July 17, 2017

Smirk Photobooth Co's Birthday Party

Smirk Photobooth Co's Birthday at Opal 28

Last week I attended Smirk Photo Booth Co's first business birthday at Opal 28 in Portland, Oregon.  The first time I met Skylor was at an event at Opal 28.  Her photo booth was so fun and she has so much energy, like me. So of course when her business hit one and she threw a party, I had to attend. 

Portland photo booth company Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday at Opal 28. Check them out for your wedding

Beautiful chalk work by HeyHalle.  I haven't met her yet but you all know I'd like too.   I always like meeting fellow creatives, especially local ones.  I like to have go-to people I know for my parties and events.

Portland wedding photo booth company, Smirk Photo Booth Co turn one

Who can resist a cheese spread. I seriously need to host a wine and cheese party some day.

Cheese spread at Portland event space Opal 28

Delicious vegan meals were made by Hays Kitchen for Smirk Photobooth Co's birthday party.  Although I'm not a vegan and don't like veggies, I'm like a kid when it comes to veggies, seriously, the food did look really good.   As you can see, the guests enjoyed the food.

Appetizers at Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday at Opal 28 in Portland, Oregon

Vegetarian snacks at Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday at Opal 28 in Portland, Oregon

Now THIS is what I'm talking about. Dessert.  Britters Bakery made this yumminess.   I was bummed I missed them at the event. I always enjoy meeting bakers.  My parties always need treats 😊 The mini cupcakes were melt in your mouth yummy and those gummy bears! Oh my gosh. I had to make sure to stay far away after I had a few.  I could have eaten the whole bowl.

Dessert spread at Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday at Opal 28 in Portland, Oregon

Mini cupcakes from Britters Bakery in Portland, Oregon for Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday

Delicious gummy bears at Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday party at Opal 28, Portland, Oregon

Smirk Photo Booth Co has the funnest props! Look at all that glitter 😍😍 I really love all the variety too.  That Censored one is hilarious.  Hello happy unicorn.

Fun photo booth props at Smirk Photo Booth Co's birthday party

So much variety and you can't go wrong with a disco ball.

Smirk Photo Booth Co has fun props

Look at all the fun! Where were these fun photo booth companies when I got married 9 years ago.

Smirk Photo Booth Co fun. Portland, Oregon

Let me know in a comment below if you'd rent or have rented a photo booth company.

July 12, 2017

Deco Foil DIY

Let's Play with Deco Foil 

**Therm-O-Web sent me product to play with, woo hoo!!! **

While attending the SNAP conference I poked my head into the Therm-O-Web booth to see what crafting goodies they had.  My eye went straight to the shiny fun of Deco Foil.  As soon as I played with it I was envisioning all the fun party items I could create with it.  Like these wedding signs here.

So lets dive in and see how easy it is to use Deco Foil.  You'll need some Deco Foil transfer sheets, I chose the Amethyst Watercolor and you'll also need the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive.   And something you want to put the Deco Foil on.  A card, a sign, an arrow like I'm using in this tutorial.  By the way, I'll be totally honest here, I kinda suck at tutorials and I'm trying to get better. I usually don't take enough pictures but I think I took enough this time.  Ok, let's continue.

Deco Foil products used in DIY tutorial on fizzyparty.com

How pretty is this Deco Foil.  See why it caught my eye...

How to use Deco Foil. A diy on fizzyparty.com

First thing you do is take the cap off the liquid adhesive and start writing or drawing on your medium.   I chose arrow signs from Oriental Trading.  Thank you Oriental Trading for sending them to me to play with.  The adhesive is so easy to apply.  It's just like writing with a pen.  As you can see I fudged a little on the upper line there.  But it's still really easy to use.

Deco Foil diy- Step one on fizzyparty.com

I got a little too much adhesive on the bottom of the F there but I was trying to take a photo and write at the same time. I probably shouldn't do that. You can see how smooth the adhesive flows.

Deco Foil diy step-by-step on Fizzyparty.com

I got a little carried away with the Fizzy and almost didn't leave enough room for the Party.  I suggest practicing on scrap paper if you want to make sure the finished words or pictures are perfect. After you've written or drawn what you want you let it sit for 1 to 2 hours.

Deco Foil adhesive, step one of the process. See all the steps on Fizzyparty.com

After the 1 to 2 hours has passed, I usually wait 2 hours just to make sure the adhesive is nice and dry, you grab your foil sheet and place it over the adhesive letters or picture.  Than you just rub with your finger or nail.

Deco Foil diy. Apply Deco Foil. See all steps on fizzyparty.com

Look how easy that is.  You can see how the foil just transfers right onto the adhesive and not onto the paper anywhere else.  I'm not careful when I rub either, I don't make sure I'm just rubbing the foil onto the adhesive only.  If you happen to rub the foil where there's no adhesive it's no biggie because it only transfers where there is adhesive.

Deco Foil diy, how to apply it. See the whole tutorial on fizzyparty.com

I applied the Deco Foil over all the words and rubbed and than peeled it off.  The other great thing is, if you happen to miss a spot or the colour didn't transfer as well as you'd like, just lay the foil on top of the spot, rub and remove the foil. The spot missing colour will now have colour.

Deco Foil diy on the blog, fizzyparty.com

Ta-Da! The finished product. As you can see there are a few spots that I probably should have gone back over with the foil.
Deco Foil finished product. See the tutorial on fizzyparty.com

Deco Foil works great on wood too.  See how I used it on wood here

Who's wants to play with Deco Foil now?
If you have a project in mind leave me a comment and let me know. I'd love to see what other creative ideas people have.

Shop this craft:
Oriental Trading

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July 10, 2017

Fun with Deco Foil

Wedding Signs using Deco Foil 

 **Therm-O- Web  sent me product to play with, woo hoo!! **

While at SNAP conference  I came across the Therm-OWeb booth with this fun product,  Deco Foil.  I got to try it out in the booth and oh the possibilities that I could use this for in my parties.  I was even part of their blog !!! eeeeeee , BIG smiles. Ok, let's dive in and see one of the ways I used this fun product.

Deco Foil and adhesive. Get inspiration on how to use it at www.fizzyparty.com

I recently styled a wedding and had so much fun that I'm seriously thinking of styling more.  I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. Leave me a comment below if you want to see more styled wedding posts.  Ok, back to how I used the Deco Foil.  I made fun signs for the wedding. I took arrow signs from Oriental Trading , wrote wedding locations on them and drew cute little pictures. I'll be showing you how to use the Deco Foil in the next post. So be sure to come back by. It's super easy to use.

Say I DO among the tree's. Living in the Pacific North West there are so many great places to marry outdoors.  Aren't my little bride and groom cute :)

Your guests won't miss the wedding ceremony spot with this cute sign made using Deco Foil. More inspiration at fizzyparty.com

After the ceremony your guests are going to want to fill up on good food and get the party started.  Show them the way to the reception  with a sign.

Follow the sign to the wedding reception. Inspiration on fizzyparty.com

We had a mini candy bar at our wedding and I don't think we brought any candy home.  I love candy so it was a must.  I had a candy bar at the wedding I recently styled but it's not on the blog...yet.

Now this is a sign I like to see at weddings. Candy bar! See the full candy bar at fizzyparty.com

Candy bar or photo booth, which sign to follow at this wedding?  Find out at fizzyparty.com

Photo booths are fun at weddings and especially with so many people on Instagram you'll want to have one at your wedding.

Don't let your wedding guests get lost. Make signs using Deco Foil

For all these signs I drew the letters and pictures on the arrows with a pencil first.  Than I wrote on them using the Deco Foil liquid adhesive . Once that was dry I rubbed on the Deco Foil transfer sheet. I'll be showing you just how easy this is in the next post.

To recreate these signs for your wedding or party you'll need:
Arrow signs from Oriental Trading
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and liquid adhesive from Therm-O-Web