Makeovers & Margaritas Girls’ Night

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Makeovers Margaritas recipeI was thinking back the other day about this really fun party I hosted several years ago. It was pre-11 Magnolia Lane so I shared it on my event design blog but never here. Since I had some pictures from it and thought I would run a quick recap for nostalgia’s sake if nothing else.

And since we featured Margaritas {my husband’s very famous margaritas…stay tuned for recipe!} I thought the timing was perfect timing with Cinco De Mayo just around the corner.


I have been to many, many “direct sales” home parties–you know, like Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef–and even hosted a few. Since I sometimes (but really not always, I promise) like to make things a little fancier then my guests would expect, I decided to jazz things up a bit when I hosted this Arbonne make-up party for my girlfriends.

tablescapeWe had so much fun playing with the make-up…check out this awesome display. By the end of the night we were all smoky-eyed and red-lipped beauties!

make upAt the time, part of my business were the paper products–the labels etc. so I featured them prominently at this party.  I own up to having had a habit of making my events a bit of a personal showcase for my design business 🙂

I made little drink stirrers along with some take home favors for the guests.

drink stirrersfavors

tablescape 1And, you may even recognize the letters on the “You Are Beautiful” banner from my Vintage Sign Tutorial last week {click to see how I repurposed them}.

bannerThis night was so much fun, I may have to do it again. Last year I hosted a Girls’ Night Out for Thirty-One Gifts along the same line, maybe I need to get another Girls’ Night in the plan again soon!?!

 If you want more information, click HERE to learn more about Arbonne’s products {they are just the best in my opinion!} and for contact information.

On to the FUN part! My husband’s Margaritas are simply the best drinks around {well along with his Martinis {they are also HERE}}. I persuaded him to share his recipe–its very simple, no pre-packaged mix and these are so fresh and tasty. Having been a bartender, he describes things in “counts” for how long he pours–and warning: He is HEAVY HANDED!–so just change the portions/ratios according to how many you are making.



4 counts good, gold Tequila {vary by how strong you want the drink}

4 counts sour mix {we use Poe’s—do NOT use “sweet &” sour mix!}

2 counts good Triple Sec

3 counts Rose’s Lime Juice

Tons of fresh squeezed Lime juice.

We do the cold glasses rimmed with salt, because of course he’s a “professional” {in his former life LOL} but serve however you like.


And now you’re ready for Cinco De Mayo!


Thanks for stopping by!



  1. It is always so wonderful to have a “Margarita night” with your BFF’s….beautiful tablescape…a perfect theme for the make up party!…

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