The 10 Absolute Best Cocktails For Summer

The 10 Absolute Best Cocktails For Summer

Summer cocktails aren’t only fun for you–they’re perfect for any parties or events you’re looking forward to this summer. However, with the seemingly endless amount of delicious cocktail recipes out there, many people find themselves stuck on which drinks are the best for their fun summertime celebrations.

If you find yourself in this tricky spot, worry no more. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of the ten best cocktails to enjoy this summer and how to make them for you and your guests. Let’s dive in!

1. Moscow Mule

If you’re planning a summer full of family celebrations, this easy-to-make but tasty drink should be at the top of your menu. All it takes is three simple ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime.

Collect two ounces of vodka, ½ ounces of fresh lime juice, and three ounces of cold ginger beer to make this classic drink. Combine the vodka and the lime juice in a traditional cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for about 15 seconds. Strain the drink and pour it into a copper mug filled with ice, topping it with ginger beer and a lime garnish. Delicious!

2. Mai Tai

While some Mai Tai recipes differ, this is all the more reason to experiment this summer and find the best recipe for your tastes! There’s nothing quite like a fresh Mai Tai to make you feel like you’re vacationing on a beautiful island.

To make one of our favorite Mai Tai recipes, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 3 fluid ounces of pineapple juice
  • 2 fluid ounces of orange juice
  • 1.5 fluid ounce of jigger spiced rum
  • 1.5 fluid ounce of jigger coconut-flavored rum
  • 1 teaspoon of grenadine syrup

Craft the drink by filling your cocktail shaker with ice and adding all ingredients to the shaker. Next, you can shake vigorously for about 15 seconds and strain the drink into a glass of ice–it’s that easy!

3. Red Sangria

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a sweet cocktail jam-packed with delicious fruit. This recipe uses several ingredients, but once you’ve mastered the sangria, you’ll be happy you went through the effort. To make our favorite red sangria for your summertime holiday parties, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Two bottles of red Spanish table wine
  • 1 cup of brandy
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup of pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup of simple syrup (more to taste)
  • Orange slices
  • Apple slices
  • Blackberries
  • Pomegranate seeds

Mix all these ingredients together and place in a tightly-sealed pitcher for 24 hours before serving.

4. Coconut Margarita

Beyond the classic Pina Colada (which we’ll get to shortly), why not mix things up this summer with a unique, flavorful coconut margarita?

While it’s more complex than traditional summer drinks, a coconut margarita will surely please guests at a holiday party or family celebration. To make this drink, collect the following:

  • 3 ounces of cream of coconut
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • Optional garnishes: honey, toasted coconut, and an additional lime slice

Pour the cream of coconut, tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice into a shaker with ice and mix for 15-30 seconds. Strain the margarita into a glass, garnished with a honey and coconut rim if desired.

5. Paloma

Making a Paloma is relatively easy, meaning you’ll have this recipe down quickly. To make our favorite Paloma recipe, you’ll need 2 ounces of tequila blanco, ½ ounces of fresh lime juice, 2 ounces of grapefruit juice, ½ ounce of simple syrup, and 1 ounce of water.

Add the ingredients to a partially ice-filled glass to make a Paloma. Mix everything until combined. To garnish, consider running a slice of grapefruit around the rim of your glass and dipping the rim into sea salt before you make the drink.

6. Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry daiquiris are universally loved for their sweet, delicious, refreshing taste, and there’s no doubt that these drinks are best enjoyed in the summer when you’re looking for a drink to rest from the sun. You’ll need the following:

  • 4 ounces of strawberries, frozen
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • ⅛ cup of lime juice
  • ¾ cup of rum
  • ¼ cup of a lemon-lime flavored carbonated drink
  • 6 cups of ice, more as needed

Blend the frozen strawberries. Add the sugar, lemon, and lime juice. Next, pour in the rum and carbonated drink. Add ice and blend until smooth.

7. Tequila Sunrise

A tequila sunrise is perfect for sipping on as you relax surrounded by the people you love. Our favorite tequila sunrise recipe requires the following ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces of tequila
  • ¾ cup of orange juice
  • ¾ ounce of grenadine syrup
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the tequila and juice into a glass filled with ice. Mix together, then carefully pour in the grenadine and allow it to settle. Garnish your drink if desired.

8. Pina Colada

If you’re all about coconut-flavored drinks, then a pina colada should be at the top of your list this summer. To make our favorite simple pina colada, gather the following ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of white rum
  • 6 ounces of cream of coconut
  • 6 ounces of pineapple juice
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 4 cups of ice
  • Optional: 4 ounces of golden or añejo rum and pineapple leaves or wedges to garnish

Place the ice, white rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice and chunks in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the drink into glasses and top with the additional garnishes if desired.

9. Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island iced teas are perfect for all your parties and fun celebrations. Making a Long Island iced tea requires ¾ ounces of the following liqueurs: vodka, white rum, silver tequila, gin, and triple sec. You will also need ¾ ounces of lemon juice and simple syrup, with cola to top it off.

Add all the ingredients besides the cola to a glass filled with ice to make this drink. Top the drink with cola and stir it together briefly. If desired, you can garnish your tea with a slice of lemon.

10. Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon is one of the most popular summer fruits, meaning tasty drinks abound. Making a mouth-watering frozen watermelon margarita is the perfect way to say hello to summer. To master this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of Cointreau liqueur or triple sec
  • 1 ½ cups of ice

Place the cubed watermelon on a cookie sheet in the freezer to make this drink. When frozen, place the watermelon and other ingredients into a blender or food processor, pureeing until smooth.

Fill Your Catering Needs With Kpacho

Catering for your summer events with Kpacho is the best way to keep your party lively and guests happy. Whether you’re looking to stop by our restaurants for a delicious meal, ordering takeout, or looking for quality catering, Kpacho has you covered. 

12 Best Mexican Party Drink Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

12 Best Mexican Party Drink Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching, and for many people, that means it’s time to plan for a fantastic holiday party with all of your friends and family! While you might have some excellent party-planning skills, there’s one thing many people don’t account for when planning their Cinco de Mayo celebrations: the drinks.

Having the best holiday parties means having the best food and drink to guarantee a fun time. If you want to spice up your Cinco de Mayo party and master throwing the best family celebrations, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 12 best Mexican-party drink ideas to kick your Cinco de Mayo celebration up a notch this year.

1. The Traditional Margarita

Families and friends will rejoice at the sight of a tasty margarita when they arrive at your Cinco de Mayo celebration. While you can add any number of twists to make your margarita sweeter or spicier, you can also stick to the traditional version: a salted rim, tasty tequila, lime, agave nectar, sea salt, and Cointreau are all you need to whip up this drink for your adult friends.

Bottom line: there’s no going wrong with a margarita, no matter what you’re celebrating. Why not take things to the next level and add a margarita bar?

2. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Cinco de Mayo celebrations should be fun and festive for everyone in the family, whether or not they drink alcoholic beverages. Along with putting a spin on some classic recipes by finding a non-alcoholic version, offer classic, tasty drinks like Mexican hot chocolate.

While it might be warm in May, that shouldn’t stop you from offering this rich drink with a kick. Full of bold, mouth-watering flavors with a bit of spice to shock your tastebuds, there’s no doubt that Mexican hot chocolate will be a hit at all of your family celebrations.

3. The Paloma

If you want to shake things up with your cocktails, consider offering guests a classic Paloma. With grapefruit soda and tequila tossed together for a perfectly-balanced sweet and sour taste, the Polama is fast, easy to make, and pleasing to the tastebuds. If you’re considering catering for your celebration, ensure you have a Paloma on hand to tame your mouth after eating spicy food.

4. The Horchata

Nothing beats a classic horchata when it comes to Mexican drinks. Horchata is iconic for a reason: it’s downright delicious. Its sweet, creamy flavor with a touch of cinnamon compliments any dish. Made from agua fresca, ground rice, soaked almonds, and cinnamon, horchata can go with anything and are a perfect option to ensure a balance of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for your party. Like the Paloma, horchata can help soothe your palette if you struggle with spicier flavors. Bottom line? A horchata is pretty tough to resist.

5. The Michelada

If you prefer your drinks on the savory side, consider offering the Michelada at your Cinco de Mayo get-together. This unique cocktail is similar to a traditional Bloody Mary but differs in some fundamental ways. Combining Mexican beer, Clamato, spices, lime, hot sauce, and other sauces, the Michelada is packed with solid flavors suitable for anyone seeking a drink that stands out.

6. The Agua Fresca

This drink is far more than just your average fresh water–you can make the agua fresca with pretty much any fruit to create a mouth-watering fruit juice perfect for the hot weather. Choose multiple fruits to give your guests plenty of options when choosing their beverage. If you want to take things up a notch with some fresh fruits, sugar, and vodka, agua fresca is a must-have at any Cinco de Mayo gathering.

7. The Mezcalita

If you like oranges and spice, the mezcalita is right up your alley. This drink is a delicious, orange juice-based beverage with a slight bitterness, spice, and some alcohol for anyone looking to party with friends during Cinco de Mayo.

The mezcalita is jam-packed with complex flavors, and you test your spice tolerance by adding a few extra jalapeños into the mix. If you don’t mind your drinks matching the spice in your food, you might find your new favorite drink in this Mexican classic.

8. The Sangrita

Don’t mistake it for a sangria–the delicious Sangrita is well-deserving of its spot on our list, even if it’s not as well-known as the former. A Sangrita is a tasty cocktail with various citrus juices, Mexican spices, and tequila. Unlike sangria, which originated in Spain and is wine-based, a Sangrita is a Mexican cocktail that suits any Cinco de Mayo celebration. Its refreshing flavors make the Sangrita a must for your Cinco de Mayo get-together.

9. The Tepache

Tepache de Piña is a tasty, traditional craft beer made from pineapple peels, giving the drink its title of pineapple beer. Combined with sugar and various spices, the Tepache is a classic that should be a staple for any family gathering.

With pre-colonial roots, Tepache has been increasingly popular in recent years. With minimal alcohol content (typically about 2% ABV), Tepache is the perfect beverage to offer family and friends at your Cinco de Mayo party.

10. The Ponche

This drink is perfect for a festive occasion like Cinco de Mayo. The Ponche is a warm, comforting beverage that shouldn’t be reserved for winter celebrations. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the mouthwatering combination of brown sugar, apples, pears, prunes, cinnamon, raisins, and other flavorful ingredients packed into a cup of Ponche.

Not interested in serving hot beverages at your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Try putting Ponche on ice for a perfectly-chilled summer drink.

11. Mexican Coffee

You want to keep your Cinco de Mayo celebrations festive all day long, meaning that you and your guests will likely want a caffeine boost at some point during the festivities. Complete your Cinco de Mayo celebration with Mexican coffee and make an adult version by incorporating some tequila and Kahlua into your cup.

12. The Carajillo

Another delicious coffee-based drink you can serve on ice is the Carajillo or the “coffee cocktail.” The Carajillo is easy to make, only requiring espresso and Licor 43 on top of some ice for a summertime energy boost. If you and your guests prefer to drink your coffee hot, the Carajillo is equally delectable when warm.

Fulfill Your Catering Needs With Kpacho

Looking to plan your Cinco de Mayo celebration or holiday events with some delicious Mexican food from your favorite restaurants? Kpacho has you covered. We meet all your catering needs to ensure that your Cinco de Mayo festivities meet your standards. Our tasty food is perfect for catering or take-out for your next holiday party and will surely wow your guests.

Contact us to hire our catering services today, or visit our restaurant to find more tasty bites by checking out Kpacho today.

25 Best Mexican Party Food Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

25 Best Mexican Party Food Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

No Cinco de Mayo holiday party would be complete without some classic Mexican dishes. If you’re looking for some inspiration for food you could serve at your family celebrations, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are 25 of the best Mexican party foods that you could serve at your Cinco de Mayo party events.

1. Churros

At a celebration of Mexican culture, a good dessert is sure to make anyone happy. Churros are warm Mexican doughnuts dusted with cinnamon and sugar. K. Pacho serves Churr’o’s with cajeta and house-made chocolate dipping sauces for an experience you won’t forget!

2. Elote

Grilled corn is always a crowd favorite, but sometimes you’ve got to take things a step further. One dish, commonly referred to as “street corn” or Elote, involves coating grilled corn in mayo, cheese, and chili powder. Some even incorporate cotija cheese. You can then top them with anything you like, from cilantro and sour cream to lime or even garlic.

3. Beans and Rice

Black beans and rice is one of the most common Mexican side dishes out there and with good reason. Black beans and rice are not only good together, but they’re filling, low in fat, and rich in complex carbohydrates. One of the best parts is that they’re relatively easy to make as well.

4. Guacamole & Chips

Guacamole is yet another classic Mexican party dish. In fact, no list of side dish recommendations would be complete without it. There are hundreds of recipes on the internet, but they can easily be tweaked to adapt to whatever your personal preferences are.

5. Taquitos

The word, “Taquito” means small taco. In Mexico, fried Taquitos are commonly sold under the name of Tacos Dorados (“Golden Tacos”) or Flautas. Flauta means flute and refers to the small, rounded shape of many taquitos. The best Taquitos are made with chicken and feature a crispy tortilla wrapped around delicious melted cheeses and salsas.

6. Nachos

What could be better on Cinco de Mayo than nachos? Nachos are a great way to share a time of celebration with friends and family. They are also delicious. We start with warm toasted corn tortilla chips, top them with cheddar and jack cheeses, and then liven things up with jalapeno chilli, pico, and sour cream. A truly delicious starter. On the other hand, you could also add chicken and make them an entree!

7. Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Often served in a still-sizzling skillet, these chicken fajitas pack a punch of flavor. Marinated chicken with peppers, onions, and any other choice of vegetables may be a bit more work than some of the other dishes on this list, but it’s totally worth it.

8. Crispy Shrimp Tacos

Those who truly want to get into the spirit of Cinco de Mayo should indulge in truly authentic Mexican cuisine. One of the best ways to do that is to eat Tacos de Camarones (“shrimp tacos”). Shrimp tacos originated in Baja California in Mexico and have been enjoyed by people all over the world. Our signature Crispy Shrimp taco features fried shrimp, mango jicama salsa, creamy slaw, and chipotle aioli for an explosion of delicious flavors.

9. Queso Fundito

One of the best Mexican party dishes around is Queso Fundito. Queso Fundito is often compared to cheese fondue and features a plate of backed chihuahua cheese mixed with onions peppers, cilantro, and beef over a warm corn tortilla. The result is a dip that you and your friends won’t be able to resist.

10. Cheese Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a delicious way to feed your Cinco de Mayo party. A truly crispy tortilla sandwich with warm, melted cheeses, pico de gallo, and sour cream. You can also add meat (chicken or steak) to make this an even more satisfying dish.

11. Mango Salad

You may have tried the exquisite fresh spring flavors of a mango salsa, but have you ever had a mango salad? A Mexican mango salad starts with the best ingredients: arugula, fresh mangos, jicama, red peppers, radishes, and cucumbers. Then, over the top of it all is drizzled a rich cilantro lime vinaigrette.

12. Mexi Wings

Wings might be thought of as an American dish, but their Mexican counterpart makes a great option for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Wings covered in sweet chili sauce and served with a hot’n’spicy jalapeno ranch dressing make a delicious appetizer or entree!

13. Carne Asada

Carne asada is a hit on the grill. At face value, it’s just thinly chopped, grilled steak. However, depending on how you serve it, it can be so much more. When seasoned and cooked with care, carne asada can be a delicacy all on its own, or it can be made into tacos for a next-level meal.

14. Burritos

Burritos, whether wrapped in tortillas or served in a bowl make excellent main dishes for any Mexican-themed party. Here at K.Pacho, our burritos are mad with rice, beans, lettuce, pico, & sour cream. For your main filling, we provide the options of chicken, steak, and shrimp.

15. Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro lime rice is a fairly self-explanatory dish. As the name suggests, it consists of rice cooked in cilantro and lime juice. Although it’s rarely a stand-alone meal, there are very few dishes that cilantro lime rice doesn’t pair well with.

16. Veggie Tacos

Another kind of taco which would be highly popular for a Cinco de Mayo party is a veggie taco. Our veggie tacos feature roasted broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, spiced pepitas, and pepper jack cheese.

17. Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a simplistic type of salsa with tomato, chopped onion, serrano peppers, cilantro, lime, and salt. It’s a low-effort and low-calorie way to add a bit of freshness and flavor to your meal.

18. Loaded Birria Fries

Everyone loves fries. Loaded Birria Fries are a Mexican twist on this beloved potato-based dish. It all starts with a base of warm, crunchy fries. This is then topped with pulled braised beef, melted cheese, jalapeno, and sour cream.

19. Baja Fish Taco

One of the great things about Mexican food is its variety. Baja Fish tacos are deep-fried tacos featuring coleslaw, avocado citrus crema, scallions, radish, and cilantro for a fresh, flavorful experience. Be sure to make this taco a part of your Cinco de Mayo experience.

20. Abuelita

No Mexican party would be complete without a salad. Abuelita is a Mexican salad made with chopped romaine, pico de gallo, roasted corn, bacon, and shredded cheddar. The salad is then topped with crispy tortilla strips and a rich avocado ranch dressing.

21. Coconut Tres Leches

Tres leches roughly translate to three kinds of milk and is the name for a dish which is made using a cake soaked in three flavored milks. At K.Pacho, we provide a coconut-flavored Tres Leche that is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo dessert. Our Tres Leches is topped with coconut and whipped cream.

22. Fried Ice Cream

Fried ice cream is a classic Mexican dessert and consists of vanilla ice cream deep-fried in oatmeal and cornflake flour. It is then topped with rum cream, whipped cream, and mint for a truly delectable experience.

23. Mexican Coffee

No Mexican-themed celebration would be complete without drinks. Coffee did not arrive to Mexico until the late 1700s. Since then, it has been a favorite. Mexican coffee starts with fresh hot coffee and then adds tequila and kahula for a delightful addition to your dessert.

24. Sweet Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are one of the easiest Mexican sweet dishes to make. All you have to do is take some ripe plantains, drop them in a pan of hot oil, and fry them until they’re a nice golden brown color. This causes their natural sugars to emerge, giving them that easily-recognizable flavor.

25. Tacos Al Pastor

“Al pastor” refers to “shepherd style” tacos that are made of steak seasoned with adobo. K.Pacho’s al pastor taco features grilled pineapple, diced onion, cilantro avocado crema.


Whatever dishes you decide to serve at your holiday parties, KPacho is here to meet all of your catering needs. No Cinco de Mayo parties would be complete without food, and getting catering for your favorite dishes means you don’t have to spend any time slaving away in the kitchen and missing out on the fun.

20 Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas for 2023

20 Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas for 2023

Are you looking to make this year’s Valentine’s day extra special for your loved ones? Check out these amazing ideas for spreading the love this year:

1. Have a Movie Marathon

If you’re the type who loves to share your favorite films with loved ones, Valentine’s is the perfect day to do it. Snuggle up with your partner in some warm blankets this year and hunker down for a day of movies and tv!

2. Visit a Museum

Museum dates are painfully underrated. After all, what’s more romantic than looking at old things with your partner? In all seriousness, museums are a great way to have a low-key date with someone, especially during the weekdays. Plus, you’ll learn something new!

3. Go Outside

Weather permitting, an outdoor date is always welcome when you’re stuck inside. Going ice skating, having a picnic, or simply going on a hike with your loved one is another enjoyable low-key way of showing you care. Not all dates have to be extravagant!

4. Try Rock Climbing

Rock climbing at an indoor gym is a great way to build trust since you’ll literally be supporting each other from falling! Really though, exercising releases tons of endorphins and other feel-good hormones, and getting active with your partner makes for a lovely (and sweaty) bonding experience.

5. Have a Pet Playdate

Single friends, this one’s for you. Valentine’s day isn’t just about being romantic– it’s about celebrating love in all of its forms, and that includes love for your furry friends. Get together with some close friends for a pet playdate and drinks, or just spend the day pampering your pet to let them know they’re an important part of the family.

6. Enjoy Brunch

Everyone loves a good brunch, so why not make this Valentine’s a day for sleeping in with a lovely brunch date? We’ve got the perfect brunch menu for any event, so come visit us and enjoy some pancakes with a drink!

7. Have a Spa Day

Taking time to relax and practice self-care is essential, and if you’ve got the chance, a day at a spa is a wonderful way for you and your partner to be pampered. Enjoy a couple’s massage, warm facials, and everything your local spa has to offer to start your new year feeling and looking your best.

8. Get Crafty

If you want to spice up a holiday party, look no further than arts and crafts– getting a bunch of your friends and family together to make things may seem a bit chaotic, but it’s worth it! Try bringing out your creative side this Valentine’s day with handmade valentines, a decor-making party, a baking day, or a paint-and-drink event!

9. Learn a New Skill

Learning something new with your partner, whether it’s a language, recipe, or hobby, can help the two of you bond through shared activities. Supporting each other as you learn to knit or how to say “I love you” in Mandarin can help strengthen your relationship and create new memories!

10. Visit Family and Friends

Valentine’s day isn’t just for romance. It’s also for appreciating friends and family. Make this year extra special by spending some time with your loved ones this year: visit your parents or give them a call, spend a day out with your friends, or organize a Valentine’s day get-together where you all can relax.

11. Snack the Day Away

Ideally done alongside a movie marathon or craft party, spending the day snacking is a great, stress-free way to enjoy the day without worrying about mealtimes. We’ve got tons of appetizer options if you’re looking to order out, including taquitos, quesadillas, wings, and chips. It’s okay if it’s not the healthiest option– it’s a holiday!

12. Create a Photo Booth

Photo booths have quickly become a party planner’s go-to when it comes to livening up holiday parties or events. All you need for an amazing photo booth is a camera, a unique background, and some fun costume pieces for guests to get creative!

13. Themed Costumes

Another way to liven up any party is to make it a costume party, and Valentine’s day is the perfect time to break out your couple’s costumes and go wild. You can stay cheesy and classic with traditional couple’s costumes like peanut butter and jelly, or you can unleash your inner nerd with a couple cosplay from your favorite movie, video game, or tv show. If you want to keep things simple and subtle, try color-coordinating your outfits!

14. A Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

If you plan to snack the day away, a charcuterie board is a perfect way to do it. Setting up a charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, fruits, and nuts is a fun way to spice up any party. To keep it Valentine’s day themed, try using color combinations and seasonal foods that people associate with the holiday. Creamy cheeses and red fruits like cherries, cranberries, and strawberries are always good choices!

15. Valentine’s Wine-Tasting

Give yourself a taste of the upper class by hosting a Valentine’s event centered around wines. Have all of your friends bring a different kind of wine, or order several smaller bottles for everyone to taste throughout the night alongside some cheese and chocolate.

16. Fabulous Fondue

Speaking of cheese and chocolate, fondue is another excellent way to keep snacking during Valentine’s. Combine two of the holiday’s most popular foods– chocolate and strawberries– in a creative, group-oriented experience!

17. Break Things!

“Smash therapy” has recently become a favorite form of stress relief for many, so why not spend some time with your partner breaking things? Whether with a piñata at home or plates at a smash therapy place, wreck some things with a bat this year to make some truly unique memories.

18. Take a Day Trip

If you’ve got the time, why not take a day trip this Valentine’s? Spending time with your partner on vacation is already a dream come true, but taking a week off at the beginning of February is hard. Spend a weekend somewhere nearby or go to a local sightseeing spot to enjoy a bite-sized vacation with your partner.

19. Unleash Your Inner Child

If you’re taking this Valentine’s day off and aren’t looking to go outside. Try staying in and playing some video games! A favorite video game says a lot about someone– take some time to chill with your partner and get to know them through what they like to play, or play something together!

20. Volunteer

This year, spread the love by volunteering this Valentine’s day. Helping out at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter is a great way to ensure that everyone feels loved on the holiday all about love itself.

Whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s, make it truly special this year with our help! Contact us today for more details about our event services and catering services.

20 Best Combined Baby Shower and Bridal Shower Ideas

20 Best Combined Baby Shower and Bridal Shower Ideas

Combining a baby shower and a bridal shower is becoming increasingly popular as couples simultaneously celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby and their upcoming marriage. Finding caterers for your special event is vital, whether you are a family, a couple, or a planner organizing a baby or bridal shower.

However, there are many additional ideas for making your combined baby and bridal shower a fun and exciting occasion. If you want to plan your shower, consider our 20 best combinations of baby and bridal shower ideas to make your celebration special.

1. A Holiday Party

A great way to combine a baby and bridal shower is by throwing a holiday-themed party. This can be done for any holiday party, whether Christmas, Easter, or Halloween! Decorate the venue with festive decorations, play holiday-themed games and music, and cater the event with your favorite treats for holiday parties.

2. Family Celebrations

Another great idea is to combine family celebrations with the baby and bridal shower. Invite all family members to come together and celebrate the upcoming arrival of the new baby and the upcoming marriage. Have a special dinner and entertainment, and cater the event with family favorites.

3. Backyard Party

What better way to celebrate the upcoming baby and marriage than a backyard party? Set up a tent, string some lights, and have the caterer serve some tasty treats. Get creative with the decorations, and have some fun outdoor games to keep everyone entertained.

4. Play Fun Games

Have fun shower games prepared for your special event relevant to games you would play at showers for one or the other. For instance, some fun games to play at your baby/bridal shower are below.

  • Baby Bingo – Create bingo cards with images of baby items in place of numbers.
  • Baby Word Scramble – Create a list of baby-related words or phrases and have guests unscramble them.
  • Name That Tune – Put together a playlist of songs with either baby or wedding themes. Guests try to guess the tune.
  • Baby/Wedding Trivia – Come up with trivia questions related to either baby or wedding topics.

5. Beach Party

If you have access to a beach, why not host a beach party? Have a beach-themed celebration with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach balls. The caterer can serve up beach snacks and treats while you enjoy a few beach-themed games to keep everyone entertained.

6. Barbecue Party

A barbecue party is a fantastic way to combine a baby shower and a bridal shower. Your caterer can help serve delicious barbecue favorites while your guests participate in fun outdoor games and activities.

7. Spa Day

A spa day is perfect for a more relaxed baby and bridal shower. With a spa day shower, caterers can offer delicious spa treats, such as cucumber sandwiches and fruit platters. Additionally, you can plan spa-based activities and services to enjoy throughout your day. You can even have the caterer provide massages for the bridal and baby shower guests.


8. Tea Party

A tea party is a classic way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and fun party games for everyone to enjoy. You can dress up with your guests and dine on a delicious, elegant cake that honors the expecting parents and the upcoming marriage.


9. Movie Night

A movie night is a fun, excellent way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Have the caterer serve up movie-themed snacks, such as popcorn and movie-sized candy bars, and have a few fun activities that are movie-themed. You can tie in your favorite movies into the design of your baby/bridal cake and make it a night to remember.


10. Coffeehouse Party

If you’re a coffeehouse lover, why not combine a baby and bridal shower with a coffeehouse party? Serve coffeehouse treats, such as pastries and coffee-flavored desserts, along with your favorite coffee blends.

11. Wine and Cheese Party

A wine and cheese party is an excellent way to combine a baby and bridal shower. Have the caterer serve delicious wines and cheeses, and have some fun wine- and cheese-themed activities. Because the mother cannot drink, consider providing miniature wine bottles for guests to take home as a shower favor.


12. Ice Cream Social

An ice cream social is a fun way to celebrate a combined baby and bridal shower. Have the caterer provide delicious ice cream treats with numerous toppings and flavors to ensure every guest has a good time. You can even have an ice cream cake to celebrate the occasion instead of a traditional shower cake.


13. Donut Party

A donut party is a fun way to celebrate a baby and wedding shower simultaneously. Have tasty, delicious donut options for your guests, or consider a donut-themed cake made entirely from this delicious treat.


14. Candy Bar

A candy bar is a fun way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Have the caterer serve delicious candy treats and have some fun candy-themed activities. You can even have a special cake that honors the expecting parents and the upcoming marriage.


15. Brunch

Brunch is a fantastic and fun way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Offer guests delicious brunch favorites and have some fun activities perfect for the time of day. You can provide guests with tasty mimosas and every brunch classic imaginable to make this a brunch they won’t forget.

16. Get Unique With Decorations

A combination baby/bridal shower is the perfect time to have fun decorating your event. Get unique with decorations suitable for both occasions. For instance, have a blue and pink wedding-style cake or decorate with streamers that incorporate both colors.

Additionally, you can go all out with a large banner with the phrase “A Baby and a Bride to be” written in pink, blue, and white. You can place a large bouquet of pink and blue flowers near the banner.


17. Dessert Party

A dessert party is a delicious, indulgent occasion that you’re sure to love. With a dessert-themed baby and bridal shower, you can offer guests your favorite tasty sweets from caterers you trust.


18. Pool Party

A pool party is an exciting idea for throwing a fun and unique shower. Serve delicious poolside snacks and treats while a caterer offers guests poolside drinks. These showers are perfect for summertime and can make for a fun and magical experience.


19. Picnic

A picnic is a fun, light-hearted celebration to combine your baby and bridal showers. Have guests bring picnic baskets and lay out some big blankets in your favorite outdoor area. Caterers can offer delicious, classic picnic foods and treats to make the celebration extra special.

20. Have Fun With the Invitations

Your shower invitations should leave a positive impression on your guests and get them excited about the dual celebration. Additionally, invites should make it clear that this is a combination shower. Consider the following additions to make your baby/bridal shower invitations unique.

  • Use a dual-sided invitation for the baby/bridal shower with the bride on one side and the baby on the other.
  • Use a poem or saying to draw attention to the dual purpose of the shower.
  • Add a couple of baby-themed stickers to the invitation for a fun touch.
  • Use a dual-colored envelope to represent the bride and the baby.
  • Feature a whimsical illustration or design that captures the joy and anticipation of the baby and the bride.

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These are just a few great ideas for combining a baby and bridal shower. Whether you are looking for a unique and creative way to celebrate the upcoming baby and marriage, or you are looking for a more traditional way to honor the expecting parents, KPacho Catering can help make your events a success.

With experienced and knowledgeable staff, top-quality ingredients, and excellent customer service, Kpacho can provide all your catering needs for any event. Contact KPacho Catering today to make your next baby or bridal shower a success!