Party Plan: Host a Girls’ Fiesta Night!

Simple steps + cute DIYs for hosting a fabulously chic Fiesta Girl's night!

I‘m so tickled pink to share this party table with y’all! I designed it for the launch of Inspired Gatherings, a new site for Kroger that is packed full of entertaining ideas for lots of occasions (and yummy recipes too)! I was thrilled to help contribute content for the site in the form of this festively chic Fiesta Girl’s Night! Plus, ALL the items (minus the tablecloth which was a fun fabric from a fabric store) came from Kroger! ALL OF IT!

I created 4 DIY ideas shown on the table that my guests loved too! Each are listed below and you can find the step-by-steps over on  Inspired Gatherings

Cut a pepper and hollow out to make a cute individual salad bowl! Pizzazzerie.com

1st up are these easy-to-make pepper salad bowls! They’re the perfect size for individual portions. Get the step-by-step for my pepper salad bowls here. I love these pepper bowls for holding anything from grains like couscous all the way to guacamole and salsa. The possibilities are really endless and the presentation gets everyone talking. You could even group several together with various salsas on a cake stand or platter.

Quick and easy DIY for making homemade lemon votive candle holders! Pizzazzerie.com

These little lemon votives were quite possibly my favorite of the 4 DIYs! They’re ridiculously simple yet very effective in adding a simple lighting element and pop of extra color to the table. They’re much more fun than simple votives, don’t ya think? Try this idea with limes or oranges too! Get the DIY here.

How to use mini peppers to create a fabulous vase for a fiesta night party! Pizzazzerie.com

Next up was this easy to make centerpiece using mini peppers! Are they not the cutest? Not to mention delicious. And this DIY provides lots of color to the table too. I love using food to create a smokin’ hot party table! Get the DIY here.

How to make a mini pepper garland! Pizzazzerie.com

Last but not least, a mini pepper garland! I love this simple idea because you can buy thin string and mini peppers and – voila! It really couldn’t be simpler. Gotta love EASY DIYs right? I love the festive touch it added as it hung over the tablescape. It’s simple and colorful. Try making it for your next party! Get the DIY here.

How to throw a fabulous girl's night fiesta party!

Thanks for checking out my girls’ night fiesta party, y’all! It was so much fun to put together. I just loved the pops of coral + pink. I’d love for you to share it on Pinterest if you love it too! And Visit Kroger’s Inspired Gatherings to see more!

Summer Fun Backyard Picnic Party

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Tips for hosting a backyard summer picnic!

I'm super excited to share a backyard summer picnic party I recently styled for Homes.com this month! Embrace the warm weather while it is still around with a sun-filled picnic! I'm sharing my top tips for keeping it easy and stylish all at the same time. Picnics are such a fun way to entertain and enjoy the summer weather. There is something so refreshing about laying out on a quilt while sipping … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 }

Build a Stylish Summer Salad Bar!

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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

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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 }

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 }