Thursday, July 28, 2011

Homemade Hawaiian Punch Recipe and Stand

Hawaiian Punch Recipe

Our summer bucket list pull today was one we picked from Marelisa's list on her blog, Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online,- Make Hawaiian Punch.  We even followed her link to the recipe here. 

Hawaiian punch stand

Lemonade stands are fine, but Hawaiian punch stands are super delicious!  How about a nice Hawaiian punch?

Hawaiian Punch

Hawaiian punch recipe

The kids have a little grocery stand from PBK that I pulled outside and dressed up Hawaiian style.  I raided my party box and found some left over supplies to use.  The umbrella straws and leis are from Little J's purple surfboard 4th birthday party.  Little J and I quickly made a couple of tissue paper flowers to add.

Hawaiian punch recipe

I halved the recipe to make just one pitcher. I printed the recipe out and they each took a turn pouring a juice.   

Homemade Hawaiian punch

Believe it or not, my kids have never had Hawaiian punch and had no idea what it was. They pretty much drink water, milk, and an occasional 100% juice. They thought this was a very special drink. I will have to say, this was a delicious recipe and we had many refills.

Hawaiian punch

2 cups of orange juice
2 cups of pineapple juice
2 cups of guava juice
1/4 cup of grenadine
2 1/4 cups of ginger ale

I found the guava juice in the Mexican food area in my grocery store and not in the juice isle.

summer fun for kids

We didn't sell our punch in the traditional sense of setting up a stand, but they took turns pouring for each other and being the customers.  They had so much fun doing this.

Hawaiian punch stand

 Hawaiian theme


Christy Killoran said...

This does sound like fun and that recipe sounds good. I assumed you meant the Hawaiian Punch that you buy in the store - this sounds much better!

My kids usually drink water, they are not big milk drinkers, and they have the occasional 100% juice, so they would think this is pretty special too!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That sounds delicious! Much better than that ready-made stuff you can buy (we try to avoid red food coloring, so my boys have never had that).
Perfect for this hot weather, too!

c'รจ montessori said...

Sounds like so much SWEET fun. The grenadine also put me over the edge like Kelly. I'm sure they thought it was *delicious* though!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

What a great way to try a new drink and play at the same time. I am not a big fan of store-bought Hawaiian punch, but this recipe sounds delicious.

Little Wonders' Days, Kelly said...

Lisa- I really think you could omit the grenadine from this recipe and it still would taste great. I tend to follow recipes the first time I make something and adjust thereafter.

JC said...

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Mercedes said...

So cute and fun! What a neat twist to lemonade stand!

Unknown said...

Clever and fun.

I would love for you to share a link to this on my mommy solution meme.

Rhinestone Beagle said...

What a great idea for a new twist on the typical lemonade stand. Thanks so much for linking up. Can't wait to see what you have for this week.

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

What a cute idea. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your punch stand.