*This post was sponsored by Chinet. They sent me product and compensation to share a fun way to bring people together through entertaining.
Who doesn’t love a girl’s night, am I right? It is the perfect time to reconnect with those gals that you can say anything to and laugh at everything with. I’ve been dying to host a “Chicks and Salsa” party forever. When I would visit my sister, who went away for college, we would go to this little bar that had a Chicks and Salsa night. The name has stuck with me and I think it makes a perfect theme for a girl’s night in complete with Mexican inspired food and bright colors.
While it isn’t exactly a formal affair, I decided to hang place cards on the back of the chairs. My dining room is so plain (except for the rug – but we STILL haven’t hung any artwork) I figured the extra color would help make it a little bit more festive.
I made this quick little sign for the occasion to add more ambiance. I love all the marquee signs with lights that you can DIY but am totally afraid of power tools. So I decided to mimic the look with cups that I painted and a little hot glue.
As you may remember I am in love with the Moscow Mule cocktail. But while I was in Mexico I started dreaming of a Mexican Mule – which is the same drink just using Tequila instead of the Vodka. I’ll share the recipe later in the week! Any good girl’s night starts off with cocktails.
The point of this post is to share that your entertaining doesn’t have to be crazy complicated to have a nice little party and a great time. I wanted to add some color to the table but not spend a lot of money or time on the decorating. I picked up two aloe vera plants from Trader Joe’s (you can never have enough aloe vera in my opinion so these will live on long past the party!) and added in some bougainnvillea that I got from my neighbor’s yard (I asked first!!!). [Read more…]