I am a little surprised at how much I like these glowing glasses. When PremierGlow.com first approached me to work on a post together I *almost* said no because I couldn’t quite see myself using light up barware. Boy am I glad I ended up saying yes. These are SO fun! I like changing up the colors of the glasses to differentiate glasses for each person (easier than labels). I love how it shows off these drinks with tonic water. (Check out my last post with a glowing cocktail.)
I’m totally excited to get to share the opportunity to win some of these amazing glowing whiskey glasses and more glowing goodies! Continue to read to see how you can win!
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Gin Mint Lemonade
This cocktail was actually inspired by a very overpriced (but delicious looking) beverage sitting in the beverage section of a speciality food store. The drink was a mint honey-lemonade. I instantly began thinking about how delicious a mint lemonade would be with gin. I mean, really. So tasty. I added in some tonic water for a bit of bubbles, light lemon flavor, and the fun glow effect that tonic has in glasses such as these Flashing Whiskey Glasses from PremierGlow.com.
Single Cocktail Ingredients:
- 1 1/4 oz Gin
- 1 oz Lemoncello
- 1 oz mint simple syrup*
- 2 oz lemonade
- 1-2 oz tonic water
- Shaker with ice
- lemon slices and sugar for rimming the glass
- Mint for Garnish
Single Cocktail Directions:
- Rub the rim of your chosen glass with a lemon slice. Dip the rim into granulated sugar.
- In a shaker combine gin, lemoncello, mint simple syrup, and lemonade. Shake to chill and strain into a glass.
- Top with tonic water.
- Garnish with mint and enjoy!
Batch Cocktail Ingredients:
- 1 1/4 cup Gin
- 1 cup Lemoncello
- 1 cup mint simple syrup*
- 2 cups lemonade
- tonic water to top each drink
- lemon slices and sugar for rimming the glass
- Mint for Garnish
Batch Cocktail Directions:
This cocktail is a great one to create in a batch, put in the fridge to chill, and then bring it out for a dinner alfresco!
- Combine the gin, lemoncello, simple syrup, and lemonade in a pitcher. Stir and put in fridge to chill.
- Prep glasses with a sugar rim.
- Pour 6 oz of mixture into rimmed glass, top with tonic water, garnish with mint, and enjoy!
How to make Mint Simple Syrup:
Mint simple syrup is super easy to make. Combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a sauce pan on medium heat. Drop in a few springs of mint. Stir occasionally. Once all of the sugar has dissolved move the temp to low and allow the mixture to absorb the mint flavors for about 15 min. Strain into a bottle and store in fridge up to two weeks.
A Glowing Giveaway!
Prize: 4 of the glowing rocks glasses , glow straws, ice cubes and possibly more fun glowing goodies.
Rules/Guidelines: Enter to win a glowing gift box prize from PremierGlow.Com that includes 4 flashing rocks glasses (or equivalent chosen by PremierGlow), glow straws, ice cubes and more glowing goodies. You must be 18 to enter and have a US Mailing Address to win. This giveaway is from A Well Crafted Party and PremierGlow.com. Family and contractors of Jenni Bost are ineligible to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook or Twitter. No Cash Value. PremierGlow.com will provide the prize to a US Mailing Address. Giveaway begins Saturday, August 20 at 12:00 AM PST and ends Sunday, August 28 at 12:00 AM PST. The winner will be emailed at the email provided and given 48 hours to claim their prize. After 48 hours the prize will be awarded to someone else.
In putting together our event guest welcome gift we were excited to be able to include a few wonderful, complimentary items from Dr. Teal’s and Nature’s Gate. All opinions are my own.For more information about my sponsored content please visit my policies page. This post contains affiliate links which are marked with an *.
Our anniversary party was very similar to a wedding with guests coming in from other states to help celebrate. We didn’t have the opportunity to make wedding welcome baskets. (A tradition that really became popular sometime in the past 10 years after our wedding.) I love the thoughtfulness of the idea to welcome those who took the time and money to fly or drive a long distance with a small gift. So, when we invited family out to join us in celebrating I knew I wanted to have some gifts for them.
Guest Welcome Gifts
We rented a local AirBnB for my family to stay in during their stay. I didn’t want them worrying about food or toiletries when they first arrived so my guest welcome gift was put together with that in mind.
I’m giving you a bit of sneak peek into the bags that were created for our anniversary party favors, but I had extras so I used it for the welcome gift as well.
What is in our welcome gift?
In the bag we put some basic groceries to help them have necessities for the first day at the AirBnB. We included some local items as well including Franz Bagels. We had cereal, milk, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, and half and half.
We added in some toiletries into a box that would both help them feel more at home and also help them destress a little. Come on… family is always a little stressful wether for a wedding or a 10 year anniversary party. 😉
We included shampoo, conditioner, body wash, kids body wash, some Dr. Teal’s Body Oil* & Dr. Teal’s Body Lotion* and Nature’s Gate Sport Sunscreen*. I figured that the oil and body lotion would go a long way in de-stressing them after a long day of family fun. The sunscreen is something I’ve started to give to EVERYONE because I believe healthy skin protectants are one of the best gifts to give after going through skin cancer surgery twice now.
Party invitations— more importantly all party paper goods— are one of my favorite parts of any party. They set the tone for the party and give a feel for what people should expect from the event. I designed these invitations to convey both a special occasion, but also a really FUN time. I used lots of bright colors, mixed patterns, and a script-like font to convey this feeling. The multi-layer party invitation, RSVP cards, and envelope liners help make sure that guests knew that this wasn’t just any old party, but something really special.
I shared my very first Facebook Live video featuring the invitations from this party.
I loved the Instagram posts featuring the anniversary party invitation suite! All heart eyes here.
Our first wedding of the year won't be a wedding but a 10-year anniversary party that based on the invitation suite we just got, will be amazing!! No surprise that @jennibost created such beautiful printed materials and now I'm so excited for the big day! #invitation #wedding #awellcraftedmarriage #awellcraftedparty #thehappynow #pursuepretty #livecolorfully #abmlifeisbeautiful #theeverygirl #glitterguide
I’ll be sharing all the amazing pictures from this party THIS week. So, check back in… you do NOT want to miss this!
Speaking of things you do not want to miss… I have a little bitty ANNOUNCEMENT!
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