I was feeling really gloomy about turning 28. I had planned to spend the day alone feeling bad for myself, instead I took a good friend’s advice and put together a gathering of close friends, too much food and plenty of whiskey.
- A full handle of Tito’s vodka
- 3 oranges cut into wedges
- 25 basil leafs (got mine from garden… I have always wanted to say that 😉 )
- Simple syrup- add as much as you like depending on how sweet you like
- 2 lemons juiced
- 1 liter of club soda- same with simple syrup add accordingly
Add all ingredients except for club soda and let sit overnight. Right before serving add club soda. Have a big bowl of ice next to cups.
Chances are the hand on the left is my boyfriend sneaking a pre-party drink.
Got this fruit head idea from Pinterest. How cute is he? Heads up, you want to put this in fridge before you have to many party drinks and leave it out. The result will be an entire infestation of of fruit flys.
My friend Sarah was the creative mind behind the artistic face, so clever 🙂
Food table, dinosaur decorations thanks to my friend who Kiyomi who helped so much!
The front porch of my house is pretty epic and a great spot to enjoy a cocktail with friends.
The pictures got a little wild after this and I got more into enjoying my friends than bothering with the camera… so the rest of the pictures are of the aftermath.
Booz table the next morning,
My morning breakfast consisted of leftover BIrthday cake, which I was so surprised to get from a friend, as it was from the fancy Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle.
What they don’t show you on Pinterest…
After clean up I enjoyed having all of the sunflowers around the house.
I am so glad that I didn’t sit and feel sorry for myself for having more grey hairs than ever and my metabolism starting to slow down. I have some really hard situations going on in my life right now that it was so refreshing to be surrounded by so many people I love and all the whiskey helped.
Have a great day 🙂