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I’ll Drink to That - Beverage Day May 6th
Let's raise a toast to National Beverage Day
I just love silly celebrations and thanks to Squidoo I can share them with happy readers like yourself and your friends. If you get a chuckle or two as we delve into our celebration please send a LIKE my way, whichever kind you wish is fine I'm not choosy.
There are many silly, crazy celebrations in May, there's "no socks day", "limerick day", "leprechaun day", and one that piqued my interest "borderline personality disorder month" but I'm sort of "on-edge" about that one. I thought so many celebrations, how would I decide?
A secret for writing engaging content is to write about something you know, so I thought heck I know about Beverages, even my audience knows about Beverages therefore pulled from the well is Beverage Day, May 6th. Let the juices flow -
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"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage."
- Erma Bombeck
A Brief History of Beverage Day
Beverage Day is a unique holiday always celebrated on May 6th at least in the States. Oddly its origin is pretty much a secret but I have an inclination that many are not aware of Beverage Day because it is overshadowed by Cinco de Mayo May 5th. Imbibing in your favorite Mexican beverage on May 5th is a popular activity and one that could leave you dehydrated and sleeping late on May 6th so if you get up thirsty head to your local Arby's fast food joint to celebrate National Beverage Day as rumor has it you can get a free beverage by saying "I'm parched, FruiTea me." See the adjacent ad for complete details.
A truly brief history indeed, essentially not much to say here, in fact I came up pretty dry and feel somewhat parched so let's grab our favorite beverages and, no wait, don't go . . . .
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I'll Pour for us Both
Bring on the Beverage Day Celebration Ideas
At this time Beverage Day is not a legal holiday but I'm pretty sure someone in congress is lobbying to make it one. If you are in support please write your local congress person and get back to us on the developments.
Until then, the great thing is you can celebrate National Beverage Day anywhere, in any manner you choose, and with anyone you choose. You can even select your own theme and celebration attire. Accordingly I offer a few suggestions
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Family beverage recipes are the best!
Celebrating Beverage Day with Kids -
A favorite Beverage for Children has to be Chocolate Milk. Hands down Chocolate Milk is a real winner. Sliding in a close second and third are Smoothies and Fruit Drinks.
So prep the parties, grab a beverage deal, and keep an eye on the sugar as we all know what happens when kids turn into whirling dervishes.
Prep Time: 15
Total Time: probably 30 mins
- 1 medium banana
- peeled and chopped
- 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
- 1 fresh pear
- cored and chopped
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 tube (.67 oz.) each pink and green decorating gels
- for garnish
- 1 tsp. light corn syrup (optional)
- 1 tbsp. colored sugar crystals (optional)
- Step 1: Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Process on blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides and process again until smooth. Add more juice if necessary.
- Step 2: Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Process on blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides and process again until smooth. Add more juice if necessary.
- recipe credit: http://m.nickjr.com/Recipes/Rock_Star_Smoothie
Start celebrating with this short toast - "Here's to you. You may not be as wise as an owl, but you're always a hoot." - unknown
Celebrating Beverage Day with Adults
Top three Beverage favorites with Adults:
Coffee, Water, and Alcohol
Seems it's a mixed bag but a common pattern;
Coffee to wake-up,
Water throughout the day, and a bit of
Alcohol at night,
Let's liven it up and throw a party!
Beverage Day Celebrations with Coffee
Starbucks Coffee headquarters call home in my part of the country yet I am not much of a Coffee drinker and therefore not one of their regulars. Being that I am in the minority get your Beverage Day Celebration percolating with these great items.
How do you like your Coffee?
Beverage Day Celebrations with Water
Since I was not brought up in the Midwest States "Hard Water" to me means ICE which is a perfect accompaniment to any Beverage Day Celebration
Today priced 20% off!
Do you really want to pay for bagged ice? Get your own ice maker and save the trip to the store.
This is a fabulous Ice Maker, no I don't have one but a friend does and he supplies the ice for our summer parties, it's kind of a mutual arrangement - he supplies the ice and I supply his beer. .
Makes 20 plus pounds of ice quickly and is really quiet.
Warning viewer discretion advised -
Must be of legal drinking age or have parental permission to read further or to attend the Adult Beverage Day Party
If you can relate to this WC Fields line you are old enough
"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food"
Beverage Day Celebrations with Cocktails
Serving delectable cocktails at your Beverage Day Celebration will make your party a hit around the Water cooler.
Get your Party Planner ready and check out these must-have selections