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HG's Guide to Girls' Night Essentials!

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Hey, ladies! We've got even more tips, picks, and recipes for a night in with your gal pals!

 
  Must-Have Products for Easy Entertaining

These items will save you time in the kitchen when you're whipping up treats for you and your guests...

Athens Mini Fillo Shells - Pick up a box of these crunchy little cups in the freezer aisle, and get ready for delicious, easy, DIY bite-sized treats! Add a dollop of pudding (Jell-O Sugar Free Pudding Snacks are perfect) with some fresh fruit. Try baking the shells with some chopped-up candy inside (left over from Halloween, perhaps?). Or go the savory route with creamy tuna or cheesed-up beans!


Baja Bob's Sugar Free Cocktail Mixes - If you're not in the mood to create your own mixers, Bob's got your back. These couldn't be easier to use, and there are tons of flavors. Piña colada? Please. Cosmo? Clearly. Hurricane? Heck, yes! Order online or find 'em at a store near you.


Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet - This stuff was made for easy party foods. And since we're all about the guilt-free goodies, here are some HG recipes for you to whip up. For a savory starter, serve up some Buttery Parm Breadsticks. For a fruity fix, make these Crazy-Delicious Apple Dumplings. And for something sweet and super-decadent, crank out some Caramel Swirl Cream Puffs! 

 
  DIY Drinks -- For a Few or a Crowd!

Here are some tips to modify a few simple HG sippers so you can satisfy your thirsty friends...

My Oh Mai Tai:
Multiply the ingredients by however many drinks you want to make. Then mix up everything except the dark rum in a pitcher. To serve, pour 5 ounces (about 2/3 cup) of the mix over ice, and top with a tablespoon of the dark rum!

Fizzy Fruity Pineapple Punch
: It's WAY easy to make a pitcher of this non-alcoholic punch ahead of time -- 3 packets of the Crystal Light, 6 cups of soda water, and 1 1/2 cups of pineapple chunks will make 6 servings! Then your friends (ahem, who are of the legal drinking age) can decide whether they want to add a shot of vodka or rum. A shot of either liquor has about 100 calories.

Magical Low-Calorie Margarita: Just multiply this single-serving recipe by the number of guests, and then mix up everything but the ice. Serve over ice and sip!

Want more tips on items to stock your HG-friendly bar? Click here!

 
 
 
  Party Time Mini-Recipe Roundup

A few of our favorite fun-sized party foods -- WE LOVE THEM ALL!

New & Improved Super-Skinny Skins - Our potato skins are better than ever -- your friends will agree!

Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac 'n Chips
- "Oh yeah, I made the guacamole AND the chips." Bragging rights are just a recipe away...

Tiny Taco Salads, Petite Wonton-Bottomed Shepherd's Pies, and Mini Coconut Cream Pies - Three recipes for adorable and tasty treats, ready to party!

Mini Ice Cream Cakes - More incredibly cute, crazy-delicious eats for your girls' night in!

 
  BONUS: Snack Suggestions for Girls' Night Movie Faves!

We love theme parties. So if finding a food or drink that corresponds to your film of choice appeals to you, take notes!

Steel Magnolias
- Something red velvet. It doesn't have to be a cake in the shape of an armadillo though -- stick with our lightened-up recipes instead!

When Harry Met Sally
- Apple pie a la mode... (light) ice cream on the side. For savory snacks, serve everyone something different (guilt-free, of course). Then you can all say, "I'll have what she's having..."

Dirty Dancing - Watermelon. Cubed and skewered with other fruits, or blended into cocktails. Serve it, enjoy it, and then go on about carrying it.

Fried Green Tomatoes - Uh... Would it be too obvious to suggest our Faux-Fried Green Tomatoes? Didn't think so.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Serve up Spanako-pieces and The Great Greek Pizza (make a few of the personal pies, and then serve mini slices). Open up and say, "Opa!"

 
 

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CHEW ON THIS:

Might we mention that today is National Sundae Day? And that, in our experience, girls love sundaes? Here are three yummy ice cream treats... one even tastes like pumpkin pie!

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