Real Parties


Who doesn’t love the famously cute Pooh-bear… especially alonside his friends Tiger and Piglet? This first birthday party sweets table – inspired by Winnie The Pooh and designed by Dooby Design Group – has so many darling touches! I especially love the wood bark candy stands, the stylish & modern paper details, and all the […]

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I’m seriously OBSESSED with this adorable, vintage-style Scooter Birthday Party that Laurie of Gallamore West created for her son’s fourth birthday. Every single detail just makes my heart skip a beat! The details of this party were perfectly designed, from the mini fabric buntings used throughout, to the distressed “Jake” letters adorning the mantel and […]

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Here we go with PART 3 of my daughter Macy’s “First Birthday Parade”… I realize this last part of the recap is quite spread out from PART 1 and PART 2, but with the way things have been this year, at this point I’m actually just happy to get this up before she turns TWO! […]

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You had me at “Beer Here“…and I’m just loving everything about this BEER TASTING birthday party by Ashley. The concept is so simple, but super fun! What a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday and sample a bunch of unique beers all at the same time! From the cool signage and pub food, to […]

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Guys, this one is for YOU! Jennifer of Passion for Parties threw a festive BREW BASH birthday party for her husband that will have all your guys asking for a beer party! Decorations included beer cap “baubles”, chalk board menus, and decorative beer signs. So when you are on the hunt for a party idea […]

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A little bit princess and a little bit rock-and-roll… sounds like a blast, right? And that’s exactly what Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations created with this girlie & glam “LEOPARD PRINCESS” party that she designed for her youngest daughter! From a magical, canopy-adorned table setting fit for a queen… to festive animal print cookie […]

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So……I blogged the first part of my daughter’s first birthday party a few weeks ago and had every intention of posting the rest a few days later, and then life {and work} just kept getting in the way! I’ve come to realize that I’m going to have to blog this in pieces in order to […]

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This adorable “Little Outdoorsman” birthday party by Chris from Celebrations at Home Events is such a great theme idea for any little nature lover! Rustic elements like tree stump pedestals, twigs, moss, and pinecones set the scene for darling nature-inspired tablestops, and themed treats like gummy worms, “root” beer and s’mores are sure to be […]

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We’re taking you back to the 1950s with this “hip” MURDER MYSTERY ENGAGEMENT PARTY! No detail was left undone at this clever celebration… from the old-fashioned coke bottles and scrabble game pieces to the drive-in movie sign and use of LP records as charger plates. I absolutely ADORE all the costumes and photo prop signs […]

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Christi from P is for Party and Kelly from WH Hostess teamed up to create this modern + adorable LITTLE BLUE CAR themed first birthday party… which looks pretty darn fantastic brightened up with all the splashes of vibrant ORANGE! First birthday parties are often filled with even more adults than kids, as was the […]

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{posted by HWTM contributor Jessica Wilcox} Being a Mommy of three boys, I love to see creative and colorful birthday parties for BOYS. This incredibly inspiring Race Car second birthday party sent in by Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs gets my creative wheels turning, so to speak! From the super fun “race car” themed activities […]

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Everyone seems to be smitten with the Royal Wedding these days, but when it comes to moms and their daughters, there are actually “royal princesses” running around all the time! And speaking of that, I’m seriously just head over heels for this sweet Royal Princess themed party (designed by Nicole, the birthday girl’s mom, and […]

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This garden themed birthday party from Jordan at Polkadot Prints is just WAY too cute… not to mention filled with tons of creative & budget-friendly details! I love the way she dressed up the milk bottles by adding her own “lids” made from patterned paper and jute string, and how the table is covered with […]

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Yee-Haw partner. . .saddle up and ride on down to check out the incredible Fourth Birthday Party put on by the one-women show Julie Cox of A Reason To Get Together! Julie was the brains and beauty behind this entire birthday party. From fruit skewers and s’mores pops to saw-horse horses and a hay-bale corner […]

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“You make me HAPPY when skies are grey…” and so does this southern inspired Lemonade Stand Soiree First Birthday Party! Aimee with Lulu Pink Parties put her heart and soul into this super special party. After all, the guest of honor was her adorable little niece, Emery. Some of my favorite details include the simply […]

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I’m so excited to share this whimsical, fun, and downright ADORABLE Dr. Seuss themed birthday party with you today! There is SO much creative inspiration that can be drawn from Dr. Seuss, and Leslie did a great job bringing many of the playful characters and stories to life in the happy-go-lucky first birthday celebration that […]

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We are swooning over the très chic details of this splendide Paris themed baby shower sent in by Sheree Jackson. With Sheree anticipating the arrival of Paige, her second belle petite fille (beautiful baby girl), Sheree put to use her event designer experience and created a spectacular shower filled with modern french flair and a soft vintage […]

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Bri and Amy of The Saavy Moms Guide hosted a ridiculously CUTE Easter themed “play party” this year. Modern, creative, budget-friendly, FUN – this party has it all… including bunny tails for everyone! Even if you don’t have little ones of your own, there’s plenty of fabulous DIY inspiration in this carrot-and-bunny themed celebration to […]

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After many years of designing stationery & party themes for the kids of others… I am thrilled to be able to share the very first party I was able to create for my OWN {darling} kid! Our daughter, Macy, turned one in March — and my husband came up with the genius idea of playing on […]

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Military-inspired themes are always popular for birthday boys, and Stephanie from Stephanie J Designs did such a great job bringing her son’s “GREEN ARMY MEN” birthday party to life in a fresh and super STYLISH way! If you check out the cool {and modern} invitation design below, I think it will be immediately apparent that […]

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