as a beauty and style blogger i think it is clear that i love aesthetics. i like to make things look pretty, to feature items in their best light and to find and create beauty from everyday things. it can be as simple as making lunch for my kids or putting together a special celebration for back to school. either way i am always on board for redecorating and styling to make moments feel special. one of my family's favorite drinks - IZZE - has just launched a new line of sparkling water beverages and i was excited to create a special back to school celebration including these delicious new drinks.
my kids' final days of summer are quickly winding down and tonight we are headed to the school to meet the teachers before school starts next week. i wanted to create a special family and friends party to get the school year off to a good start. i put together some sweet treats, some savory bites and creatively displayed the items for when we return home from our back to school night.
first was our savory tray. i like finding unique items to decorate with and this Washington State cutting board did the trick. i topped it with some of my favorite savory items: soft cheese, spicy jalepeno jelly, crackers, lunch meat and some grapes to balance out the savory.
i put all of the new IZZE flavors as well as some cups, coasters and pitcher of water on a lucite tray. IZZE Sparkling Water is the latest from IZZE, it is a bold sparkling water with true-to-the-fruit flavors of Blackberry Pear, Mandarin Lime and Raspberry Watermelon. the water sparkles with flavor that to the triple-filtering of mountain spring water that eliminates any impurities for the cleanest, freshest sparkling taste. the new IZZE flavored waters are incredibly refreshing and satisfy that desire for a fizzy drink without the added calories and sugar. (don't be afraid to add some decorative elements to your serving trays - there's no rule that ONLY food is allowed on those trays!)
last i made a strawberry shortcake and displayed it on a cute cake stand - all of the glass elements of the bottles, the glasses, the serving tray and the jars help create a cohesive look. additionally i keep a jar of goodies that i recently filled with marshmallows for a quick sweet fix. i picked up some fresh flowers because fresh flowers always make everything better and then added some more IZZE Sparkling Water to the serving tray for an added pop of color.
i am definitely looking forward to celebrating tonight with my cute kiddos. the beginning of school is always so bittersweet. you are excited to see them growing up and at the same time it is a tough pill to swallow. i hope your school year starts off great. please share any ideas you have for making back to school special.
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