Kid’s Juice Bar

I’m always looking for ways to include the children in whatever occasion we are celebrating. Our kid’s juice bar is a family favorite and always a bit hit. It’s a simple idea that the kids love and delight in making custom “mock”tails through out the party.

PICTURES BY CHLOE BAKER

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Make this kid friendly by putting on lower table (so kids can reach). Make everything plastic and easy for the kids to help themselves.

Make this kid friendly by putting on lower table (so kids can reach). Make everything plastic and easy for the kids to help themselves.

Start by putting out plastic cups and a bowl of ice with scoop. I like to put a cloth on the table to absorb anything little hands spill. They can start by putting ice in their cup.

Start by putting out plastic cups and a bowl of ice with scoop. I like to put a cloth on the table to absorb anything little hands spill. They can start by putting ice in their cup.

Cut up some oranges into slices with slits in middle and put on tray with small bowls filled with colored sugar from the baking section of local grocery store. The kids can rub the rim of their plastic glass with orange then dip rim into sugar (just like you do with salt for a margarita)

Cut up some oranges into slices with slits in middle and put on tray with small bowls filled with colored sugar from the baking section of local grocery store. The kids can rub the rim of their plastic glass with orange then dip rim into sugar (just like you do with salt for a margarita)

I like to use different colored fruit juices for the kids to pour into their sugar rimmed glasses. Make sure to encourage them to mix different flavors together to create their own speciality drink but don’t fill all the way to the top.

I like to use different colored fruit juices for the kids to pour into their sugar rimmed glasses. Make sure to encourage them to mix different flavors together to create their own speciality drink but don’t fill all the way to the top.

To make the drinks bubbly, they can add some sparkling water or soda.

To make the drinks bubbly, they can add some sparkling water or soda.

Include some festive toothpicks, peppermint sticks and fresh fruit for garnishes on a plastic tray. I cut colorful paper straws to fit the smaller cups for the kids.

Include some festive toothpicks, peppermint sticks and fresh fruit for garnishes on a plastic tray. I cut colorful paper straws to fit the smaller cups for the kids.

This is a fun and easy way to make the kids feel like they are part of the party. It’s great to see their excitement as they make new drink creations. It’s wonderful to see how creative they get and they love sharing their recipes with the other kids.

This is a fun and easy way to make the kids feel like they are part of the party. It’s great to see their excitement as they make new drink creations. It’s wonderful to see how creative they get and they love sharing their recipes with the other kids.