Mimosa Bar

 This past weekend was my family bridal shower.  We showed the Barbie cake and the dessert bar yesterday.  Today, I wanted to show you the mimosa bar and give you some ideas on how to do it for your next party, get together, shower, breakfast for the big day, or some Sunday.

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The sign is an easy DIY and can be used for any event or holiday.  All you need is scrapbook or construction paper, ribbon, a marker, scissors, and a hole punch.  Cut out a triangular pennant for each letter and space you need and then write one letter on each.  Then punch two holes at the top of each pennant and thread the ribbon through the holes spelling out whatever you desire (i.e. Mimosa Bar, Bubbly Bar, etc.).

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Here are a few tips to achieve the best mimosa bar:

Tip #1:  Recipes not only take it to another level, I think they are necessary.  There will be a lot of guests who aren’t creative or who don’t want to experiment, they just want to know exactly what to do.  This is why the recipes are perfect.  They make the drinks fool proof.  Also, come up with cute names for the drinks (i.e. Blushing Bride, Marry Me, and Mrs. ______ )

Tip #2: Glasses flutes and containers are a definite must!! They may break occasionally (:: cough cough Amanda::), but, they are relatively inexpensive and make the bar look a lot more formal.  The champagne glass were found at Ikea and were less than $5 for 6.  And the fun juice containers were found at Homegoods for $1.99 each.

Tip #3: Make sure you include fresh fruit in the bar.  Take it to another level by adding recipes below each of the fruits giving the guests ideas for how to combine the juices and fruits for different drinks.  Even more fun, add sherbets or sorbets for the guests to add to the champagne; maybe even put a few popsicles in a wine glass for champagne to be poured over.

Tip #4: Pay attention to details.  I am a total detail person and I loved the details like the adorable straws being held in the unique champagne flutes, the Keep Calm and Drink Champagne sign, and the champagne chillin’ in the cute metal bucket.

And last but not least, probably the most important tip. Tip #5:  Be sure to have enough champagne for your guests.  You don’t want to run out!  Lucky for us, we didn’t

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