We’re all about adding new twists here at Stirrings. Here’s one that’s bound to yield some interesting results: a Girls’ Night In cocktail party.
SIMPLY BETTER COCKTAILS
The cocktails, of course, need to be extra creative…something new to try and to talk about. Try the Stirrings French 75; fantastic. Serve a signature cocktail like a Stirrings Pomegranate Martini, especially since pomegranates are all the rage this season. Shake them up in chic unusual cocktail shakers. See recipes below.
SIMPLY BETTER FOOD
Keep things fun, simple and grown up by adding a bit of sophistication to the classic pizza and salad. What Girls Night In would be complete without an array of chocolate goodies and desserts? Ask guests to bring their favorite chocolate indulgence.
For food, go with something light and easy, such as a thin-crusted pizza served on your trusty wooden cutting board. Add a light salad and you are golden. See menu ideas below.
SIMPLY BETTER TIMES
To get everyone in the spirit, give each guest something like a feather boa as she arrives. You’ll be amazed how a prop instantly elevates the mood of the party.
Since it can always turn into an unexpected night, choose opposing elements to decorate, like animal prints with hot pink accents. Use a hot pink runner for the table. If you’re on a budget, wrapping paper can double as a runner, with animal print placemats and napkins.
For centerpieces, roll high fashion magazines into glass vases and fill with flowers (put another vase within the vase if you add water). You can even use the magazine covers to line food and drink trays. Fill martini glasses with water and floating candles, and hang small glass chandelier pieces from each glass. Place these super-cool ornaments around the house.