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New Year’s Eve Bar Cart Styling Essentials

December 27, 2017
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Happy (almost) 2018, friends, and welcome to the New Year’s Eve Bar Cart Blog Hop! Today I’m excited to join with a group of talented bloggers to share some great New Year’s Eve bar cart styling ideas and tips with you!

If you’ve arrived here from Ashley Nicole Interiors, welcome!  I’d also like to extend a special thank you to Jessica of House Full of Summer, who organized this blog hop.

Put together a gorgeous bar cart for your New Year's Eve party-all the essentials for a stylish bar cart or drink station.

I love getting together with family and friends to ring in the New Year! It’s the perfect occasion to set up a bar cart or drink station because it makes everyone feel welcome, encourages mingling, and keeps early guests busy while you’re tending to last-minute details.

I like to position my cart at the entrance to our living room, where guests will see it as soon as they arrive.  Having a bar cart ready with drinks that guests can pour themselves saves you, as the the host or hostess, so much time because you’re not running back and forth fetching drinks every time someone arrives.  This means you get to relax and actually enjoy your own party!

My bar cart is actually a bamboo tray table which has a little bit of a retro vibe, so I styled it with some mod glassware and artwork.  I also added a few twinkle lights–and even though you can barely see them here, they look great in the evening!  A console table or buffet table would also make a great drink station.

Fun bar cart styling for your New Year's Eve party-all the essentials for a stylish bar cart or drink station.

Since one of our daughters is expecting and several of our family members are non-drinkers, I put together a non-alcoholic bar cart to show you can still create a fun and festive atmosphere, even if you don’t imbibe!  New Year’s Eve is all about fizzy drinks, so the fancy sparkling lemonade, juices, and ginger ale I found at TJ Maxx were the perfect addition to the sparkling Pellegrino water and sodas I always keep on hand.

In addition to drinks, I like to add a few easy-to-grab snacks, like nuts and candies, to my bar cart.  The bulk section of Whole Foods or Natural Grocers is a great place to find unique snacks. And since they’re from the health food store, I tell myself they’re good for me! ; )

Fun bar cart styling for your New Year's Eve party-all the essentials for a stylish bar cart or drink station.

Other things to include are glassware (feel free to mix and match), straws, lime or lemon slices, ice and tongs, and napkins.  A pretty cocktail shaker and decanter can also add a nice touch to your cart, even if you don’t use them!

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to dress up your bar cart with a banner or two, some fun artwork, or a letterboard with a clever saying. And don’t forget to add noise makers, balloons and confetti for the big countdown at midnight!

New Year’s Eve Bar Cart Styling Essentials

 

straws  //  napkins  //  tray  //  artwork

bowl  // brass/glass bar cart  //  shaker  //   ice bucket

 glassware  //  bottle opener  //  rattan bar cart

 

Put together a gorgeous bar cart for your New Year's Eve party-all the essentials for a stylish bar cart or drink station.

 

 

However you choose to celebrate the arrival of the new year, I wish you all a blessed and happy 2018!  I’m grateful you’ve chosen to spend some time with me here at Jane at Home.

I’d love for you to follow along on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook too!  And, if you need more ideas and tips for entertaining, check out my post on how to host a casual dinner party in 10 easy steps.

👉Your next stop on the tour is House of Hire.

Make sure to check out the rest of the beautiful bar carts on the tour!  Here’s a list of the bloggers on the New Year’s Eve Bar Cart Blog Hop, with links to their pages:

Great New Year's Eve bar cart styling tips and ideas

House of Hire

Setting for Four

House Full of Summer

Chandeliers and Champagne

Ashley Nicole Interiors

The Happy Housie

Jane at Home

Happy New Year!  xo jane

Fun bar cart styling for your New Year's Eve party-all the essentials for a stylish bar cart or drink station.

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    Heather Luckhurst
    December 27, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I love your bar cart set up and styling Jane!! Your choices of beverages and nibblies are perfect! Love your rattan bar cart too!

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      Jane
      December 27, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Thank you so much Heather! I love your beautifully styled bar cart as well! Have a wonderful day! xo jane

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    Krista
    December 27, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I love it Jane! Such a well styled bar cart – super cool retro vibe with that beautiful bamboo cart; and that print is gorgeous!

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      Jane
      December 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you so much Krista! I just love your gorgeously styled bar cabinet! And your free printable banner is beautiful! Have a great day! xo jane

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    Holly with Chandeliers and Champagne
    December 27, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Your bar cart is so beautiful!

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      Jane
      December 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much Holly! I absolutely love your beautiful bar cart! I’m thrilled to be a part of this great tour with you! xo jane

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    Ashley
    December 28, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Loving your bar cart Jane!! It is absolutely beautiful! So happy to be a part of this with you!!

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      Jane
      December 28, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Thank you so much Ashley! I love your beautiful bar cart and being on this hop with you! xo jane

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    Jessica
    December 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Jane, your fun NYE style really stands out! I love it! So happy to have you in this hop! 🙂

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      Jane
      December 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Thank you so much Jessica! I love your gorgeous bar cart! Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful blog hop! xo jane

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