Candy Making For Kids: SAMPLE RECIPE!

Halloween Candy Making For Kids by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

With Halloween on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to share a sample recipe from my latest book CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS! It's really fun to eat candy, right? But try making the candy, spending time in the kitchen with your kids, and truly making a memory out of the "sweet" treats! That's why I love this book! It encourages kids to stretch their imagination in the kitchen with candy (but not … { read more }

Spooky Haunted Mansion Halloween Party!

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You have over a month, but there are certain holidays we get SO excited about and have to start sharing ideas early and HALLOWEEN is one of them! You might remember this gorgeous carnival party we featured last week from Danielle Arcese, well she's BACK with this spooky and creative Halloween party! From the cupcake toppers to the clever Halloween treats (chocolate coffins + bat juice - so cute!), … { read more }

Red, White, + Blue! 4th of July Party!

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Thanks to Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations for stopping by with this 4th of July inspiration while I'm still on my honeymoon!   Are you wanting to celebrate 4th of July in style, but on a small budget? A lot of my inspiration came from a board I created on Pinterest.com. Do you follow me there? I was excited to challenge myself and figure out how to style something that would "WOW" your … { read more }

Free Father’s Day Chevron Printables

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  Thanks to the lovely PRINTABELLE, we are sharing a set of FREE Father's Day Printables in trendy chevron! The collection has tons of freebies included such as cards, mini-cards, bookmarks, coloring pages, you name it! Father's Day is RIGHT around the corner so don't procrastinate anymore, haha! Print off these cuties, let the kids get involved, and whip up something super craft for … { read more }

Spring Craft Party!

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Spring Craft Party

Spring has sprung! Enjoying outdoors, hosting spring parties, and sipping on refreshing drinks is so much more fun than being cooped up in the cold weather, don't ya think? Sweet Vanessa of See Vanessa Craft (who I had the lovely pleasure of meeting at my Phoenix book signing) shared her SPRING CRAFT PARTY - and we love it! Grab your girlfriends, serve up some desserts + wine, and craft away? … { read more }

{Freebie} St.Patrick’s Day Art Prints!

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March is such a great time of year - springtime, flowers, and of course - St.Patrick's Day!  Add some shamrock green to your decor with these free printable 8×10 art prints in 5 sweet mix-and-matchable designs.  Simply print, trim, and display – either all together, or spread the fun around different rooms in your home! Click on the images below to download the printable jpeg art prints, or … { read more }

2012 Oscar Party Ideas!

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday Night! Are you hosting a party or just watching with your family? Either way, these tips + ideas will come in handy for the big night. Let's start things off with one of my favorite designers - Design Editor - her free printables always rock my world and for this year's Oscars, she didn't disappoint! There is a Cheers! Oscars Drinking Game + a Red Carpet … { read more }

Vintage Valentine Party

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Us party-lovin' gals know that the best type of party is a budget-friendly one. That's why I was so excited to see this precious little gem pop up in my inbox. Do Driver over at Piggy Bank Parties and her crew at Oink! put together the most darling vintage valentine party! Not only is this party jam-packed with fun and easy DIYs-- all told the supplies and decor came in at under $150! Lynlee's … { read more }

“Love Letters” Valentine’s Dinner Party & Free Printables!

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Hi my fellow party hostesses! Looking for some inspirational Valentine's Day ideas?! I absolutely adore this party design and the free printables that come along with it! Designed by Meredith Santucci of MJ Paperie & Party Design, this simple yet elegant Valentine's dinner party has given me a newfound love for houndstooth! FREE PRINTABLE CARD TAGS FREE PRINTABLE DESSERT TENT CARDS FREE … { read more }

Milk and Cookies Valentine’s Day Party!

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I squealed with delight when I saw this uber-cute this "Cookies and Milk" Valentine's Day party by Bird from Bird's Party! Lucky for all of us, the printables are available in Bird's shop and would be perfect for boys, girls or even grown-ups! :) She's one of the most talented party designer I know, and lives in Paris (how fun!). She also publishes a gorgeous online magazine that is a total … { read more }