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Mocktails! Create Your Very Own Speechie Cocktail Party

It's been a bit since my last post! My apologies! I've been soaking up what's left of the summer before I start my student teaching on Wednesday (super, super excited!!!!). I wanted to focus this post on a Mocktail Party I threw for my stroke group. Labor day is filled with BBQ's and cocktails, so why not mix some speech into it!

To create the ambiance of a true cocktail party, I spent $2 at the dollar store for some cheap (plastic) champagne glasses. I pre-made the three mocktails the night before and brought them in individual solo cups covered in saran wrap  - a small stroke (no pun intended) of brilliance on my part I thought!

Each of the ladies tried the mocktails and then rated how they were - too sweet, too tart, etc. We then went through "Ten Simple Cocktails Rules" that I found online and they discussed whether they agreed or disagreed with them and why. After our discussion we went into questions (ridiculous ones) that I found online to "get your cocktail party going". The ladies found these hilarious and vowed never to ask them at their own parties, BUT it kept the conversation going within the group and they were entertained!

Be sure to try this fun twist on a lesson with your adult clients! Supplement the mocktails for soda concoctions with kids, or maybe even fruit smoothies to keep it healthy!

Download the PPT HERE.

Happy speeching!

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