Since we spiffed up our deck last fall, and particularly since we returned home to snowy weather after our trip, I’ve been daydreaming about outdoor spaces. I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to this very subject. I live for the warmer weather and I love having friends and family over.
I am already planning a little DIY action for entertaining on our deck inspired by these photos:
Can you see how I just couldn’t leave my thrift store find behind?
While I’ve been pining away for a glass drink dispenser of my very own, they can be ridiculously expensive, like this one from Pottery Barn that hails for $79. It was as if the one at Salvation Army was just waiting for me. Like a puppy in a pet store looking at you with sad eyes. I had to take it home with me.
So what to use a beverage dispenser for, you might ask?? Can you imagine a pretty sangria in here, like this one that I made last Easter?
Or a hefty batch of pineapple infused vodka for a Stoli Doli station at your next party? I have already bookmarked Sharon’s Sparkling Cranberry Punch over at Elizabeth & Co. for next Christmas. This non-alcoholic Party Punch from Chef In Training has only three ingredients and is a crowd pleaser for kids and adults, or try this fruity Summer Punch from The Sweet Things Queen that sounds delicious with or without alcohol.
If you realize you can’t live without a glass beverage dispenser too, but can’t find a fabulously cheap one at your local thrift store, here are a few affordable and cute options for you, all under $30.