Hello, friends! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I have something a little different for you today. I’m excited to share some bar cart styling ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. For many of us here in America, St. Paddy’s Day is just an excuse to drink and wear green. A couple of years ago, I fell in love with an Irishman, so I decided that I want to do something a little special this year for the Irish holiday.
1. Tools of the trade. You’ll need some basic bartending tools, such as: a bottle opener, bar spoons, corkscrew (if you’re serving wine), cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, small cutting board, jigger, muddler, ice bucket, and an ice kit. I have a set of silicone square ice cube molds that make extra large ice cubes that are perfect for drinks like whiskey. The larger ice cubes take longer to melt, so your drink doesn’t get watered down. I’m obsessed with these giant ice cubes! The sphere ice cube molds are nice also, and I just ordered a set of skull ice cube molds for Andy. This Mixology Bartender Set on Amazon has most of what you would need.
2. A St. Patrick’s Day banner or garland is a must. I purchased this simple felt shamrock garland at Michaels.
3. Decorate the bar cart with St. Paddy’s Day whimsy. Add a few more touches like the small plaques, flags and miniature leprechaun I found at Michaels. I filled a small bucket with green suckers from Party City and another container with chocolate gold coins from Target.
4. Dress up your bar cart with a green wreath. I added an inexpensive tinsel shamrock to my year-round wreath on the patio. Soon it will have plastic Easter eggs all over it.