I hope you all had an incredible Christmas! Emmett and I have had a nice little break. When Serena & Lily asked me to share my take on styling a bar cart two ways, I was totally game… especially with New Year’s Eve quickly approaching. Challenge accepted! Since we’re still hosting holiday house guests, I thought it might be cool to share a bar cart two ways… for morning & night. Whether you’re hosting brunch or a festive evening watching the ball drop with a few friends, maybe you can pull some entertaining ideas from how I styled my new folding bar– which happens to be on super sale! Click through to see what I came up with.
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Since we currently have house guests, the morning version of my bar tray is probably getting the most use. I like setting up a little grab & go breakfast and mimosa station… especially since our friends have been helping us with house projects- including basement demo! Did you see that on IG stories yesterday?
I landed on this folding butler’s tray because it’s easy to store in a guest room closet and would also make a great addition to our guest room for other items, in addition to a bar… toiletries, extra towels, etc. It just felt super practical with lots of uses! You can also just use the tray without the stand… it’s covered in a beautiful raffia material, with a suede bottom.
For breakfast, our neighbors gifted us a BUNCH of oranges for Christmas, so I’ve been making fresh squeezed juice. In addition to juice and fruit, I also like to put out a pastry of some sort. Emmett and I have been on a croissant kick since returning from France. It’s an easy breakfast spread!
Of course, I also included water and champagne… because if our guests are willing to help with house projects, I HAVE to spoil them and keep them hydrated. Basically- I never want them to leave. We’ve been getting so much accomplished.
So that’s the breakfast bar cart. Easy peasy! Ready to see the nighttime version? I kind of kept a NYE theme in mind… you probably guessed that after seeing the mini champagne bottles.
For the evening, I included plenty of glassware, which easily allows our guests to choose their alcohol preference- wine glasses, champagne flutes, and basic cocktail glassware.
Other things I added to the mix? Linen cocktail napkins, alcohol (obviously), a corkscrew, and a floral arrangement for some added texture to fill negative space.
I also set out some cocktail mixers, liquor, and mini bottles of champagne for ringing in the New Year! You’ll also notice my “Little Book of Drinking Games”, for some added NYE party fun. We’ve been playing lots of different games while our friends have been visiting.
If you’re in need of a bar cart, or butler’s table (like mine), I’ll link a bunch of favorites from Serena & Lily below. Most of them are on sale right now.
Click directly on my finds below to shop or use the numbered links at the bottom of the collage…
01: south seas bar cart // 02: larkin bar cart // 03: indoor outdoor riviera bar // 04: monaco bar cart // 05: pacifica bar cart // 06: woven bar cabinet // 07: parisian bar cart // 08: shoreham butler’s tray
Again, I landed on the butler’s tray (#8) because I felt it was the most versatile and easy to store. It’s already proving to be super handy for hosting and entertaining!
Ready for a side-by-side comparison? Morning and night… which is your favorite or which version would you use most often? For us- it’s probably morning.
I’m hopping off to continue my holiday vacation with a ski day! Emmett and I have been showing our friends around, and have been doing all of our favorite Utah things. I hope you all are having a great holiday season too!