And one of my favorites is that I can start entertaining again!
I'm not sure how it is in your circle, but in mine, summer is always such a blur of travel, weddings, and beach weekends. Nobody ever seems to be in town at the same time, and finding days when everyone can get together is always a challenge. But Fall brings with it a welcome return to routine--and the perfect opportunity to bring your faves together for some much-needed girl time.
This month, I paired up with the cool folks at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly to share with you three of my favorite low-key ways to catch-up with friends and entertain during these cozy autumn months:
The Ultimate Girl’s Night Out
Girl's night out is always a good time, but after a long week of work, it can usually take me a minute to switch my brain from totally frazzled to ready for a night out.
Help your fave ladies unwind before hitting the town by inviting everyone over for a pre-party! Get your outfits ready, crank up the music, help each other with hair and makeup, and Instagram the heck out of everything.
Snacks and drinks are always a must, but you're going out so there is definitely no need for an elaborate spread.
And don't forget to pop a bottle and toast to the night! I like Barefoot Bubbly's bright Berry flavor because it is as pretty as it is delicious.
Lounging and Chilled Bubbly
Drinks are a must. Prepare for the evening by chilling a couple bottles of something sparkly, like Barefoot Bubbly Pineapple. This super fun sparkling wine has hints of pineapple, mango, and papaya, and is the perfect sip to accompany salty TV night snacks.
Start out by popping up a huge bowl of plain popcorn. You can use an air popper or just toss a few bags into the microwave.
Set this all up on your coffee table, along with an ice bucket for the bubbly; this is key so that nobody ever has to get up from the couch or leave the room (can't be missing any important scenes, after all!).
Revamp Your Wardrobe with a Fall Clothing Swap Party
Here's the plan: send an email to all your ladies, and tell them to go through their closets and pull out the stuff they never wear anymore. Dresses, coats, shoes, purses, jeans--everything is game! Then pick a day and have everyone haul it over to your place. Then just go for it! Take turns trying on outfits and styling each other, sharing tips, and catching up on your lives.
Glam it up with bubbles served in flutes. This party is all about variety so keep a few options available for the ladies to pick their favorite. I’d suggest Barefoot Bubbly Peach, which is reminiscent of a classic Bellini!
Thanks to Barefoot Wine for sponsoring this post, and making it possible for me to keep creating new content and recipes for you! I was compensated for this post, but all ideas and opinions are my own. Please remember to always drink responsibly. For more ideas and information, visit BarefootWine.com.