This post is on how to set up an easy holiday drink station, and to bring you a little holiday levity, I’ll be sharing an epic PINTEREST FAIL! Enjoy 🙂
First the winning part of the post, the drink station. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is hosting family and friends. I always have a drink station set up that way people can easily help themselves to a beverage while I finish up preparing the meal. It just takes the pressure off of having everything done by the time guests arrive. I feel at ease if there are appetizers out and drinks readily available.
I like to make it look pretty too, I talked about how helpful trays are in doing that here. They coral everything in a beautiful way.
For Christmas I cleared out our glass cabinet in the kitchen and filled it with all the makings for a hot cocoa bar, as well as extra glasses and mugs. It has come in handy for parties and drop in guests, I highly recommend designating a spot for a hot cocoa station. Not to mention my kids favorite spot in the kitchen.
Then right below it, if we are entertaining, I set up the cold drink station. I set out glasses, different beverages, and I fill up a ice bucket. This bucket is the best, if I forget to empty it after the party, there’s still perfectly formed ice the next morning.
Here’s a few beautiful trays and pitchers to get you started on your own station. DYING over that marble and gold one, and it’s on sale-Merry Christmas to me.
I was hoping to share with you these easy and beautiful DIY ice votives. I saw a version of these on Pinterest and thought I’d recreate them. Well….they were easy and beautiful to make BUT they melted at such a rapid rate I can’t recommend you making them. It was an instant flood all over my beautiful drink station. I was snapping so fast just to try and catch some pics before they were all gone. They were beautiful while the lasted.
Here they are glistening and looking so pretty….AND melting and melting and melting. Years ago I did a champagne bucket version and they lasted the whole party. If you attempt these you have to do them in a bucket so the ice is nice and thick and will last. I also think the hot burning candle in the middle didn’t really help to preserve them either. Well live and learn! And if anything I’m hoping to save you from the same dripping wet experience I had. Just goes to show some of those gorgeous images on Pinterest aren’t always the most practical.
Have a beautiful week, I can’t believe Christmas is 4 days away!