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Monday, November 16, 2015

Cocoa & Cocktails

Oh hey, it's Monday. But you won't find me grumbling today, seeing as how I'm currently boarding a ship to sail the Caribbean with HGTV and the Property Brothers! #brat #sorrynotsorry It's set to be a jam-packed week of fun and adventures, so be sure to follow along on Instagram or Facebook! I can't wait to report back to you guys!

Today we're getting a little festive, and gearing up for a fun holiday season ahead. Kirkland's sent me a surprise gift package featuring items from their Majestic Metallics Collection, and challenged me to style an area of our home. I was a little hesitant because Kirkland's doesn't typically fit my style, but after checking out their new Christmasland, I was fully onboard!

As soon as I found these moscow mule mugs (yes! from Kirkland's!! #whoknew), I instantly thought of a Cocoa & Cocktails party!

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party



One of the reasons we bought this new house was the extra space it afforded us for hosting friends and family. But I tend to get tied up about entertaining, and worry about what to serve and all my unfinished rooms! I finally threw those hang-ups out this Summer, and we started inviting friends over more regularly.

I found I cherish opening my home to people I love, and it doesn't take much effort to make people feel special! A few extra touches here and there, and in my case, snacks from the grocery store, and we're ready to host!

Using items I already had, and a few new things from Kirkland's, I quickly and easily threw together an outdoor Cocoa Station for the kids, and a Mimosa Bar for the moms and dads.

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Those battery-operated lights are genius...you can place them anywhere with no cords! And the bow-tying skills are courtesy of my aunt!

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

We won't put the tree up until after Thanksgiving, but with some key-placed pillows and throws, and a few classic decor items from Kirkland's Christmasland, the house was feeling a little more festive.

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party

The hardest part was holding back this cutie and her friends until after I'd shot it for you guys. Fortunately the weather is still nice, and they were able to run all that sugar off outside!

Hi Sugarplum | Cocoa & Cocktails Party
Aztec Tunic (on sale!) | Copper Mug

Have you started hosting friends for the holidays? What are some tricks you implement to keep entertaining easy and simple?

The Christmasland fun continues all week, so be sure to check out
these talented bloggers for more fun ideas!

Monday // Me!
Tuesday // Karianne {Thistlewood Farms}
Wednesday // Gina {The Shabby Creek Cottage} & Liz Marie {Liz Marie Blog}
Thursday // Kim {Sand & Sisal}
Friday // {Kirkland’s blog}


{Giveaway}

One of you lucky ducks is going to win a $200 shopping spree to Kirklands, too! Just enter in the rafflecopter below, and good luck, lovebugs!

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*This post was written in collaboration with Kirkland's, but all purchases, ideas, and whipped cream mustaches are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

65 comments:

  1. There is a Kirkland's store around the corner from me, and I've never been in it. Now I may have to stop a take a look! I love the Clear Glass Lantern. The picture online has them grouped in 3, but I think I would love to put them all over!

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  2. I love the Clear Glass Latern, the marquee string lights, and I had no idea that Kirklands had festive glassware- I am thinking that I need to grab some of their stemless Christmas wineglasses!

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  3. Fabulous job as always. Kirklands gas something for everyone!

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  4. Ah - I love the Platinum Cedar and Mercury Glass wreath but there are so many adorable products!

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  5. I love the Sparkling Ivory Nativity Set and the Ho Ho Ho Train.

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  6. The plastic lights are so cute. I am going to visit Kirkland's today and get a string or two. Great job styling these two vignettes. Adorable! (jilljones1(at)frontiernet(dot)net)

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  7. Love it all...especially those string lights and Mercury glass items!!

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  8. Such an adorable theme for a party! Definitely want to try this!

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  9. You had me at GOLD SUGAR!!! Such a fun theme party!

    Amy @ thedailyhostess.com

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  10. Merry mugs and the gold rattan Christmas trees. Love the post and have a great cruise!

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  11. While I love everything in this post, I can't get by the fact you are hanging with the Property Brothers! So excited for you (and a little jealous)!

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  12. I"m really loving all of the festive pillows they have! Ahh, now I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!

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  13. I need those Moscow Mule mugs!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  14. My Mom and I LOVE Kirklands! My favorite for Christmas is the lighted Christmas presents, glitter trees and the giant ball ornaments with the letters. Needless to say, all of those things are now in my house but there is plenty more we want:)

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  15. Love those LED Pyramid lanterns!!! Genius!!

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  16. Hi! I love reading your blog - so many great ideas. I think the utensil caddy from Kirklands is my favorite but those lights are amazing too. Thanks for the chance.

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  19. I love your decorating. Have fun on your cruise!!!

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  20. I love the Glitzy Peacock Wreath that Kirkland's offers! We used peacock feathers in our wedding, so they have a special place in my heart. I would display the wreath year round because it is just so beautiful!! Love your blog :)

    -Megan M.

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  21. Love those Moscow Mule mugs -- fun to get into the season!

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  22. Love the marquee string lights! Have a fantastic time on your cruise Cassie!

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  23. Those Moscow mule mugs are perfection!

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  24. love the pinecone wreath, Moscow mule mugs and the cozy throw!

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  25. Love the throw and plaid pillow, so cozy!!

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  26. Love the cute mule mugs for cocoa and hot cider!

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  27. Looks beautiful! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  28. Those mule mugs for sure!!! Love your set up..looks fantastic!

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  29. I'm in love with that plaid pillow! I want a pair ASAP!

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  30. I love the Merry Christmas LED Framed Art Print - that is so cute.

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  31. Such acute idea for a get together! I need some copper mugs!!

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  32. Love the mirrors at Kirklands! And of course their Christmas decoration

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  33. I love Kirklands! Now I have to go buy that Sherpa blanket!

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  34. i like the Tree of Life Canvas Print

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  35. I loooove Kirkland's! So many things in my One Room Challenge office are from there, like the gray opee harper rug! :)

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  36. All so cute and makes me feel like I could pull off having friends over =). Gold sugar, are you kidding me?!?!?!?! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    I'm in LOVE with the gold flatware. It's on sale too! Plus I got a 15% off code by singing up for emails. Happy dance =).
    Question though - Does it tarnish? If not, I'm pressing PURCHASE now =).
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  37. I've only been to Kirkland's once... I need to go back! What a cute party!

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  38. I love the deer, the mugs and glittery candles!

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  39. Was in Kirklands today - having a thing for reindeer this Christmas season!

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  40. I love the reindeer, would love to add to the Christmas decor collection.

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  41. I love the reindeer, would love to add to the Christmas decor collection.

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  42. Love the fun idea...thinking it would be cute to do with my kids too. The holiday decor is getting me in the holiday spirit!

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  43. I love the pinecone wreath. All the glitz and glamour is lovely. Happy birthday BTW.
    Cassandra E

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  44. Wow everything looks amazing -

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  45. Cute ideas! Thanks so much ☺️

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  46. I love the gold trees you added to your collection.

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  47. Like the ho ho ho accent pillow!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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