If you're planning a New Year's Eve party for the whole family -- or for people who don't drink -- here are some of my favorite punch recipes.

  • 1

    Luscious Slush Punch

    1-2 cups of white sugar (to taste)

    6 cups of water

    2 (3 oz.) packages of strawberry-flavored gelatin.

    1 can (46 fl. oz.) pineapple juice

    2/3 cup lemon juice

    1 quart orange juice

    2 (2 liter) bottles of lemon-lime soda

    Boil the sugar, water and gelatin. Stir in the juice. Freeze in ice cube trays. Then add to soda in a punch bowl and stir until slushy.

  • 2

    Easy Orange Dream Punch

    Combine 1/2 gallon of orange sherbet, 1 two-liter bottle of ginger ale and 1 can (6 oz.) can of frozen orange juice concentrate.

  • 3

    Island Punch

    2 cups of water

    2 cups of white sugar

    1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate

    1 (12 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate

    1 pint orange sherbet

    1 liter ginger ale

    1 liter carbonated water

    1 jar maraschino cherries

    1 orange sliced in rounds

    4 cups of ice

    Boil the water and sugar until a syrup. Combine juices, water and ginger ale. Add sugar syrup. Add ice and sherbet. Add floating orange rounds with cherries on top.

  • 4

    Baby Blue Punch

    1 package of blue unsweetened drink mix

    1 two-liter bottle of lemon-lime soda

    1 (64 oz) bottle white cranberry juice

    8 scoops vanilla ice cream

    1 cup white sugar (to taste)

    Add all ingredients but add the sugar last to sweeten to taste. Add the ice cream early enough that it melts a little, but not completely.

  • 5

    Golden Wedding Punch

    1 (12 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate

    1 (46 oz) can sweetened pineapple juice

    1 3/4 cup lemon juice

    1 gallon water

    2 cups white sugar

    Combine and stir

  • 6

    Apple Orchard Punch

    1 (32 oz) bottle apple juice chilled

    1 (12 oz) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

    1 cup orange juice

    2 liter bottle of ginger ale

    1 apple sliced in thin rounds to float on top

    Combine and serve chilled.

  • 7

    Sparkling Punch

    2 lemons sliced in rounds

    3 large oranges sliced in rounds

    1 (6 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate

    1 liter club soda

    2 bottles of sparkling apple cider

    1 tablespoon white sugar

    2 trays of ice cubes

    Allow the juice concentrate to melt. Combine all ingredients, add sugar to taste, add fruit rounds to float on top.

  • 8

    "Black" Punch

    1 envelope/package of unsweetened grape drink mix

    1 package of unsweetened orange drink mix

    1 liter of ginger ale

    2 cups white sugar

    3 quarts cold water

    Combine ingredients, stir and chill.

  • 9

    Aileen's Punch

    1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice

    1 (46 oz) can apricot nectar

    1 (6 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate

    2 liter-bottle of lemon-lime flavored soda

    Set some juice aside to freeze into an ice ring to float on top. Combine and serve.

  • 10

    Jolly Rancher Punch

    1 gallon Berry Blue Typhoon "Hawaiian Punch"

    6-8 scoops Country Time Lemonade mix

    Mix, stir and pour half into ice cube trays to freeze. Combine all elements before serving.

  • 11

    Snow Princess Punch

    1 cup mini marshmallows

    1/2 cup decorating sugar

    1/2 cup castor sugar

    Lemon slices

    2 liter-bottle of fruit-flavored sparkling water

    2 cups frozen blueberries or strawberries

    Keep the fruit frozen. Freeze the marshmallows.

    Combine the sugar in a flat plate. Use the lemon slices to give party glasses a sticky rim around the top. Dip those rims into the sugar to look like salt on a cocktail or margarita glass.

    In a punch bowl add the fruit-flavored sparkling water, frozen marshmallows and frozen fruit. Serve in the sugar-rimmed party glasses.