Fantastically Fun Beverage Bar Ideas for Fall Parties

October 03, 2016

Fantastically Fun Beverage Bar Ideas for Fall Parties

Looking for a fun and easy way to make your next get-together a memorable hit? Look no further than the DIY beverage bar! These self-serve drink stations are simple to set up, guests love them, AND it takes the work out of pouring drinks for thirsty attendees throughout the evening. Plus, there are so many creative ways to add a personal touch to your offerings (love is in the details, right?). Here are some of our favorite tips and ideas for setting up a beverage bar that will delight your guests and make your party prep a breeze.

Simple and Beautiful Hot Apple Cider Bar

Sometimes the most beautiful things in life are the simple things. This is why we love Camille Styles' simple yet gorgeous hot apple cider bar from The Ultimate Cozy Night In. Here, guests warm themselves with a steamy mug of apple cider, garnished with a cinnamon stick, star anise, and an optional splash of bourbon. Sweetly printed name tags attached to each mug with twine help to keep everyone's beverage in the right hand and add a personal touch. Hassle-free decor of fresh apples on the table and a seasonally-inspired wheat stalk bundle bouquet complete the timeless and elegant experience. Check out some of our favorite hot cider recipes here.
DIY Hot Apple Cider Bar from Camille StylesHot Apple Cider Bar with Name Tags by Camille Styles
 

Delightfully Decadent Hot Cocoa Bar

Cozy and delectable, a hot chocolate bar is everything we want in life when the air temperature drops... and Stephanie Lynn's fall-inspired rendition is everything we want in a hot chocolate bar. A tasty selection of toppings, including crowd-pleasing marshmallows and caramels, sit below a jaw-dropping faux seasonal arrangement. Homemade chocolate stirrers, whipped cream, and doughnut treats bring the decadence up to a level 10. By using a Keurig as a hot water dispenser and placing hot cocoa powder in a large apothecary jar with a per-determined measuring spoon for correct proportions, this blogger's low-maintenance setup is as pretty as it is practical. Read more about this chocolate lover's heaven here.

Decadent Hot Chocolate Bar for Fall Parties by Stephanie Lynn

Seasonally Inspired Floral Arrangment on Hot Chocolate Bar


Coffee with Flair

Coffee is always in season, but that doesn't mean that you can't give your presentation, and condiments, a little festive flair. StoneGable's Fall Coffee Bar does just that with a sophisticated palette of burnt orange, deep reds, blues, and creamy whites, arranged on a conveniently portable galvanized metal tiered tray. Gorgeous clusters of pyracantha, tangerines, and white pumpkins lend a distinctive fall look. Classic blue and white china dishes offer cream and sugar, as well as warming autumn-inspired coffee condiments like nutmeg, cocoa and cinnamon sticks. Vintage spoons and classic white coffee mugs with napkins in seasonal colors complete the look and give guests everything they need for a perfect cup of self-serve coffee on a chilly fall morning.

 Fall Coffee Bar from StoneGable

Detail of Fall Coffee Bar from StoneGable

 

Cheers to the DIY Cocktail Bar

Hosting a party can be a lot of work. Check one thing off your list by letting your guests be their own bartender with a self-serve cocktail station. Once you complete the pre-party setup, your work is done! Keep it simple by choosing one or two signature cocktails that compliment the season or occasion. Set out all of the necessary ingredients and tools, along with a recipe card, and let your guests do the pouring and mixing. This is a great way to add an interactive element to your shindig and provide an ice breaker for guests who have yet to meet. Plus, who doesn't like to learn a tasty new cocktail recipe? Flutter Magazine has our hearts aflutter with their fabulous fall DIY cocktail bar featuring the seasonally-appropriate Manazarita cocktail (tequila, lemon, cinnamon, apple juice and elder flower liquor - yum!). To set the tone, a distressed table with candles and vintage-style lanterns creates a casual yet chic autumn look that can easily be adapted to any season. To see more, check out Cheers to Fall with a DIY Cocktail Bar.

DIY Cocktail Bar

 




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