New Years Eve is the time to celebrate the year that was and everything to come in the future. We have already sorted you out with some great summer cocktails to help you celebrate, but now you need a way to serve them. Bar carts are super popular right now and adding one to your NYE celebrations will make your party one to remember. Check out these tips on how to make the perfect bar cart for your NYE celebrations.
What Makes A Great Cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile and can be made from out of just about anything. This means they are easily adaptable to any shape and style. From adding a bit of colour to a basic utility cart, to getting creative and using a laptop desk or even an old vintage record player, the possibilities are endless. As long as it can serve its purpose, feel free to get as creative as you like with what you use as a cart.
Consider Your Storage Needs
We are all about the aesthetic when it comes to bar carts. However, presentation and practicality go hand in hand. Your bar cart will look far better if you optimise the sue of space. First and foremost this means making sure all your beverage ingredients fit on your cart without looking cluttered or disorganised. Consider wine racks or hanging glass hooks if you are short on space. Try and find creative ways to store items such as straws that is both efficient and fits into your theme.
Add Extra Details
While necessary to a great bar cart, more than just drinks are needed to get the attention of your NYE party guests. Styling your bar cart is what really makes it stand out. Colour, pattern and texture of every item on your cart are important considerations. Even little details, like putting liquids in glass canisters instead of leaving them in their original plastic bottles can jazz up your cart. Books are another great decor item.
Find Things To Match Your Colour Scheme
A good colour scheme can tie your whole bar cart together. The cart, glasses, decorations and background should all coordinate to give this centrepiece of your NYE celebrations extra wow factor. The colour of your drinks, or bottles of alcohol can be a great starting point for a colour scheme. Another way to approach it is to use a classic NYE colour scheme. Black and gold are typical NYE colours and are easy to incorporate into accessories on your bar cart.
Think About The Background
The final thing that makes you NYE bar cart come together is the location it is placed in. The background should compliment or add to the overall vibe of your bar cart. Importantly, the background should not detract from the styling of your bar cart. Think minimal colour with a artwork or photo with a similar colour scheme, or a floral or plant based background.
Now that you've got your gorgeous bar cart ready to go, check out another of our go to cocktail recipes here.