Labor Day Drink Recipes :: Greensboro NC Events

It's Labor Day!!!  There will be a lot of parties today, and what better way to greet your guests when they arrive than with a cool refreshing drink. Here are a few drink recipes  that will have your guests coming back for more!  Enjoy!

WATERMELON LIMEADE- AFTERNOON LABOR DAY PARTY

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed), or 1 quart watermelon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • GARNISH:
  • Lime slices (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon cubes. You should end up with about 1 quart of watermelon juice.
  • Add the lime juice and sugar to the watermelon juice, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add more sugar if necessary. Transfer the limeade to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  • Serve over ice in tumblers, with lime slices for garnish

FRUITY RUM PUNCH- LATE EVENING LABOR DAY PARTY

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup golden or light rum
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • GARNISH:
  • Pineapple wedges and orange twists

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the apple juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice concentrate, orange juice concentrate and rum. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, add club soda. Serve over ice in hurricane or highball glasses. Garnish as desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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July 4th Inspiration Board :: Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

Happy 4th of July everyone!  I created a glamourous inspiration board that gets me excited about holiday weddings.   If you are planning your wedding around this 4th of July holiday, don't be afraid of color.  It's absolutely okay to use as much or as little red, white, and blue in your decor, as long as it is done tastefully. Click on image to enlarge.

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A tip to create that specific look is to change the atmosphere with color.  Get married in the traditional backdrop and for the reception, change the colors to blue, and finally dancing, change it to red.  That will create a great wow factor for your wedding day.

While we are on the subject of lighting, why not end the night with fireworks! Sparklers are okay, but hire a lighting specialist for your firework display at the end of the night.  It will be the perfect way to celebrate your love and the beginning of your lives together.

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