It is very nearly the season for goodwill and festive cheer and most of us will no doubt be attending get togethers with friends and family over the next few months. I started early this weekend with a party ..well a weekend break that my family have every year. It started about 12 years ago when my rather large family realised that we weren’t all going to be able to be together physically every Christmas, so we began a fake Christmas in November.
Yes, we are a little strange. It started off fairly small in my eldest sisters home and since then a wave of babies and additional husbands and wives have meant we had to move into a larger space. We now stay at a collection of cottages in Llandovery together instead, we have a buffet party night and an actual Christmas dinner in a local restaurant followed by the usual family games and fun. The area we stay in is quiet and picturesque and invokes a festive, family feel from the moment you arrive..it is not so quiet once we arrive but luckily there is nobody else around for miles..
This year the party was full of noise and warmth as always, with the typical family teasing and everybody talking over one another. Feel Good drinks sent us a hamper of products to help us enjoy the party and they went down really well. The hamper included a selection of their drinks, a cocktail ( or mocktail ) making kit, some photo booth style props and a stack of cards on which friends and family could write down what they had felt good about in the last year. I liked the idea of writing down what you felt good about, its always nice to remember good times and sometimes especially if you having a difficult time this can be just what you need to remember there is always something good to think about. Whether its your last holiday or a job promotion or to go even simpler the smile on your childs face as they realise the Santa they were a little scared of that has just walked into the room is in fact.. Grandpa.
Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day
The photo booth props were popular with both my daughters and my nieces and nephews and it kept them busy for quite some time which is always a bonus. We also added some festive bits.. well it was fake Christmas Day after all…
As with most parties, the food and drink is always the best part..well in my opinion anyway. This year we had enough food to feed a small army and a massive selection of drinks from Mulled Wine and Bucks Fizz to these delicious soft drinks from Feel Good. My favourite was the Cranberry, Lime and Water but the overall winner with everyone else was the Apple,Elderflower and Water.
All Feel Good drinks are made from a pure blend of fruit and water which means you can ACTUALLY feel good about drinking them. So many soft drinks claim to be healthy or low in sugar but not many are completely natural as all of the Feel Good drinks are. Often at parties or events if you are drinking alcohol you can really feel you are missing out so these make the perfect addition to your gathering, whether you avoid alcohol, are driving or cannot drink due to a health reason it is nice and also considerate to your guests to have an option other than orange juice or cola.
Why not spread some feel goodness at your festive parties? Stockists include Sainsburys.
Oh AND you can actually make cocktails with these too.. which possibly takes away from the healthy aspect but the Cranberry and Lime combined with Disaronno and ice is SO good.
*Thanks to Feel Good Drinks for inviting me to host my Feel Good party, I was compensated for my time.