When I made Strawberry Mint Margaritas for my sister Sarah’s birthday party (see post here) my niece Mackenzie really wanted a kid version. We ended up making her one and then started plotting about what we could make together for me to blog about. We decided on a Blackberry Lemon Slush (which I’ll blog about next), but we needed a fun garnish. Inspired by Mackie’s love of all things sugar (especially rock candy), we decided to not only rim our glasses with sugar, but to make Sugar Party Straws. The project is so easy and really adds a special touch that all kids are bound to get a kick out of—adults too.
With it being July 4th weekend, we went with a variety of red, white and blue party straws, but really this project can be for any party. Just buy straws that match your party theme.
- Paper party straws
- Agave syrup or honey
- White sugar sprinkles (or try colors or even shapes)
- Cotton fabric strips or ribbon (optional)
- Make sure you wash your hands. We used our fingers to rub on the agave syrup, but you could also use a brush. Take a straw and rub on agave syrup (or honey) to one end of your straw. We did about 1 to 1.5 inches of the top of our straw.
- Dip straw in sprinkles and then place in jar or cup to dry.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all your straws.
- Once you have your sugar straws, tie on ribbon or fabric strip for a flag. We used a variety of ripped cotton strips about 1/4″ wide. To tie on, fold your fabric or ribbon in half and then wrap the loose ends around the straw and through the folded loop. Pull ends until tight. This type of knot (sorry I don’t know what it’s called) will allow your fabric or ribbon to ‘fly’ like a flag.
Up next, the Blackberry Lemon Slush we filled each glass with! Or try one of our other drink recipes like Strawberry Mint Margaritas.