Brides and grooms do a lot to make sure guests have a great time on their wedding day, and one of our favorite ways of doing this is by setting up a great food and/or drink station. These stations ensure that guests have access to anything they need to keep the party going all night long. A coffee station is the perfect addition to your wedding reception – not only during the colder months, but all year long!
Consider creating a beautiful set-up with any goodies your guests may need to create a custom creation, and dress up your drink station with personalized coffee cups and swizzle sticks. Simple signs make for the perfect accents to your display, and are really easy to incorporate. With our tips and inspiration below, you will have a custom coffee station planned and set-up in no time!
First, you’ll want to choose a table or piece of furniture that has plenty of room for everything you want to include. We used an antique wooden buffet with a built-in mirror that is just beautiful, but you could use anything! Once you know how much room you will have to display all of your items, start to plan a list of everything you want to include.
Hot Milk (to use with the hot cocoa on a stick)
Hot Water (to make hot cocoa or tea)
Hot Cocoa on a Stick (find the recipe here) or Powdered Hot Cocoa Mix
Crushed Candies – like peppermint and Andes mints
Flavoring Syrups (we used Raspberry, Almond, and Hazelnut flavors)
Make sure to personalize your coffee bar with decorations that tie into your event decor, and add custom touches like custom printed coffee cups and swizzle sticks personalized with a monogram or message. Chalkboard signs make great accessories for any drink station! We love the idea of a sweet message like ‘Warm up here’ or ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ for a winter wedding, but we wanted to keep it simple with ‘Hot Coffee’ in large script lettering.
There are so many different options for toppings – so think outside the box for a truly unique display. Guests will love creating their own custom drinks at your fabulous coffee bar!