HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE DRINK STATION

Growing up my mom’s idea of a drink station consisted of an ice bucket, and 2-liter soda bottles on an aluminum tv dinner tray. Drink stations are a thing and they show up for all the holidays and backyard bbq’s. Now that my kids are sorta out of the house I have time to create a drink station worthy of a Hallmark movie.

Everything I used I found from Kroger, Sprouts,  or Trader Joe’s. I found the hot cocoa mix in a jar at Homegoods. 

Tip: Homegoods have great seasonal foodie finds for less.

HOW TO CREATE A DRINK STATION

This is where a bar cart would be really fun! But if you don’t have plans for  a bar cart (I have my eye on this one from Target) do this:

  • clear a corner in your kitchen for the holidays
  • yes, you may have to move the toaster but it will be so fun to have a dedicated drink station for friends, nieces, cousins, neighbors, and family.
  • if you have a mug tree add your own mugs. My friend had these Crate & Barrel coffee cups when she hosted my daughter’s bridal shower this summer.
  • I love holiday-themed disposable/re-use coffee cups.
  • apple cider and hot chocolate for the underage crowd.
MAKE A FUN DRINK STATION FOR GUESTS

ADD-ONS

It’s fun to have an assortment of hot chocolate accouterments.

  • marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • red hots
HOW TO MAKE A HOLIDAY DRINK STATION FOR GUESTS

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Lemons, Limes, Orange Slices
  • Sugars for the glass
  • Ice bucket

MOCKTAILS

Don’t forget to make a fun mocktail for the littles and grans and those starting dry January early! I love this Cranberry and Rosemary mocktail. You can pin the recipe over here.

Here is a fun take on a fruity mocktail!

I hope this inspires you to step up your bar cart or corner! I would love it if you followed me on Pinterest or pinned this idea for others to find!

SHOP FAVORITES: PS Mason Jars make every drink more festive!

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