Monday, February 28, 2011

Girls Oscar Night In

My hubby brought me these beautiful yellow roses for our Oscar Girls Night in 

when the girls arrived they filled out their ballots

put on their Oscar flower rings

& selected their BINGO cards

During the red carpet, we enjoyed our appetizers (everyone bought their faves) & piled around the tv to watch the show.  I set up a yummy snack table for all the girls, close to the sofa for easy access

popcorn, carmel corn, candy, & of course CHOCOLATE

the True Grit Lemon Bars & Black Swan Brownies were a big hit

We laughed, talked & enjoyed all the beauty, glitz & glamour!  Did you watch the Oscars? Who wore your favorite dress?  My best dressed vote was Anne Hathaway-I thought she was absolutely STUNNING!  Favorite speech?  I adore Natalie Portman & her speech was so sweet & endearing.  I also thought Randy Newman's acceptance was hilariously smart & Collin Firth was adorably charming.  Who were your faves this year?

For more of my Oscar party details click here, here, here and here.

(printables from HWTM, Twig & Thistle, & How About Orange)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shabby Apple Boutique Giveaway

Have you heard of Shabby Apple Boutique?  They have darling women's dresses 

Shabby Apple is giving away this fun & flirty Happy Talk dress (value of $88.00) to a lucky Poca Cosa reader!  I love the color, flowers, & the versatility of this piece!  You can wear flip flops to keep it casual or wear strappy sandals with some fabulous jewelry (I love turquoise with this color) & dress it up! 

To win this fabulous dress, check out Shabby Apple's website & leave me a comment here telling me which is your favorite!  For an additional entry, you can like Shabby Apple on Facebook & leave a comment here telling me so.  For a third entry, become a follower of Poca Cosa & leave me a comment. And for a final entry, you can like me on Facebook & leave me a comment here!  Giveaway ends at midnight on March 4th, 2011 & winner will be notified by email.  Good luck Ladies!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oscar candy

Wrapped our yummy chocolate bars up for our Oscar snack bar with the HWTM paper last night

& made little lemon drop packages 

I even made gummy cola treat bags for my BFF (they're her fave)

Off to make the popcorn bags, do a little baking & then taking a break to watch my youngest play in the Championship game for flag football!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oscar party details

Getting a few last things together for Sunday...printed our Oscar ballots from Twig & Thistle (added a little golden Oscar bling for fun)

& Oscar Bingo from How About Orange

  & wrapped water bottles in HWTM printables

& put together Bingo prize with one of my Oscar movie faves!

Off to work on the next project, snack bar treats! 

Oscar Jewelry

I am making chenille flower (AKA pipe cleaner) rings for all of my Oscar party girls because everyone at the Academy Awards needs FABULOUS jewelry!  (yes, I know I desperately need a manicure but what is more disturbing is how OLD my hands look-guess the future career of a hand model is out of the question).

To learn how to make your own pipe cleaner rings, go here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oscar Brew

A few of the girls like a nice cold beer while watching the Oscars &  let's face it, beer bottles aren't the most attractive. Of course, I want to make the bottles a little more festive & keep with the theme...

I removed the original beer labels & printed the HWTM Oscar tags on sticker paper & placed them on the bottles!  Easy, quick, & cute!  Cheers!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oscar party

Started putting together a few things for our Oscar Girls Night on Sunday-downloaded a ton of printables like these cute wraps from HWTM

I "borrowed" Jenn's clever idea envelope napkin idea & sealed the envelope with the nominee categories

I am having the girls bring their favorite appetizers to share & these will be the perfect addition

I am "wrapping" a few things up today & will share with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Super hero pops

Who knew super hero lollipops could be so cute?

Go check out Zakka Life for templates & instructions.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friends & Film

I decided last night to invite a few of the girls over to watch the Oscars.  I know it is only 6 days away but it is a small group of friends & I am going to keep it simple & casual.  Thankfully, Hostess with the Mostess has created these free Oscar printables which is going to make this party super easy to put together.

All the girls are bringing their favorite apps & all I have to do is put together a snack bar full of yummy treats! And the winner is.......

(photo from HWTM)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Jellybean topiary

How sweet is this jellybean flower topiary idea from Gumdrops & Truffles?  Don't be surprised when you see these on my Easter table.

(spotted on Edible Crafts)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oscar Bingo

Are you having an Academy Awards party this year?  Have you seen this fun version of Oscar Bingo from How About Orange?   With twelve different versions, you will be able to keep your friends entertained throughout the show.  Even if you aren't having a big party, it would be fun to get a little take out & curl up & play with your sweetie.

For free dowload, go here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Party Fringe

I adore the simplistic beauty of these streamers created by Jordan of Oh Happy Day!

 All the supplies needed to make this garland is Crepe Paper & a pair of Scissors.

Step 1: Cut off about a 2"-3" section of crepe paper.
Step 2: Start on one side and cut fringe evenly spaced. Leave some space in the center.
Step 3. Turn it over and cut fringe on the other side, still not cutting too far into the center.
Step 4: Muss up the fringe on each side, separate the layers and scrunch it with your fingers.
Step 5. Et voila! Unroll and hang your fringey streamers and celebrate!

(photos via Oh Happy Day)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Bunco

 I am apologizing in advance for the quality and lack of of photos.  I am terrible about taking photos during parties & COMPLETELY FORGOT to take photos of the food & dessert tables! BUT I wanted to share a few photos of the pics I did take from our fun Bunco night last week.....

don't you just love red tulips? 

I even Valentined up the Bunco bell with a few a little hearts

& made a few treats for the Bunco girls (literally, this is the only photo I have from the dessert bar)

how cute are these dice cake pops from Heavenly Cake Pops?  I won them in a Christmas givewaway from Maddycakes Muse!

My sweetheart bar with our delicious LOVE POTION #9

valentine buckets of more fun drinks

I set up a small photo booth for the girls with a few props


Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday projects

Sunday, we spent the morning making these marshmallow pops for the bake sale fundraiser for our friend Randy

we also made double chocolate brownies, rice krispie treats & chocolate covered pretzels

wrapped Iphone valentine's for Evan's classmates

& helped Evan make his ASU basketball valentine box for his class party.

What a great Sunday!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bunco LOVE

I am still cleaning up from our FABULOUS Bunco last night

more pics to follow...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Good Humor Bar

Love a chocolate bar with a good sense of porportion

& great sense of humor

 check out the Romance pack from Bloomsberry & Co. for a delicious slice of humor

(spotted on Jaimee Rose)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's my 2nd Blog Birthday!

It was two years ago today that I started this blog!

It has been such an amazingly joyful experience-thank you for making it so incredible!

(photo from Martha Stewart)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Signs

In Bunco, you have numbered tables which direct you where to go at the end of each round.  Instead of having just basic numbered tables, I named each table after love nicknames.

I also wrapped up a few prizes

so many fun things left to do!