Real Parties


We’re totally smitten with this gorgeous Coco Chanel Inspired Baby Shower designed by Blair Britt Weddings and Events… how about you?! From the stunning florals and amazing ruffle cake to the {very theme-appropriate} scent station and soft pink & gray color palette, every element of this shower is downright lovely & inviting… perfect for welcoming […]

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Tantalize your senses with this incredibly gorgeous bridal shower created by Carolyn Chen of The Special Day… Carolyn used the five senses as her inspiration for this unique shower theme. My sense of SIGHT is definitely in overdrive due to the delicious eye-candy photos alone! From the calming aesthetic to the classic decor, every bride […]

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There are tons of fantastic details in this colorful & modern Robot Birthday Party that the talented Jasmine from The Couture Cakery created for her son, Blake! From cool robot graphics and “Robot Liquid Fuel” bottle labels to round crackers shaped like and labeled “Gears“, Jasmine found so many creative ways bring this party theme […]

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I’m so excited to finally share the details {& free party printables!} with you from the editor’s brunch that I styled & co-hosted earlier this month with Arbor Mist in NYC! Between the lush “Rooftop Garden” location at the Gramercy Park Hotel and the vibrant colors in the party decor, it really felt like a […]

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Baby on the brain? GOOD… because Julianne of A Modern Proposal Event Planning knows just how to throw an amazing baby shower! Even if you’re nowhere near “nesting” mode right now though, you can still enjoy this wonderfully modern & fresh Bird-Inspired Baby Shower, complete with a fabulous (and gender-neutral!) yellow & gray color palette. […]

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If you saw my earlier post on the wonderfully creative “Glam Rockstar” Pup Party that Kristy from Posh Pixels Design Studio threw in honor of her pup’s first birthday, then chances are good this design looks familiar… but the themed dessert & drink tables pictured here are actually the “HUMAN-friendly” counterparts to the fabulous Doggie […]

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I literally went BANANAS for this incredible little girls “Curious George Inspired” Monkey Birthday Party! Paige from Paiges of Style didn’t miss a beat with the vintage-modern celebration that she created for her daughter, Charley. From the use of the old saying “Keep Calm and Carry On” (which she changed to “Keep Calm and Go […]

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Turning 40 should be a blast if you can celebrate in true “Las Vegas” fashion like this modern Casino themed 40th Birthday Party! Brittany of GreyGrey Designs was the fabulous designer behind this classic, yet stylish Casino birthday party. I love the eye-catching, ostrich feathers. They are totally “Las Vegas” and a wonderful way to […]

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I’ve been wanting to share this gorgeous winter-inspired dessert table with you for a while – and since half the country seems to be snowed-in right now, I can’t think of a more fitting time! Kristine of Kristine Shin Designs {a floral styling & food boutique} is the creative mastermind behind this beautiful set-up… such […]

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Natalie from Southern Belle’s Charm came up with this fabulous “LOVE ROCKS” party theme for a Valentine’s Day party and and it seriously looks like a BLAST! {I can definitely see this concept being modified to work for a fun bridal shower too!} From the “Backstage Entrance” sign and cool tattoo-inspired design elements to the […]

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I was smitten with this fun “Knights and Dragons” theme created by Jennifer of Posh Tot Events from the moment I laid eyes on these adorable Medieval Knight Helmet cake pops! And of course there are contrasting Dragon cake pops as well! Also loving “medieval tent” Jennifer created by adding colorful fabric & crafty touches […]

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This beautifully designed Balloon-themed Birthday Party by Kori of Paper & Pigtails is sweet, creative, and perfectly suited for a first birthday party! I’m especially in love with the darling balloon-themed cupcake toppers, giant balloon backdrop on the dessert table, and adorable balloon cookies “floating” out of blumeboxes! There are even mini cheese rounds made to […]

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Decorative paper is one of my absolute favorite party decor elements because it’s such a high-impact, budget-friendly way to introduce all sorts of wonderful patterns and colors into an event! This gorgeous baby shower by the talented Aisha of Dooby Design Group is a perfect example of this! Aisha played up the sweet “Life is […]

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Get ready for a serious dose of adorable… because this Bow-Tie themed baby shower thrown for Jesi Haack & her new little man is exactly that! Bow-ties adorned everything from mason jars and flower arrangements to the darling ruffle cake, sugar cookies, and stationery. I think my personal favorite detail has to be the ultra […]

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Well… it doesn’t get much more adorable than THIS! Christi from P is for Party and Kelly from The Party Dress and WH Hostess teamed up to bring this adorable monkey-themed birthday party to life… so I guess with that much creative juice in the room it shouldn’t be surprising that the party turned out […]

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This next Real Party feature is so much fun… and very UNIQUE! “Glam Rockstar” is always a fun party theme, but it just so happens that this one has a canine twist! Yep… Kristy from Posh Pixels Design Studio threw this ultra-creative “Ozzy Fest” birthday bash in honor of her adorable pup! And just as […]

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Absolutely LOVING this Golf-themed Dessert Table created by Michele from Crazy for Design! Although this table really could work for both men and women that love to golf, it seems like there are so few party themes that really work well for men in particular (they don’t usually appreciate all the fun flowers, rhinestones & […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of our “Wedding Hangover Party” from yesterday, I’m just going to jump right into Part 2 here – because there’s lots to cover! This will recap the party decor and photo props (Part 1 featured the drinks/dessert table, accommodations, and overall concept). Here goes… THE INSPIRATION for the party decor […]

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If you’ve been following HWTM for a while, you might have seen my previous post about the {pretty unconventional} idea that Sonny & I had for our 10-year wedding anniversary celebration this past November. We really wanted to do a fun/crazy/outside-the-box party that would include our friends, family, and daughter – for the early part […]

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If there ever was a party you could call “darling“, this bird-themed birthday party designed by Leoni from Just Call Me Martha would be it! And although she created this particular party for her niece’s birthday, the ideas & colors featured here would translate beautifully to baby showers or “love birds” themed Valentine’s Day parties […]

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