Jen here from Jen CYK Photography, and I’m back today to help you make things look extra pretty, with a super simple way to dress up a wine bottle! You may have noticed, I really like wine (see “Exhibit A,” my DIY wine cork succulent magnets). And you’ve probably noticed I like to make everyday gifts fun […]

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The talented Angie of Marigold Mom is here with some AMAZING last minute Halloween inspiration! Her super creative Spooky Forest Halloween Party has just the right amount of spook, a touch of elegance, and loads of creative food, drink & decor ideas that are guaranteed to knock your orange and black striped socks off! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to […]

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Can you believe Halloween is already next week?! EEEEK! ;) And on that note, I’m very excited to share that I’ve partnered with Karo Syrup & Fleischmann’s Yeast to bring you lots of fun tips and tricks for throwing a Halloween bash… like these super cute CREEPY MINI PIZZAS for starters. (These would pair quite […]

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What’s the most important about a Hunger Games themed Party? The FOOD of course! Because regardless of the theme, no party guest should ever actually go hungry. ;) HUNGER GAMES INSPIRED PARTY MENU For my Hunger Games Party, I decided on a realistic-sized menu for a viewing party of the new DVD. It was so […]

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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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I was recently sent a party pack filled with some fun entertaining goodies and asked to describe how I’d use them to throw a “Classic American Party” featuring the new Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light, which is available in Mojito and Pina Colada flavors. The party pack had a kind of a rustic-American vibe to it, […]

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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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It’s hard to believe that 4th of July is only 2 days away… which means hooray for a 2-day work week! ;) If you’re going to be a 4th of July hostess this year though, 2 days ALSO means that there’s not a lot of time left for planning your celebration. Are you ready? And […]

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Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun new recipe for your 4th of July celebrations.  Sometimes when it’s hot outside, you simply don’t feel like cranking the oven up to 350!  So today we’re doing a different kind of cake – an ICE CREAM cake – created […]

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Hi! It’s Amy from Amy Nichols Special Events. I’m here to review a super FUN new book called Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook. If you’re not familiar with Mrs. Lilien, you’ll have to check out her amazing style blog – chock full of visual inspiration in every post. If you love color and savvy style, then you’ll love […]

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Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun and super easy DIY project {and FREE printables} just in time for Father’s Day! If the dads in your family are anything like the dads in mine… there is absolutely nothing that a little duct tape can’t fix!  If you […]

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Deanna from Mirabelle Creations hosted this Pub Style Grillers & Growlers Party for her Supper Club with the boys in mind. Utilizing decor she already owned + recycled materials (newspaper “bow ties” on paper bag “lanterns”!) meant this design didn’t cost her the pretty penny you might think… which is another factor her husband loved about […]

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These refreshing, perfect-for-summer “Popsicle Cocktails” are SO easy and totally delicious! You can make them with any flavor you like – we used strawberry and tangerine fruit bars here. Make sure to use popsicles made with real fruit for the freshest taste. SAY CHEERS! – To create a light spritzer, combine equal parts champagne & […]

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MEMORIAL DAY is almost upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time for some grillin’, chillin’ and fun in the sun! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the cake blog for sweet inspiration. I’m thrilled to be back today, sharing a fun update on a classic all-American treat… s’mores! Baked as a […]

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Winner update: 6/4/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #11 – ROCIO. Congrats, have fun picnicking! ***** We have a fun new GIVEAWAY up for grabs today! If you love cider AND good excuses to celebrate outdoors, this fun Summer Picnic Pack starring the brand new Michelob ULTRA […]

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Cutie Putti Paperie won my heart over with these precious Cotton Candy Clouds (and their blue and white striped straw “handles”!). You’ll often see cotton candy in shades of pink and blue, but when the coloring is left out it just like like fluffy clouds – how cute! Click on the album image below to check […]

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Hi, it’s Alejandra Morin from The Marshmallow Studio, where we create custom marshmallow pops and designs. I’m happy to be back at HWTM today, showing you how to make mom feel extra special! This Mother’s Day, surprise mom with more than the typical fresh flower bouquet… treat her with an her an edible marshmallow flower […]

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What a creative way to display delicious treasure! This is pure inspiration for a Pirate Party - a pirate ship carved out of a watermelon, courtesy of HWTM member gtosetti! {Click on the album image below to check out the full party.} What’s your favorite way to see a watermelon creatively carved?

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This time last year, I was getting ready to board a flight to New York for a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Wow… it’s hard to believe that was already a year ago! Since then I have a brand new sweet daughter that’s currently sitting next […]

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One of these years I’m determined to make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby! It’s quite the trek from San Diego to Louisville though, so in the meantime I will happily continue celebrating the Derby at home with friends & family. :) And along those lines, I’m excited to bring you the brand […]

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