Hey party people!

New Years Eve is right around the corner, and whether you’re having an intimate celebration at home or hosting a party of 25, setting up a simple bar cart can allow you to focus on enjoying your guests instead of playing bartender.

Stock it with these essentials (plus some champagne for midnight), and your guests will have everything they need to keep their glasses full.

Bar cart photo via Polished Palette

Instead of spending a lot of money providing multiple mixed drinks, set out vodka with simple pairings such as cranberry juice or orange juice. Use straws as stirrers so guests have everything they need to make a simple mixed drink.

Don’t forget the cocktail napkins! These are not only handy for the accidental spill but also double as coasters. If you prefer more sturdy coasters, make your own (like the ones below).

See how I made these here

 Always have a bottle of white & red wine as well. Finish your bar cart off by setting out the glasses and a vase of bright flowers, and you’re ready to ring in the New Year stress-free.

For more New Years Eve party ideas, check out this post. 

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