Yesterday, work was canceled for me. While this would normally be welcomed on ANY Monday, it was a bit nerve wrecking hoping the hurricane wouldn’t affect us! Luckily, the wind and rain weren’t too bad and Tampa is safe and sound!
In talking with one of my non-coastal friends, I mentioned the hurricane parties we have hear in Florida when a storm is about to hit! She was VERY confused as to why we would not prepare for the natural disaster and, as I laughed, explained to her that was the exact point!
A hurricane party is where everyone gathers at the safest house, bringing their hurricane items and perishable foods, in order to ride out the storm. Because riding out a storm can take it while, it’s also important to bring some entertainment...both digital and non digital! I definitely recommend DVDs , video games, and CDs while the power is working and board games for when the power is out!
Lastly, it can be fun eating all of the perishable foods first! It’s a great change to eat frozen foods like ice cream and not feel too guilty about it!
Here are some of my “must haves” at any hurricane party:
To ride out the weather this weekend, I had some fun making drinks and baking a cake! I finally tried the White Peach Sangria recipe I talked about a few posts back! It was very sweet but also very light…an easy drink, for sure! While enjoying my sangria and watching mean girls, I also used the time as an excuse to bake! I love baking and decided to make a vanilla cake with mini chocolate chips in the batter. I also made a chocolate filling for the middle of the two layers. Lastly, I made some cream cheese icing and used red food color to create some colors to decorate the top! The design was totally inspired by my new Lilly planner.
A little amateur, but overall, a ton of fun to make!
What do you do occupy time during bad weather? Have you ever had a hurricane party?
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