Leave a pretty cutting board out
as a worry-free, waterproof spot
tomixdrinks. Marble or wooden
ones both lookgood.
A mini loaf baking dish stores all
those fun little extras that turn a
drink into an occasion. You can use
any tray with multiple slots.
Stow cocktail mixers and
nonperishable snacks in
containers handsome enough for
the living room. You’ll make fewer
trips to the kitchen and have more
time withyourguests. ®
Remove the barriers to
i mpromptu entertai n i ns—W hat
w ill I serve? W here are the
cocktail napkins?— and you’ll be
more likely to do it. Make your all-
purpose party plan, then father
your gear and keep it ready to use.
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