It’s day two of our Tuscan-inspired Holiday Party. Pretty and hand-written instructions on a chalkboard help guests create their own drinks at a diy Italian soda bar. Offer a variety of colorful straws for mixing and sipping.

Italian Soda Bar at Tuscan Holiday Spread #christmasparty #italiansodas #tuscan

Mix it Up with Pretty Paper Straws in a Variety of Colors from #paperstraws #christmasparty #italiansodas

DIY Italian Soda Bar from a Tuscan Holiday Spread #christmasparty #italiansodas #tuscan

HOW TO: For a complete Italian Soda Bar include ice cubes, cream, a variety of  Torani Syrups, club soda and maraschino cherries. Favorite syrup flavors include cherry, peach, raspberry and vanilla.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.


  1. I love this idea! Definitely hanging onto this for a future party. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Tara    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  2. Fresh, bright, delightful Italian Soda Bar ideas

    i .m.    Thursday, December 13, 2012
  3. Wonderful idea! Would love to try it, but what is the cream? Whipped cream? Cream soda? HELP!

    dawn    Thursday, December 20, 2012
  4. Hi dawn–It’s whipping cream. Or you can use half and half. xo B

    Brittany    Monday, December 24, 2012

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