Entertaining is in my blood. I love hosting dinner parties, football parties and especially out of town guests. Lucky for me that The Boy is an insane cook and also makes a mean cocktail. It makes entertaining so much easier now having such a great partner!
We will be moving into our dream home in just a few short weeks, and I have been scouring the internet for what I think is essential for any hostess...a bar cart.
The bar cart dates back to the 1940's when prohibition was over and entertaining at home was a large part of every weekend. Hostesses would stock said carts with an array of spirits, carting it throughout the house making cocktails easily accessible while still carrying on that conversation with guests.
Fast forward a decade or two and the bar cart slowly disappeared due to the popularity of the built-in home wet bar in the 1970's which continued well through the present day, especially pre-recession where bigger was better when it came to square footage. However, as we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off after what I would say was a long strange trip of change and evolution in the building and design industry, the iconic bar cart has made it's way back into our homes once again.
I could speculate why we are seeing more and more of the cart all day, but I will say that I am seeing homes being built a little smaller with multi-purpose rooms throughout a home. Maybe this is why things such as the bar cart are becoming popular again, but whatever the cause...I'm happy to have it back and hopefully soon tucked away in our new dining room.