I don't know about you ladies, but in between the hussle and bussle of the "real world", it can be challenging to make time to see your girlfriends. I miss college where we were always at the same places all the time, don't you?
The best way I've found to stay in touch is by meeting up for a quick happy hour after work to catch up on the latest gossip and share a few laughs. Unfortunately, those drinks and apps can put a dent in your checking account. Mamma no likey.
My solution? Switch off hosting a "No Heels Allowed" Happy Hour at your homes w/ your best ladies! Tell them just to bring themselves after work and kick off their heels at your place.
ON THE MENU
BOOZE aka "The Sweet Nectar"
Serve your own Skinnygirl Margarita in a fun martini or margarita glass over ice garnished with fresh cut limes (salt the rim if you want):
- 2 ounce(s) clear Tequila (Sauza or clear premium tequila)
- A splash of fresh lime juice
- A splash of Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
- two parts white wine,
- one part cranberry juice
- one part ginger ale
- fresh fruit of your choice
Since we're less than a week away from it OFFICIALLY being summer and a 2 piece and I are STILL not getting along, may I suggest these low cal apps to pair with the above cocktails:
Skinny Taco Dip (w/ Skinnygirl Marg)
|Click here for the recipe via Gia's Skinny Taste blog. Seriously, go check her blog out if you are looking to cook healthy. She has so many amazing, low-cal recipes that I don't even know what to make first.|
Bruschetta with tomato and basil (w/ spritzer)
|Click here for the recipe via Gia's Skinny Taste blog.|
The only other thing you need is some jams. My top 5 favorite summer songs right now:
- "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars (my life anthem)
- "Last Friday Night" by Katy Perry (= me every weekend)
- "On the Floor" Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
- "Honey Bee" by my love, Blake Shelton
- "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
There you have it ... the ingredients to host your very own "No Heels Happy Hour" with your besties.
Send out an email on Monday, find a day that works for everyone and let the party begin. Just make sure you are switching off so not one person is always footing the bill.
So what do you think? Is this something you would do with your girls?