Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY: The Bloody Mary Bar

You guys, I've started getting tired for bed at a normal time. I know for some, this comment is as earth-shattering as if I had told you I breathed today but... anyone who knows me knows that they can call me at 3 AM and I'll answer with a commonplace "hello". I'm a lifer insomniac. I can only assume this new-found tiredness is temporary and merely due to the fact that I've been busting my fat a$$ between work, gym and my spring term classes (leisure classes but nonetheless...). Regardless, I have been getting drowsy at about 10 PM. Oh LAWDY. It's exciting. But for that reason, sorry if I've been lacking a bit in the blogging department. I've been catching some much needed ZZzzzs... [note to friends: until I start tweeting you again at 2 AM on a Wednesday about Britney Spears' career, please cease late-night calls].

But enough of that random yet life-changing story, last weekend my friend completely inspired me! About a month ago, muh gurl Tracy and I made plans for me to come visit her last weekend in her new home of Seattle. Considering we both live with our significant others, it seemed like a good chance to hang out with each other as well as force our boyfriends to become new BFFs. Though I'm still working on the actual Seattle part of the post, I felt remiss not giving her adorable DIY Bloody Mary bar the spotlight it deserves:
{^Seriously woke up to this adorableness. Friendship is such a wonderful thing,}
{^Poured up and ready to start filling our glasses}
{^Monica Tracy categorizes her towels toppings, how many categories are there? Real question is whether I'm Fancy, a Guest or a Fancy Guest..* }
{^Please sir, can I have some more?}

{^She named her Owl Tobias... hear that Reggie? Competition.}

When you're on vacation, is there anything better than your friend waking you up with well-executed cocktails? It was so thoughtful (which is so her) and it was also so Type-A with the categories and the Tupperware (also so her). For any and all reasons above, I loved every part of it. Especially because I got to practice liking Bloody Marys. But really because I got to hang out with her.

* [for those lost at that quote, click here, fast forward to 38 secs, watch, enjoy, repeat as necessary]

If you want more formal instructions on a Bloody Mary Bar - this gal has some great ideas!


ellinelle said...

Hello Caitlin , you definitely have a fantastic friend , awww that bar table looks so cute , especially the cute snacks , so healthy and look so good ..

Have a great day ..

PAPS said...

Oh I havent had a bloody Mary in ages. You make me want to have one tonight. Hope you can visit my blog and let me know whether you like to follow each other. Will follow you right back.

Hanz, Fashionista Era Design said...

wow! that looks so very delicious!! :)) i shd try this as well looks so good hehe

LadyBugSays ... said...

What a fab friend you have! That looks so good :)

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I wish I can go to sleep at 10 PM, or even at midnight. Boo to insomnia! & what a great friend, seriously! When my friends sleep over, they get up, I am still sleeping, they are totally on their own for breakfast & what not.

PS: Where do you guys find your super cute animal decor?


Jax said...

I so hear you on being tired a little earlier. Working a 9 hour shift every night, going to classes, and then running around doing errands an what not is exhausting!!! (I live by myself too. Maintaining an apt is a job in itself.)

That bloody mary bar IS adorable!!! Now I want to do that. Problem is, I don't have a bar ;) hahaha I also love the flowers in the owl vase. So pretty.

erika sorocco said...

Awww...what an adorable setup - I love this Bloody Mary Bar!

P.S. I'm telling you right now, above all else, your tiredness has to do with the "leisure" class. Honestly, I can work, and dance for upwards of 3 hours a day; but the one thing that always knocks me out is schoolwork! :/

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Well now it makes sense why your comments are always left at crazy ridiculous hours! How do you function on so little sleep? I would be a horrible grumpy mess!
That set up is great!! Your friend did an awesome job thinking of every little detail; if she wasn't all the way across the country, I'd have to hire her to do a bar set-up for my next get together!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

YES love bloodys and love this! can i come over next time? ;)

Tina said...

Ooh I love Tracy's thinking! This girl is my kind of girl! I love the idea and the set up is even better. But I especially love tobias! I want my own Tobias... And Reggie... Damn z gallerie!! And girl go and get your sleep on! lol I love me some sleep though I'm usually asleep around 1 (not too early) lol

Unknown said...

I am happy you're getting your sleeping on track! I am a harsh insomniac too and I just hate it!

That Bloody Mary Bar idea is so cute! Such a creative set up!

The Urban Umbrella


Anonymous said...

This is so awesome :) I've never tried a bloody mary...I think I should this Friday night!

Slamdunk said...

Wait... Miss Caitlin, you are a mere mortal and need sleep? I am shocked.

Ha, and with a setup like that, your friend will likely have visitors never wanting to leave.

Anonymous said...

As a lifelong insomniac, I'm impressed with the normal bedtime.

The bloody mary bar is too cute! I know you had a great time, and not just because of that :)

Bravoe Runway said...

A bloody mary bar? That is a really cool idea! I'll have to pass this along to friends who enjoy entertaining in the a.m. :)

Kim Axani said...

Waking up to a fully stocked cocktail bar is my kind of morning! That my dear, is a true friend ;)
And I want Tobias!

Lindsay said...

That bloody mary bar is awesome!!! What a great friend!

bananas. said...


though she's missing the sriracha. i like my bloody marys extra, extra, EXTRA spicy.

Anonymous said...

What a great friend you got there, looks good!!

love your blog! /follows/


mirmirzimzim said...

hi caitlin, nice to meet you. my name is jealous.

but wait...does this mean you finally realized a love affair with bloody mary's?? woop!

Mandee said...

what a sweet friend, and seriously so type A! they make the best hostesses:)

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Unknown said...

Hostess with the mostess.
How organised can one girl be!?!
Not a fan of bloody marys but if they were presented like this, id sure try and enjoy it!