July 25, 2014
Class up your next party with classy ice cubes. No kidding: these trays will have your guests ooooohing and aaaaahhhing over more than just the mixed drinks you’re serving.
For the gentlemen who enjoy their whiskey (or Dr. Pepper, or root beer) on the rocks, the Whiskey Barrel Ice Mold will do just the trick. Because it’s just one piece of ice, it won’t dilute the drink as quickly as multiple cubes or crushed ice would.
For a great Watermelon julep, you’ll need: 1/4 ripe watermelon, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 3 sprigs of rosemary, and 2 oz. Grey Goose vodka. Directions: smash watermelon till it turns to juice. Pick out seeds. Muddle 2 sprigs of rosemary with syrup. Add 3 oz. juice and 2 oz. vodka and shake with ice. Strain, and garnish with sprig of rosemary.
For the punk rock party (maybe your evening’s theme, or maybe you’re just making your teenager’s bash that much cooler), stick with the Spiked! Ice Tray. Each silicone rubber tray makes 14 spikes, so stock up on trays before your party to keep the spikes coming!
Finally, for the guest who can’t decide between the above options, shower them (not literally) with Ice Spheres instead of cubes! Believe it or not, spheres of ice are more efficient than cubes. Spherical ice takes longer to melt and keeps your beverage colder for longer periods of time, so drink up without worrying about getting watered down.
If you can’t decide, consider trying all these great ice shapes by mixing them together in your ice bucket. Your guests will be charmed when they discover jewel ice, spikes, or spheres in their drinks, whatever those drinks may be.
July 24, 2014
Since its inception in 1938, Scrabble has been more than just a spelling game. It’s a game of wit, knowledge, strategy, and probability. In the USA and Canada, the game is produced by Hasbro, Inc. In the rest of the world, Scrabble is manufactured by Mattel. Do you have a Scrabble player in your life? The game is still so popular, even more than 75 years later, that it’s likely you know someone who plays Scrabble. Maybe it’s you!
If you need a classic board game for someone’s birthday, housewarming, or gift-giving holiday, Scrabble is always a great choice. On the flip side, if you’re trying to find a perfect gift for someone who’s already a member of the North American Scrabble® Players Association, I’ve got just the thing(s!) for you.
Scrabble Coasters are always a good bet; players can often spend a long time in front of the board, and the table underneath may suffer when drinks are left alone for too long.
If you’re like me, you may stand in front of the open fridge for just a wee bit too long looking for that perfect midnight snack; with these neat Scrabble Tile Fridge Magnets, you can stand in front of the closed fridge for too long, too. They’ll look perfect next to your Magnetic Poetry set!
Since the now defunct National Scrabble® Association announced their closing one year ago in July, plenty of players have been “Scrabbling over Scrabble” and it seems almost as though the discontent has made players even more loyal to their favorite game. Give the Scrabble Tile Mug to the Scrabble player in your life, and you both can reminisce about the good old days over hot mugs of coffee or hot chocolate.
Pull out your Scrabble board and dust off your dictionary; it’s time for spelling, strategy, and fun!
July 15, 2014
Ah, the ocean. What a beautiful sight, especially on a warm summer evening watching the sun set over the horizon, right? Well, there are dangers that lurk under the waves, and if you’d rather not set foot in the danger zone, think about these fun icy alternatives instead.
When was the last time you were on a cruise? Hopefully it was the cruise of a lifetime, but not, y’know, the cruise of a lifetime… if you know what I mean. In honor of our fallen lady the RMS Titanic, raise a glass with these Gin & Titonic ice cubes in it! (Afterward, throw yourself a line with a couple Drinksavers ice cubes, too.)
Want to liven up the party a little without actually getting into a shark cage? (I don’t want to get into a shark cage either!) The Shark Fin Ice Tray produces five fins that rise above the top of your drink in order to scare your guests.
If you want to go all out, try the Shark Ice Tray 3D. With this sucker, you’ll only need one ice cube all night! Or, put a few in the punch bowl to add some flair.
In the depths of the ocean lives the infamous Kraken, ready to pull unwary ships and sailors down to their untimely deaths. Fortunately, I’ve got the Coolamari Octopus Ice Tray, so I don’t need to see any squid—giant or otherwise—except in a tank at the nearest aquarium (safe behind tons of glass!).
Or, if you just want to get away from the ocean for a while and relax by the nearest pond (or if you have children at your party who would be less-than-excited about shark fins or octopi in their drinks), the Cold Fish Ice Cube Tray is right up your alley. There’s nothing scary about these icy goldfish, and they don’t sport extra “arms” to drag you under when you’re not looking.
Okay! I’ve given you all the fishcicle ice trays I can find. Do any of you have ice moulds or trays for special occasions? I’m really tempted to get some Cold Fish goldfish for myself.