Masquerade Party

While there are endless party ideas through out the year, most of them you would think of activities for children. We are also guilty of posting a lot of ideas that revolve around kids or the family unit. October is a wonderful time for Halloween themed parties, as well as Masquerades! You can find a wonderful selection of masks at your local costume shop, or make your own for the event. There is a lot you can do with the themed, specific colors or anything goes. This event is a great for you and your friends, co-workers, etc. The fancy dresses are not needed, everyone can come in costumes with matching masks, or have on their Sunday best, even jeans and t-shirt. Decorate with feathers, beads, other masks around the room, and food that matches the chosen color theme you have gone with.

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Pool Party – Recipes

Now this one is definitely not one for the kids! We have a recipe for you that would be a great pool side addition to your party, or even just a relaxing day by the pool with family.
Mojito Slush
Ingredients:

1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2 cups cold water
1 cup grapefruit soda
1 cup rum or additional grapefruit soda

Directions:

  1. Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water, add mint leaves. Make sure to cover and steep for 20 minutes. Press through a sieve and discard the mint. Stir in limeade concentrate, cold water, soda and rum. Pour into a 2 1/2 qt. freezer container to freeze overnight or until set.
  2. Scoop 2/3 cup slush into a glass, pour soda over it and garnish as desired. This recipe makes 13 servings!

Credit for this recipe to Taste of Home

 

Another Recipe, this one for the kids, is Fish Shaped Sandwiches! Serving size for this recipe is six.

Fish Shaped Fillet Sandwiches

Ingredients:

1 package (21 ounces) frozen crunchy breaded fish fillets
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
12 slices of bread
6 slices American Cheese
6 lettuce leaves

Directions:

  1. Use directions on the package to prepare the Fish fillets. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, relish and garlic powder. Spread over six slices of bread, place two fillets on each slice as well.
  2. Add cheese, lettuce and remaining bread. Using a 3 1/2 inch fish shaped cookie cutter, you can cut two fish shapes from each sandwich. Ready to serve immediately.All credit for the picture and recipe goes to Taste of Home.