December 20, 2011

The Christmas Spectacular!

Well? The Christmas Spectacular was....definitely spectacular! We had such an amazing time. Great people, amazing music, delicious food, and the snow cones were a hit! Thank you, Kitestring, for giving us the opportunity to be part of such an amazing event for such a great cause. You can see more pictures here.
(top 3 photos by Katie Shoreman)
Memorable tweets: 
@JackiYo: #xmaspectacular pageant was awesome. Can't wait for boozy snow cones!
@chgodwaldt: #xmaspectacular after party. I want me some @sweet_ice_cones!
@katedoesthecity: About to be double-fisting snow cones once again, #xmaspectacular style.
@TieALittleRibbon: There are snow cones. With alcohol. WIN.
@WE_interns: The #xmaspectacular after party is bumping! My Cosmo sweet_ice_cones was so yum!
@ConceptCrucible: Where are you? We're in the nook next to the bar, having snow cones and pixie stix.
@sarah_rogers: @sweet_ice_cones - here I come!
@Jesselinney: Boozy Cosmo snow cones #genuis
@joshgcreative: I was given the full sweet_ice_cones button collection from #xmaspectacular. #fanboy

December 13, 2011

Christmas Prep...

Our weekend was busy with prep for the Christmas Spectacular! We're so excited - we can hardly stand it! Get this: milk and cookies from Cake & Loaf, coffee from Red Hill, grilled cheese from Gorilla Cheese, cupcakes from Cupcake Diner...we feel so honored to be participating in an event with all these lovely businesses!

Now for the flavor announcement: we've come up with two new flavors for this very special Christmas occasion, and we're sticking with one oldie, due to popular demand. 
Flavor 1: Cranberry Clementine Cosmo
Flavor 2: The Gingerbread Cookie
Flavor 3: The Apple Jack (tried and true!)

We used fair-trade organic spices for the Gingerbread syrup - it takes JUST like a cookie!
Juicing clementines was something new! We can't wait to debut the Cran-Clem Cosmo... 
In other exciting and Christmas-related news, our dear designer Julie (from Jubilee Art & Design) made us Christmas buttons for the Spectacular! The Button Pushers donated the shells for these beauties, and we spent a nice evening pressing them in front of the Christmas tree. Make sure you get yours at the dance party! Merry Christmas, and see you on Friday!

December 6, 2011

Spectacular News!

Have you heard about the Kitestring Christmas Spectacular?

So, you can buy tickets to the whole night (pageant + dance party) for $16, or you can buy a ticket to just the dance party portion for $5. This is a charity event for Hamilton's Culture for Kids in the Arts. $16 pays for one month of arts programming for one deserving Hamilton kid - such a great cause, right? You can learn more about this charity (CKA) and buy your tickets here.

We'll be serving up snow cones at the dance party, with all money from the drink tickets going towards CKA! Stay tuned for announcements about our special Christmas flavors!