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Eat Like It’s Winter

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Summer may be responsible for a multitude of our favorite once-a-year ingredients, but that doesn’t mean winter leaves us empty-handed. From crunchy root vegetables to bright citrus fruits, cold months are full of exciting textures and flavors to choose from—all of which beckon warm nights indoors. Check out the following snow-required recipes, which prove that even though temperatures may be dropping, kitchen creativity is on the rise.

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Chilling Cocktail Party

Halloween is a time for cute costumes, tasty treats, and of course, spook-tacular cocktail parties.  Even though you’re not out trick or treating, we’ll show you how to throw a party that can make even your inner-child jealous.

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Tell Your Story
Just like a good book, every party needs a theme. We’re setting ours apart with some classic Skinnygirl style – Frighteningly Fabulous.

Dead on Arrival
From the very start, you want to show your friends this is a party that shouldn’t be missed. Set the tone by mailing invitations that match your theme. We love using black construction paper to craft invitations in the shapes of bats and witches’ hats. Make your mark by writing all your info in silver or gold glitter glue.

A Grave Warning
Nothing sets the mood like an outdoor graveyard. To create yours, buy some big pieces of foam board at your local crafts store, cut them to look like headstones and then spray paint them gray. Rub on a little dirt after they’ve dried for a great aged look. Now all you have to do is write on each headstone the name of a fashion you’ve put to rest (looking at you bell bottoms!) If you have any left over, the names of a few ex-boyfriends can’t hurt either.

Spooky Scenes
Great décor really gets the part started. (Skinnygirl Vodka doesn’t hurt either) Set your scene by purchasing some plastic skulls and spiders decorations and then spray-painting them with purple glitter paint. Another great option is to create a steaming witches brew by carefully placing dry ice into a container and adding water until the ice is covered.

A Frightening Feast
Halloween is the time to take “finger foods” very literally. We love to cut up pieces of carrots and celery into finger shapes and then add a “finger nail” with a piece of cut almond. Take them to the next level by mixing up a bowl of Skinnygirl Pumpkin Dip and adding a splash of red food coloring for a bloody appearance. Who says horror can’t be haute?

Magic Potions
It may not turn anyone into a frog, but few drinks are more magical than a good cocktail. When that same drink fits the theme of our party, we’re really in heaven. For a great Halloween libation, we love mixing up a batch of Skinnygirl Martinis. With added green olive “monster eyes,” your guests’ greatest fear will be an empty glass.

Dangerous Curves
When you’re party looks this cute, it takes a very special costume to stand out. Whether you go as a classic pinup or a sexy take on the latest pop culture, try wearing Skinnygirl Shapewear underneath everything to accentuate your beautiful body. It’s a great way to ensure you look as good taking off your costume as you do wearing it.

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