Event of the Week: Stock the Bar Party Ideas

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Last week we featured an awesome Crawfish Boil from Angela Marie Events that was also a Stock the Bar wedding shower. I can’t believe that was the FIRST time in Sweet City Candy’s history that we featured a Stock the Bar party. For shame, for shame! This is my new favorite type of party.

So in order to catch up on the trend, today’s Event of the Week is a more general “event theme” of Stock the Bar instead of a specific event.

The first thing we did was make a kick-ass Pinterest Board with LOTS of Stock the Bar party ideas. And we want to share with you some of our favorite ideas…

First, from Recipe.com, here is a good reference for what exactly goes into having a full at-home bar. If you’re a guest at a Stock the Bar party, try to bring a bottle of something (booze / wine / mixer) and barware or glassware that the bride and groom have registered for.


There are lots of really cool decorations and banners that say Stock the Bar. This one is my favorite from Luckey Charms on Etsy. I love the colors and the font and it looks like it would be great to hang up either behind the bar at the party or behind the gift table.

And these lip cutouts for straws are a perfect and fun addition to any party! Get them from Little Retreats on Etsy. Lips for Straws

Everyone loves cupcakes no matter what the party theme is. That’s why these cupcakes with wine glass and wine bottle toppers are perfect! They are from A Piece O’ Cake Bakery.Wine cupcakes

More cupcakes options …. I LOVE these margarita cupcakes with the limes and other margarita decor in this cupcake tree. And having a tequila shot as a cupcake topper is genius! Thank you Pinterest for this awesome photo.Margartia Cupcakes

Martha Stewart always has great ideas, and this is one of my favorites. You can have a Liquor Dessert Bar with clear brandy liquors and instead of serving them with sugar cubes, serve them with rock candy! Brandy and Candy

And no party these days is complete without custom made sugar cookies. And these wine glass and beer mug cookies from The Chic Cookie are perfect for any Stock the Bar party.Beer and Wine CookiesSo people, are you sold yet on how awesome a Stock the Bar party would be? This party theme works well for the following types of parties:

  • - Co-Ed wedding shower
  • - Engagement party
  • - Housewarming party
  • - Bridal shower
  • - Bachelorette party
  • - Bachelor party

And you know what, in addition to Rock Candy (mentioned above with the Liquor Dessert Bar), there are lots of fun boozy candies that you can serve at your Stock the Bar party too! Here are some of our favorites:

If any of these types of parties are coming up on the horizon for you, seriously consider doing a Stock the Bar party.


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