Coming up… a May Girls Day!

April is almost over, and we OAM girls were able to find time in our busy schedules for two girls nights this month!  Hopefully you and your fellow ladies were fortunate enough to plan a night together as well.  Either way, time to look forward and start making plans for your next girls night and we’ve got some suggestions if you’re free on the 5th…

Derby Day

The first Saturday in May marks the first race for the US Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing.  The Kentucky Derby is “the most exciting two minutes of sports” and a great excuse to get dressed up and day drink (if you’re watching from the west coast).  Don some big hats (maybe take an excursion together to a thrift shop) mix up some Mint Juleps and make your bets on who’ll win.  When the race is over, make it a horse racing themed movie night with Seabiscuit, Secretariat, or have a Wildfire (a guilty pleasure with my college roommates) marathon.

Visit to learn more about the races traditions and history, from past winners to the songs, fashions, and food. Plus the perfect mint julep recipe!

Cinco de Mayo

If you’re the type of person who likes to adopt the holidays of other cultures (German for Octoberfest, Irish for St. Patrick’s Day, English whenever a new Dr. Who premieres… or is that just me) you’ve probably got your eye on May 5th already.  This date, the anniversary of the Mexican victory over France at the Battle of Puebla 150 years ago, has come to be a celebration of Mexican ancestry in the US.  Make your ladies night Cinco de Mayo themed by preparing your favorite Mexican recipes, powering up your blender for margaritas or horchata, and melting some chocolate to dip churros in.

The Food Network website has a whole page devoted to recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party, including cocktails like this Michelada – a lime and hot sauce infused beer.

We at Once A Month are looking forward to seeing what you have planned for your May get-togethers, share more theme ideas in the comments below.  Or send us an email at telling us all about it so we can share it on OAM Everywhere, don’t forget to attach a picture!

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2 Comments on “Coming up… a May Girls Day!”

  1. May 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Let me know when the next OAM girl’s night is, and I will see if I can make it up!!! 🙂

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