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Holiday Cheers: Stylish Bar Cart Setups for Festive Entertaining

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means – it’s time to start stirring up your favorite festive cocktails! Whether you’re hosting a large or small group this year, setting up a stylish bar cart is the perfect way to keep spirits merry. From deciding on a house recipe to stocking your favorite tipples, we’re sharing all our tips on how to set up a perfect holiday bar cart. 

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Before you stock your cart, jot down a few fun cocktail recipes that your guests can easily make for themselves. An Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule, or Winter Sidecar would be a welcome treat before or after dinner. Or, you can make things easy for guests by setting out a glass dispenser with pre-mixed Christmas Punch to get the party started. Once you’ve chosen the main cocktail for your bar cart, you’ll be able to build your bar with the ingredients needed. Don’t forget a cocktail shaker and strainer!

Fancy Glasses

Nothing elevates a drink like sipping it out of a beautiful glass. From a sleek martini to the graceful coupe, be sure your bar is stocked with glasses that complement the house cocktail of the evening. To create a more festive feeling, look for glassware with gold or silver rims, colored glass, or delicate etchings that reflect the holiday spirit.

Embellished Decanters

For wine, brandy, or whiskey, a sophisticated crystal or glass decanter is a must-have. Decanters pull double-duty of both being highly practical as well as beautiful. They aerate the beverages and allow your guests to enjoy the full aroma of the drink. A beautifully designed decanter, like our Amalia Wine Decanter adds a touch of old world sophistication to your bar cart.

Festive Garnishes

Don’t forget the garnishes! Once you have your house cocktail, stock the bar with everything to go with it. From fruit to ice to swizzle sticks, make sure your guests have lots of options to add the perfect finishing touch to their drink. Frosted cranberries, nutmeg, and fresh rosemary sprigs are a few tasty holiday garnishes to add to your bar.

Holiday Accessories

Finally, make your bar feel personal with holiday decor and monogrammed details. Fresh seasonal flowers, embroidered napkins, ornaments, and ribbons can all be used to elevate the look of your bar cart. You can even create a stylish sign that details what is in the holiday cocktail.


Elevate Your Gatherings with a Stylish Bar Cart

More than any other time of year, the holiday season presents opportunities for hosting. Setting up a stylish bar cart will not only impress your guests but also make it easy for them to enjoy the evening without having to ask you for refills. Before you mix up your delicious cocktails, be sure to stop by our home design stores in Charleston to find a selection of chic holiday decor to adorn your cart (and your home)!


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Amalia Wine Decanter

Our whimsical Amalia spiral adds just a splash of sophisticated embellishment to the classic decanter silhouette.

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Graham Cocktail Picks& Holder

This set of eight cocktail picks with accompanying holder works wonderfully for skewering a maraschino cherry or olive for your favorite craft cocktail.

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Regalia Deco Assorted Cordials

Experience a liqueur the Italian way with the Regalia Deco Assorted Cordials, designed as a nod to the Art Deco architecture of Italy during the turn of the 20th century.

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Velvet Trim Set of 4 Ruby Napkins

This woven Ruby red napkin, trimmed with velvet ribbon, will be a great companion for all your Holiday place settings.

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