Monday, August 25, 2014

Portland to Coast

The Mother of All Walking Relay's.  The Portland to Coast.

At 5:00 am on Friday, August 22, 2014 the 2 day long party began in downtown Portland, Oregon. 12 people, 2 vans, 2 days, 132 miles.

Portland to Coast start line

Party supplies. Bagels, bananas, grapes, water, granola mix, water, misters, licorice, water. 
Portland to Coast van supplies
Party vehicles abound. The Troll Patrol had quite the colourful party going on. 
Portland to Coast van
Ready for the beach party vehicle. 
Portland to Coast van
No one likes a cranky party guest so tents were provided by Dick's Sporting Goods  for us all to catch a few Z's before day two of the party. 
My team wasn't too into dressing up but I love seeing all the people in costumes having fun.  I'm one of those who dresses up whenever I do any running event. Like that's a surprise. 
1. and 2. Love the running skirts and light up tutu's at Race Junkie  3. I LOVE bats so this running skirt by Sew Krazy  is adorable and fun for this relay party. 4. How fun is this bright pink tutu from Tutuabell.

Many of the legs are walked in the dark in this relay so lots of people wear some sort of glowing item.  We had glow sticks we made into necklaces and bracelets.  One team had devil horns which made it super easy to spot your team mate. We saw lots of glow wigs, fun! And the Mini bow's were popular.  I think the mohawks are really fun but we didn't see any of those. 
Coolglow has a huge variety of items to light up your night time walk.

Party favor! and all I had to do was walk 2 legs of the relay. A  7.68 mile and a 6.11 mile. It was a fun 2 day party. 
Fizzy Party finisher of Portland to Coast

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ghouls Night Out

Ghouls Night Out by Fizzy Party

Get ready to get glammed up and join me for a Ghouls Night Out. 

You'll want to check in here regular for more sneak peeks and exciting news.

And follow my Halloween party planning exclusively here  

Big thank you to the vendors who made this party happen:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday Brunch

The Hydrangeas were a perfect backdrop to a Sunday brunch with friends. My friend Carole had us over for some delicious food and great conversation. How fun to be Going to a party instead of hosting. Now if I can just talk more of my friends into doing this, hint hint

Carole is a good cook so I was looking forward to this brunch. She made us baked french toast with pecans and this delicious crust less quiche. Spinach, eggs and dripping with extra cheese. I need to make me one of these.  No quiche pan? Do what Carole did and use a pie dish. 
With watermelon in season Carole served hers up with in season blueberries. Fresh fruit for brunch is a must!
I too brought watermelon but gourmet'd mine up. I added feta cheese and drizzled it with a balsamic reduction. I got all fancy. My friends loved it! They had never had watermelon this way. 
Thank you to my friend TheMistressT of Bubble Off Plumb for introducing me to this fancied up watermelon. 

Now go invite some friends to brunch before summer comes to an end and you can't dine outside anymore. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Woo Hoo! Wednesday: Back to School

Woo Hoo! Wednesday Back to School Supplies for Adults. Why should kids get all the fun :)

It's back to school shopping time for all but a few of my friends and I. The new day planners are hitting the stores and although it's only August it has me thinking of which one I want for 2015. Why is this Woo Hoo! Wednesday material? Have you seen the price of these things?

This year I'm using the Whitney English Day Designer and I love it. The pages and community behind this planner have helped motivate me to bigger and better things. But for 2015 I'm thinking I want to try something new. 

Jessica, our super fun assistant last year told me she simply LOVES her Erin Condren planner. This planner is FULL of kinds of goodies.  A place for birthday's, recipes, goals and more.

Oooh, Kate Spade. I am adoring her items this summer. The gold polka dot planner is the one I'm leaning toward this year. It's fun, glamorous and makes me think BIG things!

I WISH I would have know about this planner by before it sold out. SUPER, super cuuuute! Adorable stickers, fun sayings, to-do items to try for the weekend. Hoping they come back in stock because I'll snack one up in a hot minute.

Ha Ha! I Love the saying on the cover of this planner by ninjandninj. This is so what I need in a print on my office wall. Make it right above my computer cause you all know how Pinterest and Twitter can suck you right in. 
Which day planner do you use and like?

***UPDATE Aug 9, 2014**

I went with the Kate Spade Gold Polka Dot planner and I'm busy adding fun touches to its pages. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pineapple Glam DIY

$5! This pineapple was only $5 at Joann's. Well, actually less once I used my coupon that was good on all items including sale items.  The pineapple was normally $24.99 or what I like to call $25.  When I picked it up I had no idea what I would do with it. But it was $5!  I have a tiki party every year so I could use it for that, or...

I could glam it up and put it in my office. I'm currently redoing my office, Did you see my Woo Hoo! Wednesday post on it? 

I had some gold glitter at home and my friend from Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy  had told me about this Martha Stewart product so I picked some up. 
I spray painted the pineapple gold and glittered up the top. Gold seems so glam to me and the glitter would add some fun! 
Looks so much better in gold and glitter don't you think?  My wall is a mauve-y pink but it sure doesn't look like it in this photo does it? I'm slowly adding more gold and mint to the office to off-set the mauve-y pink wall. 
Stay tuned for more office re-do glam. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Blogiversary!

Woo Hoo!!! Fizzy Party turns 3 today!  

I'll be honest, it kind of snuck up on me.  I knew it was coming. I saw it on my calendar and then BAM! it was here. Is anybody else's year just flying?

Just like the excitement of a new year and all that it holds, Fizzy's 4th year holds a lot of opportunities and goals. Here's just a sample:

*Styling a summer party for a party blog specializing in children's party. 
*Styling a Christmas party for an online party magazine. 
*Participating in my first podcast.
*Having my Halloween party featured in a publication on store shelves this fall. 
*Improving the look of the blog
* and I've been kicking around the idea of doing a one time online magazine of unique parties. 

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I couldn't do it without all of you and the amazing community of party stylists, wedding planners, bakers, cookie artists and party bloggers. 

Now go have a cupcake to celebrate :D 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Woo Hoo! Wednesday Dream Office


My office for my day job needs to be, shall we say, uncreative and unarty. It has to be boring office-y looking.  It was recently painted a mauvy pink and I am adding touches of the three fabulous G's. Gold, glitter and glam! But I can't do anything SUPER fun like this,

I'd hang a fun chandelier to the ceiling and get rid of those lovely office fluorescent lights. I asked the facility people if they'd hang a chandelier for me and they just gave me a sideways look.  They didn't say no...

Available at Z Gallery 
I'd hang this fun piece on the wall behind me so you could see it from the hall as you walked by my office. Statement piece! 
Available at Z Gallery 
These fun guys would hold up my notebooks of manuals for the new software system we just got.  hmm, now that I type this, I just may need to do something like this. 

Available at Z Gallery 

On the wall next to me I would do a gallery wall of gold foil prints.  There are some great ones on Etsy. I know because I've been looking. 

I am adding the three fabulous G's to my office. Just not as much as I'd like.  I'll share it with you when it's completed. Who knows, some of this Woo Hoo! Wednesday just may end up in my boring needs to look like an office, office.