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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Red, White, and Blue

We wanted to get our old friends and their families together so we decided to throw a BBQ. And because it was Alisha, Cheri, and I hosting, of course we went all out.
Cheri found the recipe for this drink last year (from Family Fun?) and has been dieing to try it. Looks really impressive right? We thought so :) It's not too hard to make.
-fill glass 1/3 full with ice cubes and pour in cranberry juice (we found that less than a 1/3 full with the juice worked best)
-add more ice cubes (up to 2/3 line) and pour in blue Gatorade
-add more ice cubes and pour in DIET Sprite
Easy! The whole premise is that the differences in sugar content keep them layered like that. So theoretically you could do this with any number of drinks as long as the one with the largest sugar content is on the bottom and the least sugar is on the top. The only problem with these is that they don't taste all that great. As you are drinking it you taste each one individually and while that may be ok it just doesn't taste like a party drink. Ah well - guess we will keep experimenting with other, better tasting ones and see what we can come up with.
I just have to do my "heights" on the tables. It my favorite table-scaping trick. Just put a few boxes under the tablecloth and you're done.
These are our party favors. We filled them with enough graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate for each family to make their own smores at home. (We didn't dare do a campfire with that many kids running around)
The table decorations were pretty easy. Pretty scrapbook paper inside cylindrical vases. A chunk of floral foam inside holds the flags. Simple, elegant - yay! I was thinking afterward that we could have added bows but didn't get around to doing it before the party.


Elizabeth Sanchez said...

gorgeous as always a... I love everything you do!!!
and NO I was n ot bored at all!! I just wish I wasn't feeling so blah today... but I did alot!! It was soooo much fun!

Nicole said...

Wow! what great ideas! The BBQ must have been a blast it sure was beautiful!

The Richards family said...

Hey I just found this blog and I love it!! I will be a frequent blog staker to get ideas!!! I loved the decorations you guys did and Thanks for the stuff for the smores!!