Tuesday, April 3, 2012

No Boys Allowed

On Saturday night I kicked my darling husband out of the apartment and hosted a "No Boys Allowed" girls' night  and invited lots of girlfriends over! There was lots of food, drinks, and good times. Jill brought tomato and lemon pastry (yum!), Tammy made AMAZING shoe cupcakes, Ashley brought delicious brownies, Sarah brought cheese and bread, and the rest of the lovely ladies all brought bottles. I myself made entirely too much food, but no worries, Mike devoured most of the leftovers! 

On the Menu:
Endive and Ricotta Bites
Cantaloupe wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma
Honey Goat Cheese, Brie, and Olive Tapenade with French Baguette slices
Red Grapes
Spinach and Artichoke dip with Pita Chips
Caprese Salad Bites
Pastry with Tomato and Lemon

I didn't get a picture of the signature cocktail I made, buy you can sort of see it in the below picture in the upper left hand corner next to the pita chips.

No Boys Allowed Cocktail
2oz. Raspberry Vodka
3oz. Pineapple Juice (not from concentrate)
1oz. Club Soda
Poured over Ice
Add a raspberry and/or pineapple slice for garnish!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip was a huge hit!

Endive and Ricotta bites with Almonds, Golden Raisins, and Scallions is always a party pleaser!

Caprese Salad Bites are so easy to make and so delicious to eat!

Jill's appetizer was yummy!

Tammy's chocolate with cream cheese frosting cupcakes were a smash hit! How cute are they?!

Thankfully a neighbor lent me folding chairs so there was seating for the eight of us! I love a good girls' night! 

What I learned about girls' night:
1. Girls don't eat as much as boys (duh, right?)
2. Girls love cheese
3. Girls love chocolate (unless they're allergic)
4. Girls are very helpful in the kitchen with food and drinks!

How do you like to spent time with your friends? Are you pining for recipes and how to's for the food?


  1. Good times. All the food was so yummy!

  2. love all the appetizer ideas! may have to steal some of these "fancy" apps for our kentucky derby party next month :)

    1. I'll be posting recipes for the spinach artichoke dip and endive bites soon!