Have a party to attend this summer?  Are you bringing the drinks? 
Well, why not bring them chilled in style?
 
Enter the
Rosebud Ice Cubes
 
 
You could probably pay a small fortune for these pretties, but why would you do that when you can make them yourself?!

What You Need:
 
  • Ice Cube Trays (any will work, but the deeper the tray, the more room you have for your flowers
     
  • Small Rose Buds or Other Small Flowers (You can get these at the store, or even from your house as long as they are washed and pesticide-free. Another alternative is to use fake flowers from a craft store. These can be reused and still look great, as long as you don’t mind having a fake flower floating in your drink when the ice melts.) 
How You Do It:
 
  • Step 1: Boil enough water to fill a tray for two minutes. Let it cool to room temperature.

     

  • Step 2: Put rose buds in the ice cube trays, top of flower facing down.

     

  • Step 3: Fill ice cube trays half way with water. Freeze.

     

  • Step 4: Once they’re frozen, fill the rest of the tray with more cooled, boiled water and freeze again.

     

  • Step 5: Ta-da! Keep frozen until you’re ready to display them!
 
 
 
 
 
Alternative Options to Consider:
 
  • If you want to use the cubes in your drinks instead of just to cool a bottle of champagne, try using the kind of liquid you’ll actually be drinking. Consider freezing white wine, punch, iced tea, or even sprite, depending on the occasion. 

     

  • Instead of flowers, add fruit or herbs! Blackberries, raspberries, orange or lime slices, strawberries, and blueberries would all be delicious, and a mint cube would be the perfect touch with a mojito! 

     

  • Try shaped ice cube trays. There are a plethora of different kinds at craft stores, or probably even at a local thrift store.

      

  • For large gatherings, weddings, or parties, go all out and use a Bundt pan or other uniquely-shaped pan in which to freeze the flowers or fruit. Perfect for a punch bowl! For kids birthdays themed soirée, use a fun shaped cake pan that is freezer-safe!

      

  • Create your own signature drink. My favorite? Freeze ice cubes with basil and add to chilled green tea with a sprig of lavender and a slice of cucumber. So refreshing!