When I turned in my homemade valentine’s cards at a local store the other day I picked up a couple of items that caught my eye.
How cute is that stone heart-shaped rock? It is called ‘A Heart for Haiti’ and proceeds from the handmade Haitian heart funds the Haitian relief activities of HAND/EYE Fund’s Artisan Grants Program. They help Haiti’s artisans recover from the life-challenging loss of shelter, equipment, workshops and income. For more information, visit www.handeye.org.
The second item was a bag of red and white striped biodegradable straws. I’ve seen people use these straws in crafts this past year but my younger brother is getting married this summer and I thought they might be fun to use during my soon-to-be sister-in-law’s bachelorette party or shower. This drink caught my eye and I love the straws in a simple mason jar:
Apple, Ginger and Cranberry Vodka Cocktail (from here)
- 1 c. cloudy apple juice
- 1 c. cranberry juice
- 50 ml vodka
- 1 c. ginger ale
Place apple juice, cranberry juice and vodka into the jug of a blender and whizz until light pink and frothy. Pour into large serving jug and top with 1 c. ginger ale and a handful of ice.
I could make fun tags to go on each straw similar to these (but obviously tailored to my event and I’d put the labels lower so you can use the straw)…
… or these:
If I had children these would be great to use during a kid’s birthday party for drinks like this:
Really – the possibilities are endless and they come in many colors. You can do a search online to find places to buy the fun straws or check out Etsy (the seller above has a ton of different colors). Happy Friday!