This impromptu brunch with girlfriends has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KeepSpringBubbly #CollectiveBias
Do you remember the first time you experienced the euphoric feeling of sending your kids to school? The freedom to do whatever you want? The peace and quiet?
I’m sure you do. I’m sure you were like me and just sat there like, “what do I do with myself?”
It’s very similar to the feeling we get as soon as we send them back after a spring break of ‘I’m bored’. You know, because having 50 bajillion toys to play with is clearly not enough.
Which is why I feel it is my duty to show you how to host an impromptu brunch for your lady friends. I’m talking like 15 minutes to plan. No purchase necessary. Resulting in an hour of blackberry sangria and grown-up talk.
Of course, I have no idea what grown-up talk is. I assume you talk about work, relationships, and giggle. Not my infant’s lack of sleep habits. Who needs sleep when you have sangria, amirite?
But I digress… It’s time to show you the ways of the last minute party diva.
Start with what you have on hand. No one is judging your paper plates, plastic utensils, and paper napkins. Trust me. Your girlfriends will be over the moon excited to know you are still alive. That motherhood has yet to consume the little slice of you that is reserved for, you know, being you.
And don’t worry about being matchy, matchy. I challenge you to spend one of your late night feeding sessions browsing for color palettes, instead of Facebook stalking, so you see how okay it is to mix and match colors.
Let’s talk about the food. The noms. The yum yums. It makes no difference what you call it these days. The odds of you having something tasty in your fridge are high. I mean, we all can’t be blessed with a garbage disposal of a toddler.
I’m sure the majority of you out there with tiny humans have cheese and crackers in your house. You probably even have a similar medley of berries to serve. Now, I make no promises that you won’t have to go to the grocery store before lunch time, but at least you will feel rejuvenated from your time spent with the girls.
Tip: I set this table before jetting off to school so I know cohesion is possible in under 10 minutes. That being said, it doesn’t hurt to keep a few dishes on hand for events such as this. I purchased the jars for my berries, red bowl for the cheese, and the tiny, clear bowls for nuts fro dollar store. Being able to recharge my sanity with a gal pal date is worth buckets of pennies, but I don’t need buckets when I shop smart.
I thought about covering the strawberries in chocolate for a sweet treat, but decided against it to prove to the world that an oh-so-pretty party is possible on the fly. Now, challenge aside, I would have absolutely dipped my RED strawberries in ORANGE chocolate because of the colors I choose for my my party. I tend to complicate things because I like chocolate. And wine. And pizza. And…. we don’t have enough time to list them all!
BLACKBERRY GINGER ALE SANGRIA RECIPE:
An easy party plan calls for an easy cocktail, no?
I picked up:
- Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale®
- Svedka vodka
Mix one 2-liter of Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale®, 1/2 bottle of chardonnay, and 1 cup of vodka in a pitcher. Give it a stir before adding a few blackberries.
Isn’t she a beauty? I promise this blackberry ginger ale sangria tastes as good as it looks. Not only that, but you can prep it the night before to save time the day of your brunch.
So much winning going on!
And, because I am the best wifey ever, I greeted Michael after work with Canada Dry Ginger Ale® ice cubes shaped like stars that were swimming in a glass of vodka. Let’s just say a ready to drink cocktail helped him look past the mess that was left over from earlier in the day.
Tricks for days, yo!
See more great Canada Dry Ginger Ale® recipe ideas on the Canada Dry Ginger Ale® social hub where you can also enter to win a Canada Dry spring party pack and Walmart gift card.
Tell me, what kind of cocktail would you make using Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® and Canada Dry Ginger Ale®?
DO A GIRL A FAVOR AND PIN THIS IMPROMPTU BRUNCH!