How to Successfully Cohost a Girls Night Jewelry Party- Recipes Included

In the grand scheme of my life – I am just too busy. Between working full time, blogging, planning a wedding, working out and keeping up with my home life there isn’t a lot of time left for friends and having fun.

Two of my friends, Katie & Ashleigh, and I decided to plan a girl’s night jewelry party. You know, just a casual get together to eat, have some wine, shop for jewelry and accessories and share lots of laughs.

Co-host number 1 – Katie has an adorable home, inside and out…

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IMG_7065 IMG_7066Katie is so organized and already had this table ready before she even left for work in the morning :)

IMG_7064I was preparing some of our food and snacks…

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!

Being that this party was immediately after work and on a weeknight, I had to make appetizers that were quick and easy. I prepared two of my favorites:

Salsa Dip

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry! How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!

Salsa Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. container of sour cream
  • 1 packet of ranch
  • 1 container of mild salsa
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions

Mix together the sour cream, ranch, and salsa and stir. I normally don't include quite a full container of salsa, so just use your judgement.

Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and serve with tortilla chips.

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…and Drunken Dogs

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!This is super quick and easy and they are always a crowd pleaser!

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!

Drunken Dogs

Ingredients

  • 2 packets of lil' smokies sausages
  • 1 bottle of barbeque sauce
  • 1 airplane mini of bourbon or whiskey

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and stir.

Set crock pot on low or high, depending on how much time you have. You want to cook the alcohol out.

Or you can even cook them over the stove and then transport them to the slow cooker to keep them warm throughout the night.

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What kind of girl’s night would it be without chocolate? I just had to make brownies that I made the night before :)

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!And some not-as-homemade mini cupcakes :)

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!Co-host Number 2 – Ashleigh is a fabulous stylist with Stella and Dot. The array of jewelry and accessories were beautiful!

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!And it was such a gorgeous evening we decided to set up the display tables outside.

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!Just a small sampling of bags…I love the mosaic cross body purse in the back!

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!Guess whose mother went home with this beautiful coral necklace? :)

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!The jewelry is very pretty and tarnish-free.

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!So much fun trying on all of the different pieces.

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!I even loved the colorful display boxes…

How to cohost a successful girl's night jewelry party. Great food, fun, friends, jewelry!It was such a wonderful evening to be with friends – catching up, slowing down, laughing and having a great time! Thanks to my co-hosts it was a fabulous, stress-free time! Thanks Katie and Ashleigh :)