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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Looking for spring party inspiration? Here are a few surprisingly quick & easy centerpieces that I put together for a Spring themed cocktail party. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, it’s probably no secret that manzanita branches & grapewood are one of my favorite elements for creating centerpieces… due largely in part that […]

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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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Being a big football fan myself, (and the wife of an even bigger football fanatic/son of a former NFL player), I was super excited when Boboli reached out to HWTM to collaborate on some “Big Game” entertaining ideas! You can check out my party tips over at BoboliFootball.com, a football entertaining hub that’s loaded with […]

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Need some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day party dessert table? Check out this latest dessert bar creation by Amy Atlas… which can only be described as absolutely pink-a-licious! Goodies included: a macaron tower (so cute!), ruffled buttercream cake and cupcakes, pink favor boxes tied up with pretty satin ribbon, and lots of pink candy! For […]

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In case you’re on the lookout for a new way to impress in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day – or aiming to wow a whole group of guests for any special occasion really – here’s one of my favorite “sweet tips” from Simple Stunning Parties, a fabulous book by entertaining expert Karen Bussen. These cool […]

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, it feels like the perfect time of year to feature some pretty red drinks… like these sparkling pomegranate cocktails & mocktails from Judy Reyes’s Berry Sweet Baby Shower. Both drinks are lovely, yummy, & super easy… just like we like them! (Full recipes below.)

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I’m so excited to share this fabulous – and super useful – DIY project with you today! The tutorial comes from Jacinda at Prudent Baby, and features a clever & inexpensive way to create your own dessert/cake stands for all sorts of parties and occasions. With all the fabulous scrapbook paper that’s available these days, […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of the gorgeous Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower posted yesterday, here is Part 2: Menu & Activities. Scroll down for details on the yummy food & drinks that the ladies were treated to, as well as the (non-cheesy!) bridal shower activities they participated in, as told by event designer Carolyn […]

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If you’re planning to host a get-together for the NFL Championships and/or Super Bowl, entertaining guru Jeanne Benedict has some absolutely adorable ideas for dessert! Jeanne designed & whipped up 7 ultra-creative Super Bowl cupcakes for Celebrations.com, where she is a Lifestyle Party Expert, and she was generous enough to share them with us here! […]

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I don’t know what the weather’s like in your area… but it’s POURING outside in San Diego today! The perfect weather – and time of year – to warm up with a yummy hot drink, like this creative cider-based cocktail: HOT CHAMBORD CIDER 1/2 oz Chambord 1/2 oz Tuaca Liqueur 3 oz apple cider 1 […]

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You can always count on the products at Crate & Barrel sister store – CB2 – to be ultra-contemporary and very affordable, so it’s exciting when they come out with a new collection! Everything in their new line is really very cool, but here are 12 stand-out favorites: • Q Dinnerware ($3.95 – $5.95 per […]

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