A Year of Bars! 2017 Edition
It's hard to believe 2017 is coming to a close! As the year comes to an end, we often are already looking into 2018 with plans, resolutions, and goals. Sometimes, I find myself forgetting to reflect on everything accomplished during the current year and taking time to celebrate the goals achieved, friends made, and opportunities you couldn't have imagined at the beginning of the year!
In the spirit of reflection, this has been a good year for Legally Crafty! I am so appreciative of all of the support I've received from readers like you, my fam.,ily & friends, and the creative community! I was able to participate in amazing collaborations with fellow creatives that pushes me to be even more creative! I also did my first set of live DIY workshops! Many of you also joined me on Instagram to participate in some fun craft challenges full of fun and creativity. Thank you all for a great year-- I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store!
As a fun look back on 2017, I am sharing a blog post round-up of my 12 months (almost) of DIY bars! The months that got ignored were made up for in months with two bars, but I'd love to hear you ideas in the comments for what to do in April & June next year! Click the title links to visit each post.
I kicked off the New Year with this fun and festive New Year's bar. It was really the first time I'd fully decorated our bar area and I was quickly hooked.
Super Bowl Sunday
Check out how to make a DIY Lombardi Trophy!
Next up was the Superbowl! We had a fun get together with friends that included a variety of chili and a fun Super Bowl predictions pool. The winner took home a cash prize and won rights to the DIY Lombardi Trophy linked to above.
February was double duty with the Oscars. I made my own little printables and loved those little favor tux bags from Dollar Tree.
March was my first blog hop with some fun and talented ladies! I put together this drink station complete with a festive green punch. The recipe is definitely worth checking out!
March was another double duty month! This final four bar was my first collaboration with Meghan of Elva M. Design. It was the first of many fabulous collaborations this year.
At our house we love any chance to have delicious Mexican food. This margarita/tequila bar was a great way to add a little something special for Cinco de Mayo.
Even though Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby were close together this year, I couldn't pass up doing a bar setup for both. This was another fun collaboration with Elva M. Design!
In July I joined a fun craft challenge with other talented bloggers! I was inspired by the idea of our Founding Fathers and created this 1776 themed bar for the holiday.
Who said kids are the only ones who get a lemonade stand?! This adult lemonade station was perfect for the hottest month of the summer!
September brought a new round of craft challenges. I am a super fan of pumpkin spice, so the bar became a coffee station full of fall goodness.
Halloween is always a favorite holiday! This year I kept the bar ghostly and added some fun light variations! Can you believe most of this decor came from the Dollar Tree?
November brought my 30th birthday! The bar area turned into a fun throwback candy bar. Guests took home an assortment as their party favor!
I'm so excited to start all over again in 2018!