Say that 3 times fast.
The above picture is what started it all (the below pictures didn’t help). I don’t even remember what I was originally searching for, but once I saw it, I knew. I had to have it.
I knew a whiskey barrel drink bar would look so awesome on the wrap around patio of our venue. And how perfect if we placed it on the patio between the ceremony rock seating and the pavilion where the reception will take place? Then our guests will be able to enjoy a refreshing beverage on a hot Saturday evening that they chose to share with us!
This picture inspired the combination of the drink dispensers with the mason jar drink glasses. My original idea was to put the glasses on the table, but this way I could also display the sign with directions to write your name.
I love how they displayed the tea cups in the background, but I have decided to put the tea cups inside where the coffee maker will be.
I did some research, aka googling, and realized that the whiskey barrels would be hard to find. I tried local wineries, Ebay, and Craigslist. I was
Within 48 hours of starting this project, I had two whiskey barrels for my table legs! Whoop! Texas A&M anyone? No? Ok, moving on.
A few months down the road, as in last Saturday, my friend graciously offered to take me to Sam’s so that I could purchase 2 of these to complete my drink bar:
I also managed to snag enough forks and knives for 200 people to eat dinner and dessert. Sam’s Club is a cheap person’s paradise. You are able to buy everything in bulk, and usually it’s at a much cheaper cost. I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.
I thought about waiting to do a trial run of the drink bar, but felt industrious enough that afternoon to give it a go. I still need a few things, but I think it turned out pretty good:
Of course, we will be using the whiskey barrels and a wooden slab instead of the folding table, and the mason jars on the right are stacked in and around a cardboard box instead of a wooden crate that I still need to buy from Michael’s, but I like the way it turned out! I also need to get a picture frame display holder thingy for my sign, which will help by elevating it so people can read what it says easier.
I’m also concerned that there won’t be enough room for all the glasses. Right now, there are 4 dozen glasses on the table. I’ll need to fit another 13 dozen or so for the glass to people ratio to be one to one. I’m thinking we could maybe stack them underneath the bar, since it will be open. I thought about buying a couple extra crates from Michael’s and stack them so they look like a shelf (saw it on pinterest). Or perhaps add a table to the side? I’m still thinking about it.
I will also have more help setting it up then puppy. She’s all opposable thumbs. Lucky we didn’t break something (oh man, opposable thumbs? I crack myself up).
Do you think my drink bar will be able to hold all the cups? Or should I come up with a backup plan?