Monday, March 30, 2015

Things Go Better With Coke (Like Basketball and Ice Cream)

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Moving down to South Carolina last year, 2015 is our first NCAA® March Madness out of our home state of Connecticut.  Unfortunately, our beloved Huskies did not make the men's tournament this year (go ladies!), but, as always, we are still loving the madness.

A couple of months ago, we joined a kickball team with other twenty-somethings in the area.  To our surprise, the entire team was made up of people who also had moved to Charleston within the last year.  Our teammates were from all over: Pennsylvania, Oregon, Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, and we all have one thing in common (besides our passion for kickball): love for our college teams.  Many of their teams made it into NCAA® March Madness this year, so we decided to host a little get together for the Sweet Sixteen, featuring ice cream floats made with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart at center court.

With Charleston's warm weather this time of year, a float bar was the perfect idea to keep our guests refreshed and taste test the three different flavors that are available in four packs from Walmart: Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, and Vanilla Coke.

I also busted out my baking skills and made cookies with chocolate candies to match everyone's favorite teams' colors (even if most of them were already knocked out of the tourney by the Sweet Sixteen haha) and basketball brownie pops.  To add a little variety, I put together a vegetable tray shaped like a basketball to round out the theme. 

Our guests loved the floats, and if we were having our own NCAA® March Madness of Coke flavors, the winner would definitely have been Cherry Coke.  I, personally, liked it mixed with chocolate ice cream and a shot of rum.

Want to make your own Coca-Cola float bar?  All you need is:
- Ice-cold Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart cans in Coke Zero, Vanilla Coke, and Cherry Coke
- Quarts of your favorite ice cream
- Adult beverages of your choice (we chose vodka, tequila, and rum)
- Sprinkles and crushed candy pieces to add in and show off your favorite team's colors

Get your paws (or wings or fins or hands or whatever you college mascot has) on your own Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart and host your own party for the this weekend!  Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, and Vanilla Coke Four Packs are available for 4 for $5 or 2 for $3 in certain areas of the country at your local Walmart.

You can also enter the National Coke Zero Final Four Selfie contest.  Upload a selfie with a Coca-Cola product on the site below, and be entered to win 2016 NCAA Final Four tickets.  Afterwards, you can go on the site and find your selfies and see all of the others!
Coca Cola #FinalFourPack Walmart Sweepstakes - $1,000 in Prizing

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  • Who are you rooting for during this year's NCAA® March Madness? 
  • What's your favorite Coca-Cola flavor?


Carly said...

All those treats look so good. I'm trying not to drink much pop but vanilla coke is definitely my favorite!

Christina Lea Loves said...

Okay, the coca cola bar looks amazing!! I definitely need to have one of those; how fun! Your whole setup was perfect, everything looks delicious!

BLovedBoston said...

I could go for a float right about now!! The little bar area looks so fun! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Rebecca Jo said...

Coke Floats make me think of childhood :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

I am practically drooling over here!! Your spread looks amazing! I haven't had vanilla Coke in forever - I think that needs to change soon :)

Pink and Green Mom said...

Everything looks amazing! I want some cake pops!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such a neat idea! And I feel like the lone UConn fan down here in the south, and man I miss the Jim Calhoun years :-P

Unknown said...

Those coke floats look like perfection! Hope you and Mike were able to enjoy them!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

What a beautiful party spread!!! That looks like you had a great time!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I haven't had a Coke in forever but you're making me want a Coke float for sure! Ice cream goes great with anything!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Jillian said...

i'll play kickball if i can go to this party ;) all the food looks so good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Jen said...

This is such an awesome idea!!! :)

Jessica said...

That looks like a fun party! I'm a diet coke addict, so good!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Such a great idea. The Cherry coke is my favorite.

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

What a fun and yummy spread you put out for your party! You have really made me hungry & thirsty today, girl! ;) lol. Since WDW carries coke products I always order Coke Zero there. Now whenever I buy it here back home it feels like I'm sipping a bit of Disney magic! :)

Disney Sisters said...

We always make Rootbeer Floats, but I will definitely have to try Cherry Coke Zero Floats, because it is my favorite soda!

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