Real Parties


Cris of Crissy’s Crafts values the importance of sharing her Brazilian culture with her children and her party guests too! Her Festa Junina Party has it all… from the bright decor, & the traditional costume wear to the many authentic desserts, she gave this tradition the celebration it deserved! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Popcorn & marshmallow corn […]

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Can you tell me how to get to Mackenzie Street? This Creative Sesame Street Inspired Birthday Party is brought to you by mom – Kia! Big Bird led the way to birthday fun with playful Sesame street themed signs, kids activities and fantastic decorations, including a super clever “lamp post” cupcake display! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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DIY elements always add such a great personal touch to any party! Inspired by contemporary chandeliers, Angie of Angi & Co created bright pink and orange party elements and cool DIY paper chandeliers for a Modern Pink & Orange Dol to celebrate little Kiera’s milestone first birthday. For additional meaningful & homemade decor ideas from Angie, check out Lila’s Dol Birthday […]

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Vivian created this adorable Choo Choo Train Party for her 3 year old who “absolutely loves anything and everything related to trains”. Besides the incredible felt birthday boy hat pictured above (with stitched on buttons as wheels!), she shares more than a few inspiring kids birthday party ideas below, including indoor/outdoor activities, dessert table decor, […]

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Amanda of Red Wagon Events whipped up this dreamy & delicious Ice Cream Parlour theme – complete with a charming ice cream sundae bar and float station – for Amelia’s 5th birthday party. Curious about the creative genius behind the amazing fondant ice cream cone topped cake? That was created by the birthday girl’s mom: Andrea […]

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Welcome to Logan Field! Eileen of Diva With A Fork hit a home run designing this energetic Baseball Bar Mitzvah with sports paraphernalia, tasteful florals & a fun candy station on the baseball diamond! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:  – Tall floral centerpieces embellished with baseballs, popcorn, & Cracker Jacks! – White napkins folded in the shape of baseball diamonds […]

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Welcome to Owen’s Backyard Big Top Circus First Birthday Party made by the one and only Mommy – Christy! ;) Bursting with red & white circus stripes, crafted elements like a fabulous wool pom pom garland, & simple (oh so cute) ideas like animal cracker cupcake toppers, this party will have you longing for a trip to […]

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All aboard the S.S. Scarlett (a.k.a. crafted cardboard photo booth ship!) for a playful “Row Your Boat” Inspired First Birthday Party with a mix of homemade decorations (made by mommy, Terra & best friend Janice of Bellwether Events) and professional elements like the adorable sail boat topped cake by Charm City Cakes! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – […]

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This enchanting celebration has an extra special twist… it’s a joint birthday party starring Peter Pan AND Tinkerbell! Alexandra of Enchanted Events & Design made sure this creative party had a little something for everyone by incorporating sweet fairy elements & pixie dust for the girls and pirate-style adventure for the boys. Read on for all the […]

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HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share a Rainbow + Chevron Arts and Crafts Party by Ellen Bessette Events.  The birthday girl’s friends got to make a splatter at her 7th birthday party decked out in chevron and full of arts and crafts stations.  The contrast of the bright rainbow colors on […]

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It’s always a special event when planning for your own family! Kim of Morganley Weddings + Events knew from the moment her sister in law announced her pregnancy,  that she would be planning a Nautical Baby Shower to welcome the newest “Saint”! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Clever “Catch of the Day” goldfish crackers on a […]

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Supporting local farmers is always a great idea… but did you know it’s a fun excuse for a party too?! ;) Stacey of Elle Belle Creative gathered friends and headed to First Fruits – a local hydroponic u-pick farm – for a fun-filled morning of breakfast and strawberry picking. The vintage and crafted elements in this adorable Farmer’s Market […]

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It’s a rarity when mommy-to-be plans her own baby shower, but when mom is also an event planner, it can be hard to resist… and Kristen of Kio Kreations definitely pulled it off in style! Combining her illustration and floral talents with help from friends, Kristen’s Classic Children’s Book Baby Shower was creative & beautiful – not […]

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Pink and yellow is one of my favorite color combos, and it looks so sweet and natural in this Lemonade & Tutu First Birthday Party! Tara of Tara Graham Photo made Lila’s special day picture perfect with handmade accessories, extra special lemonade and adorable party outfits! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – A homemade Mini Lemonade […]

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Once upon a time, Cristina of Le Partie Sugar was summoned to created a Royal First Birthday Bash fit for a little prince… and that’s exactly what she did! From the regal purple & gold palette to the whimsical chalkboard art birthday sign and “enchanted kingdom” play area, this celebration truly catered to regal guests of all […]

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Kerri of BigKlittlek said HELLO! to this cute Hello Kitty Birthday Party for her daughter Karlie. Avoiding pink this time around (simply because it’s been a consistent color palette in all of her parties), she used red and teal for a fun twist on the classic kitty and gave a sweet vintage vibe to her sundae bar! […]

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If you’re fashion forward & like your parties to match, get ready to fall head over heels! Inspired by the royal style of Juicy Couture, Jamee of Setting the Mood designed this Sweet & JUICY Sixteenth Birthday Party for a very special birthday girl. Between the signature crown accents and “Sweet-n-Juicy” candy buffet starring chocolate nail polish, gumball pearl […]

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With a few zombie brains, monsters and spooky details galore, Justine of Sensationally Sweet Events concocted the perfect potion for a spine-chilling Haunted House Halloween Party! And while this party was originally created as a creative birthday celebration for her son, the sinfully delicious treats and ghoulish decor are bound to awaken your Halloween spirit! PARTY […]

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Finally, a dinosaur party especially for GIRLS! This Darling Dino Birthday by Pamela Smerker Designs is full of adorable dinosaur toys and treats all dressed up with ribbons and fabric flowers! Modern party decor in a palette of purple, green and aqua – combined with vintage elements like mason jars & a framed chicken wire backdrop – […]

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Looking for a bridal shower that manages to marry all-things-feminine with some simple natural charm? You will be swept off your feet with this gorgeous Rustic meets Shabby Chic Bridal Shower brilliantly styled by Bre Kirkland! Knowing the bride-to-be is classy and cute, Bre set out to blend the two characteristics and incorporated things like […]

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