Friday, May 25, 2012

Moms, Margaritas and Manicures

Every month some neighborhood ladies and I get together for what I like to call "Sanity Check Ins" but the majority might call "Girls Night Out".  Each month, someone else hosts at their home and we drink, eat and do a number of things.  Some months it might be Bunco, another month might be a couple's night (yes, the hubbies get invited sometimes too), or perhaps we all head out for a night on the town.  It always changes and I really look forward to catching my breathe with these ladies.    

This month, my friend S and I were hosting so we decided to shake it up a bit with a nail polish exchange.  Have you done one before?  It was so much fun!  Who doesn't love to go home with a new nail polish?  "Cinco de Mayo" was our May theme and we served Lulu B Margaritas, bite size burritos and taquitos, and of course, churros for dessert.  Here are a few pics!
The hostesses
On the left: the nail polish I brought
On the right: the nail polish I went home with
LuLu B Margaritas
Already prepared, all natural and low calorie.  How can you go wrong?!
The food!
All the colors!
If you are interested in throwing together a similar night for you and your girlfriends, here are a few hints to make it super easy for you!
1. Find the holiday of the month and use that as your theme.  This makes it a no-brainer and your local party store will have everything that you need.  
2. Cater when you can.  This bite size menu was put together by a local mexican restaurant at an extremely reasonable price.  
3. Get creative.  The sombreros at the top were hiding numbers underneath.  Everyone picked a hat and that was their position in the exchange, plus, no one had done a nail polish exchange before.
4. Make the cocktails easy.  LuLu B margaritas were not only a HUGE hit with everyone, but they allowed us hostesses to actually partake in the festivities instead of slaving over a blender, mixing our own.
5. Don't think too much about it.  Girl's nights are supposed to be fun, not stressful.  In the end, it is the company people enjoy the most.

* Lulu B cocktails let you indulge in a premium premixed cocktail made with natural flavors, and soft on calories and carbs.  LuLu B margaritas were provided to Juggling in Heels for this event but my opinion is 100% my own.  No compensation was provided for this post.  


  1. This is such a cute idea! Hope I get a chance to see you while Melissa and Craig are in OC this year.....I just started a blog and want to pick your brain!


    1. Would love to chat! Look forward to hopefully see you too!

  2. How fun!! I've never heard of a polish exchange before, I'm definitely doing this with my girlfriends. I've also never tried Lulus, but man it looks super refreshing sitting on ice up there, must try. Aaaaand, that denim dress!! Love. :)

  3. Fun! Love the nail polish exchange idea :)

  4. can you tell your readers what color that essie polish you gave is called?

    1. It was called "Capri". Such a great coral for Summer!

  5. nice blog :)
    Let`s follow each other sweetie!


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