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Paleo birthday party drinks

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Created December 20, 2011 at 4:33 PM

So I've seen posts about food for a birthday party but not about drinks for a party. We are new to paleo, though we've lived low carb for awhile. My son is going to be 1 in January and we are planning a lunch party for him. Everyone else at the party will not be paleo. Here is what we are having:

Italian beef BBQ chicken with paleo BBQ sauce Rolls- for the non paleo-ites A bag of chips- again for non paleo-ites Paleo potato salad Veggie tray

Then we decided we did want to offer cake. But there will be two kinds of gluten free cupcakes (homemade) with veggies snuck in: carrot cake and zucchini chocolate. Cream cheese frosting. So that's not paleo but better than conventional cake.

But I have no idea what to offer to drink! Besides water of course. I don't want to be left with a bunch of soda pop afterward (waste of $ and too tempting for husband). What ideas do you have for people to drink at this party? My one year old and husband and I will have water and tea but the others will expect something more. Help!?

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on December 21, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Chai with coconut milk is great! What about paleo-coladas or other smoothies?

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on December 20, 2011
at 07:54 PM

I'd drink that!

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on December 20, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Homemade lemonade still has a lot less sugar than any commercial "juice" drink. You can get sweetness from whatever fruit you add, and add some honey. And as Anna said, you can also use stevia, since the lemon would mask any aftertaste. I'd probably use all 3 in combination.

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on December 20, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Yeah, I assumed that since the question was about a paleo (or more paleo) friendly beverages that you could make a natural lightly-sweetened version. I wasn't recommending ContryTime.

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on December 20, 2011
at 06:10 PM

Maybe add stevia not sugar?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 20, 2011
at 06:10 PM

You might be surprised. I was.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:48 PM

there's lots of different versions so I'm sure they'd like one of them! :)

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Look at the selection in your grocery story. The brand that always comes to mind for me in LaCroix.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:33 PM

This made me laugh! Thanks!

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Think little kids would drink this? I've never had it so I don't know! Sounds good!

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Lemonade as I know it has lots of sugar in it? So you know a healthier way to make it?

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Juice boxes might work. But I'm pretty sure that most of the kids will choose it over water. Sad.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Where would I find flavored seltzer water? This sounds good!

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:18 PM

How old is your son?

Over 21: Hard cider

Under 21: Hard cider

Under 21 and cops around: Martinelli's cider

Edit: I see he's going to be 1. Answer still stands.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:33 PM

This made me laugh! Thanks!

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Lemonade! Our favorite gastro-pub makes homemade lemonade and serves it plain or with muddled seasonal fruit (right now it's cranberries). It's staggeringly popular with adults and kids alike.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 20, 2011
at 06:10 PM

Maybe add stevia not sugar?

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on December 20, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Yeah, I assumed that since the question was about a paleo (or more paleo) friendly beverages that you could make a natural lightly-sweetened version. I wasn't recommending ContryTime.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on December 20, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Homemade lemonade still has a lot less sugar than any commercial "juice" drink. You can get sweetness from whatever fruit you add, and add some honey. And as Anna said, you can also use stevia, since the lemon would mask any aftertaste. I'd probably use all 3 in combination.

E1fe1d569c4bceff7ff7d5355554c8fc

(45)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Lemonade as I know it has lots of sugar in it? So you know a healthier way to make it?

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on December 20, 2011
at 08:22 PM

Some kid party drinks that I make are:

~sparkling water with fresh lemon or lime and stevia

~ sparkling water with vanilla extract stevia (I get Talking Rain sparkling water, but there are plenty of glass bottle options)

~ iced mint tea

~ Roobois chai(I'm partial to the Ecoteas blend) mixed with milk of your choice (coconut milk is delicious) and stevia sweetened to taste

~ hot carob (we have chocolate allergies): milk of choice with powdered toasted carob, vanilla extract and stevia

4de8f1be3ed89b2b0de3463349fb1737

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on December 21, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Chai with coconut milk is great! What about paleo-coladas or other smoothies?

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on December 20, 2011
at 06:58 PM

What about pitchers of water that are dressed up a little bit? Throw in some slices of orange and lime, maybe some cherries? It'll look fun and colorful, but it's still just water. Trick 'em into it. :)

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on December 20, 2011
at 07:54 PM

I'd drink that!

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:58 PM

E1fe1d569c4bceff7ff7d5355554c8fc

(45)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Think little kids would drink this? I've never had it so I don't know! Sounds good!

Medium avatar

(2301)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:48 PM

there's lots of different versions so I'm sure they'd like one of them! :)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:48 PM

At my grand-daughter's birthday party we offered juice boxes for the kids along with bottled water- the majority of kids chose the water. Happily more kids are being raised to opt for water rather than juice these days.

E1fe1d569c4bceff7ff7d5355554c8fc

(45)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Juice boxes might work. But I'm pretty sure that most of the kids will choose it over water. Sad.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 20, 2011
at 06:10 PM

You might be surprised. I was.

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:45 PM

Coffee, iced tea, and seltzer water (including the flavored type). If you're worried about left over soda, you can buy cans instead of 2-liter jugs and offer any left to anyone who wants to take them home. You can also just "underestimate" the amount of soda you need and conveniently run out.

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

(13635)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Look at the selection in your grocery story. The brand that always comes to mind for me in LaCroix.

E1fe1d569c4bceff7ff7d5355554c8fc

(45)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Where would I find flavored seltzer water? This sounds good!

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