Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black
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“Spirits & Sparkles” Party & Entertaining Essentials

This party has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Procter & Gamble.  However, all opinions are mine alone, pinky promise!
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Are you a fan of tasty cocktails & sparkly thangs?  

I recently hosted a Spirits & Sparkles party, where spirits were on the menu, and sparkles were EVERYWHERE.  Ready for the details?  Glitter, bubbly, pops of “red,” with a modern black & white touch, made my brand new bar cart the “WOW,” Factor I was looking for.  Plus… I created a free Party & Entertaining Essentials checklist that you can download before your next party! 

Spirits & Sparkles Party

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

I began by grabbing my all-time favorite bar cart, and loading it up with a white cake stand {no party is complete without a cake stand}, a little greenery for the holiday season, bubbly, raspberry cheesecake bites, and precious little favor bags filled with red candies.

I filled the bottom of the cart with red & white poms and tissue fans, along with a few bottles of bubbly backup just in case. 😉

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I can’t make a drink without a garnish.  It makes things a little more fancy-schmancy, adds a nice flavor or scent, and is incredibly easy to pull off.  I tossed in fresh mint and cranberries in to the glasses of champagne and wall-lah!

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

I scored this free printable bunting from Elle Claire, where you can print off any letters that you like, and make whatever “wordage,” you prefer.  I punched holes in the corners, tied them all together with a ribbon, and it worked perfectly.

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

I just so happened to have gotten my new “Sparkle,” shirt from The Tom Kat Studio {Kim is my all-time-favorite blogger & party gal}, so it was COMPLETELY fitting for the Spirits & Sparkles party.

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

No matter the size of your party or shindig, I want to help you make sure you’re covered with the last minute details.

Before hosting or throwing a party, it’s ESSENTIAL to have all of the basics covered.

Don’t Get Caught Without:

a few of my must-have’s before party time…

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Before any party, I try to shop at Costco, to pick up all of my party goodies.

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

It saves me time, they have the Procter & Gamble products that I’m always stocking up on in bulk, so it leaves less of a chance of running out, right before, during, and after the party during clean-up hour.

#1. Pretty please, don’t forget to put extra toilet paper in the bathrooms.

I pull the toilet paper out of the package as soon as I get home, and put it in a basket to make it a little more accessible and pretty.

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

#2 Magic Erasers can be your best friend right before party time.  From erasing chalk marker from a chalkboard, so you can create a new message to your guests, or to wipe that scuff mark off of the trim that you didn’t even notice until 5 minutes before guests arrived.

••• I’ll never forget when I showed my hubby how I could get scuff marks off of our white trim with a Magic Eraser.  He thought we were going to have to re-paint the trim for sure, until I whipped out my handy dandy Magic Eraser. 😉

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Seriously… it worked like a charm.  I swear these things really are magic.

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Then of course, if you saw my post on how I remove chalk marker off of my chalkboards, it’s no secret that Magic Erasers come to the rescue before party time, to create a new message, welcoming our guests.

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

The chalkboard is erased and ready to go!

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

#3 Have your dish washer detergent on hand.  You’ll be going through a lot of dishes, and no one wants to hand wash all of those, right?!

Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black

Party Essentials Checklist FREE Printable:

If you haven’t received your FREE party planning checklist, make sure you head over and get that.  But once you’ve downloaded it, then also download this checklist, to make sure you have the items that you don’t want to host a party without.

Don't host a party without this checklist of entertaining essentials

Download the Party & Entertaining Essentials Checklist HERE

Whew that was fun!  A Spirits & Sparkles party, a few of my “must-haves,” when entertaining, and a FREE printable for you to use before you host anything!

This one was chock-full of goodies!  I can’t thank Costco enough for sponsoring my Spirits & Sparkles party.  I absolutely love Costco.  They have a huge variety of organic foods that I love to stock up on, and I’m able to get my paper products there in HUGE packages, so I’m not constantly stuffing my cart with multiple paper goods every time I make a trip to the grocery store.  If you’re not a member of Costco, check it out online… you may see that you need to be a member.  😉

Until Next Time,

Jessica Burgess, Fantabulosity Blog

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2 thoughts on ““Spirits & Sparkles” Party & Entertaining Essentials

  1. Cristi Comes says:

    I love your party ideas! Using fruit to garnish your dishes and drinks and also add a festive color is a great idea. Also, WOW that magic eraser really is magic. 🙂 #client

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Cristi! That means a lot! Right!!!? Magic erasers are the best! 🙂

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