Keep it cool and casual with a make-ahead beverage you tuck in the freezer. Serve in colorful plastic beverage glasses. Attach large dots or stripe stickers (available at office supply stores) to the glasses, and let guests write their names on the stickers to identify their glasses. For fun, rub the cut side of a lime or lemon on the rims of the glasses, then dip rims into shallow dish of coarse red sugar. Garnish with fresh cranberries on a beverage pick. If desired, thread sew-on gems, jewels or elegant beads (available at craft stores) onto thin silver wire, and wrap around stem of each glass.more
Adapted from bettycrocker.com
can (11½ ounces) frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate, thawed
cans (12 ounces each) lemon-lime soda pop
cup lime juice
In 3-quart plastic container, beat all ingredients with wire whisk or spoon until well blended. Cover and freeze at least 24 hours until slushy. Serve in margarita or cocktail glasses.