Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Couple of Party Recipes

I have some recipes to share today. We have so many summer birthdays around here and this time around, I wanted to try something new. 

These were taken at my son's family birthday party. 

First up is this punch. It was so good! All you do is add equal amounts of Hawaiian Punch (Fruit Juicy Red flavor) and Ginger Ale. (You could substitute Sprite for Ginger Ale if you want.) Then add scoops of vanilla ice cream on top. That's it! 

The vanilla ice cream melts into the juice mixture and it's so refreshing...

Next up is cotton candy popcorn...

Pop about 1/2 cup kernels in an air popper. Next up, melt 12 ounces white chocolate chips in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between. Let the white chocolate cool for just a bit, then add about a handful of pink cotton candy. (The cotton candy will melt into the white chocolate.) Then add the popcorn to the chocolate mixture and stir until coated. I then spread it out on waxed paper and added pink sprinkles to the top. I covered it with more waxed paper overnight, then filled these cups with it for our guests. 

I had already given out a few cups of popcorn before I remembered to take these pics. Everyone liked it and I'm sure I'll make it again. And of course you can use any color/flavor cotton candy and sprinkles, I just used what I had. 

I planned on just doing cake and ice cream, but added the popcorn and a small sausage and cheese tray at the last minute. And no one complained. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. The popcorn sounds yummy. We used to make a punch with Ocean Spray Mauna Lai (sp?) juice, sprite and sherbert. So good!!

  2. I've been out mowing and that punch sounds wonderful! We are having a family party this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  3. Lisa, the popcorn sounds amazing!! Im going to have to make that!! Hope you had a fun party.

    1. Heather! My instagram friend! So good to see you here! This popcorn is so good...I think I'll add a little more white chocolate next time though. :) It would be fun to use semi sweet chocolate too. I think I'll be making it a lot in the fall. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Lisa, What a cute party set up. I love that pop corn idea. I am going to tell my daughters about it. I would eat that if I could. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  5. That popcorn sounds like fun! What a cute party, too.
    I have made that same punch for a lot of things- especially for showers of all kinds. It is wonderful!
    Hope you have a good weekend. xo Diana

  6. No, I cannot imagine anyone all looks delicious! Have you ever made a punch using sherbet (lime is my fave) with gingerale poured over is so good! Where do you buy cotton candy, and is that what looks like colored granules? Yes, there are many things I don't know about!

  7. Oh so many fun and yummy ideas, Lisa! I haven't had punch in years. I suddenly miss it. ;)


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