Red, White & Blue Daiquiris

Make a batch of each color daiquiri ahead of time and have them ready in your freezer in plastic containers. Your guests can choose one flavor or layer all three in a glass. Make all three cocktails from the same base recipe with slight variations. 1 – 6-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate (2/3 c.)1/2 of a 6-oz. can frozen limeade concentrate (1/3c.)1 juice can light rum (2/3 c.)1/4 to 1/3 cup powdered sugar (or more to taste)3 c. ice cubesGarnish… [Read More]

More 4th of July Party Decorations

I found some fast and simple 4th of July decorations from Kate’s Paperie.Utensil Holder Starry Streamers Now why didn’t I think of this? 😉

*Patriotic *Party *Paraphernalia

I always begin planning a party with the decorations and these will be so much fun! You twist the bottom to make them pop. No pulling the string on these babies. I’m hoping they are more than the impressive packaging and not a dud. Probably filled with little pieces of confetti that we will be finding all summer long. 🙂 Pier 1 $1.00/each.Next, I think about what can I add to the food or serving pieces to bring in my… [Read More]

Red, White & Blue “Cocktail Of The Month”

Today is cocktail day!The things I do for my readers! (Thank you!!) In planning for our July 4th party I came across this cranberry martini recipe that uses Pop Rocks for the garnish around the rim. What a fun idea ~ fireworks in your mouth! Boston Pops Martini Lime WedgePackage of Cherry Pop Rocks Candy2 1/2 oz. Cranberry Vodka1/2 oz. Blue CuracaoSplash of Lemon-Lime Soda Take the lime wedge or Rose’s Lime Juice and run it around the glass rim…. [Read More]

Preamble to a 4th of July Party

4th of july party invitation

I love the 4th of July!In the past we’ve been in parades riding our vintage bicycles and even cruised the main drag in a purple Prowler. We’ve clapped rhythmically to Sousa marches at the Hollywood Bowl. We’ve watched the spectacular Rose Bowl fireworks from a turn-of-the-century Pasadena villa eating more than our fair share of homemade ice cream. But having a party at home is my favorite thing to do and this week I’m doing a lot of the prep… [Read More]

Happy 4th of July!

Since we will be on the road until next week, Enjoy the sweetness of the day! And don’t forget the ice cream! Old – Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream (source: Miss Martha, of course) Ingredients Makes about 2 quarts 4 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 cups sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups milk, or half-and-half Directions In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Transfer to an ice-cream maker, and freeze following manufacturer’s instructions. Store in… [Read More]