girls dinner // pizza party

March 28, 2012

i'm really excited to introduce a new series on BIA today. we're talking dinner!


now, i realize that i have not once implied here on BIA that i can do anything in the kitchen (besides maybe make salsa). that's because i'm not especially skilled in that department. but that's always been the beauty of our girls dinners! they're low-key, festive but not excessively prepped, and just straight fun. of course, it doesn't hurt that they're held by a multitude of talented designers including the ladies from ampersand design studio, the ever-crafty laura at a girl who makes, and yours truly.

for the first of this new series, we're having a pizza party! here's a glimpse of how it all went down:

lettered placesettings.
you can get clever with this or keep it simple. opting for a unique or decorative paper stock goes a long way!



results:


delicious apps (essential!)


assortment of equally delicious salad and pies:



time to play!





and, even though we were totally full of great food and good wine, there's always room for gelato!

photography by eric linebarger

here's how to get the same look yourself:



check out ampersand design studio for a detailed polka dot napkin DIY and a custom coordinating invite!
you can also find a great DIY leftover bag over at a girl who makes.

30 comments:

H.G. The Countess said...

Seriously the cutest, I can't wait to copy every part of it!

ModFruGal said...

I can't tell you how much I love this, well, I'm trying! Elegant and unpretentious...you ladies struck the perfect balance, and it looks delicious!

(Eileen) a creative day said...

How fun! Love how laid back and relaxed, perfect for hanging out with the girls!

xoxo
eileen

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

This is actually my exact idea of a perfect girls' night!

Silk and Whiskey said...

Oh, I love this! I wanna call my girls to invite them right away.
xo

The Now said...

This is so cute!!!!!! I just love girls dinners!!!! xo Elizabeth

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Missy Ann Rinfret said...

oh my gosh i love this!!! your blog is fantastic- i'm definitely a new follower!

Sadie + Stella said...

Loving this!! So brilliant!

jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

This is such an amazing idea! Oh how I wish I lived close by so that I could join you ladies.

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

Thanks, all! The company is definitely the best of all.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Ok, where do I begin here, seriously IN MAJOR LOVE with this post, as I was scrolling down I was loving it even more! The table setting, the photos, the idea, the food! No Tobe, nailed it!
btw, I'm having pizza today! Dough is rising ;)

Jaclyn said...

This looks amazing. The table is so fun and pretty, I'm definitely taking notes and inspiration for my next dinner party! I love what you all created here.

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Jackie said...

Love this! It all looks amazing-what a talented group of ladies!

{Emily} Simply Southern said...

So beautiful, and what a fun why to automatically have a little game and entertainment at the table!

InteriorGroupie said...

Looks beautiful (and so delicious!)

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Oh my word! Those pizzas look so good it's wrong!!!! ( =

A Perfect Gray said...

fantastic. everything. thanks for giving me some inspiration for a little something I have planned later in the spring, tobe! donna

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

What a great idea to use packing paper. Love the idea. The pizzas look amazing.

Jennifer said...

so cute!! Love this :0)

Anna @ IHOD said...

I am completely amazed. Looks like such a blast with a pretty fun group of gals! ;)
REally loving the crayon signatures, and the food looks divine.
Thanks for sharing with us!
Anna

Cari Cantrell said...

What a fantastic idea! and I love all the photos!

marcy | a d's nest said...

Tobe! These photos are awesome! :) Glad you had a fun girls night :)

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

I love this whole concept - I think I need to start up something like this :) Lovely photos, too!!!

Apt. #34 said...

um, hi, mind if i invite myself over sometime!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

cuteness! Why am I so behind?

Ali said...

This looks like so much fun!!

Victoria I Haute said...

This dinner looks so delicious and the decor is very eye-catching! It inspires me to have a dinner with my girlfriends!

VeacinCove said...

Very delicious pizza. I am so hungry, i want to eat it now. I like it. BecaconCove

Kelly - Talk of the House said...

Finding this very late through Pinterest, but LOVE it all. What a great creative group you have, and I love the simple (and do-able) styling of the party.
Wonderful!
Kelly

Floral Danielle said...

What a lovely idea! :)
I'm definitely going to be doing this with my friends!

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