3 Festive Thanksgiving Decor Ideas for Your Bar Cart
‘Tis the season for cinnamon bun pecan pie, green bean casserole and Thanksgiving-themed cocktails. So many cocktails. Whether you’re a lover of eggnog or you’d rather sip on a clementine whiskey smash, it’s time to get your bar cart in shape for a season of holiday toasts. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to give your bar cart an elegant makeover, fit for your Friendsgiving party. Scroll down to see how we’d style a bar cart for a boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
Dark red accessories are a fun addition to any fall-themed bar cart. Drape a felt leaf garland over the cart, set up a mini tree and add cork candlesticks for a rustic touch. Brighten up the vignette with red wine glasses, light up some candles, then get ready to brew up a batch of sangria.
Jamali Garden Multicolor Felt Fall Leaves Garland ($6), Kate Aspen Copper Leaf Bottle Opener ($31, set of 12), Villeroy & Boch Boston Water Goblet ($32), Fitz and Floyd Daphne Gold Wine Decanter ($88), 100 Candles Burgundy 12-Inch Taper Candle ($1), Juliska Quinta Natural Cork Candlestick ($39), Target Harvest Tabletop Tree With Felt Leaves ($12), CB2 Dolce Vita Copper Bar Cart ($299), Threshold Natural Acacia Coaster With Gold Metal ($10, set of four), Spritz “Hello Fall” Cocktail Beverage Napkins ($3, set of 20)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST THANKSGIVING BAR CART
Toast the night away with a seriously sleek minimal bar cart. Start things off with a banner above your bar cart that’ll remind your guests to give thanks for your mixology skills. Jazz up a lucite bar cart with a marble serving tray, smokey gray glasses and a gold cocktail shaker.
CB2 Teal Taper Candle ($2), H&M Metal Candlestick ($25), Threshold Metal Letter Garland “Give Thanks” ($10), CB2 Stainless Steel Gold Mini Cocktail Shaker ($12), H&M Bottle Stopper ($7), CB2 Balance Wine Glass ($5), Oliver Bonas Black Marble Trivet Stand ($41), CB2 Gold Straws ($10), Duval Rectangular Glass 2-Shelf Bronze Brass Bar Cart ($555), West Elm Cassiopeia Glassware ($30, set of six)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY THANKSGIVING BAR CART
Buh-bye, orange and brown: This Thanksgiving is *all* about those pastels and metallics, and there’s no better place to rock some pink and gold than on your bar cart. Bring in color with iridescent wine glasses, hot pink candles and a snazzy tray full of gold-dipped tumblers. Finish off the look with confetti cocktail napkins and a glittery leaf garland.
Spritz Wooden Leaves Garland ($5), Oliver Bonas Gold Confetti Decanter ($31), Zodax Fez Cut Wine Glassware ($239, set of 12), H&M Bottle Stopper ($7), Z Gallerie Largo Rectangular Tray ($40), Brit + Co for Cheeky Multicolor Confetti Paper Napkins ($4, set of 36), Lulu & Georgia Zelia Bar Cart ($318), H&M Metal Tea Light Holder ($7), Party Swizzle Hot Pink Taper Candles ($2), Tapio Wine Glasses ($47, set of four)
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!