Coffee Tasting Cookie Bar Party

Coffee Tasting Cookie Bar Party

To officially welcome summer, I gathered a few friends last week for a coffee tasting cookie bar party. I’m a big sucker for attaching a party theme to any occasion – even if it’s just a casual get together – and this one was a fun combination of cookies and coffee just for the girls.

Coffee Party Ideas
Summer means keeping things simple – and I stayed true to that philosophy by grabbing everything needed for this coffee tasting cookie bar party with one quick trip to the grocery store.

cookie bar
First stop – Safeway’s bakery for some pre-made cookies. Freshly baked, convenient, and ready to go.

coffee and cookie party
I grabbed five different varieties and tucked them under some glass pedestal dessert stands
once I got home – (presentation is key!)

cookie party
The pedestals were lined with coffee filters and for a little decorative touch –
ribbon was wrapped around the rim with double sided tape.

Coffee & Cookie Party
The ribbon took just a minute to stick on and simply peels away once it’s ready to be removed.

Gevalia Keurig K Cup
Next stop – Safeway’s coffee isle. I was excited to partner with Gevalia for this particular opportunity as I remember being on their automatic delivery service
back in the day (my corporate working days, that is).
I was even more thrilled to learn Gevalia is now available in single serve cups for
Keurig® K-Cup® Brewers*. I shared our Keurig® OfficePro® Premier*
a couple months ago and still think it’s just the perfect entertaining accessory for coffee loving guests!
*Kraft Foods is not affiliated with Keurig, Inc. KEURIG and K-CUP are registered trademarks of Keurig, Inc.

Keurig Gevelia
I love the idea that guests can personally choose their own favorite blend of freshly brewed coffee – one right after another – and have them all ready, within minutes.

Keurig K Cups
I picked up the rich, medium roast, Columbia – as well as the smooth, mild, Signature Blend.

coffee bar
The dining room console tables transformed into the coffee bar / cookie bar for our little get together.

coffee filter garland
The little guy and I spent no more than 30 minutes one evening stringing up the coffee filter garland to hang above ‘the bar’. I used the same method as the cupcake liner garland I made a couple years ago – except I used white and unbleached coffee filters along with some cut pieces of tulle. It took just two packs of filters (approximately $2) to create this show stopper – perfectly fitting for the coffee theme.

Keurig Coffee Party
The casual set table was just enough to make the gathering special
but nothing over the top or time consuming.

coffee party
I’m a fan of big tall mugs so naturally I pulled out my
white beaded latte mugs for adaquate coffee tasting.

coffee table setting
They were paired with some plain rectangle salad plates to catch all the crumbs from the goodies.

chocolate covered coffee spoons
I hand dipped the silverware in melted chocolate for those guests craving a touch of sweetness in their cups. These are incredibly simple to whip up – just melt some chocolate bark – dip in the spoon – and lay it on some wax paper to harden. I topped these with a few extra mini chocolate chips too.

Homemade Coffee Frappe
My sister blended up a batch of her favorite frappé coffee recipe. This seriously took minutes to make – especially since she used the single serve cups as a base.

mini coffee frappe
We called them Mini Frappé Coffee Shots….I am hoping to snag her recipe to share.

coffee granita
I also pre-made a batch of Coffee Granita using my favorite Frozen Coffee Granita Recipe.

Homemade Coffee Granita
This is another simple and extremely easy recipe – and perfect for the summertime coffee lover.

Safeway Gevalia Party
Fresh cut fruit from Safeway was not only a refreshing addition to the coffee tasting cookie bar party – but made a quick last minute centerpiece as well – when tossed in a pretty footed bowl.

coffee tasting party
All of the ‘coffee bar additions’ filled in the remaining table space and allowed for the guests to have a seat and mingle while they perfected their favorite blend exactly to their liking.

There were coffee stirrers, sugar cubes and various packaged sweeteners….

coffee theme party
Flavored gourmet syrups…

coffee themed party
Milk, half & half, and yummy flavored creamers…

Chocolate Coffee Stirrer
Good coffee, good treats and good company.

Gevalia Coffee Party
The perfect beginning to another summer packed full of memory making.

Gevalia Coffee

Cookie Party
Take home treats included all of the extra cookies ….

Homemade Coffee Scrub
…and a jar of Homemade Coffee Scrub for each guest.
{I’ll be sharing our favorite recipe later this week}

Coffee Party
Hope your summer is off to a fabulous start.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. I sooo want to be invited to your next party!!!! lol. this looks like a dream! Everything is beautiful…wow…Thank you so much for I’m going to be dreaming with this sweet setting!

  2. The set up looks amazing! Great work.
    I am a bit of a coffee lover myself. I would love to try the recipe for the frappe coffee.

  3. What a Party!! Please invite me next time 🙂

  4. What a fabulous idea for a party! I love this! 🙂

  5. How fun! Everything looks just beautiful, you have it all set up so nicely! Beautiful!

  6. What fun! Love your coffee filter swag!
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  7. This might be the most inviting party setting I’ve ever seen. I love cookies and coffee both and your displays are so nice…love the cookies under glass and all the little extras you made to eat/taste. WOW!

  8. Looks Amazing! I love everything. I love your new website too…who designed it? Love the coffee and cookies theme too…

  9. Wow! You thought of everything! I love the coffee filters on the little pedestals and the coffee filter garland. Your table looks fabulous! Very inviting!

  10. What a lovely presentation. I totally agree about the coffee pods for parties. I usually get some lattes and different types of coffees and then everyone can get what they want. Lots of people know how to use these machines now too so it doesn’t all have to be done by the hostess of the party.

  11. Any occasion is a good occasion for a party! I love all your decor and the food looks good. I’m sure the coffee was great too!

  12. Oooh! A coffee & cookie party how fun!!! Love how simple yet beautiful everything was! Well done!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  13. Im not a coffee drinker but with this fabulous party I would have definitely given it a try.


  14. Just gorgeous and I love the coffee filter garland!

  15. I was absolutely mesmerized with this post and I don’t even drink coffee. But a lot of adaptable things came to my mind. I LOVED everything you did. Every detail was wonderful. Yes let the summer begin. And you sure began it well for some special friends! I felt like I was there. And the party was delightful!

  16. What a fun idea! I love all of your presentation ideas. I’m pinning this to my entertaining board and can’t wait to try the coffee granita!

  17. Your presentation is so beautiful. I love it! You have inspired me to try something like this.


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