Growing up in my house, every Sunday was considered a special day. We would go to church and come home to enjoy the day together as a family. We didn't go anywhere or do anything, we just enjoyed the time together. In the evening, my mother would make popcorn and my father would make his "special drink." We would sit down and watch a show together as a family.
When I think of Special Occasions, my mind always goes to my dad's "special drink" Orange Julius recipe. I think I love it more than the Orange Julius drinks I can get in the mall. (The price is definitely better that's for sure!)
The Orange Julius recipe consists of 1/2 can frozen orange juice, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 Tablespoon Vanilla, and 12-16 ice cubes. Throw everything in the blender and mix well.
But if we are going to have this special drink as part of our Super Bowl party, we can't just serve it in boring old cups as we root our Denver Broncos on.
I found these large beer mugs at Dollar Tree. They are perfect for a party mug. I started by printing out the Denver Bronco logo and taping it inside the mug.
Using Sharpie markers, I traced the Bronco onto the mug. When it was all done, I baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to secure it on the mug.
The Orange Julius looks great inside the Bronco mug. It gives it enough of a orange color that you can root for the Broncos while you are drinking it, but the logo doesn't get lost in the color. Talk about super fun! And it goes wonderful with my Denver Bronco plate.
You could do the same thing with the Seattle Seahawks, if that's your thing.