Drink Up!

One of my favourite new wedding trends right now is having DIY or self-serve cocktail stations.  Not only is it a really fun addition to your reception or cocktail hour but it also keeps bartender costs down – and goodness knows you’re going to want to save a few bucks where ever you can

There are a million and one ways that you can personalize your self-serve bar.  Make cocktail specific bars like a mimosa bar by providing champagne and an array of fresh juices.  Or maybe a dessert bar with liqueurs, cinnamon, chocolate shavings and whipped cream.

Provide bowls of fresh fruit as garnish at a sangria bar or encourage guests to get creative and even leave some fun suggestions for them – champagne with raspberries, vodka and soda with a watermelon slice, gin and tonic with cucumber and a dash of pepper (seriously, try it!).

And who says alcohol even has to be involved?  If you’re having a dry wedding or just want to be more inclusive of all your guests, you could even do a self-serve drink station featuring homemade ice-teas, freshly squeezed juices or infused waters!

Another fun way to make things interactive is to leave colourful pens or markers with a blank recipe book and invite guests to share their favourite cocktail recipes.

DIY Cocktail Stations.  A fun activity to amuse guests, keep everyone hydrated and add personality to your party!  Not to mention, they’re seriously adorable.

-R