From glasses to flowers these accessories will have your bar cart looking chic and ready to party.
Any SugaMama that considers herself a true hostess with the mostest knows that the most important and fashionable piece of décor in the home is your bar cart. A good bar cart set up can take your entertaining space from drab to fab, adding a chic and timeless look to any corner of your home. It’s also one of the first things guests look for when they arrive to your home for a get together or holiday soiree.
Of course, this year our New Year’s Eve festivities won’t look the way they have in the past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prep your cart for a celebration with the loved ones in your home. No matter what the bar cart is the social focal point of the home during the holidays and even if you find yourself whipping up more mocktails than cocktails, a well-styled cart is still a great way to show off your sense of style and get the party started.
From chic bar tools to sexy glasses, Black-owned champagnes and more, we’ve rounded up everything you need pull your holiday bar cart together and ring in the New Year safely and in style.
White Marble & Brass Hanging Bar Tools Set
When it comes to bar tools, the first thing you need to think about is what you’d need to make your go-to drinks. The second is the look and feel you want your bar cart to convey. Since this bar cart is going to be party central on NYE, this marble and brass bar tool set will give your cart a classic, yet luxuriously festive feel. Make sure to grab a cool gold pineapple cocktail shaker to add some fun and bring the celebration to life. Feel free to swap out your tool set as often as you like to create different vibes throughout the year.
Camille Long Stem Champagne Coupe Glass
Believe it or not, many people often overlook the importance of cocktail glasses on their bar cart. However, with the plethora of styles to choose from – highball, Collins, martini, wine, etc – we can’t blame them. Having the right type of glass on hand in your kitchen cabinet for the cocktails you make most often, allows you to swap with ease. Highball and wine glasses usually serve most at home bartending needs. For the holidays, having sophisticated long stem champagne glasses on your bart cart will make sure you’re well prepared for a midnight toast.
What’s a bar cart without alcohol? Start your collection off by adding your favorite brands to the cart. If you find yourself having a hard time deciding, think of what types of liquor are in the drinks you have most often when you’re out on the town. For NYE you know for sure that you’ll need to pop some bottles, but instead of grabbing the usual suspects like Moet or Korbel, pick up one of the newest brands on the block, Stuyvesant Champagne. Not only are the Rose and Grand Reserve Brut heavenly for your tastebuds, Stuyvesant Champagne is Black-woman owned, and we can toast to that!
The Little Black Book of Classic Cocktails
Like any other piece of décor, adding texture, height or color can bring your bar cart to life. An easy way to add all three at once is to stack a few good cocktail books and use them to elevate your favorite liquor bottle or a plant. Beyond the decorative, having cocktail books on your cart shows guests that drink making in your home is serious business. Handy guides like The Little Black Book of Classic Cocktails and Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki make great conversation starters and ensure that you never run out of recipe ideas at a party.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
We don’t know about you, but we love a simple, but delicious snack with our cocktails. A mixed nuts bowl is typically the standard, but with so many people having nut allergies these days, opt for something different like chocolate covered pretzels. This sweet and savory snack is the best of both worlds and pairs perfectly with a nice class of wine or champagne. Mix things up with milk, dark and white chocolate options, and you might find guests asking for more refills on the snack than on their drink.