9 cute bar cart accessories that'll reinvent your dusty stash of bottles

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Colorful glasses, cocktail shaker, and wooden mug tree on brown background
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If you’re gonna throw a party, you’ll need some great bar cart accessories to set the scene. Despite disappearing off the face of the earth for about 40 years, bar carts have made a real comeback — and since they're sticking around, you might as well make them look cute. With just a few well-arranged items, you’ll have everything you need to create a stand-out cocktail or coffee station on wheels.

Whether you’re looking to curate a retro martini bar vibe, a classy wine and cheese display, or a cozy station for making coffee and hot cocoa, I’ve got you covered with this selection of on-theme aesthetic additions. From mosaic cheese platters to wooden mug trees, these finishing touches will truly help you finesse your retro bar cart set-up.

The best accessories for a retro bar cart

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What kind of bar cart accessories should I have?

This all depends on what you use your bar cart for. If it's a traditional set-up with spirits and liquor, add helpful items like a shaker and a bar tool set. If it's for hot drinks, coffee mugs, syrups, and storage containers are all useful additions. Get creative and adjust it to your needs!

How do you make a pretty bar cart?

There are a few ways to make a bar cart look prettier. First and foremost, keep the items sitting on it clean and dust-free. Then add accessories that serve a functional purpose and still look stylish. For example, swap out classic clear wine glasses for gold-rimmed sets or replace plain plastic trays for patterned or stone versions. Lastly, add a focal point. Something like a small plant, a candle, or crystals can make your bar cart pop.

Don't let that corner of yours accumulate another speck of dust. These cute accessories for your bar cart are sure to make your collection shine. 

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