May 10, 2017

Tropical Mother's Day Cocktail Party



 Mother's Day Goes Tropical 

Disclosure: Product was given to me in exchange for this post. See below for more details. 

Bar carts are every where right now. Am I right?  So you were probably expecting a Mother's Day bar cart idea from me right?  Totally understandable.  One tiny problem though. I don't own one and I have no room for one...yet. Ok, I guess that's two tiny problems. But that didn't stop me from bringing you a mini bar idea for Mother's Day. 

I went bright and tropical this year for Mother's Day.  I had this whole mega brunch idea I was going to bring you but then our kitty got sick. I shared it here. So instead of a mega brunch I'm bringing you a mini tropical bar idea.  

Go tropical this Mother's Day with an outdoor bar. As seen on FizzyParty.com

When I saw this hot pink bar sign and yellow tray in Target's Dollar Spot I had to have them for this Mother's Day tropical bar.  You may have also seen the tray here.  The bright colors were just what I was looking for and they are inexpensive but don't look it. Which made this mini bar very affordable.

Bring the islands to you with an outdoor tropical bar. Invite your friends over for a mini tropical get away.

Serve up a tropical cocktail this summer. More ideas on FizzyParty.com

The bar goes tropical this summer. As seen on FizzyParty.com

Serve up a variety of drinks.  Some mom's like me will prefer a sweet drink where as other mom's like a friend of mine will prefer something darker.

Take mom on a  vacation with an outdoor tropical bar. As seen on FizzyParty.com

Themed cocktail napkins and stir sticks add to the fun and make great photo ops.  It's all about that Instagram shot, right. 

The summer bar gets tropical this Mother's Day. Get ideas on FizzyParty.com

I love these pineapple tumblers from Uncommon Goods.    If you don't have pineapple tumblers you can still get that tropical feel with regular cocktail glasses.  Just bring in stir sticks, fruit garnishes and some tropical colored rim sugars.

Serve up a tropical bar for your mom friends. See more ideas on FizzyParty.com

I kept the treats simple for this mini party by just serving one type. Cupcakes. I topped the cupcakes with my fav flower, Gerbera  Daises.

Mom's love flowers. Why not present them to her on cupcakes.

Serve mom up some flower topped cupcakes this Mother's Day. More bright Mother's Day ideas can be found on FizzyParty.com

Treat your mom to more than just flowers this Mother's Day. Flower topped cupcakes. FizzyParty.com

How will you be celebrating your mom this Mother's Day?

** Oriental Trading sent me the paper fans in exchange for a blog post.  Please note this is a company I have shopped at for years.

Concept, styling, photography-Fizzy Party
Paper fans- Oriental Trading 
Sequin table linen- Joann Fabric and Craft 
Bar sign, tray, Cheers stirrers, pineapple straws and napkins- Target
Pineapple tumblers- Uncommon Goods

May 3, 2017

SNAP conference Recap

SNAP! Conference 

This year I finally got to go to SNAP!   SNAP is in April and it seems like there is always something going on with my day job in April. So I've never gone. This year I just said, I'm going! There's always something going on in April and dang it, I want to go!  So I got my ticket and contacted Small Moments to create some business cards that said FIZZY PARTY the moment you saw them.  She nailed it.  They look fabulous in person. I took this pic with my Ipod instead of my DSLR so it's a smidge blurry. Makes you want to know what they say though doesn't it 😉

Fizzy Party business cards

I packed up my conference bag with the essentials: Business cards, soda and of course Sugar Wood salted caramels.    and jumped into  my car. Before getting to SNAP I needed to take a little road trip to pick up a friend.  Thank you Always the Occasion for making this bag for me. 

Fizzy Party conference bag

Before I made it to Utah where SNAP conference is held I needed to take a mini road trip to Seattle to pick up The Marshmallow Studio.  It's always more fun to fly with friends.  The flight went quick because of course we were chatting the whole way.

Seattle Space Needle


Woo Hoo!! We made it  to SNAP! I was SO excited. I was ready to learn from empowering women, network with other bloggers and meet with brands. At the end of this conference I just knew I was going to be on FIRE and ready to go overtime on building my party empire. Yeah, that's right, I'm building an empire 👊💥

Welcome to SNAP conference. To read more about it pop over to Fizzy Party

Wooo! Would you look at that view.  The Marshmallow Studio and I met up with our other room mate, Bella Grey Designs  in our hotel room and were greeted with this view.  Hello Salt Lake City.

Little America Hotels room view of Salt Lake City, Utah

We picked up our badges and we're ready to learn, network and pass out some business cards.  If you want one of my party fun business cards all you have to do is order something from my etsy shop 😉😉 I not only include a business card but a little mini swag bag too.

SNAP conference badge

Once we get our yard into much better shape I'll be playing with these chalk spray paints from Rust-oleum that we saw at SNAP.

Welcome to SNAP Conference

I know this looks like all we did was have fun at SNAP, well, ok, we totally did but we also learned a lot and networked our butts off.

SNAP Conference party fun

Ready to party at SNAP conference

This years theme for SNAP was Believe with an underlying theme of unicorns.  Now I'm not really into unicorns. I know it's unbelievable.  I was always more of a pegasus kind of girl. This stage does make me want to throw a unicorn party though.  With a Fizzy twist of course.

Believe in the power of magic at SNAP conference

Alright, let's fuel up with some Lindt chocolate  before we dive into more about SNAP in the next blog post.

Lindt chocolates at SNAP conference, it's magical

May 1, 2017

Fiesta- Cinco De Mayo

It's Fiesta Time! 

*I was given product from Oriental Trading in exchange for styling a party. 

Fiesta Cinco De Mayo party. For full party details go to FizzyParty.com

Cinco De Mayo is one party I look forward to every year.  It's bright, fun and I love Mexican food. Guac on everything!

Go bright for Cinco De Mayo with Fizzy Party

As you can see I went for bright colors this year. I created a popping yellow and green backdrop by using paper fans and a Del Sol banner.  This backdrop is easy to set up and covers a lot of area.

Bright fiesta desserts await in this party created by Fizzy Party

The black table linen allows the colors of the decor and desserts to really POP.  I always like to offer a variety of desserts for my guests to choose from.

Bold bright desserts  at this Fiesta party styled by Fizzy Party

Candy kabobs by Sweets Indeed are nestled in pineapple Jelly Belly jelly beans.  You better believe my guests dug into those jelly beans too.

Jelly Belly jelly beans add pops of color to candy kabobs at this Fiesta party

I made GIANT cupcakes for this fiesta.  Why? Because my fiend recently surprised me with a giant cupcake tin and liners and I wanted to use them.  I took Kraft Jet-Puffed S'moreMallows and painted on them with food grade markers.  I also may or may not have eaten a bunch while trying to decide what to draw on them.

Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows make great cupcake toppers.

In addition to the S'moremallow toppers I created for the cupcakes I made cactus tulle poms. They turned out so cute. I'm thinking I need to get these in my shop. 

Cactus poms for Fiesta cupcakes

Sprinkle Made  made some macarons in the shape of cacti for me that I laid on a bed of Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed.   I love using Candyfetti as a bed for cookies.  It shows off the cookies and comes in so many colors.

Cactus macarons by Sprinkle Made PDX

Oriental Trading has some fun cactus items perfect for Cinco De Mayo.  This cactus drink dispenser was a must as soon as I saw it.  How cute is it! And those cactus drink cups are the best. They're not paper. They're ceramic. They're no joke.

Fiesta's call for mustaches at this party styled by Fizzy Party

Set up a fun drink station with Oriental Trading products for your Cinco De Mayo party

Fiesta cactus mug details at a party thrown by Fizzy Party

Does that tray look familiar?  You got it, Target Dollar Spot.  I picked it up to use for a tropical party and when I was setting up this Fiesta party I was like, OH, it would be perfect for this party too.  The bright yellow of the tray matches perfect with this party.  One thing you'll notice with my parties is that you'll see some of the same items. I believe in re-using items for my parties.

Treat your Cinco De Mayo guests to a mini cactus bar

!Salud! Here's to fiesta'ing with friends.

It's Fiesta time with these cute cactus glasses from Oriental Trading.

No party is complete without party favors.  I took plain mustache boxes from Oriental Trading and added Fiesta, a cactus and banner to the box for some color and fun.

Fiesta party favor boxes. See what they're filled with over at Fizzy Party.com

Inside the party favor box were maraca pens and macaron's.  I didn't fill up the boxes too much because I knew my friends would want to fill them up with treats to take home. 

Fill your Fiesta party favor box with treats to go and mini maracas.


Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of this party.  I'd love to hear if you'll be throwing a Cinco De Mayo party too.

As stated at the beginning of this post, I was given product by Oriental Trading in exchange for throwing this party.

Party concept, styling and cactus tulle poms by Fizzy Party
Lightbox- Heidi Swapp
Cactus pinata, paper fans, cupcake stands, Cactus drink dispenser, cactus glasses, mustache straws, maraca pens  and mustache boxes- Oriental Trading 
Candy Kabobs and Candyfetti-Sweets Indeed
Jelly beans- Jelly Belly 
Marshmallows- Kraft Jet-Puffed
Macarons- Sprinkle Made 
Table Linen- Joann Crafts 
Serving tray- Target