I’ve been lusting after this bar cart from Target…
I know what you’re thinking: It’s $120. It’s from Target. It’s in stock. What’s the big holdup?
Well, the “holdup” per se is that I have two very tiny children who love to explore, damage, smash, break, move, and climb on top of things. Keeping a bar car constantly stocked and on display sounds both fabulous and dangerous. But, more than anything, it’s completely unrealistic.
Besides, do I realllllly need this item taking up precious floor real estate in my very modest (read: extremely small) two-bedroom home? No, I suppose do not.
Nevertheless, the holidays are upon us, and I just adore the look for a festive bar cart. (After all, ’tis the season to be drinking!) Instead of hemming and hawing and adding and removing large items from my virtual Target cart (guilty as charged!), I decided to make my own smaller, more portable holiday bar at home. I can easily store it away and take it out for a few special December dinner parties. (Orrrrrr, you know, tonight when I’m sipping wine solo and staring at the loveliness of the Xmas tree and all my pretty decorations!)
So, how can you do create a temporary bar-"cart" too? First of all, let me say this: No bar or bar cart? No problem!... I improvised with a super-simple and inexpensive tray table I got at Homegoods. It was a lighter wood, but I simply painted and refinished it. Easy enough. (Also, I realize it's not technically a cart as it, quite obviously, doesn't have wheels.)
I loaded my tray with a few go-to bottles of liquor, a Tina Frey champagne bucket, ornate glasses and a cocktail shaker from Anthropologie, vintage decanters, and, of course, playful chevron paper straws. The box of Sugarfina champagne-infused gummy bears might be my favorite addition! (FYI, they're pretty delish too.)
To give it a more festive feel for holiday entertaining, I "rimmed" the mugs with edible mini gingerbread-house toppers. You can get these at Anthropologie, or Williams-Sonoma. Could they be any cuter?! (I have to hide them from my toddler! Come to think of it, though, I also have to hide the whole bar to avoid potential disaster... so, no biggie there!)
Well, there you have it: a makeshift bar to house all your "Saturday Sippers" throughout the holiday season... Enjoy!
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