Hello everyone! I so appreciate your kind comments on Friday’s post about slowing down for summer, thank you! We entertained a crowd on Saturday and with a little help from some friends we had a really great time. Some friends helped with food, another with the Pandora playlist and speakers, my friend Heidi took pictures, and Matt and I played host and hostess at our house. It’s always nice when friends chip in to make a party a success! The theme was Summer Sangria and with some supplies from World Market, I set up a sangria bar and it was a big hit.
I cleaned off our potting bench we built last year and used it temporarily as a beverage station. Two apothecary jar dispensers held the sangria so guests could pour and add a spear of fruit.
I try to get everything done in advance when it comes to parties where we’re hosting a crowd, so I set up the bar a few hours before.
Just before the guests arrived, I mixed up two kinds of sangria, a white version and a red version, with equal parts wine and sparkling juice in two apothecary jar dispensers.
For those that don’t drink (or want to take a break from alcoholic beverages) we also provided carafes of sparkling soda in various flavors.
These are the supplies I picked up at World Market for the party:
Local wines and fresh fruit were all we added. Today World Market is giving away two $100 gift cards to their store! Simply leave a comment on this blog post to be eligible to win one of two gift cards.
You can use it for supplies to host your own summer party or for anything else you wish at their store! Two winners chosen at random. Giveaway ends Thursday June 6, 2012 at midnight PST. US only. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry. One entry per person.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
Winners: #593 Linda @LimeintheCoconut; #1,210 Kristin @BlissatHome
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* Sangria bar supplies above and gift cards for giveaway courtesy of World Market.