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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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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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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Thanksgiving Round-Up

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As some of you may remember, I am the judge for Scenty's Decorate Wicklessly Contest for Thanksgiving. I reviewed dozens of entries to the contest, and the winner is... Melissa of Truly Chic Inspirations! Congrats Melissa! I loved your use of the cute scentsy warmer as well as the "KEEP CALM and GOBBLE ON" sign. Because I lovedthe sign so much, I created a simple one for our readers to open … { Continue Reading }

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Vintage Sock Monkey Birthday Party

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Vintage Sock Monkey Birthday Party Susan Gentile has shared a number of fabulous parties with us as she is one of our favorite photographers. You might remember this Nesting Baby Shower and Under the Sea party she photographed. Well this party was for her own son, Alexander, who turned 1!  Vintage sock monkey was the theme and she didn't miss a beat designing the decor! The cupcake stand … { Continue Reading }

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Birthday Cocktails & Sweet Treats

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Birthday Cocktails & Sweet Treats Today is all about birthdays! Enjoy this recipe for a White Chocolate Martini and easy whoopie pies that make delicious birthday treats! Recently I came across this quote: “When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” – Linda Naiman  Oh how true it is. A year ago … { Continue Reading }

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2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Welcome to our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide! Browse the pages of our gift guide above or if you want a full-size view, click here! We're just 1 week away from Thanksgiving and a little over a month away from Christmas, so it's time to start thinking about holiday shopping (for friends, family, neighbors, or heck - even yourself! You work hard sister!).  Filling these pages are our absolute … { Continue Reading }

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GIVEAWAY: Mod Candy Cane Collection

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CONGRATULATIONS CASSIE! We used random.org and you were our winner! We'll put you in touch with The Celebration Shoppe so you can get your fabulous Mod Candy Cane Collection! If you did not win, no worries, the collection is 40% off through tonight at midnight so jump over and get yours! Mod Candy Cane Collection Giveaway Peppermint and candy canes are some of my favorite flavors … { Continue Reading }

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