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Christmas dinner is at our house this year & I loved the idea of setting up a holiday bar so guests can easily treat themselves to drinks. There are lots of kids in the family & I really wanted the bar to be something everyone could have fun with. Kids are usually left out of the whole bar cart thing & I didn’t want that to be the case here. So, I set up my SodaStream Power Automatic Sparkling Water Maker as the main attraction. It’ll be nice to give guests a not so sugary drink option & allow them to make better choices in a fun way.
I wanted to set it up in the living room so it was out of the way of the kitchen & easy to help yourself too. I used a super old, industrial looking cart & placed a chalkboard mini fridge beside it.
I set out the SodaStream Power with several flavors of SodaStream Sparkling Water Mixes, which actually come from real fruit! The SodaStream Power is simple enough everyone to use without me having to make a big batch of drinks. Everyone can choose their own flavor & level of carbonation. I set out lemon & lime wedges for extra pizzaz plus pretty straws to dress up the drinks.
A variety of paper/plastic cups & glasses are set out so everyone can personalize their drink.
Can’t forget to add some munchies & fun paper napkins!
To make things even more kid friendly, I added 2 tubs to the bottom of the bar cart- one full of silly Christmas photo props & 1 full of coloring books & crayons. I think I’ll try to find some Christmas themed crossword puzzles & word games to add as well.
A big, cheery jar of holly jolly snack mix completes the bar.
You can easily make your own using these ingredients or some of your family’s favorite snacks. I used holiday shaped pretzels, Christmas cereal, white cheese balls, sugar cookie popcorn, mini marshmallows & peanut M&M’s.
Grab a gigantic bowl & add about 2 cups of everything, more or less depending on what you want more of.
Mix it all up & add to a large gloss container with a lid.
Tie around a big bow for extra points & add to your bar area. Be sure to include a measuring cup or scoop for serving!
You can purchase your own SodaStream Power from their website or at a local retailer.
How do you make your holiday bar area family friendly?
Merry Christmas Y’all!