I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received a Dunkin’ Donuts Party Kit to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I love to entertain at home and try to organize something at least every other month for our circle of friends or for my daughter Lily’s little friends. Whether I am hosting a little or large gathering, I enjoy the planning, preparation and the socializing – especially the socializing!
The other weekend I hosted a Dunkin’ Donuts “play date” for the kids and “mommy chat” for the ladies. What better excuse to catch up and chat with the moms in my circle than a coffee tasting party? We are pretty big fans of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, so I was happy to get some of the new, delicious flavors to try. I invited some of Lily’s best little girlfriends and their moms for a play date at our house. We had a small group of six little girls who quickly got busy entertaining themselves so the adults could chat.
I wanted to make sure the kids had an activity so Lily spent some time before the party sorting out beads by color to make into bead necklaces with her friends. We used muffin tins to separate the colors.
I spread out the gift bags of delicious Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, coupon, cup and tote bag on my coffee table to share with my girlfriends and also set up the three flavors next to my coffee maker. We determined the Coconut was probably going to be the biggest hit with our friends and at home, too. Everyone was surprised to hear about some of the new flavors and commented that they had not seen these in store before. It was fun to share the goody bags and the new Dunkin Donuts coffee flavors!
I personally like to use a french press for brewing coffee even though it is less convenient – brings out the flavor. We tried the Coconut below and it was a hit! We were so busy chatting I didn’t get many photos of the participants!
Below is also a great Iced Coffee recipe you can try!
Iced Coffee Recipe
Makes 4 servings
3/4 cup of your favorite Dunkin’ Donuts coffee
3 cups cold water, divided
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
whipped cream (optional)
1. Brew coffee in coffee maker using 3/4 cup ground coffee and 1.5 cups water.
2. Combine hot brewed coffee, sugar and half-and-half in pitcher. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Blend in 1.5 cups water. Chill until ready to serve.
3. Pour over ice in tall glasses or cafe mugs. Top with whipped cream, if desired, and serve immediately.