Chinese New Year 1st Birthday Party – Year of the Rabbit

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Chinese New Year 1st Birthday Party February 3rd kicks off the two week long Chinese New Year celebration - The Year of the Rabbit. Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress & WH Hostess submitted this vibrant and fun Chinese New Year 1st Birthday Party! Kelly and I spent some time together at the Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers Event in NYC last month, and I am even more inspired by her! She is … { read more }

Planning the Big Day: Choosing the Dress

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Planning the Big Day: Choosing the Dress So, despite what any woman may try to say, the wedding dress is truly THE HIGHLIGHT of wedding planning. I mean, just think about how many reality shows are based just on that? (I’m currently watching “Unforgettable Wedding Gowns” on Wedding Central haha). I’ve been watching shows like this for ages, commenting on what’s gorgeous (or hideous, let’s be … { read more }

We’re growing! Additions to the Pizzazzerie Team!

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Pizzazzerie is growing! To allow me the time to continue doing what I love (writing and styling as well as a few projects in the works), I have brought on two more fabulous gals to my team! Meet Kelly Roach and Sarah Kate Snyder! Kelly will be handling a lot of the editorial assistant tasks such as correspondence, submissions, and other various (yet super fun) tasks. She'll be my right hand gal … { read more }

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Party & DIY Sugar Heart Boxes

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St. Valentine's Day Dinner Party Did you know that the oldest paper valentine believed to exist is in the British Museum?  It was written in 1415. St. Valentine's Day is a perfect time to have a dinner party where you might even ask your guests to come dressed as a famous lover!  Make heart-shaped sugar containers and fill with chocolate candy as favors.  These charming containers are … { read more }

“Tweet Treats” Valentine’s Party!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Megan Ogulnick, winner of the RedStamp Valentine's Sticker Giveaway! Enter to be 1 of 4 winners in our Design Editor Valentine's Printable Giveaway! Valentines Party When I was in New York in January, I met Nancy of AtoZebra Celebrations and Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio. These 2 are TALENTED and quite possibly the cutest ever. So when … { read more }

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

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Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party This post has been a long time coming! January was all kinds of busy for me with this party, Martha Stewart's Dreamers into Doers event in NYC, as well as Blissdom Conference this past week in Nashville. I am THRILLED to share this Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party that I designed for a client in Chapel Hill, NC. Her daughter, Vivi (short for Vivian), turned … { read more }

Design Editor: Valentine Printable Giveaway!

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Design Editor Valentine's Day Printable Giveaway Let me introduce you to Catherine, owner of Design Editor, who certainly knows her design!  Her blog is a place that celebrates all things design, and she recently launched a fabulous Etsy shop called Print! By Design Editor.  These two kits are romantic and fun and come with lots of options to mix and match to create some fun Valentine's for … { read more }

Valentine’s Party: Doughnuts & Coffee

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Doughnuts & Coffee Nicole of Dough-a-Deer shared this cute Valentine's party with me. She is the master of the doughnut, as I like to call her. Doughnuts are rising in the ranks as the next popular "sweet treat" so testing some out and serving them with coffee is the perfect excuse for a Valentine's party! Using small cups to hold candies (top right above) is a great way to let your … { read more }