Showering a mother-to-be is the perfect excuse to celebrate with a refreshing cocktail. However, it’s only fair that the guest of honor gets to participate in the fun too! That being said, having a mocktail bar is the perfect touch to any baby shower; it’s fun, creative, and super easy to do it yourself!
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Being that the mocktail bar will serve as an attraction of the shower, you’re going to want to make it look amazing! If you do not have access to a bar cart, simply use a table to display the drinks.
The first item you will need to add to your bar cart/table is glassware. Depending on which mocktails you choose to make and the style of the shower, there are many different types of glasses to choose from. From a sleek highball glass, to a creative tulip glass, or a casual mason jar, the type of glassware you choose can add a lot of character to your event.
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Alongside of your glassware, you are going to want to display straws and stirrers for your guests to use as needed. The fun part about this small detail is that you can get really creative! You can choose to use solid color straws that match the drink or choose ones with fun patterns and bright colors to add a little flair. When it comes to choosing the right stirrers, you can either choose something that will complement the drink and straws nicely or you can choose a super creative one that sticks out all on its own! Customized stirrers can easily be found on sites like Etsy and would add a perfect personal touch!
Garnishes are just as important as the straws and stirrers when topping off your mocktail! Whether your drink requires being garnished with fruit wedges, vegetable sticks, mint, pepper, salt, olives, or whatever else you might like, it is important to have them displayed and easily accessible.
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Aside from gathering all the necessities for your drink, it is important not to forget the bar itself! Decorating the bar area allows you to get creative and add personal touches. Decorating according to the theme or color scheme of the event is the easiest way to tie it all together. You can even choose a certain drink that would match too! Another great way to incorporate colors and themes is through customizable items, such as napkins, and signage. Giving your signature drink a special name related to the mommy-to-be is another cute way to add some personality to the bar!
Small details like labeling each ingredient or garnish can also help give your mocktail bar more character! Not only does it look cute, but it keeps the bar organized and easy to use!
While creating and decorating your mocktail bar is all fun and games, it is nothing without a drink that tastes great! We’ve listed some of the best refreshing mocktails for Spring and Summer!
Sparkling Peach Lemonade
Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
Grapefruit & Rosemary Mocktail