Find a sturdy, steady table on which you can build your fountain.
Figure out how many glasses you’ll need in order to both accommodate
your guests and ensure that your tower doesn’t tumble. Each square layer
must become proportionately smaller than the last, so if your base is
five rows of five glasses, the next layer must be four by four, and
A standard-size Champagne bottle will provide
about five glasses of bubbly.
Get coupe Champagne glasses, which are the old-fashioned round ones.
Use plastic Champagne glasses if you’re
nervous about your tower collapsing.
Evenly align each glass in the bottom layer so that they touch each
other, creating a diamond-shaped space between glasses.
Place the next layer of glasses so that the glass stems are centered
over the diamond-shaped spaces.
Repeat until just one glass stands on the top.
the fountain Pour Champagne into the top glass, and continue pouring
until the Champagne has trickled down to fill every glass.
to toast! Gather your guests, hand everyone a glass—starting with the
one on top and moving on down—and offer a toast. Cheers!