Just chill. That’s what your girlfriends really want to do. Especially if you all have kids. But even if you don’t. Music helps me relax so I put together the perfect playlist to listen to with your girlfriends while you hang out and sip wine. Don’t guzzle it. You’re not in college anymore.
The hustle and bustle of starting the school year is enough to make you go fetal sometimes. And after a long summer of entertaining the kids everyday, I decided I needed a good old-fashioned girl’s night. With wine. And comfy clothes.
*I was sent product by Aladdin, via Mom Trends, to show how entertaining with mason jars can be easy and fun. They weren’t wrong. Plus, I had a blast. All opinions are mine. I think I am about to commit blogger blasphemy. Are you ready for this? I am not a fan of Mason jars. What?! I know. I can hardly believe it myself. There is nothing wrong with mason jars. They just aren’t my cup of tea. I was apprehensive, to say the least, when I opened up a big box from Aladdin filled with their newest Mason jar entertaining collection. But as I started to peruse all their products, I found myself excited. For the most part, these jars are plastic (which is huge considering we are currently building an outdoor space for my family to hang out this summer) and the colors are bright and fantastic. Aladdin wants people to know that they can entertain with ease with this new collection, found at Wal-Mart. So I decided to gather some girlfriends for a relaxing girl’s night in. A pajama picnic is what we would have. What the heck is that? We all wear pajamas, we order in dinner, and the host provides yummy drinks and a dessert. Easy.
I can certainly get carried away when it comes to entertaining. But I made sure to keep it simple this time. I set up the one table I would need early on in the day so that I wouldn’t be rushing during homework and bath time for my kids before my friends arrived. I didn’t leave that fruit water out all day but wanted to take a photo in better light for the purposes of showing the set up to you. From this shot you can see three of the different products Aladdin has out right now. The beverage dispenser is SO fantastic! The jar on this one is glass, which I really prefer in a dispenser. And that teal color is going to be perfect for all my summer entertaining. You can see the mason jar drinking glasses and reusable acrylic straws and then the extra-large, hot pink mason jar that I decided to use for flowers. There were a ton of other great products but in an effort to keep it simple, I decided to not use them all. My favorite product, however is a double walled mason jar cup with a handle and lid. It is now my cup of choice for my ever-present ice water. It doesn’t leave water rings! Its genius.