Mocktails With Our Mom Tribe

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Being a mom means sacrificing my social life for the needs of the family. I can’t remember the last time I had a girl’s night out or hosted a gathering in my home for myself. I’m usually so busy planning birthday parties and playdates for the kids that I never plan anything for myself and friends.

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Thanks to Ocean Spray®, I had an opportunity to get together with my favorite mom friends in my home. Many of us are in various mom groups and networks together and engage with each other on a regular basis via social media. Even though most of our daily interactions take place online due to busy life and kids, it’s always a treat to get together in real life and connect on a deeper level.

It’s been 12 years since I became a mother and the more I spend my time as a mom the more I realize the importance of finding your mom tribe. I know these phrases are thrown around loosely but finding your tribe is crucial in finding balance, connection and fun while raising children and fulfilling the roles of a mother and wife.

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What is a mom tribe?

A mom tribe is a village of other women who share your struggles as well celebrate the joys of motherhood. A mom tribe should be based on mutual respect, openness and empathy, and not take the form of judgement and criticism. At the end of the meeting, we should feel recharged and revitalized, ready to go back to our families and tackle motherhood with gratitude and joy. It should never leave us feeling belittled or misunderstood.

A mom tribe is a village of other women who share your struggles as well celebrate the joys of motherhood. A mom tribe should be based on mutual respect, openness and empathy, and not take the form of judgement and criticism. At the end of the meeting, we should feel recharged and revitalized, ready to go back to our families and tackle motherhood with gratitude and joy. It should never leave us feeling belittled or misunderstood.

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Jenny Rose from Princess Turned Mom

Thanks to Ocean Spray® who co-hosted this event with its delicious new drinks, we got to enjoy an intimate get together and share our stories of motherhood over mocktails. We talked about post-baby bodies, disciplining and sleep training our kids, and how to achieve a good balance between motherhood and work.

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Sally from Lovestalgia / Nare from Life With My Little One

As mothers who are so accustomed to giving and sacrificing for others with little time and room left for ourselves, it’s nice to be understood as well as to understand.

And as always, it was therapeutic to get together with like-minded mothers and openly discuss our parenting victories as well as parenting fails.

 Ocean Spray® Mocktails

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Ocean Spray® Mocktails were the perfect companion for our intimate get together. Ocean Spray® Mocktails are delicious, premium non-alcoholic juice drinks inspired by our favorite cocktails. These expertly crafted beverages are perfect for enjoying straight from the bottle or mixed with sparkling water, wine or liquor.

These mocktails are made with real fruit juice with no preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. The best part is that they only contain 90 calories per serving!

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We served our mocktails over floral ice created by my talented and creative daughter. It turned out great and was perfect for a summer get together.

How To Make Floral Ice Cubes

To make, you simply place flowers in the ice cube tray and pour water. To make it clear, be sure to use boiled water after it cools.

These mocktails contain no alcohol so they’re great for pregnant and nursing mamas, as well as kids! I love the versatility of these mocktails as you can turn any bottle into a variety of different drinks with and without alcohol.

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We especially loved ours with sparkling water and champagne.

Tropical Decor From Oriental Trading

To create the perfect tropical setting for this Ocean Spray® Mocktails party, I gathered some of my favorite tropical decorative items from Oriental Trading.

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I mixed vibrant colors with tropical items such as pineapple cups and flamingo straws. It created the perfect backdrop for these delicious tropical mocktails in three different flavors: Cranberry Peach Bellini | Cranberry Sangria | Tropical Citrus Paradise.

You can find more tropical and luau party decor items here.

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As busy mothers, it’s imperative to take some time for ourselves and connect with other mothers. This naturally builds a tribe that can support, encourage and understand you. You can do this with old friends, new friends, co-workers, or even mothers you meet at the neighborhood park or kids’ schools.

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Motherhood is full of joys and triumphs as well as setbacks and worries, so what better way to celebrate motherhood but to get together with our mama friends over delicious Ocean Spray® mocktails? These mocktails are a perfect addition to any event that celebrates life, family and motherhood. Be sure to give it a try for your next get together!

#cheersmama

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Angela
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22 thoughts on “Mocktails With Our Mom Tribe

  1. Arushi Garg

    This must have been such a great experience. I would love to join you next time too !!
    Such beautiful table setting. I will look into the brand thanks for sharing,

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  2. Sane Mama

    Looks like so much fun! I am excited that Ocean Spray has been upping their game. We are currently buying their 100% Juice, no sugar added drinks, to which I typically add seltzer to give it a lift.

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  3. Nicole

    I love this Angela and you created such a beautiful party! I recognize a couple of sweet ladies, must have been so much fun!
    I will have to check out these Mocktails now!
    xo, Nicole

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  4. Jessica K

    Looks like ya’ll had a great time, and those drinks and decor look fabulous. I’ll have to try those drinks sometime for our next summer gathering. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Denise

    Beautiful decor! I’m so hiring to host my next party 🙂 and sharing chats with your mom tribe with delish mocktails in hand- sounds all so fun! Love it and hope to make it to your next gathering! – @dasrozo

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  6. Amanda Maxwell

    What a great idea!!! I never do anything with my friends that doesn’t involve children- this gives me motivation! I love the tropical decor and the floral ice cubes!!

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  7. Darlynne

    The floral ice cubes are so pretty! Are the flowers edible? If so where do you buy them?

    What a refresh idea, mocktails from Ocean spray. I haven’t seen them in Toronto. Cheers

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