Bar cart essentials for your home
December 27, 2019
All you need to set the mood for the perfect party—whether it’s New Year’s Eve or anytime you want to raise your glass—is a home bar cart and a few bar cart essentials.
Let’s start with the bar cart. You might already own one, but here are two of ours to consider when you want to add something that’s uniquely MacKenzie-Childs. The Bellhop Bar Cart rolls easily on casters and offers three shelves, including one that is offset at the top. Decorated by our artisans in Aurora with floral transfers and gold leaf, it’s crowned with antique brass flower-shaped finials. Another option is our sleek black and white Dotography Bar Cart, which also has three shelves, including two that are woven rattan and one that is decorated with hand-painted details.
Now for the tools and the glassware. Our five-piece Courtly Check 3260 Bar Tool set includes everything you’ll need to prepare perfect drinks every time, from Moscow mules to martinis. It consists of a jigger, strainer, bottle opener, mixing spoon, and knife made of stainless steel with an enamel coating of our color-dragged Courtly Checks® on the handles. The set stores on an accompanying stand.
And speaking of martinis, no bar cart is complete without a set of stylish martini glasses. The bodies of our Tango Glassware for example, are left bare, so you can focus more on what’s inside. Can you say, “more olives please?”
Make sure you also cater to the scotch and whiskey enthusiasts who like “something on the rocks.” Top your bar cart with a set of tumblers that are dying to be clinked. Whether it’s an engagement party or a holiday soiree, your partygoers will be unable to resist raising a glass for a celebratory toast before the night is over.
If it’s a dinner party you are hosting, our Tango Decanter offers the perfect serving option for your favorite wine. Whether your bar cart rests in the dining room or in the parlor—you can be sure that your guests will remember both the gourmet cuisine and the stylish bottle service.
Additionally, it’s important to create an inviting tone for all your gatherings. Set the mood with a set of candlesticks. Not only do they provide a whimsical flair, but they also create height variation that’s aesthetically appealing. Bar cart essentials should be practical, but they should also serve as part of the decor in whatever room of your home your bar cart is in.
Last but not least, don’t forget the cocktail napkins! A stack of cocktail napkins adds a stylish flourish to your bar cart that also serves a practical purpose—they save your guests’ hands from sweating glasses and your surfaces from liquid ring stains! It’s a win-win-win on all fronts.
MacKenzie-Childs has an array of options to stock up your bar cart. Our bar cart essentials can elevate an after-work drink for one or make a party for 20 more festive!