A little bubbly goes a long way — especially when mixed with tangy juices and chunks of fresh fruit. Mimosas are a brunch must-have, all year round, and a mimosa bar is the best way to step up your entertaining game. Not only does a full mimosa spread make for an Instagram-worthy display, but offers guests a variety of fizzy drinks, if OJ and champers are too basic.
Every perfectly curated mimosa bar always starts with a bar cart. Stock yours with everything you'll need to make the most delicious concoctions: juice, fresh fruit, glasses, and different varietals of bubbly.
What you'll need: gold bar cart ($138, )
There's nothing a few rose petals can't fix. Fresh flowers, on and off your bar cart or buffet table, add a romantic touch to any brunch. This heart display is pretty — and pretty literal — so works best for an engagement party or bridal brunch. But no matter the event, fill your mimosa cart with large carafes of fruit juice and (a dream!).
What you'll need: glass carafes ($12 for two, )
Colorful tassel garlands have taken over Pinterest the past few years and dress up any blank wall, mantel or drink cart. Keeping with its super bloggy theme, this display is rounded out with a chalkboard sign, glass jars, patterned ramekins, and matching napkins. The fresh strawberries and blackberries will sweeten each guest's custom mimosa blend.
What you'll need: tassel garland banner ($10, ), chalkboard sign ($16, )
These are way more dramatic than an ice bucet. Pick flowers straight from your garden or head to the local florist to find your favorite bloom mix.
More garlands! Made with love, this simple paper heart one adds a pop of color. By mixing in sweets at the cocktail station, your guests will be able to fill up their plates (and glasses!) in one go.
What you'll need: heart more mgarland ($10, )
Showcase your personality — bold, fun, and bubbly! — with a sparkly tablecloth. Paper garland and glittery rosettes make the bar a focal point of a party (as it should be).
What you'll need: gold sequin tablecloth ($19, ), paper rosette kit ($15, )
If a full-on sequin tablecloth is too much, think smaller: gold labels, place cards, napkins, and drink stirrers (they're giraffes!) add an elegant touch to an otherwise understated mimosa station. Hold on to the labeled glass bottles so that you can use them time and time again — with champagne or on their own.
What you'll need: gold giraffe drink stirrers ($11, )
We love a good label. These ID the juice blends and garnishes and are attached with colorful twine, clothespins, or decorative ribbon.
What you'll need: twine ($6, ), clothespins ($6, ), place cards ($9, )
Once you have your spread set up, it's time for the most important part — the drinks! Let's start with the basics: This mimosa is made with a 1:1 ratio of champagne and orange juice. Jazz it up with fruit slices or a splash of Triple sec (if you're feeling extra fancy).
This play on the traditional mimosa will wake up your tastebuds, no matter the time. This mix is tart, tangy, and slightly bitter,
What happens when you combine mimosas and sangria? A fruit-filled dream. Instead of mixing it up glass by glass, keep the mimosas in a glass pitcher and let guests top off their glasses as the day goes on.
What you'll need: pitcher ($17, )
Go light on the juice and heavy on the spritz for pink-hued cocktail. Sprinkle in a touch of sweetness with fresh berries.
Swap OJ for another tropical favorite, pineapple juice. Garnish with strawberries (or another berry of your choice) for added flavor.