When my niece, Kjersti, got married two summers ago,
my amazing sister-in-law, Susan,
cooked the ENTIRE wedding meal.
She even made biscotti to go with the coffee.
In their honor,
I copycatted one of their ideas for Grace's graduation open house
and served Italian Sodas for the beverage.
They're fun, festive and since the syrups come in a huge variety of flavors,
there's something to please everyone.
Because I knew it would be a bit fussy to serve,
I bought platsic cups and lids from Cash&Carry
and filled them with ice ahead of time.
This crate held 24 cups and went right into the freezer.
If there had been room in the freezer, I would have filled more cups.
It was a great time saver!
We set up the display, using little cups from Beka's toy dishes
so each flavor had their own one ounce measuring cup.
The pumps were more expensive than the flavorings,
so we didn't buy them for the party.
We bought a strawberry, mango, blueberry,
vanilla and my personal favorite,
The directions were printed out and displayed behind the bottles.
The recipe is
one ounce of flavoring,
one ounce of half-and-half,
then fill the cup with Club soda.
Others buy the domed lids and top off with whipping cream.
I toyed with the idea of making labels for the cups,
but never came up with any great ideas.
Am taking suggestions....