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Party Punch—easy, easy, easy!


I recently needed an easy party punch as it was going to be too warm for cider at a holiday party.  I searched the internet up and down for a non-alcoholic and non-red punch.

That is a difficult combination—especially when you want it to also be easy and tasty.

However, I succeeded!  I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com.  I love that it takes two ingredients so you can make more as needed.  I chilled the ingredients overnight in the refrigerator and mixed the first batch up just before the party.  Then when the punch bowl ran low, I just quickly mixed up the second round!  I would suggest having these two ingredients on hand along with your “throw-down” cookies from Trader Joe’s on hand through the holidays for those impromptu parties!

Easy Party Punch

  • 1 2-liter bottle of grapefruit soda, chilled (yes, they actually make this and I bought the 86¢ Wal-Mart brand soda!)
  • 1 64 fluid ounce bottle of White Grape Juice, chilled (I didn’t skimp on the juice though and bought name brand)

Mix the two together and serve.

I mixed in a one gallon pitcher and then poured it into the nicer pitcher that we used at the function.





Christmas Punch


It has been a while since I shared a recipe with you.  That might be due to the fact that I haven’t really been cooking!  Our family took a weekend trip to NYC to visit Brad’s brother and sister-in-law and with the rush of Christmas preparation, well…we have had lots of chicken nuggets, spaghetti, pizza and tacos!  (Actually I have tried a few new recipes but I didn’t like them so they won’t be making it to the blog)

I did sit down the other night and plan our Christmas menu and the meals for the following week- so I will indeed be cooking again soon.  This recipe that I want to share with you is one that we have been enjoying for nine years now.  I know, because I was expectant with Emily the first time I made this at the Giese family Christmas morning breakfast.

Christmas Punch


  • 3 cups Hawaiian Punch, red, chilled
  • 3 cups unsweetened Pineapple Juice (I’ve noticed now they call it “naturally sweetened”)
  • 3 cups White Grape Juice
  • 3 cups Ginger Ale

Makes 12 cups.

I like to chill all the juice at least overnight.  One nice thing about living in PA is that you can sometimes just set the juice outside to get it good and chilled if refrigerator space is tight!  We add the Ginger Ale just before serving and actually Heather doesn’t like “fizzy” drinks so she gets her share without any Ginger Ale.