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

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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!

 

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-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…

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

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

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

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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)

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!

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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!


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 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.

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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!











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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!

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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.







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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.

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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!




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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!

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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.


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

Personalize Your Upcoming Holiday Party

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s time to start planning out how you can make your celebrations the best they have ever been! By utilizing personalized touches, you can be sure to take the title of best entertainer. Below are a few suggestions on how you can make your upcoming holiday parties a personalized success!

Personalized Wine Glasses

These Govino wine glasses are made from a food-safe, BPA-free polymer, which reflects a wine’s color and aromatics much like crystal. They’re recyclable (#1), but better yet they’re reusable. Consider getting them personalized for each guest with their monogram or their first name. That way they can serve as a place holder at the table, as well as a gift to take home!

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I Am Grateful For Notecards 

These little cards are a great thing for around the Thanksgiving table! Have family and friends write down what they are thankful for at the beginning of dinner, seal it up, eat dinner, pass them around and have others read them! These come in a pack of ten and include envelope.

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Chalkboard Menu Board

These chalkboards are not only a great way to decorate, but to write cute messages to your guests. Decorate it with a cute welcome message or utilize them to post your menu. Either way, your family and friends will love the extra touch! (Oh, and you can even get your name or monogram lamented along the top of the board).

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Personalized Placemats

These personalized paper placemats can be used for every occasion and are perfect for your dinner party, cocktail soiree, holiday event, or as a hostess gift. They’re only $1.95 each! Plus, you can choose different styles and colors to match your taste.

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How do you add personalized touches to your holiday parties? We’d love to hear your ideas! Simply share them with us on Twitter (@swoozies).

The Oh-So Versatile Paper Straw

The days of a boring, clear drinking straw are long gone. It seems now no drink is complete without its favorite new accessory: a colorful paper straw. Perusing Pinterest, we’ve seen these adorable straws popping up all over the place – but not just in drinks! They’re used in baking, as decoration, and even as party favors. We’re super inspired by all of your ideas and have collected some of our favorites to share with you:

The Cake Pop: In lieu of the traditional wooden skewer, try out some colorful paper straws as your cake pop handle. Delicious + oh-so colorful.

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Chocolate Malt Cupcake: Well, a simple chocolate cupcake would just be boring now, wouldn’t it?!

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Pinwheels: Use paper straws as your handle in this fun, kid-friendly pinwheel craft idea. Or create the pinwheels ahead of time to use as decoration and let each guest take one home as a party favor!

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Garland: Put the kids to work with this fun, colorful craft! It will add a pop of color to any blank wall and they’ll love to see their work on display for the whole party to enjoy.

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Photo Booth Accessories: Create a Photo Booth at your next party and use paper straws as part of your accessory selection. Just throw in a few hats, a feather boa, and you’re good to go!

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Dress-Up Your Straws: We simply love the extra touch of gold-glitter tape added to each of these straws. Perfect for a girl’s party.

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Cake-Topper: Let your voice be heard! Use paper straws as the posts to hang a “banner” with your favorite phrase or the name of the lucky cake-recipient. We love everything about this!

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What are some of your favorite uses of paper straws? Pin them or post them on Instagram and use #Swoozies. We’d love to see.

Feeling inspired? You can get paper straws in a multitude of colors by clicking here.

Swoozie’s is Supporting Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Throughout the year, we are extremely thankful for the community and are considerate of our responsibility to our associates and our customers. This month in particular, we reflect on the women who bring life to our organization and into our stores.

Below is the story of one of our own ladies, Bethany, as told by herself. Bethany lost her mother to breast cancer, and it is because of women like this that we support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Swoozie's PinkPass“Losing my mom and main source of comfort at such a young age has definitely taught me to appreciate my family much more. It’s a constant reminder to tell people how important they are to me because I never really know how much time I have left with them. For the longest time, whenever I would think about my mom and the pain she went through or how much I miss her, I would get an ache in my chest… but that doesn’t last long once I remember the type of woman that she was and how hard she fought and how courageous she was. She is definitely an everyday motivation to be the best person that I can be. 

Being an informed woman is necessary for supporting breast cancer awareness. It’s important that women know how to check themselves with self-examinations and know how/where to go get tested if they have a family history with breast cancer.  Spreading awareness and information like this can help save lives. Not only educating others with facts about breast cancer, but raising funds for research,  scholarships and donations towards hospitals is also an important part of breast cancer awareness.  
 
I absolutely love that Swoozie’s is so involved and dedicated in raising money for breast cancer research and awareness. Women helping and empowering one another is the best way to spread information and I’m lucky I can do so where I work.”

Not everyone is fortunate to survive.  Bethany did not deserve to lose her mother at such a young age. That is why we are supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the sixth year in a row.

Because of you, our customer base defined by caring, wonderful women, our combined contribution to this effort will be significant and will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Participating is easy. Simply purchase our PinkPASS on-line, or in stores, for $20 and you’ll receive 20% off with that pass on purchases through November 1st. Each individual $20 commitment will contribute to a substantial coordinated effort.