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Can’t make it out to the bars right now? Or feel like maybe you shouldn’t? That’s probably wise. Fortunately, keeping it to a night in doesn’t mean you have to give up all the fun of the bar experience. In fact, you can customize and retain a lot of it for way less money than you’d likely spend on a night on the town. One idea that’s been getting a lot of traction for the at-home party / gift idea is the “Bar in a Jar” – basically just a customized collection of drinks festively set in one container for your sipping pleasure!

It’s an easy idea that truly is the complete package. Check out some of these examples that might provide inspiration for your bar in a jar project!

Life’s a Beach

This beach themed container was posted a while back by Instagram account boozekays, which specialized in creating personalized alcoholic arrangements. You can see here how adding just a few simple, inexpensive materials to the display really creates a sense of theme and fun.

The Open Bar

This gift idea comes via the decorating blog Shabby Creek Cottage. They’ve got an entire rundown on how to easily make your own – starting with some simple supplies:

• A large jar with lid (big enough to hold several small bottles)
• 5-7 small bottles of alcohol
• Adhesive Vinyl
• Transfer Tape
• Silhouette Machine + tools

You can see the rest of the instructions here.

Neon Lights

This specialty lid decoration is available from KylerDesigns on etsy for just 8 bucks. Download and print out instantly!

Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts

The website msrachelhollis.com has another guide on a slightly different style of bar jar that’s perfect for gifts of all kinds!

So, if you wanna get to having/spreading some fun but not exactly, yanno, out in the world, turn your boredom into creativity with a bar in a jar! Now if only we could figure out how to fit a steakhouse into one of these things…

Have you tried something like this? How did it turn out?

Let us know in the comments.