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Golden Globe Awards Party with Skinnygirl Cocktails

Ahh the Golden Globes. The glamour, the glitz, the gowns! How do those gorgeous women fit into those tiny gowns? Do you think they drink Skinnygirl® Cocktails?

Well, it certainly would be a delicious distraction while trying to find the perfect gown, in my opinion ;) Skinnygirl® Cocktail – the brand launched by lifestyle brand expert, talkshow host, and Real Housewives of NY alum Bethenny Frankel, then purchased by Beam, Inc. in 2011 — contain just 100 calories or fewer per serving. You can choose from a wide variety of low calorie beverages from the Skinnygirl Wine Collection, Vodka Collection, or Ready-to-Serve Cocktails Collection.

I had a FABULOUS time hosting a little Golden Globe Awards party with about 15 fun friends, featuring select Skinnygirl® Cocktail drinks. The party started about a week before the Golden Globes, when this lovely package full of BLISS arrived at my doorstep:

Golden Globes Skinnygirl Cocktails Party

You don’t know how challenging it was for me to wait until the party to partake in one of those beautiful bottles! But, I had a lot of party planning to do, so I stashed the bottles away out of temptation’s reach and started planning Golden Globe Awards party details.

Golden Globe Awards Party Planning: A Very DIY Red Carpet

Along with the drinks, Skinnygirl sent award ballots, wine labels, and sheets to make my very own DIY red carpet backdrop. We don’t have a lot of full wall space in our house, so I turned one of our bookcases into the red carpet photo area. I ordered a red carpet online but due to storms back east, I found out Friday that my package would not actually arrive until the day after the Golden Globe Awards.

Luckily, I am a DIY gal and had a lot of red felt left over from various holiday crafts over the years. Voila! Instant red carpet! Take a peek:

Golden Globes DIY Red Carpet

We had fun taking some silly pictures in the photo area. [Note: my DSLR is still acting wonky and a bunch of these are blurry. My birthday, by the way, is just around the corner. Hint, hint ;)]

Golden Globes Skinnygirl Red Carpet Pics Collage

Golden Globes Skinnygirl group red carpet

Golden Globe Awards Party Planning: The Menu

Work was crazy – CA-RA-ZEE – last week, so I didn’t have a lot of time to make a ton of complicated dishes, so I decided to put together a very classic, low-key buffet menu. For the main buffet dishes, I made:

  • Spinach Dip in a sourdough bread bowl
  • Bourbon Whiskey Meatballs
  • Smoked Salmon Canapes
  • Red Carpet Roasted Herb Almonds
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

I’ll be sharing some of the recipes for these soon! Friends also brought yummy dishes such as bacon-wrapped dates as well as bacon-wrapped pineapple (do my friends know me, or what?!), adorable caprese bites, colorful veggie trays, cheese and meat trays, onion focaccia, and guacamole dip & chips.

Golden Globes Skinnygirl - buffet

Every party requires something sweet, and for this party I made Glittery Gold Cupcakes (classic vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and edible gold glitter)…

Glittery Gold Cupcakes

and Golden Brownies (my favorite brownie recipe sprayed with edible gold mist).

Golden Globes Skinnygirl party - brownies

Golden Globe Awards Party Planning: The Decor & Printed Items

To complete the Golden Globe Awards theme, I hung stars throughout the party area in all different sizes, some glittery and some glossy foil. The day before the party, I designed and printed a VIP list, cupcake toppers, signs, social media cards, food tent cards, and menu cards. [By the way, if you like these, I'll have the printables ready in time for the Oscars! ;)]

Golden Globe Awards Party Printables by ©Urban Bliss

Golden Globes Skinnygirl party

And for a super easy way to tie in your party theme, try this incredibly easy DIY washi tape drink markers at your next party, which I wrote about for Make It Monday.

Golden Globes Skinnygirl party - glasses

Golden Globe Awards Party Planning: The Beverages

And of course, there were the delicious drinks, courtesy of Skinnygirl® Cocktails.

Now, confession time: I am not the best cocktail maker in the world. So my friends had fun testing out two of the Skinnygirl Cocktail recipes:  The Prosperous Predator, and pictured below is my pal Tabitha mixing up a row of the Outer Space Spritzer.Golden Globes Skinnygirl - Tabitha

You can grab these and more recipes at SkinnygirlCocktails.com.

Golden Globes Skinnygirl vodka

Most of my guests had not tried Skinnygirl® Cocktail drinks, or, had only tried one or two. Almost everyone (yours truly included) didn’t realize just how MANY Skinnygirl® Cocktail drinks were available. From ready-to-serve cocktail mixes to white and red wines, and a plethora of flavored vodkas, there’s something for everyone’s tastes and definitely something for every occasion.

Golden Globes Skinnygirl bottles

While some guests preferred the whites (Skinnygirl Prosecco, once mixed with limeade, was my fave), fellow foodie pal Rebekah of PDXFoodLove also enjoyed the Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon.

Golden Globes Skinnygirl - Rebekah

At the end of the night, we were all happy and full, and some folks walked away with some little prizes I wrapped up for those who selected the most Golden Globe Award Winners from their award ballots. And, my kids had fun walking the red carpet after everyone left, doing silly poses. If it weren’t set up in our entryway, I might have kept that red carpet there for a while, since the kids were loving it so much :)

And so, that’s a wrap! My first Golden Globe Awards party is in the books, and a success thanks in part to the fun Skinnygirl Cocktail drinks, party printouts, and recipes. Cheers, party people!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Skinnygirl® Cocktail. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own. I only write about products and experiences I truly enjoy and endorse. The Skinnygirl® Cocktails product and information have been provided by Skinnygirl® Cocktails.

Lover of bacon, bourbon, and the Beastie Boys. I write about food and wine, cocktails, cooking, recipes, family travel, restaurants, hotels, family life, style, party printables, home decor & DIY. I'm also a social media strategist, freelance writer, and graphic designer - UrbanBlissMedia.com. Mom of 2 of the best kids in the world. Email: info (at) urbanblisslife (dot) com.

  • Jenifer Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    It was such a fun party! Thank you so much for hosting and thank you to Skinny Girl for the drinks!

  • So glad you could make it, Jen! Your bacon-wrapped pineapple dish was delicious!!

  • Mary Ann Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    What a fun party! These days the only themed parties I go to are geared toward those 10 and under. This has me a bit inspired to put something together! Also, can’t wait for all those recipe posts!
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  • Megan Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    What a great night of sipping, gabbing, and watching. The party was wonderful, down to every last (thoughtful!) detail. And I foresee the tasty Prosecco/limeade combo being a go-to drink in the summer months.

    Thank you for hosting, Marlynn!

  • Pech Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    What a great looking spread! I love the printables- for Oscar party or just because what girl doesn’t love gold and glitter/sparklies when having a get together!? I’ve never had any of the SkinnyGirl products, but that cocktail with prosecco and limeade sounds like a must try.
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  • Melissa Kaylene Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    What a wonderful party! I absolutely love looking at party displays and you did a great job! I’ve heard SO much about the Skinny Girl Cocktails before but haven’t tried them yet….I think I’m going to have to change that this weekend. :)
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  • Thanks everyone! Definitely check out the Skinnygirl Cocktails if you haven’t yet. There’s a product locator on the site: http://skinnygirlcocktails.com/?product_locator=true. In general, the wines you can find at most Safeway, Fred Meyer, some Albertstons, and Target stores in the Pac NW. The vodkas are at a few select liquor stores in the area.

  • Natascha Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    What a fabulous evening it was! Thank you, Marlynn, for introducing me to the world of #skinnygirl beverages… fabulous way to skimp on the calories but still enjoy a drink or two!

  • Jen Barth Jan 15, 2014 Reply

    I had such a fun time, Marlynn- you always have the best gatherings, I love discovering new ways to celebrate. I totally loved my Skinnygirl Prosecco with a splash of lime! I am definitely adding a few of these to my go-to party list. Here is to more fun connections in 2014!

  • Bonnie Wilson Jan 16, 2014 Reply

    WOW!! I need to start looking into these… Because even as a marathon runner I need to celebrate

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