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There is no better way to celebrate the bride-to-be and get the party started than setting up a DIY bridal shower mimosa bar! From the bubbly to fresh juices and fruits a mimosa bar is a fun way to totally elevate and make the bridal shower more refined.
Here is how to build a DIY bridal shower mimosa bar that will blow the bride-to-be’s mind and guests won’t be able to stop talking about.
Mimosa Bar Ingredient List
Bubbly: For mimosas you can decide to go with Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco instead of champagne as these are less expensive than champagne and they are good wine that mix well with juice. The number of bottles of wine you need will depend on the number of guests you are expecting. A standard bottle of wine is 750ml, you should plan on getting 6-7 mimosas from a wine bottle.
Juices: While mimosas are traditionally made with orange juice you can decide to get creative with the juice options you provide. In addition to orange juice here are other juice ideas. Mango juice, pineapple juice, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, peach nectar/puree, apple cider, watermelon juice and strawberry juice. Serve the juice in juice carafes and label them accordingly so guests can know which they are pouring.
Fruits: Provide fruits for guests to garnish their mimosas with. Here are great fruit options to provide. Raspberries, orange slices, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple wedges. You can also add herbs such as rosemary, basil and mint.
Tableware: These are the essential tableware you will need for the DIY mimosa bar. You will need juice carafes or pitchers for storing the juices. An ice bucket for holding and keeping the bubbly cold, matching champagne flutes for guests to serve themselves mimosas with, small serving bowls for holding and beautifully displaying your fruits and some paper straws.
Decorations: While decorations are not a must have for the mimosa bar, putting up decorations will up your bar. Hang up a super cute mimosa quote banner, you can also add the banner to the front of the table where you’ve set up the ingredients. Throw in some fun mimosa bar sign so people can know how to serve themselves. Add one or two vases of flowers to the colorful array of juices and fruits on the table.
How to Set Up the Mimosa Bar
It is important to set up the mimosa table or bar cart in a place where guests can easily move around to access the mimosa ingredients. Also make sure the place is well lit and not too close to where you set up other food so as to allow easy flow of movement.
To setup the bar start by placing the ice bucket in a corner on the table. Add your juice carafes and bowls for fruits to the table. Set your champagne flutes on the table also. You can decide to place the champagne flutes in a tray and separate them from the rest of the items on the table. About 15 minutes before the bridal shower. Fill the ice bucket with ice and bubbly, pour juice into the carafes and fill the bowls with garnishes. Label the juice and fruits with small place cards.
How to Serve
Set up your mimosa bar sign with instructions on how to serve on the table.
Fill a third of the champagne flute with bubbly
Fill the rest of the glass with juice. (Fill free to adjust the ratio to your taste If you like sweeter mimosas add 1 part juice to 1 part sparkling wine, you can add more juice or bubbly as desired)
Garnish with fruit or herbs as desired.