If there ever was a time to make sure your bar cart is in tip-top shape, it’s New Year’s Eve. Seriously, get the cocktail-making supplies and confetti out, because it’s time to prep for the biggest boozy night of the year. Whether you’re ringing in the new year with Champagne, counting down to midnight with spiked hot chocolate or toasting to your New Year’s resolutions with a cheery beer cocktail, you need a bar cart that can handle the pressure. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to give your bar cart a chic makeover, fit for your fab NYE party. Scroll down to see how we’d style a bar cart for a boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC NYE BAR CART
Let your boho-chic flag fly with *all* the agate and marble-inspired bar accessories. Shake up a festive cocktail in a pink ombre shaker and go a little more casual with gilded stemless wine glasses. Keep a stack of marble napkins and agate coasters on hand for extra classy #adulting while you wait for the ball to drop!
Oh Happy Day Sequins ($80), Decor by SK Gold Mylar Letter Balloons ($15), Oh Joy! Pink Ombre Glass and Rose Gold Cocktail Shaker ($20), Anthropologie Gilded Rim Stemless Glass ($20), Thirstystone Cocktail Stirrers in Gold ($25, set of four), Threshold Wood and Brass Finish Bar Cart ($130), H&M Glass Candlestick ($15), Oh Happy Day Marble Napkins ($8), Times Two Design Pink Agate Coasters ($100, set of four), Emporium Home Quartz Bottle Opener ($103)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST NYE BAR CART
Feeling monochromatic? New Year’s is just the right time to bust out the mixed metallics with a gold bar cart, copper martini glasses and sparkling disco ball drink stirrers. Make your bar cart truly memorable with a gold pinwheel backdrop that can totally double as a photo backdrop when the clock hits midnight.
Lulu & Georgia Gilded Hex Bottle Opener ($26), Oh Happy Day Fancy Party Fans ($31, set of eight), Oh Happy Day Marble Balloons ($16, set of 20), CB2 Disco Mirror Small Tree ($15), Oh Happy Day Noir Napkins ($8, set of 20), Nordstrom at Home Cocktail Shaker ($35), Williams-Sonoma Beckett Bar Cart ($999), Oh Happy Day Metallic Party Horns ($20, set of six), Mark and Graham Copper Martini Glass ($49+), Talking Tables GLIT-STIRRER Glitterati Disco Ball Cocktail Drink Stirrers ($12, set of 10)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY NYE BAR CART
Pop the bubbly and toast to a fab new year with cheeky typography Champagne flutes and hot pink stemless wine glasses. If you’re bringing snacks, display a few treats on a pretty cake stand and keep a stack of paper plates on hand for guests to help themselves. Decorate the bar cart with a sparkly marquee light, glam gold disco balls and plenty of confetti balloons.
Paper Source Confetti Ballon Kit ($18, set of eight), California Lustre Flamingo Drink Stirrers ($15, set of six), Threshold Cheers Marquee Light ($40), Cathy’s Concepts “Cheers” Champagne Flutes ($58, set of four), Oh Joy! Pink Ombre and Rose Gold Barware ($20), Oh Happy Day Geo Pink Hexagon Serving Platters ($11, set of three), CB2 Gold Disco Ball Ornament ($2), Z Gallerie Winslow Bar Cart ($300), Kate Spade Two of a Kind Gold Dot Shaker ($50), World Market Pink Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses ($6, set of four), Oh Happy Day Neon Cake Stand ($35)
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