by Style and Focus Lifestyle PR
No doubt you love to go out and party but you don't need to hit every hot spot to celebrate (which can be quite expensive). All you need are a few essentials to keep your home party-ready.
These are just things that a girl has to have. From everyday glasses to special occasion champagne flutes. College is over, so no more disposable plastic cups. Shown: PB Classic Margarita Glasses (set of 6) $22.00 Pottery Barn
2. Serving Trays or Appetizer Plates
These little gems will make your dishes or cocktails standout and look amazing. Select a tray that fits your style be it classic or funky or pastel or bold and colorful. Shown: Zebra Tray $29.95 Pier 1 Imports
3. Impromptu culinary supplies
Make sure your pantry is party-ready by keeping a few items in stock, a few to include are: gourmet crackers, salsa, deli meat, baguettes, olive oil, capers, pasta, cheeses, Marinated artichokes, cookies/biscotti, pound cake (keep in the freezer), ice cream, whipped cream and smoked or spiced nuts.
4. Ice Bucket
It's a sleek and easy way for guests to refill ice for their drinks or to chill a bottle of champagne. Shown: Williams Ice Bucket $64.00 exclusively at Willams-Sonoma
Can't have a party without music, make sure it's easy to find and use (giving guests the chance to play DJ).
6. A Home Bar
No need for an elaborate set up just keep: a few bottles of everyday wine (red and white), one or two bottles of special occasion wine ($25 and up), one or two bottles of sparkling wine or champagne and a few bottles of your favorite liquor. You'll have all you will need for a small get together.