Creative and Fun Wedding Bar Ideas for your Reception!

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Today at Wedding Party we’re talking all about wedding bars. No, not those kinds of bars. We mean food and drink stations! Get creative with your catering and incorporate whimsical reception bars from mimosas to pancakes to s’mores. It’s fun, simple, and personalized to your preferences. So what do you think, brides? Eat up and enjoy!

Here are some of our favorite fun wedding bar ideas:

1. Mimosa Bar

Mimosa bars are perfect for daytime weddings and brunches. All you need is some champagne and fresh fruit juices. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

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2. Sangria Bar

Who doesn’t love sangria? A sangria station adds a fun, festive kick to your wedding day festivities. Your guests are sure to love it.

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3. Grilled Cheese Station

Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean you have to give up “kid” food. A sophisticated, “grown up” grilled cheese bar will be popular amongst guests of all ages.

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4. Pancake Bar

Thinking about brunch? Try a pancake bar! Set up a griddle and let guests choose from a selection of delicious toppings, from fruit to whipped cream to maple syrup. A perfect counterpart to the mimosa bar.

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5. S’mores Bar

S’mores are everyone’s best friends. A classic, simple, sticky sweet treat, they’re sure to be a huge hit amongst kids and adults alike. Glam it up by adding original ingredients like nutella, white chocolate or granola.

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6. Rootbeer Float Bar

What better way to take you back to your childhood than a rootbeer float bar? And besides, who can resist a good old fashioned ice cream float? All it takes is some vanilla ice cream and an assortment of sodas.

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7. Sundae Bar

Simple but delicious, sundae bars are the best way to your guests’ hearts through their stomachs. Set up a station with a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, and you’re good to go.

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What do you think, brides? Which of these yummy DIY bars is perfect for your wedding day reception? Let us know in the comments!
Emily Vanderbeek_Headshot _150About Kaitlin: Kaitlin is a senior English major at Loyola Marymount University. She enjoys traveling the world, binge watching episodes of the Real Housewives of Orange County and singing at the top of her lungs during road trips. She recently returned from a semester abroad in London, and hopes to move their someday after graduation.

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READER COMMENTS (9)

  1. Love the coffee bar, mimosa bar and the pancake bar for a morning wedding!

  2. Dawn on | Reply

    This is the beat idea EVER!

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