I feel like this year is FLYING by! To the point where the holidays are literally right around the corner. Speaking of right around the corner, Halloween 2019 is this Thursday and most festivities happened the weekend before. One thing I like to keep up through each of these fun holidays is a bar cart. What else did you think I was going to say?
Last year I had the pleasure to do a live segment (maybe a vision of my future Oprah/Martha Stewart tv show life) on Houston Life with a Boozy bar cart. It was your typical spooky cart with black, purple, and orange colors, cobwebs, and candy. I featured two spooky cocktails that were fun and simple to make but looking back felt a bit juvenile. Now I don't know if cocktails can be considered juvenile but this felt like something at a "transitioning to adulthood" person might set up. Okay, I'm rambling but I think you get the point.
This year I wanted to do something completely different. Different as in colors and display hence the BOOzy Bar Cart 2.0 dare we say.
I absolutely LOVED the color palette with the chrome lavender, burgandy and marble black. This circular bar cart happens to be one of my faves and is definitely a focal piece. I purchased mine at Homegoods a couple of seasons ago (how boujie does that sound?) so I'm not sure what they have in stock. Here, here and here are great alternatives I would recommend and if you couldn't catch the sarcasm, I am not worried about "seasons".
Adding the qualatex balloons with my (always in my trunk) balloon air pump made whipping this garland up quick and easy. Be sure to stick around to the end of the post to see the video.
*Side note: If you are wanting a tutorial on how to make a balloon garland, be sure to visit the LIVE video I did on Facebook...and while you are there, I'd absolutely LOVE if you'd like my page.
To keep it strictly fall, leave the faux cobwebs off the balloons but since we decided to go Halloween, I weaved it in to give it more of a gauzy look.
So to make a BOOzy cart...boozy I wanted to add one of my staple sweet treats, Twirl Cotton Candy. I decided to take it up a notch because why not? I created a champagne tower with these affordable coupe glasses from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Now again, I bought these a "few seasons ago" so I'm unsure if the same exact ones are in store but here and here are two alternatives that would work just as great!
I made sure not to make my tower too tall and just had 4 base, 2 middle and a topper glass all filled with grape & strawberry champagne mix cotton candy....umm YES. The pour over was the Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé and it blended perfectly.
If you haven't noticed by now, I don't do simple and if having a cotton candy cocktail was not enough, I wanted to incorporate some flowers from Amanda Bee's Floral Designs. Adding edible flowers like pansies take things up a notch...flowers in general or any type of living/greenery ALWAYS takes it up a notch.
Now if you aren't going to do a floral cotton candy cocktail, then what would be your drink of choice on the cart? Check out the fun video I created below!
Hope you enjoyed this fun, fall design and to gather more inspiration, be sure you stick around. You can also connect with me on Pinterest and save the image below for later.