7 Themed Parties You’ll Want To Host!

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From time to time and if you’re anything like me, it’s more like every other weekend — don’t judge me — we host a good ol’ cocktail party! However, lately I’ve been thinking about taking it up a notch. You know, giving it a nice twist. Spicing things up!

So, after some extensive research I came up with a list of seven themed parties that I can’t believe I’ve never hosted before. They are perfect and still allow me to have some delicious, festive cocktails. After all, I must adhere to my life’s motto—“Spend life wisely . . . mainly on expensive booze!”

Without further ado, here are my picks!

1. Host a Game Night Party—With the craze of Cards Against Humanity (a game that I recently played for the first time), I thought I’d host a party where cocktails and adult conversation were the only two things allowed. So kids, there’s always next time, sorry! Not a Cards Against Humanity fan and need something more kid friendly, no fear game night can involve any game. Options like poker, Jenga (one of my favorites), or Monopoly can be just as fun!

2. Host a Breakfast at Midnight Party—Skip the fancy appetizers and serve bite size French toast or egg and bacon sandwiches instead. Since, breakfast is my favorite meal I thought this themed party was genius. As cocktail options, think coffee inspired drinks (like these coffee cocktail recipes) and you are well on your way!

3. Host a Blind Wine Tasting Party—A girl loves her wine and that girl would be me! So, hosting a party, where each guests brings a bottle of wine and then everyone breaks up into two groups and takes turns blind tasting them, including guessing color and type is my kind of p-a-r-t-a-e! My pick, Riesling of course! No party can go without it!

4. Host a Cooking Class Dinner Party—I’ve actually done this one before and have just been meaning to do it again. It was so much fun when I did it last time and actually not as expensive as I thought it would be. We used Kitchensurfing. They came in, we cooked, they cleaned and the meal was amazing! A perfect way to celebrate any occasion!

5. Host a Spa Party—This one is definitely for the ladies! Go out and buy manicure and pedicure essentials like nail polishes, nail polish remover, nail files, etc. You can even find traveling mani/pedi kits at places like Sephora. Host a girl’s day of pampering and don’t forget the champagne because without it, it wouldn’t be a party!

6. Christmas Tree Trimming Party—My obsession with Christmas goes without saying and when a friend of mine decided to host a ‘tree trimming’ party that consisted of decorating a store bought tree (we live in an urban area), appetizers, cocktails and each guest bringing their own ornament, I thought I need to host one of my very own. It’s the perfect way to welcome in the Christmas season. Here’s my ornament pick that I’ll be gifting and hanging on my friend’s Christmas tree! Perfect!

7. Host a come as you were party—This is an amazing idea! Hosting this party consist of everyone recreating their “back in the day” signature look. So did you grow up wearing a staple pair of glasses? Or had a specific hair cut? Or better yet consistently wore what you thought was the perfect outfit? Well, it’s time to grab those wigs and bifocals and get to partying. As for me, glasses and bangs—my staple look. If you need options, places like Pinterest, Party City and Etsy will surely help you find your look.

Hope these seven themed parties get you in the festive mood. As always, if you host any of these let me know and send pics!

Till next time!



The Ultimate Hosting Secret!

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Girl Talk & Cocktails Series—Episode 5!

On this week’s episode, we are talking how I almost killed my husband (please, tell me you agree!), vacation packing needs, and drinking before noon! I know, lots and lots of juicy stuff!

As always, play my co-host and join in on the conversation. Leave comments below (here or on my YouTube channel) and tell me what you think. Also, have any girl talk topics?! Let me know and we’ll do some gossiping, the harmless kind, of course! Ha-Ha!

Want to catch up, here’s episode 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Until next time, keep chitchatting and drinking cocktails!



Host A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving will be here in one week’s time and as we begin to create our own traditions, the good ol’ turkey might not make the cut. I know, some of you might think I’m insane but it’s simply true! You can totally host a non-traditional P-A-R-T-A-E and be the stylish hostess that you are while doing it! Shall we say, you’ll be the big hit on the block? Or hosting the best Friendsgivng anyone’s ever attended? I’d say so! Read More

Six Fall Fashion Must Haves!

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Fall fashion is like the cherry to my sundae. It’s utterly perfect. The cozy sweaters, the stylish booties, and the oh, so fabulous leather jackets are outright perfection.

So, while the weather is still cooperating, these staple pieces keep my wardrobe feeling fresh and definitely in season! Read More

Host A #Girlfransgiving Dinner!

Girlsfransgiving TableYes, that’s right! This year before you sit down the day of Thanksgiving with your family and friends, get the girls together and host a fabulous dinner to celebrate your girlfrans! It’s the perfect time to say thank you because I don’t know about you but my amigas are my backbone. They are the ones that support me, tell me when I’m wrong or when I’m right and are definitely my shoulder to cry, scream and talk on! Read More

Girl Talk & Cocktails Series—Episode 4!

You know what time it is. It’s girl talk and cocktails time! Except this week, I had Starbucks instead but when you watch you’ll understand why.

On this episode we chit chat about Thanksgiving, my love, okay more like my OBSESSION with Christmas and my PSA on getting things stuck between my teeth!

Aren’t my topics just ah-mazing?! Ha! Ha!

Okay, now go watch and then come back and be my co-host! Tell me what you think, what topics you want to cover next week, etc.! I can’t wait to hear from you guys!

Till next time!



Three Fall Inspired Drink Recipes!

Hot Chocolate BarWhen the leaves begin to change and the weather becomes a bit chillier our recipes call for ingredients such as pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla. These ingredients are a perfect fit for the fall season. The sweet flavors and warm aromas are sure to keep you wishing fall wouldn’t come to an end. Read More

The Julio Angel Studio 5th Year Anniversary Party!

Julio Angel Salon

A couple of months ago, I was invited to the fifth year anniversary party of the Julio Angel Studio. Of course, I quickly RSVP’d yes as I couldn’t resist the thought of not attending a celebratory event. It’s what I live for! Plus they allowed me to invite some of my friends and fellow readers, which is always exciting. Thank you to all who came out. Hope you had a blast! Read More

Girl Talk & Cocktails Series—Episode 3!

Hello lovelies!

Here’s the third episode of Girl Talk & Cocktails, a fun series where I chit chat about everything and anything! On this episode, we discuss dating horror stories, people snatching centerpieces at parties (ha!) and my dear friend Brenda, who I think might become a bridezilla! Not to worry ladies, if I’m telling you, I promise she knew well in advance. Love you to pieces, Bren!

Till next week, lovelies!

P.S. Wedding plans just started so I’m sure there will be lots of material to come! Stay tuned!

Want to watch more?! Here’s episode one and two!