Whether you’re a budding mixologist or just need somewhere to keep your favorite champagne, every girl needs a bar area in her home. We love the idea of a bar cart rather than a stationery bar – it’s so much easier to take the party outside when weather allows.

The Glitter Life Bar Cart
image: the glitter guide

We also like this cart and this cart.

The Glitter Life Bar Cart
streamlined elegance. {williams-sonoma “beckett” bar cart}
The Glitter Life Bar Cart
perfect on a patio, and the price is NICE. {Pottery Barn “Jacquelyne” Bar Cart.}

Stock your cart with what you like, but keep guests in mind. You don’t have to store EVERYTHING in the cart – stash extra (or ugly, or nearly empty) bottles in the pantry. Add accessories like cocktail books, pretty napkins, framed art, etc. Style your cart just like you would style your bookshelves.

More inspiration:

The Glitter Life Bar Cart
vintage re-do by The Life Styled. love the pop of pink!
The Glitter Life Bar Cart
varyingΒ  heights make for an interesting tableau. image {and following images}: hgtv
The Glitter Life Bar Cart
color-coordinate: group together bottles and accessories of the same color.
The Glitter Life Bar Cart
use trays or dishes of various sizes to organize your cart into zones: garnishes, tools, glassware, etc.
The Glitter Life Bar Cart
add whimsy with random objects and/or framed art.

Three more tips:

  • Consider the addition of a framed cocktail recipe. It’s nice to give guests a guide!
  • Glassware is key. Check sites like C. Wonder and Kate Spade for cute options. We also love vintage glasses – yard sales and flea markets can be gold mines.
  • Fresh flowers. Always.

Which cart is your favorite? Do you have a bar cart? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo.

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