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Babies & Brewskis

If traditional trappings such as mimosas and Quiche Lorraine feel a bit fuddy-duddy, it’s time to break out of the baby party box. Babies and beer —two of everyone’s favorite things—come together for a girls night out with plenty to celebrate.

Babies & Brewskis

The Menu

Skip the requisite 11 am start time and host “Babies & Brewskis” later in the afternoon for a relaxed Happy Hour vibe. Bite-sized pub grub makes an inspired, no-fuss menu. Make sure to ask your pregnant friend if she’s been jonesing for any particular bar snack—she may surprise you. Display the menu in bar-style “daily specials” on a portable chalkboard for a cute extra touch.

Use this appetizer recipe to help use up an abundant zucchini crop. Your guests will love every zucchini and cheese bite.
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Enjoy these cheese-stuffed pretzels made with Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust, stout beer and egg – ready in just 30 minutes.
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Looking for a 30-minute appetizer recipe? Then check out these wraps baked with sausages and Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls – perfect for any party.
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Ranch dressing perks up a crowd-pleasing, cheesy crescent appetizer.
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Serve these delicious appetizers at your next Chinese dinner. Crushed red pepper flakes add a little heat to the sweet-sour sauce.
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These golden-brown crescents, filled with melted cheese and Spanish flavors, make a classy start to any gathering. Simply cut rounds of ready-made pastry dough, fill, bake, and serve.
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The sweetness of brown ale enhances the spicy flavor of this addicting snack mix!
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**Recipes contain beer. If you’d prefer to keep your menu alcohol-free, substitute beer with N/A beer.

The Dessert

Cleverly named ale cupcakes and irresistible brownie pops strike the right sweet and celebratory balance.

Fans of Belgian white ale will be over the moon for these ale and citrus cupcakes.
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Blogger Jessica Walker from Lil Miss Bossy shares a favorite recipe for Rainbow-Sprinkled Brownie Pops. Fudgy and delicious brownie pops that are sprinkled with rainbow fun!
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While the mom-to-be will likely abstain, she’ll want her guests to crack a cold one on her behalf. Serve a selection of craft beers with a special tie to the new family. For example, will the baby be born in Chicago? Try Chicago brews such as Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale or Half-Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale.

Stock sparkling water and a few artisanal root beers, such as high-fructose-corn-syrup-free Old Dominion, for mama and other non-drinkers.

The Entertainment

Bar-style quiz bowl, of course! Divide guests into teams of two, and create the questions to cover everything from little-known facts about the childhoods of mom and dad to newborn factoids and curiosities. Send the winner home with a beer stein or a set of pilsner glasses. Cheers!  

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