Fun, fruity lemonade
Start with frozen fruit ice cubes. Freeze some fruit to use as ice cubes in your own simple homemade lemonade.
The simple way to make ice cubes out of fruit is to get some old-fashioned ice cube trays (or you can use regular sized muffin tins), fill them ¾ full with water and then drop in some raspberries, blueberries or strawberry slices, lemon slices and/or lime slices. Freeze until firm.
Then just make some easy, fresh lemonade:
5 or 6 cups cold, filtered water
1 cup white or turbinado sugar as a simple syrup
- Juice the lemons until you have 1 cup of juice.
- On medium-high heat, in a saucepan combine 1 cup of white or turbinado sugar with 1 cup of water. Stir frequently until a simple syrup forms. This is usually about 6 to 8 minutes after reaching a low boil.
- Remove from heat, and let sit five minutes. Add to pitcher.
- Add sliced lemons, then the 5 cups of cold water. Stir then taste; if too strong for you, add one more cup of cold water.
- Drop in your frozen fruit ice cubes into separate glasses; pour lemonade over and serve.
Keep it interesting with games. Every party generally has early arrivals and we always feel the need to entertain them even when we are doing last minute tasks. So have some outdoor games ready to go and invite them to get the party started while you finish things up. These party games are also great for that after lunch slump when everyone is tired. A quick game will perk things up with a bit of competition. Bean bag toss, horseshoes, bocci ball, lawn bowling, Frisbee, even a game of catch.
Perfect seating arrangements
One of the biggest oversights in planning a party is often making sure that you have enough comfortable seating. At Aladdin, we recommend that you take an inventory of your seating situation to make sure that everyone you’ve invited (plus five for unannounced guests) has a place to sit. Especially in the Texas heat people get tired of standing and you don’t want your guests to leave early because they are uncomfortable.
Call us for help with the finishing touches on your next get-together. 817-282-3902
About the company:
Aladdin Rentals and Events has 20 years of collective experience in memorable and seamless party rentals, competitive rates and unparalleled service. For more information, please visit our website at http://aladdinrentalsandeventsdfw.com.