1. Memorial Day Bar Cart

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    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

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    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 magenta chargers and gold rimmed plates at each seat {I found similar options to shop at the bottom of this post!}. For flowers, Pistils & Petals, a floral design company based in Miami, created this stunning arrangement after I sent photos of my initial designs and color story! The lush mix of roses, tulips, and pink hydrangea could not have matched more perfectly. A true celebration required Sterling Vineyards Brut at each setting, which I served in my Anthropologie champagne coupes. Tying back to the gold rims, I love this Marchesa by Lenox gold flatware; it is so elegant!

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    For food I covered all of the salty and sweet categories, starting with a egg quiche followed by a home-made carrot bundt cake which I drizzled in cream cheese frosting. I also interspersed little bowls of gourmet candy by Sugarfina throughout the table. At each place setting I placed a mini cake stand with a guava cupcake {how cute is that little heart sprinkle?!} from Misha’s cupcakes. I pulled a bar cart alongside the table with extra Riedel Cabernet glasses and white wine glasses as well as more drink options, like Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc {my personal favorite because it pairs perfectly well with all cheeses and has aromas of white peach!} as well as the Cabernet Sauvignon for guests to enjoy!

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    I just truly adore this pink and gold mix!! Happy Mother’s Day lovelies!

    Be sure to check out Sterling Vineyards Wine’s Mother’s Day Promotion here!

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    Thank you to Sterling Vineyards Wines for sponsoring this post.

    Photos by Katie Lopez Photography

  3. Rosé Bar Cart

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    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 a few Pampelonne rosé cans on a white cake stand and stacked snacks like white chocolate covered pretzels and hershey kisses in small footed bowls. For flowers I wanted bright and cheery, so I found the prettiest pink tulips and staggered them in Jonathan Adler vases. Lastly, for added decor I stacked a pile of girly books on my bottom level to match back in color.

    For my smaller cart, I placed an acrylic ice bucket with Rock Angel on ice {Rock Angel is the newest wine sister to Whispering Angel and a slightly higher price ticket – so yum and a new go-to!}. I pre-poured a few glasses for guests to swoop up, which I served in my Juliska Amalia wine glasses, so feminine and pretty. Cheers to #roséallday!

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