Real Parties


Everything from the napkin rings to the sweets to the darling birthday girl was adorned in jewels and sparkly metallics for this fabulous Arabian Nights / Princess Jasmine birthday party! Angela of Oh, Sugar! Events and Ryam of The Inspired Mama did such a great job playing creative “genies” and bringing this festive Aladdin-inspired theme to […]

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This beautiful & pink-a-licious Ribbons & Ruffles Baby Shower for desserts guru Melody Brandon is every bit as SWEET as you’d expect it to be! And with the crew of talented ladies (see vendor credits below) that helped bring this girlie celebration to life for the new momma, how could it not be, right?! Ribbons […]

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We’re loving the playful, stylish vibe of this fun Yellow Chevron Bridal Shower that Emily and Jeanna created for their cousin Amanda! With the help of some talented Etsy vendors – or ” true crafty’s” as Jeanna calls them – the girls pulled together a wonderfully inviting celebration filled with custom touches designed especially for […]

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Ready to get all tangled up in birthday FUN? Good… because this gorgeous Tangled inspired birthday party that Laila of Two Tiny Loves created for her daughter is exactly that – colorful, whimsical, and filled with tons of beautiful & creative movie-inspired details! Some of my favorite elements include the clever layered bricks “tower” that […]

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Event stylist & paperie designer Loralee Lewis definitely has a knack for bringing magical stories to life in {truly amazing!} party form, and this PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN birthday party that she created for her son is another shining example. In the party details below, Loralee talks about the important role that adventure and heroism plays in […]

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Take a blast to the past with this adorable Retro Diner Birthday Party! Flavia from fête à fête created this playful, 50′s-inspired celebration for her son’s birthday – and from a yummy milkshake bar and ice cream bar to mini chicken pot pies and baskets of turkey burgers & sweet potato fries – she definitely included […]

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Alejandra from The Marshmallow Studio is totally bananas over her adorable “little monkey” Keiran – so what better way to celebrate the milestone first birthday than with an adorable Monkey inspired celebration, right?! Monkey Birthday Party Highlights Even though this is a first birthday party, Alejandra utilized earth tones and stylish, nature-inspired elements that would definitely […]

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Oh. My. Goodness! Wait until you see the amazing celebration that a classic family board game inspired… Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events and Invitations and Jina from Plush Little Baby created a truly spectacular, elegant event with this Monopoly themed first birthday party for Jina’s son, Brendan. Monopoly Birthday Party Highlights From creative invitations that looked […]

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This Little Prince themed first birthday party needs to win some sort of award for “Cutest Use of Milk Bottles”!  Designed by Katie of Petite Social, this celebration would also translate beautifully to a “Little Prince” inspired baby shower. Little Prince Birthday Party Highlights In addition to the ridiculously cute crown-wrapped “Majesty Milk”, the dessert […]

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Get your kettle corn, peanuts, Cracker Jacks… and more at this wonderfully retro-mod Baseball Birthday Party! Baseball Party Highlights Designed & styled by Lori and Matthew of Two Plus Us, this All-American celebration features fantastic pennant flag party signage, baseball “trading card” invitations, personalized baseball team t-shirts with the birthday boy’s name, “Little Slugger” cupcakes, a […]

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This Egyptian-inspired “Cleopatra’s Spa Day” party that Bettijo of PagingSupermom.com threw for her daughter’s 7th birthday is – in a word – AMAZING! Egyptian Birthday Party Highlights Designed & styled with the help of her co-blogger Aimee, the Paging Supermom gals not only created a wonderfully unique and imaginative party atmosphere here, but they also […]

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I’m in love with the fabulous color palette and sweet simplicity of this adorable PINWHEELS and POLKA DOTS first birthday party! Pinwheels and Polka Dots Party Highlights Homemade pinwheels, paper garlands, buntings, oversize confetti… it’s a DIY party dream! Merav of T.W. Bean {and mom of the darling guest of honor} made everything herself – […]

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If you have a little gamer in your life, you’re going to love all the fun details in this SUPER MARIO inspired birthday party by Jen of Banner Events! Super Mario Party Highlights From Start to finish “Game Over”, everything about this creative party is a WINNER… all-access gamer passes for the guests, a ridiculously […]

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Pearls, Tiffany blue, and a whole lotta sparkle… Cristen from T & C Event Design channeled some serious style for her daughter’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired birthday celebration! (Side note – there’s great inspiration to be found here for Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bridal showers too.) Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party Highlights In addition to an array […]

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I am so in love with this traditional Korean first birthday party – or Dol – that Sophia of Petite Productions created for her adorable daughter, Sera! Not only did the party turn out beautifully, but you can truly sense how much Sophia loved creating it – through both her party details description below, and […]

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So much for scary… because this colorful Monster birthday party is just way TOO CUTE!  Bridget Parry and Toni Nelson did such a great job with this one… from adorable monster cookies and “furball cupcakes” to one-eyed candy jars and gumball sleeves. Even the water & soda bottles had googly eyes! The furry photo booth […]

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All aboard the “Choo Choo” and “Moo Moo” birthday party train express… first stop: cuteness! Inspired by her son’s love for trains and farm animals plus his cute names for them, Xiomara of A Styled Fete seamlessly combined two common party themes: trains and farm animals for one big second birthday bash. Keeping the party […]

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A Pirate Birthday Party…. with a Neverland twist! As a huge fan of Jackie Culmer‘s style already, it’s not the least bit surprising that the latest party she dreamed up is wonderfully creative and full of imagination! {Check out some of her other work here and here.} As Jackie explains below, “The feeling of the […]

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Simply put, this “Cute as a Button” First Birthday Party definitely lives up to its name! JoAnne from Oh Goodie Designs did such a wonderful job styling this sweet, charming party, which would also translate beautifully to a Cute as a Button baby shower! The charming edible details included pretty treats like blue ruffle cakes, […]

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Hi there! This is Amy from Amy Nichols Special Events – a full-service event & wedding planning studio based out of San Francisco. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be writing my first contributor post for Hostess with the Mostess today! To kick things off, I’m sharing tips on how an entire party theme can […]

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