I’ve always been obsessed with the concept of a bar cart. They are just the cutest things, and you can customize them to fit your personality and style. However, when we built our home, I knew we would have a full-size bar in the basement, so my dreams of a bar cart were put on hold. However, an idea sparked when I began planning our annual NYE bash. This year’s theme was Great Gatsby, and what better time than to bring out a decorative bar cart than that! So, after finding a steal of a deal at my local TJMaxx, I was able to snag the sweetest bar cart in their clearance section for under $40.



When I brought it home, I honestly had no clue what I was going to do with it. So, after grabbing a couple liquid items and fresh florals from the grocery store and piecing together ad hoc decorations I’ve accumulated over time, I was able to craft up a festive little bar cart that added perfectly to the Gatsby vibes of our party. 



Even though NYE is over, bar carts never go out of style and are always in-season.

Below are some key items to include to get your bar cart started and to take it to the next level:

  • Bar carts
  • Sparkling water
  • Glasses (sets and singles)
  • Champagne and/or wine bottles
  • Fresh flowers
  • Festive sign
  • Drink napkins 
  • Bar accessories (wine openers, coasters, wine cork, etc.)
  • Paper Straws
  • Cocktail book


I’m tagging lots of awesome items below to shop for additions to your bar cart!