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There has always been something exciting, magical, and swanky about a rolling bar cart. I imagine Hollywood movie stars in glittery gowns weaving in and out of crowds until they meet their final destination, the glorious bar cart. There, they pour themselves a Manhattan or bourbon on the rocks and engage in small talk and laughter. Ahhh, the bar cart, the iconic movable piece of furniture that in some strange way elevates a party, don’t you think?
To understand why you’d have to look at its history. Below is an infographic from Peachfully Chic, explaining when and how it became a thing.
As you can see, it gained traction in the 1950s when the "cocktail hour" was invented but was made popular when featured in movies starring Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. And hey, if it was good enough for Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra, then it’s good enough for me! For our millennial readers, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra were two of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars in the 40s and 50s.
Benefits of Bar Carts
Now, before you dismiss the bar cart as a thing from the past, let me remind you that every cool era has its even cooler icons, and the bar cart is one of them. This unofficial retro icon is just the swag you need to become today’s Hollywood hit, no matter where you live! Our designers at mDesign wanted to take the once-popular rolling bar cart and give it new life, and so, the mDesign rolling carts was born. Same concept, different look. Why? Because beverage carts not only free up valuable real estate on your counter or island, they provide your guests with a convenient place to help themselves to drinks.
Filling Your Bar Cart
To give you some inspiration, I thought I would share with you a list of favorite holiday bar cart must-haves. Just look at all of these great elements from mDesign! Use them all, or just a few pieces, and put them together as you like to create your very own personal beverage/snack cart.
This tiered rolling cart has four caster wheels that make it easy to move from room to room. It features ample surface space for all your drink trimmings. Each shelf has plenty of space to display the essential entertaining goodies. Add simple elegance by including our chrome ice bucket and individual wine chiller. They are not only functional but add glam to your cart.
These carts are for more than just beverages, try adding neat treats like fresh cheese and crackers, or sweet treats and coffee. And don't forget this cool martini mixer! The ideas are nearly endless when it comes to mDesign and entertaining.
Trust me, if you add this cool, updated, retro item to your party, I promise that your friends and family will be bragging about it for months. And don’t be surprised to see these same carts at their houses. Like the saying goes, ‘imitation is the highest form of flattery’… or something like that.
Check out our full holiday blog series for more inspiration.
Joyce Colovas is a content writer at mDesign
and an avid lover of all things fun and fabulous!
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Nov 18, 2019
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