Tuesday, June 28, 2011

i love my sister who....

has an american-themed birthday bash

This coming weekend is July 4th. I've always gone to Arkansas to celebrate with an "Adams Family reunion" in good ole Caddo Valley, but this year I'm breaking tradition and heading to the Alabama coast with my friends to celebrate Kelsey Jo turning 21.

While most day dream about fireworks and grilling out (I am too but it's not the point) I have obsessed with finding DIY ways to make her bday more than memorable.

First: I'm craving fruit pizza; so I'm gonna make it patriotic and slap a few candles on it

it's a win/win.

Next, who doesn't want a theme-appropriate refreshment?

These patriotic pops are made with cranberry juice, lemonade and blue powerade.

just pour into Dixie cups (appropriate, right? dixie..get it?) one layer at a time and let sit for about an hour each before adding the next layer. Don't forget to add the wooden sticks after the first layer! and Voila!

Finally, what's a 21st without a little "officially-legal" refreshment?

These frozen concoctions are courtesy of pinterest.

1- Tequila-based cocktail which gets its pretty colors from cranberry juice, watermelon schnapps and blue cracao.

2- Strawberry sucker strawberry schnapps, vodka and club soda make a fizzy afternoon drink. Add blueberries and/or strawberries for fun.

3- Watermelon Cooler: 4 cups sliced watermelon, 1/2 cup lemonade, & blackberries for garnish.

puree watermelon and lemonade then stir in vodka or tequila and serve over ice.

4- Patriotic Margarita: Blue HPNOTIQ Liqueor topped with red layer of strawberry puree, dark rum, coconut milk, pinapple juice and crushed ice.

5- Red, White and Blue Martini: HPNOTIQ and grenadine give this citris-vodka based drink some flair. garnish with a coconut for the "white."

*basically get yourself some HPNOTIQ or blue curacao, some strawberry/watermelon schnapps or grenadine and some lemonade or coconut to make any drink patriotic.



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