Hosting a Simple Girls Night In
To reiterate my objective, it was simply this:
Cupcakes and wine, done the easiest way possible – but make it sophisticated
And let’s be honest: you and your friends all deserve wine, you all deserve cupcakes, and you all deserve a carefree night. Here are the three secrets I used to pull off the easiest girls night in ever!
1 – Purchase cupcakes from the store
As we covered already, nobody needs to be standing over a hot oven during the summer! So, just purchase pre-made cupcakes from your local bakery or grocery store. Make sure the cupcakes are already frosted to avoid the mess of having to do that.
But if you’re feeling a little extra, feel free to make available some simple toppings your guests can add to their cupcakes. Think items like sprinkles, gummy bears, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, granola, fruits, and so on and so forth. Again, remember to keep it simple.
2 – Pick up some delicious wines
Bonus points if it’s wine in a can! Why? It goes back to my theme of simplifying.
I personally was thrilled to hear that Cupcake Vineyards came out with cans this summer! Now you can enjoy Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé in a super convenient way. Whether you’re entertaining outdoors or styling your bar cart or even hosting an indoor party, these cans bring the charm and fun to your party!
And in the spirit of keeping it simple, no glassware required. That means eliminating dishwashing, plus reducing the chances of spills and breakage. While you can forego the glassware, we do encourage cute environmentally-friendly straws. Reusable or paper straws will do the trick!
3 – Prepare suggested wine and cupcake pairings
Now, this is the key… This secret will take you from a seemingly lazy hostess to a sophisticated wine connoisseur in your guests’ eyes. (Ha! Just kidding. Kind of.)
For your summer party, I suggest sticking with white wines and rosé wines. Summertime calls for light, refreshing beverages. Save those heavy red wines for the winter.
Nevertheless, so that you are prepared to properly pair no mater the season, keep reading for everything you need to know about wine and cupcake pairings…