Today, we’re sharing simple tips for a Fall Cider Bar as part of the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop. A special thank you to my sweet friend, Cindy of County Road 407 for putting this hop together.
If you’re coming over from Angie’s blog, Post Cards from the Ridge welcome, we’re excited to have you.
Didn’t you love the way Angie displayed flowers in vintage bottles and mason jars throughout the year? They were all such beautiful ideas!
The Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop is a bimonthly series where we share our love of vintage, antique, farmhouse, and repurposed finds and ideas. If you’ve missed any of the other installments, you can catch up here:
- How to Create Farmhouse Crocks from Paint Cans
- Easy Tips for Styling a Bookcase
- Simple Ways to Organize the Pantry with Baskets
Practical and Pretty
One of the things I love most about working with these talented ladies is they always inspire and push me to be creative.
I’m naturally a very practical person.
Our island cottage doesn’t have a lot of extra storage to bring things home on a whim. Or to craft things we aren’t actually going to use throughout the year and in multiple seasons.
When I saw the topic this month was mason jars and bottles, I immediately thought about the jars in our pantry holding walnuts and kitchen staples.
Of course, we’ve filled mason jars with simple flowers and placed them on our dinner table for a relaxed farmhouse feel.
We’ve also packed them with sweet scents of the season and given them away to friends and family as simmer pot ingredients as well.
So, this Fall, when we decided to recreate our favorite things about spending time at the cabin, I knew immediately how to incorporate mason jars.
Creating a coffee or cider bar doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated at all. Honestly, you probably already have most of the items you need right now to create a festive feeling this Fall.
Here’s a look at a few simple tips for creating a Fall Cider Bar…
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*This post was updated September 2020
Gather Your Fall Cider Bar Supplies
Set out your favorite mugs, glasses, straws, syrups, spices, a few sweet treats, honey crisp apples, cider, and coffee if you like.
These are the supplies we use the most:
- Coffee Maker (this one has a stainless-steel carafe that keeps coffee or water hot for a lot longer than a standard coffee pot)
- Generous Mugs (these are a little expensive but perfect for fall)
- Coffee Mug Rack
- Syrups (we use the sugar-free, but they come in holiday sets too)
- Glasses (we use Mason Jars)
- Drink Dispenser (similar)
- Straws (this combination is cute if you have company coming over for a fall party)
- Chalkboard (this is cute a vintage/farmhouse style if you’re not able to find a chalkboard at a thrift store or charity shop)
Make it Festive
As your decorating your Fall cider bar and treat station, make it festive!
You’ll want to vary the heights and textures of the pieces you’re incorporating. This helps to add visual interest and create a warm and cozy feeling.
Don’t forget to add seasonal art, a wreath, a vintage-inspired apple picking sign, or create your own chalkboard art.
Add Easy Cakes and Snacks
Including a treat station in your Fall cider bar doesn’t have to be super fancy.
Just set out a few things you know your loved ones will enjoy. Consider picking up favorites from your local bakery or grocery store if you don’t have time to bake multiple cakes, cookies, breads, or pies.
Dress Up Your Mason Jars
Any time we’re drinking cold apple cider, it’s almost always in a mason jar. The lids make it so convenient to mix multiple spices and syrups into the cider without a lot of extra fuss.
Dress up the mason jars on your Fall cider bar by thinly slicing an apple and cutting a small hole in the center. Then gently place a cinnamon stick inside the hole.
As always, use caution and care when using a knife to slice and cut the apple as the knife will be sharp.
Fall Cider Bar Inspiration
We’ve had a designated drink station in our home for years. It’s such an inexpensive way to add a little bit of convenience to everyday life.
Even when I’m at home and we’re just hanging out I like to set up a little treat station.
Creating a fall cider bar is a great way to make memories with the people you love all season long. And if there is one thing we can all agree on this year, it’s that every day we have together is worth celebrating!
Up next on the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop is my sweet friend, Michelle at The Painted Hinge. She is crazy creative and I know you’ll adore her beautiful farmhouse style.
Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous ladies on the hop.
Let us know if you’re creating at Fall cider bar at home and your favorite way to decorate with bottles and mason jars this season too! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Other Fall Inspired Post You Might Enjoy:
- How to Create Milk Glass Inspired Cake Stands
- A Simple DIY Apple Picking Sign
- Fall Inspired Front Door Decor
- Fall Porch Decorating Ideas
- DIY Heirloom Pumpkins