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.
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.
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.
I snipped a few branches of bougainvillea (but you can even cheat with faux bougainvillea branches).
Then, I added a few to our tabletop, along with some palm fronds.
You could snip fronds from your own palm trees if you happen to have them.
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.
When it comes to sangria, it’s all about two things: wine + fruit.
This Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and fruity. Perfect to sip on its own or to use for sangria.
I put fruit into pretty bowls, including raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
I also put out oranges…
And lemons, as well as peaches, watermelon slices, grapes and fresh mint.
Speaking of lemons, how lovely are these lemon napkins and dishes?
But back to the fruit! The major bonus is that it doubles as decor and makes for a colorful tabletop!
It also makes it a cinch for your guests to customize their individual glasses of sangria.
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.
The hue is so pretty too.
I also blended up fresh watermelon for those who preferred watermelon sangria.
For watermelon sangria, simply add watermelon juice and Pinot Grigio to your glass.
Then, add the fruit that you like, such as blackberries…
Tip: In lieu of ice cubes, freeze grapes instead, which will keep your drink cool without watering it down.
I also put out sparkling water for those who prefer to add some bubbly to their sangria.
It really couldn’t be easier! And it makes playing hostess easy too, since your guests can help themselves.
Put out your most fun and colorful glassware to play up the fruity, colorful Palm Springs theme.
And voila, you are ready for Palm Springs-style entertaining!
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!).
What can I say?
I’m constantly inspired by Palm Springs and love that Christian Siriano is too!
I hope you’ve been inspired to grab some fruit, fronds and friends for a fun summer soiree!
GET THE LOOK OF A PALM SPRINGS TABLETOP:
ecco domani wine | similar dining table here, here + here | similar chairs | chandelier | lemon bowls, plates, tray, tidbit plates, kitchen towel, chip & dip | similar pink glassware | similar purple glassware | clear wine glasses | gold glassware | gold straws here | blue + white plates + bowls | similar pink bowls here, here + 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 + here + here, here + here
PHOTOS BY FRED MOSER
Thank you to Ecco Domani for partnering on this post.
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