This month, our challenge from Michaels is all about summer parties! I decided to make a Fourth of July drink station for an Independence Day celebration.
We were challenged to roam the aisles at Michaels and see what we could find and use to throw an amazing party.
I used my grandfather’s old work bench, turned potting bench into the perfect place for a fun spot for drinks.
I use it all of the time!! If you’ve never seen it, here is one of the first posts I ever did about it.
I added some old gates to the bench top we had as the backdrop. I added a bunting to the front. I’ve always secretly wanted a front porch just do I could use bunting.
I put a piece of burlap across the top of the bench.
I added a burlap flag to the gate. I picked up some really fun, paper lanterns, but I had nowhere to hang them, so I thought they would also be great as table decor.
I made a fun blue raspberry drink with blue raspberry drink mix packets and lemon-lime soda. I called it brave blue raspberry. I put the decanter from Michaels on an upside down chalkboard crate so I could write the name on it. It was also a great height for getting the decanter high enough to get a glass underneath.
I added a hand-lettered sign that I think works for both Memorial Day, and The Fourth. We are free to continue to celebrate that original 1776 freedom because of our brave men and women in the military, and Independence Day lets us celebrate that in a fun way!
I added a pretty,patriotic wired ribbon to the brave blue raspberry in mason jars, and straws from the party aisle to make them look a little more fancy. I like how the cut ends makes it looks like the jars are wearing little bow-ties.
And extra straws and lidded mason jars are on-hand on this great, distressed, metal tray, ready to be filled.
It’s a fun way to serve your drinks to guests, and let them self-serve. You could replace the plant I have on hand with an ice bucket.
I always love having a drink station in a really accessible area. It makes people much more comfortable about grabbing a drink, like here.
This was a fun party idea to set up, and
from paper crafts, party goods and baking supplies to new outdoor lighting, glass and floral, Michaels is your DIY destination for all of your summer celebrations.
Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers DIY summer party ideas on the Michaels blog.
Here’s a run down of what I used from Michaels for this party set up:
Chalkboard crate,glass drink decanter,mason jars and mason jars with drink lids,burlap, burlap flag, flag bunting,galvanized lantern,galvanized board,striped straws,paper lanterns, an patriotic wired ribbon.
*this post was sponsored by Michaels*