504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Pick Your Poison! Warm Beverage "Bar"
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pick Your Poison! Warm Beverage "Bar"

I pretty much never turn down the opportunity to entertain
(much to the chagrin of my husband).
Fall is my favorite season to do just that- our skies here are bright and sunny, the air is crisp and there are so many reasons for having guests over.

When guests arrive for a party of event I like to "be ready."
I have found that having beverages ready and waiting eases that initial party rush.
I use my party cart A LOT for this purpose.

I just hosted a DIY Vanilla Extract Party and in the coming weeks have some ladies coming over to  DIY everything from signs to jewelry. Not to mention the Halloween chili night! 
But, I will be prepared! With a little forethought you too can create a
Pick Your Poison Warm Beverage "Bar."

Heat water and mix or brew a selection of beverages such as:
hot cocoa, warm apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte.

Add some whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon sprinkles,
or mini marshmallows for the guests to personalize their drinks.

But of course you must have great cups too!
Lifestyle Crafts to the rescue!
Using the drink sleeve, you cannot only dress up your cups but label them as well,
so that everyone knows what they are drinking!

I was inspired to create this "bar" by this super cute drink sleeve 
I received from Lifestyle Crafts.  
 (I think I love my Epic 6 machine (die cutter/letterpress) more than anything.)
  • Epic 6 or Compatible Die Cutter
  • Lifestyle Crafts Drink Sleeve Die
  • Paper/Cardstock - I used Canvas Corp. papers and black cardstock
  • Adhesive: glue stick, glue dots, double stick tape.
  • White ink pen or chalk ink or chalk
  • 12-16 oz cups

1. The whole process was simple. I ran my die through the die cutter . I choose to do one type of paper per type of beverage. Then I ran the black paper through the die cutter to make the ovals for labeling. Go visit Lifestyle Crafts for a great tutorial on how to die cut!

2. The die has a tab on the back for easy assembly and placement.
(HINT: if your cup is a bit smaller, just use some adhesive to make the drink sleeve smaller)

3. Write out the beverage choices on the ovals and affix to the drink sleeve.

NOTE: You can use the drink sleeve on many reusable coffee cups too. I happen to be using a recyclable cup because there are so many people coming over and some of the events are not at my home.

Isn't this FUN and EASY...and let me tell you, a set up like this is a huge time saver when you are prepping for the guests.

You can grab your own drink sleeve die at Lifestyle Crafts. It is a part of the new Wintertide collection and a great addition to the Fall and Winter holiday paperie!

Be sure to use the code 504main to get 20% off your order at Lifestyle Crafts!

What's your favorite warm beverage for Fall?

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

This post contains affiliate links for Lifestyle Crafts. I was provided with product for review.


  1. That's such a fun idea, Holly. They're really cute - but how do you keep the drinks warm on a cold day?

    1. Hey Rachel! I just set this up for guests as they arrive..after that I will brew a pot of coffee and make hot water to replenish. This is just a great way to get people in the door and a beverage in their hands during that big "everyone arrive at once rush!"

  2. I can't wait to get my hands on that die cut too!!! I just started as an affiliate with Lifestyle Crafts and I just love all their stuff!!!

    1. You will love working with their products Jocelyn!

  3. I just LOVE that!! I love to entertain too and having the drinks ready is such a great idea. Those cuffs are too cute.

  4. This is a seriously cute idea! I think everyone would find it not only fun but delish!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

  5. I love this idea ~ as always, you are awesome, Holly!

  6. Holly -- you totally ROCK! These are way cute!

  7. I love this and I want that cocoa!!!!

  8. suoer adorable... why can't we pick more than one!

  9. I love this idea! We just got back from Europe the other week and every day I grabbed a coffee to go and just about burnt my hands. They don't believe or know about coffee sleeves! :) I wish I would have seen this post prior I would have made me a few.

  10. Those are so cute, Holly!! I love this idea! I need to come to a soiree at your house. ;)

  11. I love this idea! I have never seen a DIY Halloween Bevvy bar before Holly! You are so clever! I might just want to take one of each of those drinks though! ;) Would love it if you would share this at my new "It's a Party" Linky Party here:
    http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/10/ive-got-big-announcement-today.html Hope to see you there! I stumbled, tweeted, pinned and G +'d this too :D


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