ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | December 2, 2010

Three Simple Ways to Set Up a Beverage Station

handy bar cart that you can customize

My top three finds from the December 2010 issue of Canadian House & Home allow me to discuss three simple and effective way to set up a beverage station this Holiday season. These ideas can work with any types of party and at any time of the year.

First, all you need to transform a side table is a cork sheet, 8 eye hooks, a brass ball chain, 4 casters and contact cement. A good choice is VEJMON side table because it has a middle shelf. (page 70)

chest with styrofoam coolers

If you prefer a solution that is not permanent, you will love this one. You can hide two styrofoam coolers inside an IKEA BYHOLMA chest. This affordable idea offers plenty of room to keep your bottles cold. After the party, you can use the chest to store occasional bedding, linens or throws. (page 78)

beverage stations

The simplest form is when the beverage station is a part of your appetizer table or is next to the dinnerware and flatware. Just make sure to separate the bottles from the food with trays or platters. There is a purpose besides the good look; your drink station will stay cleaner if you contain the bottles and the glasses. (page 138)

You will find many more great entertaining ideas on that issue. I encourage you to get a copy.

SOURCING:
+ Canadian House & Home – December 2010

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2 Responses to “Three Simple Ways to Set Up a Beverage Station”

  1. .. and an ice bucket! make sure the ice never stop coming!

  2. Love it! Especially the idea about putting the bottles and glasses on trays.