September 14, 2016

Host a Late Summer Mimosa Bar!

Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer, but the calendar gives us a few more weeks to celebrate the season.  And with the weather cooling slightly as we head into fall, these days are perfect for hosting a late summer mimosa bar to bid summer adieu.    Gather your girlfriends and plan a simple midday soiree with these ideas.  Having a designated beverage — the classic mimosa — simplifies the planning, but you don’t have to stop there!

The idea behind a mimosa bar is simple — chilled champagne, glasses, and juice selections for guests to self-serve.  It’s your presentation and the add-ons that will make yours memorable.

Keep it simple or go all out?? 

Decide how relaxed or how formal you would like your party to be and go from there.  Will you set up your mimosa bar on the back deck or kitchen or in your formal dining room?  Are you bringing out your glassware or galvanized buckets?

Late Summer Mimosa Bar ideas - convey the moment - heidi milton - mohawk Convey the Moment

Late Summer Mimosa Bar formal - strawberry milk events - heidi milton - mohawk

Strawberry Milk Events

Late Summer Mimosa Bar - found in Pinterest - heidi milton - mohawk source

Late Summer Mimosa Bar idea - Everything that Sparkles - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestyle

Everything That Sparkles

Decide on your juices and any extras. 

Today’s mimosa bar offers more than just orange juice.  Include cranberry, guava, or mango juices in your spread, being sure to label each one.  A sugar-rimmed glass or champagne ice cubes would be festive extra touches, too.

Late summer mimosa bar juice selection - Kojo Designs - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestyleKojo Designs

Late Summer mimosa bar sugar rimmed glaasses - by Stephanie Lynn - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestyle

by Stephanie Lynn

Late Summer Mimosa Bar ideas - Pure Wow - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestyle

Pure Wow

I love the idea of added fresh fruit garnishes or a scoop of sorbet to up the refreshment factor in your mimosas!  After all, extras can make all the difference!

Late Summer Mimosa Bar ideas - Fab and Luxe - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestyleSimply Beverages via Fab and Luxe

Late Summer Mimosa Bar sorbetLydi Out Loud

Add the cute sign! 

Several of the images above showcase creative signage for your mimosa bar.  It can be a banner, chalkboard art, or framed piece.  DIY your favorite or search Etsy shops for inexpensive printables, but don’t skip this step that pulls it all together!

Late Summer Mimosa Bar ideas - Mimosas and moonshine - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestylemimosas & moonshine

Late Summer Mimosa Bar signage - Etsy - Heidi Milton - the Mohawk lifestyleEtsy

Choose your Saturday or Sunday morning, invite your friends, stock the bar, and give summertime a sweet send-off until next year.  Cheers!

Find more home decor and entertaining inspiration on my blog, Decor & More.

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