10.05.2012

Ladies' Night In

Last month I turned 38 years young. To celebrate, my mama tribe came over for a ladies' night in, complete with homemade spa treatments, sushi delivery, and bubbly cocktails. My gals know how to do it up right...
Everyone brought something to share for a little DIY pampering. I had a local massage therapist-in-training come give us mini neck & shoulder rubs, and I set up a (not at all fancy) foot soak with homemade rosemary-mint bath salts. Other contributions included natural pumice stones for all, homemade ylang ylang oil (made from the blossoms off her own tree!), and lots of polish.
We nibbled on homemade appetizers including five-spice popcorn and roasted figs with goat cheese & balsamic vinegar. And for dinner we ordered sushi and Thai for delivery... this is living, my friends!
The cocktail of the night was a St. Germain, made with champagne, elderflower liqueur and club soda. And I'm pretty sure I spied some tequila shots going down in the kitchen... of course, that was before I saw a haircut going on in my daughters' bathroom, and before we nearly burned down my kitchen, and before the pool beckoned in the moonlight... But that's a whole other part of the story, reserved for off the blog! The point - have a girls night in! Order some food, sip something yummy, pamper each other, and just for safety's sake, know where your fire extinguisher is.

4 comments:

Rose said...

I'll drink to that!

Catherine said...

Sounds ike it was a nice evening. Can you tell me where to get some elderberry syrup?

Catherine said...

Opps, elderflower liquor?

Mama Bird said...

Catherine - the elderflower liquer I buy is St. Germain, available at the liquor store. (Follow the link in the post.) Enjoy!