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Come Party With Me: Housewarming Party - Drinks

Much like the christening of a boat, to start the celebration off at your housewarming party, pop open a bottle of champagne and invite everyone to join you in a toast to your future in the new house. Guests can enjoy the glass as you show them around the space. Once the game night portion of the party gets started, offer an assortment of beers, wines, and a big bowl of "player's punch." Serve the watermelon punch in a pitcher because it will be easier to pour while playing games. Also be sure to pour the drinks in to real glasses (you registered for them so might as well use them!). A nice, light red - such as Beaujolais - or a crisp white unoaked Chardonnay will pair nicely with the pizzas. For those who do not drink alcohol, sparkling water on the rocks spiked with fresh watermelon puree and slices of cucumber or mint makes a festive and refreshing mocktail. You'll find the player's punch recipe after the break, so

Watermelon Punch
From Instyle magazine

6 cups watermelon juice (to make, purée fresh seedless watermelon)
One 3 oz. can frozen limeade
6 cups vodka
1 liter chilled club soda
Watermelon wedges

  1. In a serving bowl, combine watermelon juice, limeade and vodka.
  2. Refrigerate until cold.
  3. Then add ice and chilled club soda; garnish with small watermelon wedges.

Serves 12-15.

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CocoChic CocoChic 7 years
Ooh yummy! I'm making this for sure at my housewarming party.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 8 years
Ooh, I'm bookmarkingthis for my Florida trip!!
Cindabella Cindabella 8 years
I made this punch this weekend for a BBQ and it was such a big hit! I substituted watermelon vodka for plain and it came out so yummy! Thanks for the recipe, I highly recommend this one!
Food Food 8 years
barcino - it's like lemonade, but made with limes instead
Barcino-girl Barcino-girl 8 years
What is limeade?
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Oooo yummy.
megmarmor megmarmor 8 years
Party: I served your sangria recipe from earlier for my housewarming and it was a HUGE success. I made two batches the night before and it was gone within the hour. Everyone was asking: if i had more and if they could have the recipe. Highly highly recommend the sangria!
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