Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How to Style a Holiday Bar Cart





bar cart: Geneva bar cart (40% off with code FURNSALE)  // Ballard Designs champagne flutes // 

Since we're having a lot of family and friends come over for the holidays, I thought it would be really fun to put together a holiday bar cart! I was able to put this all together in one afternoon, so it is possible to do in a short amount of time if you want to have yours up and running before the holidays. The key is making your bar cart both functional and pretty to look at - here are some tips to keep in mind - 

*Booze: What types of drinks do your friends and family like, or do you plan to serve a special cocktail when they come over? If your BFF loves pinot noir, be sure to have a couple bottles stocked. I love to serve hot chocolate with either Bailey's or peppermint vodka, so I picked up a festive bottle of each for my cart. Chris and his friends enjoy whiskey, so we have a whiskey decanter on the cart too. 
*Mixers: Don't forget mixers if you plan to make mixed drinks! Juices, sodas, tonic waters and bitters are good to have on hand.
*Glassware: Whatever glassware you keep on your cart will depend on the types of drinks you plan to serve! We have whiskey glasses and wine glasses, all washed & ready to go.
*Tools: I added some accessories like straws, a bottle opener and an ice bucket (all found at Homegoods). You may also want to have a jigger, shaker, strainer and corkscrew to your cart. 
*Holiday decor: It's easy to add some extra "flair" to your bar cart for the holidays. I picked up the mercury glass Christmas tree from Homegoods, but you could also add festive candles or figurines. A jar of peppermints and candy canes added a pop of red to the cart (and I also like using the candy canes in cocktails!). You can pick up fake snow from any craft store and add it to the bottom of a serving tray for a really Christmas-y look, or even add some battery-powered string lights. 

If you have any ideas for a festive bar cart I'd love to hear them!! You can get my bar cart HERE and it's currently 40% off right now with the code FURNSALE :)

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32 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful and your outfit, too!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. LOVE how you styled your bar cart--so festive and cute! Also LOVE that red sweater!

    Rosy Outlook

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  3. This is so stinkin cute! If I wasn't already in the holiday "spirit," I sure am now!

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  4. Love the blog and the post! Please post the chicken/broccoli/sweet potatoes dish I saw on Snap the other day if you do a recipe post! :)

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  5. Caitlin - your outfit is fabulous! The bar cart looks beautifully styled, and I love that you put it by your home's gorgeous staircase for the shoot. Looking forward to more holiday and home posts.

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  6. So festive, from the bar cart to your pretty sweater!

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  7. Red suits you.

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  8. I love seeing how other people style their bar carts! That reindeer bottle opener is too cute!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  9. Where can I find those booties?! They are so cute!

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    1. The brand is Jessica Simpson but I think they’re sold out everywhere online! I bought them from Nordstrom last month!

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    2. I found that they have them in stock in all sizes at Macy's, and on sale! https://www.macys.com/shop/product/jessica-simpson-tarek-lucite-heel-booties?ID=4925485&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&CAWELAID=120156340017109614&CAAGID=24768198910&CATCI=pla-378302733310&CATARGETID=120156340018179380&cadevice=c&cm_mmc=Google_Womens_Shoes_PLA-_-G_WS_PLA+-+Jessica+Simpson_Jessica+Simpson-_-88359024070-_-pg1873130_c_kclickid_743c4e81-2da5-454f-b768-64594367101b&trackingid=456x1873130&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuIOa4urP1wIVAcNkCh1IXg4bEAQYASABEgLtZfD_BwE

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  10. This is a great idea! I want to throw a Christmas party so this will be so fun!

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  11. That is so cute! I had to get rid of my bar cart in my last move and now I need to get a new one!


    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me .. beauty gift guide & black friday GIVEAWAY!

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  12. Such a lovely pics! x

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  13. Love the candy cane touch! Beautiful bar cart!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  14. Love this post! I saw your comment about where to buy the shoes, but is there a link to where you bought your necklace?

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    1. I forgot to link it! It’s from the Styled Collection - http://rstyle.me/cz-n/cubju2rnq6

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  15. Great post - that sweater is EVERYTHING!!

    Rebecca
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    www.peppermintdolly.com

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  16. Is the wood on your cart different than the one online? It looks darker

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    1. No it’s the same :) it could be the filter I put on the photos!

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  17. This is so cute! I love this post!

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  18. Feeling so inspired! Love your red nails btw!

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  19. This is the cutest bar cart! I absolutely love bar carts with gold accents! perfect for the holidays :)

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  20. Your holiday bar cart is so cute! Currently working on mine as well <3

    BlondieintheCity.com 

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  21. Gosh you really do have the most beautiful hair, Caitlin!

    Arum Lilea

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  22. This bar cart is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

    Allegra xx

    Allegra Ghiloni Fashion Stylist
    www.allegraghiloni.com

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