Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Cotton Candy Girls' Night Out


Just before my recent move, there was another big move that affected my group of close girlfriends...our dear friend Sarah accepted an awesome job in San Francisco and had to leave New York in only a few short weeks! Of course, we had to give her a proper city send-off and even though my apartment was pretty much a major disaster thanks to my moving prep, I decided to host the bon voyage gathering on my patio for old time's sake. 


One of my favorite parts about hosting a girls' night is that you can go a little crazier with the colors and decor, so I dug into my party bin and pulled out all things pink and animal print...hey, go big or go home, right? I also came up with an...interesting flavor combination for our signature Welcome Shots (in my defense, I was trying to use up all of my almost-empty bottles before the move...my apologies to the ladies who experienced some frat party flashbacks with 99 Bananas!).


I picked up these cocktail napkins on our girls' trip to Vegas last summer, so it was only appropriate to bust them out for this last hurrah.



And now for my favorite part...the signature cocktail! Is there anything more whimsical, sweet, and girly than cotton candy? I took a mixed tub of pink and blue cotton candy and created sugar clouds to top our champagne flutes. Simply pour some prosecco over them for the ultimate girls' night out cocktail!


While this gathering wasn't nearly as elaborate as my typical events, it was wonderful to have our group all together before scattering across the county (ok, only Sarah was going cross-country, but we had some outer borough travelers and even a few from - gasp - New Jersey!). The cotton candy created a pretty, photogenic effect that came together with limited time and effort, so we could focus on the more important things like food and girl talk!


After all, there's nothing better than being with friends who can make you laugh!


Cheers to Sarah, and all of my ladies...until we're reunited again!


20 comments :

  1. You ladies know how to throw a party!! that spread is so fun as is the cotton candy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. LOVE those cocktail napkins, so adorable! And that cotton candy drinks looks amazeeeee holy cow! beautiful party!

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  3. These are so fun! I love the cotton candy toppers.

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  4. HOW FUN! I've never had a cotton candy drink, but have always wanted to try one. How sweet, love the group pictures...you can see the love :)

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  5. What an amazing send off, those drinks look DELISH and like so much fun to make and drink! Pinning <3

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  6. Love the cotton candy! Def pretty and feminine. Looks like a fun and festive night :)

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  7. Mmm cotton candy!!! Those cocktail napkins are freaking awesome too! I have a coaster that says that :)

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  8. This sounds so fun!! I want cotton candy with all my drinks now!! :)

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  9. I love how you were able to "throw" this together while moving and packing!

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  10. I have got to try the cotton candy cocktail! The napkins are just too cute (I'd have to save one and frame it ha). Cheers!

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  11. That cotton candy and prosecco mix sounds FAB!!

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  12. The napkins are super cute. LOL @ frat parties with 99 bananas.

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  13. This looks so fun! I totally forgot about 99 banaasa... totally LOL'd at that comment hahah!
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  14. This looks like the best girls night - I need to do the cotton candy/champagne drink asap! Perfect!

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  15. That drink sounds really good! What a fun girls night!

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  16. OMG I freakin love those napkins!!!! Glad i found your blog. love all your posts!

    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  17. Such a cute idea and those napkins seem steal the show! So cute!

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  18. B, seriously, you are amazing. You are so creative! Come host parties and girls nights at my place!

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  19. Um, I can't even with this cotton candy goodness. So darn creative and adorable.

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