A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

When Reeves sent me the most amazing starter kit to unleash my colourful creativity for their latest Instagram campaign (search the #wearereeves hashtag), it was at the very start of the summer holidays so I wanted to do something that the boys could get involved with too.

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar
A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

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!

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

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.

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

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.

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

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.

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar

What do you think of our totally tropical pegboard makeover? Would you care for a drink?

A totally tropical pegboard mini bar
A totally tropical pegboard mini bar
A totally tropical pegboard mini bar