DIY: Lemonade Bar...

DIY: Lemonade Bar...

Posted by Rachel Parcell on

 

Summer is always one of my very favorite times of year. I love all the festivities that come with the season, especially BBQ get togethers with friends and family! Typically, when my family gets together for a BBQ, each of us have a food assignment to bring. For our Fourth of July BBQ, I was in charge of beverages and I wanted to do something more festive and creative than just bringing a bottle of lemonade and water.

Today, I'm sharing how to put a mini Lemonade bar together, the perfect beverage addition to any summer get-together you're either hosting or attending!

Fresh Lemonade Bar

Fresh Lemonade Bar

Fresh Lemonade Bar

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Fresh Lemonade Bar

Fresh Lemonade Bar

Dress: Gap, no longer available (similar style) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Necklace: Scrabble | Bracelets: David Yurman (here, here) | Nails: Shirelle by MAC | Lips: Liner- Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL #13

Tray: West Elm | Glass Bottles: Macy's | Small Bowls: Williams Sonoma | Straws: Ferbish Studio (love the red and pink too)

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You'll need:

{for the lemonade}

  • Two flavors of Lemonade (I used Simply Lemonade and Simply Lemonade with Blueberry)
  • One bottle of Pellegrino
  • One Lemon
  • Mint leaf
  • 1 cup Blackberries
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1 cup Blueberries

{for the "bar"}

  • A medium size tray (I got mine from West Elm)
  • Two glass bottles (I got mine from Macy's)
  • Three small bowls
  • One mason jar
  • A stack of clear plastic cups
  • A handful of decorative straws

Instructions:

  • Pour each flavor of lemonade into the glass bottles.
  • Add a few mint leaves, lemons and berries to the top of each bottle (see photo 6).
  • Place remaining lemons, mint leaves and berries in the three small bowls (see photo 8).
  • Place the straws into the mason jar and add the lemonade, Pellegrino, toppings and plastic cups onto the tray (see photo 8).

Notes:

  • I place a bowl of ice and a scooper next to the tray.
  • Each person can built their own drink, but my favorite combo is: ice, a 1/3 cup pellegrino and the rest lemonade, then I top it off with a few mint leaves, lemons and berries.

If you have any questions, leave them below. Happy Friday and thanks so much for reading!

 

xo, Rach

 

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