Christmas Morning Celebrations + Giveaway!

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Congratulations Linda! You won our giveaway! We're giving everyone else 20% off with code PIZZAZZERIE so visit the shop here! Christmas Morning Celebration Christmas morning is the perfect time to gather together before opening presents and enjoy some special treats. Baked french toast makes a warm and sweet morning treat. Decorate your breakfast table with holiday decor like a festive … { read more }

Black & White Snowman Holiday Table & DIY Garland Trees!

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Black & White Snowman Holiday Table Black and white is one of my favorite color combinations so it was only natural to create a holiday table with the fun pair. I love snowmen and this fun find made a darling centerpiece. What's oh-so-fabulous about Christmas (and really any holiday) is that you can use dishes and other serving-ware you already have. Just add a few holiday touches. … { read more }

Cake + Mason Jars = Delicious! {Giveaway}

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Congratulations Tracy. You are the winner of the Cake Jars Giveaway (chosen via random.org). Check your email! Cake Jars When this arrives at your door, you know it's going to be a good day. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that IS cake in a mason jar and LET me tell you, it is not just "cake" but it's decadent, delicious, layer by layer amazingness. That's how good it is! This genius little … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }