ic Kathe With an E: A Paris Girls Night In

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Paris Girls Night In

This post is sponsored by World Market, but all opinions are my very own!

Every now and then a few of my girlfriends and I do a girls night in.
After working all week we like being able to just kick back, have a cocktail and catch up on what's going on in our lives. The hostesses change each time and we usually try to come up with a theme for our get togethers.

It was my turn to host and since it was the weekend of Bastille Day, I decided to do a French theme. Of course, I recently had the opportunity to try out the new Lorina Sparkling French Lemonades from World Market so, that may have influenced me a tad too!.  
They are available in three flavors, Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, and Blood Orange.
Mr. B & I loved the plain sparkling Lemonade. It is perfect on it's own or, as 
a refreshing adult beverage!

I decided to create a signature drink for our girls night and even gave it a fancy French name "Le Bonne Framboise Lemon" cocktail. Which translates to "The Good Raspberry Lemon" cocktail!
Three simple ingredients to create the perfect libation to share with the girls.

I took some of the frozen raspberries and muddled them in the bottom of a tall glass.  I then added 1.5 ounces of the raspberry vodka, added ice and filled to the top with the Lorina Sparkling Lemonade.
Add some more raspberries on a pick and Oh La La! 
A tasty potent potable to be enjoyed by the Madames and Mademoiselles.

While I was at World Market picking up the Lorina Sparkling Lemonade I also picked up some other goodies to go along with my theme.

World Market isn't just a name. Oh no, they stock a huge variety of Food & drinks from all over the world! And, you can always find helpful recipes on their website too.

(Oui, the bag, she is open...don't judge)
I then displayed it all on the buffet.
World Market had everything I needed to pull off my theme. Right down to the plates and napkins!

I picked up a package of smoked salmon while I was there and made a pate.
I added a sprig of dill, fresh from my garden, and placed wedges of 
Brie on each tier.

The tray set up with the sweets.
Of course, in addition to my delicious cocktail, there is wine. 
I found the wrought iron bottle holder at World Market in the clearance section. $2.99!
Tres bon marche, oui?
A red and a white (Check out that label!  Perfect, no?)
Little touches of France here and there.

So, what do you think?  Did I capture the Parisian theme?
Have I made you want to travel to Paris?
How about a chance to win a trip to Paris?? 
Cost Plus and Lorina Sparkling Lemonade would love to send you there!

Enter for a chance to win a Dream Trip for 2 to Paris in Cost Plus World Market's Summer in Paris Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes ends 8/16/13.  Click Here to Enter.

Grand Prize Package include:

  • Trip for 2 to Paris (Airfare & Accommodations)
  • 2 Day Museum Pass, River Cruise
  • Dinner at the Eiffel Tower
  • $1,000 World Market gift card
  • Case of Lorina French Lemonade
Plus, 3 First Prizes: $500 World Market gift card
Good luck friends!
Disclosure: I am a Cost Plus World Market Ambassador. I was sent a promotional item to thank me for my time. All opinions are mine unless stated otherwise.
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  1. This is a GREAT post!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE World Market!! I'd love to be a part of your group, sounds like fun!!!

  2. What a beautiful post, Kathe, love the chocolate Eiffel tower! I really never had the urge to visit Paris that much, but you might have caused me to think about it, at least! lol Wish World Market would open one here in the Northeast. xo

  3. I have never been to world market - but now I'm thinking I need to look and see if there is one close to me. All these treats look so good, and I love how you set it all up!

    1. If there is a World Market anywhere near you, run, don't walk, to it!! You'll love it!!! I go to the one near me at least once a week.

  4. The drink sounds amazing! And it looks like you all had a fabulous time! Invite me next time hmmm? ;)

  5. I love World Market!! They have a ton of really cute stuff. Looks like you girls had a good time! :)

  6. Tres Bon!! I would have loved to join you for this amazing party! Love it all! I'm heading to World Market soon!! I must remain in the Paris mode as my trip is coming soon!



  7. Lovely! I love your set up! Beautiful!

  8. You did an amazing job. It really does look like you thought of every detail.

  9. That all looks so delicious and I love how you set it all up!

  10. This looks great!! I am craving!

  11. I do love World Market - and it looks like you pulled off the theme perfectly. Great job!

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  12. Looks great, you make everything sound so simple!

  13. What a cute party and that drink sounds delicious!! Speaking of delicious, isn't that Brie cheese just the best? I love it on water crackers with the WM raspberry chipotle sauce. SO good!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  14. What a lovely party and you captured the theme so well, I will have to give your drink recipe a try. Everything looks so scrumptiously yummy!

  15. I love the idea of doing a French theme night! And that cheese and crackers tower? You had me drooling! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-1/

  16. Everything looks amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing at Monday Funday this week! Have a good one!

    Take care,


  17. Great idea for girls night, and the adult raspberry lemonade sounds soooo good~I'm off to World Market!

  18. Wow, this is the perfect night in! I had no idea you could get all that at World Market! Thanks for the heads up!

  19. I've never been to World Market! I'm going to google & see if thee is one near me!
    This post makes me so hungry, that lemonade sounds so good and this seems like such a wonderful girls night in!

  20. Yum!!! This post makes me SO sad that we don't have World Market where I live :(

  21. What a fabulous post! I wish we had these items in Canada too! Everything looks divine :)

  22. Looks beautiful! I love your signature cocktail - it sounds delicious! (And who doesn't want to jet off to Paris? What an awesome giveaway!)

  23. Sounds like a great girls night. That lemonade looks delicious.


  24. J'adore :-) it's so nice how you styled everything Kathe! love the products and wow you have a nice group to have fun with! :-)

  25. That drink looks so refreshing! And I love the Paris them throughout :)

  26. World Market is one of my indulgences, I love to browse and sometimes buy. I think I shall have to try your adult lemonade!
    for what it's worth

  27. I was able to see a poster type ad for the sign up, but no way to actually sign up. Sorry.

  28. Your Parisian party is perfect! I picked up some of those cute paper goods at WM too. ;-)

  29. What a fun party! I wish I had a World Market...the closest one is 5 hours away :(

  30. Where was my invite?! :) How fun!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  31. This is such a cute idea! I would love to do something like this. Happy to be visiting from All My Bloggy Friends!

  32. What fun! I haven't been to World market in a long time! You found so many fun things to make your night special!

  33. I love World Market! In fact, I have a bottle of that lemonade in my fridge right now! Haha So I excited about the Paris sweepstakes, so I have already signed up! Paris is my favorite place ever, but it's not really my husband's, so we weren't planning to go back for a few more years. He can't put it off if we win, right? Your party is so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Stopping by from Tea Party Tuesdays :) This looks like it was a lovely party and the food you had looks delicious! I'm always looking for themes or my next party with the girls and this would be a perfect theme.

  35. I love World Market! I've been going there since my mom started taking me over 25 years ago {I came to love it as Cost Plus}. It was always so fun to see all of the incredible things from around the world. Thanks so much for sharing your girls night in with us. Paris is such a fun theme!

  36. oo la la, C'est merveilleux, Thank you for sharing at thew Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  37. OMG...that Eifel Tower is just delish. I love the World Market. The closest one is not close at all and I still drive the distance to get to that fabulous place. Everything really looks wonderful. This post is so inspirational. I would love it if you would share this today at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us! Thanks for hosting!


  38. Your buffet looks so inviting - love your 3 tier serving pieces. Wish we had a World Market near us :-(

  39. Hi Kathe -- I LOVE this idea for a theme night. And you can adapt it to any country with a little effort I bet. Except I think I am going to use this idea for a DATE NIGHT with my hubby! Thanks so much for sharing. {Think I might look into entering the trip to Paris sweepstakes, too!} I am visiting from Link it UP Thursday -- 7 Alive in a Double Wide. May I beg a favor? At Longings End we will be questing again next year for the Ultimate Banana Split so if you have any great suggestions in the US of ice cream parlors or dairy farms with ice cream, please leave a comment on my blog post. THANKS much, Kathe and Viva La France! Blessings...


  40. YUM! I want to be on your party invite list...I'm drooling. :-)

  41. I have a major World Market addiction. Love it.

  42. What a great party. I'll be right over!

    - The Tablescaper

  43. That looks lovely. We don't have World Market in the hinterlands of Maryland...I'll have to make do with Target :)

  44. OMG this is a great idea! My daughter went to Paris a couple of years ago and this would make a great birthday dinner theme for her.
    I would love for you to link up to the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/07/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-1.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. Looks like a fun party! I really like the napkins and the plates. That drink looks yummy!

  46. This looks like an amazing party! My mom and my aunt went to France about 10 years ago and she is always talking about missing it. I think I will take some of these ideas and throw a party for her!

  47. Thanks for linking up to Krafty Inspiration Thursday! Be sure to come back next week to see if you were featured.

  48. You really thought of every aspect. What a great idea for a party. Found you via Krafty Cards.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

  49. Bonjour, Je suis française et j'habite en Bretagne à quelques kms de l'usine où l'on fabrique les gavottes et les crêpes dentelle ! Moi aussi je les adore ! et c'est merveilleux que l'Amérique les adore aussi ! Je suis très émue de savoir que vous aimez autant la France !

  50. You captured it so well! I've been to Paris once and would love to go again with my family. I love those dishes so much. I know they are french but they look somewhat nautical to me as well. Very nice setup for a party!

  51. Ooh la la... ;-) What a wonderful party! Thank you for sharing it at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  52. Kathe, how fun! You did good girl. I have only been to World Market a couple of times, but found it so fun. I need to go again. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  53. I love Paris and anything French!
    I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
    I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  54. Aren't Girls' Nights just the best? You really did it up right! Thanks for linking this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop last week. I hope you'll share more wonderful posts with us at tonight's party that goes live at 8pm Central.

  55. What a fun party! I probably would have munched all night on those treats! Just the right mix of salty and sweet. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

  56. Oh Man:(( Another great party I missed while I was in the wilds of Texas! Just lovely~~

    Great job buddy, I totally love it!!


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