4th of July Beverage and Dessert Cart

To keep the inspiration going, I thought I would share the beverage and dessert cart I styled earlier this week.


I decided to keep things simple. Flank the cart with my ferns. Hang simple flags from the cart to be festive and add my blue and white elephants to the bottom. No one reaches for anything below, so fill the space with simple items to add just a touch of decor.


I used my Tamera Childs gilded cake plate to hold the cupcakes…notice they are melting in the heat! Ha! Don’t bring dessert out until it’s time to serve! I thought the gold was a nice touch to coordinate with the gold in the abstract art.

I used the silver mint juleps and the small blue willow plates. Make it easy for guests to serve themselves!

It’s not the 4th without a ton of flags! I used one of the mint juleps to corral flags. Folks can even use them as drink stirrers if needed!


Let freedom ring! This little monogrammed bell was a gift from the ball from making my debut. I’ve had it for years and never used it for anything. I thought it added to the patriotic theme and could be useful to let a crowd know that dinner is served or it’s time for a toast!


Don’t you love how the red gladiolas pop against the blue abstract? I painted it myself and thought it would make a fun backdrop for this setting.

Here’s how you can get the look!

4th of July Beverage and Dessert Cart

Straws in Stars: Go to Walmart and pick these up, they’re perfect!

Mint Julep Cup: can’t beat the classic!

Gold Rimmed Square Cake Plate: I love how a round cake would look on a square plate.

Round Gold Rimmed Cake Plate: This is a great price point! You’ll use it for more than just cake!

American Flag Napkins: No 4th celebration is complete without these!

Red Garden Stool: These can be used year round for so many holidays: 4th, Valentines, Christmas, and more.

White Elephant Stool: These would be precious as a side table in a nursery, too.

Blue and White Garden Stool: You know I had to throw in some chinoiserie. If you’ve been on the hunt for such a garden stool, this price is unbelievable!

White Bar Cart: I love the sides of this!

Simple Bar Cart: The extra shelf can come in handy! Great price point!

Bamboo Bar Cart: This bamboo makes my heart sing!




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