Creating A Fun Drinks Trolley

A drinks trolley is always a fun item fun to have around the house.

I love the look and the style of them and I also think they will be the coolest thing to have - decor wise - for summer this year. They are a versatile piece of furniture that doesn’t have to be used for its original purpose. They are a piece that you can style to any theme, in any room in the house. I have seen them used as bedside tables, bookstands, covered in candles and vases full of blooms and of course, used as a seriously stylish drinks trays.

What I also love about them is that they are so portable. It can be moved around depending on where you are entertaining and acts like such a generous ‘help yourself’ way of serving drinks to your guests. Even using them for serving finger food is perfect  - food on tops, plates, serviettes, etc.. on the bottom. Your trolley theme can depend on your function, I’ve pulled together a little list that will bring your cart to the party.

Different themes for your drinks trolley…

Sparkling Bar

  • Ice bucket with a combination of both Prosecco and Champagne
  • A selection of champagne glasses in all different shapes and sizes, some vintage some new
  • A lovely bowl of strawberries and other fruits that go down well with a frosty glass of bubbly
  • A small bowl of sugar cubes & bitters so you can whip up a quick champagne cocktail

Gin Bar

  • Boutique brands are popping up everywhere at the moment, so grab a gorgeous bottle
  • A big bucket of ice
  • Fresh lemons and limes
  • Hendricks Gin needs basil and baby cucumbers
  • Fresh Rosemary and Mint to garnish
  • A collection of tall glasses
  • A variety of tonic water - I love Fevertree

Scotch Bar

  • A big bucket of ice
  • A variety of different bottles of Scotch and Whiskey
  • Distilled water
  • Crystal glasses
  • Measuring cup
  • Swizzle sticks
  • Decanter
  • Coasters

Vodka Martini Bar

  • Olives
  • Lime twist
  • Lemon twist
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glasses
  • White Vermouth


Best you get to organising yours, Cheers!




Photos:  Lisa Atkinson, Copyright © Chyka Keebaugh.