6 Cute & Delish 4th of July Desserts

4th of July Star Pie

All about that blue, bout that blue…no treble! Ok, so despite the fact that I sang that during the entire creation of this delicious list, it’s all about that RED, WHITE, + BLUE today! I’m super excited to celebrate all things Americana this weekend, including a few sweet treats. Last year, little Blakely was just a few months old so we didn’t partake in the

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes + Cupcakery Book

cute summer cupcakes

You know I love sweets – especially adorable party-ready cupcakes! So when I heard about the new Cupcakery book by Toni Miller (the blogger behind Make Bake Celebrate), I knew I had to share it with all of you. The photography alone is just swoon-worthy, and this book is jam packed with fun ideas for party cupcakes for the whole calendar year! You might even

Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfaits & Cupcakes

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If you follow me over on Instagram, then you might have noticed this little #ThrowbackThursday post featuring a 2 year old version of yours truly enjoying one of my favorite things in all the world – a chocolate chip cookie! They’re so nostalgic for me as I remember baking up chocolate chip cookies in my grandmother’s kitchen every chance we got! I think of her

July 4th Recipe: Cast Iron Apple Pie

Set a perfect patriotic party table for July 4th!

With July 4th around the corner (I know, how is already time for July 4th!?), I wanted to share a little party table inspiration and of course, a recipe perfect for your celebration – cast iron apple pie! We’ve made this apple pie a few times now, and it truly is amazing. I will never buy a store-bought apple pie again. This recipe is really so

Tropical Girl’s Game Night Party {Free Printable}

Party like a PINEAPPLE! Girl's Game Night, tropical style, with free printable too! Pizzazzerie.com

Ready to party like a pineapple? I recently hosted a Tropical Girl’s Game Night Party for a few friends, and we had an absolute blast sipping on pineapple coolers and enjoying snacks. Ready for the details? I have always loved pineapples (symbol of hospitality!) and knew I had to incorporate them into a party this summer. They make fabulous vases to add pops of pink with

How to Make a Cute Candy Bouquet

How to make a cute candy bouquet!

Hey, Pizzazzerie readers!  It’s Cara from One Swell Studio! Summertime is in full swing! (Yay!)  With a little bit of extra downtime over the summer, it’s the perfect time to whip up something fun to give a special someone to let them know you’re thinking of them.  I created this adorable little candy bouquet that would make the perfect little “thinking of you” gift.  (The

Red, White & Blue: Patriotic First Birthday Party!

Patriotic First Birthday Party in Red, White, and Blue

We have a darling Americana-themed party feature to share today! Candace of Lillypaul Designs is sharing her son Jack’s adorable patriotic birthday party! You’ll find LOTS of 4th of July and birthday inspiration in these party details! She shared her inspiration: “I am a total sucker for all things Americana.  The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday, and when my youngest child was

Adult Birthday Party Ideas for the Guys!

Adult Birthday Party Ideas!

I have to admit, for a site devoted to entertaining, we’ve left the guys in the dust. Sure, I’ve featured a few guy parties (even one for my own husband) but not nearly enough! What’s a girl to do when she wants to throw a fun bash for her beau? So I’ve decided to share my absolute favorite adult birthday party ideas for the guys!

Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars: Perfect Summer Dessert

Watermelon Cake Layered in Mason Jars!

If there is one food synonymous with summer in my opinion, it’s watermelon! When dreaming up a picnic-worthy dessert (did you see yesterday’s bright and colorful summer picnic?!), I decided to turn this iconic summer fruit into a layered cake parfait. Desserts that are easy to pack as well as eat are the only way to go for a picnic, so leave messy treats at

5 Tips for a Bright + Colorful Summer Picnic

Tips for hosting a Colorful Summer Picnic!

Now that summer is right around the corner, it’s time to get outside, soak up some Vitamin D and enjoy a picnic! I’m sharing 5 tips for hosting a bright and colorful summer picnic! I encourage you to find time at least once this season to dine outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, even if they’re just your backyard! Make it fun and keep it colorful.

Seaside Southern Wine and Appetizer Party

Seaside Southern Wine and Appetizers Party

This seaside southern wine and appetizer party post is brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pizzazzerie. Remember my seaside southern wine party I was planning last month? It went off without a hitch this past weekend and everyone loved the mini shrimp and grits appetizer! The guests really enjoyed trying the different Sonoma-Cutrer wines with the various party bites