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Last weekend we threw Little Lady’s 3rd birthday party.  It was a bunny themed blast!  In addition to snacks, dinner, dessert and standard drinks I wanted to add something a little different this year.  In the past I’ve done a hot chocolate bar which was always amazing. The only issue with that is the growing amount of small children that now accompany all family gatherings.  Just the thought of a kid trying to make their own cocoa scares me so I scratched that and went with an Italian Soda Bar this year.

italian soda bar

I’ve had these before but have never made my own at home.  I was inspired by Making the World Cuter and her adorable set up for parties.

italian soda sign square

To make the drinks I used:

  • Sparkling water
  • Flavorings (I used mixes made for martini’s but they taste great here too, you could also use syrups intended for coffee)
  • Half and half
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cups
  • Straws
  • Cute sign with instructions

 

  • italian soda mix

My mom and I had the rough task of taste testing all the combinations the night before.  We loved the basic flavoring with sparkling water but the cream soda was even better.

To make a drink add 1-2 shots of flavor to a cup and fill with sparkling water.  We had big cups, so 2 shots was perfect.  Definitely taste test first.

To make a cream soda add a shot of half & half and top with whipped cream.

These went over so well at the party, everyone got to make their own concoction.  I will be doing this again.

Are you an italian soda fan?  What’s your favorite blend?

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Monday 20th of January 2014

This sounds fun and easy (my favorite party planning combo!!) ... will definitely try this soon!

Sarah

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

Fun and easy are a must, thanks for stopping by!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

Thursday 16th of January 2014

Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party! I love this idea :)

Sarah

Thursday 16th of January 2014

Thanks Becca

mommyondemand

Monday 13th of January 2014

Very creative and cute!! Thanks for sharing at the weekend Re-treat hope to see you again this weekend!

Melanie

Friday 10th of January 2014

Cute idea! Thank you for sharing a unique party idea.

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