Our Tropical Garden Party + DIY Fruit Necklaces For Summer

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

Tropical Garden Party + DIY Fruit Necklaces — Who’s ready to get tropical?! To be honest, I may have gone a litttttle over board on our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces, but I love them!…

 

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

Who’s ready to get tropical?! To be honest, I may have gone a litttttle over board on our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces. However, when IZZE asks us to throw a Friendsday Night party, we go big!

Even still, I have to say this one might be my new running favorite. And can we say #worthit?! Aside from the fact that we may have a slight IZZE addiction here at the studio, it also happens to make the perfect warm afternoon cocktail.

I think you’re going to love the garden party details that we styled to go with the new (limited-time!) Sparkling Citrus Ginger and Sparkling Grapefruit colors.

 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 

Our Tropical Garden Party | The Garden Location

First things first, we needed the perfect garden location to set the tone. We were able to snag this pretty greenhouse in Houston that one of my friends got married at recently. It was the perfect mix of outdoors meets the token Sugar & Cloth bright white space.

Basically it’s my spirit garden, ha! Naturally you have to have the perfect florals for a garden party. And Blush & Vine put together just what I had in mind! I wanted to create floral pendants over the table.

Instead of splurging on crazy expensive wicker pendant lamps, we used food domes that we found at World Market. Then, we hung floral foam and blooms from the center of each to create a trio focal point over the table.

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 

The Little Details | Our DIY Embroidered Rattan Fans

We also made embroidered rattan fans because we glisten, not sweat, and naturally we all need to do so in style. To make them, we just used spray paint to lightly color the edges of the fans and embroidery thread to make abstract shapes for added interest.

Between cute fans for keeping cool and the refreshing IZZE cocktails we made for refreshments, the heat didn’t end up being that bad after all! These were our flavor options —

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

IZZE Citrus Ginger Mule Cocktail Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes
This IZZE Citrus Ginger Mule Cocktail Recipe is a play on the classic mule but even more flavorful...
Total Time5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 5 oz IZZE Sparkling Citrus Ginger
  • 2 oz gin of your choice
  • 1 fruit skewer or lime wedge

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 200kcal

Instructions

  • Pour gin into a highball glass over ice cubes and fill with IZZE Sparkling Citrus Ginger.
  • Stir and garnish with a lime wedge or fruit skewer.
KEYWORD: ashley rose, cocktail, cocktails, easy, ginger, IZZE, mule, recipe, simple, sparkling, sugar and cloth
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

IZZE Citrus Ginger Mule Cocktail Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes
This IZZE Citrus Ginger Mule Cocktail Recipe is a play on the classic mule but even more flavorful...
Total Time5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 5 oz IZZE Sparkling Citrus Ginger
  • 2 oz gin of your choice
  • 1 fruit skewer or lime wedge

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 200kcal

Instructions

  • Pour gin into a highball glass over ice cubes and fill with IZZE Sparkling Citrus Ginger.
  • Stir and garnish with a lime wedge or fruit skewer.
KEYWORD: ashley rose, cocktail, cocktails, easy, ginger, IZZE, mule, recipe, simple, sparkling, sugar and cloth
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

Our Tropical Garden Party | The Menu

For food, we had mini bite-sized Acai bowls, Japanese sponge cake, salmon poke chips, and ricotta cheese brioche made by the super talented A Fare Extraordinaire. Not to worry, you can find the recipe for these colorful treats down below!

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

Acai Appetizer Bites from our Tropical Garden Party

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes
Colorful and easy to make Acai Appetizer Bites for any party
Total Time20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz Frozen Acai Berry Blend
  • 0.25 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Papaya
  • honey to sweeten to taste

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 511IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 3 Acai Appetizer Bites
Calories: 78kcal

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients to the blender and puree until smooth. Pour the puree into the appetizer spoons.
  • Garnished with the small diced fruit and homemade granola.
Author: Contributed by A Fare Extraordinaire for our Tropical Garden Party
KEYWORD: acai, appetizer, bites, easy, fruit, healthy, party ideas, snack, sugar and cloth, tropical

Our Tropical Garden Party | The Furniture

As for furniture, I HAD to have these chairs and folding tables because tell me this isn’t the cutest garden setup you’ve ever seen?! It was also the perfect mix of outdoors meets indoor modern, which I love. Any furniture element that can be repurposed indoors is worth the investment, in my book.

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
 
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DIY Fruit Necklaces

Of course, no Friendsday Night is complete for the Sugar & Cloth team without a statement DIY. And these fruit necklaces were definitely the conversation starter of the night!

True to the theme, we played off of the sparkling juice flavors and colors to stick to the tropical theme. Here’s how we made them..

To Make The Giant Fruit Necklaces

  • Drill two holes in either side of the oval wooden plaque towards the top edges.
  • String the brown cord through.
  • Start hot gluing the faux fruits to the wood.
  • Once you have all of your fruit glued on, string on the wooden beads.
  • Then, tie the cord in a double knot in the back and you’re all set!

 

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DIY Boxwood Backdrop

Lastly, the finishing touch to this garden party was a DIY boxwood backdrop! Our friend Meredith made this one. We added a few palm leaves to it for an added touch of tropical.

Do you all have any go-to summer cocktails and recipes that you love that we should try?! Let us know! In the meantime, we’re clearly biased, but we definitely recommend the IZZE cocktails or mocktails!

Thanks so much to IZZE for partnering with us on this Friendsday Night series that we LOVE!

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

 

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

IZZE Grapehound Cocktail Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
This grapehound cocktail recipe is a spin on the classic greyhound using IZZE grapefruit as it's mixer...
Total Time5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 5 oz IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit
  • 2 oz Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka
  • 1 fruit skewer for garnishing

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 200kcal

Instructions

  • Pour vodka into a highball glass over ice cubes and fill with IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit. Stir and garnish with a fruit skewer.
KEYWORD: ashley rose, drink, easy, grapefruit, greyhound, IZZE, quick, recipe, simple, sugar and cloth

 

Our Tropical Garden Party Sources

IZZE // pink cups // mint linens //  blue bowls // blush salad plate // gold flatware // drink pitcher // ceramic spoons // drink dispenser // rattan tray // wooden tray // tables (we spray painted the legs white) // bar cart (between chairs) // small round side table // woven accent chairs  // dining chairs // rattan fans // white spray paint (for table legs) // woven lanterns // folding tables

41 thoughts on “Our Tropical Garden Party + DIY Fruit Necklaces For Summer”

  1. I love your photos! The colours are beautiful and very happy.
    I have a website about photography courses in my country ( http://viverdafotografia.com ).
    This will be inspiring for the students.

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  2. Thank you for the awesome Party Theme and tips . It will definitely help brides and grooms for their DIY wedding.
    Keep Posting

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  3. This is the most lovely and colorful party I’ve ever seen! I love those DIY necklaces, too.

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  4. This setting and these photos are absolutely beautiful! Wish I could’ve attended. I know it was so much fun. And that cocktail sounds perfect for summer.

    Keshia
    www.queenlifeblog.com

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  5. This post is just heavenly to read! I absolutely love this setup, the flowers, the food, the theme! You all look adorable and so colorful. Fun post, Ashley!

    Julia – http://bunnybaubles.com

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  6. So fun!! I just posted a DIY today about how to make Dolce&Gabbana-inspired lemon and orange earrings. THey would totally be at home at this party. :D

    xx Hannah // www.HomemadeBanana.com

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  7. OMG, It’s 10am and I suddenly feel inspired to throw a MASSIVE party—like right now! Thanks for the magical motivation :)

    Reply

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