Real Parties


HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders, of Anders Ruff, here to share an incredibly creative, “out of the box” Paper Dollhouse Birthday Party by Erin Borges of Erin Borges Event Design! This “Dahlhouse” celebration was for Erin’s daughter, Dahlia, and it was brought to life by transforming a bare Town Hall into a real, life-size dollhouse using […]

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Rita designed & coordinated this wonderfully creative and modern “Year of the Rabbit” Inspired First Birthday. The darling rabbit themed stationery details from Minna Designs really helped tie all the different elements of this whimsical celebration together. And speaking of stationery… don’t miss the fabulous invitations that were sent out in the form of balloons! […]

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If you’re looking for classic, elegant baby shower ideas, Jacky from Velvet Events has you covered with this gorgeous Blue Baby Shower Brunch. And all of these ideas would translate beautifully to any color palette! I just LOVE the “shower” of pretty parasols hanging from the ceiling… how do you think she got them to hang up […]

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When Jill’s daughter requested a Hunger Games Party for her 10th birthday, she was determined to create something that both played up the woodsy/nature vibe of “District 12″ and that was also appropriate for a 10 year old and her guests. SO, she dreamed up this fabulous “Into the Woods” Nature Inspired Party, focusing on […]

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I just love reading about celebrations like this… where there’s so much love – and friendship – apparent in the details (as described below)! Sarah of Sarah Kathleen Photography sent in these beautiful images of her cousin Kelsey’s gorgeous Rustic Pink Baby Shower, which she photographed and collaborated on with Kelsey’s close friend, Danea of Danae Grace […]

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Sugar cookie “short stacks”, edible “bunny slippers”, happy shades of bright pink & orange… this colorful Pancakes and Pajamas Party from Frog Prince Paperie is so cute & clever you won’t be able to stop smiling! Styled with a “hotel room service inspired” vibe for a young girl’s birthday, I’m pretty sure my grown up […]

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Kelly & Meaghan, the creative duo behind Sweet Pea Events, planned a super cute & stylish Airplane Birthday Party for Kelly’s son! Dubbed “Up, Up, and Away – It’s Carson’s Third Birthday”, they held the celebration at held in a flight museum where guests could get up-close-and-personal with the inspiration behind the theme. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look […]

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Are you ready to learn how to build a super fun LEGO party? Well Giggledust Parties is here with the inside scoop! Jamie dreamed up a fantastic Master Builder LEGO Birthday Party for her son’s 7th birthday. This is SUCH a great theme idea that opens the door to lots of creative activities for those energetic boys. […]

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Alice of KaLice Events threw her business partner, Katie, a beautiful, vintage-style SURPRISE bridal shower with “Anthropologie inspired” flair! Playing on the “All You Need is LOVE” theme, Alice combined personalized touches and the bride-to-be’s favorite color with lots of lace, sweet treats, and delicate paper details. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Fabric streamer […]

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Since everyone in Meaghan‘s circle knows that she’s a diehard Texas Rangers fan & plans on marrying Mike Napoli (her favorite baseball player!), her boss threw her a playful “Future Rangers Wife” Surprise Party! The main attraction was the amazing birthday cake by Layered Bake Shop, topped with a baseball cap, a framed picture of […]

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HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here! I’m thrilled to share one of our recent exciting projects for The Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard!  Emily’s daughter, Ricki, celebrated her 7th birthday “Glamping Style“.  {Glam + Camping = Glamping.} We were there to style her very own “Glamp Out” in shades of pink, purple, lime with plenty […]

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Last year, Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats dreamed up an adorable Vintage Tractor-Inspired Birthday Party for her son, and this year she did an equally incredible job with the GOONIES Themed Party he requested. What a fun theme… little Dane’s got good taste already! ;) We’re loving all the classic movie quotes and details […]

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Kim (of Etsy shop On Purpose) used one of my favorite color palettes – orange, lime green & aqua – for her son’s adorable, retro-mod Vintage Vespa Scooter Party. This is one of those parties where I just LOVE every little detail – especially the DIY cake stands & homemade prints with their nostalgic flair! […]

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Pool parties are so fun for summer, especially when there are slides, squirt guns & beach balls in the mix! Since Tabitha‘s son is already smitten with swimming the ripe old age of 12 months ;) – she appropriately threw him a super creative Pool Party First Birthday! Judging from the look of these pics, I’m pretty […]

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Inspired by this version of a Toy Story Inspired Party, Laila of Two Tiny Loves collaborated with Catherine (the birthday boy’s mom) to whip up this fantastic Toy Story Birthday Party for little Zac! A first birthday celebration filled with kids of all ages, rockets & aliens, and lots of playful home crafted decorations and […]

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The incredibly talented Li-Ann of Ham & Pea Design & Paperie also happens to be the mom of identical twin boys – Hamish & Luca – and for their second birthday, mommy threw a super creative and vibrant Fiesta Mexicana celebration! This birthday party is overflowing with clever ideas for ANY Mexican fiesta themed bash though… drink […]

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After the last day of school this year, Taber Lacie Photography captured all the fun & excitement of Party Like Paula‘s festive Welcome Summer Party! Most parties are focused on either the kids or adults, but I love how this celebration really caters to both age groups with its creative food, drink stations, and activity ideas. […]

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Are you ready for some GIRL POWER? Good… because this “Mystic Force” Pink Power Ranger Party by Marizette Paperie is fantastic! Zuesette took inspiration from the Magic Forest and the Pink “Wind” Rangers butterfly mask & cape to make this party extra magical for her daughter Zoë’s birthday. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Pink “Wind” Ranger Mask cake […]

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I “mustache” you to join me for this {super stylish} surprise party! Envy Events LLC dreamed up this playful and fabulous Fiesta Engagement Party – complete with a live Mariachi Band and tons of festive details. There’s so much color, creativity, & spark in this party – what a happy way to celebrate all sorts of occasions! (P.S. Looking […]

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We absolutely adore pinwheels over here… and of course rainbows too! So I was thrilled when Amy sent in this super cute Rainbow Pinwheel Party Theme that she threw for her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Don’t miss the fabulous dessert table backdrop featuring a colorful cluster of paper pinwheels and rosettes! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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