When the weather warms， it’s time to roll the party outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together with friends or throwing a huge backyard bash， the caster-rolling bar cart is an entertaining essential for serving up food and drinks in a breeze. It’s perfectly scaled for small sunrooms， patios and porches， but it’s also great for parking near poolside for a quick refreshment after laps.unique gifts for men
Our bar cart checklist makes it easy to outfit your cartaccent pillow case baby canvas housewarming gift， but there are a few more items you might want to add to your list for entertaining al fresco.
Find a variety of sizes of trays to fit in your bar cart， so you can easily lift and serve. And don’t forget a serving caddy for holding utensils， napkins and condiments.
Put away the paper plates and unsightly plastic cups. Dine in style with fun， festive melamine plates and acrylic glassware. You can easily stack them on the bottom shelf， so you’re always prepared.
Set out a beverage jar and make it easy for guests to serve themselves， whether it’s filled with your ready-made signature alcoholic drink or kid-friendly lemonade.
Make sure you have extra ice on hand (the editors at Real Simple magazine recommend one 10-pound bag for every four guests) and lots of garnishes to dress up those drinks. You may want to include： berries， lemons， limes， cucumbers， mint， olives and celery stalks. And don’t forget the paper umbrellas!
You may want to switch up your liquor and mixers for summer cocktails. Our favorites include：
White rum for daiquiris and mojitos
Gin for martinis， gin and tonics and Tom Collinses
Vodka for screwdrivers and bloody Marys
Tequila for margaritas and sunrises
When the sun gets low， add a little glow to your bar cart with candlelight. Our Seagrass Hurricanes fit any occasion.
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Aren’t pinwheels so much fun? ?I couldn’t stop making these because they were so cute and I wanted to keep playing with them. ?This tutorial will show you how to make the patterned pinwheels you see on our tablescape. ?We used them as a table number and also as place cards but they can be used to line your aisle, as guest favors, or just to add an element of playfulness to any wedding or party!
This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.
I recently asked my 3 year old what color she would like us to paint her room. Her response, “Colorful.” On the one hand, trying to explain that “colorful” was not an actual color was an exercise in futility; but on the other hand, we were fortunate she did not respond with a request for hot pink or neon yellow.? Ultimately, we painted her room in the latest Benjamin Moore beige and decorated with colorful drapes, pictures, and other accessories.