Print Drink Recipes for a Self-Serve Bar at Your Next Party

daddledo_self_serve_barHosting a party can be a fun and gratifying experience, but you often get stuck serving drinks and food. This is why I decided to print drink recipes, and create a self-serve bar at my last event. It was a huge hit.

If you’re like me, as the host of the party, you find yourself taking care of everyone else, and it tends to leave you with very little time to socialize. I found much of my time playing bartender at many of my gatherings and thought there has to be a better way.

A couple of hours before our Labor Day party it came to me, print drink recipes, put out the ingredients, and let party goers serve themselves. Since this was a small gathering of about 20 or so friends, this was a perfect way to assure that I didn’t get stuck tending bar and pouring drinks.


  1. Find the drink recipes by doing a simple search or download our simple formatted recipes for the drinks you are going to serve.
  1. Use word or another word processing software program to simplify and format the recipes to be easy to read and understand.
  2. Print the recipes on standard printer paper
  3. Laminate the paper so spilled drinks don’t ruin the paper (I used strips of packing tape to laminate the paper since I didn’t have a laminator, and it worked great)
  4. I used a tablecloth to cover the table and used the same packing tape to tape the recipes to the tablecloth
  5. Place your ingredients out behind the coordinating recipe
  6. Don’t forget to set your cups, straws, bottle opener, etc. out as well.

Print Drink Recipes

Malibu Bay Breeze Recipe

Tequila Sunrise Recipe

Screwdriver Recipe

The self-serve bar was a huge hit and everyone kept complimenting me on the idea saying they were going to do the same thing at their next get together. The best part is, I was able to socialize and enjoy the party as well, which made it even better. 

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