Frostings Book Giveaway + Pinterest Party Tonight!

Pinterest Summer Entertaining Party
Praise for Frostings
Win a copy of Frostings on Pizzazzerie.com

Join me TONIGHT for a fun Pinterest Party with Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs Online and Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party and enter below to win a copy of my new book Frostings (will ship July 1st, the day it releases)! All the details of the party are above, and yes, you read that right! Tori Spelling will be joining the group of bloggers to share her creative ideas too! So hop on by tonight and … { read more }

How to Host a Cheese Judging Party!

Cheese Judging party score sheet
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How to judge cheese

Looking for an excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some wine and cheese? Host a Cheese Judging Party with a variety of cheeses and let your friends pick their favorites. I'm excited to be working with Kraft's Cracker Barrel Cheeses on a variety of entertaining ideas like this one! Read on for tips and ideas for hosting your own Cheese Judging Party! Let's get started shall we? How to … { read more }

Teeny Tiny Ice Cream Cake Cones!

CUTEST itty bitty cake cones!
Inside of an itty bitty cake cone!
Itty Bitty Cake Cones!

I've been "all things ice cream" lately so when I saw this itty bitty mini cones (seriously, so tiny and cute), I knew I had to whip up a little dessert idea with them! I've actually never made cake cones. So I thought this was the perfect chance for me to try them out and make a cute little mini treat. Place your mini ice cream cones in a mini muffin tin. Excuse the fact that mine looks like … { read more }

Styled Floral Favors for Martha Stewart Weddings!

Floral Truffle Favor!
Pizzazzerie featured on @MarthaWeddings

You might have seen our little news here, and I'm over-the-top excited that the feature went live on Martha Stewart Weddings! When the editors first contacted me, I was completely ecstatic. Create and style a project for MS Weddings? Of COURSE! The project features the hues from this spring's issue - cornflower blue + melon orange. Very pretty and perfect for spring. I decided to come up with a … { read more }

Fun News for Bloggers, Designers, Crafters, etc!

Graphics for Bloggers, Designers, etc!
Graphics Shop for Bloggers, Crafters, Party Designers, KoriClark.com

SO excited to share this EXCITING new shop that has opened up from my dear friend Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails. Kori has helped me with more projects than I can even name (from the logo for Spiced to my Rehearsal Dinner). She's a total party rockstar and someone I truly admire. This graphics shop idea has been in the works for a bit so I'm SO EXCITED it's open! Are you a blogger, party … { read more }

Frostings Cookbook on Pre-Order + Free Calendar!

Praise for Frostings by Courtney Whitmore
If you love Frosting, you NEED this book!
Cake Design! Frostings book by Courtney Whitmore pizzazzerie.com

Oh my word, I wish you could have all been here with me last weekend when my early author copy of Frostings arrived. I am pretty sure I scared the FedEx guy. A lot. I was completely 110% giddy. This book was such a labor of love.I began working on it while I was engaged and shot it late last summer here in Nashville with Kyle Dreier (who also photographed my Push-Up Pops book). I had the gorgeous … { read more }

Children’s Book Themed Baby Boy Shower!

If You Give a Dog A Donut Baby Shower Cake
Baby Shower Book Themed Details!
Baby Shower Book Themed Details!

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a sweet baby shower for my friend Kristen Steele. She's awaiting the arrival of a darling baby boy so it was an absolute pleasure to shower her + the little one with a baby shower. It was yellow, baby blue, and navy themed with Children's Books incorporated throughout! We built up baby boy's library with all the classics. It was such a wonderful time, and I … { read more }

Lavender Mint Juleps + Derby Party Ideas!

Free downloadable lavender mint julep card for Kentucky Derby parties!
"Hold Your Horses" Derby Party Ideas
Gold + Lavender Derby Party Ideas!

Hold Your Horses! It's time for a little Derby party inspiration and a darling free cocktail card you can print for your own party. Here's the back story to this little display! Above my desk I have 3 southern gold-foiled prints from Stephanie Creekmur. I happen to think she hung the moon and was at the front of the line when God handed out creative talent. Truly! So we decided that the "Hold Your … { read more }

“The Perfect Pair” Wine + Cheese Bridal Shower!

Host a "Perfect Pair' Wine + Cheese Bridal Shower
Wine and Cheese Bridal Shower
Spray Paint Wine Bottles for Quick + Easy Table Decor

Hosting a bridal shower is quite a fun fete. What will the theme be? How will you make decorations? What food will you serve? All the questions swirling around for how to make it a memorable shower for the lovely couple! I'm excited to share my "Perfect Pair" shower idea with you. Pair wines, cheese, and other accoutrements for a tasty and chic evening shower. Whether you're hosting a couples … { read more }

My Wedding Cocktail: Tennessee Iced Water!

Southern Wedding Cocktail Hour
Southern Wedding Cocktail Hour
Mini Soda Bottles at Black and White Wedding

I'm still gleaming from seeing my wedding featured by Martha Stewart Weddings! I thought I'd break it down here in a few posts about specific details. Cocktail time is first! I love the idea of a "signature cocktail" that the couple chooses to have ready-to-go for wedding guests. It can be their favorite drink or perhaps one with some significant meaning to the couple. Lots of couples are … { read more }