Your Wet Bar, will be one of your most visited destinations (along with your hors derve table). I recently found a great outline of what you need to have available for a basic wet bar, and some party ideas.
- Epicurious is a fabulous website that I've used in the past for recipes, but they have a wonderful article here about how to throw a cocktail party.
- Martha Stewart (of course) has a 'how-to' Set Up and Stock a Bar. This is a step by step shopping list that might get used during my preparations.
- Recently a friend of mine pointed me towards Kegworks to obtain my much sought after Mint Julep glasses. They also sell a complete 'Bartending Kit Bar Tools'.
Additionally, nothing says you're a carrying host like setting out nice linens. Obviously taking the time to place fine linens on your table is always a risk (see accidents per Essentials Part 2), but they add a touch of personality. I found the below Jockey Silks table cloth that looks so fun!
Have tips for me on hosting my Derby Party?
Please let me know!