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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It’s the ever-popular rainbow cake… with a natural twist! One of our creative HWTM Community Members – Kelsey Hilts of Itsy Bitsy Foodies – is here today sharing her clever tutorial for a Rainbow Cake with Natural Dyes! The rainbow colors are achieved using colorful fruits, veggies, and egg yolks. Thanks so much to Kelsey […]

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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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When it comes to adult holiday parties and celebration, there’s nothing that feels as quite as festive or “CHEERS!” worthy as a glass of champagne. And if you want to get creative with your champagne “toasts” this year, you’re in luck… because there are actually lots of ways to enjoy that Korbel that extend beyond […]

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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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Renowned Chef Bradley Ogden will be visiting our hometown of beautiful San Diego, California this weekend (on Sunday, November 20th) to be part of the Celebrity Chef Luncheon at the 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival! He’s got something fun to celebrate too… a brand new book titled Holiday Dinners with Bradley […]

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Just wanted to send a quick shout out & good luck wish to my friend/fellow entertaining blogger Jeanne Benedict on her Today Show appearance tomorrow morning! Tune in at 10:45am to see her whip up some fun Halloween cocktails, including Wicked Pumpkin Mojitos and Mar-gore-itas with Eyeball Lime Wheels. Can’t wait to watch the segment, […]

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In continuation of the cool “Carnevil” Halloween Party by Brooklyn Limestone, here we go with Part 2… the CREEPY FOOD & DRINKS! And trust me, there are some REALLY creepy {and oh-so-creative!} dishes on display here… like a seriously disturbing dip featuring all too realistic-looking charred, bloodied fingers reaching out “from below”. {That picture is […]

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Last but not least in today’s 3-part DIY Wine Glass Decor feature, here’s another ode to the popular vintage skeleton key trend… this time with GLITTER! I know we have lots of fellow glitter fans out there! =) These cute sparkly key “glass charms” took only a few minutes using a set of skeleton key […]

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Here’s another fun & delightfully unexpected way to dress up those wine glasses… metallic gold keys! This is also an idea I first used for our Wonderlandia party to add a little whimsy to the Modern Glam Tea Table, but I actually think this idea would translate really well to a “key to my heart” […]

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