One of my favorite elements of the party--and something I made up myself, and have never seen anywhere else--was the submersible lighting I added to the punch to give the drinks a twinkling, magical effect. It worked spectacularly, and was quite a hit of the party!
It's incredibly easy to get this effect. I simply used AquaBrites waterproof floral lights. They're designed for florists to put them in glass-vased flower arrangements to add light and flash.
The bubbles in the punch made some of the lights float for a while, but if you want them to be suspended at different levels all night long, hang the lights on mono-filament. There's a handy little place where you can tie the string, as you can see in the image above.
Fairy party? Definitely. But how about on a steady glow in a green punch for Halloween?? I'm already planning on using them in an icy blue colored Glacial Punch for a Winter Wonderland birthday I'm working on. The possibilities are endless!
One note--I would only put these in an enclosed punch dispenser with a spigot, like the ones pictured above, not a punch bowl or pitcher. The kids loved the lights a little too much, and there was one three year old at the party who was sorely disappointed that the glow didn't dispense into her cup. With a punch ladle, I think you'd likely lose your AquaBrites, and they could be a choking hazard.
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