September 26, 2016

Sapphire Event

Shane Company Sapphire Soiree

DATE NIGHT!!  Shane Company Jeweler recently held an event at their Portland location. Yay!  This was only the second location in the U.S. that the company held this event.  The first one was in Phoenix. 

With both of us working a lot we don't do many date nights.  In fact, we were over due.  So when we got the invitation in the mail for Shane Co's Sapphire Soiree we RSVP'd YES right away.  It was a great date night.   As soon as we walked in the door we were handed a glass of champagne.  The lights were turned down and the room had a pretty sapphire glow to it. We enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pieces and snacking on appetizers by Vibrant Table. 

Shane Co Sapphire Event

Appetizers by Vibrant Table.   As you can see I went straight for the dessert ;)  There was fruit, cheese and some meats but I only had eyes for the sweets.  Delicious chocolate bites and lemon tarts.
Shane Co Sapphire Event with Apps by Vibrant Table

Shane Co Sapphire Event choc apps by Vibrant Table

Oh my goodness these lemon tarts topped with a blackberry were so good. It was hard not to eat more then one.  I wanted to stuff my purse with them ;) HA HA!!
Shane Co Sapphire Event Dessert

Fun ice bar.  This was so perfect for the event because gems are often referred to as ice.  The lights bounced off the ice bar and made it sparkle like lights reflecting off of a diamond.
Shane Co Sapphire Event Ice Bar

Shaken not stirred.
Shane Co Sapphire Event Cocktails

The Shane Co Sapphire Event was a great mid-week date night.  We need to do this more often.
The event also gave me party inspiration.  Of course it did.

I'm hoping Shane Co does more of these soirees.

September 24, 2016

Event Entertainment at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

Welcome to Fizzy Party Trop Fest at Opal 28.  Come on up, there's lots of entertainment and fun  outside before the crafting begins.  
Welcome to Fizzy Party Trop Fest

Opal 28 has a great outdoor patio space for weddings, parties and events.   The lower patio was the perfect space for a game of flamingo ring toss.  I didn't want to spend money on pots to put the flamingo's in so I spray painted some plastic flower pots I already had on hand, filled the bottom with rocks I had in my yard to weigh them down and then put dirt on top the rocks.
Flamingo Ring Toss at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

My friend is saying. "This ring toss is not very easy."   That didn't stop people from having fun though.
Having fun with flamingo ring toss at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

This flamingo from Shindigz  was a HIT at Fizzy Party Trop Fest.  All the attendees had a lot of fun posing with this guy.  The photo prop behind the flamingo was one of my FAV things at Fizzy Party Trop Fest.   When I told Marquee Design PDX  my idea of an interactive photo op she loved it and ran with it.
Flamingo pool float at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

 Don't you LOVE this idea?!  It's a giant colouring wall.  Marquee Design PDX  has this great tri-fold chalk board backdrop that she had vinyl tropical cutouts made for the attendees to colour in.   I like the antennae added to the flamingo.
Outdoor fun at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

B. Lovely Events having fun at the colouring wall.
Coloring wall at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

The attendees really got into the colouring wall.  This would be such a fun idea at a wedding.
Coloring wall from Marquee Design PDX at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

A bunch of creatives, A Crafted Passion , This Messy Season who was in town visiting for the summer, Me :) Fizzy Party and B. Lovely Events.  
PDX bloggers having fun at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

If you missed the dessert bar pop over and fill up on eye candy.

Have fun shopping and creating your own tropical event.

Styling, concept and Design: Fizzy Party 
Photos: A Well Crafted Party 
Venue: Opal 28 
Graphics: Small Moments 
Flamingo Balloon:  Celebration Lane 
Fabric garland: Pretti Mini 
Flamingo pool float: Shindigz 
Tri-fold chalkboard wall: Marquee Design PDX 
Pineapple sunglasses: Oriental Trading 

September 22, 2016

Dessert Bar- Fizzy Party Trop Fest

Welcome back. Did you miss the crafting part of the evening?  If so, pop over here.
End of July I took a leap and hosted my first craft night out at Opal 28.  The attendees and I painted trinket dishes using paints by Plaid Craft.

All that crafting at Fizzy Party Trop Fest can make one hungry so lets get on over to the dessert bar and load up our plates.

Fizzy Party Trop Fest dessert bar collage

First stop, the bar for a drink. We're going to need something to wash down all those tasty treats.  Being a tropical themed party your drink would just be boring if you didn't dress it up.  Dressing up a drink doesn't have to be expensive.  Flamingo straws and palm tree stirrers from Oriental Trading are inexpensive and add a lot of fun to drinks.
Fizzy Party Trop Fest drink bar

Fizzy Party Trop Fest dress up your drink
Flamingo down! Cut him off. 
This is one of my favorite dessert bars!  Why do I have to make something look so good because now the pressures on to top it.  ha ha!  All that colour just POPs and draws you in.  One of my favorite features of the dessert bar is the gold fringy curtain from Shindigz. Inexpensive but lots of eye appeal.  The SWEETS paper mache letters from Darice started out as plain brown boring letters.  In one short afternoon I took them from boring to tropical.
Fizzy Party Trop Fest colourful Desert Bar

Let's dish up.  Thank goodness for Instagram because when I saw  Pink Poppy Party Shoppe  post these napkins I knew they were perfect for the event.  Love when that happens.  And I had so many attendees ask me about these great plates from Create Ur Plate.  Small Moments  created the graphics for me.  The great thing about these plates is that you can peel off the graphic underneath and save it for the next party.
Set the table. Fizzy Party Trop Fest

Cupcakes on display at Fizzy Party Trop Fest

So, I might have gone a little overboard on the dessert bar ;)  I have quite the sweet tooth after all.  Lux Sucre  who I met a few years ago at a wedding show  made all the delicious baked goods.  

As much as I love baked goods I'm all over the sugary treats.  Jelly Belly jelly beans have got to be at the top of my candy weakness list.  I can't tell you how many scoops of jelly beans I ate that night.
I should have saved one of the pineapple candy kabobs from Sweets Indeed  because they went fast! Marquee Design PDX was all excited about them.  I think she's my candy sister soul mate.

If you're into gourmet popcorn you would have ignored the dessert table and headed straight to the big bowl of  Poplandia Popcorn  . Coconut on one side and NW raspberry on the other.  The honeycomb balls from Shindigz complimented the popcorn perfectly.

None of the attendees could resist these stinkin cute pineapple shaped strawberry filled macarons that Delectable Baked Goods  created for the event.  I pushed her macaron skills by asking her to create pineapple shaped macarons.  I'd say she gets an A+

Strawberry meringue's dipped in chocolate and dressed in pink sprinkles.

Rock candy is so fun, comes in so many great colours and just says, PARTY!!!

I don't know about you but I'm stuffed.

Ready to create your own tropical event? Let's go shopping.
Shop this event:

Styling, concept and design:  Fizzy Party  
Venue: Opal 28 
Graphics: Small Moments 
Palm leaves, coconut cups, flamingo straws, palm tree stirrers: Oriental Trading 
Napkins: Pink Poppy Party Shoppe 
Mini flamingos: Amazon 
Paper mache letters: Darice 
Plates: Create Ur Plate 
Pineapple tulle poms: Pretti Mini 
Licorice and gummy candies: Oh! Nuts 
Macarons: Delectable Baked Goods 
Popcorn: Poplandia 
Cupcakes, lemon bars, meringues, and coconut shooters: Lux Sucre Desserts 
Jelly Beans: Jelly Belly 
Gold curtain, honeycomb balls and pineapples, rock candy: Shindigz