Entertaining Homebody

Silly Season Drinks planning

November 23, 2016

Drinks are arguably the most important part of entertaining at home – apart from the fabulous company of course! It’s easy enough to grab some beer and wine and throw it in an esky, but let’s step it up a little this season shall we?

Go from average to amazing with some easy tips for getting your bar situation set for a sizzling soiree.

Get things ship shape

A good bar is always clean and de-cluttered. Take the time to get things organised now so you are ready to catch up with your friends when they arrive.

  • Clean out your bar fridge
  • Fill up ice-cube trays and buy a bag of ice and store in the freezer.
  • Set up the fridge with wine bottle holders, can holders and beer holders.
  • Do a stocktake on your glassware and bar accessories: White wine, red wine, champagne glasses + lowball tumblers and stemmed cocktail glasses.
  • A good bottle opener that works
  • A bottle cooler for the table and or an attractive ice bucket
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A decanter
  • Champagne cork.


Re-stock the drinks cupboard

Order wine and champagne in bulk online. Not only is it cheaper, all the heavy lifting is done for you without the need to find a trolley and a carpark. Dan Murphys deliver all over Australia. Jump online, join the loyalty program and you get unbeatable discount offers and suggestions based on your tastes. Don’t forget the spirits too. Vodka, gin and a whisky should be a good start.

This way you will always be ready for last minute drop-ins and spontaneous get-togethers.

Add a bit of theatre

Invest in a cool little bar cart that you can wheel outside or over to your lounge area for a cute little party trick.

Purchase fun things like swizzle sticks, drink umbrellas and fun shaped ice-cubes to get the party vibe in full swing.

Ensure you have a great wine bucket too.

Drinks trolley

Rose Gold Bar Cart from Lark Store

Get your cocktail style swingin’

Research and practice 2-3 speciality drinks that are a little different from the ordinary glass of white wine. Try a simple jug of sangria, a Pimms cocktail or a Bellini.

So once you’ve cleaned, restocked and added some sparkle you will be ready to party! Your drinks prowess will delight your guests and lubricate even the most awkward of social situations. Getting your drinks plan on point this silly season will ensure your party is a roaring success.

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