Valentine's Day Beverage Bar
In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day. This was the perfect opportunity for me to freshen up my Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar for continued use through the month of February. I don't decorate a lot for Valentine's Day, but small areas like this are perfect for a little nod to the holiday.
This month for our Pinterest Challenge, we are sharing ideas for decorating with garlands for winter or Valentine's Day. I've incorporated my garland into my Valentine's Day Beverage Bar.
Welcome to another installment of our monthly Pinterest Challenges hosted by my sweet friend, Cindy, from County Road 407.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE PINTEREST CHALLENGE, HERE ARE THE DETAILS!
- each month Cindy selects a photo for inspiration online that we will recreate
- the owner of the photo has graciously given us permission to give our spin on the project
- you will receive numerous ideas that you can replicate in your home to keep things fresh
This month we were inspired to put our own spin on decorating with garlands. This month's inspiration comes from Refresh Living. She shares with you a complete tutorial for making this garland.
I went the extra mile (ha,ha) and purchased my garland from Hobby Lobby at 40% off. It's out of stock online, but I've found you a couple of alternatives below.
If you are visiting from Yvonne over at Stone Gable, welcome! Don't you just love her wood beaded garland! I'm totally inspired to make one for spring.
This was such a simple look to put together since it was used for Christmas. We still have quite a few weeks of hot chocolate weather ahead of us. Since we are back in a state of an empty nest with the kids back at college, I didn't replace the large loose container of hot cocoa mix. Since it will be used more often for hot tea now, I'm using hot cocoa packs for freshness. We drink hot tea several times per day. Now this area is operating more as a hot beverage station with cocoa and tea.
You can instantly add a little Valentine's Day vibe!
- garland or bunting
- red china
I've had these topiaries for years! I have several different varieties. They work with all decor and seasons. I think they've been in every room in our house at some point. They are so sweet for the seasons by adding ribbon to the trunk. The polka dot ribbon looks adorable with the pom pom garland.
I always love an opportunity to use my blue and white china. It's another staple that works with every season. I have a set of 6 red transferware dishes by Spode. Several are hanging in the guest room. I had this extra one that was the perfect layering piece with the blue for Valentine's Day.
Garlands are such a fun seasonal touch. This one would totally work for Christmas as well as birthdays.
Little airtight jars keep hot cocoa condiments fresh.
A Keurig or electric water kettle are perfect for creating a low maintenance beverage station. See that little rectangular box for tea bags. Our daughter made that in an elective ceramics class in college last year. What's pretty impressive about it is that she mainly made it one handed. Her arm was in a cast for the majority of that semester with 2 wrist surgeries for a tennis injury. She played college tennis until this injury ended that journey. What's funny is that it wasn't made for the intended use of tea bags. I happened upon it by accident. Tea bags are the perfect fit!
Here is Valentine's DIY garland that I made a few years ago. Do you remember those green walls?
Up next on the tour is my friend Paula from Sweet Pea! Learn how to make an adorable heart garland!