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    DIY Champagne Bar: 3 Tasty Tips

    September 14, 2012  3 Comments

    Happy Friday! If you’re planning the drink menu at your upcoming wedding, consider this fun twist: a DIY champagne bar! The idea – quite clever, if you ask us – incorporates delicious bubbly, fruit juices, and frozen fruits for a mix-it-yourself station guests will love! Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, or engagement parties, this concept is easy-to-do, incorporates fun thematic accessories, and is a fun twist to an otherwise traditional drink bar. Read on to see three tasty tips for creating your very own DIY champagne bar…

    diy champagne bar

    photo by rebecca wood photography, styled by cynthia martyn via the caketress blog

    diy champagne bar

    photo by rebecca wood photography, styled by cynthia martyn via the caketress blog

    DIY Champagne Bar: 3 Tips

    1. Include mixers and fruit.

    Invite guests to make their own cocktails with champagne and fruit juice (like orange juice, cherry, or pomegranate). Don’t forget frozen fruit like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. YUM!

    diy champagne bar

    photo by lauren hillary, styled by brooke keegan weddings and events via hostess with the mostess

    diy champagne bar

    photo by lauren hillary, styled by brooke keegan weddings and events via hostess with the mostess

    Fun Alternative: Add POPSICLES!

    diy champagne bar with popsicles

    via bumpsmitten

    2. Select a dry champagne (+ keep it chilled).

    Since guests can mix their own cocktails (or opt for basic bubbly), you’ll want to start with a dry champagne so the fruit or juices won’t overpower the drink with sugar. Also, have the champagne bottles chilled and keep them cold throughout the night by placing on buckets of ice.

    3. Add decorative champagne bar accessories.

    Beautify your bar with custom cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, drink markers (these are fun!), streamers, striped straws, and a decorative sign.

    diy champagne bar

    photo by steve steinhardt, styled by beth helmstetter events via style me pretty

    diy champagne bar

    photo by steve steinhardt, styled by beth helmstetter events via style me pretty

    Going rustic? Take a peek at this clever rustic-themed DIY champagne bar:

    diy champagne bar

    by green and bloom, photo by terri hanlon photography via the lane

    Happy Planning!


    -E.

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    Comments

    • http://www.brautkleidertraum.de Hochzeit

      It’s really a great ideal!

    • http://www.bradgoodell.etsy.com Maggie Goodell

      Great idea! Very creative!

    • http://www.theperfectpalette.com The Perfect Palette

      This idea sounds delicious!



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