Real Parties


I’m SO excited to share this wonderfully creative party with you today! I first stumbled on it due to a google alert for HWTM and pretty much keeled over from cuteness overload after just the first few pics! Jessica from Modern Moments Designs created this “{Not So Typical} Office Party First Birthday” theme to celebrate […]

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I always love a good outside-the-box shower theme, but it’s even better when the idea is not only wonderfully creative, but ALSO perfectly tailored to the guest of honor! Case in point: check out this fabulous “Nightmare Before Christmas” Wedding Shower dreamed up by Sandra from Maison Des Reves… Sandra is a huge fan of […]

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I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve! Here’s a fabulous Berries and Branches holiday party from Rene of Rene Takes the Cake to help us continue with the holiday cheer… and who wouldn’t be cheered up after a big glass of this gorgeous-looking Cranberry Sangria, right?! =) More fun details from this party include beautiful […]

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Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio sent in this darling “Winter Candyland” party that she designed & created for her son Blake’s first birthday. Pretty darn cute, right?! Between the bright & festive color palette, clever DIY “Stocking Garland”, TWO buffets of winter-themed sweets (with treats like mitten-shaped sugar cookies & peppermint candy-topped cupcakes!), and […]

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This festive New Year’s Eve Dinner Party photo shoot – styled by the lovely Courtney of Pizzazzerie – has me ready to bust out the champagne AND the glitter! I’m especially loving the sparkly wooden letters, midnight blue “clock” sugar cookies, and oh-so-clever custom menus that were designed to look like you’re viewing them from […]

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In continuation of Monday’s California Christmas Part 1 {covering the tablescape & paper details} – I’m excited to share Part 2 of this wonderfully creative holiday party with you… so get ready to check out some truly fabulous holiday desserts, party decor, and party favor/activities! I mean – seriously – how often do you get […]

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous holiday party with you! There’s such great inspiration for Christmas dinners – even winter weddings – to be found here. I attended this get-together last weekend – and it was so much fun to actually see the talents of several amazing vendors up close and personal, and also […]

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Amanda from Shindig Parties To Go sent in this adorable and super-creative Snowman Children’s Party inspired by her Let it Snow holiday party printables! There are so many fun DIY projects to be found here – from marshmallow snowmen pops and snowmen drinking straws to a GIANT snowman centerpiece, 3D snowmen place cards, and more.  […]

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Excited to share another wonderfully creative holiday party with you today! This fun & festive “GLAM SNOWGIRLS” theme is a collaboration between Tanya of Save the Date for Cupcakes and Kim of The TomKat Studio… gotta love it when talent teams up! Some of the MANY sweet & whimsical details featured in this theme include: […]

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I’m excited to share this wonderful Rustic Fall Party from Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events with you today – full great inspiration for Thanksgiving decor too! There are so many fantasic and affordable DIY ideas to be found here – from the creative (& easy!) burlap wreath to the mason jar drinking glasses embellished […]

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This oh-so-dreamy butterfly birthday party is the latest wonderful party creation from the ridiculously talented Lindi of Love The Day! Lindi threw this party for her daughter London, and you might also remember the adorable My Little Sunshine party that she created for her daughter Ella’s first birthday. Everything about this butterfly party feels so […]

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I know it’s early November, but it’s supposed to be 87º in San Diego today and it’s Friday, so things just feel sunny! Perfect day for featuring a vibrant “Limoncello Yellow” wedding theme – which was captured and submitted by talented photographer Jillian Bisinger. So… even if you’re not in summer-like weather yourself, here’s a […]

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Wendy from Wendy Updegraff Photography created the SWEETEST UP-themed birthday party for her daughter’s birthday! The party was an “outdoor movie night” and she created a backyard movie theater from a sheet and some velvet fabric – how fun is that?! In addition to the homemade movie screen, check out all the other amazing stuff […]

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Virginia of Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events sent in this STUNNING Lavender & Black Bridal Shower, and from the pretty color palette and lacy party favors to the festive champagne bar, this soirée is elegant, stylish, and a little bit sexy! In addition to the gorgeous floral arrangements that run all the way down the […]

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Doesn’t this Wonder Woman birthday party look SUPER fun?! (Pun intended!) I’m dying to throw a “Wonder Mom” baby shower or “Wonder Bride” bridal shower for a friend after looking at these pictures…the wheels are turning! Designed & styled by Jamee from Setting the Mood, there are so many wonderfully creative details to admire in […]

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Virginia from The Home Party Planner created this adorable – and super stylish! – red & aqua birthday party to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. I just love everything about this sweet party… from the fabulous food presentation (french fry cones and mini dessert “shots”!) – to DIY projects like paper pinwheels, embellished blumeboxes and candy […]

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I’m SO excited to share this amazing Halloween party with you! Jackie from Jackie Culmer Photography recently designed and captured this super stylish & creative “Hocus Focus” party to celebrate the launch of her new business… and judging from the looks of these photos, I’d say she’s got some talent!! For starters, check out the […]

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Here’s about a fun dose of color to brighten your day today! Amy from Amy Nichols Special Events sent in these fun shots of the colorful treats table she created for the first birthday celebration of her friend’s son. Sweet stuff, festive patterns, bouncy balls, playful pinwheels, animal crackers, a very happy birthday boy… it’s […]

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Leila of Be Inspired PR recently sent in this absolutely GORGEOUS outdoor party shoot styled by Love and Splendor that incorporates the creative efforts of some truly amazing vendors! (full vendor details below) Everything about this setting is pure delicious… from the ridiculously beautiful floral designs to the sweet treats and yummy paper details! These […]

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This contemporary “Carnival Caper” birthday party looks like so much fun – it makes me want to jump right into the pictures! Commissioned and organized by Bianca of Peekaboo Magazine (an Australian publication) and designed by Sharnel of Australia-based Sharnel Dollar Designs, the fabulous sweets table is filled with lots of bright colors and an […]

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