This post was sponsored on behalf of Sequoia Grove via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
This summer I’ve embraced flamingos and pineapples. You can see more flamingo love here and here. Last night I went pinning crazy with fall things though. A creative mind can be focused in one lane and at the same time all over the place. I have a few tabs open at all times, but I try to keep a few closed or partially closed until one project is complete.
Today I’m sharing a simple summer wine bar cart that you, my friend, can recreate in just minutes. Go grab all your pink, green and summer themed party decor (think flamingos, pineapples and fun outdoor lights) and head back here to get inspired to whip up a bar cart for your next wine gathering.
While I don’t consider myself a girly girl decorating with pink and green is always a good choice; it’s cheerful and boosts a hint of the warm season with ease. Paper lanterns are an item I take stock in. They can be reused and are the perfect filler for the bottom of bar carts. Paired with greenery and of course wine and wine glasses the bottom of a bar cart can be filled with little effort all while pleasing the eye.
These flamingo lights I picked up at a local party store and I can’t wait to use them again. They’re super cool, right? Hanging a strand of lights on a bar cart is a unique and fun idea and I’m shocked I haven’t considered it prior! If this bar cart doesn’t say let’s flamingle I don’t know what does.
Let’s take a necessary pause to chat wine. If you prefer hosting small or intimate gatherings like I do I suggest a bottle of Chardonnay and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Sequoia Grove is a hidden gem amongst the giants. Their tasting room is nestled into one of the last remaining groves of the majestic Sequoia sempervirens in Napa Valley. I’m game for a trip to check this out, you joining me?
We prefer to have a couple over for dinner from time to time and this simple bar cart would be an ideal set up for our dinner guests! If you’re not keen on hosting a dinner party load up the appetizers or make a cheese bread that you’re guests will want several slices of- recipe details below.
I’ve made cheese bread before and it’s always a good decision. Give me all the gluten.
To make this delicious cheese pepperoni bread to pair with your wine, you’ll need 1 pack of pepperoni, 1 small block of cheese and 1 loaf of uncooked bread. Olive oil and herbs are optional as a topping for a little extra pizzaz.
Slice the cubed cheese and bread. Make sure not to cut the bread all the way through. Place a slice of cheese and 2-3 pepperonis in each bread cut. Bake at 350 for 10-20 minutes or until golden brown. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and herb mixture or serve as is.
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