Setting Up a Mimosa Bar | with free party printables

Setting Up a Mimosa Bar | with free party printables

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Setting up a mimosa bar | There are many reasons to love the concept of a ‘build your own’ drink bar, especially when entertaining during the holidays.

Setting up a Make Your Own Mimosa Bar

Having the opportunity assemble and customize your own drink creations makes for a fun party atmosphere and guest experience. For the host, it’s an easy, time-saving option – presenting a casual, yet creative, way to set up the drink display.

‘Build your own’ drink bars are not only visually appealing, but are a simple way to offer a wide variety of choices – catering to all guests.

How to Set up A Mimosa Bar

While preparing for some New Year entertaining, I recently read an article on Bed, Bath & Beyond’s holiday site, Holiday Your Way. The article was encouraging the use of champagne flutes – not just to ring in the New Year – but to create fun and pretty bubbly drinks year round.

Champagne flutes + the classic mimosa = an easy and affordable bubbly drink bar

Setting up a Mimosa Bar

Setting up a Mimosa Bar doesn’t get an easier this, as mimosas just require champagne and juice. While fresh orange juice is the classic, to create a beautifully colorful bar a variety of different juices can be offered.

Setting up a Mimosa Bar – Supplies

Sugar Rim Champagne Glasses

1. Champagne Flutes

  • The long stem allows you to hold the glass without affecting the temperature of the drink
  • The tall narrow bowl is designed to retain the bubbly carbonation

Mimosa Bar Juices

2. Fruit Juice

  • Orange is classic
  • Mix it up with Mango, Peach, Lemonade, Strawberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Cranberry, etc.

Party Beverage Bar

3. Champagne

  • Dry or Brut (in champagne terms ‘dry’ is the opposite of ‘sweet’)
  • Club soda can be used for a alcohol-free option

Mimosa Bar Garnishes

4. Fruit Garnish

  • Not only adds a special touch to the glasses but a splash of added flavor as well
  • Slice oranges, pears, cut pineapple, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.

Setting Up a Mimosa Bar – Prep

Once the supplies are gathered, making your own mimosa bar requires very little prep. Almost all of the work required depends on how many details you would like to add to the presentation of the bar. I believe all of the little details can turn something ordinary into extraordinary so I don’t mind the few extra, but very easy, steps.

Free Mimosa Bar Printables

  • Use glass carafes or clear containers to store and serve the juice – Free Mimosa Bar Printable Tags can be found below.

Garnishes for a Mimosa Bar

  • Serve the fruit garnishes in glass or decorative containers with mini tongs or spoons

Sugar Coated Drink Glasses

  • Coat the rim of the champagne flutes with sugar

Make Your Own Mimosa Bar

  • Keep champagne chilled in an ice bucket or party tub
  • Have paper straws or stirrers available for mixing the mimosas

Setting up a Mimosa Bar – Service

Free Mimosa Bar Printables

The basic mimosa recipe calls for equal parts of champagne & juice. Throughly chill the champagne and juice in the fridge prior to serving to enhance the flavor. Champagne should be added to the flute first, followed by the juice to prevent overflowing.

How to Set up a Beverage Bar Get this look: How to Set up a Mimosa Bar 3-Part Storage Jar | Paper Straws | Champagne Flutes | Ice Cold Storage Bottles | Ice Bucket

Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Along with Holiday Entertaining inspiration, ideas, and solutions – the Holiday Your Way site also features some creative Holiday Recipes. I spotted this recipe for Rosemary Garlic Pull Apart Bread and had to give it a try. This simple take on monkey bread is made with frozen dinner roll dough and flavored with rosemary, garlic and parmesan-pecorino cheese. Though it does require some ‘rise’ time – the prep is super easy. Once cooked the warm savory bread easily pulls apart in bite size chunks. I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe handy for a inexpensive appetizer treat.

Free Mimosa Bar Printable Tags

Click to download the Mimosa Bar Printable Juice Tags

Free Mimosa Bar Printable Sign

Click to download the Printable Mimosa Bar Sign

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Comments

  1. Please say you’ll invite me over the next time you set this up 😉 This is simply gorgeous, Stephanie Lynn!

  2. Wow, what a great idea for a party, and it’s pretty simple. Thanks!

  3. This is a perfect post! Posted in enough time for me to gather the supplies , and to offer the free printables is very generous. Thank you so much!

  4. This looks so impressive but it’s so easy to do! Thanks for the great ideas and the printables!

  5. I have served Mimosas with brunch, but never set up a Mimosa bar. This is lovely. I love the idea of offering different juices to serve with the Champagne.

  6. This is a great idea!! I am going to do this for my bridesmaids the morning of my wedding, while we are getting ready.

  7. This is such a easy but great idea!! I am going to do this for my bidesmaids the morning of my wedding, while we are getting ready.

  8. I love this idea! My friend wants to mimic the Mimosa Bar for her sister’s bridal shower. What paper did you print the juice tags on? We are having a difficult time finding the right product. Thanks for your help! Keep those fantastic ideas coming!

  9. Thank you for sharing these details and printable sign and labels. I used them to create a mimosa bar for my daughter’s shower and your details made the difference.

  10. Hi Stephanie,

    Can you let me know where you got the silver platter from? Or maybr where i can get them?

    Thanks so much
    Jessie

  11. Thank you so much for these ideas. Hosting a brunch for the day after hubby’s high school reunion festivities this weekend, was already setting up a Bloody Mary bar, complete with all the fixings. Wouldn’t have thought of doing the same for mimosas until I saw this.

  12. Thanks for the free printables. They have lines/grids on them tho. Will those show up when I print them?

  13. Hi Stephanie. Thanks for this. This is awesome. My wife found your blog post and she’s pumped about doing setting up a mimosa bar at our upcoming baby shower. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the freebie printables too! Keep up the good work.

        

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