Witch Halloween Party Ideas

Fun Halloween Party Ideas for Witch’s Night Out! Inspiration for hosting an epic gothic black and gold themed Witch Halloween Party. Easy Witch Halloween Party Ideas Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it’s the perfect time to invite friends over to celebrate. These Witch Halloween Party Ideas were inspired by all of the […]

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Zombie Cocktail Recipe

A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.

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Easy Zombie Cocktail

Craving a tropical drink, but want something different? Then try this delicious Zombie Cocktail recipe. It’s the perfect Tiki drink! Made with mango, orange juice and a variety of rum, this simple drink is perfect for a Luau Party or sipping by the pool.

After creating this popular Tropical Rum Punch recipe, I’m a little obsessed with various rum cocktails. The premise behind Tiki cocktails is that they’re high in booze, but balanced out with fruits and spices so they don’t taste strong. I’m excited that Living Locurto team member Natalie made this for us today! It’s one yummy cocktail recipe, I’ll be making a lot this summer.

What is in a Zombie Cocktail?

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and several kinds of rum. It was invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood restaurant in 1934. It became popular on the East coast after the 1939 New York World’s Fair. This was a time when Tiki themed bars were the craze, making the Zombie a popular Tiki drink.

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How do you make Mango Puree?

One of this Zombie drink’s ingredients is mango puree. You might be wondering where you can find this or how you can make it. You can buy mango puree or syrup at most liquor stores, on Amazon here, or make it yourself with a fresh mango.

For fresh Mango Puree, you’ll need:

  • 1 ripe mango, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons water

Put the ingredients into a blender and puree. That’s it!

What is Angostura Bitters?

One of the important ingredients in a Tiki drink is Angostura Bitters. Bitters are made from botanicals such as aromatic herbs, bark, roots, and fruit. These ingredients are infused into a flavorless alcohol base to create a potent flavoring.

Rumor has it that the Angostura Bitter’s recipe contains over 40 ingredients, but only a few people know the actual formula.

Angostura Bitters is used in several classic cocktails such as an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Daiquiri and various Tiki drinks.

Zombie Cocktail Drink. Easy Tropical Rum punch Tiki Recipe.

 

How Do You Make a Layered Cocktail?

What makes this such a stunning tropical drink is the layers. For this Zombie cocktail, start by filling your glass with ice and pouring the bright red grenadine first. Then mix the rest of the drink ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour over the grenadine.

How to Layer Cocktails. Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tiki Drink for a luau party.

The colorful layers create a sunset look that makes you feel like you’re on the beach!

Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tropical Rum Punch Tiki Drink for a luau party.

 

EnJoy this fun Tiki Drink Recipe

So grab your friends and shake up a few of these tasty Zombie cocktails this summer!

Zombie Cocktail Tiki Drink

A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.

  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce  triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces mango puree
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce  grenadine
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • orange wedge lime slice and cherry for garnish
  1. Put all ingredients besides the grenadine into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice then shake.
  3. Fill large glass with ice and pour the Grenadine into the glass.
  4. Strain cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass.
  5. Garnish glass with orange wedge, lime slice and cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

See my daughter’s Disney Luau party here and find more fun tiki party ideas here.

 

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Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe!

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

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Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

With summer near, this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made with juicy strawberries, fresh mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea is the perfect quick drink to enjoy with friends and family! I’m happy to be partnering again with Milo’s Tea to bring you another fabulous party drink recipe. If you missed my Autumn Spice Punch recipe from the fall, click here to find it.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe. Made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party cocktail.

Low Calorie Drink

Summer holidays are a great time to impress your guests with a delicious cold party drink. This easy low calorie drink recipe is perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July! Just add patriotic straws to your glass for some instant patriotic flair!

I made this delicious Strawberry Iced Tea with Milo’s Unsweet Tea, fresh strawberries, mint and Meyer lemons. It literally takes minutes to make and will look amazing on your summer holiday party table! Spike it up with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

 

All Natural Award Winning Iced Tea

Milo’s iced tea is so good! It’s an all natural award winning tea fresh brewed from real tea leaves. My kids are starting to ask for sweet tea, so I love the fact that Milo’s tea is sweetened with a clean ingredient list of pure cane sugar and no preservatives or added acids. It’s an ideal drink for the summer holidays!

A Strawberry Tea recipe made with Milos Famous Tea.

Milo’s famous sweet tea recipe is the same recipe that was brewed by Milo back in 1946! Being able to buy the gallon jugs makes this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe so easy to make. Using it saves you time not having to brew your own tea.

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea.

I really like buying this tea because, not only do they use all-natural ingredients, but Milo’s Tea Company is a family, women-owned business. Founded by Milo Carlton in 1946 as a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, his tea recipe became so popular that buy 1989 the family started selling it by the gallon. The company is now run by Milo Carlton’s granddaughter.

Easy Strawberry Iced Tea Summer Party Drink

Look at how gorgeous this Strawberry Tea looks served in a clear glass pitcher! I whipped up this summer party tray in minutes and you can too!

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Best of all, this drink is made by the pitcher which means no mixing individual drinks and more time for you to enjoy a Milo’s moment with friends and family.

Strawberry cocktail by the pitcher with strawberries, mint, lemons and tea.

 

Where to Find Milo’s Famous Tea

I get Milo’s tea at Walmart or Market Street in the refrigerated juice section. It’s also available in sweet or no calorie sweetened with sucralose. Click Here to find a store with Milo’s near you.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with Milos Unsweet Tea.

I hope you enjoy this easy drink recipe and have many Milo’s moments with family and friends this summer!

Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe! Spike it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

  • 4 cups Milo’s Unsweet Iced Tea
  • 1 cup strawberries (pureed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup vodka (Optional)
  • Ice
  1. Cut off strawberry stems and puree in a blender or food processor. You should get 1 cup of pureed strawberries from about 2 handfuls of large fresh strawberries.
  2. In a pitcher, add 3-5 fresh mint leaves and muddle them with a spoon.
  3. Pour tea, sugar, strawberry puree and the juice of one lemon into the pitcher.
  4. Add vodka if you want a spiked Strawberry tea. If not, fill the rest of the pitcher with tea.
  5. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Serve by muddling mint in a glass. Fill glass with ice and pour the tea. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf.

If you like your iced tea sweet, add more sugar or omit the sugar and use Milo’s Sweet Tea instead.

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Mermaid Rum Punch

Cool off with a frozen Mermaid Rum Punch. An ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana that’s absolute magic!

Mermaid Rum Punch - an ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana that’s absolute magic!

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe

When you’re wishing you could feel the ocean’s breeze on a hot summer day, this Mermaid Rum Punch is just what you’ll want to make! Whether you are lounging by the pool or headed to the beach, sipping on a cool frozen drink is perfect in summer. I’m excited that Natalie made such a fun cocktail for us today!

We’ve made a lot of rum drinks for you in the past, but this fun ocean blue rum punch might be one of the prettiest for sure! It’s not often that you can say you’re drinking mermaid punch right? This makes me wish I was back in beautiful Turks & Caicos for sure!

I would love to make a few pitchers of these mermaid drinks for a party or girl’s day out. If you like piña coladas, then you’ll love this new frozen drink. I have a few friends with summer birthdays and will definitely be making them!

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Easy Ocean Blue Drink

To go along with it’s name, we definitely wanted this mermaid drink to look like a blue tropical ocean. Since this is mostly made of frozen lemonade, the blue look comes by adding Blue Curacao liqueur. Blue Curacao is made of citrus which gives it more of an orange lemon flavor. If you prefer your drink to taste more like a traditional piña colada, omit the Blue Curacao. You could also add a tablespoon of blueberry puree on the top for a similar blue ocean effect.

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe - An ocean blue tropical frozen drink. Easy cocktail.

Mermaid Rum Punch Party Tips:

  • To add more flavor with less ice, which can water down the drink, freeze the banana and pineapple juice ahead of time.
  • Want the blue effect, but don’t have Blue Curacao? You can aways add blueberry puree. Or mix a few drops of blue food coloring into your blender when mixing.
  • Serve with blue drinking straws and and nautical shell cocktail napkins.
  • Love the seashell coasters in the photos? You can click here to find them on Amazon.
  • I love glass cups so you can see the blue swirled drink, but these Mermaid Squad cups are super cute and perfect for when you’re traveling or at the pool.

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe - An ocean blue tropical frozen drink.

Enjoy this amazing Mermaid Rum Punch!

Mermaid Rum Punch

Cool off with a frozen Mermaid Rum Punch. An ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana and Blue Curacao that’s absolute magic!

  • 12 oz can frozen lemonade
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 5 oz white rum
  • 4 oz coconut cream
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • Garnish with kiwi and pineapple slices
  1. In a blender, add the frozen lemonade, pineapple juice, rum, coconut cream, banana and ice. Blend well.
  2. Pour the frozen cocktail into glasses.
  3. Add a splash of Blue Curacao over the top of each drink.
  4. Gently swirl a bit of the liqueur into the drink while adding the straw. Do not blend completely.
  5. Garnish with kiwi and pineapple slices.

Add more crushed ice to the glass if needed.

To make this mermaid rum punch frozen without adding ice, freeze the banana and pineapple juice ahead of time.


 

Photos & Styling by Natalie Mayhew

Natalie is a wife, mom, designer, editorial stylist and content creator with a background in finance and a passion for world travel. She is founder of Fern & Maple, which reflects her unique style, and showcases her events, DIYs, vintage finds and party inspiration.

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Sex on the Beach Party Punch

A Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail for a large crowd. Fun summer party recipe with free printable tags.

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe. Easy tropical punch cocktail for a large party crowd.

 

Sex On The Beach Drink Recipe

I made this amazing Sex on the Beach Party Punch for a 4th of July Party last year and it was a hit! You can also call it A Day on the Beach Punch around the kids, but the usual name for this cocktail is the sexy one! This popular Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is always a hit at any party.

A pretty bright red tropical punch filled with cranberry and pineapple juices along with cream of coconut, vodka and peach schnapps. I am the one who always brings big pitchers of punch to the party. Anytime I can come up with something new, I make sure to post it here on the blog. One of my post popular drinks is Tropical Rum Punch! I also love this Passion Fruit Rum punch.

This easy drink by the pitcher is another great tropical punch to serve at a party for a large crowd. My recipe should be enough to serve around 20-25 people.

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail for a large crowd.

 

More Drink Recipes You Will Enjoy: 

Free Printable Party Punch Sign

To make this Sex on the Beach Drink known to kids that it’s off limits, I designed a printable party sign. This is fun printable decor for a summer party, especially the 4th of July!

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe free printable tags.

Download and Print the Sex on the Beach Punch Tags

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Sex on the Beach Tropical Punch Drink Recipe

I hope you enjoy this Sex on the Beach Tropical Punch! It’s one of my favorites and so easy to whip up quickly for any summer party. Serve chilled in a large pitcher with slices of oranges, pineapples and strawberries for garnish. Enjoy!

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail for a large crowd. Fun summer party recipe with free printable tags.

Sex on the Beach Drink | Punch Recipe

This Sex on the Beach drink recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail to serve to a large crowd at a party!

  • 64 fl oz Cranberry Juice
  • 36 fl oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3 cups Vodka
  • 2 cups Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • Slices of oranges, pineapples and strawberries
  1. Mix all ingredients together into a large pitcher and serve on ice for your Sex on the Beach Drink or Day on the Beach Punch.

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party. Display in plastic wine glasses filled with patriotic candy for a fun wow factor!

 

Better Than Sex Cake

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe is a dessert you can't resist! Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel and toffee.

You might also like this Tropical Smoothie Recipe.

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Crawfish Boil Cakes (VIDEO)

Easy to make individual Crawfish Boil Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

Cute Crawfish Boil Cakes

I had a ton of fun at a Crawfish Boil party this weekend! As you can see, I also had fun making cute crawfish cakes too!

If you’re not from the south, or have friends from Louisiana, then you have probably never been to a crawfish boil. Let me tell you, it’s so much fun when the host dumps a giant pot of steaming hot and spicy crawfish, potatoes and corn onto a long table covered with paper. Then it’s every man, woman and child for themselves!!

This was my husband’s first boil. It was obvious when he got his leg hair singed off after walking by the cooking pots! Luckily he just lost leg hair and not skin. Then I had to giggle when he was surprised that people ate off of the table. Once someone showed him how to get the meat out of the tail, he really liked it and jumped right into the fun. My kids, not so much! ha!

I kept hearing screams from kids who were playing with the live ones and getting pinched. Who knew a crawfish boil was so dangerous?

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Cute Dessert Idea

I love making animals out of cake. Thanks for giving me some great ideas for desserts over on Facebook! Many of you suggested key lime pie or lemon bars as they are desserts that compliment fish.

Then someone suggested cute crab cupcakes made with red icing and candy eyeballs. Those cupcakes inspired me to make these funny crawfish cakes!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

How to Make Crawfish Boil Cakes

Since crawfish are more long than round, a cupcake wouldn’t work. I was going to bake brownies and cut them into rectangles. Then I lost track of time and realized I only had about an hour before the party began and I had not even gone food shopping yet! No time to bake anything. So I went to the store in search of ready-made brownies or a cake I could cut up.

Pre-made lady fingers were on sale, so I bought a few packages and figured I could make a crawfish with them. I had no idea if they would work or not. In about 20 minutes I had a huge platter full of funny crawfish cakes! They turned out so cute… everyone loved them!

These cute cakes are a fast and easy party dessert for a crawfish boil!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

What you will need:

  • 2 packages of ladyfingers or you could bake brownies or a cake from scratch and cut into rectangles.
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Twizzlers
  • Red Cake Frosting
  • Scissors

How to make crawfish cakes:

  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some icing on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the frosting. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.
  3. Add another lady finger on top of the frosting to make a sandwich.
  4. Add more frosting to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

That’s it and so easy!! I hope you have fun making these crawfish cakes.

Have you ever been to a crawfish boil?

Check out my crawfish boil dessert video tutorial below and please subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more fun and simple entertaining ideas! Watch the crawfish and corn on the cob tutorial video directly on Youtube here.

Originally Published on April 22, 2013 

Crawfish Boil Cakes

Easy to make individual Crawfish Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

  • 2 packages Ladyfingers (12 per pack)
  • 24 Candy Eyeballs
  • 1 package Twizzlers
  • 1 cup Red Cake Frosting
  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some frosting on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the icing. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.

  3. Add another lady finger on top of the icing to make a sandwich.
  4. Add icing to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

 

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Fun Adult Party Games

Fun Adult Games to play at your next party or anywhere at anytime! Enjoy these hysterical adult party games that cost nothing to play and unique ideas for a spur of the moment game night.

Fun Adult Games to play at your next party or anywhere at anytime! Enjoy these hysterical adult party games that cost nothing to play and unique ideas for a spur of the moment game night.

Fun Adult Games to Play Anywhere Anytime!

Often adult games at a party are just the ice breaker you need for a group to get to know each other or to help get the party started. Whether you need party game ideas for teenagers, a church group, college party or a group of women for girls night in, these fun and simple adult party game ideas are great for any age.

What’s even better is that these games do not require a board game, drinking, or any other supplies. You only need a pen, paper and your friends!

Fun Adult Games to play at your next party or anywhere at anytime! Enjoy these hysterical adult party games that cost nothing to play and unique ideas for a spur of the moment game night.

More games and party ideas:

Fun Adult Games to play at your next party or anywhere at anytime! Enjoy these hysterical adult party games that cost nothing to play and unique ideas for a spur of the moment game night.

Fun Last-Minute Adult Games for a Party

Adult games are often hard to come up with last-minute, so enjoy these hysterical games that cost nothing to play and perfect ideas for a spur of the moment game night!

For example, the first game mentioned here called Celebrity is what we played at my Grinch party this last Christmas and it was a blast!

Fun Last-Minute Adult Games for a Party

5 Best Adult Games – No Supplies Needed

At your next party, be sure to have a few of these fun adult games in your head andready to play. Play these fun adult party games last minute anytime anywhere! The most you’ll need is a pen and paper. These hysterical adult party games cost nothing and make great icebreakers for any size of group.

Fun Adult Games to play at your next party or anywhere at anytime!


1. Celebrity

The object of the game Celebrity is to be quick thinking with names and be the last one standing!

How to play the game:

  1. Sit in a circle and go clockwise around the room.
  2. The first person starts by naming a celebrity by first and last name.
  3. The next person has 10 seconds to shout out a celebrity’s name that has a first name that starts with the letter of the previous person’s celebrity’s last name.

Example: If I say Will Ferrel, the next person would have to name a celebrity with the first name starting with the letter “F”,such as Frank Sinatra.

Rules of the game:

  • You’re out if you can’t think of a celebrity’s name in 10 seconds or less.
  • No repeating celebrity names. Once the name has been said, that’s it.
  • No one named celebrities.
  • If your celebrity’s first and last name start with the same letter, then you reverse and go counterclockwise, etc.

Example: If I said Amy Adams, the game reverses in the opposite direction.

Ways to make the game harder:

  • Have a theme such as movie stars, cartoon characters, musicians, etc.
  • Make it a drinking game and take a shot if you can’t think of a name in time.

 


2. Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is a fun icebreaker game for a group to get to know each other better and perfect for all ages.

How to play the game:

  • Pick a person to start. They must tell two things about themselves that are true and one thing that is a lie.
  • Everyone gets to guess which fact is the lie.
  • Once everyone has guessed, the person will reveal what was true and what was the lie.
  • If only one person was correct, that person can go next. Or just go around in a circle.
  • This can go around as many times as you would like or just so everyone gets the chance to go once.

 


3. Name That Star

Name that star is a game similar to name that tune, but you have to name the singer or band, not the song.

How to play the game:

  • Write the names of famous singers or bands on small pieces of paper and place into a bowl. You’ll need 3-4 names per guest. Make sure these are names that the party guests will know.
  • Guests take turns picking out one name, then must sing a verse of that singer’s song.
  • The other guests will try to guess who the person is trying to be.
  • If you don’t know the star you picked, you can draw again, but you lose a life. Three lives lost and you’re out.
  • Give out prizes for the best performance.

 


4. Conversation Starters

If you’re looking for a simple icebreaker for your next party, my printable conversation cards are perfect for a dinner or just sitting around with friends.

48 Free Printable Dinner Conversation Starter Cards. Perfect Ristorante Pizza meal idea for your family or dinner party!

Print Adult Party Games

—> CLICK HERE to print 48 conversation starter questions. Just trim the pieces and place into a bowl for people to draw.

 


5. Like & Hate

How to play the game:

  • Have everyone at the party write down some likes and dislikes on a sheet of paper.
  • Examples: LIKE: Chocolate, Traveling  •  HATE: Snakes, Asparagus
  • Collect the papers and have one person read them aloud one at a time while everyone else tries to guess who wrote what.

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Passion Fruit Rum Punch

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at the beach! Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink recipe for your next party.

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party. Luau party ideas.

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch

Sail into summer with a Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch Cocktail that will make you feel like you’re lounging on the beach! Make a pitcher or two of this easy tropical rum punch recipe for your next party. It’s a simple drink you can make in no time!

I’m planning our summer vacation to Hawaii, so when Living Locurto team member and party expert Natalie, shared this new tropical drink recipe for us, I was so excited! Looking at this festive cocktail makes me ready to wear a lei and go to a luau. Which I will be soon! Yay!

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party. Fun Luau party ideas.

Anyone who loves tropical rum drinks, will enjoy trying something new like passion fruit!

What Is Passion Fruit?

Passion fruit is a type of tropical fruit grown all over the world. It has a hard, colorful rind and a juicy, seed-filled center. Passion fruit is a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients, especially fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A.

Diets rich in these nutrients have been linked with a lower risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes. So not only is this tropical drink delicious, but it’s good for your heart!

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party.

I think this recipe would be the perfect punch for a luau party. Thanks Natalie for sharing this amazingly easy new cocktail! Be sure to follow Natalie on Instagram for more amazing party ideas.

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next luau party.

Passion Fruit Rum Punch

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at the beach! Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink recipe for your next party.

  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups coconut rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup passion fruit pulp (or puree)
  • 2 cups ginger ale, chilled

Garnish (optional)

  • Lime slice
  • Passionfruit pulp
  • Pineapple slice
  1. In a blender, add the pineapple juice, rum and ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Add the passion fruit pulp or puree (either will work) and the chilled ginger ale. Stir to combine and keep chilled.
  3. When ready to serve, pour in cocktail glasses and garnish with a lime, pineapple slice and top with additional passion fruit pulp if you like.

If you don’t like coconut, substitute coconut rum with spiced rum.

For a mocktail drink, omit the rum.

You might also love this amazing Tropical Rum Punch Recipe!

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool! A mix of juice and coconut rum for a pretty layered drink.

 

 

Photos & Styling by Natalie Mayhew

Natalie is a wife, mom, designer, editorial stylist and content creator with a background in finance and a passion for world travel. She is founder of Fern & Maple, which reflects her unique style, and showcases her events, DIYs, vintage finds and party inspiration.

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Best Sangria Recipes

When planning a party, a good sangria is a must! Enjoy five of my Best Sangria Recipes that are perfect drinks to serve anytime of the year.

The Best Sangria Recipes for a party! Easy red and white wine cocktail drinks include Pineapple, Peach, Cranberry, Strawberry Rosé and Skinny Sangria. #sangria #drinks

5 of the Best Sangria Recipes

It’s the holiday season which means time to plan parties and nothing is easier than making a pitcher of Sangria! I’m sharing five of my favorite Best Sangria Recipes that are my go-to drinks for any type of party, anytime of the year.

At every party I’ve hosted, these sangria recipes always get compliments. Even people who don’t like wine or fruity drinks enjoy these five recipes. I try to make my sangria recipes as quick and simple as possible, because I’m usually running around last minute worrying about the food. A simple pitcher of sangria is about as easy as you can get! I hope you enjoy some of my favorite drink recipes too!

The Best Sangria Recipes for a party! Easy red and white wine cocktail drinks include Pineapple, Peach, Cranberry, Strawberry Rosé and Skinny Sangria. #sangria #drinks

What if I don’t drink wine?

Not a wine drinker? You can definitely make a mocktail from these sangria recipes. Substitute the wine with juice and you can have a delicious drink for all ages.

  • Red Wine Replacement: Use grape juice or pomegranate juice in place of red wine
  • White Wine Replacement: Use white grape juice or apple juice in place of white wine.

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Enjoy Our Best Sangria Recipes

These are the Best Sangria Recipes for a party! Easy red and white wine cocktail drinks include Pineapple, Peach, Cranberry, Strawberry Rosé and Skinny Sangria. Enjoy!

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Watch me make a few of the Sangria recipes in the video below or scroll down to print the recipes.


 

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1. Cranberry Sangria “Christmas Sangria”

One year during the holidays, I made a new Cranberry Raspberry Sangria that when served at my party was gone within minutes! I call it Christmas Sangria. This raspberry, cranberry and apple Christmas Sangria is the easiest cocktail to make for a big crowd, you just dump everything in and forget about it. Not only is it a mix of sweet and tart, but it looks very fancy! It makes a wonderful drink for any holiday party.

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2. Tropical Pineapple Sangria

My Tropical Pineapple Sangria recipe is one of our most popular sangria recipes here at Living Locurto! It’s a perfect coconut rum drink for a luau or just sipping by the pool. I enjoy making it during the cold weather months because it makes me feel like I’m on the beach! A tropical twist on the traditional white wine sangria that tastes like a piña colada, but much easier.

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3. Strawberry Plum Rosé Sangria

If you love rosé wine, then you’ll definitely enjoy the light, sweet flavor of our Strawberry Plum Rose Sangria. It’s a very popular fruity party drink! This is a perfect summer drink when plums are in season, but you can make it anytime of the year.

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4. Skinny Sangria

This simple Skinny Sangria recipe is the best low calorie cocktail for a party! If you’re trying to lose weight by counting your calories or points, then you’ll love this simple twist on the traditional sangria. My skinny sangria recipe still has wine and the fruit you love, but now feel free to enjoy your drink without all of the guilt!

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5. Easy Peach Sangria

You definitely want to make this Easy Peach Sangria when peaches are in season, but it’s super tasty any time of the year! Bursting with flavor from fresh peaches, this sangria only takes a few minutes to make and only needs to be chilled for an hour if the peaches are very ripe. It’s a great sangria to make for a hot summer day!

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Easy Peach Sangria | Best Sangria Recipes

With only a few ingredients this easy Peach Sangria is one of the best sangria recipes for a party anytime of the year. Such an easy drink bursting with flavor!

  • 2 cups peaches (sliced)
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 cup Sprite (optional)
  1. Combine peaches, wine and schnapps into a pitcher and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Before serving, stir and pour in the Sprite to add fizz. (optional)

If you like sweet drinks, use Pinot Grigio. If you prefer a less sweet wine, use Sauvignon Blanc.

 

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You might also enjoy these fun drink recipes!

Tropical Rum Punch

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool! A mix of juice and coconut rum for a pretty layered drink.

 

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

Easy Frozen Watermelon Margaritas! This is THE BEST Margarita Recipe perfect for any party. A refreshing cocktail for a hot summer day. LivingLocurto.com

 

Here’s another good sangria recipe you might also enjoy.

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Plaid Christmas Table Decorations

Inspiration for creating cozy plaid Christmas table decorations. Learn how to set a table with flowers and fruit for a holiday party! Beautiful table decorations with navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. Enjoy these creative ideas for your Christmas tablescapes.

Cozy plaid Christmas table decorations. Beautiful holiday tablescapes, navy and red plaid place settings, DIY centerpieces and simple place card holders. Learn how to set a table with flowers and fruit for a holiday party! #homedecor #tablescape

Plaid Christmas Table Decorations with Flowers and Fruit

I love finding new ideas for Christmas table decorations. Lately I have been obsessed with navy and red plaid for the holidays. It’s also fun creating simple DIY centerpieces and finding unique ways of decorating with fruit. I’m excited to share these gorgeous plaid Christmas table decorations that our team styled during our Living Locurto retreat.

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Table Decorating Challenges

One decorating challenge for these Christmas place settings was to incorporate flowers. Did you know that having fresh flowers in your home actually reduces stress? I’m definitely ordering flowers during the holidays, because I need all the help I can get with our busy schedules. ha! If you are interested in learning more, click here to read all about the new study. It’s super interesting.

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Another decorating challenge was to use fruit for table decorations. Either in a centerpiece, place card holder or as general place setting decor. Since red and navy was my choice of color scheme, we used bright red apples, pears and blueberries throughout our different tablescapes.

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5 Beautiful Tablescapes with Plaid Christmas Table Decorations

I’m so thrilled with these five beautiful table decoration ideas and hope you are inspired by our simple and inexpensive ways to set a table with flowers and fruit.

 

Elegant Plaid Tablescape

My grandpa was from Holland, so I have grown up with all kinds of Delft Blue china. The blue and white plates with pops of red is a classic look and perfect for any occasion. You can find beautiful Delftware at antique shops or newer less expensive blue and white dinner plates online.

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Personalized Apple Place Holder

An apple makes an easy alternative to the usual place card for a pop of Christmas red. Use a metallic marker to write the names of your guests on the fruit. This is definitely one of my favorite DIY table setting tips!

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Rustic Plaid Christmas Tablescape

If you like more traditional Christmas table settings, then you’ll love this rustic plaid tablescape. You probably already have most of the items needed for this table decor in your home. With pine cones, fruit, candles, berries, greenery and a few flowers, this pretty centerpiece can be made in minutes!

In addition,  you’ll need a burlap table runner, plaid table cloth and rustic wood chargers.

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DIY Apple Candle Holders

Cut the top off of an apple and hollow out the inside with a spoon to make room for a candle. Squeeze lemon juice over the apple to keep it from browning right away before inserting your candle. Use battery operated votive candles if you plan to keep them on for a long period of time.

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Simple Natural Christmas Tablescape

This simple Christmas table setting is one of my favorites! I love the easy DIY centerpiece made with fruit. This look can easily be done with items from your home.

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Eucalyptus Tablescape

Fresh eucalyptus is wonderful to use on your Christmas table! It smells wonderful and is a trendy alternative to traditional holiday pine. Click here to find a local florist who can provide you with fresh eucalyptus arrangements.

You can also place large bunches of eucalyptus in the middle of the table and embellish with berry twigs, pine cones, fruit and flowers. Tie a napkin around a twig of eucalyptus and write your guests name on a leaf for a gorgeous place setting.

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Which style is your favorite?

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More Christmas Party Table Ideas

You might also love these creative ideas for your holiday table decor!

Christmas Tree Donut Wall

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season! Cute party dessert table idea, holiday decor and breakfast treat. #christmas #donuts

 

The Best Christmas Table Setting Decorations

From napkin folding ideas to snowman plates and centerpieces, these wonderful Christmas Table Setting Decorations are inspiring DIY holiday home decor!

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