A bar cart can be anything you want it to be. I’ve been personally obsessed with my coffee cart that holds my Dunkin’ Donuts K-cups and a sugar jar in one tidy area. For my friends that are 21+, an actual bar cart can be quite convenient too. They’re handy, stylish and perfect for showing guests what’s on the drink menu. If you’re looking to make your next bar cart, whether it’s for coffee, alcohol or soda pop, allow me to help you get started on what you’ll need.
- The actual cart- any size from anywhere.
You don’t necessarily need to go out and buy a super fancy, expensive cart. You are more than capable of making your own cart out of a table desk, storage cart or anything that has multi-layer shelves. Look over at Target or HomeGoods and see what they have in stores for a cheaper price. And if you don’t like the color, no problem! Just grab some spray paint and give that cart a brand new look.
- Organize the glassware.
Glasses or coffee mugs don’t have to sit on the cart right next to each other. Find a cool way to put them on display, whether that be placing the glasses in a gold-wire basket, or hanging your cups from a rack upside down. If you’re a part of the 21+ club, you may want to look into a wine rack that keeps all of your bottles in one place.
- The sign says it all.
I’m obsessed with those small, Etsy signs with sayings like “the drinks are on us.” They can really tie the whole cart together and create a theme. If you keep the bar cart stationary, you can also display the sign on the wall above. Instead of an actual sign, you could stash your favorite novel or mixology books on the bottom shelf.
- Accessorize Efficiently.
If you’re going to use K-cups, reusable straws, or even a cocktail mixer, be sure that you are organizing and placing them in the right spot. Sometimes there can be just too much going on, which takes away from the classiness of the whole thing.
- Save room for the main event.
The center of attention for your bar cart should always be where your drink is coming from. That mini Keurig should be sitting in the most convenient place, as you want easy access to it. Pick a Keurig that fits well and doesn’t take up a whole row of the cart. Same thing goes for if you’re looking to spice up this drink bar with a drop of champagne—make that champagne bucket the absolute main event.
Don’t forget to personalize it however you want! You’re going to love it, and your guests will be super impressed. Add your own personal touch that follows the aesthetic and makes you absolutely obsessed with it. Bar carts for whatever occasion you prefer, are a great décor piece that fit in any space, and can be suited to any personal style.