Theme Parties


Talk about “high style”! Is this bright yellow and champagne Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser fantastic or what? I am seriously in LOVE with the mason jar “chandelier” over the buffet.  And speaking of mason jars, they also look super cute embellished with festive drink tags, twine, and yellow stripey straws for the Mint Juleps served […]

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Jacqui of Buttons and Beau Event Design put a charming vintage twist on this whimsical, Alice in Wonderland inspired children’s tea party! The edible “tea cups” made of big marshmallows with candy loop handles are such a clever addition to the tea party menu! Also loving the vintage flag bunting backdrop, “drink me” bottles embellished with […]

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I’m not sure if it’s just me or if most of the creative/blogging world is like this, but I always seem to get to my own stuff last, because there’s always something else that needs priority attention: client work, party submissions from others, inbox, toddler, baby, husband, life in general… you get the picture. :) […]

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This next party feature seriously makes me HAPPY just looking at it! :) And with Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, the timing of this fabulous, Skippyjon Jones inspired “FOUResta” 4th birthday party by Brittany of GreyGrey Designs couldn’t be better… I’m definitely seeing lots of  taco shell garlands being created in the near future! I […]

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Everything from the napkin rings to the sweets to the darling birthday girl was adorned in jewels and sparkly metallics for this fabulous Arabian Nights / Princess Jasmine birthday party! Angela of Oh, Sugar! Events and Ryam of The Inspired Mama did such a great job playing creative “genies” and bringing this festive Aladdin-inspired theme to […]

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In continuation of today’s earlier post, here are links to download all of the FREE Kentucky Derby Party Printables from the brand new Taste of Derby party theme! You’ll find previews of everything below, followed by links to download the high resolution PDFs. Visit the Taste of Derby party album for ideas on how to utilize […]

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One of these years I’m determined to make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby! It’s quite the trek from San Diego to Louisville though, so in the meantime I will happily continue celebrating the Derby at home with friends & family. :) And along those lines, I’m excited to bring you the brand […]

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Ready to get all tangled up in birthday FUN? Good… because this gorgeous Tangled inspired birthday party that Laila of Two Tiny Loves created for her daughter is exactly that – colorful, whimsical, and filled with tons of beautiful & creative movie-inspired details! Some of my favorite elements include the clever layered bricks “tower” that […]

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Event stylist & paperie designer Loralee Lewis definitely has a knack for bringing magical stories to life in {truly amazing!} party form, and this PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN birthday party that she created for her son is another shining example. In the party details below, Loralee talks about the important role that adventure and heroism plays in […]

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Oh. My. Goodness! Wait until you see the amazing celebration that a classic family board game inspired… Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events and Invitations and Jina from Plush Little Baby created a truly spectacular, elegant event with this Monopoly themed first birthday party for Jina’s son, Brendan. Monopoly Birthday Party Highlights From creative invitations that looked […]

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If you have a little gamer in your life, you’re going to love all the fun details in this SUPER MARIO inspired birthday party by Jen of Banner Events! Super Mario Party Highlights From Start to finish “Game Over”, everything about this creative party is a WINNER… all-access gamer passes for the guests, a ridiculously […]

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(HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here!)  Mirror Mirror on the wall, will our latest party impress you all? ;) Our Snow White Inspired Classic Fairy Tale birthday party incorporated a bit of vintage with a bit of royalty, while still remaining whimsical and kid friendly! Poisonous candy apples, fairy tale blue bird […]

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This STAR WARS party that Julie of Totes in Tow put on for her son Mason’s sixth birthday party is truly Out of This World. . . and very colorful and creative too! I’m loving all the bright pops of color used here – from the Spacey Shark Cups and Ewok Snacks to the lime green […]

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This imaginative “Grocery Store” themed birthday party {or playdate} from Abigail of Paper & Cake is such a clever idea for little ones that love to shop and pretend! It’s always fun to see a unique theme come to life – and Abigail used colorful retro-mod paper designs to do so here – for everything from […]

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Talk about feeling like a {birthday} QUEEN for the day! Sonia did an amazing job on this super colorful & modern ALICE IN WONDERLAND inspired birthday party… and although she created it especially for her adorable daughter Sophia, something tells me that the guests at this party probably felt like royalty too! From a super […]

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If you’re looking for some stylish nautical party inspiration – this beautiful NAUTICAL Christening event by Australian-based Marabous is absolutely overflowing with it! From a chic paper elements and tablescape designs exuding a festive & definitively yacht-style vibe – to a gorgeous dessert display filled with amazing themed treats – this elegant nautical look would also be lovely for baby showers, bridal […]

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{HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here!} When my son requested a BOWLING Birthday Party for this year, visions of a stylish and retro bowling team kept coming to mind.  There are so many easy and effective ways to add style and character to a bowling party, and I’m excited to share the Anders Ruff […]

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Although I wasn’t familiar with the book at the time, I vividly remember the seeing the trailer for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for the first time and thinking that it would make such a ridiculously FUN and colorful party theme… especially with those whimsical and wonderfully crazy-cool “truffula trees“! Well, Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs did […]

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the release of the {very adorable looking} movie The Lorax coming out TODAY, check out this fun “The Lorax” Inspired Dessert Table from Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar! I love how she emulated the look of the book’s trufulla trees using tulle poms for the tops and […]

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I’m so excited to share full details next week on the A STAR IS BORN Baby Shower event that I helped style last week for Operation Shower… which is an organization that honors US military families in a very creative & special way! In the meantime though – I wanted to post the {FREE!} “A […]

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