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Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Christmas Bar Cart for Teetotalers

I absolutely adore the bar cart trend with it’s darling drink stirrers, gorgeous glasses and super cute straws. But I am not much of a drinker.

So here’s a bar cart for all the teetotalers and children, plus an easy way to make festive stirrers.

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So, Anthro sells four tinsel pom-pom cocktails stirrers for $18.00. They’re cute, but NO!

You can get a bag of bamboo skewers and pom-poms at the dollar store and create like a zillion stirrers for $2.

Just grab your glue gun and wire clippers.

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Snip the pointed end of the skewer off with the wire clippers. (Yes, they can be used for more than just wire. :)

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Because we don’t want anyone poking their eye out!

A Christmas Story.

Then simply hot glue a pom-pom or two to the top of the skewer.

Fun AND Festive!

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While this antique wash stand isn’t exactly a bar cart it works. It’s happy. Which is what a bar cart should be. I topped it with a small and large silver tray and added in a bit of faux snow.Decor To Adore~ Christmas Bar Cart 038

I love red roses and pine at Christmastime.

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While most of the drink selections were found at Central Market here in Texas, you can find many of these same drinks at Cost Plus World Market. Beverages were definitely selected for their seasonal flavors or colors.

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For a bit of extra holiday pizzaz place colored sugar (found in the Target $1 bins) in a small glass jar. Simply wet the rim of a glass and twist into the sugar.

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Then add in your favorite drink. In this case I kept the glass small for cordial (both for alcoholic and non alcoholic versions) as it is meant to be an aperitif.

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Remember what happened to Diana Barry when she gulped down a few glasses of alcoholic raspberry cordial? 

"Raspberry cordial!" Anne of Green Gables... Always wanted to try it...just a sip, of course!!!

You can also add a small bowl of fruit, nuts or mini candies to your bar cart. Just have fun!

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What your favorite Christmas drink?


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JoAnne said...

Cute cocktail stirrers, Laura. Thank you for thinking of those of us who aren't big drinkers. Social situations can sometimes be awkward when it comes to alcohol so I think this is a great way to make everyone feel comfortable!

Angela said...

LOL at the "Anne of Green Gables" reference!

Looks great.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun. I love this idea. We aren't big drinkers either, just a glass of wine if anything and that's it, so this is my kind of bar kart. Love you stirrers, great job.

Linda said...

This is all so cute!! I may duplicate some of the ideas, especially the pom stirrers - thanks for the ideas!
I actually do like to socially drink, but I'm not sure that I have a favorite. Our daughters love the (alcohol) "White Christmas" drinks (1 pint whipping cream whipped with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, stir in 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2, 1 cup vodka, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice - freeze in container for several hours). Scoop one or two shot glasses of this mixture into a glass and top with Cream Soda. It puffs up like snow.

Julie Corbisiero said...

You made it look so pretty and festive! I love those straws. Enjoy your little bar for children. Merry Christmas. Hugs, Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Karena Albert said...

Laura I think that teens would love this table of refreshments. I have so many nieces and nephew and of course the grandchildren. very fun!
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Julia said...

Me me han encantado TODAS tu propuesta, las escaleras un lujazo. Me ha encantado tu post, tienes cosas muy interesantes, felicidades por tu bloc. Te invito a visitar el mio, esta semana ponemos espíritu navideño en el exterior, espero que te guste. Ah! Si no eres seguidora deseo que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.Te espero en

Vel Criste said...

So pretty Laura!

Terri Steffes said...

LOL, I do remember that scene in Anne! How fun for you to include it in your post! Love the bar, great ideas, the stirrers are fabulous. I have done similar things, just using drinking straws!

Linda Meeks said...


Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Now this is my kind of bar and I love how you did it.

Diane Higdon said...

Great idea!! Love the extra added look to the stirs!!! Your little shadow box is so darn cute that is over your serving area. Makes me want to dig out some of the oldies and make a little area like that. Love the colored sugar as well. I think the whole area is just way too festive to even use...LOL...Very very cute.
Cheers and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Love the pompom stirrers! Cute and very Christmas-y!