‘Celebrate with 8’ Drinks & Snacks By The Pool

Summer is here and that means lots of time by the water.
From nibbles and lemonade to apps and margaritas it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ Drinks & Snack to enjoy by the pool.

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In the afternoon you can have some Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Soulfully Made.  Nice way to cool off when you’re cooling off.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Soulfully Made | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Homemade lemonade, there is nothing like it! Confessions of an Overworked Mom show you How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink.  Ready for Summer!

How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink from Confessions of an Overworked Mom | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

No pool party is complete without snacks!  Try the Ham It Up Cheese Ball.  Make ahead to get all the flavors to meld so all you have to do is take it and add crackers.  Get your snack on!

Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Love peaches?  Indulge with this Frozen Peach Margarita from Family Around the Table.  Frosty, freezy, freeze and fruity delicious.

Frozen Peach Margaritas from Family Around the Table | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Make your pool experience into a spa experience with this Spiked Spa Water from Simple and Savory.  A light and refreshing cocktail to relax and sip while poolside.

Spike Spa Water from Simple and Savory | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Time for another snack break!  Cordon Bleu Appetizers from Family Around the Table takes the classic casserole and makes it into an appetizer.  Delicious!

Cordon Bleu Appetizers from Family Around the Table | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Have lots of watermelon on hand?  I know we do.  Will have to make this perfect for the pool Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.

Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Another appetizer because poolside is for finger food.  Have my Ham and Salami Roll-ups ready in the fridge to bring out when a snack attack hits.

Ham & Salami Rollup from Bottom left of the Mitten

Grab a bathing suit. Slather on the sunscreen. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day

Fruity & slushy.  A perfect treat after a long day. 
If you’re sitting on a beach or at home it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day!

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Even though it is going to be 70 degrees day in Michigan, we are actually still in Winter.  Try this Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife because you know a cool down is on its way.

Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is it a Mojito?  Is it a Margarita?  Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is combines the best of both worlds.

 Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Journals are all the rage right now.  If you have one mark this day with Margarita love with this Margarita Paper Clip from Nonie’s Custom Creation, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Margarita Paper Clip from Nonies Custom Creation | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula has a rimmed edge of salt and chili powder.  What a lovely spicy combination.

Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Speaking of spicy try this Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie.  AS funky as it is fresh.

Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Let your Margarita loving friend know your thinking about them with this When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press.  You will also be supporting a Michigan based business.

When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot will take you to the carnival even in the middle of Winter.

Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
What’s better than drinking a Margarita?  How about having your house smell like one?  The Burning Mitten will have your house smelling sweet with this Margarita  Candle.

The Burning Mitten Margarita Candle | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Stock up on the ice.  Get out your flip flops.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Cinco De Mayo

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String up the Lights. Queue the Mariachi Music.
Let the Fiesta begin and ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Cinco De Mayo!

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Let’s start out with some history.  Here are 15 Facts You Need to Know About Cinco De Mayo from My Heart of Mexico.

15 Facts About Cinco De Mayo
Add some heat to your morning with these Huevos Rancheros from Pip & Ebby.  Now that’s a ‘Wake up call’.

Huevos Rancheros
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps from Spend With Pennies is perfectly sweet & crunchy.

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Nonie’s Custom Creations, a Michigan Based Etsy shop, has these adorable Margarita Paper Clips to keep your party invites organized.

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Well Plated by Erin has an appetizer that is sure to please your party goers, Spicy Shrimp Guacamole Bites.  Bite sized tortilla chips are the perfect vehicle for these spicy treats.

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My husband LOVES these Smothered Beef Barbacoa Chimichangas from The Chunky Chef. Tender meat, crispy tortillas smothered with cheese sauce. It’s the perfect combination.

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How Sweet It Is asks the question, ‘Why have a regular margarita when you can have a Fresh Strawberry Coconut Margarita?’ This is next level right here.

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For dessert treat yourself to this Caramel Macchiato Tres Leches Cake from ABC’s & Garden Peas. I won’t spill the secret ingredient.

Tres Leches Cake
Pour a nice cold beverage to cool your tongue after a spicy meal. Celebrate.

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