Hey y’all! I hope everyone is loving seeing all of my Christmas decor. I have decided to wait and go LIVE on social media the evening of the 26th because I’m wanting to take these next few days to get everything all ready for my family’s arrival rather than adding one more thing on my to-do list. With this being the first year of me not having a retail store, I am going all out on hosting since I have never had the extra time or energy to do so. I hope you all understand.
Today I wanted to share how I styled my Holiday bar cart. I am so excited that I found this exact style cart online for y’all, but it’s in a silver finish. I’m linking some other styles that I love below. I love mine because the color matches our house theme perfectly, and the antique mirror detail just gives some more Christmas decor detail peaks!
1. Themed Decor. First things first, since this is a Holiday themed bar cart I opted for glamorous garland and a glitter gold bow. I hand crafted both the garland and the bow.
2. Drinks. The purpose of a Holiday Bar Cart is to serve some kind of a drink. Whether you choose a hot chocolate bar, a champagne bubbly bar, or a variety of alcoholic options for your guests like I did. I chose a few sparkling wines and champagnes to keep chilled on ice as well as some liquor choices, too!
3. Berries or other toppings. It’s great to add some fresh berries for some color as well as drink topper options for your guests. If you’re opting for a coffee or hot chocolate bar, this is where you would add the marshmallows! I personally love strawberries, so that was my choice!
4. Stemware. You can use anything from plastic to crystal to style your personal cart. Since we don’t have children and we only have one nephew that is a baby, I wanted the adults to be able to enjoy some of our Waterford crystal that we received as wedding gifts. I have an assortment of champagne flutes and whiskey glasses as well. You’ll even notice a beautiful Waterford vase that was gifted to me by Grant’s mother. Registering for Waterford items at Dillard’s was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding registry. Special thanks to my friend Emily for encouraging me to do so! I have linked them all below for y’all.
5. Flowers. You can choose fresh or artificial and either seasonal or timeless. As much as I love white roses and think they would also be beautiful and classic to feature on this bar cart, running short of time made me choose some artificial poinsettias that I had leftover from decorating the trees. Florals and/or greenery is a great way to fill empty spaces and to also make a space look and feel more luxurious.
6. You could also add in a cute sign. I didn’t want to add a sign because 1) I didn’t have the extra space 2) I felt my style was a little more glamorous and I didn’t want to dress it down with verbiage and 3) I didn’t want to block the beautiful Christmas decor peaking through from our living room.. If you are choosing to have a different or unique type of a cart design, I would highly suggest a sign to help explain the set up to your guests as well as encourage them to mix a drink!
This is just another photo of our house at Christmas time that you didn’t see in my Christmas Decor Reveal blog.
I know my sister in law is going to enjoy the bar cart I have put together more than anyone else in the family. I can’t wait to have everyone over at our home!
To shop other bart cart options that I love, see below:
For pieces of our Waterford collection, shop here:
Last bit of good news is I was able to find and link most of my dining room tablescape and decor for y’all, so be sure to give that another look!