Real Parties


Grab a (felt) torch and let the games – and the party – begin! Margit of Dot & Dash thought up incredibly creative activities, table decorations & more for her daughter’s Olympic Themed Birthday Party. And I’m pretty sure Margit deserves a gold medal herself for creativity here… read on to check out lots of clever & budget-friendly […]

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If you’re looking for a new spin on the ever-popular Cute as A Button theme, Kiss Me Kate “sew” has you covered with her adorable vintage sewing party inspired Cute as A Button First Birthday! Taking a cue from the soft pastel color palette and retro elements like an antique KAY-EE doll’s sewing machine, Anders Ruff […]

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From jacks to red wagons, slinkies & more Fredricka did an AMAZING job of bringing her husband’s {very clever} idea of a “Zach in the Box” theme to life! This Vintage Toy First Birthday Party is guaranteed to bring a smile to “kids” of all ages…who couldn’t light up at details like an Etch a […]

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Kerry of Simply Sweet Parties knows just how to keep a group of 6 year old boys happy: plan a Lego Star Wars Party filled with imporant “missons”, a visit from a storm Trooper & a build-it-yourself Ice Cream Bar! I just love the combination of Lego and Star Wars themes here… it’s so fun to get creative […]

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Game ON! Bridget from Bridgey Widgey designed such a clever & creative Game Night Party filled with board game inspired ideas like a Twister “table cloth” and Scrabble tile food & drink signs. One of my favorite details has got to be the Monopoly inspired “Water Works” sign sitting next to the water bottles though… […]

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For her son’s first birthday celebration, Tori of Tori Johnson PR hosted a Vintage County Fair Party that – as she describes it – “transported all attendees back a couple decades to the good ol’ blue ribbon bake sale days“. After checking out these pics, I’m so ready for a flashback too! This party just looks like […]

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Every January, the Punjabi community celebrates the harvest festival of Lohri. The first Lohri of a baby has special significance and is often a “grand occasion celebrated with friends and family”. And speaking of grand… Amrit of Anais Event Planning & Design styled this gorgeous First Lohri Celebration for baby Zoravar, featuring a cool bonfire motif and a […]

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Remember the Hawaiian Luau Style Wedding Rehearsal Dinner we featured a while back? Well… JoAnna & Jesse finally had their special day! I’m so happy to share their wedding that Mindy Kaisner (the groom’s sister) designed & coordinated… not only is it super creative and budget-friendly, but it also happens to be a Modern Yellow and […]

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Inspired by the Pink Princess Cookbook, twin birthday girls Ashlyn & Adyson decided they wanted a “Princess Cooking Party” for their 5th birthday… how fun! With activities like pizza dough rolling, cupcake decorating, and working up an appetite taking cracks at the giant crown-shaped pinata, Mom (Shelley of Divine Party Concepts) definitely whipped up a […]

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Everyone out of the house… there’s an AMAZING party out in the yard! Abigail of Paper & Cake put together this incredibly creative Fire Truck Birthday Party for her son. With a real fire truck that doubles as a “Mobile Pizza Unit” taking center stage, the entire celebration took place outside in the front yard, and […]

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Welcome to the {super adorable} Jungle! Linda of Harper Event Design styled this fabulous Jungle Themed Birthday Party for a milestone first birthday celebration. The illustrated backdrop and fondant work by Kiss My Cakes is just incredible! Which fondant animal is your favorite? It’s a tough call, but I’m leaning towards that precious lion peeking out of the bottom of […]

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Want to spread some peace, love, and happiness for mom-to-be? Stephanie of Pretty Lovely Events styled this creative Peace & Love Themed Baby Shower with a great mix of bright colors and feminine details like ruffles and lace. This look would translate beautifully to playful kids birthday or bridal shower too! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – […]

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Are you ready for some summer fun?! Laura of LAURA’S little PARTY designed this Summer Pool Party for her daughter and her friends – to help them celebrate what is likely one of their favorite times of the year. ;) And something most moms will appreciate too: this budget-smart bash features lots of $1 items and FREE printables from Amanda’s […]

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We’ve featured Tiffany-themed parties before (here and here for example) but this is the first one that’s taken place at the beach… how FUN! Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events took her daughter’s simple “beach party” birthday request and made it the most dazzling beach party ever. Inspired by the classic styles of Old Hollywood, this Glam […]

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It’s definitely a year of big celebrations for the Bosh family! Jackie Ohh Events coordinated this stunning Little Southern Gentleman Baby Shower to help Adrienne and Chris celebrate the arrival of baby Jackson. Everything was beautifully captured in detail by Unique Design Studio. With it’s Southern charm, gorgeous florals & vintage decor, this soirée would translate beautifully […]

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Jen Carver, the creative mind behind Banner Events, dreamed up a true masterpiece of an Arts & Crafts Party for her adorable daughter Kaylee! I just love all the clever details (check out those paint brush cake pops!) in this colorful, activity-packed party… not to mention sweet & girly twists like handmade ruffled artist aprons […]

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If you’re looking for cheerful brunch or breakfast party ideas, then today is you’re lucky day! Yumi of Yummy Piece of Cake created this ADORABLE “Breakfast in Pajamas” theme for a playful first birthday celebration, and everything about it is just way too cute. (This would be great for baby & bridal showers as well!) I absolutely […]

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It’s always fun to see an outside-the-box baby shower theme – especially when it’s highly personalized to the guest of honor – and this Tattoo Inspired Baby Shower by Michelle of Cakewalk fits the bill perfectly… dad-to-be is a tattoo artist! The “3D heart tattoo” dessert table backdrop is especially clever… I love how she outlined the […]

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Susie had SO much to celebrate for 4th of July last year: her husband’s homecoming from the Navy, her daughter’s first birthday, a big move across the country, AND Independence Day! One great big celebration was the way to go, of course, so she put together a wonderful Patriotic Pinwheels Party to celebrate with all their friends & […]

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HWTM Contributor Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs here, excited to finally share with you my son Jackson’s {Bowlfest 2012} Bowling Birthday Party! Last year, you may remember his super fun Rock Star Birthday Party (part 1 and part 2 here), but this year we wanted to tone it down just a bit. His party wasn’t […]

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