Real Parties


Today’s Real Party is – in a word – DELICIOUS! This Ice Cream/Candy Shoppe theme was created by Pooneh Shakoori and friend/event planner Sheri Valainis for her daughter’s 5th birthday party, and there’s actually also some great inspiration here for a Pickles & Ice Cream or Cravings baby shower! Read on for TONS of adorable […]

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Today’s Real Party feature – a colorful Curious George-inspired birthday party – comes from the talented Esther of My Bride Story. There are so many things I LOVE about this party, but here are a few stand-outs: 1. From the “milk shooters” topped with chocolate chip cookies to the colorful & contemporary DIY felt garlands, […]

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Today’s Real Wedding feature is guaranteed to add a little sunshine to your day! This “Bright & Cheery Summer Wedding” was coordinated by Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events, and the attention to detail is fantastic! Prepare to be inspired by things like gorgeous, vibrant flower arrangements, a fabulous wheatgrass cake stand and dessert and […]

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I have to admit that today’s Real Party feature makes me extra-happy… because it was inspired by a theme found right here at HWTM! Jennifer Gentry took our Bedtime Stories Baby Shower and spun it into a seriously fabulous birthday party for her son! There are so many clever elements to this party… from the […]

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Today’s adorable Real Party – created by Lindsey Mintrone of Bella Grace Party Designs – was originally designed as a Valentine’s Day celebration, but it would also serve as great inspiration for the always-popular “Love Birds” bridal shower theme! From clever lollipop flower arrangements (so cute!) to a homemade “Love Birds Tree” centerpiece and adorable […]

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I stumbled upon this absolutely AMAZING Alice in Wonderland-inspired party on photographer Jessica Claire’s blog a while back, and even though it’s been almost 3 years since the party actually took place, it still remains as one of the most adorable kids parties I’ve ever seen… It also feels especially timely to feature this theme […]

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In continuing with the lovely Twilight Wedding Tablescape posted earlier today, here are some additional – and equally inspiring! – details from this creative & romantic theme by Lina and Heather…

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This new Real Party feature is so much fun! It’s a “Vintage Circus” baby shower theme that’s chic, sophisticated, and even a little bit GLAM… how’s that for a fresh take on the baby shower concept? =) The party was created by Sharon Taylor and features cool details like feather-topped cupcakes, kelly green paper pinwheels, […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is full of so much great DIY inspiration… not to mention the fabulous color palette and wonderfully contemporary vibe! It’s a colorful “Dol” (traditional Korean first birthday celebration) that Angie Bae created for her adorable daughter Lila. There are so many meaningful & handcrafted details in this party… from the creative […]

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like every little girl’s dream! This adorable “Fairy Sweet” theme was created by Erin Volante for her (equally adorable!) daughter Amelia’s birthday celebration. The colorful party features a fabulous combination of magical fairies and dazzling sweet treats like pixie stix, a pink & purple toadstool cake, pink marshmallows, and more… […]

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Today’s Real Party feature was created by Jessica of Pen n’ Paper Flowers.  It’s a stylish and adorable Birds & Branches themed baby shower that was thoughtfully inspired by the guest of honor’s nursery decor! Added bonus: This theme could also be adapted for a “Love Birds” bridal shower or a baby shower for boys […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is full of such sweet, creative, and surprisingly budget-friendly details! It’s a charming Sweet Shoppe theme that Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group created for her adorable daughter Kimora‘s 4th birthday party. From tissue poms and strawberry parfaits to a cool DIY table and mini cupcakes (made by dad!), read on […]

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Lots more beautiful images & details to share with you from the “Oh How Tweet” baby shower today… …from amazing rhinestone-studded invitations to a mouth-watering menu (served by dad-to-be & other family members acting as “waiters”!) and “sweet tweets” like mini chocolate bundt cakes topped with spun sugar nests! Read on for a ton of […]

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So… I don’t think it’s possible to create a party that gets much more beautiful than this gorgeous “Oh How Tweet!” baby shower hosted in honor of Suzanne Johnson and her new baby twins, do you?! This party looks like it stepped right off the pages of an Anthropologie catalog… such a fresh, chic vibe […]

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Today’s Real Party baby shower feature is especially near & dear… it was actually my own! The shower was hosted earlier this month by 4 of my close friends – Leslie, Sarah, Mimi, and Jen… and they did such a great job – I was totally blown away! It was so odd to be on […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at some new invites I recently designed for an upcoming baby shower… featuring a new masquerade-inspired party theme that’s been so much fun to work on! For extra “festivity”, the final invitations were embellished with adhesive craft rhinestones (on the butterfly antennae), Opal Stardream Envelopes, and hand-stamping on the front & […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of the gorgeous Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower posted yesterday, here is Part 2: Menu & Activities. Scroll down for details on the yummy food & drinks that the ladies were treated to, as well as the (non-cheesy!) bridal shower activities they participated in, as told by event designer Carolyn […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a gorgeous “Gossip Girl Inspired” Bridal Shower created by event planner Carolyn Chen of The Special Day. The details of this party are absolutely fabulous… from the fluffy pink peony arrangements and aubergine ruffle placemats (swoon!) to the lovely guests who were all decked out in black & white “Upper […]

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Today’s Real Wedding feature is one of those celebrations that makes you happy just looking at it! Coordinated by Paige Galla, the vibrant color palette in this “Dashing & Diverse” affair {for Heidi Larsen & Patrick Collins} boasts brilliant shades of fuchsia, orange & green. Some of the many creative & unique details included… flower […]

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Today’s Real Party feature comes from Jamie at Giggle Dust Parties and is just WAY TOO CUTE! It’s a super-colorful “Night Owl Pajama Club” theme featuring tons of adorable details (like that ridiculously cute owl pillow from Target!), a sweet make-your-own sundae dessert bar, and a fabulous bedtime-inspired table and “Night Owl Clubhouse“… does this […]

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