Gift your Dad to Personalized GQ Status!

Image

  1. Personalized Sterling Silver Plated Cufflinks 2. Personalized Grillmaster Plus Apron 3. Personalized Beer Mug Set 4. Personalized Canvas Weekender Bag

Justin brought back the suit and tie, so this Father’s Day you should give your dad a gift that will show off some of the class he was born with and swag he’s developed over the years. Or wait; maybe you could give him something that will remind him of his heart throbbing boy band days. No? Ok, we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift—a multi-purpose grilling or fixer-upper set for his superman days…Still can’t decide on a gift? We couldn’t either—that’s why we have all of these gifts and more just for dad.  And you know what that means, daddy’s favorite=one lucky girl!

 

20 Brilliant Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Deserve 50 More

Untitled

 

1. The Sunday Tote  2. The Accessory Bag  3. The Luggage Tag
4. The Gold Glass Mason Jar    5. Moon & Lola Acrylic Necklace, SM. 1”
6. The Floppy Hat    7. The Large Cooler Bag   8.  The Beach Bag
9. The Sealife Icon Straw Clutch   10. The iPhone 4 & 5 Cover  11.  The Cooler Tote
12. The Lola Overnight Bag   13. The Monogram Sunglasses  14. The Cheshire Script Double Chain Bracelet  15. The Origami Pouch  16. The Paige Cosmetic   17. The Tortoise Monogram Bangle   18. The Poncho   19. The Island Clutch  20. The Kate Spade Pen & Notecard Set      *Add $10 for personalization

Our moms already do a bazillion things for us, so let’s do one good thing for them! (Luckily, there’s a whole day set aside for you to do just that.)  Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show you care by giving your mom a little extra sass and flair. And this time, let’s try not to borrow your gifts back. Let’s give her more than a gift she wants, but one that she really REALLY needs! Good thing we’ve made it easy—Surpriseeee.

Our Apologies! And Thank You!

We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties in the Land of Swoo today–What can we say, we’ve almost made it to the weekend. Our sincerest apologies for the “Burn, Baby! Burn!” blog update some of you received. You were probably thinking …huh?

Good thing is, it’s been awhile since we’ve thanked all of our loyal subscribers! So, what a perfect time to say thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU.

Stay tuned for more updates, and we wish you the sweetest rest of the week (and weekend) ever!

 

XO

-The Swoozie’s crew

Introducing Ban.do!

Spring is finally here! And that means we’re gearing up for a lot of new and exciting things at Swoozie’s; one in particular being the newest addition to the Land of Swoo, Ban.do! If you haven’t already heard of these stylish, La-La land-inspired accessories and gifts, you’re in for a special treat. Ban.do adds the perfect touch to the Swoozie’s lineup by giving you lots of color, taste and just the right amount of girly options to jazz up your every day style.

 We’ve got Canvas totes, Key chain pouches and Carryall duos for on-the-go girls…

Image

Image

Image

Back Me up Mobile Chargers, Power Trip chords, iPad/iPhone cases, Disco Tech Wristlets and Ear Buddies for the tech goddesses…

Image

Image

Image

Image

Crystal Crush Bobbies , Sparkle & Shine Bobbi Sets and It Girl Bobbies, Twists Scarves and Girl Talk Headbands for the trendsetters….

Image

Image

Image

AND Sip Sip Tumblers, Drink Sleeves and Cross Body Party Pouches for the social butterflies!  

ImageImageImage

Simply put, there’s a Ban.do essential for every fashionista and occasion! Looking for designer accessories at the perfect price? Ban.do is the way to go!

Tweet us your favorite items! (@Swoozies)

Book Signing Event with Trista Sutter at Swoozie’s Denver

Join us at our Swoozie’s Denver location for a book signing and appearance event with Trista Sutter, runner-up on Season One of the ABC reality television show The Bachelor and the star of the first season of its companion show The Bachelorette. Trista has also appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and NBC’s Fear Factor.

Trista SutterTrista’s book, Happily Ever After, reminds readers that it’s the smallest gestures and the most unassuming things that can have the greatest effects. Trista is often asked her secret to being one of the rare reality-TV relationships to make it to the altar and beyond. In this heartfelt book, she shares the simple yet profound keys to finding everyday happiness: gratitude and grace. From the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them moments we have with our kids, our spouses, our pets, or even strangers, to the more obvious lessons we pick up from reading the news or hearing an inspirational story, knowing how to recognize, accept, and be grateful for all of our daily blessings is truly what “happily ever after” means.

Join us in stores for cocktails, book signing, and a meet and greet with Trista! 

Where:

Swoozie’s Denver
589 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80206

When:

Tuesday, March 25th
4-6 PM 

We look forward to seeing everyone there! 

Our Favorite Green Cocktails & Dazzling Drinkware for St. Patrick’s Day

When March 17 rolls around, a little Irish comes out in all of us.  On St. Patrick’s Day millions of people everywhere come together to celebrate the Irish culture by wearing the color green, taking a stab at traditional Irish dancing and drinking lots of booze. If you’re not a big fan of beer or can’t find a nearby Irish pub or parade to celebrate, we’ve got the perfect green concoctions and drinkware to help you create your own soirée and wow your friends!  In fact, our shimmering glasses may make you forget all about wearing beads. What’s the number one Swoozie’s must-have you might ask?  The green Acrylic Double Wall Glitter Tumblers of course!

1. The Shamrocker

The Shamrocker is a sophisticated yet simple tequila mixture with a delicious fruity taste. Its combination of melon and orange gives you just the right amount of flavor and fun. Garnish with a few orange slices to really prove you know what you’re doing. Simply mix in a cocktail shaker, throw in some ice and enjoy!

Image

Ingredients:

1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

1 oz. Silver Tequila

½ oz. Triple Sec

A splash of orange juice

Try It! The GoVino Cocktail Glass Set goes perfectly with the Shamrocker. Even better, these glasses are recyclable, shatterproof and come with a unique thumb notch for easy swirling and holding. Drink up!


Source: CoastalCompanion.com

ImageImage



 2. The Classic Mojito

The Mojito is a classic cocktail that can be served on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year (If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably already had your share of these before). Its hint of lime and mint leaves gives the perfect homage to the color green, and it is best served in any tall glass. You can also make your own simple syrup for extra bragging rights.

Image


Ingredients:

½ oz. lime juice

1 tsp. refined sugar

3-5 mint leaves

A splash of club soda to top off

Try It! Swoozie’s Acrylic Double Wall Glitter Tumblers will take your cocktails to a brand new level! Mojitos are traditionally served with stirring rods, so the built in straws are sure to keep your drinks tasty and fresh. The double-walled acrylic layer also helps keep the beverages cold.  While you’re at it, stock up on a few green Personalized Napkins also!











Source: Esquire.com

Image



3. Green with Envy

If you love this cocktail’s name, you’ll love that it gives you a taste of the islands as well.  With only four simple ingredients, this drink is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and count down to your Spring Break getaway. Serve with ice cubes or combine the ingredients with ice in a blender for a little more variety. Top with pineapple, orange slices or cherries and get your hula skirt ready!

Image

Ingredients:

1 oz. Coconut Rum

1 oz. Blue Curacao Liqueur

1 oz. Pineapple Juice or Orange Juice

2 ½ oz. sweet and sour mix

Try It! Whether you prefer smaller, green Acrylic Glasses  or Jumbo Striped Acrylic Glasses, we’ve got plenty of options for you and your guests to enjoy. These multi-purpose glasses are stylish and easy to carry when socializing with friends. You can even add your own personal touch with vinyl personalization.







Source: Cosmopolitan.com

 Image

Image



4. Irish Tea Party

Simply stated, the Irish Tea Party is the Irish version of a Long Island Iced Tea. Complete with a Southern and Irish staple, this whiskey mix brings both worlds together in one glass. Serve with Irish Tea Cake to compliment your mixology skills, and garnish with a lime wedge.

Image



Ingredients:
2 oz. sweetened, chilled green tea

½ oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey

½ oz. Absinthe to rinse in glass

A splash of ginger ale

Try It! Pair this drink or any treats with these Kate Spade Cocktail Napkins and Kate Spade Coasters, designed with cute, popular sayings. Both sets come with a blue pair, which actually was the initial color of choice for St. Patrick’s Day in the 17th century!




Source: cocktals.lovetoknow.com

Image

Image



5. Kiss Me I’m Irish Martini

Feeling lucky? The Kiss Me I’m Irish Martini is sure to be your best pick of the night. Because this drink is so simple to make, you can spend most of your time enjoying your friends and less time in the kitchen. Even better, this cocktail is low in calories!

Image

Ingredients: 

2 ½ oz. Sparkling wine

1 oz. Midori Sour

1 oz. vodka

1 ½ oz. lemonade

Try It! Before adding the sparkling wine, use a green CHILL Pouring Spout to serve your martinis at the right temperature all night long. Insert the cooling pour spout after two hours in the freezer, and instantly enhance the drink’s flavor. You’ll want to use it for every wine night! Switch it up with personalized cups too.


Source: digthisdesign.net

 

Image

Image



Which drinks are you dying to try? Share with us! 

How to Create a Wedding Guest List

It’s officially wedding planning season! Here at Swoozie’s, we are big fans of this time of the year because it gives us all something to celebrate. And what is better to celebrate than true, undying love? 

Below is another entry from one of our own, Sarah. She will be tuning in weekly to blog about her own experience, providing tips and advice as she learns along the way. She will even solicit the advice of others and create an online dialog for all of our other recently engaged readers. 

How to Create a Wedding Guest List 

I have to be honest – creating a guest list was one of the most difficult things I have done while planning my wedding. Don’t get me wrong, we had zero issues with writing down the name of every person we would love to have in attendance. What we had a problem with was deciding who Kevin and I could actually afford to attend.

The reality is that every wedding has a budget, and it’s important that your wedding guest list keeps this in mind. Most people can’t afford to have 300 people in attendance, so below I share with you some of the tips I acquired while trying to keep everything within budget.

Understanding Your Budget

On average, a reception will cost you about 50% of your total wedding budget. While per person costs vary drastically, it seems like a solid average is around $65 a person. Yes, $65! So, let’s say you had a $20,000 total wedding budget – that would mean you could afford to have around 150 guests.

I think it’s important to break down the numbers this way, because it helps you decide how many people you can actually invite, rather than how many you want to invite.

Divide Seats Equally

This seems to be the only thing that is fair. Instead of fighting over whose guest is more important, lay down strict ground rules. If you are inviting 200 people to your wedding, the bride gets 100 and the groom gets 100. How you decide to split those invites amongst your parents is up to you. For example, I have a small family so my parents had fewer people they wanted to invite, requesting 25 of my 100 invites. Kevin, on the other hand, gave his parents 50 of the 100 invites because he has a larger family.

Create and A and B List

This has been my savior! It was inevitable that we hoped to invite more people than we could afford. So, we created an A and a B list. Those who were on the A list received the first round of invitations. If somebody from the A list replies with regrets, then we will send an invite to those on the B list in order of importance.

We hope that these tips helped you in your planning efforts. What advice have you found to be helpful?