Nautical Backyard Summer Dinner Party

Happy Friday! I’m excited to share my nautical backyard summer dinner party with Target Home as part of a sponsored campaign with Socialstars #TargetCrowd. Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

Though I might not live on the coast (I’m still struggling with the fact that Tennessee is landlocked after growing up in the Carolinas), I decided it was due time to bring the coast to Nashville. Thus, my dream of the perfect nautical backyard dinner party was a reality! I love a good dinner party in warm summer weather! Add in string lights and super fabulous tabletop decor to match? The hostess in me is one happy gal. Thankfully, partnering with Target for this backyard dinner party was a total dream. Absolutely everything I needed (including lawn games!!) was purchased in one easy Target run. Easy is my absolute favorite game when little Blakely is in tow! In and out and done. Yep, everything on the table is from Target, hello easy summer entertaining!

Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

The Target Home section is my favorite place to start when setting out to throw the ultimate backyard party. I instantly saw the fabulous citron yellow and navy anchor pillow and was hooked. Then I saw the larger marquee anchor and though it is meant to hang on a wall, it made the perfect glowing centerpiece (battery operated!). I encourage you to think outside the box for party decor! The home section is a great place to start. I also spotted a two-tier galvanized plant stand and instantly knew it would be perfect for holding drinks and fresh fruits. It’s my new favorite entertaining piece (perfect for picnics too!).

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Next, I found fabulous navy and white melamine plates. I love that they’re shatter-proof, perfect for outdoors! You know me and stripes so I fell in love with the yellow stripe place mats! I used jute string ($1!) to tie around white cutlery paired with a kraft name label for a simple place setting. I also spotted the cutest dotted koozies in the dollar section and grabbed up 6 for holding beverages. These made the cutest take-home favor for guests. Plus, they matched the navy dotted pillow too!

Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

As the sun went down, string lights over the table created the perfect ambiance. I might just leave these up all summer long! We enjoyed pineapple mojitos (recipe coming soon!) served up on this fabulous navy tray. I absolutely love the party section at Target. I picked up fun anchor napkins, navy plastic cups, and cute straws. All super affordable and matched the theme perfectly. We also enjoyed lawn games too! I grabbed badminton sets and a few other games and placed them all down in a fun beverage tub turned game holder! It was a great way to corral all the games.

Throw a summer dinner party! Nautical party style, EVERYTHING you need from Target! So now that school is almost out and the weather is nicer, I encourage you to invite some friends over and throw a backyard summer dinner party! Send me pics (I’d love to see!) and I hope I provided you with a little inspiration. Oh and stay tuned for that pineapple mojito recipe, it’s delicious! Cheers!

“Peach & Mint” Spring Brunch Party

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I’m sharing my spring brunch with Target Home as part of a campaign for Socialstars #TargetCrowd!  If you've been a long-time Pizzazzerie reader, then you know I'm a huge COLOR lover. A gorgeous color palette is always my favorite inspiration for a tablescape design. So when I was deciding on a "look" for a spring brunch party, I instantly fell in love with the soft peach and mint pretties at … { read more }

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Gorgeous Rustic Chic Easter Brunch Tablescape | Pizzazzerie.com
Gorgeous Rustic Chic Easter Brunch Tablescape | Pizzazzerie.com
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Orange and Green Easter Party with Tips for Setting the Table! Pizzazzerie.com
Orange and Green Easter Party with Tips for Setting the Table! Pizzazzerie.com
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Easter is a little over a week away! I have been sharing lots of Easter inspiration in the traditional pastel color schemes, so I'm super excited to share a little twist to that palette today! Bright carrot orange and grass green are a beautiful combination for Easter. They really create a festive and lively table setting! Carrots take center stage and even appear in chocolate form! Take a look at … { read more }

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Gorgeous bright pink and yellow spring luncheon party tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com
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Gorgeous bright pink and yellow spring luncheon party tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com

Now that we can officially call it SPRING, I wanted to share an old favorite of mine. It's no surprise I love color so why not welcome in spring with bright pink and yellow hues? This luncheon tablescape is full of inspiration for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and lots of different celebrations. Read through my tips and details below to recreate the look. So usher in spring with … { read more }

Japanese Cherry Blossom Party Tablescape

Japanese Cherry Blossom Tablescape Inspiration
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tablescape Inspiration
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tablescape Inspiration

With the arrival of warmer weather, the flowers are starting to bloom and parties are on the horizon! One of my favorite blooms also happens to be one of the top selling fragrances at Bath & Body Works, Japanese Cherry Blossom! It’s a dreamy combination of Asian pear, Fuji apple, Ume plum, sandalwood, and other exotic essences. In honor of National Fragrance Day on Saturday, March 21st, I’m … { read more }

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Kids' Easter Tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com for HGTV
Kids' Easter Tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com for HGTV
Kids' Easter Tablescape, Pizzazzerie.com for HGTV

Guess what?! I'm so excited and thrilled to share today's post with you because...I get to announce that I created Easter content for HGTV this year! It was such a joy to style content for them again, and I had such a blast pulling together my favorite Easter colors and patterns. You'll find inspiration for Easter Dinner for the adults and a charming Easter Kids' table too! You might even see a … { read more }

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Gold and White New Year's Eve Party | Pizzazzerie.com

As you can tell (from these champagne cupcakes and this NYE party... oh and this one too) that I'm a weee bit obsessed with all things New Year's Eve over here. I mean really, it's the celebration of one year and the anticipation of all there is to look forward to in the next year - what's not to love? Plus, it's the perfect excuse to grab some friends and throw a dinner party! This gold New … { read more }

Black & White New Year’s Eve Party!

Black + White New Years Eve Party by Pizzazzerie.com
Black + White New Years Eve Party by Pizzazzerie.com
Black + White New Years Eve Party by Pizzazzerie.com

Hosting a NYE party? I'm so excited to share our black and white polka dot New Year's Eve party for lots of tablescape inspiration, with pops of style and tons of pizzazz! I'm just head over heels in love with this black and white New Year's Eve party! It's one of my personal new favorites with Kate Spade touches and bold black and white design. Rather than spend hours watching the ball … { read more }

Cute Red & Green Holiday Baking Party!

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Cute whisk at each place setting for a holiday baking party!
How to host a holiday baking party! Inspiration! Pizzazzerie.com

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pizzazzerie. With Christmas just a few days away (OMG!), I hope your house is filled with the aromas of holiday baking, children's laughter, and lots of holiday movie marathons! It's not the holidays without lots of yummy treats so why not turn the beloved tradition of holiday baking into … { read more }