10 Creative Ideas For Your Bar Cart
Last month, I talked about our new bar cart and shared photos of how we’ve styled it thus far. One of the reasons I requested this as a birthday gift was because of the versatility that a bar cart offers. I love the idea of updating it, making seasonal changes, and altering it to fit a party or special occasion. I’ve rounded up ten creative ideas for your bar cart to update, tweak, and shake things up. Let me know which idea is your favorite by leaving a comment below!
As shown in these pictures, I’ve styled our bar cart in the most traditional sense: glasses, bottles, a serving tray, and a few fun knick knacks here and there are the way that you’ll see a bar cart styled most. I love this for everyday life and feel like it’s not only practical, but also allows for a lot of individuality to the home and your unique style.
Throw a new spin on your bar cart by allowing it to serve as your morning caffeine station with a coffee machine, assorted K-cups or pods, and fun flavorings to throw in (hint: you can buy coffee syrups like hazelnut or vanilla off Amazon). This also works well if you’re hosting a breakfast or brunch.
Empty your bar cart and add in a big birthday cake or cupcakes, birthday gifts, party hats, and maybe even tie a few balloons to the side. This would be a darling way to incorporate your cart into your child’s birthday party celebration!
Hosting a dinner party? Make the bar cart into an appetizer cart by placing your assorted starters on the levels of the cart. Include festive napkins or small plates for people to utilize. Although I couldn’t find a full picture of an “appetizer bar cart”, it would be so easy to add something like this to your cart as a snack for guests to munch on while they sip.
Keep it old school this summer with a lemonade cart instead of a lemonade stand. Check out our recipe for lavender lemonade or think of other creative flavors like raspberry or mint. Feel free to spike your lemonade if necessary 😉
I love this idea if you’re hosting a shower or small gathering. Bake up a few treats, fill jars with candy, grab donuts from the store, and be sure to include fun little plates or napkins for guests.
Drink Of Choice Cart
Instead of having a hodge podge of liquors on your bar cart, have a drink of choice for the evening. Make your bar cart into a margarita cart, mimosa station (complete with fun juice flavors), or even a moscow mule cart. I love the idea of creating a great beverage of your own to serve guests as the “signature cocktail” of the evening. Make it simple and just stick to one drink for the night!
When you really get down to it, a bar cart is a piece of furniture. Use yours to display your trinkets, knick knacks, dishes, or anything else that needs a place in your home. Even putting your pretty coffee table books and flowers on the top can work well for maximizing space and creating points of interest for the eye.
I love the thought of having a plant cart as a very unique, space-saving option. Placing succulents or dripping house plants on the shelves would make for a cool, portable “greenhouse” and you could even move it from room to room. Additionally, the thought of creating a mini herb garden on your bar cart is fabulous for anyone who cooks a lot. Fresh parsley, basil, and mint anytime? Yes, please!
Change your bar cart with the seasons and holidays! Give it a Christmas update in December and deck it out with pink and red for Valentine’s Day. There are so many ways to get creative with the holidays and adding a few decorations to your bar cart is so festive.