With Summer in full swing, here’s a fun idea for your next party…set up an Italian Soda Bar. We recently hosted a bunch of my daughter’s teenage friends over for a backyard party, and this little Italian Soda Bar was a hit! They loved being able to make their own Italian Sodas. It really is so fun to get creative with the flavors. We made a little video to help you set one up for your next party.
I can’t wait to do it again, this time with my friends!
Here’s what you’ll need for your next party:
-A variety of Italian Syrups…the fruity syrups are always a favorite. We love:
…to name a few. Don’t forget the syrup pumps to go with all the different flavored syrups. The syrup pumps make it more fun for your guests to have a fun hands on experience…plus it helps control the amount of syrup each guest uses.
You’ll also need:
-pebble ice (pick up a big bag at the Sonic drive thru)
-half and half or cream
-whip cream in a can for easy dispensing
-a jar of maraschino cherries with the stems on
–clear plastic cups
–cute striped straws
If you’re worried about a sticky mess, move the bar outside. We have this little red cart that was perfect for holding all the ingredients for the Italian Soda Bar.
We made this big 4×8 foot chalkboard with a sheet of MDF and chalkboard paint that we used for a fun instructional sign to go with. Sometimes a little How-To or instructions can help people know how to get started…or what to add to their cup first.
It’s such a fun party idea. We still have a bunch of Italian Syrups left over that I’m sure we’ll get a lot of great use out of them this Summer.
Which flavor syrup would you choose?
Don’t miss our Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade…it’s another fun summer-y drink option.
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