Bar Cart Styling + Tips for Creating Your Own

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[ bar cart: TargetΒ 10% off with code FREEDOM ] [wine glasses: Riedel ] [ pineapple glass: Target dollar spot ] [ whiskey glasses: Target ] [ decorative pineapple: Hobby Lobby, similar ] [ napkins: Target dollar spot ] [ straws: Target dollar spot, similar ] [ cocktail shaker: Kirkland’s, similar ] [ ice bucket: Homegoods, similar ] [ book : Shopbop ]

Bar Cart Styling

I am so so excited to share todays post with you guys! Ever since I got this bar cart for Christmas from Nate (he’s seriously the best) I have been looking forward to decorating + blogging it! It was really cute because we were all done opening presents and then he suddenly wheels this bad boy out, haha. Precious! I had my eye on this one from Target for months, but it sold out a while for Christmas. Good thing I have a smart bf because he ordered it super early when I first started talking about how I wanted it in like…August! Okay I’ll stop embarrassing him now. πŸ˜‰

My bar cart is my pride and joy, and something that I have had so much fun with it since I got it! I love its functionality + how nice it is to be able to entertain guests without having to leave the room. If I know you, I’ll probably invite you over just so I have an excuse to use it. πŸ˜‰

Easy Tips + Tricks for Styling Your Bar Cart

Types of alcohol + mixers

  • First things first, make sure you have a variety of alcohol! I like to keep a lot of wine around. (could I sound any more like an alcoholic?) I sometimes enjoy a glass in the evenings + when our moms come to visit they enjoy it too! Other good starters might want to include are whiskey, scotch, vodka, gin, tequila, bourbon, rum, + triple sec.
  • Add mixers : tonic water, sparkling water, ginger ale, + tomato juice.
  • Garnishes! If you’re fancy like that.

Stemware + decor

  • Style with different types of glasses. I have flutes, dry red wine glasses, and scotch cups. Don’t make the mistake of just buying something because it’s cute because you also want this to be functional! The flutes were honestly an impulse buy, but I use the wine and scotch glasses frequently for us + guests!
  • Paper straws + put them in something decorative like a mason jar!
  • Coasters or napkins
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Piece of decor – Try not to clutter it too much!
  • Bar cart books + fun bottles
  • Ice/Champagne bucket
  • Fresh flowers are always a nice touch!

Get creative with your bar cart! I got a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest + used that to help me find my own style. I love the pineapple theme I have going on right now and can’t wait to change it up again this Fall! If you are looking for good places to shop for your bar cart most of my items here came from Homegoods + the Target dollar section (aka: the best place ever). These two shops always have a ton of fun and affordable decor! Aside from alcohol, I probably spent less than $200 on everything for my bar cart, including the price of the cart!

How do you style your bar cart?

xo, Rach





  1. June 27, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Getting major Katey McFarland vibes here!!! πŸ˜‰ Love this so much! Such great inspo!

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      AH, best comment ever!!! Haha, thanks Kylie! I love how we share the same love for Katey’s blog! She’s so goals!

      xo, Rachel

  2. June 27, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Oh my gosh I am crushing SO hard on this bar cart!!!! I have been searching around for a good one (: Amazing job Rachel <3

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Kenz! Can’t wait to see yours when you get it! πŸ™‚

      xo, Rachel

  3. June 29, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I just moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend and we were talking about getting a bar cart. Love this post, thanks babe so helpful πŸ™‚


    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      It’s a must have, Devon! Especially if you guys are people who like to entertain a lot! Happy decorating! πŸ™‚

      xo Rachel

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you, Laura!

      xo, Rachel

  4. June 29, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    this is adorable. I have a little home so something like this would work perfectly!

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Absolutely! Trust me, we live in a 700 sq ft apartments and it’s such a nice little thing to have + fits perfect in our living room!

      xo Rachel

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Courtney, I plan on transforming it for different events we will host! I’m thinking a hot chocolate bar this Fall + maybe a lemonade type stand later this summer! Thanks for the love!

      xo, Rachel

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Alyssa! It was so fun to decorate!

      xo, Rachel

  5. June 30, 2017 / 4:57 am

    ah I love this! I have been wanting a bar cart forever and these tips were spot on! thanks for sharing <3

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Natassja! Glad you could find them helpful. πŸ™‚

      xo, Rachel

  6. June 30, 2017 / 6:08 am

    I totally need a bar cart now!!! …Even though I don’t really drink haha – this too cute though! Oh and I’m loving the gold pineapple πŸ™‚
    ChantΓ© xo |

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Chante, you could totally do something different with your bar cart! Lemonade stands + hot chocolate/coffee bars in the Fall would also be so cute! πŸ™‚

      xo, Rachel

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you, Gisel! it’s so nice when we have guests over, I never have to leave the room!

      xo, Rachel

  7. June 30, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Awhh my goodness that bar cart is so cute! I love hosting so this will only make my job easier πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!


    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you, Shruthi! It totally makes hosting so much easier + fun!

      xo, Rachel

  8. June 30, 2017 / 8:51 am

    This looks amazing! The only bar carts I’ve seen are from my guy friends so it’s so refreshing to see one that’s girly and more Pinteresty – I want to try replicating something like this!

    Josephine | Insta: @floralextract

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you, Josephine! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. πŸ™‚ Glad I could give you some inspo!

      xo, Rachel |

    • The Sass Room
      June 30, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      I’m so happy I could give you some additional inspo! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out! πŸ™‚

      xo, Rachel

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