Theme Parties


We have a fabulous new real party to share with you today… just in time for your upcoming Thanksgiving & fall celebrations! This one comes from Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings & Events, and it’s a whopper of a post with TONS of pictures – so get ready! Here goes with the details, as told […]

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Here are a few pictures from our Hip Hostess Series NYC event last month – the Modern Parisian Soirée! You’ll find lots more photos in 2 albums on the HWTM Facebook Page: Hip Hostess Series NYC: Part 1 & Part 2. Complete details will be up in the HWTM Party Themes section on Thursday, but […]

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Hello! I’m Kim from the stylish living and entertaining blog At Home with Kim Vallee. I thought of revisiting a classic autumnal family event for the HWTM readers. Since everyone is pretty busy, it becomes harder for a big crowd to meet at the orchard. But there is no need to get together in the […]

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The nation might be at odds when it comes to the candidates, but here’s something we can usually all come together on…dessert! Lighten up the mood at your next water cooler debate or election-day party with hand-iced sugar cookies & cupcakes from Eleni’s… available in the following campaign-friendly designs: Pictured above: Election Cupcakes and Obama […]

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Hi, I’m Kati Driscoll, author of The Finer Things, an entertaining and design focused stationery blog for FineStationery.com. I was inspired by a post from sfgirlbybay whose Self-Portrait Painting Party sounded like just the type of gathering I would host. I love the idea of a group of friends getting together and creating self-portraits. The […]

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Read on for more for more info on all the creative details – from Wii controller candy dispenser favors to Margamiitas and Mowiitos – straight from Robin herself!

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If you’re on the lookout for some first birthday party ideas, here’s an article I recently did for TheCradle.com featuring 3 theme ideas and general tips for first birthday celebrations. Hopefully this will provide you with some inspiration! {Modern Tyke theme pictured here}

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Even if you can’t afford that dreamy ocean-front home with the fabulous beach-side patio for entertaining (sigh…) , that doesn’t mean you can’t at least bring the beach to you! The trend in ocean/beach themed housewares this season is a breath of fresh air as we head into the warmer months, not to mention a […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week a way, so it’s probably time to start talking about celebrations for this fun, super-lively holiday – and we know there will be a lot of them! Today on Real Simple: Celebrations, I posted some tips & ideas for St. Patrick’s Day drinks – from the all-important […]

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So… as I mentioned before, this week has been super hectic :0 Sincere apologies for the light posting – but in addition to our first participation in a big, out-of-town event on Wednesday and my "regular" job, we had a full day photo shoot for hwtm yesterday and I was seriously running on empty. Here’s […]

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Asian-inspired decor has always been a personal favorite, as well as the combination of bright orange and lime green, so you can probably see why I instantly fell in love with this modern Asian Affair party theme from Social Couture ! This type of look could really be used for any type of dinner party […]

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Social Couture is such a great resource for contemporary entertaining products. I love their website because – in addition to categorizing things by product type like a typical ecommerce website – they also showcase the products within super hip & creative party themes – so you’re able to find and purchase everything you need for […]

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Big Game party details are now up on hwtm.com! Click here to check it out! Easy big game party snacks – recipe quick links: Pigskins in a Blanket Hot Sweet Wings Meatball Sands

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Hi Everyone – Apologies for the sporadic timing of posts this week…it’s truly been one of "those" weeks – where everything seems to pile up at once as far as work goes, plus we have family in town, and I feel like I’ve been grasping for more hours in the day all week! ;0 Anyways, […]

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I just love this football-themed centerpiece idea from InStyle Parties – which by the way is probably my favorite book on entertaining ever. ;) The centerpiece is created from a flat of wheatgrass (available from florists for about $20) and miniature plastic football players and goal posts. So cute and not the least bit cheezy! […]

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Speaking of wine…wine tasting parties are always a fun excuse to entertain – and great activity ideas for holiday or bachelorette/girls’ night parties. Throwing a wine tasting party is easier than ever these days – with ready-made wine tasting kits you can have delivered straight to your door. For example, this "Tasting Party Time " […]

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Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Event Management recently sent over pictures from an open house event featuring some of her bridal shower and themed party designs, which are super cute! Here are a few of the designs I’m especially loving: Sweet Sixteen party , featuring bright orange and fuschia tones, adorable "sweet 16" beverage holders, pink […]

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The October 07 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray has a fantastic article by cooking/entertaining author Erika Lenkert on how to throw a “Heaven & Hell” party (and a very chic one, I might add!). This theme is of course appropriate for Halloween, but definitely not limited to this one occasion – it’s a fun […]

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