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Owl Inspired 1st Birthday Party

What's black and white and adorable all over? You're about to find out. Mama and event planner Party With Chloe has totally outdone herself on this one. With a towering cake that's borderline too cute to cut into, tiny felt houses and a box filled with gummy favors, she's going to be hard pressed to top this one for sweet baby girl's 2nd. Complete with photos from...

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PopUp Dinner in Brooklyn

A friend of mine attended an all white PopUp dinner party last summer, and I swear I spent the entirety of that evening stalking her Instagram account. It's pretty much the coolest concept ever, and such a wonderful way to bring like-minded people together. This particular beauty was pulled together by Hand Made Events, and with ...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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Whimsical Baby Shower

Every baby shower is special in its own right, but you can bet your bottom dollar that when the sweet Lexington And Co is at the helm it's going to be perfect. A hint of whimsy, a little sparkle and a whole lot of baby adorableness all wrapped up in love.  Not to mention, a cake that's borderline too pretty to eat! With photos from ...

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Party Theme: Ice Cream Social

It's no secret we love a perfectly themed party, and there's been a lot of them over the years. But an ice cream social? Perhaps it's my sweet tooth talking, but it may just be the cream of the crop! Complete with a mini milkshake bar, make your own sundaes, a banana split cake and then some. We love that it can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike (and you knowww we'll be sharing...

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Easy Summer Gathering

There's nothing I enjoy more than summer nights dining al fresco with my nearest and dearest. I recently gathered friends and set the table with a Mexican inspired meal highlighting summer's flavors. Fresh watermelon, yellow corn, Georgia peaches, and all the heirloom tomatoes I could find. I don't know about you, but after the winter we all had, I'm trying to squeeze every ounce out of summer I can! Truly, MKR...

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Elegant Dinner Party

Though my dinner parties are often of the impromptu nature (read: often take-out thai is involved), as I grow older, the incredible dinner parties we've featured over the course of the last few years are inspiring me to step it up a notch. But this particular beauty, what with it's subtle blush and blue hues, is totally doing me in. With design, styling and photography by ...

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Strawberry Moonlight Dinner

Every time we receive a submission from Juniper & Dash, I hold my breath as I know it's going to be fabulous. But this time? Well this time they've outdone themselves. This strawberry themed moonlight dinner is unlike anything I've ever seen before. With lush bouquets and twinkly lights and sheer, all out lovely. With photos from ...

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Glitter & Gold Little Girls’ Birthday Party

Are you ready for your heart to melt into a pile of mush? Because that's exactly what's about to happen the moment you set sights on these photos. And if a collection of the cutest little girls in all the land celebrating a very sweet glittery birthday isn't enough to slay you, perhaps the teeny puppy alongside them will do the trick. With photos from ...

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Modern Masculine Birthday

We've featured many, many, manyyy feminine, glitzy, glam, over the top girly affairs. But what about the poor men in our lives? One peek at Pinterest and you'll notice immediately that they tend to get left in the dust. But not if Bough&Annex is on the scene! Dominique threw together the most epic of all epic 30th birthday parties for her sweet husband, complete with...

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Backyard Bridal Shower

At 28 years old, I've officially reached that stage of life where everyone I know is engaged. With plenty of weddings on the horizon, and consequently plenty of bachelorettes, showers and the like, I can't help but be drawn to stunning events to pull inspiration. Events like this backyard bridal shower, that is so pretty I could cry. Unsurprising, since Jenny Bradley is at the helm. With photos from ...

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Bohemian Garden Party

A hint of whimsy, a little spice, and a table full of the most delicious eats you ever did see. This bohemian inspired garden party is hitting the mark in all the right places. Jenni Kayne, popular fashion designer, teamed up with Eye Swoon and the results are loveliness embodied. With photos from Yayo Ahumanda...

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Rustic Local Dinner Party

I can't think of a better way to enjoy the summer than with a gorgeous al fresco dinner made of the most delicious local foods around! Threaded Together Photography created an organic setting in a rustic barn using mismatched vintage pieces, dyed linen runners, and seasonal flowers from Barbie's Blooms. Paired...

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Italian-Inspired Baby Shower at Villa Woodbine

You simply can't ask an event planner to keep her hands off her own special occasion, and that's perfectly all right with us- because the result is a baby shower from JCG Events so beautiful it could rival any wedding! The Masis gathered inspiration from their trip to Tuscany and designed the shower around a luscious Italian brunch. With stunning photos from Katie Lopez, you'll want to pore over every detail...

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Five Steps to a Perfect Summer Party from Katie Lee

You likely know Katie Lee as The Kitchen co-host, author and food critic, and our love for her knows no bounds. I mean, anyone who obsesses over food as much as we do is pretty much aces in our book. So when she approached us about spilling her super easy steps to the perfect summer party we truly couldn't say yes fast enough! Without further ado, here are...

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An 80th Birthday Party

If this is what turning 80 looks like, consider me totally and completely on board. Because this event, decked to the nines in bright whites and citrusy hues, is by and large the party of the century. Of course, Park & Grove left absolutely no detail unthought of, and the incredible Joel Serrato was there to capture every...

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Fancy Summer Picnic

The idea of a summer picnic always sounds like a great one, but often results in store bought pasta salad and mediocre sandwiches. That is, unless Dishing Magazine at the helm. Because when they are, magical things ensue. Food for days, cozy benches and Carrie Patterson behind the lens, to name a few. And if you're looking...

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What to Wear for the 4th of July

By now you're likely sipping on a red, white and blue bevy while soaking up the sun, just waiting for those fireworks to begin. But we couldn't let this day pass us by without a little nod to the 4th! And if you've yet to pick out your festive outfit, let's take a cue from BrittanyAlycia, ...

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Gold Dotted Floral Baby Shower

I dare you not to fall in love at first sight with this delightful baby shower from Petals of Love & Courtney Yee! The soft mint and peach colors, the shower of golden dots, the lush florals... it's everything an expecting mother could ask for! And if welcoming a little one isn't on your agenda this year, just think how...

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Brunch with Girlfriends

Though I adore my boyfriend to the moon and back, there's something about girlfriends. I've mentioned before how important it is for me to show the ladies in my life how much they mean, and I can't think of a better way to do so than with a simple, elegant girlfriend brunch. Throw in photos from LORELY, and a...

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