My Top 5 Steps to Making Your Bar Cart Party Ready

This post is sponsored by Stirrings.

My bar cart plays a couple of different roles in my home. Most days it serves as a simple vignette, but when it comes to entertaining, it’s a hard-working party machine. If it’s happy hour, that sucka needs to be fully stocked. Boozy basics and fun mixers for guests to shake, stir and sip need to be on display. But how does one still make it look pretty? Stirrings asked me the same question, so today I’m sharing my 5 top steps to beautify a hard working bar cart and make your next gathering extra Insta-worthy.

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How To Create a Vintage Modern Cocktail Bar

It’s no secret that retro cocktails are presently all the rage. So when vintage shopping, one thing I always have my eye out for is vintage barware. Usually it can be picked it up at a fair price, and of course it will elevate your hostess status to an eleven. So let’s time-travel and take your kitchen liquor cabinet to a speakeasy style cocktail bar. I’m here to help you find affordable pieces for a collection would have Don Draper green with envy.

How To Create A Vintage Modern Cocktail bar that would make Don Drape green with envy.

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Bar Cart Styling

The awesomeness of the bar cart was first introduced to me years ago by the always fabulous Mrs. Lilien. Her boozy concoctions always resting on beautiful brass and glass. I longed to sit poolside with her highness, in Palm Springs, dressed in a bright flowy kaftan, sipping libations, garnished with a juicy chunk of pineapple and a pink umbrella. Yes, I know, that was very specific. But then I awake from my fanciness to face the reality of my two young children. Ha! I love them, but that party on wheels is so not happening. Besides, I partake in a drink or two, but not enough to require a full on bar cart. The Boy is primarily a beer drinker…German beer…specifically Kolsch. Bar cart styling was not in my near future. Whomp. Whomp.

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