Yup, Mama said! Well, maybe your mama said it! No matter what age, these parties are making their way into the main stream and The Hostess Handbook loves exploring “How America Parties”!
Ellen Dolgen, author of the popular book Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness is the master mind behind these Menopause Parties. What is a Shmirshky? You vagina of course! Ellen has a lot of fun terms for the world of Menopause!
Like the pursuit of her book, these parties are a way to break down the stigma around Menopause and allow for an open conversation to begin. They are a way for women to connect and talk about what they are going through in a fun and social way! What a great idea!
(Make a Candy Display with the Orange Shmirshky color theme!)
(Have fun and pamper yourself!)
The Hostess Handbook suggests you send this article to all your moms out there who might be interested in having one of these Menopause Parties or throw one yourself. Ellen has a full step by step guide for putting together one of these gatherings, complete with her own “MenoCosmo” recipe to serve while doing activities and talking! Create a cute themed drink and I am totally in! Add a comfy bathrobe and I’ll stay all day!
Ellen’s MenoCosmo Recipe (Makes 4 – 5 MenoCosmos)
6 parts ( 6 jiggers) of highly filtered vodka
1/2 part (1/2 jigger) of Cointreau
2 parts (2 jiggers) pure pomegranate juice (not blended with apple juice, or any other juice)
juice of 3 entire limes
1 part (1 jigger) agave syrup
4 drops yellow food coloring
Shake with ice in a large shaker, pour into a martini glass, and garnish with a razor thin slice of a tangerine.