The festive season is on the doorstep and that means one thing – Christmas parties! We love a get together with family and friends but we love hosting them more. And that means sorting out the drinks cabinet ready for the planned parties and the ad hoc ‘one for the read’ parties that we are bound to have in the coming weeks.
Don’t have a drinks cabinet? Then this is why you really need to take a look at making this your must-have purchased this holiday season.
1 Great for entertaining
If you enjoy hosting parties as we do, then a fully stocked drinks cabinet will make your life so much easier when it comes to the planning and hosting of a festive get-together.
Not sure what to stock your mini-bar with? We have some great tips;
- Start small… – and that means making sure you have the basics in place including a good range of mixers, as well as the main spirits and drinks people tend to ask for.
- Simple is better than… - having all those drink bottles lined up and no idea how to mix the cocktails that people are asking for.
- Don’t forget… - the dressy bits like the glace cherries and the slices of lemon, all of which can be placed in dishes and popped in your drinks display cabinet before the party starts.
- Invest in… - a range of glasses that will be perfect for the cocktails you are about to serve as well as the G&Ts heading your guests way.
2 Fits right in
You may have visions of a drinks cabinet being a large piece of furniture without any real style or character.
Of course, if you are placing the drinks cabinet in the dining room, you will want to look great but not outshine the reclaimed wood dining table with leather dining chairs that take centre stage, and quite rightly too.
The Bahamas wooden drinks cabinet is a stunner in its own right but perfect for the traditional styled, farmhouse or even rustic-style dining room next to a rustic dining table. It may be called a ‘drinks cabinet’ but what we love about this is the fact that when the holiday season is over, you can turn it into a dining room sideboard.
3 Great in the living room
The drinks cabinet also makes the perfect addition to the living room – but if you have a stupendous hallway, it makes a great addition there too, the perfect transition point between the living room and kitchen (where all great parties happen!).
But again, if you are worried about it not being the style you want, you need to take a look at the versatility of some of our pieces.
This beautiful oak display drinks cabinet is, frankly, a sheer delight for the industrial or even the rustic living room.
Imagine this beautiful piece with chevron inlaid detailing, alongside your leather armchair and other reclaimed furniture in the living room? Adding detailing without imposing, it is one of the best examples of a drinks cabinet on the market today.
Is a drinks cabinet something you have considered for the upcoming holiday season?