The ideal Friday night with friends can be as simple as staying in, socializing, and sharing appetizers and cocktails. Pair that with do-it-yourself facial masks made in the Vitamix machine, and you’ve got the perfect girls’ night in.
Appetizers for Entertaining
If you’re hosting a get together, prepare appetizers in advance. Certain recipes—such as California Salsa and Guacamole—are great for making ahead of time and refrigerating to allow flavors to marry. A Vitamix-made fondue can instantly revamp a party spread and makes a tasty, versatile dip. Serve Chipotle Cheese Fondue with veggies, crackers, or pretzels. Likewise, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus or plain Hummus pairs well with any of these.
How to Make Homemade Face Masks
Treat your girlfriends to all-natural, homemade facial masks. The Almond Peach Mask is a combination of fresh peaches, yogurt, honey, raw almonds, and refreshing cucumber. For a gentle exfoliant, try the Apricots and Cream Mask. Additionally, the three ingredients in the Natural Facial Mask are known to tighten pores and firm skin.
Cocktails and Ice Cream Milkshakes in Your Vitamix Blender
And what would a girls’ night in be without cocktails? As the masks on your faces dry, blend a batch of Whole Fruit Margaritas. Or, as a frozen cocktail alternative, try a Cranberry Lime Sparkler. If your guests prefer more of a dessert drink, the chocolaty flavor of a Brandy Alexander is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. There are plenty of options for nondrinkers as well. The Orange Cider Refresher is a delightful twist on traditional apple cider, and you can never go wrong with a French Vanilla Shake.
Your masks should dry within 15-20 minutes. To remove the mask, gently wipe away with a damp washcloth. Most importantly, enjoy your clean, exfoliated complexion and toast to a successful girls’ night in.