A Girls’ Night Out (GNO) party really doesn’t need a theme or purpose to ensure a good time, but the party can be made merrier with one. Posse pal aMl started her annual Card Party as a way to gather friends and knock out a collective chore: process Christmas cards. Back in the day, most of us would at least bring our envelopes, pens and stamps. After sampling a yummy spread of goodies, we’d get down to business at her kitchen table.
This year was no different, except only two of us brought our cards (I’ll refrain from speculation or commentary on that). Everyone else came to sample the goodies and catch up after a long week of worrying about how to get Christmas done on top of life’s regular schedule.
Curried Almond DipOne small tub of cream cheese Heaping teaspoon of curry Ginger preserves Chopped scallions Smoked almonds
On a serving platter, layer ingredients in the order listed above. Serve with mini stone ground crackers. Couldn’t be easier or more delicious!
One reason I love a GNO is to test out a new recipe on a forgiving audience. This year I tried Chocolate Bliss Cookies from the Richmond Times-Dispatch cookie contest (they looked better than they tasted).
After enjoying a salad and the one-pot pasta that we featured at another of aMl‘s GNO (Girls’ Nights Remind Us that Life is for Living), I set-up my workstation to tackle the cards.
A Girls’ Night Out is good for the soul. Why not have one of your own? We’ve started a Pinterest Board called GNO Ideas to collect simple and festive inspiration. We’d love to hear about your Girls’ Night Out ideas and experiences.