A weekend in Laguna Beach is just what a girl needs to rest, relax and rejuvenate. My best friend is getting married in a couple weeks, so we had to whisk her away for a bachelorette weekend before the Miss becomes a Mrs! Three full days of everything girly...and the weekend was topped of with a fun Champagne Cocktail Lingerie Shower:
How to...Throw a Champagne Cocktail Party:
*Champagne (Prosecco, Sparkling White Wine is equally fine)
*3 or 4 different Champagne Cocktail Recipes: We chose a Classic Champagne Cocktail, Pimms Royale, Mimosa, and Poinsettia. Recipes here.
*Garnishes and mixers based on recipes chosen.
*Assorted cheeses with crackers and torn up french bread
*Grapes to garnish cheese plates
*Pita chips and hummus
*Scour vintage shops, antique stores, and specialty shops for all different champagne glasses. Give each guest their own glass to take home with them.
*Candles, candles candles! My go-to decor. Tea lights, pillars, tapers, use them all. We were outside for this party, so we had to be creative in our placement - out of the ocean breeze.
*Silver seashells make gorgeous paper weights. And real sea shells hold down the drink recipes.
*Wooden Skewer Sticks tied with fun ribbon make festive stirring sticks
*Undo a pre-made bouquet from a flower store to make a more modern arrangement - place a single stem in each vase.
*Hand tear ribbed card stock, and write down the names of the cheeses - then attach to a wooden skewer and stick in each cheese.
*Write out each recipe for every cocktail you plan to serve.
*Get creative with garnishes: Berries got poured into wine glasses, vintage cake stands hold cucumber slices and mixers, a martini glass serves up sugar cubes.