Bachelorette Parties Washington DC
Washington , DC
Washington , DC
Ladies Night Out...side - Low Fat Fab Barbecue
Ladies Night Out (side) Barbecue
Who says you need to leave the house for a girl's night out? Simply gather 'round the grill with your girlfriends! We know how important it is to host the perfect party for your gal-pals. To help make your backyard gathering a smashing success, we've highlighted tips for creating a stylish outdoor atmosphere, menu ideas from appetizers to dessert to mouth-watering drinks, as well as hints for satisfying health-conscious partygoers.
It's All About Style
You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a pleasant atmosphere and add style to your outdoor space. Here are some easy suggestions for dressing up your backyard:
Fourth of July festivities , bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations are just a few theme parties where decorating is an essential ingredient. From balloons to confetti to streamers, coordinate your decorating style to add pizzazz to the party. If it's not an actual holiday, turn your grilling get-together into a fabulously themed celebration, such as a Mexican fiesta with tasteful touches and themed décor that complement the occasion.
If you're hosting a daytime gathering, make sure to set up the dining area in a location that is in the shade or under an umbrella to prevent sunburned skin and protect the food. Dress up the table with linens that reflect your personal style. Mix and match napkins, placemats, plates and even silverware.
Waiting for the sun to go down? Set the mood for the evening with lighting. Be sure to have enough light around the grill, but soften the tone with dim lighting, such as tea candles, for the dining area. Place candles and torches throughout the backyard to create your own ambiance. Use citronella candles to keep the bugs away.
You don't have to break the bank on centerpieces. Simply jazz up the patio with an assortment of flowers or plants in pots of different colors and patterns.
A simple way to add style to the party is to ditch the old cooler and fill a galvanized bucket with ice to keep drinks cool.
You Go, Girl!
Even though you're the host, you don't have to miss a minute of the fun. Show off your grillin' skills by preparing the entire menu on the grill - from appetizers to desserts - so you can spend more time gabbing with your girlfriends and less time running to the kitchen. Complete recipes are available at TheOtherWhiteMeat.com :
Get the party started with an appetizer that you can throw on the grill as soon as the gals arrive. Fast off-the-Grill Chorizo Quesadillas, featuring a variety of ingredients including black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa, are a delicious way to kick off the festivities. Assemble the quesadillas beforehand and put them on the grill when guests arrive so they are hot and deliciously crisp.
For the main course, liven things up with Breezy and Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin, a perfect entrée for grilling get-togethe...