Ever had a Soup Party? Here is How to Create an Amazing DIY Soup Bar


One of our favorite comfort meals is a nice warm bowl of fresh soup! It is a timeless favorite for gatherings, but has previously not given way to a variety of options, which makes it difficult when you are hosting, leaving it to never get chosen as an option for the main course. 

Step One: Choose Your Soups 

Start by selecting a range of soups to cater to the preferences of the people at the party! Choose from soups like tomato basil, classic chicken noodle, or chili! Since you are having different options, you don’t have to make as much as you would for just one choice! Don’t forget to consider dietary restrictions like gluten intolerances and to include vegan and vegetarian options so everyone can enjoy them! 

If you don’t have a favorite to make, we recommend trying a soup made with a Broth Bomb! We sell a variety of flavors that blend well with so many different ingredients. If you are looking for something a little more simple, try one of our premade soup packages or bottles, like the Wind and Willow Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Blend. All you have to do is add water! 

Step Two: Toppings and Garnishes

The best thing about a DIY soup bar is that you get to customize your soup to your liking! Start with selecting serving ware to hold all of your toppings and garnishes. Add things like sour cream, hot sauce, shredded cheeses, diced onions, and bacon bits! Don’t forget to add a crunchy element like croutons or soup crackers! 

Pick up a bag of soup crackers when you stop into The Mousetrap next! We have an amazing selection, but we are going to recommend you try the Wicked Mix brand! There are a variety of flavors that will blend effortlessly with any soup option you choose!

Step Three: A Bread Accompaniment 

Soup is good on its own, but great when you can pair with a delicious sandwich or bread element! Set up an area for rolls, baguettes, or bread! Spice it up with an oil and herb blend or drizzle it with a balsamic vinaigrette. 

Tips and Tricks for this Event: 

Don’t forget to invest in soup warmers or cook these in mini crockpots for them to stay warm throughout the gathering! This also allows guests to come back for seconds or thirds! You can also set out bowls to match your guests personalities, like our hand painted line that is lively and bright! Or just play it safe with all matching bowls! 

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to wow your guests with this unique hosting idea! If you go with this idea for your next gathering, share photos and tag us! We’d love to see!