Inspiration board: Set the bar
Make your bar cart the focal point of any room with these tips from a professional.
When it comes to hosting, you don’t want to play bartender all night, but you do want your guests to have everything they need. Cassandra Schultz of Cassandra’s Kitchen Store gives us the scoop on how to do just that. Keep it simple by having a cocktail ready when your guests arrive. And then let them take it from there by ensuring your bar cart is fully stocked. This way your guests can have their cocktail just the way they like it.
Have a pitcher of water to ensure your guests stay hydrated. Be sure to keep sparkling water on the cart to make them feel even more special.
Be sure to have a variety of glasses so your guests can complete their drinks of choice without running back and forth to the kitchen
Let them eat cake
Put lemons and limes on a cake stand for a functional yet beautiful touch. Lots of drinks require citrus. Alternatively, you can display a snack for your guests. Or cake.
Ice, ice baby
Keep a clear ice bucket stocked with ice so guests can refresh their drink anytime.
Make your guests feel adventurous and empowered with some cocktail cookbooks. This allows them to try their hand at a new skill and learn something new.
The cherry on top
Stock up on cocktail garnishes that wow. Cherries steeped in whiskey are a delicious addition that will make your guests ask “where did you get that?”
Accidents happen, especially when there’s alcohol. Drape a pretty cloth napkin over your cart to add texture and serve as a quick fix to any spills.