Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bloody Mary Bar

 This weekend we really wanted to show my brother a good time, help make the transition out of college a little easier & to introduce him to all of our friends in Georgia. So, naturally, we hosted a Bloody Mary Bar & Brunch in our backyard.


I'm actually not a huge Bloody Mary fan but it's my brother's favorite drink, PLUS I love the fact that you can really get out of control with garnishes. If restaurants can put a beefstick in theirs, I felt like I could push it a little further & put an entire corn dog in ours. We added celery, pickles, bacon, olives & grilled cheese kabobs to the menu, along with an assortment of hot sauces & peppers.
We also rimmed them with crushed Fritos instead of salt. Bet ya can't guess who's idea that was. :)
 
The bigger the glasses, the better. I would honestly have put an entire rotisserie chicken in this cocktail if it would have fit.

I know this is totally not baby-blog-material, but it is festive & would make a fun Father's Day brunch idea if your dad or hubby is a Bloody Mary fan! :)
And of course, this chalkboard print is for sale in my etsy shop.

Sources
Glasses & Pitcher from Pier One (out of stock) | Ice Bucket | Tomato Juice Pitcher | Striped Straws | Mason Jars | White Beaded Bowls

40 comments:

  1. That last photo cracks me up with everything garnishing the drink! You are endlessly creative!

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  2. My local bar does a Bloody Mary oyster shot. It's a mini Bloody Mary with a raw oyster in it... No need to hold yourself back when it comes to garnishes!

    I love the grilled cheese kabobs! Genius!

    www.annikadotbenitz.com

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  3. You are so freakin creative it's not even fair!! LOVE your blog!! Such an inspiration!

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  4. I don't even like bloody marys, but seriously love this!

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  5. Um, that's amazing. Only think missing from the bloody bar is pickles (& pickle juice!).

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  6. Um, that's amazing. Only thing missing from your bloody bar are pickles (& pickle juice!).

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  8. Love your blog!!! Question...how did you and your husband make friends after moving up here to Georgia? I'm from Florida and moved up here to be close to family and besides one close friend and a few acquaintances I haven't really made friends...any ideas? I know I off topic lol

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  9. You are a genious.

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  10. This gets my taste buds going!!! ;) this is such a good idea!! Don't you just love Effen vodka?! ;) hehe

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  11. LOVE bloody Mary's!! This is such a cute idea!!

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  12. YES!!! I am a huge Bloody Mary fan so THANK YOU for putting this in your shop!!!

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  13. Coolest thing EVER! My husband would love this. Really wish I was as creative as you are.

    Marissa
    thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
    A Fashion, Beauty, & Mommy Blog

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  14. Love this! Live the table writing too!! So cute!

    Mamaplusmini.blogspot.com

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  15. I also don't love Bloody Mary's .... But this is awesome!!! :)

    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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  16. I like that you include things here that aren't exclusively baby-blog material. It shows your personal style, which is refreshing. It's nice to see that being a mama doesn't have to completely alter what you like and who you are. =]

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  17. Love! Where is your patio furniture from!?

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  18. Love! Where is your patio furniture from?

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  19. Haha you are one creative lady to come up with such a bar!
    Love this idea!
    Sara
    Life with Baby Sophia

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  20. I'm not a big bloody mary fan myself, but this just looks SO fun! I love all your party ideas and the way you make all of them so much FUN! My question is about your CORN DOGS! (yum) Do you make them yourself or are they store bought? My boyfriend and I love them and I'd love to learn how to make them myself but I don't know if I have the skill! Please share :)

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  21. I'm not a big bloody mary fan myself, but I just LOVE this! I might not have a little one of my own (yet!) but I can't get enough of your blog. I follow it for (first and foremost) the amazing pictures and expressions of little Harpie! I also LOVE all your party ideas and how you make sure they are FUN over anything. My question is about the corn dogs (yum!). Do you make them yourself or are they store bought? My boyfriend and I love us some corn dogs and I've been thinking about trying to make them but I don't know if I have the skill! Please share :)

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  22. I WANT A GRILLED CHEESE KA-BOB RIGHT NOW!!!!

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  23. Get outta town! This is the cutest/coolest thing ever! So simple and fun. I'm not a fan of bloody marys either but I'll take a corn dog covered in fritos with a side of bacon please! :)

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  24. This is the best idea ever! I can not WAIT to do this in our backyard someday soon!

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  25. I don't even like Bloody Mary's, but I LOVE this and feel like I want a bloody mary now! My hubby loves them though, so this would be right up his alley. Genuis! ~Jenn

    www.twobytwomom.com

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  26. Any chance you will do monthly recs any time soon? We are desperate for some age appropriate toys over here. Nothing I have seen at the store as caught my eye.

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  27. We had bloody mary's this weekend too but your bar blew ours out of the water! Love it!

    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

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  28. All those bloody marys are making me think its about time to give up nursing ;) Your back yard is awesome! I've been dying to get my hammock up!

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  29. I'm not a fan of Bloody Marys either. Here in Canada we drink Caesars, which is kind of a spicy version of a Bloody Mary, and they are spectacular. Give it a try! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_(cocktail)
    They're especially good with some pickle juice and a piece of pickled asparagus.
    Now all you need is poutine and you've got yourself a delicious Canadian feast! :)

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  30. I'm not a fan of Bloody Marys either. Here in Canada we drink Caesars, which is kind of a spicy version of a Bloody Mary, and they are spectacular. Give it a try! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_(cocktail)
    They're especially good with some pickle juice and a piece of pickled asparagus.
    Now all you need is poutine and you've got yourself a delicious Canadian feast! :)

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  31. Girl! Your creativeness blows me away! So awesome!

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  32. Such an amazing idea! Your chalkboard art is fabulous!

    -Erik, Amanda, and Bosley
    www.manwomanwestie.blogspot.com

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  33. holy shit that is one hell of a bloody mary! lol

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  34. SICK!! oh my goodnes that looks so awful and yet SOO FUN!!! I don't drink at all and feel like I'm getting my 101 classes from you! Corn dog, bacon, ...hahah..TO FUN perfect Father's Day FEAST!

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  35. Is that Victory Summer Love in your beer cooler!? I live in Downingtown, home of Victory Brewing Company!! Can't get enough of Summer Love this time of year ;)

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  36. OMGooooooooooooodddddddd!!!!!!!!! I love Bloody Marys!

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