Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sangria Punch and Book Swap Party

 Tonight I had the ladies from our home school group over Mom's Night Out and a book swap. I found the idea for the centerpiece off Pinterest. You use a can to put the flowers in. Cover the can with pencils, holding them in place with a rubberband. Then tie a ribbon around them to cover the rubberband. (I had moved the ribbon to show the ladies and didn't put it back) I used some of the kids' books stacked on the table with the centerpiece.

We drew numbers and picked a book from the pile. Only one other woman brought four books and I had three so we had enough for everyone, but I don't think they were really interested in the books. I think home school moms are just too busy to read for pleasure. Oh well :)

I made a sangria punch that was really good. This photo is from the Kraft site along with the recipe.

4 cups cranberry fruit punch
1 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp lime juice
3/4 cup dry mix Country Time lemonade or pink lemonade (I used pink)
3 cups club soda- I used ginger ale
2 oranges sliced
2 limes sliced

Mix cranberry punch, orange juice, lime juice, and lemonade mix and refrigerate until ready to use. Right before serving add ginger ale and sliced fruit. Serve over ice. This would be really good mixed in iced tea. This recipe makes 8 servings. I doubled it.
My battery was dead so I didn't get photos of the table with food or the people. This is what was left of the punch. Everyone said it was very good. Definitely a keeper.

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