Happy 4th Birthday to Pizzazzerie!

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GUESS WHAT!? Pizzazzerie turns 4 this weekend (March 16th to be exact)! I am OH SO THRILLED to celebrate 4 years. It certainly doesn’t feel like it has been 4 years. I launched the site March 16th, 2010 and quit my full-time job July 2010 to go full-time with the site! It has come a LONG way since those early days, but my passion for bringing you entertaining + party food ideas has stayed strong.

Here are a few of the Pizzazzerie accomplishments from the past 4 years…I’m like a proud mama!

So turning 4 meant I had to have a little party – only fitting right? Come along and check it out…

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I love the pink, orange, and white! And of course, a touch of glitter + gold! Jumbo sprinkles and matching confetti make for a fabulous cake!

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Operation add a few more sprinkles and cut a slice: COMMENCE!

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HOORAY! Thank you to every single reader for allowing me to live out my passion as a career! I cannot thank you enough for giving me the chance to create for you on a daily basis. I’m truly honored to have readers and followers who enjoy my projects + recipes! Here’s to starting year 5 off with a bang (or at least a huge piece of vanilla cake)!

Here are a few shots of projects + shoots from the last 4 years that I’m oh so proud of!

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4th Birthday Party Details

To recreate the look above, simply make (or order from your favorite bakery) a white on white cake! Add on jumbo sprinkles in your color scheme (mine are Wilton seen here in orange + pink). I used matching orange and pink paper confetti from The Flair Exchange for more touches of color! The fabric was bought from a local store here in Nashville, TN (visit your fabric store for inspiration). The gold glittered “4″ cake topper is from michiemay! Cake was served up on mini Kate Spade polka dot plates with white forks from Party City (loves these forks)!

Pretty excited to have a little baby girl to help me celebrate Pizzazzerie’s 5th birthday next year!

Go out & have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND! Check back next week for some super cute ideas + round of new posts!

Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner!

Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner!
Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner!
Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANNER Have you ever had that moment, when a special birthday rolls around and you find yourself sitting in the grocery store birthday card isle, and you just don't want to buy a plain ol' card. You want to do something more. This is someone special, after all. Why be ordinary when your birthday card could be so much more? Well, next time you are in that type of situation, try … { Continue Reading }

Colorful & Cute “By The Boardwalk” Party!

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By the Boardwalk Birthday Party Feature on Pizzazzerie.com #Pizzazzerie

I love unique party themes like this "By The Boardwalk" Jersey Style party designed + styled for her daughter's 5th birthday by the talented Party Box Design! It's full of colorful details, the cutest paper goodies, and boardwalk-style treats! Who wouldn't love a party with salt water taffy, boardwalk dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, + more! It's easy to see why the adults had a blast at this shindig … { Continue Reading }

DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!

DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!
DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!
DIY Birthday Countdown Calendar!

BIRTHDAY COUNTDOWN CALENDAR BY Sara of Confetti Sunshine, contributor for Pizzazzerie.com I love birthday traditions. It's always adds a special little excitement no matter what else is planned. And, a Birthday Countdown Calendar is a perfect tradition to start this year! My daughter is always counting down to her next birthday. And, while we can't start the countdown too far in advance, it … { Continue Reading }

“Oh Henry” Candy Bar Birthday Cupcakes!


So if you follow me on instagram or vine, you know I love my 2 year old English Springer Spaniel - HENRY! I work from home - by myself - so this little guy is my right hand man. Seriously obsessed. However, he can be a little naughty too (he has an affinity or socks and specifically scattering them across the house). This causes quite a lot of "OH HENRY!". Well, fitting that it's also one of the … { Continue Reading }

A Dapper 30th Birthday Party Bash!

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30th Birthday - BOWTIE Themed! #bowtie #birthday #party

I am just smitten over this dapper 30th birthday bash by Kaella Lynn Events with photography by Kelly Freedman. It's not often we see guy's parties and especially not to this level of fabulous detail. It's no secret I love bow ties (part of my wedding theme), so I was already loving this party when I saw the invitations (above) with their gorgeous calligraphy and bow tie details (handcrafted by … { Continue Reading }

Awesome “Wonder Woman” Birthday Party!

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Wonder Woman Birthday Party!
Wonder Woman Birthday Party!

Today's post is one super WONDER WOMAN BIRTHDAY PARTY for an adorable little girl! We're loving the details! Retro style Wonder Woman invitations by Loralee Lewis set the tone for the party. Punches of bright red, orange, yellow, and blue covered the tables and sweet treats! Check out the decorative table signs and cupcake decorations - so cute! I also love how Ruby's Mom used simple yellow gift … { Continue Reading }

{Valentine’s Day} Love is in the Air!

Red & White Striped Valentine's Day Birthday Party!
Gorgeous Pink Cake!
Heart Tomato Skewers for Valentine's Day!

If you know me then you know I'm a total sucker for black and white stripes. So when this Valentine's Party hit my inbox and I saw that black and white striped cake - I was smitten! Sofia of Bistrot Chic (in Portugal!!) styled up the party for her husband's birthday which falls near Valentine's Day. She added in pops of pink but I love the overall "black and red" theme with stripes. The "Love is … { Continue Reading }

Clifford the Big Red Dog Birthday Party!

Clifford the Big Red Dog 3rd Birthday Party
Clifford The Big Red Dog Craft Table at Party

Clifford was one of my favorite characters growing up, and I'm so glad to see that kids still love the big red dog today! Kathy of Tickled Peach Studio hosted a CLIFFORD the BIG RED DOG Inspired Birthday Party for her daughter's 3rd birthday - CUTE! The details are amazing from the "puppy chow" to the big red 3 pinata! Kathy DIY'd many of the items you'll see in the pictures. I know this party … { Continue Reading }

Colorful Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party!

Sweet Shoppe Details!
Pixy Stix Fairy Wands!
Sweet Shoppe Cupcakes with Chevron Liners

Sweet Shoppe parties are one of my favorite themes. It's easy to see why - they're so SWEET! BluGrass Designs sent over this darling party she styled up, and I just love the bright colors and details. See the cute banner above? I love the frame shapes (a nice + different twist from traditional bunting). I also ADORE the gumball machine cookies (see below). I wish I had the talent of cookie artists … { Continue Reading }