I love Labor Day weekend. I love how it falls exactly when I'm tired of having to go to classes (about one week in), I love how the weather is still nice enough that you can go to the shore or have a cookout with friends/family, and I love that you just haven't closed the pool yet so you can still enjoy a swim.
Since I'm 21 now, I can legally enjoy some fabulous labor day drinks, so I turned to my hero Martha Stewart for some inspiration.
I am such a Martha Stewart whore - and I cannot wait until I really have my own home so I can try out all her fabulous little crafts to add detail to my home, or throw dinner parties using her entertaining book. Ah, I just think she is beyond talented.
Anyway, MarthaStewart.com is like, my permanent source of inspiration (though looking at her website makes me feel infinitely inferior and untalented). I love/hate how this woman seriously has an idea for absolutely everything, and how she decorates it all to a tee. Even while browsing through her drink recipes, I had all these thoughts like, "How in the world does she come up with this?", or "Ohhh, what a cute idea to put that drink in that kind of a container! It's so simple but still so classy!".
So, if you're looking for some fabulous and really fun drinks to serve at a Labor Day (or any end of summer blowout you may be throwing), these were some of my favorites. [All the titles will have hyperlinks that link back to the original post so you can get the recipes!]. I'm also sure you could substitute in other things for the alcohol if you're not so big into drinking/are underage.
Let me know if you make any! =)
Pineapple and Mango Rum Cocktails. (Yum, two great combos of fruit!).
Watermelon Basil Margaritas.
Watermelon Punch (uhm, hello, case and point for creativity/cuteness a la Martha Stewart).
Vodka Thyme Lemonade.
Rose Wine Punch. (This looks so good, especially with those raspberries!).
Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea (serving these in Mason jars is the cutest idea!).
And here are some adorable non-alcoholic drinks that are still just as fun! =)
Pomegranate Citrus Juice. (Non alcoholic? Check. Antioxidants? Check. Really pretty? Check x100).
Pink Grapefruit "Margaritas." (So fun, no alcohol either! And such a pretty color!).
What is your all time favorite summery kind of drink? (Alcoholic or non, doesn't make a difference!).
And which one of these do you think looks the best?
And lastly (because really, do I ever ask enough questions), what are your plans for Labor Day weekend?!
Currently watching: Project Runway...I'm beyond happy that Lifetime posts up the episodes on their website!