Tips for Throwing a Pool Party Without Alcohol! Part One

substance abuse treatment centers charlotte ncPool parties are essential this time of year. Fun in the sun with friends and family can be just what we all need on the weekend after a long stressful week. Unfortunately, many people associate alcohol with pool parties and beach time. However, there are multiple ways to have fun without using alcohol. Over the next couple of articles, we are going to offer tips that help you plan a fun and exciting summer party without alcohol. Whether you choose to host it at the pool, in your backyard or at the beach, these tips will help make sure everyone has a great time.

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Over the next couple of articles, we are going to offer tips that help you plan a fun and exciting summer party without alcohol. Whether you choose to host it at the pool, in your backyard or at the beach, these tips will help make sure everyone has a great time.

Over the next couple of articles, we are going to offer tips that help you plan a fun and exciting summer party without alcohol. Whether you choose to host it at the pool, in your backyard or at the beach, these tips will help make sure everyone has a great time.

One of the best ways to make a party fun is to have a theme. You can choose a movie or television show theme or just have a dress code. It doesn't have to be fancy. Pick a color and have everyone come dressed from head to toe in a shade of your hue choice. If you choose orange, have everyone wear very shades, as well as make sure your decor, plates cups and napkins and snacks all match.

You could also have a beach theme. Just because you're at the pool doesn't mean you can't pretend like you're sitting on a beach somewhere. Make sure all the decor and food go with this thing. Have guests bring beach towels, lounge chairs and other things that bring to the beach. You could even set up a sandbox for children to play in.

Make sure to provide delicious food for your event. Since you're outside, you might as well have a cook out. Hamburgers, hotdogs or barbecue are great choices when cooking outside on the grill. Have guests bring their favorite side dish to cut down on your responsibilities.

Since alcohol won't be involved, it's important to offer guests delicious beverages that do not have alcohol in them. Mocktails are delicious and great ways to keep cool and serve something different.

Below, you will find some of our most favorite nonalcoholic mocktails that will impress your guests.

Bloody Mary

  • 6 oz low-sodium vegetable juice
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 3 or 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • Hot-pepper sauce (optional)
  • Garnishes: Fresh celery stick, olives, pickled vegetables such as cocktail onions and green beans)

Directions

  • Add the vegetable juice, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and hot-pepper sauce in a tall glass.
  • Stir vigorously
  • Fill glass with ice and top with fresh ground black pepper
  • Garnish with a celery stick, olives, and pickled vegetables
  • Makes one serving

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (one serving) 143 cal, 1 g pro, 10 g carb, 2 g fiber, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 220 mg sodium

Citrus Sangria

  • 1 bottle of grape juice, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 2 cups plain seltzer or sparkling mineral water
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced

Directions

  • Add all ingredients in large pitcher
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve
  • Pour into 8 tall ice-filled glasses
  • Makes 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (one serving) 90 cal, 0 g pro, 6 g carb, 0 g fiber, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 0.5 mg sodium

 

Mocha Frappe

  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 2 c 2% milk
  • 3 Tbsp chocolate syrup + additional for garnish
  • 1 c crushed ice

Directions

  • Add ½ cup boiling water and espresso powder in measuring cup or bowl
  • Stir to dissolve
  • Pour into ice-cube tray
  • Freeze until solid
  • Add milk, chocolate syrup, and frozen coffee ice cubes in blender
  • Puree until smooth
  • Add crushed ice
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with additional syrup if preferred
  • Serves 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (one serving) 204 cal, 9 g pro, 31 g carb, 1 g fiber, 5 g fat, 25 g sat fat, 140 mg sodium

Creamy Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 c 2% milk
  • 1 1/4 c low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 c frozen blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries
  • 1/4 c orange juice

Directions

  • Add all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth Pour into 2 glasses
  • Serves 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (one serving) 241 cal, 11 g pro, 40 g carb, 2 g fiber, 5 g fat, 25 g sat fat, 146 mg sodium

Strawberry Shag

  • 1 pint sliced berries
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces soda water

Directions

  • Add 1 pint sliced berries with 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • Let stand 15 minutes
  • In a shaker, mash basil and sugared strawberries
  • Fill the shaker with ice and add vodka and lemon juice
  • Shake, pour into a large glass, top with soda water, and stir
  • Serves 4

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (one serving) 240 cal, 1 g pro, 55 g carb, 2 g fiber, 0 g fat, 00 g sat fat, 0 mg sodium

We are pretty sure you'll love these mocktails all year long! Not just during summer. They're kid friendly and easy to make, as well! Everyone will love them. They'll be enjoyed so much that we are dedicating the continuation of this blog to recipes only! Stay tuned!

Drinking too much alcohol can really harm your body in more ways than one. If you're drinking heavily, it might be time to slow down and think about the consequences. After all, you want to ensure your health is great to make sure you're around for family and friends when they need you.

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Visit other blogs in this series for more information!

  • Tips for Throwing a Pool Party Without Alcohol! Part One
  • Tips for Throwing a Pool Party Without Alcohol! Part Two
  • Tips for Throwing a Pool Party Without Alcohol! Part Three

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