You know what I haven’t enjoyed NEARLY enough of in my life?
Following the recipe of Food Network’s Italian heartthrob herself (You might know her as Giada), and with the aid of a SERIOUS Vitamix power house (courtesy of Renee, the hostess with the mostess), we whipped up a DIY Bellini Bar for my girlfriend Katie’s Pinup Bachelorette Party!
All we had to do was puree some fruit (frozen and/or fresh), add some simple syrup, and buy approximately a case of cheap champagne. VOILA!! Instant party! (and, alas, delayed reaction hangover the next morning… but that’s neither here nor there.)
The guest of honor was simply told exactly what to wear by her sister (the mastermind behind this amazing fete!), and when to show up. And show up she did.
Some presents were given, MANY Bellinis were consumed (my favorite combination: Strawberry Puree, a splash of cranberry juice, and lots of Extra Dry Andre. Because I’m classy like that), and the Goodie Bags contained CANDY CIGARETTES AND FAKE TATTOOS!!!
After we were all lingerie’d out (if there is such a thing…), we Pinup Posed, and head out the door!
Mother Nature, however, wasn’t in the mood to party. She was weeping (maybe because Katie was off the market?)
Luckily, our seats at Top of the Hill were indoors, so we stayed dry (for a bit). I enjoyed their “Marco Polo” – tender ginger & soy braised Korean beef with fresh kimchi, cilantro & sweet onions salsa & creamy asiago risotto.
And then, it was onto the bars.
We soon realized that all we REALLY wanted was a cup full of sugar-covered lemons. But beggars can’t be choosers. Or something, I don’t know.
Another drink, please.
We got to know each other better with some hilarious stories, and demanded that all bartenders play 90s music.
It was ideal. Though the rest of the night was definitely snapped with the point and shoot, we’ll keep that stuff off the blog world. The evening ended the only way Katie and I know how to end any evening – Snacks. Namely a grilled ham and cheese sammy for me.
I’ll just leave on this note:
I make The Shades of Shame look GOOD.
What’s your favorite party theme?
This could be a new fav of mine…