I’m here to PAR-TAY today as part of a Summer Party Crash Tour, hosted by Ola from J’Adore le Decor, with some of my lovely blog friends. Summer starts TODAY although you would totally not know that given the insane level of rain we’ve received in South Texas this week. I’m hoping the sun comes out in full force this weekend.
As part of this progressive summer party, I chose to provide some summer bar cart ideas. You can catch my spring bar cart tips over in this post– I love to decorate my bar cart and I probably change it up about 4-6 times a year. The fundamentals of my bar cart stay pretty much the same, but I rotate the decor, florals, candles, glassware, etc.
And in case you’re wondering what my blog posting schedule will be like
during the summer, I’m aiming for one post a week, two max, throughout
the summer to give myself some room to breathe and relax. I got really, really burnt out after the One Room Challenge.
Thanks for all
the emails and Instagram messages asking me how I’m doing- many of you
know I was going through a rough time emotionally and while I can’t say I’m 100%
better, I am doing better overall.
For summer, I think of crisp blue and white, so I wanted to bring some of my blue and white ginger jars and chinoiserie inspired elements front and center to my bar cart. Since a gold mirror adorns the space right above it, some gold accents such as a gold pineapple ice bucket and a tray add a bit of glam gold.
The HUGE ginger jar is from Tuesday Morning, and the faux apple blossoms are from Hobby Lobby. Truth be told the stems are a tad too short for the ginger jar, so I took some plastic shopping bags and scrunched them in the bottom to help hoist the branches up. A free and simple solution.
Since my kitchen island is about five feet away from my bar cart, I do mix the drinks there, which is why I am free to take up so much space on the cart with pretty things. I guess my bar cart is more for beautiful storage and display than to literally make drinks.
In the back corner of my bar cart, I always, and I mean always
have a air freshener/room spray handy. That way if I have some surprise guest
or visitor, I can quickly spritz the kitchen, living room and foyer in
under five seconds flat from my bar cart.
On the bottom, I keep my booze, glassware, and one more blue and white vase with some faux greenery. This area does collect dust easily because of life and having a dog that sheds everywhere, so I do have to dust it quite often.
Taking my bar cart from spring decor to summer vibes took under 15 minutes and cost me no money. Sometimes moving a few accessories around can invigorate a space and make it feel new.
For more summer decor and soiree ideas, visit my friends below.