Real Parties


UM…ya. I am pretty my dying over this ridiculously adorable Hot Air Balloon Birthday Party! Created by talented interior designer/graphic designer Paige of Paiges of Style – in celebration of her daughter Quinne’s first birthday – the level of creativity here is just above and beyond! The bright, happy colors, the way-too-cute treats (every single one […]

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Ready for another dose of BAKE SHOP party cuteness? This one has a creative Picnic & Berries inspired twist and is seriously bursting with so many fabulous details – including a darling Baker’s Hat Making Station, “Berry Fields” Eating Area, picnic basket centerpieces, and of course a party invitation straight from Blueberry Muffin and Strawberry […]

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If you’re a fan of TLC’s Cake Boss or just love baking in general, you are going to LOVE this adorable “Cake Boss” Birthday Party created by Jennifer from Passion for Parties! Not only are all the sweet details super cute & creative (from cupcake liner garlands and chef hat “flowers” to candy topiary trees!), […]

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“Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me…M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e!”  Enter a world of nostalgia, happy and fun with this classic-themed birthday party from Elle Steadman starring that oh-so-familiar, iconic mouse-eared silhouette that can be recognized in just about any household. From adorable iced sugar cookies that look as if they arrived […]

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“Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate Party for me…” Actually, this happens to be a fantastic Pirate Themed Birthday Party that Deb Currie threw for her son’s 2nd birthday – didn’t she do a great job?! The use of skull and crossbone silhouettes + colorful paper pinwheels is a perfect combo here… very pirate-appropriate but […]

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This colorful “Birthday Farm” Kids Party by Laura from Live Smile Celebrate just looks like a blast for the wee ones and is loaded with creative, budget friendly ideas! Some of my favorite details include: marshmallow pops and swirly pops sprouting from mini hay bales (so cute!), paper-wrapped PB&J sandwiches, a dessert table flanked with […]

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“Reach for the sky!” You’ll absolutely surrender to the adorable details of this Western-Themed Toy Story Dessert Table created by Fara of Little Things Creations! Inspired to create something memorable for her daughter’s western-themed Kindergarten graduation, Fara managed to whip up some party magic using recycled boxes, tin cans and baskets as the primary source for vessels […]

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Yee-haw parters! Ya’ll ready to see a darling Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party by Jill of Peas & Thank You’s? Saddle on up and ride on over for this adorable birthday bash… it’s creative, colorful, and bound to bring out your inner cowgirl/cowboy! I’m totally obsessed with the amazing “Lulu” rope backdrop sign. Not only was […]

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Pucker up for some PINK LEMONADE party perfection! This adorably refreshing party was sumbitted by Honey of Honeydew Events.  A darling theme like this could be used for any occasion – from birthday parties to baby showers – and is also a fabulous way to say “Hello” OR “So Long!” to summer. How could you possibly […]

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Hi Everyone – Just wanted to give you a heads up that next week is officially “Wonderlandia Week” at HWTM! In addition to detailed recaps from the event of the inspirational decor, dessert station, & fabulous Tablescape Exhibitor designs {each tailored to a different type of special occasion}, there will be themed GIVEAWAYS, DIY tutorials, […]

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Playful, beautiful, modern, FUN… there is so much to love about this fabulous CITRUS SPLASH inspired wedding from Charm Event Design! You know how just looking at something can make you smile sometimes? That’s exactly how I feel about this vibrant, happy wedding. From the juicy color palette and stylish paper details {including cute MR. […]

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Set in a Vintage Car Museum and adorned with a fabulous color palette that matched the cars, modern patterns, and IZZE bottles galore, this Wedding Luncheon is so creative & just looks like a blast from the get-go!  Styled by Phoebe Ludlow and Laurie Lundin, with graphic design & photography by Erica Patten, this celebration […]

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This colorful & vibrant “Aloha Summer” Birthday Party from Stefanie of Anna and Blue Paperie is truly party PARADISE! I’m just LOVING the fabulous red, orange, and yellow layer cake topped with beautiful, cascading hibiscus flowers that make for such a simple, yet stunning presentation…this would make a lovely cake design idea for bridal showers […]

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This is “Bb is for BABY” baby shower is one of those celebrations that can make you happy just looking at it! Kelly Robson did such a fabulous job bringing this sunny party to life… One of the first elements to catch my eye in the images were the beautiful table centerpieces – which were […]

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“Paradise” cheeseburgers, french fried potatoes with Heinz 57, Margaritaville cake pops,  “Nibbling on spongecake” cupcakes topped with themed fondant toppers like parrots & salt shakers, & more… HUNGRY yet? Ya, me too… not to mention LOVING every clever detail in this cool {SURPRISE} Jimmy Buffet themed beach bash that Nicole threw for her husband’s 30th! […]

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“PEDIS BY THE POOL” has such a nice ring to it, don’t you think? And that’s just one of the fun elements from the adorable & fabulously girlie RETRO GLAM Pool Party that Elizabeth from Posh Paperie threw for her daughter Felicity… along with the help of biz partner Kellie of course! A stylish, summery […]

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It probably has something to do with working on this post, but nothing sounds better right about now than indulging in some good Scotch and Chocolate. Since I don’t actually have either of them on hand, I will just have to settle for this incredibly fresh and creative Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party by […]

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I’m still recovering a bit from post-event Wonderlandia madness today – as well as a self-induced sugar coma from unpacking leftover candy this weekend and eating way too much of it! {The treat bags did say “Eat Me” after all, right?} =) We’re really happy with how everything went though and can’t wait to recap […]

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How about a healthy dose of SUNSHINE to brighten your day? This gorgeous Yellow & Orange Baby Shower from Megan of Blaine Photography is the perfect mix of vintage and modern and is absolutely GLOWING with charming, sunny details! One of my favorite elements has got to be the baby food jar “vases” embellished with […]

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As an encore to Friday’s Bumble Bee party, we couldn’t resist sharing another fabulous Bumble Bee Birthday! This time the theme was brought to life with a bold black & yellow palette, and a variety of ultra-modern patterns accented with playful black & white gingham. And I just LOVE the explanation that mom & party […]

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