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 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 … { read more }

A Nautical Cape Cod Tablescape!

This post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. With summer in full force, I'm enjoying lots of outside dinners and parties on the patio. I love grilling out and hosting casual, relaxed dinners but every now and then, I love to spice it up with a theme. When I saw the Nautical Outdoor Entertaining at World Market, I was sold. I knew I had to host a "Nautical Cape Cod" … { read more }

Host a Summer Garden Dinner Party!

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Summer is in full-force and that also means lots of backyard dinner parties! I’m so thrilled to have partnered with BACARDI® Mixers to celebrate summer entertaining. It gets even better! After diving into my personality + the “Pizzazzerie” brand, BACARDI® Mixers Mixologists created a cocktail just for me! The drink was created in honor of my love for sweet drinks and at-home entertaining. It’s … { read more }

A “Taste of Tuscany” Italian Dinner Party

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You might remember this darling book signing party for Emily Giffin we featured a few weeks? Well, Petite Social sent us this "Taste of Tuscany" styled party and we were smitten. You see that cute wire basket above? I have one almost exactly the same and now have inspiration to use it in a party! I also love the fresh colors, rustic touches, and all the pretty details....take a … { read more }

Summer Citrus Dinner Party

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Summer party season is in full-swing so if you're looking for some fun tips + inspiration, you've come to the right place! This party was sent in by Mariah Leeson who is one of my favorite party gals. She came to my book signing in Dallas, Texas and was my roommate at SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City this spring. She is fabulous, and this Citrus Dinner Party she recently helped her Mom design is … { read more }

{Giveaway} Hosting a Dinner Party with Chicken Caesar Cups!

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Between the book tour + wedding planning, I was glad to find a wee bit of time to schedule a dinner party with some of my besties. My task was to try a twist on the classic "crusted chicken" recipe as part of the Hellman's Chicken Change-Up! So I made mini Italian chicken strips in individual Caesar cups! They were a HIT and a cinch to make! I know how it is when hosting a dinner … { read more }

DIY Grilled Cheese Bar!

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We just loved this sweet submission from Katherine of The Side Stuff. She shared "Pizzazzerie has finally given me the courage to turn my side love into a side business – hence my blog, The Side Stuff." Well, Katherine, we couldn't be more tickled! Congrats! So, she recently hosted a little dinner party with a DIY Grilled Cheese Bar (o..m..g..right?). I tell you, anything made into a DIY bar at a … { read more }

Easy Dinner Party Recipe: Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

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If you know me, you know I love desserts. I spend countless hours designing up, baking, and decorating elaborate treats for dinner parties (I even have another blog devoted to those sweet somethings). So when it comes to the actual meal, I'm usually covered in flour, exhausted, and totally clueless as to what to serve guests before dessert. I have to remember not everyone views cupcakes at the top … { read more }

Planning the Big Day: Our Engagement Party

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Planning the Big Day: Our Engagement Party As much fun as planning a wedding can be, another fun event I was really looking forward to was our engagement party : ) We were sorta hoping someone would offer to throw one for us (I mean you can’t exactly plan your own!) and finally my delightful bridesmaid Tina decided to organize it for us-and I could not have been more excited! The best thing … { read more }