Keeping with this weeks New Year’s Eve theme I started doing a little research on some kid-friendly New Year’s Eve drinks. We haven’t been out on New Year’s in y-e-a-r-s and this is the first year that our kids are old enough to actually participate so I thought I’d make up some fun drinks for them to sample. Non-alcoholic of course.
First up was the oh so simple Shirley Temple: tasty, super easy to make and fun to add candy garnishes and a little bit of Grendadine to each drink. This was very popular with my crew, asking for seconds after I photographed it…I caught a few of them, including my husband, snatching extra gummies to throw in their drinks. The gummies were a fun touch as they made the 7Up fizz even more.
The other drink I made up, but didn’t love how the photos turned, out was a Rainbow Spritzer. I named after the small handful pf Skittles we put into each drink. Ok, that may or may not be an understatement as the kids and the husband got a hold of the Skittles bag when I wasn’t looking and threw a lot more in the 7Up. The more the merrier right?
Pair these drinks with some snacks and some family fun games and you’ll have a fun New Year’s Eve spending time with your family.
- 6-8 oz 7Up (you could also use a sparkling juice if you prefer)
- 1 oz of Grenadine
- 3-4 pieces of candy – we used sugar gummy hearts and Skittles
- Place a few pieces of candy in the bottom of each cup. I suggest plastic just in case the kids get rowdy.
- Pour the 7Up into the plastic cups
- Add in the grenadine and stir
More Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Try this New Years Eve –
- 5 Delicious Mocktails – One even uses Pop Rocks!!
- Frozen Limeaid Sparklers (uses a Michigan classic – Vernors!) from Sweet Treats and More
- News Years Party Punch from Bakingdom
- Mock Champagne (looks like the real thing!!) from Oh So Delicioso
- Pink Delight (yum!) from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Looking for some fun activities this New Year’s Eve? Check with your local chamber for kid-friendly activities going on in your area. Celebrating New Year’s Eve here in Northern Michigan? Check out yesterday’s blog post for more information on Crooked Tree Arts Center family friendly New Year’s Eve event.