Liveblogging Day 22: Bar Cart Party Prep

The January Cure

All the hard work is behind us! Tonight, we get ready for our celebrations this weekend. And since I'm having a cocktail party, it meant gathering supplies for my bar. Here's how I set it up:

After gathering some inspiration from Apartment Therapy & The Kitchn, I decided to work almost exclusively with what I already had on hand.

This tea cart, though not the vintage brass and glass beauty of my dreams, serves its purpose well with drop leaves for more surface area and shelves for extra supplies. A vintage tray borrowed from my coffee table corrals the array of simple syrups from my kitchen. An ice bucket that normally holds tea bags serves its intended purpose. A gifted bottle of cranberry liqueur is at the ready for mixing. Paper straws and cheeky stirrers stashed in a vase and a jam jar add some fun. My mid-century bar glasses, found at a thrift shop a few weeks ago, await their shining moment.

With the clear liquor chilling in the freezer, the only thing I needed to buy was ice, seltzer, tonic, ginger ale, and citrus. The cocktail portion of my cocktail party only cost me $10 in supplies. Saving money is another thing worth celebrating!

Are you prepped for your party?

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(Images: Tara Bellucci)