Grinch Drinks

Hello, Glam friends! I’m Alli from Cupcake Diaries and I’m SO excited to be at Girl Loves Glam today! McKenzie is pretty fabulous and happens to be my cousin. (Well…my husband’s cousin, but that’s close enough!) I just love this girl.

‘Tis the season for holiday yumminess! I LOVE all things that have to do with holiday treats, including yummy drinks! My kids love “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” so we like to make these yummy Grinch Drinks and have a fun little party with popcorn and chocolate.

Grinch Drinks are so fun, festive, and incredibly easy to make. They’re perfect for Christmas parties, Grinch movie nights, or any kind of Christmas celebration!
Grinch Drinks
  • Sprite
  • vanilla ice cream (or lime sherbet, depending on what flavor you’re looking for)
  • green food coloring (if using the vanilla ice cream-the lime sherbet will already make the drink green)
  • green sugar crystals (found at any grocery store in the baking section or holiday food section)
  • straws
Start by placing some Sprite on a small plate. Coat the rim of the glass with Sprite. Roll the glass on a tilt to get more Sprite on the rim.
Place some of the green sugar crystals on a plate, enough to coat on the glass rim, and move the glass through the sugar crystals to coat. The same rolling of the glass around the plate will give you a nicer coat.
 After the glass is rimmed with the sugar crystals, it’s time to put in the good stuff!
If you’re using lime sherbet:
  • Add 1-2 cups lime sherbet (depending on how much you want in the drinks) right after coating the rim.
  • Fill the glass up with Sprite and gaze at the amazingness that you just made.
  • Place a straw in the glass to serve. (optional)
If you’re using vanilla ice cream: 
  • Fill about 1/3 of the glass with Sprite. Add a drop of green food coloring and gently stir with a spoon.
  • Add 1-2 cups vanilla ice cream (depending on how much you want in the drink) and continue to fill the glass up with Sprite.
  • Place a straw in the glass to serve. (optional)

And that’s it! Super easy and super yummy.
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Christmas Pop Art

You know how sometimes you are doing your everyday routine and then all of a sudden, BAM an idea comes and smacks you like a ton of bricks? This happened to me in October. I remember because I was at a store surrounded by Halloween decor. Right then, I thought of Christmas decor. Weird, I know, but that is just how my brain works! Months later, my brainchild came alive.
I love having decor that is unique to my family and that adds a little humor to our home. I wanted to create pop art style pictures from our three favorite Christmas movies. What better way to do that than by adding some of our favorite quotes from the movies too?! I emailed my friends at Poppyseed Projects and they hooked me up with the stuff I needed to make this project come to life.
Here’s what you need to make your own…
Vinyl (I only ended up using the red)
Poppyseed Projects photo texturizing cream
Vinyl cutter (I used my Silhouette Cameo)
Command Picture Hanging Strips
First, paint all of the plaques the color you want them to be. This took about 2 coats of paint.
Next, using your vinyl cutter, cut out the silhouettes of the characters that you want and the quotes that you want to add to them too. Put them onto your plaques. Paint the texturizing cream on over the top of the plaque to seal all of the vinyl onto the plaque and add a little texture to it.
Add the Command Strips to the backs of each of your plaques. I put two on the back of each of them. Hang them up where you want them to be! I love Command Strips because they let you hang things up without it being super permanent. You are done! It is a really simple project that makes a huge impact. 
Every time I walk by them, I can’t help but giggle. I love them! A short story about the quote we chose for the leg lamp… When Dave was a little kid, he watched A Christmas Story for the first time at his grandma’s house. When they get the leg lamp and the neighbor asks what it is and he turns and says “It’s a lamp you nincompoop!”, Dave fell off of his chair laughing because it was the first time he had heard that word. He wanted to have this quote on here badly and I let him! Now, we have the word “poop” in our Christmas decor. I love the quirk it brings to our decor. 
What quotes and movies would you use?
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