In May, it was announced that Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps would be teaming up with BACARDI to launch Classic Cocktails Light, a new line of of low-calorie, ready-to-serve beverages.
Now, with summer now officially underway, Philipps — who celebrated her 33rd birthday on Monday — is here to give Celebuzz the rundown on how readers can plan the perfect summer soiree, whether it be for a birthday or, as is the case next Wednesday, the Fourth of July.
Of course, in light of news that Cougar Town will live on for another season (thank you, TBS!), Celebuzz also saved room to quiz Philipps on what fans can expect from the big move from ABC to cable, and what she’d like to see happen to her character, Laurie, next season. (Hint: Her answer was, um, very revealing.)
For more on Philipps’ summer tips, plus details on why she spent her birthday eating a sub, check out Celebuzz’s full Q&A below!
Have you always played the role of hostess?
I’ve always loved throwing parties; I’ve always been known for my kind of epic parties. A lot of people who maybe follow me on Twitter, or know my online personality or my real-life personality, know that I’m really into cake decorating and baking elaborate cakes. I just like the details that go into parties. I have always fancied myself [as being] a cool, young Martha Stewart in my head. [Laughs] Whether or not that’s actually true, that’s what I like to think.
But one of the things that’s so great about the summer is, BACARDI Classic Cocktails came out with their new light version and they asked me if I wanted to partner up with them and spread the word. It was such a good fit for me, because in the summertime, I have my wedding anniversary, my birthday, my husband’s [Marc Silverstein] birthday, my daughter’s [Birdie] birthday — not to mention Fourth of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day. So, I’m constantly throwing parties at my house all summer long. [Laughs] It really feels like the perfect fit for me.