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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seahawks 12th Man Party

Thank you 4 Kids Cakes  for bringing us this football party. For more photo's from this party go here
Football, superbowl, seahawks
How do you celebrate your favorite NFL team? With a  12th Man party of course! Here in the NW, we have a huge fan base for our Seahawks, that are loud and proud.
Wanting to switch things up from the usual football decorations, we purchased NFL window clings to decorate candy jars.   Shabby sisters made an adorable distressed wooden sign & Shontay had the perfect wreath to tie it all together.  A fun Superbowl t-shirt from Sports Connection was a comfy option if you don't have your own jersey.
Football, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl

For the dessert table, a Hawk cake with a touch of the "12" on it was the perfect touch. To create the backdrop, we used the 12th Man Flag & made paper chains like from when we were all kids. 
Football, Super bowl, Seattle Seahawks
 Cake pops & chocolate covered oreos are always a tween favorite & had to be part of the display.  Fondant topped cupcakes with fun sayings from favorite players were added. Cookies from Sweet Themes Bakery was a must.  My kids are lucky that I make all the other treats their hearts desire - but when it comes to gorgeous cookies - I am happy to support Sweet Themes.  They totally outdid themselves.  
Football, Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks
Football, Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks
Marshmallow pops decorated as footballs (on skewers from Party City) gave us the football element.  No Seahawks party is complete without Skittles candies.  A staple at any grocery store you would think....but fans here are so enthusiastic, they were hard to come by around the Superbowl!  Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch eats them before every game, and they have become a game day necessity around here. They even have a burger at the stadium that is served with a side of skittles!  Our football pops were chocolate dipped marshmallows with a little white chocolate pipped on for the balls stitching.  The blue & green sticks in them are neon skewers from Party City (we left out the orange and green).

Football, Seattle Seahawks, Super bowl

Blue and Green cups from the dollar store were embelished with vinyl I had a friend cut out  for me & turned them into Seahawks cups.  Add a printable flag from PartyOn!Designs and they were a hit & a favor all the tweens could take home.  Munchies included chips, popcorn in adorable favor boxes from Banner Events, and a few other items.  We stamped footballs on cups from PartyOn!Designs to hold our veggies.  It was a fun Birthday party that could easily be twisted into a game day party or tail gate.
Football, Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks

Football, Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks



Vendor Credits:
Party Styling: Christina Goff of www.4KidsCakes.com 
Photography: www.StephanieVogelPhotography.com
Printables: www.PartyOnDesigns.com
Cookies: www.SweetThemesBakery.com
Cake, Football Marshmallows, Cake Pops, Chocolate Covered Oreo's, Cupcakes, Fondant Toppers:www.4KidsCakes.com
Wooden Sign: www.facebook.com/ShabbySisterDesigners
Wreath: www.SimplyShontayDiaperCakes.weebly.com
T-Shirt: www.facebook.com/pages/Sports-Connection/189451111091019
Straws & Bags: www.HooplaEvents.com
Football boxes, table runner & cloth, cupcake wraps: https://www.facebook.com/bannereventsfan



Monday, January 26, 2015

Kiss 2014 Goodbye


Kiss 2014 Goodbye!

I totally planned on bringing you a recap of the BASH conference I just attended. But then I came across this pic and said, whoa! in all your crafting and excitement for BASH you forgot to share this!

So here it is. I have seen this idea on a few other blogs and loved it but had never done it. I first saw it on Jac o' lyn Murphy and also on Pink Polka Dot Creations . So this year I took the time to send some snail mail to a few friends. I sent my friends their favorite lip balms and a letter.  The letter told my friends how I was so busy in 2014 that I didn't spend as much time with them as I wanted too and that in 2015 I had BIG plans ! 

What are those big plans? Spending more weekends with them doing things. Not just meeting for lunch but baking, crafting, mini parties and dessert sampling to name a few. 

New Year, Kiss 2014 Goodbye
I'll be sharing with you all on social media some of the baking and crafting things we plan on trying so that you can try them along with us. So be sure to follow along on FB, Twitter and Instagram. You can find me under Fizzy Party. 

Thank you A Party Studio for the printables. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wedding Invitations

Minted Review 

Have you been to Minted ? Minted asked me to review their products and I'm glad they did. I love this site. There's just so much to choose from. From holiday invitations, to stickers, to notebooks, to wedding invitations. Minted brings artists work to you. And the thing I really like, you can customize! Let's take a peak at what you can find shall we?

Minted Wedding Invitations  has something for everyone. Cute, formal, elegant, fun and everything in between. I had a hard time narrowing down ones to show you. Not only can you order invitations, you can get reception, direction, RSVP cards and thank you cards. Your one stop shop!

I had to share this adorable Woodland  wedding  invitation. It's so fitting with my last name. Green not your color? You can customize it to your wedding colors. 
This  Vinyl  wedding invitation just says "You're going to have FUN at this wedding" Boogie down
If elegance is more your style this  Peacock invitation is too pretty to pass up. I can envision the wedding now. Modern, elegant, and very lux. 

So many Notebooks to chose from! I really like that I can order the style I like in a notebook, address book ( you bet I still use a paper address book), monthly planner or weekly planner. How great is that? 

I am a FIRM believer in snail mail. Everyone gets a little smile in their heart when they see a handwritten note. I've also been meaning to order some Stationary  to send a little note along with orders I receive. All the stationary comes in several different shapes to chose from.  How cute are these? 

Fine print: I was asked by Minted to review their products. All opinions are my own. Photo's are from Minted's site and used with their permission. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Year in Review

A Look Back 

2014 is almost over, can you believe it? I thought I'd take a look back to remind me of all the amazing things that happened to Fizzy Party. And to give me a boost for 2015.

January
 First time my tulle poms were featured in a party. Soiree Event Designs took a chance on my product and I want to thank her. I've had so much fun creating poms for people this year. The party that started it all for my poms  Frozen party

February
Had to have a  Super Bowl Party since the Hawks were in it to win it. 
Gave Valentine's a whole new look. 
Took a stamping class. Had too much fun with the ladies who were in this class. 
Had my first e-zine feature, my Mardi Gras party was featured in Carousel Magazine. Such an exciting moment.

March 
Threw a mini Easter party
Learned about gum paste

April 
Made Homemade gummies. Delish.
Threw a Road Trippin Birthday party for myself. 

May


My first Practical Party Tips is featured on Chickabug

June

 Took a vacation from Blogging. 

July



Hosted an ice cream social.
Threw my man a mini Wimbledon party 
Happy 3rd Blogiversary

August



Attended a brunch hosted by a friend. 
Walked in Portland to Coast 

October

Hosted my annual Pumpkin Carving party
Drove up to attend Party Pinching's Book Launch  . So proud of my friend. 
My Halloween party was published in Mingle magazine. Super proud of this one. While other party bloggers dream of a book being published, I've always wanted to be in a magazine. 

November
Took part in Party Pinching's online book tour 

December
 Was part of Patience Brewster's online cookie exchange .




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cookie Exchange

 I baked cookies! for the Patience Brewster 2014 online cookie exchange. Patience Brewster is an artist of whimsical ornamentsMini Thaddeus the penguin is pretty darn cute. 

Now I love to bake but I can't create a recipe from scratch. So when I saw this egg nog cookie recipe from Cooking Classy  I had to try them. Pop over and get the recipe. 
Isn't the Santa spatula cute :)
Naked cookies ready to be dressed in frosting. 

mm, these cookies are good. I had to try them for you, right ;)
Margulis Jewelers in Portland, Oregon has a fabulous collection of Patience Brewster figures and ornaments. Perfect location for the cookie shoot. 
Isn't the cardinal an amazing piece. It has glitter!



Join this virtual cookie exchange by sharing your favorite recipe in the comments

I want to thank Margulis Jewelers for allowing me to shoot this post in their beautiful store surrounded by gorgeous pieces of jewelry.  
I saw a few pieces in there that will be going on my wish list. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sweet Treats for the Holidays Blog Book Tour


Sweet Treats for the Holidays Book Review and Giveaway!

Following in the glittery paw prints of The Purple Pug, I'm stop number 2 on the Blog Book Tour of the sweet Norene Cox of Party Pinching  and her even sweeter book Sweet Treats for the Holidays

This book is PACKED with sugary fun. The best thing about this book is that everything is store bought! No baking required. Norene takes every day candy and creates little sugary works of holiday edible art.  I've been shopping with this creative candy artist and seen the sparkle she gets in her eye when she sees a bag of candy and inspiration  hits. Me, I just see a bag of candy. Norene sees, well, pick up a copy of her book and you'll see what she sees. 


I had the pleasure of going to her book signing in her home town. So proud of my friend. Woo Hoo! Norene's dream of having a book published came true and she SOLD OUT! But don't worry, you can still get a copy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. This book makes an excellent gift for anyone. I do mean anyone. The directions are easy to follow and there's fabulous pictures you can use as a guide. My fav is on page 10. So stinkin CUTE! 
Norene of Party Pinching and I at Wight's in Washington
Sweet Treats for the Holidays covers every holiday. From New Years to Halloween to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa. 

Wow your guests with Glamorous Midnight Marshmallow Pops.
I love that Norene didn't just focus on Christmas in her book. There is a whole section on Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. 
Hanukkah Cake Bites 
How adorbs are these Snowy White Reindeer Cookies! Although I think these are beyond cute, these guys are not the ones that made me squeal with delight. Page 10 people. Get the book and see what I'm talking about :D 
This little cutie Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookie is so simple to make and just to prove it to you Norene has allowed me to include the directions on how to make it. 
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookies
Martha approved. I’m not even kidding. 
It’s kind of surreal when Martha Stewart actually says what you made is “adorable”. My hot cocoa marshmallow mug cookies won her over and believe me, it is “a good thing.”- Norene 

Approximately ¼ cup of white candy coating
4 mini candy canes
4 large marshmallows
1 (16-oz.) can chocolate frosting
12 Jet-Puffed mallow bits
1 (7-oz.) pouch store-bought white cookie icing
4 store-bought tea cookies
40 small tree sprinkles
4 large tree sprinkles
1. Melt candy coating in small microwave-safe bowl according to package instructions.
2. Cut candy cane at the curve. Dip ends into melted candy coating and push into side of marshmallow. Hold in place until it hardens and is secure.
3. Using a small knife spread a small amount of chocolate frosting on top of marshmallow leaving a small rim. Top with 3 mallow bits.
4. Frost cookie with white icing. Place marshmallow in the middle of cookie. 
5. Place 10 small tree sprinkles around the perimeter of cookie.
6. Attach large tree sprinkle to front of marshmallow using candy coating.
Makes 4 cookies.

Oh we're not done. Did you think the fab photo's and recipe were it? No way, there's a GIVEAWAY! That's right. You could win a copy of Sweet Treats for the Holidays AND 6 tulle rosettes like the ones Party Pinching used on her favor bags. 
Rosettes only, favor bag not included



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Sweet Treats Book Launch



Saturday I drove up to Washington to attend the book launch of my dear friend Party Pinching's first book. It poured the whole way up and back but it was worth driving through. Plus being from Oregon, we're born with rain boots, it's just liquid sunshine. 
Seattle from my car as we were stopped in traffic
 The book signing was at Wight's Home and Garden Center. My friend, a local celebrity. I know a CELEBRITY!!! How cool is that?! 

How cute is this display! Everyone who bought a book got a goodie bag filled with a coupon for Wight's, a cookie, a bag of sixlets, a book mark, and a cute mini cupcake charm. 
 The Purple Pug's Sweet Treats banner was a perfect touch for the table display. Candy tree and house available at Wight's. 
 Sweet Works provided candy for attendees to enjoy. 

 When Party Pinching contacted me to make tulle rosette's for her book launch I was honored to be a small part of it. They look so festive on her goodie bags. 
I'll take that snowman please :) I have a slight snowman obsession
Here she is, the author and sweets celebrity, my friend, Party Pinching!  If she lived closer we'd get into so much party trouble ;)
 So exciting! The author signing my book :) 
Sweet Treats for the Holiday's SOLD OUT at Wight's on Saturday. You can get a copy on Amazon. This book makes a great holiday gift.  All the adorable creations inside are all made with store bought food and  are easy for kids to make.