Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I’ve been in LA the past couple days getting ready for TODAY’s big “A Star is Born” Operation Shower event, so Valentine’s Day somehow got away from me yesterday with all the last minute details for the event. I still wanted to share this adorable DIY feature from Abby of Style […]

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You are SO going to LOVE these DAZZLING chocolate morsels from Bedazzle My Bonbons! Don’t be fooled…these are not foil-wrapped chocolates. Oh no…these glittery confections are completely edible! Dreamed up by Sasha Vincent, the owner and creative force behind Bedazzle My Bonbons, you may have already noticed these adorable creations popping up all around the […]

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This “Sweet as a Peach” Dessert Table from Amanda De Santis is just the definition of lovely in so many ways… from the gorgeous floral patterned cake and darling petite desserts to the warm glow of candles and fairy lights! Another sweet thing about this table? Amanda created it as a special surprise thank you […]

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Today we’re getting ready for Cupid’s holiday with a luscious Valentine’s Day dessert that will melt your heart!  Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – excited to share my very first post as a new guest contributor on Hostess Blog! Crème Brulee is one of those decadent desserts definitely worthy of a special occasion.  Most […]

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Getting excited for the Super Bowl this weekend? Me too… and there’s so much to look forward to between the Big Game itself, the (hopefully very funny) commercials, Madonna’s half time show, and of course the yummy FOOD & drinks! And speaking of game-day-appropriate-deliciousness, Esther of Batch from Scratch is here with a festive beer […]

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So………I’m LIKE, totally so excited to share this RAD dessert table with you! *wink* All pun aside though, this Saved by the Bell inspired Bayside High School “Detention Desserts” Table from Million Dollar $mile Celebrations really IS pretty dang awesome! Gotta love a clever & creative theme, and from Kelly “Kup”owski cupcakes to Screech on […]

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Winner Update 12/15/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we truly wish each and every one of you who entered could win, we just had to pick 3 winners, at random of course. And the lucky 3 are… Denby who said, “I would use them for my daughter’s goodie bags in pre-school (and maybe keep […]

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This chic & modern dessert table by Alexandra of Enchanted Events & Design is downright gorgeous! The pretty silver and mocha palette is so shimmery and inviting – not to mention versatile for all sorts of occasions… speaking of which (since it’s that time of year) – wouldn’t this be a great look for New Year’s […]

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This super festive and oh-so-CLEVER holiday dessert table was inspired by the popular kids Christmas carol “Here Comes Santa Claus“ and dreamed up by Jennifer from Parents Playground NWA, who wanted party guests to be able to “SING their way down the dessert table“. How FUN is that?! And from adorable “Children Singing” cake pops to […]

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I was flattered when Jenn asked me to share the Rustic Popcorn Bar I created for a Family Reunion party over the summer.  If you are looking for something super simple to throw together for your next event…look no further.  Order yourself some popcorn seasonings from Kernel Season’s and pre-order fresh, already-popped bags of popcorn […]

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There’s so much to LOVE about this rustic-meets-modern CARDINAL RED & BIRCH BARK holiday dessert table by talented duo Jason and Heather of Hello My Sweet! From the obvious elements like strategically-placed vibrant red cardinals and scrumptious-looking holiday treats – including a perfectly wintry, white Snowflake Cake and homemade “Hot Chocolate Sticks” – to more […]

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Although the holiday season is supposed to be a time of peace, we often find ourselves far from it with a multitude of things to cross off our shopping and to-do lists. I {Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design} set out to create a “peaceful” dessert table that would be reflective of my […]

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As much as I truly love the process of designing party printables, it’s sooooo much more gratifying to know they’re actually getting used & enjoyed!  That’s why I was super excited to see this Holiday Hot Chocolate & Cocoa Bar that’s embellished with some of our {free!} Merry, Mod & Bright printables! HWTM.com member Rebecca […]

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Here’s a super easy idea for creatively displaying mini desserts! This example is from the Peppermint Twist holiday theme we created for Starbucks and features their Petite Whoopie Pies (in Red Velvet and Chocolate Créme) – but you can really customize this idea to any miniature dessert, color palette, & occasion!

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Looking for a creative way to dress up cupcakes and mini treats for the holidays? These Sparkly Faux Berry Toppers are super easy & inexpensive… and you can always switch up the colors and finish of the berries to anything you like! All I did was pull individual berries off of those wired “holiday picks” […]

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It probably goes without saying, but I was super excited when the PR team from Starbucks contacted us about helping them style a special “Holiday Preview” event in NYC last month! In addition to creating a festive atmosphere for the actual event though, we also wanted to provide some great home entertaining inspiration that both […]

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Even though Thanksgiving was yesterday, I still want to give a shout-out to party frugalista Norene from Party Pinching for these SUPER CREATIVE Thanksgiving Kids Treat Ideas she sent in! A few of them would actually work well for harvest/farm themed parties hosted at any time of year too… for example – the waffle “corn […]

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How’s THIS for a fun twist on the traditional apple pie we serve so often this time of year… a creative version that’s all decked out with cheddar, jalapano, and caramel?! This yummy & creative apple pie recipe comes courtesy of Esther from Batch From Scratch… the baking guru you might also have seen as […]

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Remember the way-too-much-fun “MILKaholic Baby Shower” we featured earlier this year? Well, the creative genius behind that shower – Carrie of Half Baked – is back with another adorable, polka-dot filled baby shower that she recently threw for her sister… this time with an “Elephants on Parade” theme! Carrie’s bold & modern signature style really […]

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Keeping with the cupcake theme from last week’s Fabulous Find, (and in response to the many inquiries about the frosting technique used in the Cuisipro Cupcake Corer post), this week’s Fabulous Find is this gorgeous Giant French Pastry Tip! This, my friends, is the pastry tip you’ll need to achieve this gorgeous and super simple frosting […]

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