July 13, 2016 by Drafts & Crafts
Let’s face it, the summer heat is no joke and staying cool is important- we got you covered! Here are tips for hosting a backyard pop-tail party so you and your friends can beat the heat!
A sweet friend of mine and event planner at LobaDesigns, Ashlyn, helped me host a pop-tail social last weekend. What is a pop-tail, you ask? It is when you pair a delicious popsicle with a complimentary beverage to make one excellent refreshment. I can assure you, a pop-tail is an awesome way to cool off this summer. We partnered with The Hyppo, a local shop here in Jacksonville, because they have THE BEST gourmet ice pops! Here are some simple tricks for pulling off the coolest (pun intended) summer hangout!
Any good party begins with inviting your favorite company! We invited our girlfriends to come over, kick back, and relax outback while sipping some tasty creations. I love to give my guests options so we decided to pair three different popsicle flavors with three adult refreshments:
1. Champagne Mango Pop with Champagne
2. Strawberry Pop with White Sangria
3. Watermelon Mint Pop with Watermelon Lemon Mojito.
It is important to choose popsicle flavors that will go nicely with the paired drink or cocktail. If you want to play it safe, a strawberry popsicle with a fruity sangria is a crowd pleaser. Finally, it’s not a party without decorations! Flowers and balloons are an easy way to turn any gathering into a party! We added some fun touches, like this DIY pineapple vase and these DIY palm balloons. To create a pineapple vase: cut the top off the pineapple, scoop out the inside with a spoon, and fill the pineapple with bright blooms and fresh water. To create a printed balloon: get latex balloons filled at the grocery store, draw your design on with a regular sharpie (not oil or paint base), and let them dry for 5 minutes so that your design does not smug.
Remember, if you are in the greater Jacksonville area, you can pick up some gourmet pops for your pop-tail party at The Hyppo’s Riverside, St. Augustine (2), or Gainesville (2) locations. How do you plan on beating the heat this summer?
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