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How to Set Up a Global Inspired Bar Cart for Easy Entertaining

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Use these simple tips for a global inspired bar cart to make entertaining easier! Part of a monthly series The Global Styler.

Greetings!  Welcome back to The Global Styler.  A monthly series focused on globally inspired DIYs, decorating tips, and more with some of my favorite gals.  Since we are so close to the holidays, we dedicated this month’s feature to entertaining.  I had fun setting up a globally inspired bar cart and have some tips to share so you can have a no fuss but beautiful bar set up for easy entertaining.

Holiday Global Bar Cart with Easy Entertaining Tips

How Set Up Bar Cart Easy Holiday Entertaining

  • Tip one:  Have a signature cocktail!  Last year I shared how to create a signature cocktail for your holiday gatherings.  A hobby my husband has been at for years!  With a dedicated libation you don’t need to stock your cart with a full bar and your guests will probably be impressed that you have signature drink!  Having sparkling water on hand will let them adjust how weak or strong they like it.

Global Inspired Bar Cart Styling

  • Tip two:  Use non traditional glass ware.   To make this lovely scene global,  I laid out colorful glasses from Okinawa, Japan neatly on a Moroccan tiled tray.  The pineapple decanter is also from Japan and adds to the Asian theme.

Japanese Glass Global Bar Cart Easy Entertaining

  • Tip three:  In a pinch, use what you have.  Always “shop your house” for necessities when running out of time.   For example, I am on the lookout for vintage barware such as decanters and an ice bucket but in the meantime, I used a pretty silver bowl and thongs for the ice.

Global Bar Cart Styling Pineapple Decanter

Easy Bar Cart Styling Steps

  • Tip four:  Grocery store flowers can make for a pretty arrangement.  I confessed last week when I created a DIY floral arrangement that I’m just not that good with flower arranging I’m always looking for short cuts!  Trimming stems down and placing them in a pretty vessel can do wonders.  If it looks bare, clip some plant stems from your yard for a filler.

Grocery Store Flowers Vintage Container

  • Step five:  Keep holiday decor simple.  With artwork, pretty glasses, and flowers already present all I added for a festive touch was a strand of vintage garland I found at an antique store years ago!

Easy Bar Cart Styling Tips

Okay, now that I’ve shared some easy tips for entertaining, can we talk about the other gorgeous things going on in this vignette?  That huge piece of art I spotted at an estate sale years ago with my grandfather (who collects early Texas art and recognized the artist) and we snagged it for pennies on the dollar.  He’s been keeping it for me until we had a house big enough for it!  I’m just tickled how fabulous it looks with my bar cart and garden stool.  🙂

Bar Cart Easy Entertaining Tips

Also, another gift from grandpa  is the brass crane on the bottom.  I added a tom collins glass pitcher that was my grandmothers and pottery from Japan for an eclectic global mix.Global Inspired Bar Cart

Looking for an easy holiday breakfast you can prepare ahead?  Check out this easy hosting idea.

Make sure to check what my friends are sharing for this series.  They always knock it out of the park!

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