Mimosas, fruit pops, and pudding… oh my!

Last month my cousin came to visit. On the side she sells a certain clothing line that is so soft and comfortable (that shall remain nameless, but rhymes with Blue Duh Toe.) I decided that when she came to visit and sold her merch that I’d have a mimosa bar and pastries for my guests. Why not get some fun mamas a few drinks while shopping!? Sounds like a great time! And it was!!

If you like the mimosa bar sign, click the link below and print! I cut it out and put it in a 5×7 frame that I got from The Dollar Store.

Mimosa bar sign

The kiddos and I set out to come up with a project that we could do together while using up the juice (I’ll put the champagne to use later in the summer, I’m sure!) We settled on different colored fruit pops.

We filled 1/3 of the popsicle container (which can be found at Wal-Mart or The Dollar Store) with pineapple juice and a few cut up strawberries (which we picked from my garden that morning.) Then we waited patiently while we let it freeze. A few hours later we added some grapefruit juice with blueberries and let it freeze. Followed by Cran-Apple juice and raspberries, put the little tops on and then (you guessed it!) let it freeze. Ta Da! Semi-healthy fruit popsicles. And the possibilities for combinations are endless!

Fast forward three weeks. I have an end of the year work party and need to take a dish to share. I enjoy a good dessert and thought about Banana Pudding. To me summer just isn’t summer without Banana Pudding. This year I decided to try a new recipe and found this delicious recipe.

The interesting thing is that it calls for a 5 oz. box of pudding. The only pudding I could find was 3.4 oz. box, so I had to make two boxes. Not a big deal because now I have left over pudding! Hmm… what to do, what to do!?! I know, pudding pops! I LOVED them as a child and I don’t think that they sell them anymore, but if I’m wrong- please let me know! Now my kiddos can enjoy this cool treat too!

All you do is spoon the pudding into the containers and let them freeze. To get both kinds of popsicles out of their containers just let them sit out for a little bit, or if your slightly impatient (like we are on a hot day) run them under some warm water and they’ll slide right out.

Have any great popsicle or mimosa ideas? I’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!

Enjoy the moment!