I absolutely love a good theme! Every year my girlfriends and I get together for an Academy Awards viewing party. What started up as an evening of glamour eventually turned into a competition for who could find the most “beautiful” gown… and when I say beautiful, I mean garish… In fact, we now have a collection of dresses we will promptly change anyone who dares to show up in an actual stunning dress!
Everyone fills out a Ballot with their predictions. We print these off of the Oscar website HERE. We have prizes for first, second, third place. Of course there is also a prize at our party for “best” dressed!
We have accumulated our decorations over the years. There is always a red carpet for the girls to pose on, statues to have our photos with and lots of yummy food. Most of the decorations have been hand crafted or purchased from Turkey’s Party Makers or Party City.
This party has become one of my very favourite traditions with my girlfriends 🙂 It is so fun to just get dressed up with my girls and have a lot of laughs. We are already keeping our eyes out for the perfect dresses for next year!
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What better thing to do on a beautiful Friday afternoon then have a delicious lunch with a couple of my best girlfriends at one of our local wineries?! Maybe follow that lunch up with a wine tasting? Sounds like a plan! That is exactly what I was fortunate enough to do a few weeks back and it was fabulous. My two girlfriends and I met up at the Bacchus Bistro at the Chaberton Estate Winery. We sat out on their lovely little back patio in the sunshine with a glass of wine and a light lunch. When we finished up our meals we unanimously decided that we were not finished visiting yet and should probably stroll over to the wine shop and do a quick tasting ;))
For the wine tasting you get to choose from 4 of their available offered monthly selections for a fee of $5.00. Upon purchase of a bottle, the fee is waived. I am a fan of sweeter white wines and their Reserve Siegerrebe is one of my favourites! Quite honestly, I enjoy most of their wines. Let’s just say I have yet to pay the tasting fee on any of my visits as I tend to leave with a few bottles in hand! Chaberton is one of my favourite local spots to go.
I have a couple more wineries close to home that I plan to visit before the summer is over… Stay tuned!
If you have any favourite sweeter whites or Rosés to suggest to me, I am always looking for new favourite wines!
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