Nutcracker Dinner Party & DIY Wreath

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Nutcracker Dinner Party Crab Dip Creamy Broccoli Soup Shrimp Casserole Cheese Biscuits English Mincemeat Pie Grand Marnier Grapes (to garnish dessert plates) A collection of Santa’s, angels, nutcrackers, or snowmen make an easy centerpiece.  Cluster your collections by color, size, or shape to heighten visual impact.  Lining luminaries up your front steps always creates a welcoming … { Continue Reading }

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Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating Party

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Children's Gingerbread House Decorating Party Gingerbread houses were a memorable part of my childhood and a wonderful tradition during the holiday season. Earlier, we showed you instructions for making 3 different types of gingerbread houses. Today, we want to share with you inspiration for hosting a children's gingerbread house decorating party! PARTY TIPS: Build the bases of the houses so … { Continue Reading }

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How To Make Gingerbread Houses

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How To Make Gingerbread Houses Christmas comes to our house with a whole set of customs, rituals, and traditions.  Since this is a time of traditions and a time to enjoy friends, making gingerbread houses and giving Tea Parties are without a doubt our favorite tradition.  Each year, my Mom and I give a Gingerbread House Tea Party for friends. Only silver trays are used because it is a grand … { Continue Reading }

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DIY: Very Berry Holiday Tree & Ornament

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Driscoll's Very Berry DIYs This year take a fresh new approach to holiday crafts and make them edible! This Very Berry Holiday Tree created by cookbook author Tish Boyle is the ideal holiday 'DIY' that let's you get your craft on and save money too – in under an hour. When the folks at Driscoll's shared these DIY ideas with me, I knew I had to share them with you!  Super delicious and easy to … { Continue Reading }

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Holiday Cocktails & Festive Winter Recipes

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Winter Holiday Party Planner Looking for some fabulously festive cocktail recipes paired with delicious appetizers? Got that! Take a look inside this Winter Holiday Party Planner for dozens of recipes and sample menus! And if you like Jack Daniels, you're in for a treat! I had the honor of writing this Winter Edition Cookbook so I hope you enjoy! More Holiday Cocktail Recipes And for some … { Continue Reading }

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Thankfully Inspired: 50 Inspirational Websites/Blogs

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This Thanksgiving, I look back at what I have been thankful for every day since Pizzazzerie launched. For me, that's a lot of things. I could write a post a day on how thankful I am. With only room for one, I want to share with you how thankfully inspired I am when I visit these sites below. Each of these sites is unique, delightful, inspirational, and no doubt involves countless hours of work … { Continue Reading }

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Holiday Weddings: Decor Details

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Holiday Weddings The little details are my favorite part of a wedding - the escort cards, table numbers, door wreaths - I eat it up. All of these details add to the beauty of a wedding, and today we're showcasing holiday and winter wedding details from invitations to flower petal cones. What is your favorite wedding detail? Table Number - Timeless Paper Holiday Lights Invitation - Lasso D' … { Continue Reading }

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A Modern Baby Celebration

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Christening: A Modern Baby Celebration Last month, I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with one of my favorite event planners and designers, Camille Styles. She is a delight and her blog, Style Notes, is a personal favorite. Camille styled this baptism reception for a dear friend's twin 8-month-olds. Camille shared with us some of her inspiration and details for this charming … { Continue Reading }

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