Thursday, February 1, 2007
Style File: Super Girls
What's a girl to do? Super Bowl Sunday is one the most masculine days of the year. But this year girls can have fun too. In tonight's Style File Southern Living magazine shows 7's Belkys Nerey how to throw a party for super girls.
WSVN -- Men are easy: Give 'em some beer and chips and call it a night in front of the TV.
But us girls, well, we need something a little more girly.
So we enlisted the help of Southern Living magazine to show us how to throw a super girl party Miami-style.
Marian Cairns: "We can really play up the beautiful weather here, the gorgeous flowers, the wonderful produce and really have fun."
Southern Living's game plan for decorating a fabulous table like this -- use what you've got, like palm leaves and tropical flowers.
Marian Cairns: "People in Miami are so lucky to have these right at their fingertips. All I did was clip some things from the backyard and then add some purchased flowers. That pop of color is really nice."
And nothing says Florida more than citrus -- for another inexpensive table decoration, throw some oranges, lemons and limes in a glass container.
Then roll up a few beach towels for another splash of color, light some candles, and you've got a winning table.
Now that we've tackled the table, let's eat!
Southern Living suggests serving little Cuban's, Miami's signature sandwich, with a girly twist.
Marian Cairns: "You've got your classic elements of ham, roast pork, swiss cheese and we've made a cute girly garnish, with the pickle and little cherry tomato."
Also, try black bean and mango salsa with plantains instead of chips.
And -- the most valuable player of this party -- football deviled eggs.
Marian Cairns: "Cut one-inch pieces of fresh chives, lay it across and make it look like little football laces."
And what's more girly than these banana cupcakes with coconut frosting?
Marian Cairns: "We're going to add some fun fruit garnishes, we've got watermelon, some fresh berries. This makes for a very pretty presentation too."
Of course you've got to stay hydrated during the big game, but forget the old-standby Cosmo.
At this party, whip up a mango miracle.
Marian Cairns: "We've picked up a can of mango slices, added to blender, pureed until smooth, then add your favorite frozen drink mix, like mojito mix, You can do it with or without alcohol, and you're ready to party."
A touchdown that any chick can make!
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