Happy Friday everyone!
The season of outdoor parties and general merriment is upon us! The sun is shining and I’m eager to host some friends in this new house of ours. Of course, with little kids, such parties tend to look slightly different than they may have in years passed.
Gone are the kegs and overall rowdiness and in comes mixed drinks, light beer and juice boxes.
Thinking about entertaining the littles got me reminiscing about one of my favorite childhood treats – cotton candy (or Candy Floss as we call it over the pond!). As an adult, you may feel silly indulging in a big bag of cotton candy (not to mention your hips won’t thank you for all the sugar) but there is a fun adult way to enjoy this pink, sugary treat.
There’s something so whimsical and fun about this grown up version!
With spring and summer also come weddings and girlie brunches. Don’t you think this pretty cocktail would be perfect at any such event?
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I made the cotton candy fresh right before I took these photos! Isn’t that fun? I didn’t even know making homemade cotton candy was so easy!
Wayfair provided me with a fun little machine that did the trick nicely. You just heat it up, pour in the flossing sugar and it makes these beautiful wispy pieces of cotton candy!
My favorite part is when you push those fluffy sugar pillows down into your drink and it all fizzes and turns a beautiful blush color…
My champagne cocktail consist of Champagne (or Prosecco) and a shot of Limencello, topped with strawberry flavored floss. It’s fresh and sweet – perfect for a spring or summer gathering.
And wouldn’t these just look amazing as a signature cocktail at a wedding? Or a fun way to serve adults at a kid’s birthday party, even!
Looking to whip up your own fresh cotton candy for a delicious cocktail or just because? Wayfair has everything you need and more! You can check our their full selection of Cotton Candy Machines here. Don’t forget to get the flossing sugar, too!