Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Bar Cart Styling Tips

Happy Holidays! I've been so busy since Thanksgiving I can't even believe Christmas is next week! My roomie and I held a little Christmas/Dirty Santa party last weekend for our close friends, which means I finally forced myself to get our bar cart all set up. Isn't it cute?! My mom found the cart at a thrift mall in Justin, Tx for a ridiculously cheap price. It was already painted the turquoise color and I totally love that about it. The color perfectly compliments the rest of our living and dining decor. More home photos to come one day soon I hope.

So on to my tips... I want to give one BIG rule of thumb when setting up a bar cart for a party. Make it functional! I see tons of adorable carts on Pinterest and shit but so many have nothing on them that actually goes together if you are throwing a party. Giant coffee table books and lamps are super cute and all but they won't get you any closer to drunk! Just kidding :) But, for real, have some mixers and a good assortment of liquors, plus enough cups and/or glasses for your guests. What I loved about the way I styled our cart was that guests actually went up to it and were able to make their drink right there. This may sound creepy, but it's actually totally gratifying to watch people making drinks on the bar cart you styled.

And just one other thing. Since we are talking holiday bar cart styling here, add some cute holiday cheer. I used a mason jar and filled it with kisses and candy canes. I also kept the color scheme very "holiday" with mostly reds, greens, and golds. I incorporated the colors in my glassware and with some vintage-style Coca Cola bottles. You can't tell but they're the Christmas edition bottles with Santa labels on them. I was pretty thrilled about that little detail. Isn't it the little things that should make us most happy anyway?

Hope these tips helped and I hope you're having a great week. Ho, ho, ho for now.

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1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, Justin, TX....I have no clue where that is, but I must go if they have cheap bar carts that look like that! LOVE it. Hope you had a fab time ringing in the new year!!!