Creative Event Furniture

Whiskey barrel decorWhiskey barrels used as tables, bars and buffet servers add a charming touch to laid-back affairs. Kellie Bryson of Nashville-based Main Event Productions ( buys whiskey barrels from a local lawn and garden supply store and uses an old door or oak plank as a topper. She adds a second tier using garden buckets and a smaller piece of wood. Brandy Cabral of Benicia, Calif.-based Bliss Event Productions ( uses half-sized whiskey barrels filled with straw and topped with glass as side tables. In addition to local garden and lawn supply stores, whiskey barrels can be purchased online at websites like or