On Thursday, I was talking with a friend and, out of nowhere, I proposed to host a pyjama party at my place on Saturday night. I did not have a lot of time to organise it or to do the grocery shopping, but we managed to have a great night so let me share with you my recipe for an amazing pyjama party between grown-ups!
Friends and venue
A pyjama party will never be one without a brunch of friends to share it. We were four, which is perfect to have great time in my flat! I asked them all to bring their pyjama, a pair of slippers, a towel and a night cream (because I mostly have skin care products for oily skin).
Two hours before they arrived at my place, I was free to clean and do the grocery shopping. It was a little bit of a rush, for me, but I managed to make it so… well done, Cyrielle! (Hopefully, I had nothing to cook or bake.)
At first, we thought about having only sugary stuffs to eat, but one friend proposed to bring homemade crêpes to fill with yummy salty things (goat cheese, blue cheese, emmenthal, spinach leaves, beet root,…) as galettes from Britannia. In case we had leftover of crêpes, I bought Nutella, peanut butter, honey, lemon juice, banana, whipped cream… to do sweet crêpes as well.
As you can see it on my picture, we had enough sugary things to become diabetic! I bought cupcakes, chocolate fingers, cookies, marshmallows, tons of berries, two Cookie Dough Ben & Jerry’s ice creams… And another friend brought us one chocolate cake and a raspberry cheesecake!
Even of we were very hungry, we had leftover so I share it with my friends to not become too fat!
As we are grown-ups, we can drink alcohol (but moderately, of course). We prepared a German cocktail with one bottle of mild white wine, a bottle of Prosecco, some berries and a bit of sugar. After leaving it in the fridge for 30-45 minutes, we enjoyed it a lot. For non-alcoholic parties, you can use sparkling apple bottles as the French Champomy.
I also had Diet Coke, orange juice and water in my fridge. And become we all enjoy teas and herbal infusions, I brought all of my collection for my friends to taste a warm cup!
Even if I downloaded some rom coms and I borrowed a few DVDs at the university library, in the end, we did not have time to watch them: we spent all of our time with the beauty activities. We had the TV on to have a musical background and we enjoyed especially some video clip from 5-10 years ago (you know, Britney, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, The Black Eye Peas…). I have subtitles on my English TV… it was like a karaoke!
Since beauty is one of my passion, I shared my tips and my variety of products with my friends.
We started with face skin care and followed these steps:
- doing a face steaming with some essential oils or herbs
- using a face scrub
- doing a facial mask (I bought Cupcake and Catastrophe Cosmetic from Lush, I knew my friends will love them)
- applying a face toner, a skin care and an eye cream.
Because, of course, we were talking a lot and everything, we forgot to use a lip scrub and a lip balm.
After this, we did a complete manicure, like this:
- removing nail polish and washing hands
- leaving hands inside a soapy and bubble-y warm water bowl
- cutting and filing nails (and gently pushing cuticle back)
- applying a coat of base, two coats of nail polish and one coat of top coat (with the help of express dry drops)
- using a hand cream to moisture the skin.
I also showed them how to use wax to remove hair (it feels weird that I was the only one not to shave). If we had time, we would have token care of our hair and feet too. Unfortunately, five hours is not enough for everything!
In the end, we really had fun and we were all very pleased by this night. To do more often, for sure.