BBQ & Outdoor Parties


Happy {almost} 4th of July! In honor of Independence Day, I’m excited to share a BUNCH of great 4th of July entertaining ideas and patriotic eye candy from some of the party-loving members of our brand new Social Site! {more info on this coming Tuesday} Each of the images featured here are connected to any […]

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Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer with a PARTY! That’s exactly what Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events did as she kicked-off summer with a Crab and Lobster Themed Party. This party looks like it could grace the pages of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog. It was styled perfectly! I’m loving the patriotic color palette […]

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Happy first day of SUMMER! What better way to celebrate than with this ridiculously cute “Picnic Parade” party by Renee of The Creative Orchard, which is full of fabulous, sunny inspiration for everything from just-for-fun get togethers to summer baby showers & birthday parties. Renee did such a great job describing all the clever details […]

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The weather’s heating up and SUMMER is just around the corner! BBQs, picnics, pool parties…it’s just about time for the outdoor party invites to start rolling in! And if you’re looking for some summer hostess gift ideas that are both creative AND outdoor-friendly (bright colors, non-breakable, etc.), look no further, because we’ve got a fun […]

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With both Memorial Day and July 4th both coming up soon, we’re definitely in the mood for Red, White, and Blue! And this amazing pinwheel-adorned Americana party by Anders Ruff Custom Designs {which also features lots of their talented friends} is absolutely overflowing with fabulous patriotic inspiration! From adorable themed red, white, and blue treats […]

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Looking for a creative way to celebrate Memorial Day… or another outdoor summer get-together? Good! Because we have a new Summer BBQ theme for you today, complete with ideas for a Make-it-Yourself hot dog station (which keeps things easy on the host!), creative & affordable food presentation ideas, and free BBQ themed printables…(scroll down for […]

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In continuation of the fun gummy candy skewers featured last week, here are the complete details from the fabulous Preppy Beach party created by Stephanie of Couture Parties. Creative details include fun ideas like a decorate-your-own sailor hat station for the kids, blue jello cups “swimming” with candy fish, and a super-cute homemade banner that […]

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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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Looking for some fresh spring or summer party ideas? Check out this beautiful “Hello Spring” party theme that Charm Event Design recently put together! From the vibrant color palette & mason jar drinking glasses to the playful “Lemonade Stand” Dessert Buffet, you’ll find wonderful inspiration here for everything from wedding celebrations to Mother’s Day Brunch. […]

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