One of the the first things Alex & I bought when we moved in together was a bar cart. We both love entertaining and I love decorating – so it’s been a lot of fun styling our bar cart and getting to decorate it for the holidays. (You can check out how I decorated my bar cart for fall if you’re interested!)
I’ve finally got our bar cart set up for Christmas, and instead of just sharing my bar cart with you all I have teamed up with 5 other fashion & lifestyle bloggers to share our holiday bar carts giving you 6 ways to decorate your bar cart for the holidays! Stay tuned to the end of this post for links to everyone’s bar carts!
There are a few key things to talk about as far as how I decorated my bar cart for the holidays:
1. Christmas Wreath:
One of the easiest ways to make your bar cart feel more festive is to add a Christmas wreath. We have a fake wreath on our door, but for this indoor one I opted to get a real wreath from a local florist. I love the smell of fresh evergreen!
2. Christmas Ornaments (Gold Balls):
I love this glass jar. It’s under $25 & I highly recommend it as an addition to your bar cart since you can fill it with different things depending on the season. For the holidays, as you can see, I filled it with a few gold Christmas ornaments (these are my gold ornaments – they’re great if you’re looking for a bunch of shatterproof ornaments. The shade is champagne gold which is a really pretty light gold.)
3. Christmas Tree Glass Candy Jar:
I found this candy jar at Winners/ Home Sense and fell in love with it! I can’t find it online, but definitely check your local Home Sense if you’re interested. I filled ours with candy canes and chocolates because, let’s be honest, if I’m making a drink I probably want a sweet treat as well lol. Plus a few of the cocktails I’ve been making this season are garnished with a candy cane (check out this vanilla vodka mudshake cocktail!)
4. “Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Cocktails” Sign:
This was another Winners/Home Sense find, but I found this similar small wooden sign, and this colorful wooden cocktails sign.
5. Mini Christmas Tree:
I couldn’t resist adding a mini Christmas tree to the bottom of my bar cart. I’ve linked a few similar mini trees below for ya!
6. Glass Writers:
These aren’t strictly holiday decor, but rather my favorite new addition to my bar cart. Instead of using those wine glass charms to identify whose glass is whose, I just found these wine glass writers and I am in love! Guests can write their name on their glass (or really whatever they want) and it’s smudge free but washes off easily with soap and water. I feel like every bar cart should have these!
Want more holiday bar cart inspo? Don’t miss these gorgeous bar carts:
Jess from Miss Moore Style with a super sparkly, fun bar cart
Channing from the Chan Chic with a bar cart with gorgeous garland & lights
Ada from Adaatude with a chic, simple silver and red bar cart look
Jessica from The Celebration Stylist with an elegant gold bar cart look
Nicholle from Top Knots and Pearls with a gold & silver bar cart look
So cute!! People go all out! I love adding garland.
I totally agree, Garland is so pretty – Im definitely going to add some next year!
OK this is WAY too cute! My bar cart needs a serious upgrade and I am loving what you have done!
xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com
Aw thanks Rebecca!
Love these bar cart ideas! They look so cute for the holidays
thank you Lizzie!!
I love how you styled it!
I think I need to start by getting a bar cart haha! Right now I have a bar-style mini dining table in my townhome, and the side of it is where I store all of my alcohol, glasses, and even my coffee items. But in the future, I gotta get a bar cart to decorate each season!
Haha I feel ya – Alex & I just got ours this fall, so it’s pretty new to me and I am loving it!
These all look amazing! I love the big Santa stocking!
It’s so fun eh!! I want that stocking for next year for sure.
Loving all these bar carts ideas! So many cute setups!
These are all such good ideas! I need to decorate ours for the holiday!
Thanks Emily! You definitly should; it’s so much fun!
I’m obsessing over these. I want to get a barcart soon once we get our couches delivered.
Thank you! And ah love that! Hope you find one you love! We just got ours this fall and it’s from Overstock. It was a great deal!
All these design tips are great!! We added a wreath over our this year but after seeing these tips and photos, I want to add some garland too!
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Thank you! And i know, I definitely want to add some garland to mine now too! and put a little bow on a bottle or two of wine!
I’m loving all this holiday bar cart inspo! So cute.
Thanks so much Anna!
You’re inspiring me to decorate my bar cart. Yours looks so cute!
Aw thanks Greta!! Happy holidays!