How to throw a party at home

It is the season to rejoice, even if that means that we have to reign in the celebrations to a tiered level.

alcoholic drinks

What does a glamorous host need – a drinks trolley of course!

Drinks trolleys have become increasingly popular during the past couple of years, and everyone is jumping on this stylish piece of interior heaven.

Even if you are not intending to host a party, or you don’t stock an array of stylish cocktail glasses, you can still add one to enhance the decor in any room.

Instead of adding a mixture of drinks and glasses, why not add some flowers and candles. Or a decorative Christmas scene.




Marks & Spencer – Santoro Bar Unit £ 199.00

And if a drinks trolley is pushing it a little far…

Another fabulous option would be a mirror based tray. Investing in a simple piece would make any array of drinks stand out.

After the festive season is over you can utilise it by showcasing a vase of flowers, some jewellry, or perfume. I would even look beautiful with an array of candles positioned inside.




 M&S Decor Mirrored round tray £ 39.00

H&M – Round metal tray £ 24.99

Oliver Bonus – Mirror based gold tray £ 19.50

and then, of course, there’s the cocktails and dreams…

Showcasing those cocktail skills can be an expensive game, so why not just cover a couple of bases, by ensuring you provide one for the Giddy Grin drinker, the Rumrunner and the Champagne Charlton.

Garnish is also a winner and the more the merrier. From a slice of lemon to a row of olives. These added extra’s can ensure your guests are pretty impressed with your skills.




Oliver Bonus – Fiesta Gold and Glass Cocktail shaker £ 22.50

La Redoute – 7 Piece Bar Set £ 33.75

Oliver Bonus – Pineapple Gold Cocktail Glass – £26.00

Let’s add alcohol…

John Lewis – Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Vintage Brut Champagne £125.00

 John Lewis – The Port of Leith Distillery Lind & Lime Gin – £38.00

John Lewis – Smokehead Rum Rebel   – £ 55.00

But not everyone wants alcohol…

You can forget the slightly off taste of non-alcoholic wine, as the market has massively improved of late. So if you don’t want a drink then check out these alternatives, which are either really low or free from alcohol.

The Clean Liquor Co – Elderflower Gin – £ 25.00

Seedlip Garden 108 Non-alcoholic Spirit, 70cl – £21.99

Three Spirit Non-Alcoholic Spirit – The Livener – £25.99


For inspiration and gift idea’s

Oliver Bonus – £55

Oliver Bonus – £59.50

Oliver Bonus – £69.50

Oliver Bonus – £45

John Lewis – £45.00

M&S – £5.00

John Lewis – £170.00

John Lewis – £40.00

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