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 }

Green Outdoor Dinner Party + Stuffed Artichoke Recipe

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Green Outdoor Dinner Party No real surprise I love GREEN! I also happen to have a huge design crush on the quatrefoil shape seen above so when I discovered this fun fabric months ago - I snagged it up for a party design! Hosting dinner parties is one of my favorite ways to celebrate so I designed a green outdoor dinner party with this fabric and touches of Easter/Spring decor. Hope you love it … { read more }

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Party & DIY Sugar Heart Boxes

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St. Valentine's Day Dinner Party Did you know that the oldest paper valentine believed to exist is in the British Museum?  It was written in 1415. St. Valentine's Day is a perfect time to have a dinner party where you might even ask your guests to come dressed as a famous lover!  Make heart-shaped sugar containers and fill with chocolate candy as favors.  These charming containers are … { read more }

Valentine’s Dinner Party

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Valentine's Dinner Party Photography by Kate Whitmore Pizzazzerie launched on March 16th of last year (our 1 year birthday is coming up!). I hosted a Valentine's Dinner Party last February so I'm just now sharing it. I look back now and would have made lots of changes but I still think there are lots of cute ideas you might find for hosting your own Valentine's Dinner Party! One of my … { read more }