'Tis the season of entertaining!
Decorated Bar Cart
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Not only have bar carts become popular over the past year (you've seen them all over Pinterest and Instagram!), they're incredibly useful-especially during this time of year. With the holidays comes hosting and parties, which almost always includes alcohol. This versatile piece can be used as décor and as a bar for any holiday event-so make it festive! Here are our tips on how to get to look the part.

Create Your Workspace

For easy entertaining, use the top tier of your bar cart as a workspace to build your drinks! Keep a set of 4-6 glasses on hand, like these gorgeous and fun Rosanna glasses. In addition to glasses, you'll want to have an ice bucket and any cocktail-making tools handy. We recommend this 5-Piece Shaker Set to start.

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Stock Your Bar

It wouldn't be a bar cart without some booze, now would it? Grab your liquors, bitters, mixers, and garnishes! Style it at the bottom or bring it up top-whichever way works best for you. Consider registering for a monthly wine subscription like Winc to widen your horizons!

Bring in Fresh Florals

To give life to your bar cart, adding fresh blooms is always a good idea! Use a classic vase like this one by Waterford, or go the non-traditional route and repurpose a tumbler into a vessel.

Highball Glasses
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Decorate with Metallic Accents

Pick your favorite metal as an accent to pulse throughout your cart. Whether it's copper, silver, gold, or even rose gold, choose a theme that brings out the *spirit* of the holiday season (pun intended). Maybe you have your eyes on a metallic bar cart like this gold Sauder beaut, or perhaps you just want to accessorize your current bar cart with other must-have accents like these metallic pineapple shot glasses that double as the perfect decoration.

Add Beautiful Books

On the bottom tier of your bar cart, consider adding a couple cocktail recipe books or other books you love for both decoration and function. Visually, it adds dimension to your bar cart, but it's also a great conversation starter with your guests!

But what if you're in need of a bar cart? Don't worry, we've got you covered. If you're looking for a classic, minimalist bar cart, this gold lux cart is our choice (pictured above!). If you're into a more creative and unique cart, go for this silver three-shelved option. And lastly, for a great group gift, we love this Jonathan Adler glamorous brass bar cart.

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