Buffalo Check Christmas Drink Bar

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Celebrate the season by putting together your own festive buffalo check Christmas drink bar your guests will love! Serve anything from adult beverages to hot chocolate and anything in between!

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This year’s Christmas theme is all about the red buffalo check. I had so much fun putting together this Christmas drink bar and adding in all of the fun buffalo check accents.

Most of these pictures speak for themselves, but I do want to let you in on a little secret. Everything you see on my Christmas drink bar (except the booze!) I either had in my arsenal or I picked up for extremely cheap. I mean SUPER duper cheap. This Christmas season I am all about using what I have!

The focal point of my Christmas drink bar, and a hot cocoa bar of last year, is this weathered wood chalkboard I made several years ago. It has been used in many different parts of my decorating, and I still see using it for many years to come! I love chalkboard art and lettering and find it to be so therapeutic. Plus it makes such a great impact, doesn’t it?!

The mason jars are wrapped with some cute wrapping paper I picked up at 70% off at Michael’s. The cocktail shaker is one I already had that I simply wrapped in the same scrapbook paper as these ornaments.

See what I mean about CHEAP?! I just simply placed some paper straws I already had (probably purchased from the Target dollar spot) and candy canes inside them for a little accent.

This mini tree is one I’ve had for years. I think I got it at Big Lot’s back when we still lived in Tennessee, so it’s definitely had its fair share of use. The base was originally wrapped in burlap, but I wanted it to fit in with the rest of the buffalo check theme, so I just wrapped it up in a buffalo check napkin I had leftover from my wreath project.

This way I still have the original burlap, and I can remove the napkin if I change my decor next year. The decorations are small red ball ornaments I’ve had, and bows I tied with some buffalo check ribbon I had in my stash.

On the other end of my Buffalo check Christmas drink bar is a pair of miniature skis. I picked these up a few years ago in the Target dollar spot. I simply added a buffalo check bow to dress it up a bit. Then to give them some more height I used some cookie boxes that I also picked up at 70% off at Michael’s. They are perfect!

Of course, no Christmas drink bar is complete without the drinks! These are just a few of my husband and I’s favorites, and the whiskey glasses were a gift to him last year (he’s a whiskey guy!) If you have a whiskey lover on your gift list this year, make sure you check out my Whiskey Lover’s Gift Guide!

One thing I absolutely love about this drink bar are these vintage sleigh bells my mom gave me. I believe she found them in an old farmhouse we lived in when I was very young. I remember her decorating with them every Christmas when I was a kid, so when she asked if I wanted them I of course said yes.

I want to restore the bells some and give the strap a little love after this season. If you know the best way of going about restoring old sleigh bells then I would love to know! After researching a bit I think these babies are from the mid-1800s! Which is crazy to even think about!

This Christmas drink bar is almost too pretty to use….almost! I may be guilty of pouring myself a glass of that Prosecco when I was finished with pictures.

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  1. Your drink bar is fabulous, Amanda. I love the chalk board and your lettering is wonderful. All the details tie in together for such a festive look.

  2. Love this! That chalkboard is so fun and all the Christmas touches you added in are perfect. Makes me wanna sit down for a nice cocktail 🙂


  3. I really love this decor, and that you did it mostly with what you have. Vintage sleigh bells from your Mom, you cannot get more Christmasy then that. What an heirloom treasure.

    Beautiful decor, I want all of it lol.

  4. This year I incorporated red buffalo check into my holiday decor. I have one buffalo check scarf left waiting to do something with. Your perfect holiday drink bar was the inspiration I needed. Buffalo check bows for my mini trees are happening soon! Love the rustic charm of your holiday drink bar, Amanda 🙂

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