I love Christmas and I love hosting people. Many years ago in Miami, when I didn’t know how to cook at all, I invited my friends over and had everyone bring a dish while I provided appetizers and dessert. That is when my annual Christmas potluck was born.
I have continued this tradition even as I have moved around and now it is a tradition with my husband and daughter, here in New York. Along with the food, I always like to send off my guests with a little gift or party favor. This year, I decided I wanted to give everyone champagne gummy bears! Champagne is always a good idea.
I searched online and quickly realized that buying a three ounce box for $8 each would become quite pricey. I decided to make them, well the champagne part at least. I didn’t make the gummy bears from scratch but instead, purchased this five pound bag of pink grapefruit gummy bears from Amazon. I poured the entire bag into a large bowl and soaked them with half a bottle of champagne. I put this in the fridge and let it soak overnight. These gummy bears were thirsty because all of the champagne was completely soaked up. For packaging, I ordered these clear boxes, also from Amazon. I filled each box with a good amount of gummy bears. I added ribbon all around along with a gift tag. These were such a huge hit at the potluck, everyone was so surprised and happy to take a box home. These are so easy to do and a great party favor. I am already trying to come up with another reason just to make these.
Thank you for reading,