Ducky Baby Shower Punch


One of the most rewarding things about blogging, is the friendships that are formed.  Some I’ve been able to meet in person, but many I have not, but it doesn’t stop us from being a huge support system for one another.  We “get together” daily to chat, laugh, cry, vent, and support each other.  (Skype is such an awesome tool!)

So it only makes sense that when one of us has something really huge to celebrate, we ALL want to celebrate!!  No matter how many miles between us!

Today, we are throwing a SURPRISE virtual baby shower for a blogging friend.

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe

The mom-to-be is expecting her fourth baby next week!  A sweet baby boy.  And we couldn’t let it pass with out celebrating in a special way!

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of a baby shower?  Great food and there’s always punch! When else do you get to sip a sugary filled colorful concoction out of tiny little cups?

I’ve been dying for an excuse to make this adorable Ducky Bath Punch!  The blue Kool-Aid makes it look like bath water and  the sherbet mixed with the ginger ale gives it  “bath bubbles”.

Ducky Baby Shower Punch Tips

UPDATE: I get emails all the time asking how to make this punch pink….but the whole point of the blue is for the water (not for boy/girl) pink water would no longer look like ducks in a bath, it would look like ducks in pink punch. I usually suggest if you really need it to look more girly, use pink ducks.…..but honestly if your shower theme is pink, and this is sitting in the middle, it will fit in just fine…blue water and all! HA

Blue Kool Aid – Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or Berry Blue flavors

Also, not all rubber ducks will float – I bought bath tub rubber duckies from the baby department.  Make sure your rubber ducks float!

Can’t find Blue Kool Aid?

**Many people are having a problem finding blue Kool-Aid.  A reader used berry blue typhoon Hawaiian Punch, ginger ale, white grape juice and sherbet… and NO SUGAR! (the Hawaiian Punch is sweetened so no more sugar is needed)


Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe

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Ducky Baby Shower Punch Recipe

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch

Yield: 24 small servings

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch

Summary: Adorable Ducky Bath Punch – The blue Kool-Aid makes it look like bath water and the sherbet mixed with the ginger ale gives it “bath bubbles”.


  • 1 packet blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid (Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or Berry Blue flavors)
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Ginger Ale
  • 1 (64 oz) bottle White Grape Juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 scoops pineapple sherbet
  • 2-3 Rubber Duckies (make sure they float - bathtub toys)
  • maraschino cherries (optional for garnish)
  • orange slices (optional for garnish)


  1. Chill ginger ale and grape juice over night
  2. Remove sherbet from freezer about 1/2 hour before serving punch to soften
  3. In a large bowl, combine Kool-Aid packet, sugar and chilled juice. Stir to blend.
  4. Slowly add chilled ginger ale.
  5. Float 8 scoops of softened sherbet on top
  6. Add Rubber Duckies (don’t forget to wash before using)
  7. garnish cups with cherries and orange slices


I**f you can't find Blue KoolAid then you can replace the KoolAid and sugar with Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch. DO NOT ADD 1 CUP of sugar if you do this! The Hawaiian Punch already has sugar in it.

1 gallon bottle Hawaiian Punch Berry Blue 1 large can of White Grape Juice 1 (2 liter ) bottle of Ginger Ale (or Sprite) Pineapple Sherbet

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252 Responses to “Ducky Baby Shower Punch”

  1. CONNIE HANSON posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm (#)

    such a cool idea thanks so much

  2. Olivia posted on July 20, 2013 at 10:31 am (#)

    I`m having a baby shower this fall for a family member! Cheryl you saved me!! Was looking for a good punch recipe when I found this on pinterest!! Sounds great this will be my punch recipe! Thanks Cheryl and God bless you and your family :)

  3. lilibeth29 posted on July 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm (#)

    I had this at my daughter-in-law’s baby shower yesterday and it was wonderful! So good, in fact, that I plan to make some to keep in my fridge and I’ll add the pineapple sherbet as I get ready to indulge! Thank You so much!!!!!!!

  4. Jordan posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm (#)

    This is such a cute idea! I wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe in my blog post. Have a great day!

  5. Andrea Kaufman posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm (#)

    What other flavor of sherbert can be used?
    The shower is for my daughter and she hates pineapple flavor.

    • TidyMom replied on August 9th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      you can use vanilla ice cream

  6. paula posted on August 9, 2013 at 11:45 am (#)

    how much Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch do I subsittute for
    the kool aid and sugar?

    • TidyMom replied on August 9th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      you can just swap it out for the grape juice

  7. lisa posted on August 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#)

    Do you mix the cool aid with water? And what would tasre better the punch or cool aid?

    • RhonM replied on March 15th, 2014 at 12:18 am

      I used the Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian punch and it was a big hit at the shower. I didn’t use the ice cream or sherbert. I did freeze in zip lock bags the white grape juice and punch to make it cold and slushy. This was for a tropical themed wedding shower and it looked like blue ocean water. Besides looking great it tasted wonderful.

  8. lisa posted on August 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm (#)

    Do you mix the cool aid with water? And what would taste better the punch or cool aid?

    • TidyMom replied on August 25th, 2013 at 9:45 am

      There is no water in the recipe – just one packet of kool-aid.
      I’ve only had the punch the way I’ve listed the recipe on my post.

  9. Carrie posted on August 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm (#)

    Awesome! My 9 year old wants a smurf themed birthday tea party and I have been on line collecting ideas for something age appropriate.

  10. Meghann posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’ve been trying to find the perfect punch for my little girls first birthday this weekend and you’ve made that possible! We have super picky eaters in our family so most of the other ones I’ve found just won’t work. Since I’m not going with the duckies, I’m going to pick up pink coolaid instead to math the princess party!!

  11. Sadie posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:48 am (#)

    hi im doing this for my babyshower :) its so creative.but i was wondering if i can use sprite insted of gingerale with the koolaid? and i dont have pineapple sherbert what else can i use?

  12. Olivia Grace posted on September 17, 2013 at 11:19 am (#)

    Yes!! I`ve found my punch recipe for the babe shower I`m having in oct!! Thanks Cheryl, what a cool idea even for a baby girl shower :) Will totally be using this recipe. Thanks again Cheryl! God bless you an your family

  13. Ansleigh posted on October 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm (#)

    I love this post! I just made this and mine did not foam at all! What can I do to
    Boost the foam like in this post?!

  14. Jaydin posted on October 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm (#)

    Hi, I couldn’t find the koolaid packets but I found the little plastic
    Bottles with berry flavored koolaid in blue is that ok to use you think?

    • Ginger replied on October 31st, 2013 at 12:35 am

      I used the punch not koolaid and I also used apple juice and not grape juice…everyone loved it not a drop was left

  15. Ginger posted on October 31, 2013 at 12:34 am (#)

    I used the punch not koolaid and I also used apple juice and not grape juice…everyone loved it not a drop was left

  16. Nicole posted on November 30, 2013 at 10:41 am (#)

    Yum, yum! I added a little water (maybe 1 or 2 cups) because it was quite sweet in my opinion, but you can tweak it to your taste. It looked GREAT! I made it for my nephews baby shower a few months ago and I’m making it again today for another nephews baby shower – this one has a rubber ducky blue & yellow theme so the punch is going to look perfect! Thanks again!

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  18. Marla posted on January 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm (#)

    Super cute idea! Dumb question…is everyone at the shower now going to have a blue mouth, lol?!

  19. Shannon posted on January 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm (#)

    Use a red Koolaid packet to make it pink (Tropical Punch flavor worked well). I learned this by mistake, thinking the blue packet of Tropical Punch contained blue koolaid.

  20. Donna posted on January 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm (#)

    Want to try this for a boy baby shower, next month…. Can this be made without using any sherbet or ice cream? Looking for a blue punch without ice cream… Thank you for the recipe & post.

    • Angie replied on January 18th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      If you leave out the you need the sherbet or ice cream with the carbonated beverage to get the foamy bubbles.

  21. Gena posted on February 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm (#)

    I made this punch for my sister’s baby shower only I used red Koolaide and raspberry sherbet. It turned out amazing and it was a beautiful shade of pink!

  22. summer posted on February 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm (#)

    How much does this make? How big of a bowl would you suggest?

    • TidyMom replied on February 26th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      the recipe states “Yield: 24 small servings”
      it should fit in most punch bowls, or I used an extra large glass bowl – something that will hold a 1 (2 liter) bottle Ginger Ale and 1 (64 oz) bottle White Grape Juice – with room to add the sherbet

  23. Lenoria posted on March 3, 2014 at 7:04 pm (#)

    I was looking for a blue punch recipe and my daughter found this one. I usually make a green or red punch using lemon lime kool aid or cherry or fruit punch kool aid, 1 can pineapple juice, 1 cup sugar, and gingerale (no ice cream or sherbet) or if you don’t want the fizz just fill the rest of a gallon container with water and stir together (if you use water and a gallon jug you can shake it).

  24. sandy posted on March 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm (#)

    my daughter and i made this on Saturday for a baby shower. We made NO substitutions at all and it was green! A terrible looking green color!

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  26. Christy posted on April 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm (#)

    How much Blue Hawaiin punch do you use?

  27. brenda posted on May 4, 2014 at 1:32 am (#)

    just thinking of a way to make this idea of yours cuter. how about get a small metal wash tub to put this in with paper cups with duckies on it. after party give to mother to be,she can take a picture of the baby taking a bath in it, with the rubber duckies, for a memory .What you think?Brenda in Pensacola,fl loves you and your ideas.

  28. Aliese posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:03 am (#)

    This punch is delicious and so easy to make! I was able to find the blue Kool-Aid at Walmart. Just make sure your rubber duckies float… it’s a bit of a bummer if they don’t! :)

  29. jill chamness posted on June 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm (#)

    the ducky bath punch was a big hit yesterday june 14 at my baby shower. and I got more punch left if any body wants any

  30. Donna posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm (#)

    My ducks will not float what is the problem?

  31. Mellissa posted on March 16, 2015 at 12:11 am (#)

    I threw a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-love on Pi Day (03/14/15). I couldn’t find the white grape juice that I bought and used pineapple juice instead … It turned a sea foam green color but was still pretty, like ducks swimming in a lake! It was such a hit that I had to make re-fills three times!! Thank God I purchased in bulk and thank you for the cute tasty idea!

  32. Jenny posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:11 pm (#)

    If I use the Hawaiian punch instead of Koolaid, how much do I add??

  33. Shauna posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:39 am (#)

    I was wondering if I make this punch exactly as you posted, will it turn a green color as a prior post commented on. I want blue. Help

    • TidyMom replied on July 11th, 2015 at 9:22 am

      it didn’t turn green when I made it, as you can see by my photos

  34. Sierra posted on July 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm (#)

    If I can’t find pinapple sherbet what other kind can I use.

  35. Jeanie Lou posted on July 19, 2015 at 2:43 am (#)

    Where can I buy pineapple sherbet in the St. Louis area? I can’t find it anywhere.

  36. Krystyna posted on October 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm (#)

    I made this for a friend’s shower and it didn’t turn out at all. It was green, not blue. ( I used the blue Hawaiian punch instead of Kool Aid) and the “bubbles” looked more like a scum on the top of the water. It tasted good at least but my ducky was definitely swimming in swamp water, not the bath.

  37. Debra posted on February 6, 2016 at 11:22 am (#)

    Do you happen to have this recipe so that it would be pink for a girl???

    • TidyMom replied on February 7th, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      water is blue.  You could try to find pink ducks if you want to make it look more girly.  But if it’s on a table with all the girly pink stuff, it will look girly

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