When I attend Christmas parties I usually hang out by the punch bowl. I know I am a little weird but, hear me out. It is a great place to be because everyone at the party eventually has to have some Christmas punch thus allowing you to have a one on one conversation even though there are a lot of people around. Don’t get me wrong, I do alright in big crowds but, I prefer a more intimate conversation.
I have already been to a Christmas party this year and the punch bowl area was very quiet. As I stood there waiting for someone to get a refill, I noticed the table didn’t have any decorations on it. Just a bowl of punch and some simple glasses. It was at that very moment I realized I had a problem. I have this need to turn everything into a cookie and there wasn’t anything on this table but a punch bowl and some simple glasses. So what did my mind do? It started decorating the glasses. I came home and made some cute Christmas punch with“Santa Style” glasses. What do you think?
I got the recipe for this punch from a friend of mine. Her name is Ashley and she is a nurse at Children’s Hospital. She is great with kids and is an excellent nurse and she makes delicious punch! Thanks Ashley for the recipe.
Christmas Punch “Santa Style”-Raspberry Punch Recipe:
- Place 1/2 gallon of Raspberry Sherbet in a punch bowl.
- Pour 1 1/2 bottles of Raspberry juice (we like the 64oz. of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry) over the sherbet.
- Add 7Up to taste.
To decorate the glass:
- Cut the pieces for the belt. 1 strip of black paper, one yellow and one smaller black square, and a yellow strip for the belt buckle thing.
- Attach the black strip to the glass with a few glue dots.
- Apply the yellow square to the front of the glass
- Apply the smaller black square on top of the yellow square.
- Attach the buckle thing.
Dip the rim of the glass into melted white chocolate.
Then, dip them in white sprinkles or nonpareils while the chocolate is wet.
The next time you are at a party and you see cute glasses by the punch bowl, think of me and imagine how you could decorate the glasses. Maybe bunny ears for Easter?