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!

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 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, and 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.

First things first, we needed the perfect garden location to set the tone and 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!

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
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, and instead of splurging on crazy expensive wicker pendant lamps, we used food domes that we found at World Market and they 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 ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
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 —
 

IZZE Grapehound Cocktail Recipe

  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Pour vodka into a highball glass over ice cubes and fill with IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit. Stir and garnish with a fruit skewer.
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

IZZE Citrus Ginger Mule Cocktail Recipe

  • Serves 1

Ingredients

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

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.
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
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, we’ll be sharing the recipe for these super cuter mini Acai bite-sized bowls here soon!
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 ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
IZZE Tropical Party-40
Of course no Friendsday Night is complete for the Sugar & Cloth team without a statement DIY, and these fruit necklaces were definitely the conversation start of the night! Of course we played off of the sparkling juice flavors and colors to stick to the tropical theme, and here’s how we made them—

DIY Fruit Necklaces

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 and start hot gluing the faux fruits to the wood.

Once you have all of your fruit glued on, string on the wooden beads and tie the cord in a double knot in the back and you’re all set!

IZZE Tropical Party-37IZZE Tropical Party-38IZZE Tropical Party-43

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

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

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!

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 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, and 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.

First things first, we needed the perfect garden location to set the tone and 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!

Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
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, and instead of splurging on crazy expensive wicker pendant lamps, we used food domes that we found at World Market and they 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 ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
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 —
 

IZZE Grapehound Cocktail Recipe

  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Pour vodka into a highball glass over ice cubes and fill with IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit. Stir and garnish with a fruit skewer.
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas

IZZE Citrus Ginger Mule Cocktail Recipe

  • Serves 1

Ingredients

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

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.
Our tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
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, we’ll be sharing the recipe for these super cuter mini Acai bite-sized bowls here soon!
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 ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideasOur tropical garden party and DIY fruit necklaces for Summer! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - entertaining ideas
IZZE Tropical Party-40
Of course no Friendsday Night is complete for the Sugar & Cloth team without a statement DIY, and these fruit necklaces were definitely the conversation start of the night! Of course we played off of the sparkling juice flavors and colors to stick to the tropical theme, and here’s how we made them—

DIY Fruit Necklaces

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 and start hot gluing the faux fruits to the wood.

Once you have all of your fruit glued on, string on the wooden beads and tie the cord in a double knot in the back and you’re all set!

IZZE Tropical Party-37IZZE Tropical Party-38IZZE Tropical Party-43

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

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

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!

Comments

  • brittni

    06.30.16

    WOW! This is GORGOEOUS Ash. So, so beuatiful.

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you kara!

  • Carrie

    06.30.16

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

    • Ashley said:

      haha! That’s what I like to hear!

  • Blush & Vine

    06.30.16

    LoVe love love it! Always fun teaming up with you guys!

    • Ashley said:

      SO happy to get to partner with you all!! xoxo

    • Ashley said:

      THanks so much Monique! xo

  • Hannah

    06.30.16

    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 // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com

  • Julia

    06.30.16

    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

    • Ashley said:

      So glad you love it, Julia!

  • Keshia White

    06.30.16

    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
    http://www.queenlifeblog.com

    • Ashley said:

      Would’ve LOVED for you to attend!

    • Ashley said:

      Well thank you amy! xx

  • Shanshan

    07.01.16

    Love the contrast between white background and colorful drinks and dresses! Definitely a party inspiratio.

  • Fatima Bazzi

    07.06.16

    I’m Literally swooning! All the beautiful and vibrant colors are just perfect!

  • Whole Blossoms

    07.08.16

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

  • Megan Chandler

    07.12.16

    amazing summer party! And such GORGEOUS colors!

  • Tay

    09.01.16

    What a beautiful and colorful party!

    • Ashley said:

      So glad you liked it! Had so much fun putting it together :)

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Jelena!

  • Eden Passante

    09.04.16

    Such a beautiful garden party! Perfect for these last few weeks of summer!

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you, Eden! Wish you could have been there :)

  • Carla

    12.27.16

    Love the upside down flowers! Never seen anything like that before x

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you so much! Glad to have you here :)

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