Paint Sample Easter Garland

625430_340437909390575_924655536_nThis is such a creative idea for a use of paint samples. You will need a string or ribbon the length you wish your garland to be. You will also need to get paint samples from a paint department. Hole punch or cut egg shapes in these paint samples. Punch two small holes to the top of each “egg” and pull a string through. You can also add letters amongst these that say Happy Easter. You could also do this same project but using or  mixing in wrapping paper, eggs decorated by your children, construction paper or other flat left-over craft supplies you might have.

White Grape Peach Hawaiian Punch Spritzer

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A delicious white grape spritzer is the perfect drink to bring in the New Year. Frozen fruit serves as yummy ice cubes and the super sour rim just might be sour enough to knock you into 2013.
What you need to make this delicious drink: 6 cans Welch’s white grape peach juice, 1 bottle cold sparkling white grape juice, fruit cocktail that you will freeze into pieces, Hawaiian Punch “singles to go” packets.
Dip the rim of a glass into the Welch’s white grape peach juice and then press the rim down into the Hawaiian Punch powder.
To create the Spritzer: 1. Add a few pieces of frozen fruit to the glass.  2. Fill half of the glass with Welch’s white grape peach juice. 3. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling white grape juice.
Fruit flavored suckers make the perfect stirrers for these Super Sour White Grape Spritzer! If the Hawaiian Punch is too sour on the rim, use sugar instead.

Thanks to Colleen Beckem for this submission!

New Years Non-Alcoholic Punch

293924_10151421071540579_535014668_nI always feel awkward this time of the year because  parties and get-togethers always make me feel weird because I don’t drink. (at all) I have been welcomed with non-alcoholic beverages because they know I don’t drink but I never like to make a hostess feel “put out” by my account.  This punch could be enjoyed by people who drink or not and would make the non-alcoholic who may be attending your party a little less awkward. Place a little hand written note beside all punches you may serve that it is alcoholic or non-alcoholic so as not to single out the non drinkers. This punch sounds very delicious so I would have more made up in pitchers (depending on how many will be attending) so when it runs out you can just add more.