Impress Your Friends With A Gorgeous Weekend Girls Night

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A few weeks back, I had an absolute blast hosting a fun “backyard ladies night” to kick off summer with some of my favorite girls. For my weekend girls night, I went all out and even decided to mail invites to make it feel like an extra special event. The day of, I used notepads as placeholders to switch things up, and the girls were in love the minute they saw them (and couldn’t believe they got to take them home!)
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I whipped up a few recipes that would allow me be a party-goer instead of being just the party host, which made for an extra enjoyable evening. I was able to prep everything ahead of time so when my guests arrived I could join them right away, which was pretty much the best idea ever!
 
The menu consisted of watermelon feta appetizers, caprese and turkey pesto sandwiches, and a tasty (but simple) pasta salad. To really sweeten the deal, I added a fun little dessert corner with macaroons, cookies and lemon poppy seed cake. InspirationNook_LadiesNight_1_Signed
We sipped on wine and laughed the night away, which was the perfect way to kick off summer right. I learned that planning a backyard party doesn’t have to be stressful, and the laid back theme of the party let me prep everything beforehand so I could enjoy much needed girl time with my friends. Plus, using things I already had around the house (ex. vintage plates, metal bin for drinks, mini chalkboards, etc.) made for a beautiful (and stress-free!) spread.
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So tell us, do you like hosting ladies night’s too? What are your secrets for pulling together the perfect backyard party – we’d love to hear them!

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Check out the video to see more of the fun picnic!

Credits: Personalized notepads, invites & décor: Tiny Prints

Video by: Lary Ryan

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About The Author: Lary (pronounced Lottie) recently relocated from sunny California to the lovely Midwest. She loves anything DIY, experimenting in the kitchen (ever since losing her kitchen-phobia) and simply having a good time! You might find her at a concert, a thrift store looking for vintage treasures and vinyls, or at the dog park with her Goldendoodle. You can learn more about her on her blog the Inspiration Nook.

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