Find Ideas for Setting up a bubbly bar for a holiday party or New Years Eve party. I’m sharing simple tricks that make your champagne bar more festive and can be incorporated year-round. For more ideas check out this bar cart bubbly bar where the focal point can be rolled into any room.
Bubbly Bar Ideas
I love setting up a self-serve bar at my holiday parties. And when you organize it with these tips it’s easy for guests and host alike to enjoy the evening.
What I’ve created here is a compilation of ides that I’ve incorporated into my own parties. I typically designate separate rooms for separate uses.
For instance the kitchen island may have bottles of wine, while the sitting room has a cocktail mixing station, and the living room has a champagne bar.
PARTY TIP: By separating drink stations you can eliminate the bottleneck effect that a single bar can cause.
Sometimes I like to turn a champagne bar into a small dessert station too. For more ideas on that check out this gold and white anniversary party idea that serves up bubbly and dessert.
Or this gold and copper popcorn & champagne dessert bar. Both are sure to inspire you with ideas you can try.
Ideas for setting up a Bubbly Bar for the holidays
- When I came across these gold wall adhesive dots at Target I knew they would add the right touch of whimsy and glam perfect for a bubbly bar. Plus they reminded me of champagne bubbles! They attach to the walls and easily peel off with no residue left behind. I placed them all over the back wall for the perfect backdrop, and added my “cheers” banner.
- To take up the empty space below the table, and add more “bubbles” I tied balloons together. Then attached them to the legs of the table so they would look full but wouldn’t drift out and get stepped on.
- A cake stand full of ornaments and topped with a glass dome makes a great seasonal “centerpiece” for the table.
- Bottles of Brut (dry) sparkling wine are ready to pour as they sit in a chiller full of ice.
PARTY TIP: Surround bottles with half ice and half water; add rock salt to the mix to lower the temperature of the ice water. The ice water keeps drinks chilled far better than ice alone.
- Wrap stem glasses with tinsel garland and add a glittery tag so guests can write their name on it and keep track of their drink.
- Pour fruit nectar into pretty carafes wrapped with wired holiday tinsel. Attach a tag to the tinsel, that lets guests know what fruit flavor it is. My favorite idea I came up with this season is to top bottles with ball ornaments! It mimics the wooden ball stoppers that are very popular now, but with a seasonal twist. Give it a try!
- Use trays as much as you can to corral similar items together. Silver, gold, and acrylic trays work well for any occasion.
- Serve something unexpected like these champagne jello shots. They add whimsy to the party!
- I made up favors using striped bags, gold chevron washi tape, and a “happy holidays” stamp. I filled them with eggnog-flavored, and peppermint-flavored taffy I found at Walmart.
These champagne bar ideas are simple to create but they add a lot of charm to a holiday party. Give it a try for your New Years Eve celebration or Christmas party.