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The Perfect Summer Soirée Bar- 3 Ways

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They say “April showers bring May flowers” but we think showers, flowers and soirées in general should be in abundance always!

Paige and I dreamed up this peachy party bar shoot with the idea that anyone could add one (or all three) of these simple DIY spreads to their bridal shower, baby shower, or summer party setup. They’re the perfect way to add some colour to your party, whatever you’re celebrating! All you need is a lacy tablecloth, fresh flowers, and a few really simple, easy to find props.

Here’s how we created our three Summer Soirée Bars:

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One // DIY Flower Bar

Who doesn’t like to leave an event with a handful of beautiful fresh flowers? This bar instantly adds a fun DIY element to your party that anyone can do with ease, and it will make your celebration smell extra sweet to boot!

To stock this “bar” you’ll need:

A variety of fresh cut flowers
Multiple pairs of scissors
Pre-cut ribbon
Craft paper squares (we used tissue, but either works!)
Pretty jars of water
Fresh flowers of course! Pre-cut stems to a similar strength to save guests time and save mess

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Two // DIY Mimosa Bar

Throwing a brunch or lunchtime gathering? A mimosa bar is a great ice breaker (no pun intended), and with the right juice choices it can really add some fun pops of colour to your decor. Don’t forget to get creative with garnishes and add-ins!

To stock this “bar” you’ll need:

3 types of juice (we used Guava, Peach & Orange)
Bubbles!
A variety of fruits, citrus and herbs as garnish (we recommend mint, thyme, rosemary, grapefruit, berries, edible flowers etc)
Floral water or fun syrups (optional)
Paper Straws

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Bar Three // DIY Treat Box Bar

If you’re the baking type we invite you to get creative in the kitchen whipping up some specialty treats for your guests to snack on or take home to enjoy later. If you don’t consider yourself to be culinarily talented, don’t fret- we just placed a special order with Petit Nuage and cut up some fresh organic fruit instead!

To stock this “bar” you’ll need:

Sweet treats (we picked up ours from Petit Nuage, a lovely little shop in Toronto)
Treat boxes (ask the shop for extra, or pick up your own from a craft shop)
Fresh Fruit
Ribbons and tags to label your treats

Originally published on Hooray Magazine’s blog here.

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