A Wedding Shower That’s Practical and Fun
Stock the Bar invitations are a perfect way to get the groom’s friends involved in wedding shower fun. A little livelier than a basic couples shower, a party geared toward outfitting the couples’ home bar (or even helping to stock the bar for the reception) is sure to be a hit. Stock the Bar wedding shower invitations will stand out as an opportunity to forgo buying dishes, towels and picture frames and instead to get creative with selecting pre-wedding gifts of liquor, cocktail and bar accessories.
What to Include in Stock the Bar Invitations
Because many guests may not have been to this kind of party before, you may want to include a list of gift ideas in your Stock the Bar wedding shower invitations. You can ask guests to bring bar accessories, alcoholic beverages, mixers and drink recipes to help the couple fill their bar. Suggestions include stemware, decanters, ice buckets, blenders, cocktail napkins, martini shakers, stirrers, bartender guides, mixers,and alcohol. Adding a blank recipe card that guests can personalize with a favorite cocktail recipe is a nice touch, and will give the bride and groom special keepsakes of the event.
An important element of your Stock the Bar invitations is helping your guests plan for a safe way home from the party. Encourage them to identify a designated driver and include the phone number of a local taxi company so they can pre-arrange pick-up for a ride home.
Get Creative with Cocktails
For a unique stamp on your party, feature a signature cocktail or drink that somehow represents the couple being honored. You can also serve wine or beer from the countries of their heritage. If they are going on a honeymoon, serve drinks that represent their destination – Margaritas for Mexico, Pina Coladas for the Caribbean, Blue Hawaiians, Irish Coffee, or Spanish Sangria. If you’re really creative (or know a good bartender) you can even create an original concoction with some sentimental meaning. Make sure to offer non-alcoholic drinks as well. Continue your theme with hot and cold food selections that complement the beverages.
It’s All Fun and Games
For added fun, incorporate a bar-related game or two into your party. Write the ingredients to some traditional cocktails on cards and have the guests play Name That Cocktail. Set out some lesser known bar tools and have your guests identify them and their purposes. You can even hold an “Iron Bartender” cocktail challenge where you give teams of guests an ingredient and have them concoct a drink with it. (The bride and groom-to-be can taste test to determine the winner.)
At the end of the night, send your guests home with unique, fun party favors. Start with a mini bottle of liquor (like the bottles served on airplanes), then tie a related drink recipe to each bottle with ribbon, cording, raffia or twine. Display them in a drink bucket and let each guest take one or two when they leave. Be sure that party-goers have a safe way home, then sit back and enjoy the success of your event.
Stock the Bar wedding shower invitations put a fun twist on traditional showers. By bringing together the bride and groom-to-be with their friends, you create a whole new party dynamic. Good friends and good libations are a mix that results in an amazing shower that will be fondly remembered for years.
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