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Summertime Entertaining | Iced Tea Bars

With temps on the rise, BBQs, outdoor parties and picnics will be in full swing, so how about adding a special touch for guests and even yourself in the form of iced tea? In honor of National Iced Tea day today - yep totally I thing, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite ways to entertain with iced tea! I personally can't get enough of tea in the summer, might be the Southerner in me! 

The Setup & Some Recipes

Iced Tea Bar
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Iced Tea Bar
Sometimes we need a little extra kick in our Iced Tea - especially at happy hour! I'm excited to try Blackberry Bourbon Iced Tea as is Gary! 
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Iced Tea Bar
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Iced Tea Bar
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I might be on a dark liquor kick because this Bourbon Iced Tea sounds perfectly refreshing! 

Teavana Iced Tea Kit

Teavana Iced Tea Kit
With the help of Teavana I'm been able to enjoy National Iced Tea Day in style!! My favorite thing about the Teavana Iced Tea is their rock sugar - all natural and so delicious! The art of iced tea collection gives you the chance to make gourmet teas and impress your guests!! 
Teavana Iced Tea Kit
I decided to whip up raspberry limeade which was exactly what the doctor ordered! Almost looks like sangria when it's brewing! 
Teavana Iced Tea Kit
Thanks to the lovely folks at Teavana one lucky winner will also receive The Art of Iced Tea kit! Enter to win in the rafflecopter below and make your summer soirees refreshing. If you have a store nearby try to make it in today because they are offering free 16-ounce Pineapple Berry Blue iced tea for every customer! 
Teavana Iced Tea Kit
The perfect touches to your iced tea stations are fun straws and even mismatched glassware. I personally love drinking my tea out of mason jars...actually I like drinking anything out of a mason jar!

Are you a fan of iced tea? Do you drink it with or without sugar?! Any fun recipes you'd like to share?

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Thank you Teavana for sponsoring this post. 

72 comments

  1. What a fun idea for a summer party or barbecue! I mean, I'm partial to a mimosa bar {wink}, but this sounds like the perfect nonalcoholic option :)!

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  2. I love iced tea! The hard iced tea bar is such a fun idea for a summer get together! That blackberry bourbon one sounds amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Such great iced tea ideas!! I love it, but not too sweet. Hard iced tea, even better and what a great bar idea! My BFF got me a Tevana Tea Set and I love it!! Happy Wednesday gorgeous!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  4. Yummm! I LOVE trying different flavors of iced tea!! This ideas are super cute and would be so much fun to recreate!

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  5. I always remember growing up and my mom would put the ice tea out on the porch to seep. Totally reminds me of Summertime in New England. I love your ideas and recipes you found! ~Amanda Meet @ the Barre -Full recap of Santorini Honeymoon

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  6. Such cute pictures! Love all these wonderful ideas.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  7. Who knew National Iced Tea Day was a thing?! These are some great ideas -- I will definitely have to give the Bourbon Ice Tea a try, my husband loves bourbon! Happy Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  8. This is a great post and I great idea. Living in the South, I should have already thought of that! I may use a sweet tea bar at my next brunch/meal.

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  9. This is such a great idea! This would be a big hit down here in Georgia, and fun for everyone. Great Post Biana!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. What a fun idea! So perfect for summer parties!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  11. I love all the set-ups. The chalk looking scroll on the jars is a cute touch. I love me some homemade sweet tea.

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  12. I love the giant dispensers with the writing on it! So pretty!

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  13. i am a tea junkie! if that's a thing :) i drink it all day. love making sun tea - so old school but so good :) and bourbon iced tea - um yes! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  14. I might be the only person in the south who doesn't particularly care for tea but I've never been to a party where the host made it look this cute... so you could possibly change my mind ;)

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  15. I love this post!!! I bookmarked it for future use. We are planning to have a summer gathering at some point this year, and these are some great ideas. I love pretty drinks. Oh, and I totally entered that contest. I love Teavana!

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  16. What awesome set ups! I don't think I can choose which one I love more!

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  17. I LOVE this! What a great idea for a shower or party! I will be 100% using this post!

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  18. I've never really enjoyed ice tea up until this year! Love all the set-ups and that raspberry limeade sounds delicious.

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  19. A blackberry bourbon iced tea sounds like the stuff of dreams. Need to get my hands on one asap! Tea infused drinks are always so fun and summery.

    prosecco in the park

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  20. LOVE teavana and being a GA girl, love my sweet iced tea.

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  21. This post couldn't have come at a better time - I'm throwing a Father's Day bbq next week, and with iced tea as my dads favorite drink, I just may have to set up a whole bar of it!

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  22. I am a huge fan of Tea bars! especially for summer! We are doing something so similar for my graduation party I love how personized you can make it for your guests!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  23. Love all the tea bars! I drink a little too much sweet tea down here in NC ;)
    xo Southern Style

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  24. I love that first setup with the drink dispensers! So pretty, I want one of those. I'm going to whip up some watermelon coconut water for next week in an effort to lose another lb or two before the beach the following week after lol . xo

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  25. Oh Teavana, how I love your orchid, jasmine, and chai teas. Serious aroma-gasum when I walk into that store. The first time I brewed tea leaves for my fiance he gave me the strangest look. It's so calming to me. (: I definitely think I need some Bourbon in my iced tea this summer! (;

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  26. Mmmm, I love iced tea as long as it's sweetened but not too sweet! How do people drink that stuff unsweetened? That's a crime.

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  27. I love iced tea and drink it all summer long. The sweeter the tea the better.

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  28. This looks so fun!! We got one of those mason jar drink dispensers as a wedding gift. We totally need to use it soon for some iced tea!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  29. I am all about the do-it-yourself drink bars. So fun!

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  30. The perfect idea for a summer bar! We are kind of picky with our tea and only like how certain people prepare it. Thanks for the giveaway! The tea kit sounds awesome! Winks and Eyerolls

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  31. Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!! I love a refreshing beverage!! There is a Teavanna a few doors down from work. I haven't been in there in a while, but they do have some great teas. :-)

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  32. How cute is all of this?! Iced tea is on my list of drinks I've never tried... crazy, right? But that limeade sounds right up my ally! You may have just triggered a new craving, ha ha!

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  33. I had no idea there was a national iced tea day but this is something I can totally get down with!! I'm going to have to make a batch to enjoy with dinner :)

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  34. You make me want to have a party! I love tea as well, all kinds! Unsweet, sweet, berry, hot, cold, etc. You name it ;)

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  35. Love iced tea! In Summerville, SC today they're breaking the world record for a batch of sweet tea. It's ridiculous.

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  36. We love ice tea in our household so I'm loving this post! I really need to get a cute glass holder thing haha! Definitely need to check out this Tea! Yum!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  37. Love all these ice tea bar ideas, it makes me want to host a BBQ!

    Mimi & Chichi

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  38. This is such a fun idea! I'm not an ice tea person but Derek loves it so I'll have to remember this next time we're having a cookout!

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  39. Happy National Iced Tea day! I'm going to have to make some when I get home. It's so good!

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  40. I think the Teavana teas are very much meant to be served iced. They are really floral and fruity.
    A tea bar sounds like a fun idea!

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  41. This sounds like the perfect idea for summer entertaining! Crossing my fingers I won! Happy National Tea day haha!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  42. Great idea, I love those different "bar" ideas. I really want to do a grilled cheese bar.

    xx Falahsa
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  43. Love the idea of an iced tea bar... it's so unique... and who doesn't love ice tea! :)
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

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  44. Cute ideas!! I looooove Teavana!!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  45. Yummmm these all look delish! I especially love the hard iced tea bar :)

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  46. Omgsh I love Teavana so much :) What great ideas!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  47. national iced tea day! haha. i love all the set ups and whatnot, but you couldn't pay me to actually drink iced tea ;) okay, maybe for a million dollars.

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  48. I'm obsessed with iced tea and love it anytime I can get my hands on it! But I prefer it with zero sugar, it's just so refreshing without. :)

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  49. I love the idea of doing "bars" with non alcoholic drinks and tons of different mix-ins. Thanks for the fun ideas! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  50. Being a southern girl, you gotta KNOW I love my teas :)
    I spend way too much money in Teavana every time we go there!

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  51. Ooooh, this would be a great idea for my husband's birthday party. He likes non-alcoholic iced tea. I only like it iced when it's alcoholic. Otherwise, I want it to be hot and not have sugar.

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  52. You and I had the same idea today! Teavana has some amazing teas! Happy National Iced Tea Day!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  53. That bourbon iced tea sounds seriously tempting!! Love all these charming set-ups! Feeling inspired for our next bbq!!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  54. Love the idea of an iced tea bar - so fun and different! I usually think more on the lines of a champagne bar lol

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  55. Loving the idea of an Iced Tea Bar! These are such pretty and inspiring pegs!

    lifeisashoe

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  56. Of course today is national ice tea day lol, how could it not be? Those iced tea bars are all so cute!! Loving this idea.

    xx 365Hangers

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  57. Blackberry Bourbon Iced Tea sounds really good! I really love Teavana-their teas are so unique!

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  58. An iced tea bar is such a cute idea for a summer party or even baby shower. The blackberry mojito iced tea sounds amazing right about now!

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  59. Ohh I love this idea, how fun for a party!! I love iced tea, and YES it must be in a mason jar! :)

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  60. Tea fanatic here. I love the idea of a bar like this for summer events. And blackberry bourbon iced tea especially sounds incredible!

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  62. All those teas sound amazing, but mostly the blackberry with bourbon! Thanks to both Teavana and you for an amazing opportunity! xo

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  63. All of the tea!!!! I love those tea bars too! Tea is so awesome. I have really gotten back in to having at least 1-2 cups per day because hello antioxidants! Teavanna is super delicious!

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  64. That blackberry bourbon tea sounds amazing! I am just now getting into tea and I love trying all of the different flavors!

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  65. Such a great idea, especially with the summer and the temps getting so hot lately! You always find the best pictures for inspiration! I am definitely entering this, I love tea in any form!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  66. Great idea for a summer drink!

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  67. I love this, I am a tea fanatic so all of this is right up my alley. I need to get me some of those big dispenser jars, I have the mason jars so I"m half way there!

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