Girls Night In Mocktails

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Hosting a Girls Night In

With the weather getting warmer, turn your backyard into a Girls Night In. Mamas need quality time with their girlfriends, but sometimes the best patio for drinks and conversation is the one outside your back door. With a short shopping list, you can put together a fun night for the girls without a lot of time or stress. While you’re planning, let your girls know they’re invited to something a little sweeter than a typical Saturday night. Don’t just text your friends — try an option like Paperless Post to put together a quick, eco-friendly invitation.


 Summer Mocktails

No one can argue with a fantastic cocktail recipe, but some nights you and your guests might prefer alcohol-free drinks. Summer’s an ideal time for mocktails — an abundance of fresh, seasonal fruit and warm evenings practically beg you to sip on a cool, fruity beverage. Try using the delicious Trop50 juices in your mocktails. With fifty percent less sugar that regular juices, Trop50 mocktails mean less calories consumed and no sugar hangover in the morning! Trop50 makes orange juice, of course, but there are 10 varieties of juice just waiting to mix with ice, soda water and all sorts of summer ingredients — we think the Raspberry Acai would be a fabulous mocktail base.


Girls Night In Decorations

Transform your backyard from kiddie camp to summer soiree with a few decorations. Nothing makes a night in feel like a special occasion like pretty lighting. The Lanterns with Ribbon are whimsical — and reusable. Play off the ribbons in the lanterns with a Pretty Party Backdrop — even the most challenged DIY-er can tackle this project while waiting for her pedicure to dry.

Girls Night In Festive Treats

Popsicles scream summer, but serving them on warm nights is a hostess’s nightmare. Try Popsicle Brownies instead — darling desserts that won’t melt all over your favorite serving dish. For all your treats that aren’t on a stick, pick up a Wooden Fork as a chic alternative to the typical plastic party wear (Etsy, $10).

Fortune Cookie Favors

Fortune cookie fun

Not that your girlfriends are expecting party favors, but a bowl of gorgeous, handmade fortune cookies doubles as a centerpiece and a conversation starter. The Vintage Print Fortune Cookie Favors can be made with messages you choose (Etsy, $1). Add lines from your favorite rom-coms, dance songs or old 80s movies, and you and your friends will be giggling all night.

Do you prefer to hang out with your girlfriends at home or out on the town?


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.”


Meet the Author | Angela Amman

Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

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