Let’s talk about my holiday bar cart styling 2018!!! Another thing checked off my holiday decorating list. I totally understand that most people don’t have bar carts, but if you do or are interested I wanted to share how I did mine.
First things first, I got this bar cart from none other than Amazon. I got it on Prime so it was great that it came in 2 days. The cart came black but after a little DIY of spray paint it’s now this gorgeous gold color. Second thing, my husband and I met bartending years ago. I’m actually going to have him do some guest posts with drink recipes (coming soon). Needless to say that over the years we have a ton of bar necessities. Anyway, we love to entertain and make cocktails for everyone. This cart (and our basement bar) will be getting lots of use.
There is one thing that we are missing from our bar/bar cart collection…a decanter! I’ll be fixing that very soon.
Making a bar cart functional and pretty to look at has a couple of key elements:
- Booze – What kind of drinks do you make the most? Are you throwing a brunch and just on a “champagne campaign”? I tend to make strawberry daiquiris year round so rum is usually always on the bar cart. Wine and champagne are musts too because they are easy to drink and everyone loves them.
- Glassware – Easy enough. Depending on the type of drinks you will be serving will determine your glassware on hand. If you are making mimosas then it’s smart to have champagne flutes or wine glasses on your cart. If you are more into mixed cocktails such as vodka soda then whiskey glasses are the way to go.
- Tools – Things such as cocktail shakers, strainers, jiggers, corkscrew, bottle opener, ice bucket or straws, I love these red and white ones for a little holiday flair.
- Holiday decor – Duh, this is a holiday bar cart! To make the cart festive the first thing I wanted to do was add some garland. I thought I was going to get traditional green garland. When I saw this white tinsel garland and the price I couldn’t pass it up! Sticking to my buffalo plaid “Lumberjack Christmas” theme, I found the cutest little $1 stockings in Target. Other things I have are my Nutcracker which I’m obsessed with, pine cones and these fun straws. My “pop, fizz, clink” sign is from Ross or T.J. Maxx and I can’t find a link.
If you have any festive holiday bar cart ideas, I’d love to hear them!
Thanks for reading!
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