You'd be forgiven for thinking that a putting together a home mini bar isn't the most child-friendly acitvity. However, I bed to differ. Making party accessories, drawing and writing up recipe cards, and mixing alcohol-free fizzy drinks? That's complete and utter joy for a four and six year old!
We put our heads together and slowly but surely transformed the pegboard in our living room in to a totally tropical mini bar. Pineapples were bought, sketched, coloured in and then sliced to make daiquiris. Watermelons met with the very same fate. Favourite recipes were recorded ... we now have our very own family cocktail list for guests to select a tipple from. There's also a strict dress code which must be adhered to at all times. Comedy fruit-themed glasses are considered essential. Obviously.
We picked up three wooden letters spelling B-A-R from Hobbycraft and painted them with Reeves light green acrylic paint. We probably would have opted for a more creative name had we more space on the board ... and the boys a greater attention span for painting and then waiting for the letters to dry. But I love our B-A-R sign, nonetheless. The letters look pretty cool hanging from the multicoloured pegs.
Interiors-wise, green and copper remains one of my favourite combinations. And for cocktails? Well, I think I'll forever be a gin and tonic lover. Although, whiskey and ginger ale comes a very close second.
What do you think of our totally tropical pegboard makeover? Would you care for a drink?