Keeping Punch Cold

April 23rd, 2008

ice hand

Who wants plain ol ice cubes when you’re having a PARTY!?

Here are a couple fun and festive ways to keep your punch or beverages cold. The first is always a crowd pleaser for a Halloween birthday or for a Monster themed party. And super easy. All you have to do is get a plastic dishwashing glove and fill it with water. Tie off the top and stick it in your freezer. Once the glove is frozen, just peel it off and tadah! you have a huge ice cube shaped like a creepy hand.

If you want to be even more creative, feel free to add food coloring (about 15 drops) to the water to make a colorful hand. Another fun idea is to place gummi worms in the fingers, so when your glove freezes it will give the cool effect of veins.

Once your hand is frozen, just drop it into your punch bowl, and it will float on top, to the delight of all your party guests!

frozen grapes

Another fun idea to keep beverages cold for a party is frozen grapes. Couldn’t be any easier and it adds a festive touch to any drink. All you have to do is stick a bunch of grapes in the freezer for a few hours and you’re good to go. Not only do they freeze well, but they taste great as they thaw. Go crazy and use green AND purple grapes. They’ll drop to the bottom of the glass and offer a yummy treat when you’re done.

Blueberries also work quite nicely.

ikea ice tray

Another clever object we’ve run across is this ice tray from Ikea. You can use it as a drink stir, or do what I do, and use it as an ice cube for your water bottle! These nifty ice cubes will fit into pretty much any bottle or can. I use them all the time! And at $1.99 you can’t go wrong.

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