This past weekend, David and I threw our first party in a long, long time.
Last summer, David was working every single day on a work project, and I was working six days a week at my day job. That’s one of the reasons why I fell out of the blogging rhythm for so long; it also put a major damper on our entertaining mojo.
I really like throwing parties. My parties may not be ragers, or The Best Party You’ve Ever Been To, but they are casual, fun encounters with more than enough food and some super cute dogs.
The house has a fine layout to accomodate a lot of people, and I have to acknowledge that we really have a stellar patio. It’s probably the same size as our living room.
Ok, it’s a lot of pink, but at least it’s big.
One thing that I want to start doing is making non-alcoholic mixed drinks for our parties. David and I, and all of our friends, are pretty beer-focused folk, and that makes entertaining easy. But sometimes– you just want something that’s *not* a brewski, right?
I haven’t made anything just yet, but here are some ideas that I like off of Pinterest. I’ve credited the original blogger in the captions, and be sure to click on each photo to go to the original blog.
And when push comes to shove, if the party’s going south… find the vodka and spike that mocktail.
Do you make party punches? How about non-alcoholic mixed drinks?