I am back today with a really fun and easy entertaining idea, courtesy of my daughter who blogs at Bows for Justine. She is a twenty-something beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger.
We were hosting a large, extended family Christmas gathering this past Sunday and the idea of a champagne bar just seemed to fit the occasion. Little Bluebird took over and prepped, styled and served....she did an awesome job and I am so excited to share it with you!
We purchased some two dollar champagne flutes and "fancied 'em up" with vanilla candy melts and gold & white sanding sugar on the rim.
Such a pretty detail and so very easy! Simply melt the chocolates, dip the rim in the chocolate and quickly dip into the sanding sugar. Elegant, with a total time investment of less than 30 minutes for twelve glasses.
We put a few bottles of "the bubbly" on ice in a Pottery Barn Rye Ice Bucket, then put out chunky, vintage glass pitchers (both Goodwill snags years ago) filled with orange and cranberry juices. Then we placed assorted frozen fruits in a divided Nora Fleming dish. (Side note: Have you ever seen Nora Fleming's serving pieces? OMG, they are so cute! They have a hole where you can change out the embellishment to suit the occasion. I received this dish from a special friend and I can't wait to add more to my collection. I have several of the embellishments, but for our party I chose the little gift.)
The fruit and juices could be added as each guest desired to customize their champagne.
We also had a bottle of sparkling, non-alcoholic cider for those who were either too young or who preferred the non-alcoholic alternative.
I really love how it turned out and I couldn't be prouder of Little Bluebird for spear heading the idea and making it a reality. I have been so busy with Christmas prep and helping Mr. Bluebird with his knee replacement surgery recovery - this fun, elegant touch would not have happened without her.
If you would like to see her post about this, please hop on over to her blog - I know she would love to have you visit and maybe even follow!
I think this champagne bar would fit a lot of occasions, especially New Years. It is also a great budget saver, not to mention how fun it is to have a "signature" drink at your party.
How do you plan to ring in 2015?
Thanks for stopping by,
plastic champagne flutes ~ Wal-Mart
paper straws ~ Wal-Mart
Rye Ice Bucket ~ Pottery Barn