My husband and I love to entertain! We host 3-4 parties each year and enjoy every second of it! I am always on the lookout for perfect party food and drinks. I am also on the lookout for serving ware that will go with any theme. Over the years I’ve accumulated lots and lots of platters and drink dispensers. Party-ware is a fun little item to keep an eye out for.
Recently I was introduced to Tervis drink ware – shown here in the pics. I am loving their entertaining collection! The glasses are double insulated which not only keeps your drink cold and from getting diluted, but it makes for coaster free entertaining. These are perfect for keeping your furniture ring free and for keeping your guests drinks fresh. I like my serving ware pretty plane, so that the food stands out – but Tervis makes their drink ware in a variety of colors…and some of their products are even customizable!
One key to successful party planning is easy clean-up! No one wants to be up in the wee hours doing dishes after a party. Tervis drink ware is dishwasher safe and made for life!! So you don’t have to worry about a guest destroying it. I would highly recommend these to the hostess at heart or even for a hassle free every day glass.
Last week, my husband and I hosted an ugly sweater and white elephant party. So fun. The food was good, and the company was even better. At that party I served this punch – Mock Winter Sangria. It was a BIG hit! We don’t drink, so I like to make a special punch for our get togethers and this was perfect! It captured the flavors of winter just how I imagined it would! I think this punch would be amazing at a New Years eve party too! I love a little bubbly to ring in the New Year!
A Sangria is traditionally served in Spain and is made up of a sweetener, chopped fruit, and wine. But today we are skipping the wine and keeping it kid friendly. I used my favorite winter fruits along with some cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and some ginger ale. The results were heaven. I watched as my two gallon drink dispenser of this concoction quickly disappeared at our party.
Try this out at your next party or special dinner! I promise both kids and adults will adore it!
Mock winter sangria that's perfect for festive parties, so easy to make and delicious!
- 1 pear diced
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1 2 liter bottle ginger ale
- Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a large pitcher.
- If desired, let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to let flavors mingle.
- Add chilled ginger ale.
- Serve immediately.