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Come Party With Me: Little Girl's Birthday — Drinks

Come Party With Me: Little Girl's Birthday — Drinks

When planning a party for children be sure to have lots of beverages on hand to quench the little ones' thirst. Water and milk are acceptable options.

Like many parents, FitSugar prefers not to offer sugary sodas to her girls. So instead of soda, I suggest serving a fruit punch made with juice and ginger ale as a special treat. It's fun to have one signature mocktail. Don't forget to fill a cooler with beer for the parents to enjoy, after all it is a party! For the punch recipe,


Fruit Punch
From Sandra Lee

1 (46-ounce) can red punch (recommended: Hawaiian Punch)
1 (46-ounce) can apple juice
1 (48-ounce) bottle cranberry juice
1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale
Ice cubes

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pot. Add ice and stir.
  2. Ladle into serving glasses.

Serves 20-25.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
cool drink
demure20 demure20 9 years
We've been drinking Cranberry Juice made with Splenda.. my rents are diabetic. Can't wait to test it out on my lil cousins during our annual family picnic!
onabanana onabanana 9 years
Club soda, with various citrus fruits might be a good choice, but it is a Birthday Party so really why bother, they're going to load up on cake anyway.
onabanana onabanana 9 years
juice and ginger ale don't really seem like a sugar free/reduced alternative to soda. At least go with diet ginger ale.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
My mother was always drunk at my birthday parties.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Love punch!
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
Just FTR I think some parents are going to be upset if you make punch with alcohol in it. I don't think I'd serve alcohol at a child's birthday party...
will205 will205 9 years
I suggest you make two different "cocktails" - one virgin and one for the adults with alcohol in it. That way the children will think the adults are having the same thing instead of toting beers around a child's party!
frantichomecook frantichomecook 9 years
Well, it is sugary, especially when you consider the fruit punch. But then I say sugar 'em up and send 'em home. That's what a birthday party is about when you're a kid. That and being traumatized by Musical Chairs.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
:-) I have an AWESOME punch recipe that is my go to, but I'm going to add this one into my book, people get tired of the one I serve I think :-)
antenna1 antenna1 9 years
Do people really have to be sugar-concious at a party??? Give me a break!
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
Well I thought the aim was to have less sugar than sodas.... but I think this might be more sugary than soda!!!! Cranberry juice is almost ALWAYS sweetened, which means it's got a ton of added sugar. Hawaiian Punch has a ton of sugar too..... So maybe this isn't the best recipe for the sugar-conscious?
ladypenguin ladypenguin 9 years
Sounds like a great punch for bridal/baby showers as well. You can sweeten it up even more by floating some raspberry sherbet in the punch bowl.
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