While guys tailgate, girls pre-party and there’s NO better reason to host a party than for the women’s Super Bowl of fashion, flirting and fun! True fans of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha have circled the May 27th premiere on their calendar for months and advanced tickets are already selling at a hot pace.
So gather your Stylish Girlfriends for a night in and then out on the town! Start the festivities with early cocktails at someone’s home to refresh everyone where we left off with a pre-theater screening of the first movie (Carrie and Big eloped just in case someone missed the first one … gasp!).
Get your party in full swing by mixing up a batch of Pink Flamingoes (see recipe below). These vodka cocktails are the perfect pour – colorful, tasty, and stylish party starters. Set a sexy mood with lots of candles and decorate your table with a batch of bright pink peonies picked up from your local market.
Put out a platter of Sushi or Sashimi, the perfect festive cuisine, filling but sure to leave you fitting into your stylish best. Download the Sex and the City movie soundtrack, sure to get everyone in a flirty mood. Then, dish about old loves, new ones, and the ones that got away. Most importantly, wear something stunning — shoes to die for, and your favorite dress and earrings – and have fun!
Then, with coveted movie tickets in hand, take the party on the road to the theater. Dressed to the nines, you and your girlfriends will revel in the spotlight. Carrie & Co. would be proud!
Pink Flamingo (from The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails, May 2010)
8 oz. (237ml) Absolut Ruby Red vodka
4 oz. (118ml) ruby-red grapefruit juice
2 oz. (59ml) passion-fruit nectar
Juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
3 cups ice—1 cup for shaker, 2 for glasses
4 oz. (118ml) Prosecco
4 lime slices for garnish
In large cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix together the fist four ingredients. Shake well. Strain into ice-filled Collins glasses and top off with Prosecco. Garnish with lime slices and serve.
Shoe pairing: Strappy gold sandals with something to say.
About the Author: Colleen Mullaney is an entertaining maven and author of The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Fabulous Cocktails. She has crafted savory drinks that will satisfy your palate and help you celebrate with your girlfriends.