Colorful + Fun Bug Birthday Party!

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It's a BUG-tastic Birthday PARTY! Have you ever heard the expression: Cute as a bug in a rug? Well....this is cute as a bug on a table! Kids love playing outside so this party is right down their adventure-loving alley. From chasing butterflies to hunting grasshoppers, this party has all lots of....you got it... BUGS! Take a walk in the backyard with us as we show you how to throw your own BUG … { read more }

Pizzazzerie Loves Small Businesses! {Win an Ipad 2}

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Being an entrepreneur was definitely something I didn't set out to become when I graduated but I wouldn't change a thing about my career and the joy it brings me on a daily basis. Every day is an adventure, that is for sure! Read a DAY IN THE LIFE OF COURTNEY DIAL. There are challenges + joys, both of which make me a stronger person. So many small businesses (local + online) are changing lives and … { read more }

Party Skewers + Kebabs!

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Anything on a skewer automatically gets the cute award in my book. Doesn't food just taste better on a stick?! So I'm sharing some of my favorite skewer ideas + recipes! Stick skewers down in a bowl or pot to match your theme! Or serve them up on a skewer station (more info below). They're easy to eat for guests while they mix and mingle making them the perfect party food! Perfect for a … { read more }

Monster Bash Birthday Party

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Are you ready for one of the coolest party themes around?! This Monster Birthday Bash is full of spooky treats and lots of one-eyed goblins. Orange + green were the perfect colors for this monster fete designed by Jacob's mom who happens to be a fabulous designer and owner of Shindig Diva! I have so many faves from this party that I don't even know where to start! From the cake to the monster … { read more }

Planning the Big Day: The Best Fiancé

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Planning the Big Day: The Best Fiancé Slacker! Ok, there I said it, I know I haven’t posted anything in ages, but I blame it on this crazy wedding planning! As any of you who have also done so know, no matter how many events you have planned in your life, there is nothing that compares to putting together your OWN WEDDING. It’s insane. Especially for someone like me, who focuses so much on … { read more }

French Inspired Wedding Shoot by JCF Events

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Are you ready for some serious eye candy? Sit back and enjoy these gorgeous images from a French Inspired Wedding Shoot that will have you dreaming of Paris romance and French macarons for days! Designed by Jessica of JCF Events, who shares my love for gorgeous tablescapes + simple beauty, this wedding shoot has "dreamy" written all over it!  This is just one of the reasons I've booked her to … { read more }

Celebrate With Handmade!

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Do you love to throw parties and entertain? Creating handmade crafts for parties makes them even more special whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or just a simple backyard patio party! I've teamed up with Home Made Simple for a fabulous giveaway and chance for you to share your own Handmade items!  Here are several of the handmade items I've created for celebrations... I shared how to … { read more }

Surfer Boy’s Birthday Party!

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Surf's Up! Sara De St. Jean of The Homespun Hostess is an up and coming party blogger that you  must check out! Full of creative ideas, Sara planner her 7 year old son Andrew's birthday party all around one of his favorite activities, SURFING! The colors were blue and orange with a little pop of green. I love the originality of this theme and the bright summer colors! Check out the details from … { read more }