This past weekend my friend, Lauren, and I hosted a baby shower for another dear friend of ours. It was so fun to plan and pull off! We sat down together one evening and started planning, but got stuck. It was a tea party so of course we’d serve tea, but we were struggling with fun drink options to have in addition. We didn’t want just lemonade and iced tea and all the punch recipes seemed boring. So we brainstormed, researched our trusty source, Pinterest, and came up with the brilliant idea of a “Mocktail” MOM-osa bar. We were giddy with excitement as we planned out our drink bar. We started with a list of juices.
Cucumber Mint Lime
For the bubbly addition, I chose unflavored sparkling water and raspberry sparkling water. However, there is a large variety of flavored sparkling waters out there and any of them would be delicious! (TIP: I suggest limiting the selection to 2 flavors of sparkling water so your guests don’t feel overwhelmed at all of the choices. Pick unflavored and 1 flavored.) Next you’ll want to choose some fruits and herbs for garnishes.
Chopped fresh Mint
Other good options:
Other items that you’ll need include a variety of small fruit bowls and serving spoons. You’ll want a selection of Mimosa or Champagne flutes. (TIP: Visit your local dollar tree for a variety of special drink glasses. I purchase all of mine there because I’d much rather accidently break a $1 glass as opposed to a nice $7+ glass) You’ll want a stack of cocktail napkins available, and for fun you can add a jar of fun paper straws. Amazon is a great place to find bulk party items. Check out this set of 6 fruit bowls great for parties and drink bars.
How do you make a Mom-osa?
It’s super easy! Choose your glass and select your juice(s). Pick your bubbly. Pour a half glass of juice, followed by a half glass of sparkling water. Then add your fruit and/or herbs. There are endless combinations you can make and it’s such a fun activity, as well as a beautifully displayed refreshing station. We were so happy with how this drink bar turned out, that we’ll definitely be using it again! This is a great option for Baby showers, Bridal showers, graduation parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, and much more.
Favorite Combinations from this weekend include:
From Paige: Peach juice, unflavored sparkling water, strawberries, and chopped mint
From Jamie (aka Mommy-to-Be): Cucumber Mint Lime with blueberries and chopped mint
From Anika: Watermelon with unflavored sparkling water, raspberries, and chopped mint.
From Lauren: Cucumber Mint Lime with unflavored sparkling water, strawberries, and chopped mint
A special thanks to Elizabeth Anne Photography for the beautiful photos.
I’d love to hear if you used this idea and how it worked for you, as well as any flavor combinations that were popular!