I don't know about you, but for me a good ol' fashioned partAy always does this girl some good! Girls only. Plenty of scrumptious food. And a game or two to mix it up! I am up for a girls night out anytime of year, but my soul craves one in the dead of winter. I need something to focus on, something to plan, something to look forward to.
I used white table cloths, and random candle holders from the dollar store for table decorations.
Here is the Vodka that I infused with bacon to make the Bacontini's. These where a tad bit labor intensive...but OH MY! HEAVENS TO BETSY they are CRAZY yummy! If you are into bacon chocolate alcoholic beverages that is.
I decided to forgo P-dubs Sangria, because I had so much left over last year, and just do wine and beer. Water, and pop were also offered.
Then the gals started arriving. This is always the most awkward part for me at a party. How to greet everyone, and do introductions.....UGH, I feel like a I always fall short during this period of a party. I'm working on it....anyone have any good suggestions on how you manage arrival time?
This a gift I received from a couple of my cowgirls. I just had to share it with you. Not that I am totally agree with this poem...lets just say I can appreciate it!
For starters we had The Pioneer Womans Olive Bread....life changing. I crave this stuff. It is so gol' darn fattening, I only make it for parties.
THE DINNER: I love a Wedge Salad. So that's what we had. I will share with you the prep and how I served it, REAL soon.
There it is the plate full of deliciously filling and comforting cowgirl food. Be still my heart.
Look at Kenny, he thinks he is being really sneaky. Just makin' himself plate a food, which is fine, but my boy likes to eavesdrop. Look at him, he is totally lingering...trying to listen in on what us gals are yackin' about. I think I finally shoo'd him away. He cracks me up!
White Elephant game. Oh my this turned into to one of the biggest laugh fests in the history of dinner parties at our house. I received emails the next day from some of the girls saying that their abs actually hurt! I don't know about my abs..(I just have flabs these days), but my cheeks hurt and my voice was hoarse the next day. Click on White Elephant if you have never played to get the low down on how it goes.
Meg received "The Perfect Man", I think she was informing us all here that she already has the perfect man....yeh, yeh, yeh, we know!
Well a certain book, on a certain activity, was gifted to someone...it was so interesting that pages were ripped from it and recited aloud. This is where things began to get out of hand.
Creme Brulee is so easy. It really is. Eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar, and then you need a torch and some ramekins. I received the torch thingy as a gift and then I have picked up ramekins here and there. It's always a hit!
A little "CRam Brulette", (that's what my Cece calls it) and berrys was all it took to reign the girls back in.
It was a great night. I didn't want anyone to go. I think we all definetly needed a girls night out! Oh yeah the Naked Cowboy made another appearance. He's really not naked, you know that right?