Bar Cart with flowers, drinks and lemons

Make your bar cart the focal point of any room

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. 

Hydration station 

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.

White pitcher for beverage

That’s glassy 

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

Martini Glass

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.

White cake stand with macroons

Ice, ice baby

Keep a clear ice bucket stocked with ice so guests can refresh their drink anytime. 

Glass Ice Bucket

Book ‘em 

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.

go-to dinners cookbook

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?”


Clean up   

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.

Decorative cloth napkin

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