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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.
***EDITED TO ADD- due to popular demand, there is a digital version of this Sangria Bar Poster (and other signage) available here as well.***
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)!
How to make sangria for a crowd
Our favorite blueberry rosemary sangria
Prosecco berry sangria recipe (perfect for brunch)
And if Sangria isn’t your thing- maybe one of these other Drink Stations will inspire you
Amy @ So There. by Amy says
This idea is so amazing!
I am dying over the addition of muddled herbs in those cute painted pots…and extra dying over the birch tree straws!!!
Thanks Amy! I love sangria with herbs… or lemonade with herbs… or mojitos, so figured they’d be the perfect Sangria Bar addition. 🙂
And aren’t those straws great? Amazon. 🙂
Thanks for the sweet comment!
Elise Arango says
So beautiful! That decor is exactly what I am looking to do for my sweet Olivia’s first birthday (minus the adult beverage 🙂 )! Thanks for posting!
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Elise, I love that. I think the color scheme would work great for a first birthday party for sure!
yay for party signage! i love the idea of a sangria bar (of course now i just need to find a reason to have one!) at a wedding/party/shower. i’ve often thought about doing a margarita bar too. fantastic idea!
Jen @ Eat. Sleep. MAKE. says
So beautiful (as always 🙂 I love that you made “kid sangria” too, I bet they were so excited to have their own little mason jar drinks.
Thanks Jen! And the Kid’s Sangria was quite the hit. 🙂
You are amazing! I die over the beauty here – and can I please have that wood background in my house – pretty please? The straws are awesome and the wheelbarrow drink bucket is perfection. Love love love it!
Stef, what a sweet comment. And YES, would that wood background be a dream to have around (if only for photoshooting, right?). 🙂 Such a high compliment coming from you- you do such a great job with parties!
Any chance you ladies are ready to release your sangria printables?
Would die to have them. I emailed you on your Etsy site too.
Rachel Maurantonio says
I am in love with your drink stations! How can I get the recipes to the Sangria station?
Hey Rachel! Thank you.
I should put those on here- good reminder (I think I wrote down what I did somewhere- I’ll have to dig around and find it!). If you need the recipes immediately, I think I googled ‘sangria for a crowd’ and found a red base, white base, and non-alcoholic base that sounded good. Hope that helps!
This is a brilliant idea!
Can’t wait to recommend this to some outdoor wedding ideas.