Instead of having a “signature drink” at the Festival Du Bebe shower, we had a Signature Drink STATION! This is a fun idea that you could really tailor to any sort of theme or occasion. To play up the Mardi Gras/Masquerade element of this particular theme, I focused on SPARKLING drinks and COLORFUL containers… The […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of the “Summer Bicycle Inspired” wedding created by My Bride Story & team – here’s a recap of the “LOVE IS SWEET” DIY Ice Cream Station, as told by Esther: “Kayla’s Kakes also came on board to create a one of a kind ice cream station, which couldn’t have been […]

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Ready for some seriously stunning eye candy? Jenna from Eat Drink Pretty sent over these gorgeous images of a dessert table that she recently designed and oh my goodness… SWOON! From the gorgeous pink flower arrangements {created by Just Bloomed} to the orchid topped cupcakes, fabulous pinwheel dessert boxes, and everything in between, this table […]

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These Koi Goldfish Cupcakes are seriously WAY too cute!! Another genius idea from the gurus behind Hello, Cupcake!, this design is actually from their follow up (and equally fabulous) book: What’s New, Cupcake?. The fish – which are made from those squishy orange circus peanuts, orange peanut butter M&M’s, brown M&M’s Minis, vanilla frosting as […]

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These Novelty Worktop Savers by Joseph Joseph are just way too fun! Each glass board features a clever design created from fruits & veggies (+ a mini bun for the Snail shell), and the beautiful photography and all-white background makes for a cool, contemporary vibe. Who would’ve guessed that cauliflower & olives would make for […]

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Cosmos are the obvious signature drink of choice for Sex and the City parties… but there’s more than one way to enjoy them! Below is a super easy recipe for Cosmo Cupcakes, along with 2 options for icing: yummy homemade Lime Buttercream or (for when you’re in a time crunch) simple store-bought vanilla, both tinted […]

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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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In continuing with Part 1 of the “Sugary Sweet Love” photo shoot sent over by Jenna of Eat Drink Pretty, here’s another dose gorgeous eye candy for you… this time focusing on all the creative, colorful treats. As you can probably tell from the pretty images, what makes this look so inviting is the fantastic […]

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With the great response everyone had to the gorgeous food presentation from the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower, it reminded me of one of my favorite pretty “party desserts” from Bite-Size Desserts that I’d love to share with you… These Raspberry & Lemon Cream “Martinis” are served in mini martini glasses and look as good as […]

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In continuing with Part 1 {Drinks & Decor} of the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower designed by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design, here’s Part 2, which covers the gorgeous appetizers and decadent Sweet Sugar Bar… The attention to presentation is fantastic here – from lobster mac-n-cheese served in asian soup spoons to grilled cheese triangles displayed […]

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Clau! is back with another fabulous dessert buffet (check out her Colorful Candy Buffet here). This time she’s created an adorable Pink Elephant theme featuring a pink, white & chocolate color palette and lots of homemade treats that’s full of great inspiration for a Pink Elephant Baby Shower and or a circus-themed kids party! The […]

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Jasmine from The Couture Cakery recently sent over some images of the absolutely fabulous dessert buffet that she created for JDK Weddings. I’m especially loving the contemporary rasberry & lime green color palette – which really pops against the black and white damask print…and how gorgeous is this cake?! Read on for lots more images […]

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Amy Atlas recently sent over some images of the gorgeous dessert tables that she recently created for Brides magazine… pretty amazing, right?!! All 3 table are fantastic, but I’m feeling especially drawn to the Chocolate Spice design (above) because it feels refreshing & unique… everything from the dessert flavors & color palette to the serveware […]

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If you’re in the  mood to show off your baking skills this Easter – or just feel the urge to be extra creative – here are 7 seriously ingenious & inspiring Easter treat ideas from Martha that are sure to do the trick! Starting from the top… how adorable are these Spring Chick Cupcakes?! Loving […]

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Okay… so I’m TOTALLY in love with these new Cupcake Sets by Meri Meri! Such a genius idea, don’t you think?! Each themed set includes 24 decorative cupcake cases (a.k.a. “baking cups”) and 24 assorted die-cut toppers. This is going to make dressing up homemade cupcakes for everything from kids birthdays to bridal showers super […]

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Looking for some creative party ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Entertaining expert & cupcake guru Jeanne Benedict has some fabulous ideas in the dessert department… my favorite being the “Beer Cupcakes” pictured above – how fun are those?! And don’t worry… these clever treats just LOOK like beer! This design is all about the presentation, […]

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When HWTM reader Laura recently sent over some info about a “Suspended Cupcake Tower” that her friends Vicki and Ray created, I just about died when I saw the pics! Seriously – how cool is this?! FLOATING cupcakes… now that’s some creative genius! Co-creator Vicki Anderson was kind enough to share some more details on […]

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From the POP-y colors to the cool twisted design of the popsicles and futuristic look of the holder, I’m loving everything about these Orka Ice Pop Molds! ($12.95/set at Wrapables) Looking for a cool gift idea? Try pairing one of these sets with a copy of POPS!: Icy Treats for Everyone by Krystina Castella, which […]

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Most of you have probably seen an edible bouquet before – usually of the fruit or cookie variety – but this particular design is definitely a stand-out! The edible veggie bouquet pictured above is from Marley Majcher‘s 40th Birthday Party (more details coming soon) and serves as great inspiration for a super-stylish take on this […]

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I know that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist posting some last-minute inspiration from ’round the web… especially since pretty much all of these ideas can be re-purposed for other occasions too! Starting from the top: Adorable Valentine-themed cupcakes from Jeanne Benedict *I’m especially loving the top version for any sort of “pretty […]

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