Everyone loves a pipping hot mug of a yummy brew so I thought that it would be fun to take a peek at some Coffee & Tea Bars for the Holidays. A wonderful selection that I do believe will give you tons of inspiration. You can turn any simple flat surface into a wonderful bar for all those warm and wonderful drinks…they are not only for coffee and tea…add some hot chocolate…mulled wine and array of other hot drinks for the Holiday Festivities. It is as easy as finding a little or large space…snatch up a collection of mugs…cups…and glasses…spoons…sugar…creamers…napkins and special additives. Carafes of your favorite Hot drinks…maybe a Coffee Maker or 2…a crock pot with hot chocolate or maybe mulled wine…believe me…you can do this and it will be such a time saver this season not to add it will save you tons of work so you can spend more time with your guests! Now let’s check some Hot Drink Bars out!
Let’s start with this FESTIVE and FUN Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar over at Dear Lillie! It looks amazing and you can make it look just as fabulous. All you need is that flat surface and then layers of goodness…you can make it themed…you can decorate it for the season or the occasion or you can go with a simple look. The choices are simply ENDLESS!!!!
This is a great idea…you can use any piece of furniture…add the coffee pot…mugs…sugars…creamers…and maybe some pretty fresh blooms and there you have it…an instant Coffee Bar. It’s all about having everything everyone needs in one space…so just think about what piece of furniture you have that will work perfectly and then decide where you will place it that it will work the best for you. I am telling you…a Coffee Bar is ready and waiting to be made in YOUR HOME!!!! If you want to make it permanent …add a shelf and put more goodness there…you can even have the perfect place for those vintage finds you snatched up at the Flea Market and didn’t know where to put them!!!
Many of us have a space like this one…all you would have to do is add all the goodies…the warm brew …a rack filled with mugs and you are good to go! I bet White Vintage will be using this space a lot this Holiday Season!
Here is a FUN vintage style Coffee Bar. A fabulous antique piece with a table runner…festive banner and all of the trimmings…How much fun does this set up look? Let the partying begin! This idea comes from the Wedding Party where you can find some more cool entertaining ideas that you can apply to every day living!!! Check out those Wedding blogs…they are filled with good ideas!
Here is some great “pinspiration” This service is large enough to hold an entire dessert buffet…add a chalkboard with the menu on it…some pretty evergreens and berries…maybe a mini Christmas tree…then layer those cakes…cookies…candies…hot drinks…sugars…creamers and everything in between…what a glorious addition to any one’s holidays and once again…YOU can do it!!!
Now for all of you Tea Lovers…how about this simple 2 tiered lazy susan technique! Just place all of those teas…stirrers…a wonderful honey selection …diffusers and more. Then have a big carafe of Hot water and some pots of fresh brewed special tea’s some mugs and napkins and you are good to go! I do believe some scones and clotted cream would be delightful too! This is great when you have unexpected guests…you can just put this in the middle of the table…with the teas and a dessert and you are good to go! Having a basket with silverware and napkins ready is another helpful hint! This is a real simple idea from Real Simple!
Another piece of “pinspiration”
A great chippy cottage piece of furniture with drawers removed from 6 spaces and baskets added…now that is really helpful when you are putting out a beverage bar…even if you don’t have the room to put all the extras on the top section…you can fill up the baskets with all kinds of things…tea bags…creamers…sprinkles…hot cocoa…the list goes on and on and I might add a little something…chalkboard tags …they will look spectacular on the baskets and let everyone know what is in them so they don’t have to search!
Or you can take a spot in the Kitchen that is used all the time for coffee and add some extras and you and your guests will be good to go! It doesn’t have to be complicated : )
Here is one of my favorite things ever! Yvnonne from Stone Gable created this incredibly fabulous Coffee Bar which can be used for any hot drink selection…it can be decorated for all seasons and occasions and moved to any place in the house…kitchen table…coffee table…sidebar…anywhere…and it looks AMAZING!!!!! A great addition home decor addition to any kitchen or dining room! Yvonne gives a complete diy on her marvelous blog! Drop by and check it out and many other fabulous Holiday entertaining ideas. You can make this in your own style and I know that it will look incredible and your guests will LOVE IT!!!! I know I do!
Here is one more that I know you are going to enjoy! You can literally put this together in minutes! You can make it that it is all coordinated or once again…all of you thrifters out there can take out all of those vintage beauties you have collected…bowls…dishes…platters…cups…glassware and more…fill them up with all the accoutrements for tea…coffee…hot chocolate …spiced apple cider and more! So simple and looks amazing! Set one up on the counter…the coffee table…the kitchen counter…the dining room table or the kitchen breakfast nook…anywhere at all and it will be amazing!!!! There are so many things you can do! You will find some more fab ideas at Lux and Lillies
So there you have it my friends! 10 Inspirational set-ups that you can adapt to your own entertaining needs! Just think of all those possibilities…I can hear your brain rattling right now! I will be gathering up some more inspiration for you in the next month that I think you will enjoy and be able to create in your own home. I think I am feeling a full on Hot Chocolate Bar Post coming on…so stay tuned!!!!
Coffee and Tea Bars for the Holidays …it’s tons of fun!