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Milk Bar - A fun non-alcoholic option

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My favorite gentleman and I met when were 11 years old, and started out as friends. Early in our planning we decided to have some nods to friendship and childhood present at our wedding; our cake has in bold capital letters “FIRST COMES FRIENDSHIP” and our “guestbook” is an 11×17 sheet of paper with a rainbow of balloons on it.

In the process of cleaning our apartment, I noticed just how many flavor syrups we have that you can put into milk. Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla and Coffee. Then I realized just how many varieties of milk there are; skim, 1%, 2%, whole, soy, and lactaid. Immediately, I thought to myself

“A milk bar!”

It was such a fun idea, and so affordable. We plan on using a 4 foot table and setting it up like a buffet; get a cup, pour yourself a glass of milk, add syrup if desired, stir and enjoy! We’re still going to have an open bar, but this way, kids and non-drinkers can enjoy the process of choosing a beverage too.

For our wedding we are anticipating ~80 guests
5 gallons of milk (makes 80 eight-ounce glasses) = $4 x 5 = $20
4 flavor syrups (Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla & Coffee) = $3 x 4 = $12
2 powdered flavoring (Ovaltine, malt) = $5 x 2 = $10

Total Cost = $42 for a wedding of 80 guests

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is a bride blogger who got married in May of 2013. Read more of her wedding planning posts here.