A spooky chic bar cart for Halloween entertaining and happy hour complete with floating candles, vintage glassware and spirits.
Bar Cart Recipe
I always like to give a bar cart “recipe” to help you style your own at home! Here is the breakdown for this Halloween bar cart. It has lots of little elements that on their own not too spooky, but come together for a spooky season bar cart. The keys here is layers, vintage touches, and creepy art work along with a color scheme the pulls together the eclectic collection. In this case: black, green and silver. I tend to stay clear of overtly kitschy Halloween elements and opt for a more collected and vintage vibe that leans more haunted manor vs. the Haunted Mansion. Plus I used many of these items through out the year since they don’t scream Halloween. I have links to shop some of the styling elements I used here!
- The bar cart- the exact cart that I have is no longer available, but im loving this similar one in gold
- Books-Add height and layers with books. Having everything at the same height is not interesting visually.
- Trays- vintage trays add a spooky touch while corralling items neatly
- Your Favorite spirits– I used spirit bottles with black and green labels to fit the color scheme
- Glassware- spooky glassware like these skeleton Old Fashioned glasses from Pottery Barn or vintage pieces with character or color are a great one. I also found these black beakers from Michael’s that I used for a mixing glass.
- Vintage barware– I am using crystal coupes, colored goblets, metal coupes, and decanters that I collect through the year when vintage shopping or looking on Ebay or Etsy. Metal champagne buckets are great for keeping your drinks chilled and classic.
- A living moment- Although we are going for more living dead than alive here, I always like to style a bar cart with a “living” element. This can be a fresh bouquet, house plant like the string of bananas succulent here or dried/artificial flowers. It brings lots of texture and color into the mix.
- Candles– Fall is all about maximize coziness and nothing adds a more cozy vibe than candles. real or led pillar candles will add a bit of magic when the sun goes down.
- Floating candles also add a bit of whimsy. They take a bit of DIY but I think so worth it for the magic they add to a room. Read more below on how I made these floating candles!
- Art Work-I added witchy and Halloween artwork to vintage frames for the season. I used this frame from Target that looks antique and added some artwork from Etsy.
Vintage Glassware & Barware
Decanters and glassware with crystal cute details etching add an eerie vibe or in jewel toned colors like these green goblets or these gorgeous Estelle Colored Glass green wine glasses
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