Mocktail Bar for Kids

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I recently got offered the chance to take part in Robinsons Enjoy more Water challenge. As a mum of two I know how hard it can be to get children to drink enough water, especially in the Summer holidays when the weather is warmer and they are so busy playing. They can easily become dehydrated.

To start us of in the challenge, Robinsons sent us a set of six Squash’d flavours to try and a sticker chart to keep track of how much we were drinking.

At first the novelty of squeezing the shot of squash into their glass of water and trying all the flavours was enough to get them drinking. They also loved the sticker chart, my eldest being at school is well into reward charts and my youngest just loves stickers!
However the novelty factor soon wore off and their water drinking dwindled again.
This is when we decided to make a ‘Mocktail bar’.
It was easy to set up and would be great at a summer birthday or Barbeque.

First we wanted to create a chalkboard Mocktail menu – we didn’t have one at home, so we used an old frame and some chalkboard effect fablon to make the menu.

Then we chose three of our favourite flavours and gave them Mocktail names. Lemon and Lime twist, Orange and Peach punch and Summer fruits blast.

We bought some curly plastic straws, cocktail stirrers and paper umbrellas from poundland to decorate our Mocktails.

I cut up some lemon slices, strawberries and kiwi to either go on the glasses or in to make a punch.

Finally add in a large jug of water and the Squash’d bottles or a jug of squash’d premade up and the Mocktail bar was complete!

I must say that this was a big hit with my boys, basically adding some fun accessories made them feel special and they enjoyed choosing what colour cup and straw to have and which flavour Mocktail to choose. I will definitely be setting this up again over the summer at family get together’s as I’m sure all the kids will want to make one.

This post is an entry for Britmums #EnjoyMoreWater challenge, sponsored by Robinsons

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