If you're looking for something special to serve on a chilly evening, try this warming punch. It has a subtle tea flavor, and the juices create just the right balance of sweet and tart.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Fitting right into October fun is the suitably orange-colored sipper from Sue Thomas. "To serve it in an extra-festive way," she pens from Casa Grande, Arizona, "I'll often put the punch bowl inside a hollowed-out-pumpkin."
I am a retired assistant luncheon manager for an elementary school. In addition to serving lunches, we were often called upon to serve refreshments for school meetings and other occasions. Everyone always enjoyed this cranberry punch.
-Carolyn Griffin, Macon, Georgia
The sunny color of this refreshing punch matched the bright yellow sunflower decorations for my theme dinner. It's easy to stir up, too, which is good new because a few sips may quench your thirst, but your taste buds are sure to be asking for more.
As a table brightener, fix a bowl of festive fruity punch—it's a refreshing beverage you can mix together in moments. "To dress it up even more, I add an ice ring filled with oranges, lemons and cranberries," relates Karen Ann Bland, a reader from Gove, Kansas.
As social chair one year during college, I tried to come up with a more interesting beverage than the usual cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda. This pastel punch was always a hit at receptions and parties.
-Jennifer Bangerter, Nixa, Missouri
With just five basic ingredients, this wonderfully tangy punch couldn't be much simpler to stir together. It won't take a lot of you time away from other party preparations, which is a real plus.—Suzette Jury, Keene, California
Rhubarb is the featured ingredient in the blush-colored punch Rebecca Mininger, Orrville, Ohio, regularly makes. "A friend passed the recipe on to me," she tells. "We enjoy it so much that I thought others might, too."