Lifestyle & Seasonal

Fall on the Patio Series: Ladies Night

What better way to spend a fall evening than hanging out in the backyard with your favorite ladies on your patio? Add some backyard lighting; plenty of chairs to sit and chat in and you have the perfect setting for ladies night. Plan the perfect night with these recipes, then call all your girls and get the party started! Better yet, make the party a group effort and see if each of your friends is willing to make a dish to bring along to take the pressure off you.What’s Ladies Night without Cocktails? Fall offers a plethora of flavors that inspire some really fun cocktail ideas for your ladies night festivities. From pumpkin to apple and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, warm flavors abound and can be worked into a multitude of drinks to make for your get together. This Hard Cider Sangria is a light and flavorful cocktail that’s sure to please. Light, Flavorful Appetizers on the PatioThe most important thing about the appetizers for your ladies night gathering is that they be easily eaten while holding that cocktail in your other hand, and that means finger foods. This yummy Hot Crab Dip is a great option to ward off the chill.

Dinner is Served

Your ladies night party on the patio wouldn’t be complete without an equally tasty main dish to serve to your guests. Fresh herbs are still available this time of year and add an earthy, healthy flair to any main dish.

Give this Arugula and Bacon Quiche recipe a try.

Sweet Endings

As the evening winds down, it’s important to send you guests off with a sweet touch. Make some coffee, or better yet, some coffee drinks and enjoy these Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze. They’re not only delicious, but with the hint of pink and their tiny size, they are the prefect ladies night dessert.

Take advantage of the cooler nights and get the most of out of your backyard and patio this fall. Enjoy a ladies night party with all these great recipes. After all, girls just want to have fun.

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