Archive of ‘Entertaining’ category

year SES & Jen inspoTo wrap up 2013 we want to thank you all for your support – its been a crazy six months but we’ve loved every minute of it! We have big plans for 2014 that we look forward to sharing with you. But for now we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year – make it fabulous!

in blog summerWe kick of the Summer of Ses & Jen on New Years day – and will be sharing lots of summer entertaining ides, DIY’s, picks from the boxing day sales and lots more summer goodness.

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opw3Time for our weekly mash-up of beautiful inspiration that’s getting us through the last long days leading up to SUMMER HOLIDAYS!! We’re looking forward to lots of outdoor entertaining with colourful floral table decorations, sandy feet, outdoor baths, bike rides, paddle boarding and bringing out our beautiful Bonnie & Neil Tableware.

We’d love to know what’s inspiring you and what you’re looking forward to…

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The Bar Cart

Today we introduce you to the bar cart.
Bar carts are a very American concept, but we think they are perfect for summer entertaining – they are like a travelling party! Traditionally bar carts are trolleys with a tray; wheels for easy transportation and racks to keep the bottles in place. These are a little difficult to source in New Zealand but there’s nothing wrong with improvising. A trolley, or even a tray on top of a set of drawers will make a great bar ready for your festive parties or the impromptu drink with friends.

Bar cart essentials are assorted glasses, drinks (including sparkling mixers), cocktail napkins, an ice bucket, lemons, a bottle opener, and straws. You can style it any way you want; pick a colour, or a theme and then mix and match with fun straws, and cute cocktail napkins and pretty glasses

Once you’re all set its time to party!!

Here are some gorgeous bar carts for inspiration.

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For more tips for setting up a stylish bar check out these ideas from superstar stylist Kelly Wearstler for Elle Decor here

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