November 21, 2016


Embracing the Plaid Trend This Holiday Season

Embracing the plaid trend over on

This season I wanted to take the party outdoors.   Instead of having friends over to the  house I thought it would be fun to go on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree.  This invitation was perfect for what I had planned.  The tree's on top the cars hint at the party to come.  I especially like that the car is red because my car is red.

Shutterfly Invitation. See the party inspiration at

Plaid is SO hot again this year and conjures up feelings of coziness and warmth.  I wanted to bring those feelings along with us as we hunted for the perfect tree.  I set up a little hot cocoa bar with treats to keep us fueled as we searched for and cut down the perfect tree.

Hot cocoa bar at Sleighbells Tree Farm. More inspiration at

Take the plaid trend outdoors with a cocoa bar. More inspiration at

Whipped cream, mini marshmallows and sprinkles are a must for hot cocoa.  I kept the topping choices limited because we were on location.  If I was setting up a hot cocoa bar at home I would go all out with the topping choices.
Cookies and cocoa a classic combination.

Cupcakes and cookies to enjoy with our hot cocoa before searching for our trees.  Plain store bought cupcakes can be easily dressed up with liners that match your party theme, sprinkles and toppers.
Cupcakes and cookies while hunting for the perfect tree. More inspiration at

Cupcakes on the tree farm.  Get more inspiration at

As you can see it rained as we looked for our trees.  Being from the Portland metro area though, we didn't let a little rain stop us. It's just runny snow ;)  hee hee

Serve up some mini donuts while looking for the perfect tree. More inspiration at

Plaid spotted everywhere this holiday season. See more inspiration at

Before heading off to find the perfect tree I'm warming up with some hot cocoa in my holiday mug I created.
Filling up on hot cocoa before looking for the perfect tree over on

When the perfect tree calls out to you, Pick me! Pick me! Photo props make hunting for the perfect tree fun.  Take some with you when you go looking for your tree this season.
Photo props to make your tree hunt more fun. More inspiration at

I just bagged the perfect tree!  See how fun photo props can be. You could even add the year to the prop.
Finding the perfect tree over at

Time to cut down this perfect tree I found.
Cutting down the perfect tree over at

A big thank you to Sleighbells Tree Farm and Gift Shop for letting me shoot this little party on their property.  My husband and I have been getting our Christmas tree here for years.
Sleighbells Christmas Tree Farm in Sherwood, Oregon

 More plaid and tree farm inspiration coming later this week.  So come on back and grab some ideas before you head out to find your perfect tree.

Now shop this party!
Style, Concept and photography: Fizzy Party
Invitation, mug and pillow: Shutterfly 
Location: Sleighbells Tree Farm and Gift Shop 
Graphics: Small Moments 
White fur table runner: TJ Maxx
Plaid table linen: Jo Ann Fabric and Craft 
Gold Glitter Box, Truck with trees and black straws: Michaels 
Buffalo check cups, mini wood trees, little trees and fur pillow: Target 
Tree and truck paper and felt banner: Inkberry 
Red cake plate: World Market 
Retro thermos: Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy
Cookies: Creating Awesomnessity
Cupcake Toppers: Fancy & Fold
Mini Donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Norene! And thank you for taking a moment to leave a comment. It means a lot :D

  2. What a fun idea! Like the Christmas version of a pumpkin patch party!

    1. YES! Exactly TheMistressT. I might have to start making a tradition out of this. Great way to get together with friends.

  3. RE: My Earlier Comment.
    Thanks, I found your list.


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