Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day Bar Cart

One Kings Lane bar cart | Apothacary jars | Anthropologie pink champagne flutes {similar style here} | Diptyque candle | Minted party decor ℅ (everything seen here part of the Unique Party package) | Sugarwish candy | Polka dot vase {similar style here} | Louis Vuitton book | Diane von Furstenberg book

Anytime I can sneak pink in throughout our house, I jump at the chance. With Valentin'es Day only a few days away, I wanted to spruce up our bar cart and get it ready for the romantic weekend.

I recently purchased these apothecary jars from Amazon, which made the perfect candy jars for the Treats section of the bar cart. When not holding candy, I love to use these for bathroom essentials, such as Q-tips, cotton ball, etc. They also are great for holding stemless fake flowers, and fake lemons to spruce up your kitchen or dining room.

An empty champagne bottle made the perfect balloon holder. I love any kitschy item I can find for the holidays. Like I've said before, I don't like to spend a lot on holiday flare if I don't have to. I purchased the balloon (and a few more not pictured), sparkly heart stir sticks, and the heart flower pots all from the Dollar Store last week.

Minted helped me complete my bar cart (and Valentine's tablescape from last week), with their party ready packages. The package included the table confetti, which I used as coasters, as well as the Treats & Sips notecards, heart stickers, and the pink and white striped paper straws.

No party is complete without a specialty cocktail! Below are the recipes of two of my favorite festive drinks for Valentine's Day.

Fizzy Valentine's Strawberry Cocktail
-Muddle fresh strawberries & basil in a glass
-Add one cup of sparkling water, like the S.Pellegrino above (add flavored sparkling water for an extra kick - I love adding kiwi strawberry, which you can find at your local CVS)
-Add one shot of vodka (you can also skip this part if you're hosting a lunchtime event, or one for the kids)
-Top with fresh basil

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail 
-Place a few pomegranate seeds in the base of the champagne flute (these can easily be purchased in the produce section of your local grocery store)
-Add four ounces of champagne (about 3/4 of the glass)
-Top with 1/2 teaspoon of store bought pomegranate juice
-Stir and enjoy

Wondering what to wear for Valentine's Day? Shop my favorite pieces below!

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