5 Backyard Entertaining Ideas We Love!

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Host a Backyard Bash! PEACH THEMED!
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Tis the season, y'all! The season of backyard entertaining! No matter what size backyard you have (mine is not huge) or even if you don't HAVE a backyard (hello balcony), you can absolutely find a couple ways to add some pizzazz for the summer entertaining season. Here are 5 backyard entertaining ideas we're loving... 1. Lighting plays such a major role for backyard entertaining. When the … { read more }

Party Planning for Outdoor Summer Parties!

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Guess what, y'all!? I'm finally back to work after having #BabyPizzazzerie. Let me say that while I totally loved these 6 weeks, my creative self has been itching to get back to party planning. Pier 1 asked me to collaborate on an Outdoor Summer Party so of course - I jumped up and down and said YES! I'm thrilled to share my initial thoughts for the outdoor party with you - AND the awesome … { read more }

How to Make Easy + Colorful Melon Skewers!

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Melon skewers: Simple and Cute!

I'm declaring this the summer of skewers, y'all! Whether you toss them in a drink (a la drink stirrer) or simply serve them up as bite-size treats, skewers are just oh so fun. You can even embellish them like I did with ribbon here. Any excuse to visit the ribbon aisle in the craft store is a GO for me. Right? Right. So be on the lookout for lots of sweet and savory skewer ideas from yours truly … { read more }

Recipes for Late Summer Harvest!

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Recipes for Summer Harvest

It's the end of summer! I know, why do I sound a little bit excited? Well, it's hotter than the devil down here in the south and frankly, I can't wait for everything I eat to be pumpkin flavored. I will be sad, however, that it's the end of the summer harvest! My husband and I grew quite a bit this summer (hot cherry peppers, green bell peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, basil, the list goes on...), … { read more }

Host a Labor Day Grilling Party!

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Host a Labor Day Grilling Party!

I'm excited to share my latest project for the Flavors of Summer campaign! It's been so fun to work with Vidalia Onion and all the other sponsors. Since Labor Day is just a few days away, this post will be perfect if you're throwing a party! Set up a delicious "grill bar" with tasty treats and end the night with refreshing watermelon and cherries! Hop here to see more of the pics & my … { read more }

Host a Blue Bunny Ice Cream Social Party!

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Host an Ice Cream Social Party!
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If there is one thing I love - it's ICE CREAM! It's the perfect party treat, comes in delicious flavors, and always helps beat that summer heat. I'm oh so thrilled to have partnered with Blue Bunny Ice Cream this summer to share some fun and easy ways to entertain with this all-American treat. You might have even seen some pics of my trip to their HQ earlier this summer on Instagram! I have loved … { read more }

{Party Feature} Celebrate Summer Birthday Party!

Celebrate Summer with a POOL BASH!
Celebrate Summer Party Photos + Inspiration!
Celebrate Summer Party Photos + Inspiration!

It's hard to believe we are wrapping up yet another fabulous summer of party and treat ideas, but instead of being sad about the last fun-filled days of fun in the sun, let's CELEBRATE all the amazing things we love about summer! This party is right down our alley with it's "footloose and fancy free" attitude! Sent in by As Sweet As It Gets,this birthday party celebrated a summer of FUN with cute … { read more }

A Sunset, Seaside Party Tablescape!

A Sunset, Seaside Party Tablescape!
Set a seaside tablescape with this inspiration!
Set a seaside tablescape with this inspiration!

Hey Y'all! My summer has been busy to say the least! In addition to several weddings, I've been very focused on a few client projects and I'm excited to finally share one of my favorites with you - my colorful, seaside tablescape for Seagram's Escapes (find them on Pinterest here)! When I saw the colors of the Escapes line, I was totally smitten. Not only are they delicious, but the colors are … { read more }

{Party Feature} Colorful Summer Popsicle Party!

Summer Popsicle Party Photos + Inspiration!
Summer Popsicle Party Photos + Inspiration!
Summer Popsicle Party Photos + Inspiration!

Y'all are in for the biggest treat! We all know it's SO HOT outside so beat the heat with a POPSICLE PARTY! This party feature was styled and designed by my friend Mariah of Giggles Galore. She's oh so talented, and I love her adorable parties. Mariah hosted this party for the last day of school and guests even received cute Popsicle themed invitations. She kept it fun and fabulous with a small … { 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 }