June is National Iced Tea Month! It seems everything has its own ‘day’ or ‘month’ nowadays- but this one is one we can get behind! How do you enjoy your Iced Tea? I have been getting more and more into gardening as a hobby and there is nothing like sitting on the back patio with a cold glass of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea and enjoying my garden.
I love the fact that Southern Breeze Sweet Tea has a bunch of flavors to choose from, making it perfect for entertaining large groups; you are promised to have something that satisfies everyone’s taste buds! Celebrate National Iced Tea Month with your family and friends by throwing a get together. Check out how to throw your own SBST party below!
P.S Did you see?! Southern Breeze Sweet Tea has a new look but the same great taste! The new packaging is so cute. The lemon flavor is still being carried- just with a new name- Half and Half.
Make Your Own Iced Tea Bar
This is where you can get creative! For my Ice Tea Bar, I grabbed some old wooden crates, fruit, herbs and various drink dispensers for a cute, inviting set up. At the iced tea bar, guests can choose which flavor of SBST (Traditional, Decaf, Half & Half, Raspberry, Peach) they like and add garnishes. I placed the different flavors of tea different pitchers and dispensers. Bonus points if you add labels identifying which flavor each dispenser is. Remember to have lots of ice on hand and some fun straws!
For garnishes, I chose fresh mint, rosemary, lemon + lime wedges and strawberries. If I had raspberries and blackberries I would have added those as well!
Iced Tea Food Pairings
There are a ton of delicious recipes you would make to pair with the many flavors of SBST. Here are 2 of my favorites!
For an appetizer/finger food- a breakout the grill and make a scrumptious Grilled Peach Flatbread (recipe here). This recipe is the perfect balance between savory and sweet. It pairs great with all the SBST flavors but my favorite is to pair it with SBST Peach flavored tea!
A family favorite is this fresh spin on a classic- Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad. The chicken salad is made skinny by using Greek Yogurt instead of mayo! You can make even more healthy swaps by using whole wheat bread or lettuce wraps instead of croissants.You can find the recipe- here.
If the kiddos are bored or the conversations have dulled down, you will need some fun ways to entertain your guests! I love to keep a pile of board games and blankets (for laying out on the grass) to encourage some fun team play time. Some of my favorites include Uno, Jenga, Apples to Apples and Clue!
Yard games, of course, are also a huge hit! Horseshoes & Corn Hole are sure to keep everyone entertained for a long time.