I’m definitely not a football fan, so when I got the invite to attend Smirnoff Ice and POPSUGAR’s Ladies With Game Tailgate Party here in Washington, D.C., held last Friday at the Longview Gallery, I didn’t know what to expect. So, like any other social media savvy person, I took to the Internet to do some investigation before RSVPing — and I am soooooo happy I did. When I searched the event’s hashtag #LadiesWithGame on Instagram, my stream was flooded with pics from the NYC version of the event that went down during New York Fashion Week. It looked fab — and I was all the way in. RSVP for the D.C. soiree sent!
The event was quite literally a sports-themed game night for ladies hosted by Keshia Knight Pulliam (of “The Cosby Show” fame). There was a massive sized Jenga game, cornhole (which I’d never heard of before this event — and apparently am the last one on Earth who didn’t know what that was) and a DJ decked out in football gear. And, of course, no ladies’ game night would be complete without some beauty up in the mix. There were also complimentary mani (gel and regular) and eyelash application bars. The lines for both were pretty long, but well worth the wait (see a pic of my fun “party” nails below).
Oh, and the food — THE FOOD!!! I may or may not have gone back for seconds on a few of the yummy dishes. They included buffalo chicken mac-n-cheese, braised pork sliders, roast beef biscuits, chili and cornbread, and an assortment of sweet treats (cake pops, whoopie pies and cookies). There was also plenty of Smirnoff Ice beverages on deck in a variety of flavors and champagne.
This is the kind of tailgate party a girl could get used to!
Check out a few pics I took of the event below:
Keep it stylish,