Bridal Shower

plan the right DIY mimosa bar to your BFF’s bridal bathe

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There is hardly anything we love here at Modern MOH more than a DIY bridal shower mimosa bar, probably because we feel we are experts on the subject of mimosa. Not to mention, what better way to celebrate your bride-to-be than with a bunch of bubbly booze? Trust us when we say we don’t or we will rave about it instead. Follow us as we guide you step by step through planning the perfect mimosa bar and handing out all the details of the day that you don’t want to miss.

The Mimosa Bar planning process

1. Bubbles

This is the most important step of all. Let us help you with the details. First of all, you need to decide whether your mimosa bar contains champagne or prosecco. That decision could be as simple as knowing your bestie’s favorite brand or having your own. If you don’t notice anything after the jump, consider prices and taste when making your decision. We have found that champagne is generally cheaper than Prosecco, while Prosecco is growing in popularity over Champagne.

No matter what type of bubbles you choose, you will save money by buying in bulk. Most liquor stores offer 10 to 20 percent off cases (12 bottles) purchases, and chances are you’ll need almost as many bottles to serve a large group of guests. Believe us when we say it’s better to buy too much than to miss out. You can always give the leftover champagne bottles to the bride and bridesmaids or save them for mimosas on the wedding morning.

2. Juice and fruit

Once you have decided on the brand of bubbles to buy for your mimosa bar, it is time to choose the different types of fruits and fruit juices that you will serve as dietary supplements. As for the juice, we recommend classics like orange, cranberry, pineapple, and grapefruit, as well as some less common alternatives like mango, guava, and papaya. With a variety of juice options, diners can combine different flavors and create their own favorite mimosa mixes.

We recommend strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and orange slices for the fruit garnish. Label your various fruit and juice options with some hanging labels or mini blackboard signs so that there is no confusion about what is which.

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3. Barware and Serveware

Now that you’ve chosen all of the ingredients that you need to buy, it’s time to decide how you want to serve the mimosas. Fortunately, we have everything you need to keep your bridal shower mimosa stick working properly. Let’s start with the most important supply – the bubbles.

While you will want to keep most, if not all, of the champagne bottles in the refrigerator, two to three bottles should be out and open at all times. This guarantees that several guests can stream at the same time and that you as the hostess do not have to constantly switch off the empties. Go beyond that and leave the open champagne bottles chilled in a special champagne tub that can serve as a gift for the bride and groom.

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We recommend the use of one-liter plastic carafes for the juices, as the material makes them easy to handle and reuse. Serve the fresh fruit in plastic bowls along with mini tongs or a spoon so that you can easily pick them up. Finally, finish off your mimosa bar with some cute recyclable champagne flutes.

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4. Decorations

Of course, decorations aren’t strictly necessary to complete a mimosa strip, but where’s the fun in that? This is your bestie’s bridal shower, for heaven’s sake, so step it up girlfriend! Start by designing a mimosa bar sign (most diners already know the order to go in, but it never hurts to have a super cute memory!) That will be placed next to the cups.

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Next, hang up a sparkling banner that is guaranteed to catch the attention of the guests with a funny quote like “but first mimosa” or “Pop Fizz Clink”. If you’ve already hung a banner elsewhere and want to crank it up a bit, grab some awesome bubbly pole balloons instead. Trust us when we say these additional decorative pieces will delight your best friend and provide great photo opportunities!

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The Mimosa Bar Day of Duties

1. Set up and decorate

Once you’ve arrived at the venue and delegated the decorating duties to your fellow bridesmaids, it’s time to focus on setting up your mimosa bar masterpiece. Start by finding a refrigerator to keep the fruits, juices, and as many bubbly bottles as possible. Next, decide where your mimosa bar will appear, if you haven’t already. We recommend having enough storage space and at the same time not holding it in the way of the dining table. They want diners to be able to top up their mimosas without encountering other diners making their plates.

After determining the location, hang and display the decorations you received, as well as the cups and straws. As the start time approaches, e.g. B. 15 to 20 minutes before, start weaning the bubbles, juices, and fruits in that order. The idea is that the guests start with the sparkling wine and end with the fruity assembly line style.

2. Refill the soda bottles

When the shower is in full swing, it is your responsibility as the maid of honor to throw away the empty champagne bottles and replenish your mimosa bar with fresh bubbles. If you have not been able to put all of the spare bottles in the refrigerator when you arrive, make sure you use chilled bottles for serving and put the bottles at room temperature in the empty refrigerator. This may seem very detailed for a seemingly simple task, but believe us when we say that as the hostess you are very busy and you may forget about every little task.

3. Refill juices and fruit

While keeping an eye on the bubbly bottles, be sure to also check how quickly the juice and fruit are being consumed by the guests. Try to keep the juice carafes at least half full so you don’t keep going back to the mimosa bar to refill it. Although they tend to dissolve a little more slowly, this also applies to the fruit garnishes. Do yourself a favor and cut the fruit you need the night before (usually strawberries and orange slices) to save yourself time on the day.

4. ENJOY!

Yes you heard us, have a bubbly and some mimosas! Being the hostess to most doesn’t mean you can’t get on your toast either. Let’s face it, your main responsibility as a maid of honor is making sure the bride and her guests are having a great time and how better to achieve this than celebrating with them. Just don’t forget to take tons of pictures of your Badass Bridal Shower Mimosa Bar!

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