FRIENDSGIVING: A recipe for throwing the best shindig

Can you believe that Thanksgiving has crept up on us once again? Because we can’t!

We’ve got your back. If you’re throwing your own little (or big!) shindig for your friends or fam bam, you have to go all out. It’s go hard or go home. We want you to wow everyone and impress your family and friends with your party throwing skills! So here’s what you need.

A bangin’ playlist. Because what’s a party without some tone-deaf singing and embarrassingly good dance moves?

Snacks, snacks, snacks. You can never have enough snacks to share around. They’re there to get the conversation flowing and the mingling happening!

Crowd pleaser dishes. If you’ve got a signature dish – cook that. There’s a reason why it’s your signature dish, so keep everyone’s tummy’s happy! If you don’t have a signature dish, ask around beforehand what everyones fave meal is. You’ll own the chef throne.

‘WOW’ factor decor. Decor sets the mood of a party, so whether you’re going for a rustic setting or a fun and colorful vibe, make sure you catch everyone’s attention.

A good selection of drinks. You know the go. Champagne, wine, beers, vodka, and maybe a little bit of tequila? But don’t forget to cater for the non-drinkers!

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Written by Gold Soul blogger, Alissa. She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia. Follow her at Words By Femme.

FRESH AS: Bubbly Margarita Water

Time to freshen up with every sip of this Bubbly Margarita Water! This super easy drink can be whipped up any day when you need that little extra kick in these warm Spring days. Obviously, you can be cheeky and add a little Tequila into this mix if you’re wanting something for your inner party gal.

What You’ll Need

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– Sparkling Water
– Ice
– 1/2 Lime
– 1/4 Orange
– Sea Salt

Fill half a glass with ice. Then add the juice of 1/2 Lime and 1/4 Orange.

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Top it off with sparkling water and add a pinch of Sea Salt for extra freshness.

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Fancy it up with a slice of Lime on the rim of your glass (if it’s not Instagram worthy, I’ll send it back), stick in a straw, stir and sip. AHHH

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If you liked this FRESH AS drink, check out this DIY to keep refreshed this Spring!

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FRESH AS: Detox water

Fancy a delicious water? Who doesn’t when they look as pretty as these. Guys and girls, get ready to be feeling refreshed as f*** throughout your entire day, whether you’re spending all day at work or adventuring until the sun goes down. This is a twist on an everyday drink that has no sugar, is good for you and tastes oh-so fresh.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
– Half a Cucumber
– 1 Lemon
– A few Mint leaves
– Kitchen knife
– Any large bottle
– Water

Make sure all your fruit and veg are washed and clean! Then cut up your cucumber and lemon as shown in the photo below.

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Pick off a few Mint leaves.

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Drop your cucumber, lemon and mint into your bottle and add water!

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Leave your concoction to chill for a bit and let the flavors infuse nicely into the water. Sip throughout the day and keep hydrated!

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