May Day Mocktails
One of my neighbors growing up had a big, beautiful plant just outside their front door. It was a hanging plant held in place with ornate macrame. After ringing the doorbell, I waited for my friend and realized it spun. So, I began spinning and twirling. Spinning and twirling and waiting and twirling and waiting. And twirling some more. (I would like to point out here that I was about eight…)
The plant crashed to the porch and I ran for my life.
(Missy, if you’re reading this, it was me.)
This is what not do on May Day. Do not leave a dead plant at your neighbor’s door and run. Leave something sweet, ring the doorbell and run, it’s May Day! This was a tradition where I grew up, and I remember making May baskets full of candy, popcorn and flowers. May Day celebrates the halfway point between spring and summer and wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate this again! And to update the tradition, I’ve decided to surprise friends with May Day Mocktail mixings.
I found this Elderflower & Rose Lemonade at World Market. You can find fun lemonades, or fresh squeezed juices almost anywhere. Throw in some sweets, I included Twizzlers, Jelly Beans and fresh strawberries for a garnish. The May Basket tradition usually includes flowers so I included a pretty pink potted plant in this basket to match. Add a compliment card (these are from Bando) and surprise a friend with this treat to brighten their day.
Bringing back this old tradition is a great way to spread smiles. And someone you know may need it. ?
I paired the Cucumber & Mint Lemonade (also found at World Market) with Twizzlers, Jelly Beans, a fresh cucumber for garnish and a mint colored succulent to match.
(If they’re cocktail drinkers, they can always spike their lemonade with vodka.)
Happy May Day!
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Keep your head, heels and standards high and your home a happy one.