Just because you can’t have a big party this year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the 4th of July. You can even stay home with a fun, yet simple, mimosa bar. I put together a 4th of July mimosa bar with a watermelon cocktail spin to show you how easy (and cheap) it can be to entertain guests yourself this Fourth of July during coronavirus times.

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Budget Friendly Party Tip: Serve a Signature Cocktail

One of my all time favorite tips for hosting a party on a budget is to have a signature cocktail or simple bar with only a couple of options.

Nothing raises the price of a party faster than a fully stocked bar. I love attending those kind of parties, but you won’t find me throwing them! The 4th of July is a great excuse to break open the champagne and serve mimosas and watermelon cocktails.

Here’s another great budget friendly party tip: opt for Prosecco instead of champagne. It’s a fraction of the price and tastes just as good in mimosas.

How to set up a Mimosa Bar for your 4th of July Party

Setting up a mimosa bar for a 4th of July party is super simple. Just follow these steps and you’ll have a beautiful set up in minutes.

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1. Assemble your glasses

I love having an eclectic mix of glasses to use for mimosas. When it comes to high quality champagne, I only drink out of proper champagne glasses, but when I mix cheap sparkling wine with juice, I put it any glass that looks pretty, even mason jars.

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If you want them all to match, try checking out this inexpensive set of glasses from Amazon.


2. Rim the glasses for extra flair

Why not add a little flair by rimming the glasses with colored sugar? My cinnamon sugar pumpkin beer rim is always such a hit so I like to add a festive rim when I can. This one is so easy.

Dip the glass in a bowl of half sugar and half water.

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Then dip the glass in a bowl of red or blue colored sugar.

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Make a few ahead of time for guests.

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You can even buy some blue sugar from Amazon. Personally, I just dye my sugar with food coloring to save money. But Amazon is fun for stuff like this!


 

3. Stage the table

Setting up themed tables for parties is so much fun for me. I get excited to buy banners and other themed items for parties.

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4. Set out the sparkling wine

Remember, you don’t need to buy high end champagne for a mimosa bar. Skip that fancy stuff and opt for Prosecco or sparkling wine instead. I always reach for the Schloss Beibrich Sekt from Trader Joe’s. It’s only $6.99 at our store, and consistently receives high ratings from wine reviewers.

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5. Pour the juice

I like to keep mimosa bars simple with no more than 2 juice options. Sure, you could add more, but 2 is always a good number. For this 4th of July mimosa bar we stuck with orange juice and watermelon juice. I like to use a simple carafe to hold juices.

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6. Cut up fruit

Not just any fruit will do for a patriotic party. You have to go with red, white, and blue, right? Cut up some strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries to add to your mimosas. Bonus points if you put watermelon out for the watermelon cocktail.

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7. Serve and enjoy

The best part about a mimosa bar is that you don’t have to do any of the work. Set it all out and let the guests help themselves.

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What are your favorite tips for setting up a mimosa bar?

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