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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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I’m so excited to finally share the details {& free party printables!} with you from the editor’s brunch that I styled & co-hosted earlier this month with Arbor Mist in NYC! Between the lush “Rooftop Garden” location at the Gramercy Park Hotel and the vibrant colors in the party decor, it really felt like a […]

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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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Continuing with the Oscars party ideas today, here’s some inspiration for glamorous red & gold centerpieces… starting with the gorgeous crystal adorned tree pictured above, which was created by Tic-Tock Couture Florals and is also from our “Old Hollywood Glam” themed Hip Hostess event in LA. The key word here is INSPIRATION… I’m pretty sure […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of Romantic Decor: Red, Black, & Lace, here’s another (surprisingly quick!) centerpiece idea for a special Valentine’s Day dinner… Find all the DIY Details Below:

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Looking for an easy way to add romance to your Valentine’s day table? Just add ribbon & lace! Here are a few examples I mocked up recently to demonstrate how just a little lace & ribbon can give a simple vase, pillar candle, or tablecloth a romantic vibe that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day (or a […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a fantastic “Safari Luxe” Baby Shower created by the creative minds between Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events. In addition to the gorgeous and outside-the-box baby shower decor, what I also love about this party is the meaning behind the theme, which was inspired by the Safari honeymoon trip […]

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Maddy from Inspired Bride and Amanda from Bake It Pretty recently put together this absolutely stunning “Winter Wonderland” themed dessert buffet… seriously, how gorgeous is this?! Better yet, they’ve broken the buffet down into a series of detailed DIY posts for each individual element – from the winter wonderland cupcakes (pictured below) to the dessert […]

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Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the new HWTM Thanksgiving Themes that we shot on Monday… Full details & lots of pics will be included with each new theme. I’m hoping to have all of them uploaded to the Party Themes section by the end of next week!

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Event planner & “seasonal party” guru Courtney Toney is back with another gorgeous fall get-together to share! (Click here to check out her 2008 fall party.) From the vibrant sunflowers, custom fall banners, and creative mason jar candles to earthy details like twigs & raffia, there’s so much great party inspiration here for everything from […]

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The girls from Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events dreamed up this fabulous, modern-meets-whimsical “Alice in Wonderlandia” theme… charming, stylish, and perfect for everything from baby & bridal showers to birthday parties or a ladies lunch! I’m especially loving the clever tea cup centerpiece and eclectic mix of vintage patterns & textiles! Read on […]

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In continuation of the Pink Party series, here’s another centerpiece idea that’s both simple & chic. Swap out your favorite flowers and paper patterns to customize this idea for your own party! Here are all the DIY details…

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is right around the corner, we’ve got some new “Pink Party” ideas coming your way! Maybe you know someone that’s walking in the 3-day & wants to celebrate afterwards, are planning some sort of fundraiser yourself, or want to host a little get together for a […]

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There were 2 main types of centerpieces at last month’s French Circus Baby Shower – “feather trees” and an “eclectic groupings”, and today I’m going to cover the DIY details for the feather trees. These are actually one of my favorite types of centerpieces to make – and they’re surprisingly quick & easy! I used […]

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Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been aptly dubbed as the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. So… it goes without saying that roses are a great […]

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