Halloween Bar Cart


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Halloween’s always been one of my favorite holidays. I love everything about it– from the DIY costumes (linking my favorites here, here, and here!) to the excessive candy eating and spooky decorations. Everyone knows Halloween parties are the most fun, too, especially when you’ve got all the right boo-ze. Sorry, couldn’t resist. So, I wanted to share some fun Halloween bar cart ideas with y’all in today’s post, one of which is a cute and crazy simple DIY pumpkin ice bucket that I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2. Keep reading for the full tutorial!

Halloween Bar Cart Ideas

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No matter which holiday I’m decorating for, I always like to stick to a color theme. I chose gold, black, and orange for this year’s Halloween bar cart. Unfortunately, I don’t have many cute orange items laying around the house (and I’m on a budget), so I added some ultra-affordable candy corn, mellow creme pumpkins, and orange napkins for pops of color. I also lucked out and found Ruffino Prosecco at the grocery store. Not only was it on sale, but its labels are also black and orange!

Here’s a full list of everything I included on my Halloween bar cart–

  • DIY Pumpkin Ice Bucket– I made this DIY pumpkin ice bucket with a white foam pumpkin, my Cricut Explore Air 2, and permanent gold vinyl. Learn how to make your own here!
  • Vintage Gold Shadowbox– Shadowboxes are amazing for holiday decorating! I filled this one with a neutral pumpkin filler I found at Hobby Lobby. It’s no longer available, but I found a similar all-white pumpkin filler on Amazon. 
  • Old Black Books– I took the covers off a few of my favorite Agatha Christie books, and low and behold, they’re black! The silver print is perfect, too. 
  • Candy Corn– Not only is candy corn delicious, but it’s also cheap. So, I filled a divided serving tray with candy corn and mellow cream pumpkins!
  • Orange Napkins– I found these fun orange “boo!” napkins for $1 at Target! If you’re looking for fabric napkins, I love these orange gingham napkins. I use them in a bunch of fall tablescapes (my favorite is this pink and orange Halloween tablescape)!
  • Ruffino Prosecco– I’ve never noticed before, but Ruffino Prosecco is pretty perfect for Halloween. The bottles are black and the labels are orange! 
  • Halloween Flower Arrangement– This Halloween flower arrangement is one of my favorites! It’s just so spooky looking and unique— but also somehow pretty. I used fresh-cut pumpkin tree branches, seeded eucalyptus, green foliage, and purple Stoebe plumosa foliage. Pumpkin branches can be tough to find, though, so dry willow branches are a great alternative!

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I also threw together a fun Halloween floral arrangement using fresh-cut pumpkin tree branches (which I actually found at Gerbes!), seeded eucalyptus, green foliage, and purple preserved stoebe plumosa foliage.

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Old books are also one of my favorite ways to decorate fall bar carts because, I mean, they’re already lying around your house. I took the sleeves off a few of my old Agatha Christie mysteries, and I love the way their black covers complement the rest of the bar cart. For an extra spooky touch, you can spread fake cobwebs over them, too. 

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And the final touch? A golden glass shadow box filled with tiny white pumpkins and succulents, which I found at Hobby Lobby. The exact glass shadow box was a gift from a PR firm, but you can find a similar one here.

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And, of course, if you’ve got black Hunter boots or cozy checkered pillows, it never hurts to throw those in the mix either.

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So, what do y’all think? And what are your plans for Halloween? Kyle’s and my tradition is to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters while drinking margaritas and watching scary movies. It’s low-key, but I look forward to it every year. Let me know if you’ve got any movie recommendations!

Photography by Catherine Rhodes.

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