Recently, several friends have had some major stressors/challenges/sadness in their lives: injuries, relationship issues, job stress/unemployment, financial/mortgage problems and one friend who just had to put her beloved fur child (a beautiful dog) down because he had cancer.
When the girlfriends are sad, there’s only one thing to do.
Host a “Girl’s Night”.
Several years ago, I started this tradition as a night to drink wine and watch chick flicks.
It soon became apparent that movies were never going to be watched. One year, we went an entire year without actually watching “Under the Tuscan Sun”. It made it into the DVD player but was never actually played.
So we dropped the movies and just made it about eating, drinking and giggling (which is all we ever did anyway)
But since this was a difficult time for so many, I wanted to do something special.
Taking a cue from Sonja Silver who had been talking about tiaras and wanting an excuse to wear one, I went down to the party store and bought a bunch of the ones designed for little girl’s birthday parties. I also bought some shiny pink princess plates and matching napkins.
Who says that princess parties are only for little girls? Big girls like to wear tiaras too.
Kathy brought the fixin’s to make “Rachel Ray Basil Martinis”. It was “shake shake shake” baby… (never stirred stirred stirred)
Janice brought over a kit to make Tarantula Blue Margaritas which were also quite tasty
California Pizza Kitchen pizzas, fresh local salmon, salads, various cheeses and crackers and other treats made up a very tasty buffet.
Betsy brought a little friend (who laughed and rolled on the floor when his motion detector was triggered) along as well…
It was just what everyone needed; a chance to relax, unwind and talk smut in the kitchen.
“What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen”
Here’s to girlfriends and getting to be a princess for an evening.
The rest of the photos are in a slideshow here
Now, I’ve got to get back to lunch break’s over…