For those Skinnygirl liquor lovers like myself, an awesome unique and original idea for a bridal shower is to throw a Skinnygirl stock-the-bar shower. Stock-the-bar showers are not necessarily a new concept; it is gaining a lot more popularity in the last couple of years. However, Skinnygirl is relatively newer liquor on the market that is taking the nation by storm. Skinnygirl is a brand that was created by Bethenny Frankel who caught our attention as a New York housewife reality star and then stole our hearts with the hit reality show Bethenny Ever After. If Bethenny isn’t already a household name by now mark my words in a few months she will be. She is preparing for her very own talk show that is being promoted by our beloved Ellen and will be airing in June of 2012.
The awesome thing about Skinnygirl liquor is that it has low-cal ready to serve cocktails in a bottle. Now that the brand is growing there are wine options as well as flavored vodka and I’m sure there will be more flavors to come.
A fun way to send an invitation to a stock-the-bar party is to send an invitation in a wine bottle. You can find clear plastic and glass bottles that you can place your invitation in. You can decorate the outside of the bottle or even the inside with confetti and ribbon. Or you can do a more traditional route and send a regular invitation that might be in the shape of a cocktail glass or an invite with cocktail themed graphics. At the bottom of the invitation ask your guests in lieu of traditional gifts our bride would like you to help her stock her bar with Skinnygirl liquor products.
What is cool about Skinnygirl is that they have a nutrition line as well so you could put together some gift bags of Skinnygirl On-The-Go Bars and Vitamin Power Packets for your guests. Or a cute gift bag full of Skinnygirl Face and Body products. There are some really cute Skinnygirl bath gift sets you can find at Wal-Mart. These would be perfect gifts for your guests and won’t break the bank.
You can find some great recipes for items that you could make for your party on Bethenny’s website. For example, there is a great recipe for an Italian Turkey Burger. I suggest following the recipe that calls for you making 5 patties but cut the patty sizes down and make mini 2-3 bite sliders. You will get more out of the recipe and your guests will enjoy the smaller snack size. Saves room for some of your other goodies you will be serving. There are also some really awesome low fat recipes for sweet stuff too. There are some great smoothies recipes you can make for those that do not want to drink alcohol or may be under age. The bride and bridesmaids will appreciate the attention to low-cal, low-fat items. When planning to fit into their dresses on the big day all the ladies will be watching what they eat.
There are endless possibilities for a Skinnygirl shower. Your décor could be the same colors as the Skinnygirl logo with black and white and pops of red. Or use the brides wedding colors and make cocktails from the Skinnygirl lines and add color to the glasses. For example, if your bride has a pink and orange color scheme, serve Skinnygirl Cocktails with colored sugar or salt on the rim of the glasses or garnish the glasses with fruits of coordinating colors. There are endless possibilities.