Blue Baby Shower Punch With Ducks
Baby Shower Punch: This fruity and frothy bunch is so refreshing. One of the cutest and easiest baby shower ideas out there!
One of the best things about any kind of shower party (baby, wedding, engagement) is the food and the drinks! Let’s be honest, at baby showers they’re the only thing to look forward to besides silly games, and endless onesies. A fantastic way to showcase your party theme is at the food table. For example, one of my favorite drinks to make is to do a special baby shower punch. This particular blue punch recipe with sherbet uses Kool-Aid, Ginger Ale, grape juice, and sherbet.
The blue baby shower punch with sherbet has a frothy, almost bubble-bath consistency on top , which looks great with… what else rubber duckies! The ducks float on top of the punch, showcasing a cute bubble bath scene. This blue sherbet punch is always a huge hit, and maneuvering around the ducks to get to the sherbet and punch is never an issue. However, it can certainly be made without sherbet if you choose.
With this baby shower punch the blue water symbolizes the bath, not baby’s gender. If you’re doing a girly theme, you could use pink ducks instead of the usual yellow.
How Can I Make the Punch Pink?
However, if you would like go all out and make the drink itself pink, you could use another Kool-Aid flavor like pink lemonade. I would just try the Kool-Aid with the sherbet first to make sure you like the flavor combination. You may also like this pink punch recipe.
What Other Sherbet Flavors Can I Use?
Furthermore, you can definitely switch up the sherbet flavors in this blue sherbet punch if you aren’t a fan of pineapple! Lemon sherbet also works great, or you could even use vanilla ice cream. Yum! I used Blue Kool-Aid, but if you can’t find it, you can also use Blue Hawaiian Punch. If you do this, you can stick to the original recipe but remember to omit the sugar, as Hawaiian Punch contains sugar and Kool-Aid does not.
What Kind of Rubber Ducks Should I Buy?
The last step is to add the rubber ducks! Just a note on this: you DO need rubber ducks that float. The whole effect is lost if your ducks sink to the bottom. I know for a fact that these ducks do float and are the perfect size. You can even buy extra, to use for decoration around the punch bowl if you’d like.
Baby Shower Punch Recipe
First,there’s a few things to remember before we start making our baby shower punch To start, make sure your ginger ale and grape juice are chilled (overnight is fine). Also,remove the sherbet from the freezer about ½ hour before serving the punch. This will soften the sherbet and make it easier to scoop into the punch.
When you’re ready to assemble the punch, grab your serving bowl, and combine the Kool-Aid packet, sugar, and chilled juice. Stir it all up until it’s combined. The next step is to slowly add the ginger ale – it will fizz, be careful you don’t overflow your bowl. You also don’t want to stir out all the bubbles! Then, you’ll float about 8-10 scoops of softened sherbet on top. You can spread the sherbet a little so it covers the top. However, remember as it sits in the punch, the sherbet will melt and spread on its own.
This rubber ducky punch is a great addition to a baby shower, or even a child’s birthday party! It’s perfect for Moms and Kids because there is no alcohol involved. This blue drink is also mom/kid friendly. If you’re looking for a blue cocktail the Blue Hawaiian is my all time fave! Pregnancy cravings? You’ve got to try my blue moon ice cream! Overall it is great fun, and the cleanup is easy, too. Serve this alongside other baby shower foods like chicken salad bites, seasonal fruit, themed cookies, or fresh veggies and fruit.
- In a large punch bowl combine Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool Aid, sugar, and juice. Stir util sugar is dissolved.
- Slowly pour in ginger ale.
- Top with scoops of pineapple sherbet and rubber duckies.
Blue Baby Shower Punch Adapted via Tidy Mom
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What do you think of this blue party punch?