SELMESTON’S 40TH!

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IMG_7385The Bugbar team are always happy to be invited to a 40th (especially when its complimentary drinks)! We traveled to this beautiful Church Farmhouse about 17 miles away from Brighton. It was beautiful, the garden was lovely and had the most breathtaking scenery. When we arrived and started to prep it started to rain…..HARD! As i was chopping up the limes I was hunched over inside the Duke, hiding from the rain. But as soon as the guests started to arrive, the sunshine peeped through the clouds. It was time to party!

IMG_5579The most popular cocktails of the night were “Elderflower Fizz” and “Little Passion”. The atmosphere was so lovely, there were about 100 guests enjoying the live music and beverages. Everyone was in good spirits!

IMG_6165Apart from the slight downpour, it was an incredible night. It was a pleasure to be apart of this 40th. All the best!

 

AMERICAN EXPRESS CORPORATE!

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IMG_7019On the 27th July, the Duke made its way to St Anne’s House in Lewes. It was a beautiful venue. The garden was very picturesque, filled with flowers and fountains, giving it a real summer vibe. As the space in the garden was quite limited- the Bug was placed down the steps, giving us our own cocktail area.

IMG_7020Due to the event being for American Express, we were asked to personalise a cocktail and make it blue. The marketing strategy for their brand was “Reach The Potential”, so we named it “RTP 3.0″. They all found the name very amusing and wanted to give it a try. The cocktail was made with cloudy lemonade, fresh lime mix and vodka. To make it blue, we put a dash of “Blue Curacao” on top with a slice of lemon. This gave it a lovely light blue, mirroring the colour scheme of Amex. Apparently it was very tasty!

IMG_6992Thank you for having us! We had such a lovely evening and we hope you did too!

HOOTSUITE CORPORATE EVENT!

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IMG_6865On the 22nd of July, Gusto, the VW camper bar, made its way down to the beautiful Bentley Farm. The set up was very quirky and trippy. Vivid colours and bright lights surrounding the venue, giving it proper festival vibe.

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The cocktails were flowing as the DJ’s began their sets. Mojito’s and Elderflower Fizz’s were the stand out favourites of the night….simply because they’re so delicious! The Silent Disco was also a big highlight, even though no one could sing…awkward! However, it was so lovely to be surrounded by such a great group of people. We are so thankful to be involved in such a cool event. Thank you Hootsuite…until next time!

 

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PIMP MY RIDE – DISCOBUG STYLE!

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VW camper van DJ discoWe have always had a soft spot for our Discobug, just because it’s so unbelievably cool. So we were thrilled to be asked to DJ at the London Para-Athletic Championships in July! We knew we needed to up our game for such a high profile public event… so we decided a little makeover was on the cards…

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The Discobug VW camper DJ booth has so many funky features: disco balls, LED lighting, state-of-the-art sound system. It’s also painted brilliant white with glitter sparkles for an extra glow. I know, right, isn’t fab!

IMG_6674But for the Para Athletic Championships, we decided to pimp the Discobug to take it to another level – with the official championships logo wrapped around the van. Looks great doesn’t it! You can brand the Discobug for your corporate event too. As the colour scheme is monochrome, its easy to brand – any logo works. Just supply the artwork and we’ll do the rest. If you’re interested in hiring the Discobug for your event, branded or in its cool original colour, just click here…. BRING IT ON!

KNICKERBOCKER GLORY!

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“We have used the Bugbar for three years in a row for our company’s summer camping parties. Not only do they provide us with the most delicious cocktails but their teams are always great fun to have along….nothing is ever to much for Justin and his team. Each year is a roaring success and I look forward to using them again for Summer 2018.” (Sam, Knickerbocker TV)

20031885_1536013909806255_1532625751816534105_nIn July, our Duke Bugbar travelled to Oxfordshire to party with the Knickerbocker TV crew! This corporate event was held at Moulsford Preparatory School, which provided a beautiful backdrop to the party throughout the day and into the evening. Versatile and easy to place anywhere and everywhere, the Duke pitched up at the top of the hill, allowing us to admire the grounds; even the River Thames. Elderflower Fizz was the clear favourite cocktail, as everyone kept coming back for more. It may have been a corporate event, but the vibe was so relaxed and the guests so friendly, it felt like we were at a family party!

The food provided was delicious – from the caterers extraordinaire, Cordi Hospitality Events – and as the evening began, “The Human Jukebox” provided the music – a fantastic brass band playing modern pop tunes. What with the great food, great music and Bugbar cocktails, the crowd were soon in the mood!

Not only did we provide the drinks, but we provided the disco too. Our state-of-the-art sound system and DJ equipment kept the party going into the evening. Take a look at the cool set up in the pic:

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If you want a unique pop-up bar or DJ booth with a difference for your event, give us a shout!

 

BUGBAR DOES DIRTY DANCING

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The Duke made its way up to Maidstone for a night at the pictures for the Alfresco Cinema! It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the Bugbar cocktails got everyone in the mood for the main event: Dirty Dancing.

Fans of the 80s classic movie filled up the area with their blankets and deck chairs, and a queue had formed for our cocktails before we had even finished setting up.

The ever-popular Elderflower Fizz was the most popular, with many coming back for more as the sun went down and the movie started. Sun, Patrick Swayze and ice cold cocktails – perfect.

Thank you Alfresco Cinema! We had the time of our lives…

 

WELCOME TO THE BUGBAR’S NEW INTERNS

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Bugbar head honcho Justin has introduced two new team members to the Bugbar team – Grace Keppel and Tess Horner. Both interns are studying at the University of Sussex and are very keen to get involved and learn social media marketing. Their internship is designed to help the Bugbar generate more online ‘noise’, grow their online presence and build a bigger social following – and that’s exactly what they’ve done already!

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Welcome Grace and Tess – let’s work hard, play hard and make some Bugbar memories!

THE DALBERG’S WEDDING DAY!

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“We loved the Bug Bar at our wedding 07.07.17. They worked with us in delivering booze and fun to all our guests. I would recommend them.”- Catherine Dalberg

IMG_6255 (1)On the 7th of July, the Bugbar team made their way down the coast to Peacehaven. The weather couldn’t of been more perfect for the Dalberg’s; the sun was shining and the cocktails were flowing. There reception was held in their own garden (which was gorgeous btw). The festival theme fit hand in hand with their location, creating a picturesque setting. Gusto (our bug) was placed at the back of the garden on a slight hill. This was fantastic, as we could see the sun glistening off the ocean while we were working.

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Smiles were all around as we served up the beverages. Everyone loved the personalised cocktail names, which were specifically names after the bridesmaids. “Alexir of Life” (Elderflower Fizz) was the most popular- not surprised! As its the perfect summer refreshment. All the guests were so friendly and couldn’t more welcoming. Great night, great people, great couple!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Dalberg! Thank you for a fantastic evening. We hope to see you again soon!

THE BRIGHTON YOGA FESTIVAL

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bugbar yogaOn the 8th-9th of July, The Brighton Yoga festival commenced. The weather couldn’t of been more perfect for smoothies and iced coffees. The festival was held at  Sussex Cricket Ground in Hove. It was the perfect venue, as it provided indoor and outdoor space for yoga activities and food courts. The Bugbar was placed in the center of the outdoor entrance. Our healthy smoothies were a best seller, especially the “Mighty Green” which contained- avocado, spinach, mint, apple, and kiwi. Our Iced coffees also went down a treat. The perfect creamy refreshment after a yoga class.

Brighton Yoga Festival is organised and run by the Brighton Yoga Foundation, which is a registered charity dedicated to making the health and well-being benefits of yoga accessible to all. As well as the one-day free festival, it does this throughout the year with Yoga Trails and online education resources, and by offering grants to support projects that advance the charity’s aims.

We were so happy to be part of this tranquil couple of days. Our sparkly Discobug turned a lot of heads, especially as we were providing delicious refreshments. Til next year…..

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MR & MRS BUSTIN’S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DAY!

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“No words can do them justice, they were truly fantastic from start to finish!” -Lisa Bustin

bugbar weddingIt was a stunning day in town of Colchester. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky. With a festival theme, the fields were filled with flags and bunting- the BugBar fit right in! After a beautiful ceremony, illuminated by our L O V E letters, the bar was open for pimms, prosecco and of course, cocktails! Dinner of fish and chips, followed by a night full of drinks and dancing ended the day with a bang! A fantastic wedding to work at, and thoroughly enjoyed by all!

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