Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who entered – what a great response! And the {very lucky} randomly chosen winner is… Commenter #727, Natalie – who said, “sangria zinfandel!! (seems to be the popular one in the comments!).” Congrats, Natalie! Hope you have a fabulous time hosting your […]

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How good does this POMtiki Smash cocktail look?! It features pomegranate juice, pineapple juice, almond (or orgeat) syrup, and rum, and has a cool tropical vibe that makes me think of relaxing in Hawaii… ahhh, Hawaii! The beautiful reddish-purple color also looks fabulous garnished with the bright yellow pineapple wedge. This would be a fun […]

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More “LOVE-ly” eye candy for you today! This whimsical take on Valentine’s Day is courtesy of Vicky of A Subtle Revelry. Vicky’s parties are always full of unique and beautiful handmade ideas, and this “The Games That Cupid Plays” theme is no exception! The holiday garland re-purposed into a heart-shaped backdrop for Valentine’s Day is […]

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The holiday season always brings about a lot of talk of “traditions”, and with how hectic our standard day to day life can be, I love that this time of year always serves as a fun reminder for us to stop and spend time with family and friends! Traditions also give you & your family […]

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It’s amazing what a little creative presentation can do, right? Case in point: check out how clever garnishes like licorice wheels, chili peppers, cherries, and pickled beets can turn rather innocent-looking cocktails into something truly SPOOKTACULAR for Halloween! Which concoction looks most tempting to you?

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This “MUMMY’S NIGHT OUT” theme from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Halloween is such a clever & elegant take on Halloween, and a color palette of green, white, and black feels fresh & fun, but still very Halloween-appropriate. The fabulous “Mummy Veggie Dip” tray pictured above is the first thing that caught my eye… such creative presentation! […]

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I’m totally swooning over this gorgeous Pumpkin Harvest Brunch created by Vicky from The City Cradle! Bundt cakes hanging from the trees, pancakes served in carved-out pumpkins (LOVE!), water bottles adorned in lace… what a sweet way to celebrate the season with loved ones. This would make for a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner table too…  just […]

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In continuation of the Lovely Pumpkin Harvest Brunch by The City Cradle, here are all the details of the fabulous Pumpkin Mojito Bar, as told by Vicky: “I had great fun dreaming up signature drinks for our pumpkin harvest brunch. I found a wonderful mojito recipe that included pumpkin and brown sugar – it made […]

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It’s always a great combo when good design & humor mix! Case in point: Popptags – clever letterpress wine bottle tags that offer the perfect way to add a dose of style – and a dash of witty honesty – to that bottle of vino that you’re about to gift… or re-gift! (see image #3, […]

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Loving these modern-looking Halloween cookie and cupcake ideas from BHG… especially the adorable Wide-Eyed Cookies and Little Monster Cupcake designs! Pictured above: Wide-Eyed, Mummified, and Mod Pumpkin Makeover cookies. Pictured below: Little Monster, Frightening Frankenstein, Flying Bat, and Spooky Eyes cupcakes. Pictured below: Licorice Spirals, Round & Round, and Monster Face cookies…

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It feels like Etsy has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to setting up your own party tables! For example, check out this new DIY Happy Halloween dessert table from Anders Ruff… the entire buffet looks fantastic, but the patterns and paper details are definitely the (double-chocolate) icing on the […]

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Show up to the wine & cheese party or delight your favorite hostess with the cutest wine bottle cover ever!  A fun way to serve guests at your own get-together too… Wine Monkey Bottle Cover – $12.95 at Z Gallerie P.S. You could also use this to cover cover on non-alcoholic beverage bottles for a […]

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Waiter, there’s an ant on my cupcake!” That was one of the comments I got on twitter last night after posting these “Ants on a Picnic” cupcakes from What’s New, Cupcake?. =) But wait… these are the kind of bugs that you actually WANT at your party! You know… the kind that are made from […]

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I have TWO fun things to share with you today, (both courtesy of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®)… a fabulous Summer Grilling Kit Giveaway for HWTM readers and a special Twitter Event coming up this Monday that I’ll be co-hosting! Here are the details for both: ***** BBQ TASTE & TWEET – Monday, July […]

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Fun find of the week: TEACUPCAKES by Fred & Friends… ultra-clever bake & serve cupcake molds that come with matching saucers for an “elegant” presentation! Great gift idea for your friends that love to bake – or for the hostess that already has it all. ($17.95/set of 4 at heliotrope) P.S. These would also be […]

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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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