Ok, ok, last post on my daughter's party, I promise, lol. I think. No really, I promise.
What fun is a party without pink popcorn? I ask ya! When my daughter said she wanted a pink party, I hopped right on pinterest and started pinning everything pink that I could think of for her party. I even made a board titled "pink slumber party", click on it if you want to follow it.
So I see the idea of pink popcorn, I was like "Ohhh ya baby, gonna make that!" When I told my mother, she said "OMG, hahahaha, no way, ya know they sell colored popcorn at Crackle Barrel?" And then I said "Well, no but... half the fun is trying to make it myself!"
I searched for enough recipes on how to make it myself and this was the simplest and easiest..
1 cup of (uncooked) popcorn cornels or 2 bags or plain microwavable popcorn
2 cups of sugar
1 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup of water
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Pop your popcorn by either method, and then place on a cookie sheet in the oven to keep warm while you make the sauce.
In a sauce pan mix all of the rest of the ingredients, I placed about 6 drops pink food coloring.They actually have Neon Food coloring and it comes in pink.
Let all ingredients come to a boil and then let the sauce cool for about 5 minutes. I at first tried just pouring it over the popcorn but it was making it soggy so what I did was place the solution in a gallon size baggie about 1/4 of the a solution at a time, and then filled the bag with popcorn, and Shake, Rattle, and Roll!
Then empty and put it on the cookie sheet spreading it out so it can dry properly without clumping together.
Keep doing this until all of your popcorn is PINK, PINK, PINK!
As you can see it was a hit, the girls kept sneaking it before the party started.
Now onto the the pink punch!
I love any excuse to get out my punch bowl set. This punch bowl is as old as I am. My Aunt purchased it for the my mom's baby shower when she was pregnant me. So when I got married, she gave it to me as one of my wedding gifts. Unfortunately, I have only gotten to use it about 3 total times. So when I saw pink punch and it was in a punch bowl set, I was so excited.
The recipe is so yummy and so simple.
1 gallon of Raspberry Sherbet
1 liter of Ginger Ale
1 liter of Sprite
In the bowl, 1/4 of the gallon sherbet, 1/4 liter of ginger ale and 1/4 liter of Sprite. It makes a total of 4 batches.
Maybe I should have taken the picture before we started drinking it, lol. Hey we were thirsty from all those sweets!
Thanks for tuning in, and stay tuned later in the week/weekend for my next DIY project that's not related to my daughter's party, lol.