This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Charm your guests this holiday season with an easy-to-assemble drink station that keeps the holiday fun flowing. Amaze your guests with minimal efforts in only about 10 minutes!
10 Minutes to the Perfect Holiday Drink Station Ideas!
Holidays are fabulous! Holiday stress, not so much.
If you are planning on hosting any holiday parties, you probably are looking for all kinds of hosting hacks to make your holiday entertaining easier.
I love holiday gatherings. I love to see the friends and family. And I love the games we play and the great food. But if not done in the right way, it can become very overwhelming and stressful.
And frankly, you have enough stress during the holidays, without adding to it. Am I right?
That’s why I wanted to share with you an easy DIY holiday drink station!
This self-serve beverage station keeps guests mingling, happy, and satisfied. And it can drastically reduce your stress level.
And best of all it is insanely easy!
The perfect holiday drink station for your Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas parties or even ringing in the New Year.
All you need is:
- A surface to set up the holiday drink station
- Tablecloth (optional)
- About 2-4 beverage choices.
- Holiday Straws
- Flavor Syrups
- Fruit Puree
- Decorations (optional)
Like I said, SUPER easy.
One trick that makes your holiday prepping easy is to pick up your supplies at Sam’s Club. I just recently tried out Club Pickup. And let me tell you, it is amazing!
You can order online, and Sam’s Club will have everything ready for you when you arrive.
Who would say no to saving time this holiday season? You have to try Club Pickup!
You also can get most of your holiday entertaining party supplies in the one stop as well!
So when you need to stock up on Coca-Cola®, Sprite®, Gold Peak® Sweet Tea, Dasani®, and Diet Coke® for the holiday season, make sure to grab them at Sam’s Club.
I set mine up on this adorable breakfast buffet table I found at a yard sale. Isn’t it gorgeous? And it perfectly fits for all my holiday hosting needs.
If you don’t have a cute buffet like this, then simply pull out a card table or something of the sort, throw a nice tablecloth over it and set up there. It doesn’t have to be the perfect piece of furniture.
The first step is to select what drinks you want to feature. Don’t go too crazy. Give about 2-4 options.
Holiday Drink Station Beverage Choices
When planning what to serve on your drink station, you need to think of the guests that will be attending. Take into their consideration their likes/dislikes and any dietary restrictions.
We always have a fairly good mix of people who love soda and those who can’t have anything sweet. So I always make sure to have plenty of Dasani® water on hand with citrus fruit wedges they can add to dress it up.
I also love to use the Sprite® Mini Cans. These are the absolutely perfect size for when you want a smaller serving. Not only that, but they are also the perfect portion size if you want to dress up your soda!
I like to include flavor syrups, lemon and lime wedges, cream, and some kind of fruit puree.
This homemade no-cook Strawberry Freezer Jam is a huge crowd pleaser.
This way your guests can concoct their very own fancy holiday drink combination and you can please everyone!
If you want to go a step further, you can also include this Tropical Raspberry Luscious Slush Punch Recipe to the table.
Setting up a Holiday Drink Station
The secret to making a fun and alluring holiday drink station is to think in layers.
Sure you can have everything on the table. All at the same height. But that doesn’t really draw the eye. And oftentimes, guests miss seeing what all is available.
You can use nice raised cake platters to display the syrups or garnishes.
Don’t have raised cake platters? No problem. Simply place cardboard boxes on the table where you want them, and throw a tablecloth over the top. No one will know you have old mailboxes under there.
You will also want to label the syrups so it is easy for the guests to see the flavors available.
You can easily make your own. Or if you need something quick, use my our easy Syrup Flavor Printable Label and write in the flavors you are featuring.
Use a tiered tray to display the main drink options.
Add a display sign or hanging banner above the table to draw the eye to the drink station.
And don’t forget the glasses, straws and ice cubes/pebbles.
Now your holiday drink station is complete! And best of all it looks like you went all out, but in reality, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to set it up.
My family loves when I pull out the breakfast buffet table, because they know I have a fun tablescape coming up.
This simple holiday drink station is their favorite thus far. They love concocting their own drink flavor combinations. And it’s perfect for any kind of holiday party, potluck or family gathering.
Two popular concoctions we tried out so far are:
- 1 Sprite Mini Can
- 1-2 TablespoonsStrawberry puree
- 1-2 Tablespoons Cream
- 3-4 ice cubes
- mint leaf
- citrus wedge
- Place ice cubes into glass.
- Fill Glass Half full of Sprite.
- Drizzle about 1-2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
- Add 1-2 Tablespoons Strawberry Puree
- Finish filling the glass with Sprite
- Garnish with Mint Leaf, citrus wedge and straw.
This recipe is very versatile. If you find you want more strawberry flavor, add more strawberry Puree. If you want a creamier drink, add a little more Cream.
- 1 Sprite Mini Can
- 1 full pump of coconut syrup (1.5 teaspoons)
- 1 full pump of blackberry syrup (1.5 teaspoons)
- 1-2 Tablespoons cream
- 3-4 ice cubes
- a citrus wedge
- mint leaves.
- Place ice cubes in glass
- Add the cream, coconut syrup and blackberry Syrup to glass
- Slowly drizzle Sprite Mini can into the drink.
- Garnish with Citrus Wedge and Mint Leaves.
This recipe is very versatile. If you find you want more berry or coconut flavor, add more syrup. If you want a creamier drink, add a little more Cream.