Real Parties


In continuing with Part 1 of the My Little Buckaroo Is Two birthday party, here’s Part 2 – with details on the adorable barnyard cake & “General Store” Treat Buffet! More details from Chrissy: “Becky Lugtu of Sweet Dreams bakery designed and made the red velvet cake, which was a huge hit with our guests! […]

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So… this has got to be one of the cutest country western birthday parties I’ve ever seen! Cleverly dubbed “My Little Buckaroo is Two” by the birthday boy’s mom – Chrissy – this ultra-creative shindig has everything from a “General Store” treat buffet to adorable vintage stick ponies for the pint-sized guests to gallop into […]

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Oh my goodness… SO in love with this beautiful & contemporary Orange & Navy Baby Shower by Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group! The colors, the mod minimalist flowers, the fabulous use of fonts and pattern in all the paper details (signage, napkin rings, invitations, and menus)…it’s  just gorgeous. This would work just as well […]

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Lori from Paper Thread Studio sent in this adorable – and extremely chic! – Vintage Train Birthday Party that she created for her son’s 2nd birthday. From the use of vintage suitcases to display the party favors and “train ride treats” to the ridiculously cute cupcakes topped with candy trains on chocolate tracks and handmade […]

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Cotton Candy Rockets with Pop Rock Aliens, DIY (and pretty darn adorable) Monster Aliens with giant googly eyes, Rice Krispie treats shaped like Rockets… sounds like BLAST, right?! There are so many clever, creative details in this Rockets and Aliens birthday party dreamed up by Natalie from Southern Belle’s Charm for her son’s 5th birthday. […]

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Rebekah from A Blissful Nest created this cheerful “Bright and Bold Butterfly” party to celebrate her daughter Lauren’s 2nd birthday. And speaking of the birthday girl… how adorable & stylish is she?! This hot pink & yellow color palette feels so fun and “happy“! In addition to the fabulous dessert table, other creative details included […]

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It’s always so inspiring to see outside-the-box party themes… especially when they’re pulled off as well as this fantastic Circa 1980′s Cassette Tape surprise party that Jessica of Modern Moments Designs created for her husband’s 30th?! I love how she took a “retro” concept and give it a wonderfully modern twist! There are so many […]

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Lori from Little Beane Boutique sent over these photos from a Godzilla themed birthday party she recently thew for her son… how FUN is this?! She created a “home movie theater” setting for the party and an AMAZING buffet of themed movie watching treats – from Godzilla Oreos and Popcorn Boxes to Atomic Fireballs and […]

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In continuation of the fun gummy candy skewers featured last week, here are the complete details from the fabulous Preppy Beach party created by Stephanie of Couture Parties. Creative details include fun ideas like a decorate-your-own sailor hat station for the kids, blue jello cups “swimming” with candy fish, and a super-cute homemade banner that […]

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Ready for something that’s WONDERFULLY outside the bridal shower box? Check out this super-creative “LumberJack and Jill” themed couple’s shower by Trish of Frilly Milly Events! From the eclectic mix of textures (plaid, burlap, kraft paper, wood, moss) – to the hilarious photo booth and ultra-stylish food presentation (baked beans in mini pots embellished with […]

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This “One Year Old in a Flash” birthday party by Stacey from Elle Belle Blog is just WAY too cute and creative – starting with the concept alone! The party is centered around featuring and capturing fun memories…GENIUS! And from clever invitations and a fabulous dessert table to fun photo booth props like paper mustaches […]

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I’m so excited to share a bridal shower with you today that I threw for a friend last month… who also happens to be getting married this weekend!! I’ve known the bride-to-be since that first day of kindergarten at age 4 and really wanted her bridal shower to have a playful, whimsical vibe that was […]

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As a fellow Mad Men fan, I’m LOVING these oh-so-fun party ideas from entertaining guru Jeanne Benedict (who pulls off “Joan Holloway/Harris” quite well, don’t you think?!). Added bonus – three 60′s-inspired recipes are included below too… perfect for pairing with those signature martinis! Read on for all the fun details, as told by Jeanne… […]

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The peacock-inspired color palette has always been a personal favorite for me – especially when it comes to holiday parties (see proof here and here). So of course I was instantly smitten by this gorgeous Peacock Themed Engagement Party styled by the talented Courtney of Pizzazzerie! Rich jewel tones, hand-painted table signs, pinwheel drink stirrers […]

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This adorable “Day in the Garden” themed party – created by hwtm reader Dana Nussbaum for her daughter Maddie’s first birthday – is full of SO MANY creative details! There’s a touch of the whimsical garden theme in absolutely every element of the party… from butterfly lollipops in the dessert buffet to garden themed board […]

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This chic “Chanel Inspired” Bridal Shower sent in by Lucia|Paul Design is full of beautiful, striking details like towering black table vases filled with fluffy white hydrangea, linen napkins embellished with broaches & pearls, and an amazing “Chanel cake” complete with quilted handbag, pearls, and a bottle of COCO Parfum! One of my very favorite […]

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When it comes to creative bridal shower themes, this one takes the (elaborate, 3-tier with a cherry on top) cake! A fun twist on the popular “Tie the Knot” theme, Victoria from The City Cradle came up with this wonderful “Knotted in Love” theme, and you’ll be hard pressed not to be “knotted in love” […]

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This “My Little Sunshine” first birthday party is just too sweet for words! Lindi of lovetheday designs created this happy little celebration for her daughter Ellason‘s first birthday, and – from the whimsical touches of lace and creative desserts to the “sunshine playlist” and adorable vintage bunting – the end result is nothing short of […]

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Jenna from Eat Drink Pretty recently sent over this absolutely lovely “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” inspired bridal shower that she threw for her bride-to-be sister Katie. It’s easy to see that a lot of love went into this sweet celebration…  makes me wish I had a sister! Lots of creativity went into it as well… from […]

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LOVING this ultra-colorful “Fiesta 40″ Birthday Party from Anneliese of Aesthetic Nest… what a fun way to celebrate your 40th! Added bonus for the rest of us: there are tons of great DIY projects and creative ideas to be found here to help inspire fiestas of all occasions. =) Read on for lots of pics […]

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