|Party's "Tang Station"|
Bare with me, this post is about nostalgia… as may very well be the next post too. See, when I jump into event planning, I jot down everything my mind can think of on the theme. So for Gabriel’s 3rd birthday- Astronaut Training/Space Party… My mind jotted down “Tang”. Do you associate Tang with Space Shuttle Missions? Do you know what Tang is? Tang is an orange flavored drink mix. But, beyond that, Tang has history. It’s a misconception that the drink was invented for NASA, but NASA (according to Wiki) used it on John Glenn's Mercury flight, & subsequent Gemini missions. I always remember Tang as an “astronaut” drink. And the space program is so cool to me. So naturally, I created a “Tang Station” for the Astronaut Training.
Boy was I surprised at what a HIT it was!!! Two gallons were made & two gallons were drunk! We had plenty of leftover “Rocket Fuel” (soda- Coke & Diet Coke, Sprite, as well as apple juice boxes) but not.a.drop.of… Tang!!! So my hubby added it to our weekly shopping list. We’re still being told that the party caused people to buy Tang. It smelled so good making it… & it tastes like nostalgia. Have you had Tang?
*More fun facts (according to Wiki): The creator of Tang, William A. Mitchell, also invented Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, a form of instant-set Jell-O, & other convenience foods.