Girls Night in On a Budget
The women you see with me in the photos, are my soul sisters. The keep me grounded, make me laugh and are always up for a little fun! So when I text them this week and told them to come over Sunday night for an awesome girls night inn on a budget, they were in!
My girlfriends and I try to get together at least once every few months. We are some busy ladies though, and it can definitely be tough. However, we make time. We plan vacations together, we have done a lot of lavish and fun things together, but sometimes we have to be budget conscious too! That is why I decided to host my girlfriends over for an evening of salsa and painting!
What to Feed Your Guests
When I invited them over I knew that I wanted to make the evening as easy and smooth as possible. Keep it lowkey and enjoyable. I grabbed all the painting supplies, a frozen street taco skillet meal, some salsa ingredients and a bottle of wine and got to work.
I pretty much eat salsa daily. It is my guilty pleasure and I have perfected my garden salsa recipe. It is not too hot, but not too mild, with just enough “chunkiness” to keep things crisp and fresh while really tasting every ingredient in there.
I love this garden salsa so much and it pairs great with anything. You can also grab my recipe for 5-ingredient guacamole and have a little Mexican inspired evening. Make sure to print the recipe below!
Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe
Simple Fresh Garden Salsa
This is the easiest and best garden salsa you will every try!
- 2 medium Tomatoes
- 1/2 medium yellow or white Onion
- 1-2 Jalapeno
- 2 TBS Lemon Juice
- 2 TBS Minced Garlic
- 2 sprigs Cilantro
- 1 TBS Garlic Salt
Use a food processor and combine all ingredients until salsa is mixed well.
Remove from food processor and chill in fridge or on ice
Serve it up
DIY Painting Party
We’ve all been to those studios, but we’re on a budget folks, so hit up your local craft store and do it at home. I purchased 4 canvas’, new paint brushes, acrylic paint and the pallets all for $20.00 at my local craft store, but I am including links to Amazon if you want to just order and save yourself a trip.
If you want to do this here is what you need:
We decided to paint a snowman as the holiday season is upon us and he was super cute. We just googled, “easy paintings to do at home” and found one we all liked that we thought we could do. The snowman won and we propped my computer up on the table so we had a reference.
Then we went to work, painting the background white, adding a hat, mixing paint colors to get the right shades of blues, greens & reds and laughing the entire time.
We truly had the best time and agreed that we need to do more of this. Our girls night in on a budget was perfect for all of us. It was a fantastic way for us to spend some quality time together and bring our creative sides out as well.
I loved that each of us created our paintings just a bit different! It was a blast hanging out with my friends, having good food, great conversation and splendid entertainment. I highly recommend getting together with your girlfriends for a girls night in soon! We are totally doing this again!
Have you ever hosted a girls night in on a budget? What did you do?
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