Party Ideas: Beat the Heat with a Water Bar

Summertime offers endless outdoor party ideas, but fun in the sun can get hot. (Especially if there’s no pool!) No need to suffer in the heat—this summer’s hottest party trend will keep you and your guests refreshed: a water bar that allows your guests to create flavorful concoctions while they hydrate.

small bar stand for outdoor entertaining(Photographed: Teak Bar Cart available at The Company Store).

Not only is a water bar functional and fun, it’s easy! All you need is table space, water pitchers, and of course—water. If you want to get fancy, invest in a bar cart to make your presentation stand out.

Some find water bland, but all that changes when you infuse it with fruits and even vegetables! A colorful variety of fruits is not only visually appealing—it gives your guests options and allows them to create a beverage that inspires.  Below are a few different water bar party ideas for inspiration.


The classic! You can’t have a water bar without everyone’s go-to summer drink. Just squeeze some lemons and you’re good to go.

Blackberry Mojito Water

This is where the party ideas start to get fun—Fruity, minty, and refreshing! For step-by-step directions plus more creative fruit-infused water like this one, head to beachbodyondemand.com.

(Photo credit: La Jolla Mom)

Plum and Thyme

Good looking and good tasting! For recipes and water bar tips check out  La Jolla Mom’s blog.  She suggests serving cut up fruit at the end of the bar so your guests can stick them on a toothpick and throw it in their glass for decoration (or to eat). Happy party-throwing!


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