Real Parties


Alexandra Rembac of Sterling Engagements is not just a planner, but a bride-to-be too! And from the looks of this fun engagement party celebration with friends and family, it definitely looks like she’s feeling the L-O-V-E! The party was held near Valentine’s Day this year, so of course the love-inspired theme tied in perfectly with […]

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Chrystal Guyette did such an AMAZING job bringing this VINTAGE AIRPLANE theme to life for her son Gavin’s birthday – from the “boarding pass” invitations mailed out envelopes fashioned from old atlases, to clever “in-flight meal style” lunches and bags of blue cotton candy adorned with cloud shaped marshmallows! The party was actually held inside […]

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Spring… the season symbolic of growth and youth and a time for all things FRESH and NEW! Why not host a party based on a combination of all of those things!? This “Celebrate Me. Spring Party” hosted by Theresa of Lauren McKinsey manages to to do just that… Theresa’s FRESH inspiration came from wanting to host […]

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Not only is today’s Real Party clever, stylish, and fantastically MODERN, it even comes bearing FREE printables & a theme “Resource Guide”! Interested yet? GOOD! Because Jackie of Jackie Culmer Photography and Design definitely whipped up a dream of a party with this ”Where the Wild Things Are” inspired first birthday soirée that she both designed […]

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Do you believe in love at first sight? Because it sure feels like that’s what occurred when I first laid eyes on this vibrant & contemporary “Let’s Feather Their Nest” baby shower from Amber Karson Events! Turquoise chiavari chairs adorned with feathers & ribbon, gorgeous flower arrangements peeking out from chic, modern birdcages, brunch napkins […]

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I’m excited to kick off the new week with a CAMPING themed birthday party that just looks like an absolute blast! And that’s exactly what a party is supposed to be, right?! Desiree from Desiree Spinner Events created such a fun adventure for this birthday boy & his guests at “CAMP LUKE“, where they were […]

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I’m BUBBLING with excitement that Jenn asked me to share with you today the “She’s going to POP” bubbles themed baby shower that I helped host back in the Fall. The design elements of this baby shower manage to combine two worlds…modern & chic with a touch of playful whimsy; the perfect combination for a […]

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I’m pretty much head-over-heels in LOVE with this colorful Art-inspired Birthday Party that Abigail from Paper & Cake created for her daughter’s 9th birthday! Maybe it’s because looking at these photos takes me back to one of my favorite activities as a kid… or maybe it’s the insanely adorable “Rainbow Cakeball Palette“ (ya, I’m pretty […]

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Andrea from Dolce Drive truly created a FAIRY-TALE of a birthday party for her adorable daughter Sabrina with this Cinderella-inspired soirée! One of the things I love most about this particular Cinderella party is that – in the spirit of the original tale – Andrea incorporated both the “princess” elements AND the “peasant” side of […]

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! For your holiday viewing pleasure…. here’s a fun, clover-filled “Green Day” party from the ultra-creative Lindi of Love the Day. I’m especially loving the playful photo booth props (GREEN mustaches, sequin bows, feather boas, & more), the giant paper chain chandelier cascading down from the ceiling, and the clever decorative signage […]

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In continuation of yesterday’s insanely creative Beatles-inspired BabyMANIA party from Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE, here we go with Part 2 of that same birthday bash, which just might be your favorite part… because we’re covering the FOOD! And speaking of things that are insanely creative… check out the adorable edible “Yellow Submarines” above – made from […]

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I’m SO excited to share this ultra-creative party with you today! It’s a fantastic Beatles-inspired “BABYmania” theme designed by the ridiculously sweet & talented Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE… and from song lyrics woven throughout the invite & party decor to vinyl record pedestal stands for the sweets table and DIY retro mustache props for the “photo […]

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{Note from Jenn: I’m so excited to share the very first contributor post from talented designer Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers with you today! One look at this party that she designed for her daughter and I think you’ll see why we’re so VERY HAPPY to have her! Also – be sure to check […]

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A BEER TASTING Happy Hour – what a perfect idea for St. Patrick’s Day! And Sandra from The White Library and Sandra Downey Event Designs did such a great job with this one… From the vibrant orange/green color palette and stylish stationery elements (complete with Irish-style fonts) – to the creative presentation of the “happy […]

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In continuing with PART 1 of Laura’s Cirque du Bebe Baby Shower (which covered the the invites & party decor)… he we go with Part 2, featuring the absolutely FABULOUS dessert and candy tables. Seriously, how fun is this cupcake stand above? Covered in 3-tier cheetah & zebra print fabric, trimmed with bright orange pom-pom […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a gorgeous + fun + glam baby shower (for event designer Laura Ritchie) that holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons… First of all, if you’ve been following HWTM for a while, you might recognize the theme. This shower was inspired by the Cirque Du Bebe […]

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Okay, everyone, get ready for a serious dose of adorableness… because this “Flower Garden“ themed party that Lindsay Banner (of charming etsy shop Banner Boutique) created for her daughter’s first birthday is just SWEET & LOVELY in every way! (I’m also filing this one under Easter inspiration because that’s one of the first things I […]

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We are huge fans of Alice in Wonderland themed parties around here so this colorful + whimsical 4th birthday party from Tabitha of Fresh Mommy Blog has us head over heels for tea cups and dress up! What little girl wouldn’t love such a darling party? From the ribbon and floral runner to the spray painted […]

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Are you ready for Part 2 of Jackson’s awesome Rock Star Birthday Party? I know, you’ve been dying to see the rest of the photos and to get every last detail, right? *wink* Well, I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here goes… {DIY FAUX DRUM SET} I wanted to include some other “rock” elements […]

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Okay… I’m SO very excited to share this new “Rock Star” real party with you today for a 3 reasons: 1. It’s RIDICULOUSLY fun/cool/creative/clever! 2. It was designed by one of our wonderful new HWTM contributors – the super-talented & creative Jessica Wilcox – mom of 3 boys and graphic designer/party stylist extraordinaire! {Jessica created […]

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