I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com
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“You’ve Warmed my Heart,” Coffee Bar

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I’m a bit tickled to share the, “You’ve Warmed my Heart,” Coffee Bar with you, that I styled for Coffee-Mate®.  For YEARS, I’ve wanted to design a coffee bar, for a party, and this was the perfect opportunity to have my gal pals over for small talk and java.

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I had mentioned to the girls, that we would be having a coffee bar, but didn’t tell them what all I had planned.  I like being sneaky-sneaky like that.  But you’ll see more on that below. 

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

When they arrived, not only did they see a coffee bar, decked out with all of the goodies…but they found a table with individual place settings and crafting supplies.  I explained to them that “You’ve Warmed my Heart,” was the theme of our little get together, and that we would be building gift baskets for someone in our lives, who has “warmed,” our heart lately.

The looks on their faces, and responses, were EXACTLY what I was hoping for.  They were crazy excited about doing something like this, and couldn’t wait to hand out the baskets.  My heart was so full. {Or should I say “warm?” 😉 }

Let me get into the coffee bar details, first…

Coffee Bar Ideas

The sign that I had made by Pen N’ Paperflowers, was EXACTLY what I was looking for, for a backdrop idea.  Isn’t it the CUTEST!? I’m trying to figure out where I can put it in my house permanently!

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

Oh my word… have you tried the new NESTLE® COFFEE-MATE® Chocolate Boutique Liquid Coffee Creamers? Salted Caramel, Toffee, and Cafe’ Mocha.  Yes… as if getting up and having a cup of coffee wasn’t great already.  Add one of these flavors to a cup o’ joe, and you’ll be RUNNING to the coffee maker every morning.  I loved watching them experiment with the different flavors, saying which one(s) they liked the most!

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I sort of wiped out the creamer isle at Walmart, when I was shopping, and preparing for my party. 🙂

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

Ahhh, Vanilla Almond Pound Cake, is a MUST for any coffee bar, or brunch.  See the full recipe towards the end of the post!

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

“You’ve Warmed my Heart” Gift Baskets

All of the supplies needed to build the gift baskets, were out on the table, and I told the gals to roll with it!  I wanted them to have fun with the creativity, and design their basket especially for that someone that they have in mind.

Each place setting had it’s own basket, and fun little Pioneer Woman Coffee Creamer and Sugar Bowl, to get their baskets started.

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

Each place setting also had a white coffee mug, filled with coffee beans, with a “heart,” template. (That I cut out with my Silhouette Machine.)  It also had a “You’ve Warmed my {heart},” gift tag, that I created, and you can download the free printable here!

You've Warmed My Heart Free Printable Tags

My plan for “heart,” cut-out, was that each guest would use a red paint pen, to color in a heart on the coffee mug, to tie in the “You’ve Warmed my Heart,” theme.  {Notice, I didn’t want my guests to have to REALLY think about being creative.  I wanted it to be a “fun,” project, and not “work.”}

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

If you saw the “Favorite Things,” party that I hosted, then these blankets may look familiar.  I had a few blankets left over from that party, and I thought they would be PERFECT for the gift baskets!

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

We all snacked away on the coffee bar, during the morning while we were gift-basket-building!

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

The baskets turned out ADORABLE!! My gals are so crafty and creative. I knew I like them. 🙂

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

Remember that Vanilla Almond Pound Cake, earlier?

Vanilla Almond Pound Cake

{as seen above}

• 1/2 cup butter, softened

• 1 cup sugar

• 3 eggs

• 1 teaspoon butter-vanilla emulsion

• 1 teaspoon almond emulsion

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon salt (I like kosher salt)

• 1 1/2 cups flour

• 1/2 cup greek yogurt or sour cream

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and mix to combine. Add the vanilla and almond emulsion, and mix to combine. Mix in the baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed, add half of the flour, followed by the greek yogurt, and then the remaining flour, and mix until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan, and smooth the top.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes for a full size loaf, or until the loaf is lightly golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the top comes out clean. Remove and let cool.

Recipe Inspiration from Somewhat Simple, here!

Recap & Vendor Credits:

We all had an absolute blast with this coffee bar and party!  I really, really, encourage you to host a similar event.  What an amazing feeling, giving my friends a fun way to warm the hearts of someone else.

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

Each guest went home with a full gift basket to give, and their own Chocolate Boutique, NESTLE® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer.

My sister is a DIE-HARD Ibotta fan, where she gets money back on items that she buys at the grocery store.  So if you are too, you’ll love hearing that there is a 0.75 Ibotta offering on NESTLE® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Creamer!

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

Credits:

Party Styling: Fantabulosity

Coffee Bar Print: Pen N’ Paperflowers

Party Supplies: TomKat Studio

I would LOVE to hear what you think.  Is this a party that you’d want to host?  What would you do different?

Pin this image, to remember when you host your own “You’ve Warmed my Heart,” party and Coffee Bar.

I can SO do this!!! Coffee Bar Party: "You've Warmed My Heart," theme! LOVE what she did as a random act of kindness with her guests! DIY Coffee bar ideas galore, and SO easy! fantabulosity.com

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11 thoughts on ““You’ve Warmed my Heart,” Coffee Bar

  1. Kathy says:

    Perfect party! Your coffee bar is adorable! The sign is fabulous and I love your attention to details! What fun!

  2. Cathy says:

    This coffee bar is beyond words!! Breathtaking! What a sweet friend you are to roll all of this out in perfect style! I love how you put the Coffee-Mate in the little holder! It’s perfect! #client
    Cathy

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww, thank you so much!!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! It was definitely one of my faves! XO

  3. This turned out soooo awesome! I love the gift basket-making you surprised your friends with too!! What a wonderful way to spend time with your friends and then be able to walk away with something to give!! Soooo sweet…it “warms my heart”. *wink*

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you!! It WAS a wonderful way to spend time with my friends! So glad that the sign worked out PERFECTLY! XOXO

  4. Rachel says:

    Yum! This looks like such a fun party! Love how you put everything together!

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww, thank you so much! It was REALLY fun! It turned out better than I had anticipated! Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment! XOXO

  5. Lisa says:

    Love the party! What a great idea! The back drop is gorgeous.

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww, thank you Lisa! It means a lot that you’ve stopped by, and especially dropped a sweet note! XOXO

  6. Judith says:

    That was SUPER CUTE!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aww, thank you so much Judith!! XO

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