Today’s post is packed full of fun ideas to help make your big game party a huge hit! In our house, we are huge Coke fans so a Coca-Cola Soda Bar and Easy Game Day Desserts for everyone to enjoy is a must have at our “Home Bowl” festivities. We love creating flavored soda drinks in our house, there are so many possibilities and everyone loves coming up with new ideas.
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What you need for a great Coca-Cola Soda Bar:
– Coca-Cola glass bottled soda
– Coca-Cola cans in your favorite flavor
– Flavored syrups – I used Cherry, Vanilla, Coconut, and Blackberry
– Syrup pumps for easy dispensing, I found mine HERE
– Mason jars
– Paper straws, I used Red and Black
Fill a cute container with your paper straws, you can also set a cute paper straw inside each mason jar that you set out so it’s easy to grab for your guests. I made simple labels for each of my syrup bottles to give them all a cohesive look for the design of my Soda Bar. Be sure to empty a small amount of syrup from each bottle before adding your pumps or it will overflow.
Some of our favorite soda combos are Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Cherry-Vanilla Coke, Lime Coke, Blackberry Coke, and one of my personal favorites is a Coke Zero with Coconut syrup and fresh lime juice. It’s so good!
The Blackberry Coke is another new favorite, paired with a fresh squeeze of a lemon wedge it’s definitely one to try.
When you’re making your drinks you can instruct guests to fill their glasses with ice, add 3-4 pumps of the flavored syrups, pour ice-cold Coca-Cola in the glass, and garnish with the coordinating garnishes.
Everyone loves a vintage inspired glass Coca-Cola bottle, so be sure to have plenty on hand for all your guests to have at least one on game day.
I created a fun backdrop for my Soda Bar with a giant chalkboard. It’s the perfect way to give our guests some drink suggestions. You can use a chalkboard and decorate it however you’d like, add football inspired graphics, or fun banners.
Here’s another great idea. Appetizers and quick recipes are usually the most popular at any gathering, and all parties need some sweet treats as well as the savory appetizers. So I’m sharing two easy dessert ideas, first up is a Cherry-Vanilla Coke Float.
A frosty float is perfect since you already have the Soda Bar set up, all you need to add is ice cream! Everyone loves an ice cream float.
- Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, or Coke Zero
- Cherry flavored syrup, 2 pumps
- Vanilla flavored syrup, 2 pumps
- Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream
- Cherries for garnish
- Place about 1/2 cup ice cream in the bottom of a glass or mason jar.
- Add your flavored syrups.
- Pour soda over top until glass is almost full.
- Add one more scoop of ice cream on top.
- Garnish with cherries, and a paper straw.
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
- 8 oz. Cool Whip Topping
- 1 Box of Brownie Mix, 18.3 oz
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips, for Garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, cool whip topping, brownie mix, milk, and cocoa powder.
- Using a hand mixer, combine all ingredients until smooth.
- Put in serving dish and garnish with mini chocolate chips.
- Serve with NILLA Wafers.
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I love this idea!! And there is nothing better than a homemade vanilla coke! https://www.pinterest.com/heatherp626/coca-cola-nabisco-homebowlherocontest/
Thanks Heather, and I agree floats are the best! 🙂
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What a fun idea. I’m going to use it for my husband’s next birthday. Thanks!
Thanks Rebecca! P.S. Great name! 😉 A birthday party is the perfect excuse for a soda bar! Have a great week.
We run a diet blog over in the UK, and we’ve adapted this brilliant recipe for our diet plan. However, our photo was rubbish so we’ve linked to yours instead, with a full credit and link to your blog. I hope that’s OK! We’ve made it explicitly clear it’s your work though (unlike most bloggers!) but please let us know if you want us to remove it and we will do it immediately!
Hi there, thanks so much for asking. You have my permission to feature it, thanks so much for linking back! Have a great week. 🙂
Laura Lane says
This looks like a real winner of a combination. I may try something like this with iced tea, lemonade, and water this summer.
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An ice tea bar or lemonade bar sounds like a super awesome idea! Have a great week! 🙂
Heather Conner says
Hi! Love this idea! Im thinking of using it for my daughter’s grad party. Can I ask where you got your metal stand? Love it!!
Thanks Heather. The stand is from Target, but I’ve seen similar at Homegoods too! 🙂
I Love this idea!!!!! Do you have a store or sell your printable labels from he sofa bar?
Hi Kelly, thank you so much! At this time I don’t sell the printables, but if I change that I will let you know! 🙂
Hi I Just linda ve your soda bar. I was wandering were did you buy the tray were you put the botles and cans?
Hi Sharon, Thank you so much. The tray is from Target last year I believe. 🙂
Hi! Would you be willing to share where you got the paper for your syrup bottle? Those are so cute!!!
Hi Danielle, Thank you. They are actually just labels I created at home and printed. 🙂
they look great! Would you consider selling your printable?
Where is the sliver tray holding the drinks from?
Hi Nancy, the silver tiered stand is from Target a few seasons back. I occasionally see it come back in stores. 🙂
Where did you get the stand that the cokes are in?? I love this idea!!
It’s from Target a few seasons back. Walmart actually had a similar one this past summer from the Better Homes & Gardens line for Walmart. They might still have it online.
roberta Hardiman says
Can you let me know what you used to put the coke’s in? The silver two tier tray thingy!!!
Hi Roberta, it’s from Target a couple seasons back. Although, Walmart had a similar version this past summer from the Better Homes & Gardens line they might still have it online. 🙂
Hi there…I was wondering if you could tell me how you made your labels for the Torani bottles? Thank you so much
Hi there. I just created them in a program called picmonkey.com with a chalkboard background and opened them in Microsoft Publisher or Photoshop and made them the size I needed for the bottles. 🙂