Surprise your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with a festive mimosa bar complete with a variety of juices, your favorite fruit, fun decor and of course you can’t forget the bubbly!
If you all follow me on Instagram, then you know brunch is basically my favorite thing to host and no brunch is complete without a fun mimosa bar! I love having my friends over throughout the year, but what better reason to gather everyone together than Valentine’s Day?! Don’t get me wrong, I love celebrating this holiday with my hubby of course, but sometimes you just need to shower your girlfriends with some love!
Not only are mimosa bars super easy to throw together, but they are always such a hit and the set up makes any party or gathering really festive and fun! Mimosas are a classic brunch favorite so spice things up with different flavored mixers and fun fruit toppings. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love the most so what better way to show you appreciate them than throwing them a special brunch! So let’s get down to it.
Here’s what you need to create your own mimosa bar:
No mimosa bar is complete without a variety of juices to mix with your bubbly! And no I’m not just talking about classic orange juice. Mimosas can be made using all kinds of mixers such as grapefruit, cranberry (my favorite during the holidays!), fruit punch, raspberry flavored…I mean the list goes on. I should also mention that the different color juices also look really pretty displayed next to each other so that’s another bonus!
For your mimosa bar to stand out, you’ll want the necessary glassware which includes carafes, pitchers or glass bottles to hold the juices in along with some pretty champagne flutes. Showing off the juice is a MUST so guests know exactly what you’re serving so make sure to get some clear bottles to display and pour the juice. I also like to make cute labels to tie around or stick onto the bottles so that everyone can clearly see what flavor each juice is. This also makes things more festive and personalized too! If you’re hosting a mimosa bar on a budget, feel free to use plastic champagne flutes or clear punch cups.
Garnishing with fresh fruit might just be my favorite part! Not only is fruit such a big part of any brunch scene, but displaying a variety in small bowls with the bottles of juice just makes everything look so nice and organized. I always try to pair my fruit with whatever juice I’m serving, but feel free to choose any fruit you’d like! You can never go wrong using a variety of berries, but I also like to slice up some peaches as they taste SO good when added to a mimosa.
I also like to keep things seasonal as much as possible too. For example, if I was hosting a fall brunch I might serve apple and orange slices while during Christmas I would have out cranberries and pomegranates along with some sprigs of rosemary. I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day just screams pink to me so I loved having out strawberries and raspberries along with some fresh sliced peaches. The possibilities are endless though so make sure to have fun with it!
If you follow me on Instagram then you know decorating is the highlight when hosting parties, so of course I’m going to go all out for Valentine’s Day! I chose a theme of pink and red (original huh?) and was lucky to score a ton of this gorgeous decor from the debi lilly design™ collection found exclusively at my local Safeway! The debi lilly design collection has such a wide variety of high-quality flowers and decor at super affordable prices, I mean they literally had everything I needed to create the perfect mimosa bar! All their products are trendy, super cute and perfect for entertaining any time of the year.
One of the fun items I purchased was this large pink and gold polka dotted mini planter that was perfect for holding the bubbly. I just filled it up with a ton of ice and boom it made the perfect drink tub! I mean who says planters have to be used for just flowers anyway?? I also found some little pink fade in vases that were perfect for holding the straws because we all know straws are a must for keeping our lipstick intact 😉 You can also find these straws from the debi lilly collection as well, they have a wide range of colors and patterns too!
The best part about the debi lilly design collection at Safeway is that they offer exclusive pre-arranged colorful bouquets that are literally ready to just “chop and drop”! All their florals come pre-arranged so everything is really easy to set up and when throwing a party I am ALL about convenience. Simply trim the stems to the length of your choice and drop them into your vase with some water and you’re all set to go! My local Safeway actually had all the flowers arranged by colors so it was fun browsing the different varieties! There are all sorts of vases to choose from too. Don’t have a Safeway in your area? That’s okay because you can find these products exclusively at all Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Carrs/Safeway.
And that’s it!
Mimosa bars are perfect for any event really, not just brunches. I created a really fun one for my best friend’s baby shower and it was perfect for all the moms-to-be because they could drink just the juice (along with some club soda for the bubbles) in a fun glass and feel fancy along with the rest of the guests. Best part is you can save all your stuff and keep it for the next time you host a party! The tinsel stirrers you see above are actually from my New Years party that added just the perfect amount of flare with a pop of gold. So YES, save your cute party supplies ladies!
This set up literally took me about 5 minutes to throw together so it’s something beautiful you can add to your event with minimal effort. To prep, I just washed and cut all my fruit the night before and chilled my champagne in the fridge. I also trimmed my flowers and created the drink labels so I wouldn’t have to worry about it the morning of brunch. Right before my guests arrived, I put the champagne on ice, poured the juices and dispersed all the fruit into little serving bowls. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
Cheers friends and Happy Valentine’s Day!
For more beautiful Valentine’s Day inspiration with decor products from the debi lilly design collection, check out these other brunch ideas!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.