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After the Sangria Station at Erin’s Denver themed baby shower, I knew that we’d be doing another sangria bar sometime this summer. Sangria is just too summer-y, and refreshing (and great for a crowd) to pass up as a drink station at a party (or in this case, for a friend’s wedding!).
I know I say this all the time, but this really is one of those party elements that is fabulous, simple to put together, and not that expensive (especially compared to any drink station that includes alcohol).
There were three jars of sangria- red, white and alcohol free.
And summer is the perfect time to add an entire rainbow of fruit…
…as well as some mint-and-gold dipped pots (the dipped pot DIY tutorial is here) with mint, lavendar, basil and rosemary for muddling.
The decor was similarly simple- rows of mason jars with paper straws and flags…
…a big mint chalkboard (the ‘Sangria Bar’ sign is paper, and the fancy writing was mine [and I do not have great handwriting, so I can’t wait to show you guys how I did it!]), and a tassel garland.
And even though one of the three Sangria base options was sans alcohol, I also put together jars of “Kid’s Sangria” in a wheel barrel for the littlest wedding guests.
Did I mention that I love the Sangria Bar? Seriously, friends, love.
Since we’ve been doing so many drink stations (and even food stations) lately, and since we get emails all the time asking about the signage, we’ve started putting party bar signage in the Shiny Happy Sprinkles etsy shop.
If you know a bride (or party hostess) who is wanting to DIY a drink station or food bar, send her our way (the printable packs come with recipes, shopping lists and DIY directions to help with every detail)!
Prosecco berry sangria recipe (perfect for brunch)
And if Sangria isn’t your thing- maybe one of these other Drink Stations will inspire you