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HC & G –

It’s officially party time! And that can only mean one thing: The bar needs to be stocked and ready to go at all times.

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SFC & GardenJohn Merkl Photography

Guests, carolers, friends dropping off treats, Santa… There’s no telling who could be stopping by, so we say it’s best to be prepared at all times! (You don’t want to be on the Naughty List, now do you?)

Williams – Sonoma

We always make sure to have all of our barware actually on the bar cart. You don’t want to be rifling through the junk drawer trying to find a corkscrew… And beautiful glasses like these are a must.

bar cart domino

We have this bar cart, and we love, love it! In fact, ours is set up similarly. Liquor on the bottom, glasses, tray and sparkling water on the top. It’s the perfect mixer and good for anyone who doesn’t drink. (Like the reindeer, who don’t drink and fly… Can you even imagine?)

bar cart lonny

If you’re looking to stock your bar cart this holiday season, take a peek at some of our favorite bar essentials from our pals at Chairish. It’s one of our go-to spots for picking up a few holiday hostess gifts and presents… And maybe even a little something for ourselves. Santa can’t be responsible for everything!

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1PicMonkey Collage

1PicMonkey Collage


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