We have yet to share some of the DIYs we created for our licorice all sorts party so we’re starting with the drink stirrers. They’re so easy and the perfect dash of color and shapes. AND, they take less than 5 minutes. One of our favorite parts! Read on →
Back in October (see the post here) I was invited to attend a retreat with some lovely fellow bloggers in Sonoma, California with Fortessa Tablesware Solutions and the release of their brand in Williams Sonoma. We were treated to some delicious food, a cooking class, and a spa treatment. All things I in no way mind. I ended up falling in love with the folks at Fortessa and, as you know I’m a lover of plates and such, so yes, I fell in love with their line of dinnerware. They’re elegant and sophisticated, and because they are restaurant quality, sturdy too. And you just can’t go wrong with a classic white. They sent me a box of their square dinnerware and I couldn’t help but think of all the other square things that I love, including but not limited to…licorice all sorts, so we just had to throw a licorice all sorts/square themed party. Had to.
I learned through planning this party that licorice all sorts is a divisive topic. Go ahead, try it if you’re into debates. Black licorice is a staple in Denmark so I didn’t really think twice about it, but man, mention it to a group of women and it brings out all the opposing feelings.
Along with the square dinnerware collection from Fortessa, which included bowls, dinner plates, dessert plates, and serving ware, they included their beautiful and hard to break glassware from Schott Zwiesel. While I was in Sonoma they demonstrated just how hard to break these glasses are by throwing them in down along the floor of the stretch hummer while we used to travel from the airpot. Ba! That was a first! Both throwing glasses on the floor and being in a stretch hummer. I used their stemless wine glasses for this occasion to bring down the level of fancy a bit. It is a licorice all sorts party after all.
My affinity towards licorice grew exponentially during my time in Scandinavia. Maybe it’s because it’s their candy of choice or maybe because the colors are so so beautiful. Either way, I got the idea for some licorice all sorts wrapping paper and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Wouldn’t it be fun to surprise someone with a mound of licorice gifts for their birthday or shower? It works best if all the guests go in on the wrapping or if you have a pile of gifts.
Ever since I turned balloons into fruit a few years ago I’ve been loving the idea of turning everything into fruit. I’ve been spotting some fun projects from around the web too (like Mr. Printables printable fruits here and here. SO GOOD!) and since I’m on a wrapping paper kick (like the all sorts licorice here), I thought…why not fruit up some wrapping paper? Wouldn’t it be so fun to do for a birthday?! I’m digging it.
The fun thing about this one is that it’s all paper! Probably paper that you already have in your paper stash. I used a cutting machine to make the exact shapes, but I’m providing the templates in case you want to cut it out yourself.