How To Create The Perfect Bar Cart

Is there anything better than a cool drink on a hot summer day? Maybe one made from your very own bar cart? YES. We agree.

With so much outdoor entertaining going on during the summer, it only makes sense to roll the refreshments outside with you. Bar carts make summer entertaining a breeze and they’re so much fun to style… and so very Mad Men.

Here are some tips for creating the perfect bar cart:

Make it yours. Just like decorating, infuse it with your own personal style. What’s your favorite colour palette? Do you prefer vintage or contemporary? Maybe a mix of both?

Stay organized. Use trays, shallow dishes, or baskets to divide the cart and keep things organized.

Have the best. While you don’t have to break the bank to set up the perfect bar cart, it’s a good idea to splurge a bit on the liquor. Pick out your favorites along with a few mixers (like cranberry juice, soda water, and Coca-Cola).

Have the basics. Along with your favorite beverages, make sure you have these essential bar tools: ice bucket, cocktail shaker, corkscrew, bottle opener, and a variety of glassware. Also, don’t forget about the citrus! Lemons and limes are a bar cart must.

Pay attention to details. Add festive items like colourful straws or stirrers and unexpected details like figurines or a bouquet of flowers.


CREATE YOUR OWN BAR CART:

SHOP THE ITEMS:

1. Kate Spade Old Fashion Glass Set – Available, here
2. Paper Straws – Available, here
3. Torre & Tagus Vintage Wine Coasters – Available, here
4. Kate Spade 2-Piece Bar Set – Available, here
5. Chilling Out mini ice bucket – Available, here
6. Set of 10 piece Stainless Steel Ice Cubes – Available, here
7. Bar-10-Der Bar Tool – Available, here

8. White glossy chrome bar
This contemporary styled server features sleek lines, glass shelving, & bold black casters. This server has a visual appeal with two spacious glass shelves & glass holders that will add a touch of class . Use this piece for both casual & formal dining occasions.
Available, here.


Still not sure where to start? Check out some of our favourite looks below for some inspiration:


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