Adulting is hard, guys.
Adults have responsibilities and have to do things like wear pants. Yanno, because deciding whether to lounge around in the knee high socks with the silver cape or the ones with the lime green feet and tattered purple ‘pants’ does not count as adulting for the day. And, in the minds of my neighbors and the law, really doesn’t solve the whole pants problem. Unless I go out and buy blinds and remember to use them. But to do that I would have to put pants on AND make sure my eyebrows are looking fly because… eyebrows. I might be team messy hair, don’t care, but my eyebrows… quit playin’… I don’t care how tardy I am as long as they are done.
I never said I adulted well.
Unless there are drinks involved. A well stocked vodka bar turns even the worst adults into majestic adulting unicorns.
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE TABLE DECORATIONS
The key to creating a stylish red, white, and blue party that is mature enough for the best of the best adults without suffocating your spirited,
borderline immature fun-loving self is a blend of details.
At first glance, your party will look sleek with its navy high top table, red calla lilies, and matching tea light holders. Only when your guests get close enough to read the clever coasters will they realize you both are cut from the same cloth. And that the only reason you even have coasters is because they are not grown up coasters. And that it’s okay if they don’t have coasters at home because you didn’t have them before this party either.
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE VODKA BAR
Let’s be honest, no well-respected vodka bar is complete without the sign you worked on instead of doing laundry. Yanno, because you can always buy more underwear, but you have to wait an entire year to host the same holiday party with the details you wanted to include the first time.
And because you care about your guests, not because you think mini bottles are the coolest, you create flights of fruit-infused vodka out of mini bottles and little buckets. (See the tutorial below.)
Flights that pair well with the various mixers found in your vodka bar:
- Cucumber lime vodka + ginger ale
- Strawberry vodka + lemonade
- Blueberry vodka + lemonade
- Regular vodka + cranberry
- Regular vodka + ginger ale
- Regular vodka + lemonade
And later in the evening: vodka + vodka
And because there are infinite possibilities when you grow out of the drinking habits from your days as a new to the scene 21 year old, you include basic vodka bar utensils and napkins for the inevitable party foul. Your fellow unicorns can swear they’ll be careful but there is always one in the group.
FRUIT INFUSED VODKA FLIGHTS
Fruit infused vodka flights will give your guests unique flavors that are easy to mix into cocktails, or take home because they pulled the short straw (better known as the DD) and aren’t drinking.
- Fill a jar with any type of fruit and/or herbs.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.
- Leave the mixture in jars for a few days, shaking 2-3 times a day.
- Use a strainer to separate the fruit and vodka.
- Fill the 50 ml bottles with the vodka.
(Note: The cucumber lime vodka contains about 1 lime of lime juice.)
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE PARTY GAME
Since you only associate with the funniest, non-adulting adults out there, you know that a party game is a must. Specifically, a party game that lets their personalities shine bright like a diamond.
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE PARTY (AFTER DARK)
And because you planned on your guests hobnobbing until the cows come home, you built an after-dark ambiance into your party design. They don’t have to go home …
Unless the vodka is gone.
Once the vodka is gone, it’s time to muskrat the crew because the next day means there is more adulting to conquer and pants to wear. Sorry guys, the party is over.
DO A GIRL A FAVOR AND PIN THIS RED, WHITE, AND BLUE PARTY!