With Memorial Day coming up and Fourth of July just around the corner, I am filling May with a whole lot of red, white and blue! We’re going to kick off the patriotic themed posts with one of my favorite subjects… coffee! This coffee bar featuring Oriental Trading Co. is perfect for you to host up in the upcoming months and so easy to whip up.
Whether you are a meeting point and heading to the lake, road trip or just hosting a brunch; this on-the-go theme is really easy to pull together. I promise you’ll come out looking like a Firework! 😉 I ordered the following from Oriental Trading to get things started:
I took one of the circle star stickers and added it to all of the coffee sleeves to give it a spangled touch. For the favor boxes I took some red paper and taped it to the box with the polka dot washi tape giving a spot for my guests to write their name on the boxes. Trust me, when you have a bunch of people or kids around, a sharpie and putting your name on things becomes your best friend! I finished the box off with one of the star stickers that says I ❤ America.
Some things I had in my pantry, like cinnamon, chocolate syrup, whip cream, scone mix, straws etc. Others I grabbed at the grocery store while I was doing my normal shopping, like the iced coffee. The day before I was to host the coffee bar I also stopped by a local coffee shop in Ann Arbor, Drip House to buy some croissants. They have the best around and so many options to choose from, but I went with plain and chocolate raspberry that day. The croissants were a huge hit and disappeared fast!
Let’s face it, everyone had their coffee exactly how they like it! It was perfect for my guests to make their coffee, grab a treat, chat and take some to-go in their boxes! Everything was already portable and even cleanup was a breeze! While I hosted mine inside, this would also be a fun outdoor bar as well.
Stay tuned y’all as I’ve got more red, white and blue headed your way this month! Have a blessed week!