Having spent the weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary actually going Out Out, I’m feeling a little worse for wear. It makes you realise that Staying In has its benefits. No running for the last train home and trying to stay warm in your glad rags, which is an impossible task in itself when it’s freezing outside.
10 Of The Best Drinks Trolleys & Cabinets To Get Your Party Started
Of course, I’m not alone as the staying in trend has seen home bars escalate over the last few years. Having featured Sally’s back in June with a house tour of her eclectic, dark and glamorous home, I’ve been craving my own ever since.
If like us, you haven’t the space to create your own, there is a solution. Drinks trolleys and cabinets are all the rage and they’re a little more flexible than a permanent bar. And they’re decorative in their own right too.
With the party season just beginning, I’ve compiled my top ten. All of which, I would happily stay in for. Just think no more running for that last train home!
10 Of The Best Drinks Trolleys & Cabinets To Get Your Party Started
Portable drinks trolleys are brilliant for bringing the party to wherever you are in your home. Whether you prefer to have your own party with your favourite tipple close to hand whilst watching the box or have a designated party zone in your home, the drinks trolley is your friend. They’re even great for garden parties. All you’ll need are a few sheepskin throws and a fire pit to keep you toasty. There’s also no denying the beautiful designs available either. They’re decorative pieces in their own right too especially if you like to style them up!
Art Deco Lovers
Gatsby eat your heart out with this Art Deco number from Audenza. It’s a real stunner. You’ll be adding some Hollywood glamour to your parties. Add your decorative glassware and decanters and let the party begin!
Curvaceous and sexy, it has 3 shelves so there’s plenty of space for glassware and bottles. Made from glass and iron with castors for ease of movement and an antique gold effect in a slightly distressed finish. Price: £228.
Small Spaces Big On Style
Not to worry if you’re lacking on space as this more compact design available from Sweetpea & Willow oozes style and sophistication. It’s the ideal piece for when you’re next on hosting duty. This two-tiered piece supports two removable trays which are finished beautifully in gold and a glossy dark blue enamel. Price £350.
This Atkin and Thyme drinks trolley is a must for those of you that love a bit of organisation when it comes to hosting your drinks party. Compartmentalise your drinks, glassware and all the paraphernalia that goes with making those cocktails and you’ll have your guests in awe!
This Bistro Bar Trolley comes in whitewash mango wood with antique brass plated frame and features removable trays for easy serving and castors that enable you to move the trolley around with ease. Also available in grey stained mango wood with a grey frame. Price: £349.
Let’s Have Fun – Colour Lovers
Thinking outside of the box with this storage trolley as it’s the perfect way to display your drinks, especially if you’re looking to add a splash of colour and more modern lines/style to your homes. It’s available in three different colours. I love the contrasting natural wood and coated yellow steel. And just look at those cute wheels. A fun way to serve up your drinks for sure! Made from solid ash and steel its a sturdy practical piece too. Price: £384.40 (on sale at the time of writing).
If you love to mix up your styles and want to add an air of authentication when it comes to displaying your drinks, this vintage style drinks trolley is perfect. I like that it has light reflective mirrored shelves that add to the air of luxury and decadence. The decorative antiqued gold fretwork edging provides that little extra detail that eclectic lovers love. Price: £218.
If you prefer to hide your secret stash of special gin away from that relative or friend who has a taste for it, then the drinks cabinet is a must for you. It’s also more child/pet-friendly. Oh and there’s no dusting of bottles and glasses. You just need to designate an area where it will fit in.
The Italian Job
This mid-century Italian number from MY Furniture is sure to impress your guests with its walnut veneer with subtle diamond pattern perched on a set of brass legs.
Inside is a treat for the eyes too with brass glass hangers and adjustable glass shelves to allow you to display your favourite tipple in style. It’s a real grown-up affair for dispensing your drinks. Price: £599.99
The I’m not Moving From The Sofa – Mini Bar
Maybe you’re not so much the party animal but one that likes to enjoy a tipple in comfort on the sofa whilst watching the latest on the box. This handy mini bar is ideal for love bugs who like to stay in and cosy up.
Being such a compact design you could raise it up and have it on a sideboard in a dining area or maybe you’ve got a space in the kitchen. Either way, it’s a great compact design that also doubles as a side table. I do like a dual purpose versatile design when it comes to furniture pieces. Price: £299
You’ve Got It Covered – Family Gatherings
Entertaining when you’ve got a large family or group of friends is no problem with Loaf’s latest Bootleg drinks cabinet. Its hand-laid herringbone patterned front is easy on the eye and adds a timeless quality. Handmade from solid oak with a bandsawn finish it’s a quality piece that will stand the test of time too.
Inside you’ll find handy compartments that allow you to organise yourself in advance so that when it comes to the party you’ll have everything to hand. Which is just as well when entertaining larger gatherings. Price: £825
The Midas Touch
The ultimate statement in luxury this Pascali bar cabinet just oozes decadence with its brass clad doors, natural mango wood and antique brass frame. There’s plenty of space inside for storing and serving cocktails and wine and guests are sure to be wowed by its eye-catching Art Deco look. £549.
Like the look of the drinks trolley but have a fixed area in mind? This last drinks stand may be for you. Make a statement and start a conversation with this sculptural Luxe Marble and Glass sculptural Drinks Stand from Oliva Bonas. It’s an opulent choice combining the openness of the drinks trolley without the wheels. Allowing you to create the look of a permanent bar without having to go the whole hog.
Using the vertical and of a more compact design, you could see it as a space-saving solution to your showing off your drinks collection.
Made from a solid iron frame that’s finished in warm gold foiling. Featuring two glass shelves, this stand has space to hold three wine bottles, with two hanging racks that hold up to eight wine glasses. It’s finished with a solid marble shelf to prepare your guests drinks. Price: £395
So what do we think? Are we tempted to become part of the staying in partygoers club with your own mini bar or do you prefer to brave it on the last train home? Me right now, I’m all for staying in!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!