Aleece goes French for her Cousins’ Club with wine and chocolate

Aleece
Aleece

A couple of years ago, I started a Cousins’ Club. Now, you have to understand I have a huge family. My dad has seven siblings. Of course, they all have spouses and children. That makes my first cousins run into fifteen, of which some have spouses and children. So, the numerical strength of our CC is 28. But this post isn’t about the math. :) It’s about the initiative all of us took to meet up, have fun and be updated on each other’s lives. We meet once a month, the host decides on a theme; food, drinks and games to go with it. Last month, it was ze sister’s and my turn. The sister has been learning French and we’re still hungover from Paris. The theme was French, Cadbury Bournville decided we had earned it and sent us wine and chocolate to go with. It went great!

Cadbury Bournville chocolates & Sula Wine
Cadbury Bournville chocolates & Sula Wine

One of the games was to put your best foot forward and strike a pose with the Cadbury Bournville and Sula wine of your choice.

Pooja and Himani
Pooja and Himani

Sapna and Sachin
Sapna and Sachin
Pankaj, Rashmi and Neerav
Pankaj, Rashmi and Neerav
Vinu, Dillisha and Shanaaya
Vinu, Dillisha and Shanaaya

My cousin Sapna was hilarious! She was pretty serious as she held the wine bottle and re-enacted the scene from Sholay. My family can be quite filmy like that. Although, it wasn’t as serious. It was an announcement of the next Cousins’ Club.

Another game was to make groups and tie the three scarves laid out around oneself in the most innovative possible. I don’t know about innovation but as usual, we got some really funny ones.

Sapna, Sachin and Janam
Sapna, Sachin and Janam
Priya, Mihir and Rajveer
Priya, Mihir and Rajveer

Of course, we had to reward the best dressed.

Himani, Vinu and Pooja
Himani, Vinu and Pooja

The girls didn’t know the exact details of their outfits. Although I can tell you polka-dotted stockings and heart embossed stockings are available at Vero Moda. Himani’s borrowed her top from mum. Her skirt was also dug out from the back of her cupboard. It was a straight fit knee-length skirt that I altered to look like a mini skirt. She further altered it to fit her waist.

Aleece
Aleece

To give it a french twist, my sister calls me ‘Aleece’. I love it! I wore:

Dress – Promod at G7 mall, Versova | Vest – Bangkok | Stockings | Ring – Spyra Jewellery at Bliss, Versova

Tip: Innovate with sashes, ribbons, etc. When I was buying the dress, the sales girl told me I had to tie the dress at the back but I choose to make a bow at the front. Everyone loves it and enquiries where my ‘cute’ dress is from. :)

Dhiyaan
Dhiyaan
Palash, Rajveer, Panshul
Palash, Rajveer, Panshul
Shanaaya, Hema, Dillisha
Shanaaya, Hema, Dillisha

I love how adorable my little nephews and nieces are. Since they can’t eat everything and especially not drink wine, they were happy to endorse the chocolate bars they had scored. Cadbury Bournville, don’t they earn it just for being cute?

Sapna and Dhruvi
Sapna and Dhruvi
Himani, mom and Dhruvi
Himani, mom and Dhruvi

We had a great time! Thank you Cadbury Bournville and Sula Vineyards for sending over chocolate and wine and making everyone feel like they had earned it. We were also stuffed on food that mum put so much effort into preparing. The sister was a sweetheart to organize games and prizes for everyone. It was a blast! When are you having your wine and chocolate party?

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