Planning & Entertaining:
Idea - Floral Ice Cubes!
Party idea! Prove
that you're the hostess with the most-ess, the ultimate party
planner, when you serve your guests drinks with stunning floral
ice-cubes. Yes, ice-cubes with small flowers or flower petals frozen
within them. Your guests will be oohing and aahing all evening long.
Hard to believe
that something so easy to do could deliver such WOW factor! Try it
for your next party or gathering. This idea is perfect for a bridal
shower, wedding, Christmas party, backyard party, or anytime.
This is a great
example of how you can actually incorporate party decorations into
the food you serve so the food and the decor merge together and
compliment one another. When planning a great party, the food should
not only taste good, it should look amazing too! Ideas like this make
party planning fun!
Drop floral ice
cubes into your guests glasses, or fill your punch bowl with them.
Make sure to only
use edible, organically grown (non-toxic) flowers. Rose petals,
geranium petals, or small pansies are ideal choices.
You will need:
Here's What to Do:
The night before
your next party, fill the ice cube trays no more than half way with
water. Place non-toxic petals or small flowers into each cube
compartment. Place in freezer for several hours, until frozen solid.
Remove from freezer and top up each ice cube compartment with enough
water to fill each compartment. Freeze until ready to use.
As one who loves
party planning and entertaining, I've pampered my guests with these
floral ice cubes for many years, but recently I came upon a variation
of my idea in a book entitled Flower Power: Cooking with Petals, Blossoms and Blooms(see
photo above). In it, the author suggests the alternative of using
fruit juice or lemonade in place of water. Such a lovely idea. As she
says, "The contrast of fruit and flower will add a delicious
flavour to your drinks as the ice melts".
Try this creative
party idea / craft project at your next soiree. Your guests
will be impressed!
~ By Linda Kevich
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