Pretty Drink Recipe Printables

Cocktails in the pool in Palm Springs. Photo by @alexandrahedin. Image credit: Alexandra Hedin

Thanks for following along all week on my #campmixalot creative retreat to Palm Springs. Today I’m excited to share with you a printable of the amazing hand-lettered drink recipe cards Lauren created to put in the girl’s goodie bags. You should totally print these out and keep them in your kitchen. I can’t stress enough how awful Tortuga Nights sounds but how good it really is. You HAVE to try it! We will be hosting a goodie bag giveaway soon so check back! You want to win it, I assure you.

Hand painted printable cocktail recipes from #campmixalot done by @laurenv

These cards also include really pretty instructions on how to DIY your own infused vodka and also a quick how-to on the frozen melon ball sparkling wine cocktails we served. Do it.

Lauren put marks on the card to tell you where to cut but really you are just cutting the page in half one direction and then again the other. Super easy. But SO pretty! Print them out, use them and share with your friends. Tag us on social media if you post them! @cupcakescutlery @afabulousfete

Download here: camp-mixalot-printable-coctktails

See all the #campmixalot posts here:

Day 1 Recap

Day 2 Recap

Catered dinner in Palm Springs

A Fabulous Fete’s Recap

Melon Ball Mimosas

Infused Vodka Favors

And in case you are headed to Palm Springs – here are some of my favorite places to eat!

Do you want to come to our next creative retreat? Just fill out this form here!

Palm Springs Restaurants

Best restaurants in Palm Springs. // cupcakesandcutlery.comAll this week I have been sharing info about the creative retreat Lauren and I put together this summer. For the last two years, we have hosted this weekend in Palm Springs for several reasons. It is relatively close to the mostly OC based creatives that attend, it’s usually warm and sunny making pool time a necessity and the desert has great food, people and atmosphere. And I freaking love it. I’ve already shared with you my favorite places to stay in Palm Springs (a few updates coming soon!) but today I thought I would share the Palm Springs restaurants that make my stomach happy. Special note: Palm Springs has “seasons.” During low season (summer) some restaurants close. Check with each of these places before heading over to ensure that they are, in fact, open. It took me years to finally try Cheeky’s because I was never in town when it was open!

And here are my qualifications: I like to eat, I like good design and I like great customer service. These are my personal opinions and none of these are sponsored. These are the places that I eat at, time and time again.

Pancakes from King's Highway at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. // cupcakesandcutlery.comBreakfast is my favorite meal to eat out no matter where I am. These pancakes, King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel, might be the best I’ve ever had. For serious. This is one of my favorite places for breakfast in the desert. They are open for lunch and dinner as well, but breakfast is my fave. The food is always great, the atmosphere, with its 70′s macrame art and hipsters, is always interesting and you can always count on a good meal. The rattan elephant head on the wall is also a favorite of my kids.  [Read more...]

The Best Private Chef in Palm Springs

Gorgeous table styled by @laurenv for our catered dinner! #campmixalot // cupcakesandcutlery.comOne of my favorite parts of our creative weekend in Palm Springs was the private catered dinner Lauren and I set up for the girls on our last night in town.  If you are a long time reader, you may remember that my family did a catered dinner in the desert a few years ago which I posted about. It was such an amazing experience with an amazing chef that I really wanted the girls attending our creative retreat to experience it too. 

Michelle Globis of Palm Springs Plan, private chef in Palm Springs. #campmixalot // cupcakesandcutlery.comOnce again, I hired Michelle Globis, of Palm Springs Plan, for our private dinner. Michelle is a private chef in Palm Springs, who you can hire to come cook for you, your family, your party, whatever.  She mostly follows a Paleo plan with the meals, but don’t worry, they will appeal to everyone! Her food is absolutely delicious and she takes great care in putting each menu together. But it truly goes so far beyond just the meal. This is an experience that I hope everyone can have at some point in their life. So next time you rent a house in the desert with your friends or family, you simply must hire her one evening! [Read more...]

Weekend in Palm Springs : 2 #campmixalot

Handmade notebooks with our creative retreat event hashtag. #campmixalot. // cupcakesandcutlery.comDay 2 of #campmixalot is here!! Now I know what you are thinking, Sharon – day 1 had a lot of cocktails…And you are correct.  I was pretty slow the morning of day 2. But there was too much planned for the day so I grabbed another RESQ WATER and got moving. And coffee.  Lots of coffee. 

If you missed yesterdays post, I am recapping the creative retreat weekend in Palm Springs that Lauren and I plan every year.  This year’s took place in the beginning of August and was cocktail themed. [Read more...]

Weekend in Palm Springs : 1 #campmixalot

Mini Mylar letter balloons were the perfect thing to use for our event hashtag. #campmixalot. // cupcakesandcutlery.comSo excited to be sharing a recap of day 1 of the creative retreat Lauren and I put together in Palm Springs at the beginning of August! This is absolutely a labor of love for us. We really love to collaborate and get groups of creative gals together to get to know each other better, find relaxation, inspiration and talk shop. This year’s focus was on all things cocktail so we came up with the hashtag #campmixalot and had a loose summer camp theme throughout the weekend. The purpose of the cocktail theme was not so that we had an excuse to get spring break drunk.  These getaways are designed to enjoy, relax, learn and grow. There are so many different aspects of cocktail culture that we thought it could make for some fun learning. We were right.

This is our second year hosting the event. For disclosure purposes, this event was not sponsored but we were truly lucky to have some great brands send product for this great weekend to help us keep the costs down. I will note those at the end. This year our event was held at a private home in Palm Springs. We welcomed 6 other gals to the house the first day with the hashtag floating in the pool. I’m still in love with these mini mylar balloons. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Welcome sign for cocktail camp. Hand painted by @laurenv for #campmixalot. // cupcakesandcutlery.comI feel grateful for the blogging world and the friends it has led me to and the experiences I am able to have because of it. To be able to put together a special weekend for some great gals makes my heart happy.  P.S. it doesn’t suck when you co-host has the world’s best writing ever for the signage. [Read more...]