Have you noticed that bar carts are all the rage right now? I don’t have enough room for a bar cart, but that doesn’t mean I’m missing out on all the fun! It’s easy to set up your own bar area with a tray on a console table or desk. At a minimum, just grab a tray, a pretty shaker, some straws and some booze 🙂 Here is my bar tray that is set up on my amazing CB2 Lucite console table.
-drink stirrers (mine are retro and were my great-great aunt’s from the 60’s)
-fun bowl with limes
-shot glasses (mine are from Z Gallerie from a few years back)
-drink shaker with a gold top from Anthropologie (can’t find online anymore)
-mother of pearl and gold coasters
-booze (of course!)
-wineglass charms (I made mine with beads, fishing line and little magnetic fasteners)
-pretty vintage glasses (displayed below the table, and go with the stirrers)
-cocktail recipe book and witty book with drinking quotes (I love to decorate with books!)
-orchid (any flowers would work, but orchids are EASY and hard to kill)
Bar trays (and carts) are a great way to be ready for an impromptu party, and they add a dash of whimsy to any room! Set up a bar tray if you’ve been lusting after a bar cart. It’ll save you money and space!