October 5, 2016

Halloween Outdoor Dinner Party Desserts

Halloween Desserts

Once October hits everyone's calendars start filling up fast with pumpkin patch dates, cider parties and Halloween parties.  So get on your friends calendar's early and have them over for Halloween dessert outside.  By hosting it early in October not only will you have a good turn out but it's still warm enough outside to eat outside as long as you dress in layers.  This dessert party was inspired by Oriental Trading's party staples. 

Keep the decor to a minimum and let the outdoors be the main decor.
Halloween Desserts served outside

Plain popcorn boxes  get spookified with some glittery ribbon and spider stickers.
Halloween candy corn popcorn in popcorn boxes creeped up with spider stickers

Crow candy cameo's and spider webb cupcake cups dress up store bought cupcakes.
Halloween cupcakes

Serve up holiday inspired popcorn like candy corn flavored or pumpkin spice.  Jelly Belly jelly beans  double as decor and snack and add a touch of colour to the tray the popcorn boxes sit on.
DIY popcorn boxes: Just add ribbon and stickers

Add details like stickers and ribbon to boring popcorn boxes

Elevate your cupcakes by using cupcake pedestals .  They add a nice touch of colour to your table.
Halloween Cupcakes take center stage

Spooky Halloween cupcakes

I love using Jelly Belly jelly beans  in my dessert decor.  Not only do they add some colour and texture to the trays and compliment the desserts that sit on top of them. But my friends love to grab a handful as they take a popcorn box or cupcake.  No one can resist the lure of the Jelly Belly jelly bean.
Dress up store bought cupcakes with Wilton candy cameos

Now shop this party and host your own outdoor Halloween dessert party. And be sure to share your pics with me. 

Styling, concept, design and photography:  Fizzy Party 
Paper fans, popcorn boxes, cupcake pedestals:  Oriental Trading 
Coffins, ribbon and stickers: Michaels
Table Linen: Joann Fabric and Craft
Crow candy cameos: Wilton
White trays: Home Goods
Light Box: Heidi Swapp
Spider cupcake cups: I've had them awhile, I can't remember where I got them. oops
Popcorn: World Market
Jelly Beans: Jelly Belly 

October 3, 2016

Outdoor Halloween Dinning

Outdoor Halloween Dinner Party

Fall is my FAV time of year. Always has been.  The colours of the season go so great with my hair, natural red-head here, it's boots weather, pumpkin everything takes over and the holiday season really begins.  Kicking it off with Halloween, one of my favorite holiday's to throw parties for.   This year before the weather gets too crisp outside invite friends over for an outdoor Halloween dinner party.  Tell them to dress warm in layers cause dinner is served outside.   This party was inspired by Oriental Trading's 'Spooky Soiree' collection.
Set your Halloween dinner party table outside

Paper plates get an upgrade when you place them on top of a charger.   To save money on table linens go to a fabric store and buy enough fabric to cover your table.  Don't have a sewing machine? No problem. I never sew the edges and have had no problems.
Use chargers to dress up paper plates

See how much better that paper plate looks with the charger.  You can pick up chargers on sale at craft stores.  I like the gold because it's super versatile and goes with so many holidays which means you'll end up using it a lot and get your money's worth.
Halloween dinner party by Fizzy Party using Oriental Trading products

Adding little tulle poms to your cocktail glasses adds a touch of fun and texture.
Dress your outdoor table for a Halloween dinner party

I used this Halloween picture from Oriental Trading  as a tray to hold the potions and as the centerpiece for the table.
Halloween potions for a table center piece

Halloween center piece using beakers full of potions

Tulle poms by Fizzy Party add a touch of fun and texture to cocktail glasses

Show me your outdoor Halloween dinner party here. And be sure to come back to see the desserts section of this party.
Halloween party inspiration by Fizzy Party

Shop this party!
Styling, concept, design and photography:  Fizzy Party 
Plates, Napkins, Paper fans, Halloween tray:  Oriental Trading 
Table Linen:  Joann Fabric and Craft 
Tulle Poms: Fizzy Party on Etsy 
Crow cameos:  Wilton 
Beakers: Target  dollar section
Gold chargers, coffins: Michaels 
Etched martini glasses: Sk Designs 

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.