Trend Tuesday: Serving in Style

old school entertaining: the cocktail party & its essential accoutrement

There seems to be a collective urge to bring back the best parts of the good old days; like eschewing the $15.00 cocktail once in a while & throwing your very own cocktail party. I decided to give it a try. I was baffled when everyone ended up in the kitchen when my living room is so much more comfortable. What happened? My guests hung out where I kept the drinks. Back in the day most homes had a liquor cabinet in the living area. Some homes even had pint sized bartenders on hand to mix cocktails for the guests. While I think it is generally frowned upon these days to use children as bartenders it is an unequivocally great idea to have a dedicated spot for mixing drinks. While stalking my favorite instas & blogs for liquor cabinet inspiration I noticed that the bar cart is having a major moment. Genius! Roll that baby wherever you want your guests to get comfy & watch them congregate around it.

an assortment of bar carts

stocking, styling & a little history of the bar cart

How To: Make Your Cart Beautiful from Camilla Styles

How to Style a Bar Cart from Style Me Pretty 

How to Stock a Bar Cart from A Beautiful Mess

How To: Stock a Bar Cart from Rue Mag

Go Home Ltd Explores the History of the Bar Cart from Decor Lounge