As you can see from the picture below, the only juice in the Steece household is from Simply Orange Juice Company. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the brand new Simply Cranberry Cocktail ~ I jumped at the chance!
(No lie- we had Simply Lemonade® with Raspberry, Simply Limeade®, Simply Orange®, and Simply Lemonade® in our refrigerator before we even knew about the Simply Cranberry Cocktail review! They are staples in our fridge.)
The peeps from Simply Orange Juice company were kind enough to send some free coupons, and I was off to the store to plan my “Spring Fling with Cranberry Zing” party!
I had a blast scouring the pages of Pinterest (look me up!) to find various recipes that would compliment my Simply Cranberry Cocktail. I even created a Cranberry Party Board!
Here was my spread:
…and I like this picture because it represents OUR reality--a pretty dinner table filled with yummy food for a party. Oh, and please pay no attention to the toy cars and train table in the background.
The Autumn Chopped Salad was UH-MAY-ZING with dried cranberries, pears, pecans, bacon, etc! Definitely a crowd pleaser and my personal favorite food item of the evening.
OH. MY. GOOD. GAWSH. Cranberry Baked Brie. I’ve died and gone to heaven. You must make this and you must make it NOW.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the Cranberry Chicken Wings & Drummettes. The glaze had good flavor~ but I think the meat would taste better grilled verses baked.
YUMMMM…the Slow Cooker Cranberry Barbeque Meatballs were DELISH and Joe’s fav!
Ashley (my sis-in-law) and myself, trying them out! Sweet and tangy.
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. One of my new favorite recipes!
If you’re tired of baking the same ‘ole Chocolate Chip~ you should definitely try these chewy, delightful cookies. They’ll disappear within minutes!
6 happy little party goers, giving the cookies 12 enthusiastic thumbs up! (Andrew, Savannah, Ethan, Kinley, Benjamin, & Madelyn)
“Gosh Suz, thanks so much for taking a pic of us while stuffing our faces with food…” Can you see the daggers in their eyes? LOL. (Liz & Ashley)
And now on to the drinks…
Jess, Liz, and I loved our Cosmos! It was the perfect combination of cranberry juice cocktail, orange juice, and lemon-lime soda.
This picture isn’t forced and awkward or anything…LOL. Joe, Ed, and Collin with their Cranberry Vodkas.
Crisp, cool, and refreshing…even better when you serve chilled in an Aggie tumbler. (tee hee)
Of course I had to make “kiddie cocktails” for the wee little ones!
CHEERS! Me and my sweet Savi.
All smiles for the Cranberry Kiss!
Speaking of kisses…I stole some sugar from my adorable little nephew Sawyer!
And for the party favors, I wrapped up some of those yummy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for my guests to take home.
We had a blast getting together with our family & friends. Thank you BlogHer and Simply Orange Juice Company for funding our Cranberry Partaaay! The food was amazing and the drinks were even better!
I am definitely a fan of the new Simply Cranberry Cocktail and here’s why…
1. REFRESHING TASTE~ I am SUPER picky about my cranberry juice because more often then not, it is waaaaay too tart. Simply Cranberry Cocktail is the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
2. ALL NATURAL~ There are literally 4 ingredients on the back of the bottle: pure filtered water, cranberry juice, natural sugar, & natural flavors. NOT FROM CONCENTRATE. NO ADDED PRESERVATIVES.
3. SQUARED BOTTLE SHAPE~ I LOVE that the 59oz carafe fits perfectly into my refrigerator door! (FYI- Simply Cranberry Cocktail is also available in 13.5oz single serve carafes if you are always on the go--like ME!).
So, now I want to hear from YOU, faithful blog buddies!
Do you like entertaining?
What is your favorite way to make a party or get-together at your home more festive?
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