Any time we have family over or a party, we always focus on the food. I don’t usually do anything special for drinks. So last month when we had Allison’s graduation party (will share all details soon) we decided an Italian Soda Bar would be fun!
I thought the little kids and graduates would enjoy the fruity alternative to the traditional party beverages, but as it turned out, it was an instant hit with young and old! If you are looking for a fun way to serve drinks for your next party or get-together, try having an Italian Soda Bar. It’s so easy to create this big impact idea!
HOW TO | For a complete Italian Soda Bar you will need:
- ice cubes
- a variety of flavored syrups (we used Torani) *fruity flavors are best
- carbonated water (club soda, sparkling water)
- whip cream
- 24 ounce cups
- fun straws
- pumps or shot glasses
The fun part……it’s all self serve!! Set up a spot with all your supplies (our cooler of ice is out of the shot) and post directions so they know how to make their own Italian Soda and you’re all set!
The recipe for Italian Soda is really easy
I purchased pumps for our bottles, but you can also use shot glasses (you can pick up a package of plastic shot glasses at the dollar store or party supply). 1 pump = 1 shot.
Fill your cup with ice, then add 3-4 pumps of flavoring. You can mix flavors for even more fun ie: Tiger Blood (2 strawberry + 1 watermelon + 1 coconut) Strawberry Lemon (2 strawberry + 2 lemon) Cherry Cream Soda (2 cherry + 2 vanilla) Peaches & Cream (2 peach + 2 vanilla) Strawberries & Cream (2 strawberry + 2 vanilla) Cherry Lime Ricky (3 black cherry + 1 lime) Pineapple Razz ( 2 pineapple + 2 raspberry) Cream Soda (3-4 pumps Vanilla) for just a few examples
Then add carbonated (sparkling) water to fill the cup.
Top with whip cream.
Add a straw……stir and enjoy!
You can downloand and pint the Italian Soda Bar Directions I made for our party, if you’d like. It’s simple and prints out on an 8.5×11 sheet of paper – another cool idea would be to write the directions out on a giant chalkboard like Leigh Anne did for her Italian Soda Bar at her daughter’s graduation party
Italian Soda variations, you can also add heavy cream, half and half or ice cream before the whipped cream for a creamosa Italian Soda!
Everyone will be talking about the Italian Soda Bar!!
I’ll post more grad party fun soon!!
What flavor would you make for an Italian Soda?