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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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 — Dollhouse Tea Parties! Tea parties have been around for a long time, but the new trend is to invite your friend’s […]

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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 — Girly Boy Themes! Themes that are traditionally thought of for boys are getting some serious girly makeovers lately – from girly […]

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When it comes to creative talents, some people have just got a gift – and Lynlee North Beckett is the perfect example! From miniature Disneyland rides to Mr. Potato Head pirates, her incredible fondant work has been popping up in the parties we’ve featured here at HWTM for years now, not to mention delighting party […]

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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 FROZEN PARTIES inspired by Disney’s new movie, Frozen. One of the best kid’s movies I’ve seen in a long time, Frozen […]

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Happy last Friday of 2013! Yep… Christmas may be over already, but we’ve still got New Year’s Eve to look forward to next week! :) Speaking of New Year’s Eve, I’ve teamed up with NECTRESSE® Natural No Calorie Sweetener again this holiday season to develop and share some creative holiday entertaining tips, including recipe ideas that are sweet […]

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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 of decorating with BRIGHT COLORS FOR CHRISTMAS PARTIES! There are so many color options now available in Christmas decor besides the […]

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During these fall months, you can never have too much pumpkin.  Whether you are enjoying it in your latte or using cute minis as part of your decor, you can’t keep pumpkins from popping up everywhere.  Tessa Huff of Style Sweet CA here, and I am sharing these easy DIY Ruffle Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers.  Made from fondant, […]

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Happy Friday!! With Thanksgiving prep on my mind right now, it feels especially timely to share this Warm & Cheerful Thanksgiving Candy Buffet by Candy Galaxy today! And the thing about this spread that has us really excited? They used our BRAND NEW Grateful Tree (Lights) Thanksgiving Collection from Hostess INK! *big smiles* These pictures were such a fun […]

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