Punch.... A delicious and fun beverage for any holiday......
I have always thought punch bowls were so beautiful! They come in so many different styles and shapes. Just like there contents, some are elegant, some are simple, and I'm sure if you looked hard enough you would find one or two punch bowls that are just plain silly. I have always liked the punch bowls made out of cut glass and crystal. They look so pretty on a table and especially in a candle lit room with the light bouncing off of them.
Just look at this punch bowl! You wouldn't believe how much money it costs! I could not imagine paying that much money for a punch bowl but I am sure some people do. I can envision it sitting in the dining room of an old and charming vintage estate. It is just gorgeous and especially when paired with those exquisite pedestal glasses. This one is a Waterford just in case anyone is interested......
When my children were little I had a very pretty punch bowl. I just loved it and especially since it was a gift from my mother. One day it accidentally got broken and I've always said that some day I would get another one. I used to like to make non-alcoholic, fun, and sometimes elegant punch for my children and family at Christmas, on birthdays, and other holidays. I always made the punch non-alcoholic so the children in our family could enjoy them too.
A couple of years ago our Anne purchased a punch bowl and since then all of our family parties have been even better because of the delicious and fun punches she makes. For Halloween she made a very delicious vampire punch that was just over the top. The kids loved it ♥ I made up my mind, right then and there, that it was time to get another punch bowl.....
love something like this.
Any of these punches would look elegant on a table, whether for Christmas, a shower, or perhaps a special tea.
Here is another ghoulish delight. Look at that skull floating in the middle of that punch. How creative is that!
Below a beautiful summer punch. Wouldn't that taste good with some delicious tea cookies of some kind?
There used to be proper etiquette rules regarding punch, like not using ice cubes and making sure it contained five ingredients, but I don't think they apply today. I think today anything goes as long as it's pretty, delicious, and fun.
This is the punch bowl I recently purchased. It was relatively inexpensive and I know it is something I am going to enjoy. It actually comes in two pieces so it is very practical You can use the smaller flat bowl on the bottom for things like nuts or candy and the large bowl could be used for popcorn or chips at large gatherings when neither of the bowls are being used for punch.
I decided to make a Reindeer punch for Christmas because I always wear antlers at our family Christmas parties LOL Now there is something you didn't know about me! Would you believe there is actually a recipe for Reindeer punch on the Internet? I'm going to make antler's out of art foam for the back of the bowl, and then in the front I'm going to make eyes and a red nose. Where the two bowls meet I'm going to add garland and a bow. Maybe I will even make some antlers for Charli. Wouldn't she look cute?
As I was thinking about how to put the raindeer together I remembered I had a small battery operated light that I purchased for one of my pumpkins on Halloween. It's called a holiday tea light and it changes colors. Look what happened when I added it to the bottom of the punch bowl!
Is that not neat or what! It's almost like having a Christmas tree sitting right in the middle of my punch bowl. I think it's going to look very festive on our table. I can't wait to show it to Ryan and Aayden!
Do you like to serve punch at your family parties? If so, what kind of punch do you serve? I look forward to hearing from you.
Ho, Ho, Ho! I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner.
I hope you are having a nice day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol