A DIY Sangria Bar Palm Springs Party

Hosting a party inspired by this Ecco Domani x Christian Siriano bottle! #kellygolightly #bananaleaf #palmsprings

I love any excuse to entertain so when Ecco Domani reached out about their collaboration with Christian Siriano, whose limited edition bottle design was inspired by the iconic glamour of 1960s Palm Springs, my ears perked up — and my mouth started watering! Inspired by the bright palm leaf design of the bottle, I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Sangria Bar Party that channeled Palm Springs glamour! Read on to see how to do it.

Easy Entertaining Idea: Do-It-Yourself Sangria Bar

First, how pretty is this bottle? Christian Siriano was inspired by Palm Springs — hello bougainvillea and palm fronds! — which I couldn’t love more. The bottle was my lead jumping off point for inspiration.

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Since I’m lucky enough to actually live in Palm Springs, I needed to look no further than our yard to help with the decor.

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I snipped a few branches of bougainvillea (but you can even cheat with faux bougainvillea branches).

Palm Springs blogger Kelly Golightly

Then, I added a few to our tabletop, along with some palm fronds.

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You could snip fronds from your own palm trees if you happen to have them.

Love this palm leaf decor and using fruit as decoration!

Or, use faux ones, which is what I did since I have attained quite the collection. Note: The white palm fronds are no longer available, but you could easily spray paint real or faux green ones with white spray paint for the same look.

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When it comes to sangria, it’s all about two things: wine + fruit.

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This Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and fruity. Perfect to sip on its own or to use for sangria.

Fresh Raspberries

I put fruit into pretty bowls, including raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.

Love these Kate Spade lemon bowls. #katespade #kellygolightly

I also put out oranges…

Love these gold straws!

And lemons, as well as peaches, watermelon slices, grapes and fresh mint.

Love these lemon plates.

Speaking of lemons, how lovely are these lemon napkins and dishes?

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But back to the fruit! The major bonus is that it doubles as decor and makes for a colorful tabletop!

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It also makes it a cinch for your guests to customize their individual glasses of sangria.

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Or, if preferred, guests can sip the wine as-is, since it’s like summer in a glass with delicate floral aromas and a hint of citrus, and then nibble on the fruit instead. Win-win-win all the way around.

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The hue is so pretty too.

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I also blended up fresh watermelon for those who preferred watermelon sangria.

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For watermelon sangria, simply add watermelon juice and Pinot Grigio to your glass.

Easy Entertaining Idea: Do-It-Yourself Sangria Bar

Then, add the fruit that you like, such as blackberries…

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Raspberries…

How To Make Sangria

Strawberries…

How To Make Sangria

And mix!

Tip: In lieu of ice cubes, freeze grapes instead, which will keep your drink cool without watering it down.

How To Set Up a Sangria Bar

 I also put out sparkling water for those who prefer to add some bubbly to their sangria.

Easy Entertaining Idea: Do-It-Yourself Sangria Bar

It really couldn’t be easier! And it makes playing hostess easy too, since your guests can help themselves.

How to Host a Slim Aarons Party with a DIY Sangria Bar.

Put out your most fun and colorful glassware to play up the fruity, colorful Palm Springs theme.

Easy Entertaining Idea: Do-It-Yourself Sangria Bar with Ecco Domani x Christian Siriano x Kelly Golightly

And voila, you are ready for Palm Springs-style entertaining!

Love this Banana Leaf Dress & it's under $20! #kellygolightly #bananaleaf #palmprint

Of course, don’t forget a fun outfit too! I couldn’t resist dressing the part in this palm leaf dress (that’s under $25…shhh!).

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What can I say?

Summer Entertaining TIps: Watermelon and strawberry sangria recipes.

I’m constantly inspired by Palm Springs and love that Christian Siriano is too!

Summer Entertaining Ideas: Watermelon and strawberry sangria recipes.

I hope you’ve been inspired to grab some fruit, fronds and friends for a fun summer soiree!

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Cheers!

GET THE LOOK OF A PALM SPRINGS TABLETOP:

ecco domani wine | similar dining table here, here + here | similar chairs | chandelier | lemon bowls, plates, traytidbit plateskitchen towel, chip & dip | similar pink glassware | similar purple glassware | clear wine glasses | gold glassware | gold straws here | blue + white plates + bowls | similar pink bowls herehere + here | pink agate napkin rings | similar gold pineapple | white pineapple | faux palm fronds here, here + here + here | gold flatware | ice bucket | similar green pitchers | similar pink pitcher here + herehere, here + here

I’m Wearing: pink caftan | hat | similar sunniessandals (also here) | palm leaf maxi dress | hat | similar earrings (also here) | similar green bracelet | similar sunnies

PHOTOS BY FRED MOSER

Thank you to Ecco Domani for partnering on this post.

 

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