November 28, 2016


Surrounded by Plaid Among the Trees

Embracing the hot plaid trend at

Welcome back to part two of Embracing the plaid trend this holiday season.  I took the Christmas party outdoors this year and instead of having a Christmas Open House  party we went and hunted for the perfect tree.

 Plaid is SO hot during the holiday season and can be found every where right now.  And it looks fabulous among all the trees at the tree farm.  Whether you cut down a tree or go faux a hot chocolate bar is a must and so easy to do.
Hot cocoa bar for the perfect Christmas tree hunt at

Since we were out at a tree farm and there was just a small group of us I kept the hot cocoa bar simple.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at

I was blown away by the cookies Creating Awesomenessity  made.  When I placed my order I sent her my Pinterest inspiration board and this is what she created.  Aren't they just the cutest!!
Cookies by Creating Awesomenessity on

Hot cocoa and donuts just go together and fueled us before the hunt.  Even with a little rain, these mini donuts were still delicious.
Green Mountain Mini Baked donuts over on

Party tip: Save yourself some time and stress and buy store bought or bakery cupcakes.   Liners that match your theme, sprinkles and cupcake toppers dress up store bought cupcakes and give them the wow factor.
Dress up store bought donuts. Find out how over on

Dress up your hot cocoa with fun sprinkles and mini donuts and prepare for the hunt.
Must have's for a hot cocoa bar over on

Load up your thermos with hot cocoa to keep you warm as you walk the tree farm looking for the perfect tree.
Fill up with hot cocoa when out hunting for the perfect tree. Find more ideas over on

Have a little fun at the tree farm by bringing props to help your friends know that you've found the one.
Photo props help guests know which tree you're picking. More ideas can be found at

Found the perfect tree at Sleighbells Tree Farm in Sherwood, Oregon at

Walking around a tree farm to find the perfect tree can work up a thirst. Depending on how long it takes you to find the perfect tree.  Some people can pull up to a tree farm and pick out their tree within 5 minutes. Others need to take their time and walk all over the farm to be sure they don't leave the perfect one behind.
Plaid and Christmas just go together. More ideas over at

Fill up on Root Deer for the tree hunt. More inspiration at

Not all people like root beer but I do and thought it would be fun to create some tags to match the party theme. Root Deer anyone?  :) hee hee
Dress up your root beer with Root Deer tags from Small Moments. Find more plaid party inspiration at

Are you inspired?  I hope so!! If you are, shop this party here ⇩⇩

Styling, concept, and photography by Fizzy Party
Plaid pillow: Shutterfly 
Location: Sleighbells Gift Shop and Tree Farm 
Graphics: Small Moments 
White fur table runner: TJ Maxx
Plaid table linen: Joann Fabric and Craft 
Gold glitter box, truck with trees, glitter deer 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 Awesomenessity 
Cupcake toppers: Fancy and Fold
Mini donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked 
Green sugar, Mini candy cane sprinkles, holly sprinkles: Wilton 


  1. That table with all it's cheer must be a very welcome site on a rainy tree hunt! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that little tree n truck bunting/banner! ACK! And I actually have that saw cookie cutter and a plan for using it for the holiday if I have time to bake.

    1. Indeed it was. Isn't that tree-n-truck bunting/banner great! When I saw it I HAD to have it. It was perfect for this little party. Ha! that's awesome you have a saw cookie cutter. I bet not many people have one. Look forward to seeing what you do with it.


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