Nautical Backyard Summer Dinner Party

Happy Friday! I’m excited to share my nautical backyard summer dinner party with Target Home as part of a sponsored campaign with Socialstars #TargetCrowd. Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

Though I might not live on the coast (I’m still struggling with the fact that Tennessee is landlocked after growing up in the Carolinas), I decided it was due time to bring the coast to Nashville. Thus, my dream of the perfect nautical backyard dinner party was a reality! I love a good dinner party in warm summer weather! Add in string lights and super fabulous tabletop decor to match? The hostess in me is one happy gal. Thankfully, partnering with Target for this backyard dinner party was a total dream. Absolutely everything I needed (including lawn games!!) was purchased in one easy Target run. Easy is my absolute favorite game when little Blakely is in tow! In and out and done. Yep, everything on the table is from Target, hello easy summer entertaining!

Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

The Target Home section is my favorite place to start when setting out to throw the ultimate backyard party. I instantly saw the fabulous citron yellow and navy anchor pillow and was hooked. Then I saw the larger marquee anchor and though it is meant to hang on a wall, it made the perfect glowing centerpiece (battery operated!). I encourage you to think outside the box for party decor! The home section is a great place to start. I also spotted a two-tier galvanized plant stand and instantly knew it would be perfect for holding drinks and fresh fruits. It’s my new favorite entertaining piece (perfect for picnics too!).

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Next, I found fabulous navy and white melamine plates. I love that they’re shatter-proof, perfect for outdoors! You know me and stripes so I fell in love with the yellow stripe place mats! I used jute string ($1!) to tie around white cutlery paired with a kraft name label for a simple place setting. I also spotted the cutest dotted koozies in the dollar section and grabbed up 6 for holding beverages. These made the cutest take-home favor for guests. Plus, they matched the navy dotted pillow too!

Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

As the sun went down, string lights over the table created the perfect ambiance. I might just leave these up all summer long! We enjoyed pineapple mojitos (recipe coming soon!) served up on this fabulous navy tray. I absolutely love the party section at Target. I picked up fun anchor napkins, navy plastic cups, and cute straws. All super affordable and matched the theme perfectly. We also enjoyed lawn games too! I grabbed badminton sets and a few other games and placed them all down in a fun beverage tub turned game holder! It was a great way to corral all the games.

Throw a summer dinner party! Nautical party style, EVERYTHING you need from Target! So now that school is almost out and the weather is nicer, I encourage you to invite some friends over and throw a backyard summer dinner party! Send me pics (I’d love to see!) and I hope I provided you with a little inspiration. Oh and stay tuned for that pineapple mojito recipe, it’s delicious! Cheers!

Blakely’s Pink & White Garden 1st Birthday Party

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Blakely's Pink and White Garden 1st Birthday Party, Pizzazzerie.com
Blakely's Pink and White Garden 1st Birthday Party, Pizzazzerie.com

My baby turned ONE! I cannot count the number of children's parties I have featured and shared with you over the last five+ years here on Pizzazzerie and TODAY, I get to share my own little girl's 1st birthday party. I'm so tickled...pink! Keeping in theme with her pink and white nursery (and my pink and white baby shower) -- I'm just not quite ready to give up that baby pink color yet! -- I chose … { read more }

“Peach & Mint” Spring Brunch Party

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I’m sharing my spring brunch with Target Home as part of a campaign for Socialstars #TargetCrowd!  If you've been a long-time Pizzazzerie reader, then you know I'm a huge COLOR lover. A gorgeous color palette is always my favorite inspiration for a tablescape design. So when I was deciding on a "look" for a spring brunch party, I instantly fell in love with the soft peach and mint pretties at … { read more }

Nautical Party Style & Mud Pie Faves

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Throw a Nautical inspired party! Tips, ideas, and inspiration from Pizzazzerie.com

Oh the warm weather, I'm so glad you're back! Y'all, I'm just itching for spring and summer parties. The outdoors provide the perfect setting for mixing and mingling. You might remember when I shared a few of my favorite holiday hostess gifts from Mud Pie a few months ago, and now I get to share a few more faves. I styled up a simple nautical party to show you how to enjoy these darling Mud … { read more }

Rustic Chic Easter Brunch

Gorgeous Rustic Chic Easter Brunch Tablescape | Pizzazzerie.com
Gorgeous Rustic Chic Easter Brunch Tablescape | Pizzazzerie.com
Gorgeous Rustic Chic Easter Brunch Tablescape | Pizzazzerie.com

I’m sharing my Easter brunch party spread with Target Home as part of a campaign in collaboration with Socialstars #TargetCrowd    Easter is this Sunday, and I'm so thrilled to share my Easter brunch with y'all! I've had so much fun designing Easter tablescapes to inspire you to celebrate the season with your family and friends. One of my main goals for this site is to inspire women to … { read more }

Bright Orange & Green Easter Party

Orange and Green Easter Party with Tips for Setting the Table! Pizzazzerie.com
Orange and Green Easter Party with Tips for Setting the Table! Pizzazzerie.com
Orange and Green Easter Party with Tips for Setting the Table! Pizzazzerie.com

Easter is a little over a week away! I have been sharing lots of Easter inspiration in the traditional pastel color schemes, so I'm super excited to share a little twist to that palette today! Bright carrot orange and grass green are a beautiful combination for Easter. They really create a festive and lively table setting! Carrots take center stage and even appear in chocolate form! Take a look at … { read more }

Bright Springtime Luncheon Tablescape

Gorgeous bright pink and yellow spring luncheon party tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com
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Gorgeous bright pink and yellow spring luncheon party tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com

Now that we can officially call it SPRING, I wanted to share an old favorite of mine. It's no surprise I love color so why not welcome in spring with bright pink and yellow hues? This luncheon tablescape is full of inspiration for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and lots of different celebrations. Read through my tips and details below to recreate the look. So usher in spring with … { read more }

Japanese Cherry Blossom Party Tablescape

Japanese Cherry Blossom Tablescape Inspiration
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tablescape Inspiration
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tablescape Inspiration

With the arrival of warmer weather, the flowers are starting to bloom and parties are on the horizon! One of my favorite blooms also happens to be one of the top selling fragrances at Bath & Body Works, Japanese Cherry Blossom! It’s a dreamy combination of Asian pear, Fuji apple, Ume plum, sandalwood, and other exotic essences. In honor of National Fragrance Day on Saturday, March 21st, I’m … { read more }

Easter Tablescapes for HGTV!

Kids' Easter Tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com for HGTV
Kids' Easter Tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com for HGTV
Kids' Easter Tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com for HGTV

Guess what?! I'm so excited and thrilled to share today's post with you because...I get to announce that I created Easter content for HGTV this year! It was such a joy to style content for them again, and I had such a blast pulling together my favorite Easter colors and patterns. You'll find inspiration for Easter Dinner for the adults and a charming Easter Kids' table too! You might even see a … { read more }

Fun & Cute St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas | Pizzazzerie.com
St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas | Pizzazzerie.com
St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas | Pizzazzerie.com

St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away! I'm excited to share a few ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish this year! I love St. Patrick’s Day because it’s the perfect holiday for everyone, Irish or not. Dressing up in green, searching for the pot ‘o gold and enjoying treats is my kind of holiday. So why not turn a regular movie night or gathering of friends into a full-fledged St. Patrick’s … { read more }