Winter weddings can be spectacular events that enchant your guests. There are so many elements that can be made wintery and a bar is certainly one of them! Your specialty bar could be during cocktail hour or it could be open all night long. The theme could extend to a cocktail or two or the entire bar menu. Make it your own for your special day! As you decide what’s right for the two of you, here are a few ideas for a winter themed bar to inspire you (hint, it doesn’t have to even include alcohol!).
Hot cocoa bar
A hot cocoa bar is sure to excite your guests, especially the children! Add some fun options for customizing drinks. For example, whipped cream, caramel, marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, or some cayenne pepper for a spicy Mexican hot chocolate. You can also host fun options for a boozy hot cocoa for your adult guests. Egg nog, RumChata, and Kahlua are all delicious pairings!
Similarly, you can give your guests a little energy boost with a coffee bar (especially towards the end of the night or during dessert service). Include dairy-free options and wintery flavors, so there is something for everyone. Cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, and peppermint are all traditional selections to spice up a warm beverage. For non-coffee-drinkers, matcha and chai tea lattes are wonderfully warm substitutes.
Of course, there is always the classic bar. Serve your guests wintery cocktails to add a cold weather flare to your bar. Think a hot toddy, Irish coffee, ginger snap martini, and mulled wine.
Some members of your friends and family may seek non-alcoholic options. Continue on with your winter themed bar with apple cider, non-alcoholic mulled wine, mint tea, and eggnog.
A bar doesn’t have to just have drinks. Add wintery options to a dessert bar! These could include apple crisps, bread pudding, peppermint white chocolate bark, macaroons, and cherry pie bites. Wintery desserts tend to include richer flavors, such as chocolate and caramel. Prominent fruits in winter desserts are apples, cranberries, and cherries. Use these flavors to develop the perfect winter themed dessert bar for your wedding.
Warm your guests up with classic wintery drinks and desserts! And don’t be afraid to personalize it with your favorites and add some interactivity for your guests. For more winter wedding tips, click here.