June 11, 2016

Explore Summer with Evite

Disclosure-I'm part of the Evite Influencer Program and have been compensated for this post.  All opinions and photo's, except the invitation photo are my own. 

When Evite  asked me what I have planned this summer I knew just what I wanted to share.  My husband and I always take the week of 4th of July off and enjoy exploring around our city of Portland.  While a lot of people go out of town to enjoy fireworks on the 4th we stay home and watch the neighbors show down the street.  It's pretty impressive and goes almost all night.  

Evite has a lot of great summer invitations.  

This 4th of July invitation will tell your friends they're in for a fun evening celebrating the holiday.  

Set out the lawn chairs and make them all cozy with pillows.  You don't have to spend a lot of money on pillows.  I picked this one up at Target's Dollar Spot.  We love spending summers in our backyard.

Fire up the grill on the 4th of July and make it less stressful.  When your friends ask what can they bring, take them up on the offer.  Have your friends bring salads, drinks, chips, dips etc.

Want a cookie?  I love Loft House cookies.  They are so soft and it's hard to eat just one.  I could bake cookies myself and there's even a Loft House cookie recipe but summer is suppose to be about lazy party fun.  Plus who wants to bake on a hot summer day. So pick up those cookies at the store, enjoy more time with friends and keep that oven off.

Dress up the dessert table with holiday linens.  My secret when it comes to linens?  Fabric.  I love fabric but can't sew so when I see a fabric I love I buy enough to fit my table.

Get more summer party ideas here.  #BeThere #Evite

Shop this party:
Invitation:  Evite 
Flag Pillow: Target Dollar Spot 
Stars & Stripes Straws: Sugar Diva 
White Paper Star on Straws: Fancy and Fold 
USA Necklaces: Fred Meyer
Cookies: Fred Meyer
Table Linen: Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts 
Nutcracker- Cost Plus 
Candy- Rolo's, Stars and round chocolates by Sweetworks 

I am part of the Evite Influencer Program and have been compensated for this post.

June 9, 2016

Graduation Party

I'm excited to bring you a graduation party from Michele who's friends with Fizzy Party on Facebook.  Michele messaged me about something she saw on my page and we got talking parties, of course ;) She sent me a picture of the graduation party she threw for her daughter and I loved it. She did a great job!  So she sent more pictures and I said, that needs to go on my blog!! So here it is. 

Michele's daughter graduated 4th in class, woo hoo!! and is off to study chemistry so she can go into the medical research field. Now that's something to celebrate about.  I love the POP of pink from that table linen.  Michele bought her's but you can also rent beautiful table linens.  Michele can get a lot of use out of this pretty pink table linen.  It's great for Valentine's parties,  Easter, anniversary parties, Mother's Day, girlfriend luncheons, and pink parties

See those cookies and chocolate covered Oreos on the black and white table. Keep reading to see why they're so special . 

Setting up a buffet is great for family parties.  As the hostess it leaves you more time to enjoy the party.  I love the touch of the diploma scroll on the banner and how Michele incorporated the colours and patterns of the tables into the banner.  By doing this she tied the main food and dessert table together. 

Sometimes paying the extra expense for a tent is a good idea.  If you live some where hot a tent helps keep your guests cool and from becoming sunburned.  Table and chair rentals are fairly inexpensive and worth it for a large party.

Pretty way to display fruit. I like the touch of the pineapple top.

I'll take one of those cupcakes please :D   I'm just loving the POP of pink against the black and white,

Remember those cookies from the beginning of the post?  Here's a close up.  The reason these cookies are special is because Michele made them! She said she spent weeks creating these fancy sugar cookies and even made chocolate covered Oreos.  Way to go Michele!! Party props to you.

I love that pink gnome on the card/gift table.

Great job Michele!! Thank you for letting me share your party.  You make me want to throw a pink, black and white party.

Do you have a party you want to share?  Tell me about it.

June 5, 2016

Lux Sucre Desserts Grand Opening

Lux Sucre Desserts  just opened her very own shop! It's located in the Charbonneau Golf Club shops just off I-5 toward Wilsonville, Oregon.  Totally worth the drive. The drive to the shop is so relaxing on a slow tree lined lane.   I went to her grand opening and her shop was packed!!  So proud of her. A group of ladies were sitting outside her shop enjoying their cupcakes and cookies and I heard one say, "This place is dangerous".  Oh yeah, they'll be back. ;) 

A fun little consultation area to discuss your wedding and party treat needs. I love the collage of Lux Sucre Desserts work.  It not only gives you an idea of the different styles of cake she does but it inspires you too.

While you're in Lux Sucre Desserts picking up some cupcakes for a party or house warming you were invited to, grab a hostess gift of these fun mugs.

Not in the mood for cookies or cupcakes?  How about some crispy treats? Dipped in chocolate and covered in fun sprinkles.  Kids can't resist these.

YUM!!! The first time I tried Lux Sucre Cupcakes was a few years ago at A Classic Affair Bridal Show.   So good. I only sampled one and was super tempted to sneak a few more ;)  Her frosting melts in your mouth and the cupcake is so light and delicious.

Getting married, big milestone birthday coming up, retirement party and need a cake? Lux Sucre Desserts has you covered.  How beautiful are these cakes.  I love the sedums on the cake. It makes me want to throw a sedum party so I can get a mini cake with these sedums sitting on top.

Such a pretty watercolour cake.  Love the edible flower work too. This would be a show stopper at your wedding.

I saved my fav cake for last.  So many great details. That rope work, the heart beautifully painted and the big flower. I love the touch of the arrow through the cake too.

If you're in the Portland metro area go to Lux Sucre Desserts.  Get out of downtown Portland and venture out of the East side and explore a great bakery.  The drive to the shop is so relaxing.  A nice slow drive through a tree lined street.