Simple Bar Cart Styling for a Night In with My Girls

Simple Bar Cart Styling for a Night In with My Girls

Not sure about you but my girlfriends are like family to me.  My life is enriched as a result of having them around, and for this I am deeply grateful.  I'm also proud of the women we've become thus far.

Since we're approaching summer, I thought it would be fun to host a girls night in at my house.  A celebration of our unique sisterhood.

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Due to our busy lives, we don't get together as often as we'd like. So I wanted to put a bit of extra effort into making this girls-night-in special.

I haven't entirely mapped out our plans for the evening.  Perhaps that's something you readers can help me with that a bit later in this post.  But for now, I decided to start with something easy like a beverage cart.  I picked up this  3-shelf bar cart from IKEA a few months back, and I've been dying to put it to use.

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The No-Fuss Way I Styled My Bar Cart

My plan is to entertain under the pergola my husband, and I built for my Moroccan-themed One Room Challenge.  So I thought a garden theme would be perfect.  Flowers have a way of making simple projects appear more complicated to execute than they really are. 

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First, I filled this beverage dispenser with water infused with fresh rosemary, sliced lemons, and lime. The center cone usually holds the ice.  But for now, I just inserted some faux flowers. Cute. Functional. Done.

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For the sweet wine sippers in the group, I added mini bottles of pink Moscato (which I will be sure to serve chilled of course).  These yellow tinted flutes that I got a few years back from Pier1 would be perfect for Raspberry Bellinis.  Delish! 

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Next, for those who want neither wine, nor infused water, I added other beverage options on the second shelf.  To pretty things up a bit, I added pink straws to the stemless wine glasses.

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What a difference that made!  By the way, I found these stemless wine glasses at DollarTree.  Yes, you read that correctly...DollarTree.  The quality of the glass is remarkably good.

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Finally, on the last shelf, I pulled a bottle of Haitian Rhum Barbancourt, a bit of hypnotic, and a random bottle of wine from "the stash".  What is "the stash" you ask?

Whenever we have guests, they always - ALWAYS bring wine or alcohol.  Since my husband and I only drink occasionally, this means that we've collected a "stash" of various bottles of wine and spirits.  We've had that bottle of Hypnotic for at least 5 years. 

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Here is the finished product!  Simple, stress-free and practical.  But this bar cart is just the beginning.  Next, I'll work on creating something special at the dinner table.  Stay tuned...

Now it's your turn:

  • Ladies, what would make a memorable Ladies Night In for you?
  • Guys, I've been told that women like to style bar carts, but men like to use them.  So tell me what's on your bar cart? 
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