DIY: Champagne Tower

Words by Kristy Kyi
December 17, 2015

Christmas and New Year just wouldn’t be complete without a glass (or 6) of bubbly! Why not make this a feature of your celebration by creating your very own champagne tower?

If (like us) you’re slightly terrified of creating a disaster instead of a cool party trick, here’s Kristy from Flights of Fancy to walk you through it…

How to make a Champagne tower for your NYE party

Step by step

1. Decide the height of your tower (the base should be a square, ie 4 x 4, 3 x 3 etc) and work out how many glasses you will need. It is very important that all your glasses are exactly the same otherwise the champagne won’t flow properly down the tower.

2. Make sure you have a sturdy table on even ground and if you have a tray that is large enough you may want to place this on top of the table to catch any overflowing champagne.

 

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3. Start to construct your tower. As mentioned, you need to begin with a square. Each glass must be touching all the other glasses around it and the base of each glass needs to sit in the centre of the gap formed by the glasses below it to ensure that the champagne will flow from one glass into the other.

4. Keep building your tower until there is a single glass at the top.

5. Decorate around the base of the tower with foliage, florals or confetti.

 

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6. Making sure you have enough of the same type of champagne to fill all glasses, pop the cork and pour slowly in a steady stream for best results.

8. Make a toast to the New Year and drink up!

 

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