This post is sponsored by Basic Invites, and any opinions or reviews expressed are my own.
If you didn’t already know already I’ll take any excuse to make a cocktail and throw a party. So, when Basic Invites asked me if I would be interested in writing a post about their graduation announcements I had the perfect event in mind. I’m sure I’m not the only one with an upcoming graduation in my future, and what better way to celebrate getting my first born through Kindergarten alive then a party! Basic Invites has so many graduation party invitations, there’s really something for everyone even my kinder-grad. You can customize you invites with their almost unlimited color options including over forty different colored envelopes. I love that I was able to order samples of my customized invites so I could see how they look printed with my photos, color and paper choices. If you’re also looking for invitations for an upcoming graduation Basic Invites is offering 15% off your order right now with the coupon code: 15FF51.
I figure celebrating making it through kindergarten is as much for the parents as it is for the kindergartener, it can be a pretty steep learning curve for everyone involved. A champagne cocktail is my go-to, it’s easy, delicious and what better way is there to celebrate. Since a mocktail, (or as we call them in my house cocky-tails) was also in order I based both drinks on a Shirley Temple. The champagne cocktail is an elevated version that draws inspiration from the flavors, while the mocktail uses higher quality ingredients to create an alcohol free drink both kids and adult will enjoy.
Shirleys All Grown up
3 oz. Champagne
.25 oz. Cointreau
.25 oz. Luxardo Liqueur
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Place the cherry in the bottom of a champagne flute, add cointreau and Luxardo to the bottom of the glass. Pour Champagne over the top until glass is full, enjoy!
Shirley Temple Black
3 oz. Ginger beer
This is easy. Rim plastic stemless Champagne flute with sprinkles. Pour as much or as little Grenadine syrup as your comfortable with into the bottom of the glass, squeeze a bit of lime juice on top and fill with chilled Ginger beer.