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)
Need some more ideas on how to deck out your bar cart? Follow us on Pinterest for more holiday decor ideas and cocktail recipes.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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