7 Summer Soirees to Love!

7 Summer Soirees to Love!

Happy Wednesday, y’all! I’m over on eHow Home today sharing 7 of my favorite summer soirees. You’ll find tips on how to recreate the look, ideas for entertaining in the backyard, and lots of inspiration for summer hostessing! With just a few weeks of summer left before school starts back, I hope my ideas inspire you to invite friends over, get outside, and enjoy a beautiful evening! Even if you’re intimidated by “pinterest-worthy” party ideas, do not fret! Take 1 or 2 tips and go with it! Your guests and family will have a memorable evening!

See these summer soirees and my top tips here! 

Host an Ice Cream Social Party!

Tips for hosting an ice cream social party
Tips for hosting an ice cream social party
Tips for hosting an ice cream social party

It’s summertime! Celebrate the season by throwing an ice cream social party. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, or just family, we hope you’ll find lots of ice cream inspiration with these tips and photos. Blue Bunny Ice Cream is our go-to for all things ice cream from adorable mini cones and tasty ice cream sandwiches to the absolute best flavors like Bunny Tracks and Banana Split! See how we … { Continue Reading }

“Cake Decorating Themed” 8th Birthday Party

8th Birthday Party Details: Cake Decorating Themed!
8th Birthday Party Details: Cake Decorating Themed!
8th Birthday Party Details: Cake Decorating Themed!

A cake decorating birthday party? Oh yes, now we're talking! We are loving this sweet party theme! Angie of Little Giggles Photography sent over this darling 8th birthday party! From the gold, mint, and pink details to the sweet treats galore, this is our kind of party! Birthday gal "Alvie" LOVES Cake Boss so it was only natural to have a "bake shop" themed party with all her friends to celebrate … { Continue Reading }

Build a Stylish Summer Salad Bar!

Build your own summer salad bar!
Build a Summer Salad Bar! Idea to SAVE!

Entertaining this summer? Try a "build your own salad bar". I recently styled up this summer salad bar above for eHow Home (click to see all the pics and my top tips to recreate the look). I love this idea because it's perfect for fresh summer fruits and vegetables and hey - it helps counter all the desserts I share around here ;) This was such a fun and colorful project. I adore how it turned … { Continue Reading }

Summer Blackberry Treat Table!

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Blackberry Treat Baskets with muffins!
Blackberry Summer Treat Table!

Did you catch our Blackberry Mojitos from last week? Oh yes, the blackberry obsession continues, y'all! You might have seen some sneak peeks of this treat table on Instagram! I'm excited it's LIVE! It's over on ForRent.com's site where I'm a contributor! See more photos + all my tips to recreate the look here.   Who's excited for BLACKBERRIES now?! I hope you're getting inspired to … { Continue Reading }

Summer Beach-Inspired Dinner Party

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Beach inspired Aqua and coral Summer Party!

Summer entertaining season is in full swing so it's time to grab your friends and enjoy an outdoor dinner party! Pier 1 asked me to do just that and naturally I said ABSOLUTELY! From planning out my inspiration for the dinner party to treasure hunting in the stores, you have followed along with me in all of the fun! Now I get to share the party photos! Take a little photo journey through the party … { Continue Reading }

Fresh & Fun 4th of July Ideas We Love!

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4th of July ICE - freeze berries in ice cube trays
Cute red, white, and blue popsicle cakes

Can you believe the 4th of July is almost here? AAAH! It always sneaks up on me. I'm so excited to celebrate America with friends and family. I've been loving this holiday on Pizzazzerie for years (see here and here and oh wait, here too!). These ideas, however, are my new favorites... Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers?! Perfect for the 4th (also considering July is National Ice Cream … { Continue Reading }

Polka Dot Summer Birthday Tablescape

CUTE Birthday Party Table!
PARTY ideas!
CUTE Birthday Party Table!

Hosting a summer birthday? Even if you're just celebrating with close family, a party table makes the guest of honor feel oh so special. Plus, who doesn't love a party hat and cute party horns? Add in some cake and it's PARTY TIME! I loved pulling together this special polka dot party table in vibrant greens and aquas. I added in some of the Oh Joy! for Target line too! Hop over here to see the … { Continue Reading }

Sweet Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party!
Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party!
Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party!

I just love when I get to share a party from right here in Tennessee (and photographed by the talented Mandy Whitley Photography). This 1st birthday for darling Nora was held very near Nashville in Lebanon! Nora turned 1 in style with a shabby chic pink and mint green birthday party with lots of adorable details and embellishments. Take a look...    I love all the precious details in this … { Continue Reading }

Fourth of July Party Snacks

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With the 4th of July right around the corner, you might be looking for simple but tasty snack ideas for your family and friends! I’m super excited about the new flavor of CRACKER JACK® popcorn – Chocolate & Caramel! It’s so yummy, and it’s perfectly fitting for those summer snack moments because it requires no prep – buy a bag, pour in a festive bowl and you’re ready to enjoy! Chocolate + … { Continue Reading }