1. Memorial Day Bar Cart

    Gold Bar Cart Display for Spring with summer drink dispenser and decorative objects on FashionableHostess.com

    Continuing with my Memorial Day weekend prep, I wanted to share a fun bar cart display that I prepared for my girlfriends last week that would make for the perfect Memorial Day Bar Cart!! Nothing todo with the whole “Memorial Day” theme but rather the “let’s hang at the pool and drink delicious cocktails” theme {in case you were confused!}. So bright and fun for guests, and seriously so simple to assemble, this bar cart is a “do” even if you are headed out of town and need to assemble your spread on a side table! All you need is a drink pitcher, acrylic glassware, this cocktail, fruit for decor, and sour gummy candy!

    To create my display I started by filling my Frontgate drink dispenser with a Sparkling Lemonade Cocktail. Because this is meant to be served poolside, I highly recommend all plastic and acrylic glassware. I scored these plastic champagne flutes in-store at Target {similar online here and have more suggestions below}. The real treat though {and what makes your drinks pop!} is a sour watermelon candy that I placed on the rim of each glass.

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    The bottom level of my cart is more for display… I stacked pink lemonades by RIEME and San Pellegrino alongside acrylic glasses {similar} and fruit. Several of you have asked where I buy these pretty Pink Lemonades and my answer is TJ Maxx or Homegoods. If you want to shop online, Amazon or World Market have some good options with pretty bottles and tasty flavors.

    In the summertime I am all about creating large fruit displays on my bar carts, buffets, and dessert table, because they instantly bring tons of color and heights to your display on a great budget! Again, this is great trip for you travelers because you can just pick these up on your grocery run! A large watermelon, pineapple, or even a bowl of lemons do just the trick. Then the last item, which is always necessary for a holiday weekend is something sweet. I took plain vanilla cupcakes and topped with more sour watermelons to tie the whole look together! Cheers to a fun day poolside!

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  2. Host Mother’s Day Brunch

    Mothers Day Tablescape ideas by Fashionable Hostess

    For this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, I partnered with Sterling Vineyards Wines to host a brunch party that was perfectly elegant, feminine, and packed with endless delicious treats. I must say I am so in love with the end result I can hardly contain my excitement! I decided to create this dreamy setup right on my patio because I had just hung my new Darlana Light Fuxture {via Circa Lighting} and the table has a beautiful view overlooking the pool! To create my tablescape I chose a tablecloth from Mode Living and a speckled gold table runner from Minted as my base, then I layered…

  3. Rosé Bar Cart

    Rose Bar Cart Display by Fashionable Hostess

    Now that I am living in Miami I find it completely acceptable to enjoy rosé year round… don’t you agree? So for today’s post I wanted to share a cute rosé drink station I created for my first group of visitors to come through our new home! So girly and pretty, I am definitely planning to re-use the concept at an upcoming bridal shower I am planning for a client! To create the look I actually needed two carts. For the taller cart I started by decorating the front with branches of eucalyptus {which both smell good and look so romantic}. Behind, I placed…

  4. Grapefruit & Strawberry Martinis for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine's Day Bar Cart Inspiration with specialty cocktails by Fashionable Hostess

    I love decorating for Valentine’s Day {obviously, I mean it’s been going on for weeks on the blog} but as much as I like all the hearts and frills I also love something a bit more sophisticated and elegant. So today I wanted to share a simple bar cart display for Valentine’s that includes the most delicious Valentine’s {or Galentine’s Day} martini recipe. Of course the key to making it special is choosing delicate martini glasses {these are the Lenox Tuscany Classic}, adding pretty garnish, and displaying alongside lush flowers! Read on for this martini recipe that I found on AHealthyLifeforMe.com. Love Potion #9 Cocktail {ie….

  5. Valentine’s Day Bar Cart

    Style your Valentine's Day Bar Cart by FashionableHostess.com

    I absolutely love Valentine’s Day and it’s not for the usual reason that most married women do, which is a day of gifts and romantic dinners. Actually to be honest, my husband doesn’t really care for the Holiday and we usually opt to go out a few days later when we can actually get into the restaurants we like! But the real reason I love the Holiday is the excuse to use everything pink. Pink flowers, cocktails, candy… and it’s more than acceptable, it’s encouraged!! So styling the photo shoots you will see over the next two weeks {as well as…

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