For the DIYers......We periodically post DIY projects for the events you host yourselves! Most projects (if not all) will be for themed or holiday events so keep checking back for new and exciting stuff!
It’s January. January of 2021. This January is undeniably unique. There is still quite a bit of uncertainty as we leave 2020 behind and enter into this new year. Events and gatherings are still slightly unpredictable. Some common ground, that I know we all hold, is the importance of our friends and family. We still want to embrace good times and give meaning to the milestones worth celebrating. This thought has led to A Rogue Ideas January/February theme- small soirées at home.
This week we are talking GIRLS NIGHT. It is so important to check in with the women in our lives. It is important to take time to connect with the ladies we hold dear. Why not start the new year with a GIRLS NIGHT in? We just went through the holidays and although they are a wonderful time they can be stressful for some. I’m sure there is plenty to catch up on with the ladies you relate with. With that being said we don’t need to plan an elaborate evening, just enough effort to make it special and stand out.
It's always fun to have an interactive element to Girls Night that you can all do together while chatting about the show you just binged on Netflix. This DIY Pom Pom glass tutorial is quick, easy, and gives your girlfriends a favor to take home and use again!
You will just need to grab a few things ahead of time at your local dollar or craft store. Here is what we used:
First, let's set up your space. If your space allows, set up a station for each of your guests simply by taping down a sheet of parchment paper at each spot. You can even write your girlfriends' names at each spot to make it extra special. Place a glass at each spot and either fill it with an assortment of Pom Poms (they can swap out colors and sizes with each other as everyone starts creating their masterpiece) or you can have a communal bowl in the middle. Place a beverage and snack at each spot so your guests can sip while they work. Finally, add a little flair to each spot by writing a fun phrase or quote or using up that sticker hoard which we know we all have!
Making the glass is super easy and fun. Using a hot glue gun, glue Pom Poms around the base of the glass mixing up sizes and colors.
Continue to add Pom Poms until the base in covered. Don't go too far up the stem with the Pom Poms so you still have enough stem to hold the glass. And don't worry if you decide you don't like that one Pom Pom you just placed, you can pull or cut it off and pick a new one!
Now it's time to put these new masterpieces to good use. Make a fun cocktail. Let’s channel our inner Carrie Bradshaw and think martinis. What better cocktail for girls night than a cosmo with a twist? Try this raspberry cosmo recipe we have attached below. The drink is fabulous and the perfect way to christen your new girls night glass while watching some old episodes of Sex and the City (or whatever you and your gal pals enjoy) while sipping the perfect cosmo. Let’s take time to slow down, enjoy our lives and love what matters.
Raspberry Cosmo Recipe
4 or 5 Fresh Raspberries
1/2 oz Simple Syprup
2 oz Vodka
Splash of Lemon Juice
In a shaker, add the fresh raspberries, simple syrup and lemon juice. Muddle together. Add ice and vodka. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy!